Adventures, Books

The Lake House – Kate Morton

A person never forgets the landscape of their childhood.

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Books, Recommendations

The Double Shadow – Sally Gardner

“You’re going to think me crazy. I want to make a memory machine. I believe it’s possible. Everyone is capable of time travel for a minute or so by running up and down the scales of their memories. But what if you could capture those memories like a film? Then they could be played again in the four dimensions of space.”
“I see what you’re driving at. A place where time wouldn’t have the same hold over us.”

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What I’m really thinking: the childless friend – a response to a trash article

I read an article on the Guardian website which has made me absolutely furious.  I can’t stop thinking about it, even though it’s been a few weeks.  I wasn’t surprised to be so angry, I expected it, but I also expected that anger to pass.  It hasn’t.  The article, What I’m really thinking: the childless friend, is all about how annoying it is to hear about a friend’s problems as a parent.  I’m not going to link to it, because I think it’s trash, but it’s not hard to find. Continue reading “What I’m really thinking: the childless friend – a response to a trash article”

Adventures, Books, Recommendations

Raymie Nightingale – Kate DiCamillo

“I’ve got a question for you,” she said. “Have you ever in your life come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on you?”

Raymie didn’t even have to think about the answer to this question. “Yes,” she said.

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