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Tomayto. Tomahrto.

My mum is a Brit but I mostly grew up in the States. She says ‘tomahrto’. I say ‘tomayto’ unless I am visiting the UK and then I make a special effort to say it their way. Now, having also … Continue reading

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Insipid Heroines

In real life I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone truly insipid. Boring perhaps but mostly because their interests don’t mesh with mine. Or they insist on trying to grab the center of attention spotlight away from myself. Actually that … Continue reading

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Step away from the hoity toity

I’m a critical reader.I read loads of YA and MG books and some of them leave me cold. Meh. (shrugs shoulders).I pretty much always read a best-seller out of curiosity and frequently I am punished for it.We used to talk … Continue reading

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Scissor-wielding Tailors and the House around the Corner

My mother swears she never read me the Struwelpeter (aka Shock-headed Peter) story about the tailor with the huge pair of scissors who leapt in through the window and cut off your thumbs if you sucked them. I will choose … Continue reading

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Books I read (and books I won’t)

I must confess something. (Until recently) I always finish a book. Even if it’s not a very good read. Once, outraged with bad writing, weak plot, annoying characters, I hurled the book across the room. Disgusted. But half an hour … Continue reading

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