a fresh start & a new idea

New Year’s Eve. The ultimate fresh start, and a time for reflection and hope. I’ve taken some time over the past few days to dream and to plan. In the year ahead, I’m going to take a little time and pay more attention to this slightly neglected blog of mine. I’m starting with an idea that’s been

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the year in books :: August 2016

For August, The Year in Books is taking a brief hiatus. It’s been a busy few months for me, and several of my most recent reads remain unfinished (or, in the case of Villette, yet to be started!). Later in the month we’ll be taking a trip to a wifi-free, TV-less cottage in France. I have

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on the March table, 2015

I am documenting the years with monthly photographs of my kitchen table. Capturing the jumble that accumulates here, at the heart of the kitchen, is also a way to record some of the domestic stories of our family life. March brings with it the spring, and the first of the flowers from the garden. These

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