Category Archives: motivate

Ode to Bookmarks: the new endengered species?

I love my e-reader. It’s light; it’s powerful; it holds oh so many wonderful reads in one stylish rectangle of intelligent plastic. But I have a confession to make. Each night I feel daggers of pain shoot through my mercenary … Continue reading

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“I don’t mind!” – “Oh yes you do!”

A tribute to MFK Fisher My tween age son has the habit of answering “I don’t mind” to most parental questions. So do his friends. We recently had one over for a spot of lunch. I asked him if he … Continue reading

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Can a book make you think: Who needs a writing course when you’ve got a cat? A lesson from Bulgakov – Installment 9 of the ‘Can a book make you…?’ mini series

Remember Behemot? The big, black cat in The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov? I do, even though I read the book as a teenager and a good few years have passed, how many I will not reveal, because real ladies … Continue reading

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Can a fiction book make you hot? I wish…Instalment 8 of the Can a fiction book make you…mini series

It’s cold in England. Real cold. We are into day 3 of a snow blizzard and temperatures hardly creep up +2 degrees in this town of ours. My precious and valued followers may recall an early installment of this mini … Continue reading

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Can a fiction book make you dress up? Instalment 3 of the “Can a fiction book make you…” mini series

Can a fiction book make you want to dress up? Reading doesn’t require any self polishing and scrubbing up. In fact, the experience of reading can even be improved by slouching on your sofa in your cosiest and scruffiest clothes, ancient items which your … Continue reading

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