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Reading time: Globetrotting edition

So I’ve been away and having a bloody great time: and what is a bloody great time without books? A lie, that’s what. So, without further ado, here is What I Read on my Summer Holiday. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood First read this fantastic book when I was in Year 11 (age: 16) […]

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Reading Time: Deadline edition

I can get books from my workplace library on loan for six months: I think I’ve mentioned before what a glorious indulgence I find this. Ahhhh, books. Anyway, the other side to that awesome deal is that, if someone places a request for a book I’ve got on loan, I’ve got two weeks to get […]

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Reading Time: Maya Angelou edition

Reading time, friends! It’s been all Maya, all the time around here. Well, maybe not all the time, but solidly for the past twenty-four hours, in which time I inhaled three of her books: Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas The Heart of a Woman Even the Stars Look Lonesome I love Angelou’s […]

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Reading time: Winter reading edition!

Books, how I love you. Collected Poems by Amy Witting Holy cow this book was amazing. All the elements of a glorious romance: a random grab from the library shelves (cute cover, y’know?) and then immediate, irreversible intoxication with the poetry. I don’t know how to praise it without sounding gushy, but everything about these […]

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Reading Time: Stiff Back edition

Howdy scholars! I’ve hurt my back (to complement my hurt leg: I am, if nothing else, holistic in my approach to injury) and as such have had a bit of toes-up time. Actually, knees up, over a pillow, with feet on the mattress, but if you say “knees up time” people get the wrong idea. […]

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booOOooOOooks

It’s reading time! I’ve been on a bit of a one-author kick lately, and that author is Christopher Moore. The books are a hoot: they’re quick, funny and clever. The characters are flawed but good everyperson characters, which hits a nice balance between individualised and identifiable. They’re pretty short and easy to read and a […]

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Reading Time: holiday edition

I spent a very happy couple of hours pondering what books to take to NZ with me. I knew I wanted something challenging, but not off-putting. Last time we went to NZ I fell deeply in love with Virgina Woolf, from the moment I started reading The Waves (I was sitting on the front porch […]

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Reading time: clever clogs edition

In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification – by Victoria L. Pitts Man, I’d forgotten how much I dig sociology. I haven’t read much since my Masters and that shit is rockin. In the Flesh is Professor Pitt’s exploration of some of the motivations and socio-cultural meanings behind body modifications. With a bit […]

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Reading time: Murders and profanity edition

Perfume: The story of a murderer by Patrick Süskind Another book to add to my expanding collection of “then, no; now, yes” books. I started Perfume a few times over about five years, and each time found it squicky and creepy. I grabbed it when M and I had to rush to Adelaide a couple […]

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Reading time: sex, death and money edition

This edition of reading time comes with a PG rating due to adult content. Holy crap [PG rating is also due to language use] there are some great books out there: here’s three of them. Histories of Sexuality: Antiquity to Sexual Revolution by Stephen Garton A random find and thank you Google books! I came […]

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