Lionel Asbo: State of England – Martin Amis

I have a strange feeling I already wrote a review of this book, but I cannot find it anywhere. I write some reviews by hand first, but it's not in any of my notebooks. It's not in WordPress and I don't have it saved as word doc anywhere. Still, in my mind, I feel like …

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The Trouble with Mirrors – Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins

I think that was the last one in the series that I owned. Apparently number four, but I didn't read them in order anyway, they're very loosely connected. Some characters repeat, but they always get reintroduced. I'll borrow the synopsis from Goodreads, as it gives a good summary of the plot. Alix London, the art …

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Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures – Stephen Fry

I read various pieces of advice on what to read or not read during the lockdown. I actually gave a few myself (happy, depressing, wise, grieving, the long ones and moving). One advice I didn't take seriously at the beginning was that to read 'books that you know, genres that are comfortable, nothing too challenging'. …

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Mysteries of the Mall and Other Essays – Witold Rybczynski – Quotes

So I didn't expect to come upon a new kind of place, that is, a place that demanded unknown rules of behavior, not twenty miles from my house, and certainly not in a shopping mall. This encounter happened in the 1970s. - regarding food courts The title of this collection [A Sense of Place, A Sense …

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