The Book Exchange

I’ve achieved some rather major literary goals this year, and last night I celebrated with two lovely women. There’s me in the middle. (Those holes in my top are a design feature, not a result of drunken undressing in the dark. I wish.) On the right is Joanna, and to the left is Sara: the […]

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How to Avoid Huge Ships

I want to share with you a marvellous book I was gifted earlier this year. I’m the first to admit I am a little anally retentive. That’s one of the reasons being a proofreader is the perfect profession for me – I love finding mistakes and correcting them. (Friends and acquaintances reading this: you may now scrape […]

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Originally posted on Joanna and Sara read books:
Hi, Patricia. – Hi! Lucky you. You’re our guest reviewer! – Yay! (laughing, while eating her tenth piece of apple scroll) I know you love this book and you’ve been itching to review it since you learnt that Joanna and I review books. – Where is Joanna?…

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Great new blog for book lovers

My dear friend Sara has just started a new blog, and it’s going to be fantastic. She and her dear friend, Joanna (whom I like very much but don’t know very well), interview each other about books they’ve been reading, then transcribe the interviews. What a fabulous idea! And why didn’t I think of it? […]

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Stephen King’s “On Writing”

I’ve recently finished Stephen King’s On Writing. I loved it. I originally downloaded it on my Kindle, but after finishing it I immediately ordered it online so I could have a hard copy to scribble over and highlight. I would like to share a few of those highlights with you. Firstly, a reality check: When […]

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The Luminaries: Art or Heart?

*Don’t worry, this review contains no spoilers. Yes, I have actually read it. I ploughed my way through during a  two-week break at the beach over Christmas / New Year. For those of you who have been leading a hermit-like existence recently (and the hermit reference, as those of you who have read the book will know, […]

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