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Review: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)

Non-fiction isn't really my thing, if that makes sense. It's not that the non-fiction works that I have read weren't enjoyable. Simply that my first instinct is to pick up a novel. So when a friend bought 'Outliers' for me, I was initially unsure. The subtitle, 'The Story of Success', initially brought to mind those… Continue reading Review: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)

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Currently reading

I'm currently reading 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell and it's so good. It was recommended by a friend and I was unsure at first (I don't venture into non-fiction often) but Gladwell is such a great writer and the concept is fascinating. It's essentially exploring the different circumstances that might benefit (or hinder) an individual's success,… Continue reading Currently reading

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Books for Change: Days 6-8

​Day 6: Favourite First Line  "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." - Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier This is my favourite book of all time* and du Maurier created a fantastic opening for it. It has everything: the intrigue, the suspense, an almost mystical atmosphere. Who's the speaker? Where/what is Manderley? Why… Continue reading Books for Change: Days 6-8

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Books for Change: Days 1-5

I've decided to take part in the social media campaign #booksforchange run by @viragopress because I think it's a great way to celebrate the creativity of outstanding women. I've been updating my Instagram account and thought I'd catch up on here too (not sure why I didn't think of this before). This is going to… Continue reading Books for Change: Days 1-5

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Musings: March

Honestly, how is it March already? This year needs to slow down! So many books to be read and the days just seem to melt away. This month is a really busy one for me so I'm hoping I get chance to read. I want to finish 'The Essex Serpent', and get through The Glorious… Continue reading Musings: March