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Opening Lines: The First 3 Paragraphs of The Chimes by Anna Smaill

I’ve been standing here forever. My arms and legs and head and even my bones are heavy with sleep. Clothes heavy with the rain that won’t stop falling. Shoes heavy with mud. My roughcloth bag is slung over my shoulder … Continue reading

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Here’s One Reason I Enjoy a Lee Child Book

I know I go on about Lee Childs and his fictional almost-super-hero character, Ramblin’ Man Jack Reacher. His plots go from implausible at best to outright ridiculous, and I don’t care. They are warm popcorn, coated in fresh melted butter, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

Philip walked almost ceremoniously along the shingle towards the bank of pebbles at the edge of the land.  The first time he came—he came many times—he was eager to reach the water edge, and only took in the human clutter … Continue reading

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