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Oddly specific book recommendations #1: Shoeburyness

According to the Meaning of Liff, ‘Shoeburyness’ is: the vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat that is still warm from somebody else’s bottom I think what you need in that situation is either an extremely immersive … Continue reading

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10 best books of 2014

These are the 10 books that I loved the most in 2014; the ones that made me feel things, think things, and that I’m most likely to thrust into the hands of random passers by. They weren’t necessarily published in … Continue reading

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Where to start with graphic novels

I’ve only been reading graphic novels for a couple of years. Before, it was partly that I didn’t ‘get’ them as I thought it was all superhero-type comics, but also that it’s hard to know where to start. Like any … Continue reading

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January Reads 2014

As I talked about in this post, I’m going to start doing monthly wrap-ups of what I’m reading as a way of finding out where I might have accidental book-choice biases (and just to see if keeping track of my … Continue reading

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The Gigantic Beard that was Evil by Stephen Collins

This is a beautiful graphic novel that’s a Roald Dahl-esque fairy tale. On the island of Here, everything is perfectly ordered. The people are well-groomed, as are the trees, and even the island itself is a perfect oval. But beyond … Continue reading

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