Tag Archives: British Literature

Facing War Trauma in Edinburgh

For one the challenges in a Goodreads book group, I finally got started on the Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker. The books in the series are on the 1001 list, have received awards and huge critical acclaim, but I was … Continue reading

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February Plans

Since I’m currently about four commute days away from finishing my next chunkster (The Girl Who Played with Fire), I’m not going to have reviews to post for a bit. I decided to share with you the results of my … Continue reading

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Mystery and Gold in New Zealand

A quick apology: my reviews are probably going to be very short this semester. I’m ridiculously busy, so this is a place I am going to cut back a bit. You will still get a feel for what I think … Continue reading

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The Last Reads of 2013: Sierra Leone, Canada, Maine, Venezuela, Morocco (and Illinois and London)

I have decided to close out 2013 at this point, rather than read like a fiend to the end. For one thing it’s my anniversary, and holing up with books til midnight seems a little antisocial. Also, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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Can’t Leave India

It was wonderful to realize that I could get two novels about India into this year by counting Midnight’s Children for Pakistan instead. I’m really glad to have done it, since I got to visit the same time period, but … Continue reading

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Back in London Because I Couldn’t Help Myself

Hilary Mantel is amazing. Here is my evidence. I didn’t even really want to read Wolf Hall until I was reading it. Then I LOVED it. Then I downloaded Bring up the Bodies as soon as I sanely could, to … Continue reading

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A Side Trip to England

I’ve been reading some side books for a little challenge around Valentine’s Day in a group on Goodreads. I used it to clear a couple books from my To Be Read piles on audio and Kindle. This was an early … Continue reading

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