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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

May 23, 2020

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November 14, 2016

When I don’t have my nose buried in a book, I pay the bills by teaching. I find books about teacher-student relationships particularly disturbing. Nevertheless, I was hooked by the opening lines of this novel by Caroline Leavitt, whose other bestsellers, Pictures of Yo...

June 11, 2016

One of the criteria by which I judge my enjoyment of a book is the degree to which I am immersed in it. When the awareness of the words on the page falls away and I’m sucked into the world of the book, the thoughts of the characters, and forget that I’m reading – that...

May 7, 2016

I don’t often listen to audiobooks – mostly because I tend to doze off, and then I lose my place. Or I get distracted and stop listening for a moment, and lose my place. Well, some books are just meant to be heard rather than read, and The Magic Strings of Frankie Pres...

March 20, 2016

It takes a very good writer to make a subject that seems dry and technical come to life as vividly and with as much imagery as a William Wordsworth poem. That’s what Virginia Reeves has done in this spectacular book: she has taken electrical engineering and imbued it w...

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