Gimbling in the Wabe – Giving Us the Stars

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I think it’s fairly obvious that I love reading.  More often than not, I read books  that have me delighting in the quality of the writing or the cleverness of the story.   But sometimes I come across a passage that truly stands out, where I stop and say to myself, “Whoa”. Such a wonderful moment [….]

LitStack Rec: Far from the Madding Crowd & Caliban’s War

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Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy Hardy’s novel of romantic entanglements and farming rural life, set in fictional nineteenth-century county Wessex is the perfect book for a summer read. This tale of Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak, first published in 1874, takes its time, and let’s the reader settle into time and place. [….]