Category Archives: Other bookish things

My first meme: Top 10 fictional best friends

I’ll admit it – I’m not really good with technology. I can’t turn on the TV without assistance. I’ve been known to ask four-year-old children how to use my mobile phone. Even turning on the lights poses a problem on … Continue reading

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An exchange of cross words (or, why there is no book review this week either)

I found the cat doing anagrams when I came home today. At least I assume that’s what she was doing: the scrabble tiles were scattered about her on the rug and she had a look of fierce concentration on her face. … Continue reading

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The Hideous Carbuncle and the Great Literary Detective Puzzle

The other day, for the first time in my life, I unexpectedly found myself envying women who wear the burqua. I realise that this is a rather unconventional attitude and that it’s more traditional to pity them as voiceless victims … Continue reading

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The Shame Files: The Books I Should Have Read – But Haven’t

I don’t know about you, but I believe in signs. In particular, I believe there must be some significance in the fact that over the past month, I have heard three separate people refer to a 1974 novel called Changing … Continue reading

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Black Books and Blue Heelers

I have a confession to make: despite all my effusive posts about my cat, I’m a dog person at heart. I read an article a few years back where the author wrote about the ‘dog of their life.’ The idea … Continue reading

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