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Reading about storytelling

Reading about storytelling

Dæmon Voices by Philip Pullman  I love, love, love Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and his latest first book in the new Book of Dust series, but I have sometimes found sometimes when I’ve heard Philip talk in interviews for him to be a bit…

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The enchantment of words

The enchantment of words

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris This a spell book of words. It is a book that you have to curl up in the armchair and pour over. It is a book that you can’t just just read, but touch and…

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Magical Realism at its quietest best

Magical Realism at its quietest best

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  From its opening lines, “The circus arrives without warning […] Opens at Nightfall / Closes at Dawn”, this book and the story within it is an enticing prospect. Circuses are magical places in any normal world. Like…

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#thenightcircus???? by @erinmorgenstern is what I call a quiet novel, but there is some imagery in it that just absolutely delights… “Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon of dark black ink.” #books???? #amreading

#thenightcircus???? by @erinmorgenstern is what I call a quiet novel, but there is some imagery in it that just absolutely delights… “Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon…

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Conclusion of a Quartet of Feline Tails

Conclusion of a Quartet of Feline Tails

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind by Tom Cox  You can’t read this book, the fourth in the quartet of Tom Cox ‘catoirs’, without feeling a poignant weight of sadness that it is nearing the end for The Bear aka @mySADcat who…

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