Annus Mirabilis

I was thinking the other day about how some (mostly younger than I) people seem to find it really easy to share things about their lives online, and about how sometimes our professional lives prevent us from having open accounts on social media. It reminded me of Philip Larkin's 'Annus Mirabilis', which I studied at... Continue Reading →

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Book thoughts: Lost for words

'Lost For Words' by Stephanie Butland was recommended to me by a friend when I asked for recommendations of books about bookshops, after I finished reading 'The Diary of a Bookseller'. I at first saw it as a nice cosy read, but it actually turned out to be much more than that. If this had... Continue Reading →

Nevermoor: The trials of Morrigan Crow

The UK paperback cover of Nevermoor: The trials of Morrigan Crow "The Journalists arrived before the coffin did"What a first line! I heard lots of hype about this book on booktube (notably from MercysMusings and Laurenandthebooks), and in particular I was drawn in to read it at this time of year because I heard that... Continue Reading →

The diary of a bookseller

I was given a paperback copy of 'The Diary of a bookseller' as a Christmas present from my Dad. We celebrated Christmas with him early this year, as my siblings and I are going to be away with our various partners for the holiday. I'd confided in him a couple of weeks earlier that I... Continue Reading →

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