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A little tea, a little chat

I've been a compulsive reader, writer and theatre goer all my life. My book blog is here: http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/ Mostly food at the moment but also knitting is here: http://cathyingeneva.wordpress.com/

Currently reading

Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
Sheldon S. Wolin
The Temptation of Saint Anthony
Gustave Flaubert
Nebula Award Stories 3
Harlan Ellison, Gary Wright, Samuel R. Delany, Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, Roger Zelazny, J.G. Ballard, Anne McCaffrey
Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe
Helge Kragh
Gantenbein
Max Frisch
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October
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Harlan Ellison, Gary Wright, Samuel R. Delany, Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, Roger Zelazny, J.G. Ballard, Anne McCaffrey
Max Frisch
October 2013
14
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October 2013
04
reviewed: Pattern Recognition
As goodreads is Amazon, I am taking my reviews off goodreads. Nonetheless, I hope by providing links along with this ongoing ...
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
October 2013
03
reviewed: Lolita
What can I say, when Marilyn Monroe has already said it all.http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/lolita-by-v...
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
September 2013
26
reviewed: The Strange Case of Dr. Simmonds and Dr. Glas
Abse has a hard act to follow here. Doctor Glas, which I've discussed elsewhere, is a superb existential story of alienation,...
The Strange Case of Dr Simmonds & Dr Glas - Dannie Abse
September 2013
20
reviewed:
This isn’t rocket science. Poetry isn’t written to be read. It’s written to be said. There is nothing like listening to the p...
Ariel - Sylvia Plath
September 2013
08
reviewed:
18 Sept Update: some stories reading Karen's review brought to mind from my childhood....http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpr...
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference - Cordelia Fine
September 2013
06
reviewed:
Having trashed Camilla yesterday, I’m going to try to redress the balance... http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/...
Doctor Glas: A Novel - Hjalmar Soderberg
September 2013
05
reviewed:
Note that I have not put this on my 'better written than Harry P shelf'. Sometimes you think thirty million flies must be wro...
The Lost Boy (Patrik Hedström, #7) - Camilla Läckberg
finished reading:
August 2013
16
reviewed:
Looking at these two works now, one is so struck by the similarities, it is remarkable to consider their differing fates at t...
The Awakening - Kate Chopin
reviewed:
Looking at these two works now, one is so struck by the similarities, it is remarkable to consider their differing fates at t...
Strange Interlude - Eugene O'Neill
August 2013
04
reviewed:
http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/the-family-fang-by-kevin-wilson/----------------------------
The Family Fang - Kevin Wilson
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August 2013
01
reviewed: In Praise of Prejudice
One of the things I like about Dalrymple is that he knows how to rant in a succinct way...requiring a like-minded review.http...
In Praise of Prejudice - Theodore Dalrymple
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July 2013
28
reviewed:
I got two mails on goodreads from the same guy the other day. The first was a marriage proposal. The second was the friends r...
Etiquette For Dummies - Sue Fox
July 2013
18
reviewed:
http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/the-many-worlds-of-hugh-everett-iii-multiple-universes-mutual-assured-d...
The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family - Peter  Byrne
July 2013
08
reviewed: The Last Tycoon
http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/the-last-tycoon-by-f-scott-fitzgerald/
The Last Tycoon - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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July 2013
05
reviewed:
A dud if ever there was one....http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/on-chesil-beach-by-ian-mcewan/
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
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