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Night Waking by Sarah Moss
Night Waking by Sarah Moss
This book is a description of its time, location, class relations through time, and the arcane world of academic politics, though it is more obviously a book about the struggle many mothers of young children experience while trying to hold a sense of themselves in the face of exhaustion and the conflicting needs of two developing, distinct, and very strong personalities.
Anna is a historian and, while she is an Oxford fellow, seems to regard herself as punching above her weight among her upper class, and very judgmental, cohorts. Her husband, an ornithologist, fits more easily into this milieu, something she finds herself resenting. Their retreat to his family’s property on a remote… Read more
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If you take it as derivative fantasy, it's not bad; if you take it as a bildungsroman it's brilliant. Unfortunately most readers who have not been to an obscure liberal arts college might not see the humour.
Bissell Little Green Multi-Purpose Compact Earth-F&hellip by Bissell
I featured it in a Facebook post. If you live in a rented house covered in beige high pile carpeting and have a cat with digestive issues, this is the machine for you. It's also quite good on tracked in dirt. I wish I had bought one years ago. As mentioned elsewhere, it doesn't like large quantities of hair, so bear this in mind and vacuum first.
Some people object to the price of the cleaner. I get around that by mixing it to strength as per directions and then spot treating the carpet with the cleaner and a brush. I then use very hot water in the machine. Any leftover water can then be dumped guilt free.

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