The best thing about this book is that it is succinct, engaging and easy to read, not dry or heavy at all.
Some chapters were easier to read than others, but overall this was a rather heavy read.
Note added 28/11/2020: Yes, I did believe this at one point in my life. I was going through a lot in my life (which I have no intention of posting here, so don’t bother asking) and I was in a very dark place. It was a very brief interlude in my life of maybe a few years where I hated everyone and everything, myself most of all. I didn’t believe this before that time, and I don’t believe it now. However, I am not going to delete this post as I believe in owning my mistakes as well as my successes.
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I really love this chant from the maypole scene in Wicker Man.
This joke has been floating about for a while now, but it’s one of my favourites, so I thought I’d share.