My Fiction Books of 2020

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your loved ones, even if due to circumstances known, it has to be done remotely. Weird year as it was it is finally time to sum things up and see the back of it! When the pandemic hit Europe I fell into a complete …

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Lanny – Max Porter – Quotes

Oh no I'm hopeless with visual things, she said And I remember thinking what a strange and sad thing that was to say. Hopeless, with visual things. Someone must have said something to her to make a notion like this stick. I thought of my mum. someone said to my mother once when she was …

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Books for the Lockdown – Death, Dying and Grieving

Welcome to week four, you can find links to the previous three posts at the bottom. We continue on the emotional merry-go-round. Last week focused on the wise and calming books, so this week we’re turning to darker topics. Books about death, dying and grieving. Surprisingly some of them actually offer a lot of consolation …

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Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter – Quotes

I lay back, resigned, and wished my wife wasn't dead. I wished I wasn't lying terrified in a giant bird embrace in my hallway. I wished I hadn't been obsessing about this thing just when the greatest tragedy of my life occurred. These were factual yearnings. It was bitterly wonderful. I had some clarity. But …

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