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Are Money and Comfort Necessary for the Writing Process?

An Essay based on A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf  I first met Virginia Woolf at Mrs Dalloway’s party. She was a stranger – an aloof, sharp, beautiful woman with whom I didn’t feel an immediate connection. Relationships with books and authors are the same as relationships with people. With some, it’s an instant connection, recognition of […]

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The Paperbook Deprivation Syndrome (PDS)

I’m in Ecuador, and my beloved books are in cardboard boxes, taped and sealed, in a cold and dark storage unit in England. I came here with only a kindle – and a few hundred books. I do have access to paper books, since I am volunteering at a library, but most of the books […]

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Kaizen Reading Challenge – Where to Start?

I’m reading my last pre-challenge book, waiting to finish it, so that I can embark officially upon this exciting book voyage. All the while, in the back of my head, there is the question – where to start? Which book should be the first book? Should I just pick something at random, or should there […]

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