The Book Lovers' Sanctuary: Welcome

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My name is Michael and I love reading and language and literature in all its forms! Especially the playful, the sinister, the unsettling. My favourite adjectives are “lyrical”, “unheimlich” and “sensual”.

I began this blog in 2012 and had no idea what I was doing with it save that I love reading and books and wanted a space in which to share my thoughts and reviews.

Since then, I have accumulated a range of other forms of posts and the blog is starting to feel a little cluttered so I’m experimenting with a new streamlined approach – so please bear with me if it doesn’t quite work!

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