Top Ten Tuesday – Friendship

  Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish and this week the theme is friendship. Once I’d written my list, I quickly realised that I haven’t exactly chosen books about friendships, rather I have chosen books which contain striking friendships. So, rather than do it all…

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No 722 Threats by Amelia Gray

In Northern Ireland we have a word – thran. Thran is used to describe someone who is stubborn or awkward, a person who intentionally makes things difficult for others. As we would say here, Amelia Gray is a thran one alright.   If you are after plot, this book is not for you. Don’t get…

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Too many books?

Strategic Consumption is a great blog exploring how we consume and how we can do so in a more meaningful way. My own 746books challenge came about due to issues of time and space but also as a way to question the manner in which I was absent-mindedly purchasing book after book, more than I…

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No 724 Quietly by Owen McCafferty

In January of this year, an event was held in a community centre in East Belfast called Listening to Your Enemies. The Brighton bomber Patrick Magee was appearing in conversation with Jo Berry, who lost her father in that atrocity as part of the Forgiveness Project. Rioting broke out over several nights in protest at…

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