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11-JAN-2010

There's nothing quite like the excitement of starting a new book, especially one by a favourite
author. If there's one benefit from the winter, it's the excuse it gives us to sit in front of the
fire, curled up with a good book.
Colum McCann is one of my favourite authors. I was blown away by his poetic style of writing
since reading his first book 'Fishing The Sloe-Black River'. I also loved 'Songdogs'. 'This Side of Brightness'
and 'Everything In This Country Must' - lyrical accounts of the human condition. I was admittedly disappointed by
his last two books 'Dancer' and 'Zoli' but his latest, 'Let The Great World Spin', has received excellent reviews and
won the 2009 National Book Award in the United States.
So when I've finished my chores this evening I am going to sit down and start reading 'one of the greatest-ever
novels about New York.'

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pkocinski12-Jan-2010 14:29
Really nice composition on this image.
Neal Nye12-Jan-2010 12:23
In my opinion, much more pleasant than looking at a Kindle. Beautiful shot of the beginning of the book.
David Clunas11-Jan-2010 22:27
nice comp, like the softness of the fold vs the crispness of the type
Colin Storey11-Jan-2010 22:08
Very nice focus, enjoy yopur book. v
Blandine Mangin11-Jan-2010 22:06
very nice compo ! v
Johnny JAG11-Jan-2010 22:02
Looks like a page turner.
Stephanie11-Jan-2010 21:56
I really like this B&W image Mairead. Your compo lends excitement here. V.
Stewart Mitchell11-Jan-2010 21:51
I like the space you have given above the print in composing this...it looks like the start of something good!
Máire Uí Mhaicín11-Jan-2010 21:50
Enjoy,enjoy!
Betty Vlasiu11-Jan-2010 21:36
Lovely shot. v
Ray :)11-Jan-2010 21:13
Love this composition Mairead.
My eyes went a bit funny reading your caption - thought one title was snogdogs ;-)
Ann...11-Jan-2010 20:56
The author is new to me so i will be looking out for his work. I love the image - beautiful focusing.
Peter Sussex11-Jan-2010 20:54
Joyful reading Mairead! Do like this simple and moody shot.
Patricia Kay11-Jan-2010 20:36
Love to start a new book by an author i like Mairead....I have only read Dancer and i di enjoy it so will look out for the other titles....Just curl up and enjoy!!!! BV
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