The Invisible Cloak of Whiteness

Why do I read? There is a quote by writer, Laura Miller, that “buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.” Nothing could be truer for me. I am currently reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. When I read Murakami, I feel like I am entering a […]

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Amy Chaplin Celebrates the Art of Eating Well with her latest book

My Facebook feed is no stranger to the plethora of memes aimed at fluffing the feathers of vegans and vegetarians. So far, only one has gotten a chuckle out of me. With a couple of dinosaurs grilling meat on an open flame, the brunt of the joke is the herbivore who brings the hummus to […]

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The Beauty of Children’s Books

Given that yesterday was not only Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday, but also International Children’s Book Day, I thought I might write something on this wonderful wealth of literature. I realise my post is a tad late, but I hope you’ll forgive me this. As far as I’m concerned, every day should be International Children’s Book Day! […]

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