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A While in the Woods

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Not a Book Review – To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

"Alaska, 1885. Colonel Allen Forrester receives the commission of a lifetime when he is charged to navigate Alaska's hitherto impassable Wolverine River, with only a small group of men. The Wolverine is the key to opening up Alaska and its... Continue Reading →

We are all lonely little readers at heart.

I'm reading Roald Dahl's Matilda to my sons at the moment, and it's the first time I've looked at it since I was a child myself. The book is, at its basic level, about loneliness. It's also about books. 'From... Continue Reading →

Not a Book Review – Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

I loved this book. So. Hard. Mr. Abercrombie is a wonderful writer - dark and witty - and I adore his flawed yet endearing characters, his grittiness, and his attention to detail. He also wields a verb like no one's... Continue Reading →

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