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Top Ten Tuesday: Books In My Future Library

Today’s topic is ‘Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library’. My personal library is just at the moment suffering from lack of space (think double stacked and still meandering onto the ‘floor shelf’) and I’m using the local library or my audible subscription where at all possible. So I’m reinterpreting this prompt as books I’ve borrowed but which one day I would love to own.

June Wrap Up

This wrap up (and indeed my most recent reading) has been rudely delayed by an unwelcome house-guest in the form of Covid, but since he has now pretty much departed – leaving […]

First Lines Friday #3

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted byย Wandering Words. Today’s book was a gift to me that I’m very much looking forward to reading.

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Sitting for the first time alone,  having bid goodbye to your weeping mother  at the cusp of college term,  dusk lifts your dandelion hair against the orange stone,  and you are caught […]

In Memory

There was no single moment of goodbye Just a tapdance of last times Each blissfully, beautifully unaware That they were the last of their kind. I did not want you to end […]

The Songs Remain

Communications are getting Scrambled. Once knew three languages, complete with traditional songs. Transcribed politics with my typewriter, Romanced my love with the same, Poems tapped on round, chapped keys – The rubbed […]

The River’s Lament

How can I convince you, Iโ€™m a river not a sewer?! I wasn’t always caged in Victorian walls, raging in the dark of an underground vein, sunlight dust-diluted, broken by gratings. My […]

The Magic Mooring

Geshel tied the mooring ropes tight and sat cradling his tea. This mooring had never been free before. It was popular. A comfortable dayโ€™s journey from Cabrin, only a few hours from Bow market, […]


Sunshine cracks through the canopy. Mushrooms, like white blood cells, tranquilise time. There is no ending of things. When the light goes, only badgers and deer will know we are here.  In […]

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