REVIEW: The Clasp by Sloane Crosley

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DSC_1057For the briefest moments, his greatest fear in life was that a butterfly would get caught in the spokes of his bike.”

Sloane Crosley, The Clasp, (2015)

There are a lot of different themes at play in Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp, but I think for me the most compelling was the idea of letting go of the things that are holding you back, especially if they are things you want badly.

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READING PLACES: Ziferblat

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At Ziferblat time is literally money but nothing else is. I’ve wanted an excuse to slip in for a while and today it seemed like the perfect place to unwind after an interview this morning. Ziferblat home is Liverpool’s Albert Docks, a port in the storm for gallery visitors, tourists, shoppers or someone simply looking for a good place to curl up with a book.

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BOOKISH FINDS

DSC_1077DSC_1063I have a terrible habit of going into supermarkets to buy mundane items and coming out with things that I hadn’t intended on buying. This is a big issue in Asda, because they have a deal on their books and quite a few of them are surprisingly good. On this occassion I went to buy a fineliner and some fruit and came out with:

  1. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  2. In a Dark Dark wood by Ruth Ware
  3. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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