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The Bookshop Experience

[This is text of the book reviews from episode 71.] As mentioned in previous episodes, I worked in independent bookshops for years—if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be one of my regular customers who’d ask for recommendations for yourself or for gifts this piece will give you an idea. This writing […]

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Episode 071: My History of Sexy Reading

Episode the seventy-first; wherein the Pageist has some very good news, some potentially interesting news and gives her listeners the Bookshop Experience. This episode includes 30 mini book reviews. .45 Intro and Announcements: A big thank you to my patrons! You’ve kept my head afloat and my sanity intact this year. There was one new […]

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The Pleasure’s All Mine by Julie Peakman

The opening line of Julie Peakman’s The Pleasure’s All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex is, ‘One person’s perversion is another’s normality.’ Anyone who isn’t completely straight or vanilla can get behind that, I think. What feels natural to you makes your neighbour curl their lip in disgust. Who asked for their judgmental opinion, anyway? […]

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