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Read, think, react

My New Year’s resolutions: – to keep a record of the books I read and re-read this year and to record my reactions to them. And to alternate reading new (to me) novels with revisiting books already on my bookshelves (or Kindle), prompted by what I’ve just read.  And one more resolution – to look for answers to questions that are connected in some way with what I have been reading.

One recurring question: will I re-read this book?

Why should we buy some books from local bookshops? The Bookshop Penelope Fitzgerald

If I’m talking about books with messages in this post, then the message I read in The Bookshop is that for a book shop to fail it is only necessary for local readers to do nothing. So I’m going out to Steyning Bookshop where I’m usually tempted to spend more than I planned, but always come out with more than I bargained for. Continue reading


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