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The Common Reader

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"Beware Of Words"

To Kindle or Not To Kindle.

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in which you meet Daisy

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Meet Daisy. You've probably met her already, actually, since I've been sticking her cute little face under the nose of every person I know since she was born in December, but never mind. She's adorable, and I love her so so much. She likes it when I cover her face in kisses and she giggles when I sing 'The Grand Old Duke Of York,' she has more hair than any other baby I ever saw before and she has the most amazing big brown eyes. I am so so proud to be able to say that I'm her Auntie. (She also makes me incredibly broody, but that's a whole other story!)
This is her last night, having a little snooze whilst we were all out for a meal for Ian's Mum's birthday. Mmmm. Pork in apple gravy, yes please.

I also had a lovely chat with my nephew, I bought him Dahl's 'The Twit's' for his birthday back in February and he's just finished it so we spent a happy ten minutes talking about the horrible Mr & Mrs Twit and Mugglewump and the Dr…

in which i wonder if i should snap some spines

I've been asking myself this weekend whether I need to relax. I'm a tightly wound coil, ready to spring at any given moment, a failing that I am well aware of. Ian says I am, at times, one of the most tense people he knows. This makes me sad - I don't want to be tense, but I find it so hard to switch off. Perhaps I'll take up yoga, but that's another story for another day. My point today is that I wonder if my inability to relax has spread itself to my books. They have to be shelved in alphabetical order; I have a pile at work that I can't take home because I don't have space on my bookshelves to put them and having them in the 'wrong' place makes me uneasy. I never fold over the corner of a page to use it as a bookmark. & I try my hardest not to snap the spines of my books. Sometimes this bothers me so much that I barely open the book to read it. I'd much rather tip the book from side to side than snap the spine and open it fully. Sometime…