Category Archives: Reading

Delirium in democracy: the Trump reading list

I know I talked about him last time, but it’s real now. He’s here. I’ve been a bookworm for over two decades, and I chose to spend four years (literally – it cost me many thousands of pounds) poring over … Continue reading

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Not Events, Dear Boy: reading the real politics

One of the stupidest mistakes I ever made was my decision, when choosing one of five A-Levels to drop, to give up Politics. I should have dropped Latin, but I thought I wanted to study Classics at university (ha). In the … Continue reading

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Elbows and Escapism: reading on the Tube

Though a Londoner, this is my first year as that most misanthropic of creatures, a London Commuter. I don’t experience the growing dread that non-Londoner friends widely report when descending the tunnels, but my failure to be miserable on the … Continue reading

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Reading Ahead: steering the course of the advanced child

As readers likely know, I came home from university this summer for the last time. In a desperate bid to feel productive despite not being in work during those warm months, I conducted a comprehensive clear-out of my room. Along … Continue reading

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A Child’s Eyes: reading the classics

I recently read Claire Tomalin’s wonderful biography of Samuel Pepys, The Unequalled Self (2002). Tomalin, the authoritative chronicler of Britain’s greatest literary figures – Austen, Dickens, Hardy – writes biography as it always should be: a gripping and moving exploration … Continue reading

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Inaugural Post

Welcome, friends, to my reading blog – ‘books blog’ isn’t quite the right term. I’m going to see where my reading takes me. A post on Mondays Are Read is just as likely to be about a film adaptation, a comparison … Continue reading

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