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At the risk of sounding horribly sycophantic, that is why your blog is always my first port of call.
I have found a lot of books via your blog which I might otherwise have missed and I have enjoyed them all.
Keep up the good work!

The Reading Ape

"Delight" is such a great word here. For those of us who read a lot (and write about reading) surprise and pleasure can often become a casualty of speed and volume; there is so much that it is hard to revel in the excellent work that we come across.

Michael Faulkner

Someone told me about Ron Charles's video reviews but our internet connection on the island is too slow for video, so now that you mention him I'm going to grab a broadband connection on the mainland. Broadening my horizons as ever, Cornflower..


I have found many a book through your blog, that maybe I would have overlooked somewhat.

Your posts are always interesting and even if I do not comment all the time, I do read them.


Thankyou, Liz.


You are quite right!


Daft but fun, Mike (though pretty sharp, too!).


Many thanks, Jo.


"Cultivating the capacity to be delighted" - what a wonderful sentiment and one that should be applied to one's outlook on life in general.
I appreciate how you present only books that you think are worth reading or that your readers may like. I am trying to do this with my own blog and my reading in general. There are too many unpleasant things in life already so we should at least be able to turn to books that, if not entirely for entertainment, fulfill and complete us as well.


I agree, Cristina; that sentiment has limitless possible applications.

Dark Puss

Cristina, some of us value thoughtful negative criticism of books that have not struck a chord with the reader too. I know it sits uneasily with many, including Cornflower, but I don't myself buy into the concept of only positive reviewing. Of course if you only manage to read books you like that's a different matter.

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