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Just a girl who lives on books…

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

Happy New Year!  I hope you have all been having an enjoyable and indulgent festive period; may you have been bestowed with books and grey ones for those of you still awaiting your Persephone Secret Santa gift. Santa Claus did not -sadly- bring me reinstated internet access so I am still limited at home for [...]

Books, Red Wine and Chocolate

When I’m reading I do like doing it with a cuppa and some chocolate; I have also been known to have a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other.  When I was given the opportunity to review chocolate with red wine, it was an offer I could not decline.  I [...]

Vanessa and Virginia

The Not the TV Book Group brought to my attention the novel Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers, published by Two Ravens Press, so thank you to them and to Simon of Stuck-in-a-Book who reviewed it back in 2008.  The short novel was far denser than I expected and to begin with I read it [...]

Claire's Corner

With the miscellany links that a number of bloggers indulge in weekly I have been inspired to begin my own feature, which will be called “Claire’s Corner” (I love alliteration!)  I have had this in mind for a while but I didn’t want to launch it until I had unveiled my new living space.  Like [...]

Library Loot

I really must stop requesting books from the library … but there are so many that catch my eye and it is better than buying them! In this week’s visit I collected: Bone Black by bell hooks: a memoir by the famous feminist, I’m interested in hooks’ thoughts on her growing up during racial segregation. [...]

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