Charity Book Shops… Worth Taking A Look?

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‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’, Book Review by Milly Reynolds

Book Review: In the Distance by Hernán Díaz (2/5) — Taking On a World of Words (Reblog)

I had no idea what to expect out of this book because, as usual, I didn’t read anything about it before picking it up. I liked to do that with book club books because I like being surprised. Maybe I wouldn’t have been waiting for something to happen for so long if I’d known that […]

Book Review: In the Distance by Hernán Díaz (2/5) — Taking On a World of Words

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Book Review # 206: Anxious People — The Pine-Scented Chronicles (Reblog)

Our Daily Concerns Swedish writer, Fredrik Backman’s literary career has certainly taken an upward trajectory. The phenomenal and critical success of A Man Called Ove (2013, originally published in Swedish as En man som heter Ove) has made him a household name, not just in his native Sweden but all over the world. His study […]

Book Review # 206: Anxious People — The Pine-Scented Chronicles

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‘The Warehouse’ by Rob Hart — Book Review by Milly Reynolds

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Was Shakespeare Bisexual? — Ripe Good Scholar (Reblog)

The other day I stumbled across an article with the headline “William Shakespeare was undeniably bisexual, researchers claim.” I immediately rolled my eyes at the word “undeniably.” Shakespeare was not undeniably anything. Due to limited records (which is perfectly normal for the period), doubt can be cast on almost every aspect of his existence. Basic […]

Was Shakespeare Bisexual? — Ripe Good Scholar

We may never know the full truth about Shakespeare but the works written under his name are some of the best in the English language.

September Book Haul with Milly Reynolds

*Milly Reynolds waxes lyrical about her minimal September book haul.

Book Haul, August 2020 — The Pine-Scented Chronicles (Reblog)

Subscribing to online booksellers is a bad idea. HAHA! Because I was subscribed to many of them, my book pile started growing up again just when I wanted to step on the brakes. I am guilty; I simply cannot resist the urge to buy books. In fact, in the past week, I purchased 11 more […]

Book Haul, August 2020 — The Pine-Scented Chronicles

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a very skilled assassin — Daydreaming as a profession (Reblog)

The way she’d creep up on you and just appear from behind like some cat, you’d think she was some trained assassin or something I felt her punch my shoulder and then her other hand falling on my nape and squeezing “Hey, lucky boy. You should be so damn glad you ran into me.” In the fist that hit my shoulder she held a bunch of crumpled bills and brought them before my eyes “What’s that?” I said “Our tickets to the bar down the street. And you’ve the honor to accompany me there. Drinks are on me today. But you do owe me, don’t think otherwise, okay?” “Where’d you get that money?” I asked. “Why’s it so dirty?” “I stole ’em from Ol’ Horn Nose while he was taking a shit.” “What?” Ol’ Horn Nose was the homeless guy who roamed around the block, usually begging in front of the supermarkets and pharmacies She brought the fist to her nose and smelled the bills and then shrugged “You can’t be serious,” I said. Of course I didn’t believe her but just then the old man rounds the corner and spots us and points his crooked finger at us and screams Immediately two cops round the corner and approach us with big strides but by the time they get to us there’s only me The assassin girl was gone I haven’t seen her since but she does cross my mind every now and then Especially when I pay with cash at the bar

a very skilled assassin — Daydreaming as a profession

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Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies and Joseph Gies — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions (Reblog)

Information Goodreads: Marriage and the Family in the Middle AgesSeries: NoneSource: PurchasedPublished: 1989 Official Summary Throughout history, the significance of the family—the basic social unit—has been vital. In Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages, acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies trace the development of marriage and the family from the medieval era to early […]

Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies and Joseph Gies — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions

Milly Reynolds In Her Own Words – Quirky Crime Fiction

Crime fiction is a vast subject, yet Milly’s take on it veers off along a peculiarly English and quirky route.

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