Category Archives: read

  The times they are busy. I found this sweet little kitten almost two weeks ago. She was on death’s door, weighed right at 2lbs, malnourished, dehydrated. A trip to the vet for fluids and some syringe feeding and now, she’s finally beginning to eat on her own. She loves being with us, around us, […]

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  “Happiness was different in childhood. It was so much then a matter simply of accumulation, of taking things – new experiences, new emotions – and applying them like so many polished tiles to what would someday be the marvellously finished pavilion of the self.” —John Banville, The Sea   I finished reading The Sea […]

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  I started reading She Rises yesterday (or maybe day before yesterday) and it was work. I can’t remember how this book initially popped onto my radar but apparently it did (I’m guessing it had a lot to do with the cover) but frankly, it isn’t working for me. I made the executive decision to […]

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  And so with Evie, as she stood talking to the cook. Thought she could take up her mother’s work inside the house, just as the men could take it up without, she felt that something unique had fallen out of her life. Their grief, though less poignant than their father’s, grew from deeper roots, […]

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  This was the scene late yesterday afternoon. I’d been reading too long, so the Red Bean gave me a gentle nudge by beginning to set the table around me. I love evenfall; it’s one of my favorite words, it’s easily my favorite time of day. And sitting at my dining room table looking out […]

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