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Announcing The Brothers Karamazov Readalong #Karamazovreadalong

“Love is such a priceless treasure that you can purchase the whole world with it, and redeem not only your own but other people’s sins too. Go now, and have no fear.” Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Karamazov Brothers* (tr Avsey) In these days of soundbites and short social media posts, the thought of reading a weighty… More

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The #KaramazovReadalong – Nearly Time To Get Reading!

“Everything is like an ocean, everything flows and intermingles, you have only to touch it in one place and it will reverberate in another part of the world.”  ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Karamazov Brothers (tr Avsey) When I launched the #KaramazovReadlong a few weeks ago with my dear friends Becky and Elisabeth, the start date of 27… More

The Karamazov Readalong

Following the announcement of the #KaramazovReadlong, starting on 27 July, Elisabeth has published this wonderfully insightful post with plenty of information on Dostoevsky and our reading journey to come. Thank you Elisabeth! 😀 As you may have seen already, my friend Liz Humphreys from the blog Leaping Life is going to host a The Brothers… More

Six Degrees of Separation: From Eats, Shoots and Leaves to The Golden Thread

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Kate over at BooksAreMyFavouriteAndBest. She sets the starting point and participants add six more titles linked in any way they choose. This month we start with Eats, Shoots and Leaves, a great book about English grammar by Lynne Truss. I remember reading and enjoying it… More

My Thoughts On Reading Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz #quovadisreadalong

As regular readers of this blog will know, I have been participating in Nick Senger’s 2021 chapter a day readalong project. The second book in the series has been Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz and I have been reading the translation by W S Kuniczak. From the blurb: An epic saga of love, courage and… More


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