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dodgygothbint

dodgygothbint

Joined January 2020

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This is my library! Bromley House Library in Nottingham, where I have the immense pleasure to work. I also (of course) frequently borrow books. Today I returned 'Grief is the Thing with Feathers' and borrowed a 1930s book about smuggling, just because it caught my eye on the shelf! I've read some of Jefferson Farjeon's murder mysteries but not anything factual, or at least purporting to be factual! I'm interested to see what it's like...

CoffeeAndABook Welcome to Litsy 🎉👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I think you‘ll like it here!!! And wow that‘s an AMAZING place to work!! 🤩📚📚📚 2d
dodgygothbint @CoffeeAndABook Thank you! I'm enjoying Litsy so far - my 'To Read' list is getting longer by the day! 😄 I'm so lucky to work at Bromley House too; it's a lovely job! 2d
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I didn't read this as a child, but it was recommended in Lucy Mangan's brilliant 'Bookworm'. My sister sought it out, and found it absolutely charming so bought it for me too. She's right; it's delightful! Full of gleeful wordplay and endearing characters and am exciting, absurd, funny plot. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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My copies of the books for January and February's Classic Crime Club at Bromley House Library have arrived! I'd better get reading...

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A strange, poetic tale about loss and grieving. Crow (a spirit, or symbol, or personification of the bird) comes into the lives of a father and sons mourning the sudden death of their wife & mother. Crow is crude, mischievous, caring, awful, and wild but through his voice, as well as the voices of the father and the boys, the experience of grief is exposed and considered. It's raw and accurate and funny and tender and heartbreaking. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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"How many people [...] are ignorant of what they themselves contribute to beauty in their daily lives!"

I love the notion that just by being ourselves and living our lives we're adding to the beauty of the world.

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I love the writing of Chiang Yee! A Chinese national who fled the wars in his homeland in the early 1930s, his 'Silent Traveller' books give his observations of life from the viewpoint of a foreigner. His prose is gentle and witty and full of the beauty and joy of nature and people, interspersed with his poems, drawings and paintings. I find Chiang's work really relaxing and uplifting to read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐