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Haunting The Libraries

Haunting The Libraries

I haven’t been blogging very much recently largely because, in a very uncharacteristic manner, I’ve hardly been on my computer at all. I’ve retreated back to the sort of behaviours I exhibited before I discovered online communities and friends when I was thirteen — sitting around reading book after book, and hardly turning on the computer at all except when I need to look something up or send an email. Of course, I now have a smartphone which means I’m…

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Surrounded By Books

Surrounded By Books

I’m back in London for the Easter vacation (yes, already), and one thing that I can’t help but notice is how many books I have. Somehow, when I’m in Cambridge with just a couple of shelves’ worth (although those shelves got significantly fuller this term), I forget how many I actually own. And then I come home to my bedroom where practically every flat surface has become a bookshelf, despite the fact that I have a shelf of books still…

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Goodreads Says I’ve Read Books

Goodreads Says I’ve Read Books

Have any of you guys used that Facebook app where it takes things you’ve said in status updates and comments and ‘generates’ a status that you might have written? I was procrastinating earlier while working on quote-hunting for themes in The Iliad (not the most riveting revision technique), and I found myself playing with it. Half of them were non-sentences, a few were hysterical, and overall I realised I talk about my characters too much on Facebook, but one of…

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The Library In My Bag

The Library In My Bag

Every Friday, or whenever I remember to, I go to the library. Well, it’s more a case of whenever I have time, because it’s pretty hard to forget to go to the library. (Mind you, the amount of things I’ve failed to do this week would cast strong doubts on the truthfulness of that statement.) Today, I went to the library with my friend Andy, because he says he finds it difficult to spend more than five minutes in a…

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Save the Library!

Save the Library!

I love libraries. Where I live, in Bexley, the libraries are actually really nice. It’s one of the few advantages of having to live here – we have good libraries, with squidgy chairs and lots of books. It does mean that when I see other libraries, I’m rather unimpressed. However. Cuts. We all know about them, right? The government has decided that because they can’t work out how to spend out money in good ways, they’re going to not give…

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