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A Renaissance Soul blogging on traveling, books, work, miscellany, and enjoying life.

Renaissance Soul Randomness

An eclectic mix off things that demanded my attention. Pushy little things, aren’t they?

Cafe Dog in Bayeux

dog outside a French cafe in Bayeux

After so many D-Day posts, I thought I would lighten up the mood a bit by sharing this. I took this photo a few days ago, impressed by this shaggy little dog’s patience and discipline while waiting for his or her owner who was in the cafe. I think this pup earned a pain au chocolat (my fave!). This must be a regular ritual for them because I spotted the […]

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Goodreads Shelves

I track my books on Goodreads and often read other people’s reviews after finishing a book to see how my opinions compare to others, particularly when I diverge from the majority. I came across this Goodreads user’s shelves on such an occasion and they made me laugh out loud. My shelf labels are pretty boring in comparison. Her review of the book was just as honest and entertaining as the […]

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Dialogue without quotation marks. Why?

I recently read 1 yet another book in which the author decided not to use quotation marks to indicate dialogue. This is normally a signal to me that I am not going to like the book. I’m not sure why – perhaps it’s because it indicates to me that the author is more interested in form and being “artsy” or “nonconformist” than in the story itself and clarity for the […]

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All in one glass

I enjoy a good glass of wine every now and again but I’m pretty uninformed about the whole thing, so I’ve been doing some reading and came across this lovely quote. Cheers! Sure we all swig sometimes, but what separates wine from apple juice and root beer is the possibility of going so much deeper. You can discover chemistry, agriculture, marketing, politics, history, psychology and geology, all in one glass. […]

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