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Sharon Bakar

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in Leicester, The United Kingdom



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February 2008

Creative writing teacher, editor, indie publisher. Read mainly literary fiction, and love the short story especially. Also vary my reading diet with a bit of non-fiction. Am a bit of a ploddy reader, can't usually manage more than a book a week, but do try to set aside at least an hour to read each day (usually first thing in the morning).

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Average rating: 3.91 · 94 ratings · 27 reviews · 6 distinct works
Readings From Readings: New...

3.63 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2011
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Collateral Damage

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Champion Fellas

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2016
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Bitter Root Sweet Fruit

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I didn't find this an easy read and almost gave up around halfway because I was finding it so slow-moving. Glad I persevered - this is a strange book that transcends the fantasy genre, blends myth (Arthurian legend, dragons, pixies, ogres) and the hi ...more
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Enjoyable and humorous account of the author's adventures in building a garden in Costa Rica. Much I could identify with (stealing cuttings and getting caught! always being muddy! losing the gardening tools all over the garden!). I just wish the book ...more
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First heard of Temple Grandlin when I read Oliver Sacks' remarkable collection of case studies An Anthropologist on Mars and was fascinated by her - especially as she is able to articulate from the inside how it feels be be autistic. I enjoyed the fi ...more
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David Mitchell
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Jackson Galaxy
“This is what differentiates sympathy from empathy. No matter how much I care for you, it's not until I recognize me in you and you in me that the veil of gauze is lifted on the world.”
Jackson Galaxy, Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean

Stephen Jay Gould
“We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the stewards of life's continuity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to it, but here we are.”
Stephen Jay Gould, The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

Colson Whitehead
“And America, too, is a delusion, the grandest one of all. The white race believes--believes with all its heart--that it is their right to take the land. To kill Indians. Make war. Enslave their brothers. This nation shouldn't exist, if there is any justice in the world, for its foundations are murder, theft, and cruelty. Yet here we are.”
Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

Carmen Maria Machado
“Stories can sense happiness and snuff it out like a candle.”
Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties

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