January 8, 2019

Homecoming is a satisfying chick-lit novel from Cathy Kelly. It has her usual breadth of characters, including Eleanor who is mourning the loss of her husband, Megan who is hiding from the paparazzi after an ill-considered affair, Rae who is terrified of her lifelong s...

January 8, 2019

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ― Terry Pratchett, The Long Earth.

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter is a science-fiction book about multiple worlds....

January 3, 2019

People learn twenty-five percent from their teacher, twenty-five percent from listening to themselves, twenty-five percent from their friends, and twenty-five percent from time.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello.

The Witch of Portobello is Paul Coelho back...

January 3, 2019

“The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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