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Reading from my shelves: July

Books started: 12 Books finished: 11 Books abandoned: 1 Books kept on the shelf: 8   The summer holidays are here and as I write, I’m sitting in a cabin perched above a loch in the far north west of Scotland.  There are more birds here than people (and definitely more midges!) and the world and its troubles seems very distant. Being amidst such a dramatic and timeless landscape helps to keep everything in a healthy...

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Reading from my shelves: June

Books started: 14 Books finished: 8 Books abandoned: 2 Books kept on the shelf: 5 June. Half way through the year. It doesn’t seem possible, somehow. Life continues in a sort of semi-suspended animation; freedom is returning, but with so many restrictions that much of the freedoms don’t feel particularly like freedoms just yet. It is a marker of the smallness of my world at the moment that my highlight of the month was being able...

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Reading from my shelf: May

Books started: 14 Books finished: 9 Books abandoned: 4 Books kept on the shelf: 3 It’s been a long, sunny month, filled with lazy afternoons in the garden and leisurely evening strolls by the river in a balmy heat that has reminded me of my days in New York. Lockdown has become less strange and more just life, now; I seem to have somewhere inside myself accepted that the limits of my world have been drawn much smaller, and no longer...