Heidi Polk

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“bibliobibuli” – There are people who read too much, bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing. (H.L. Mencken’s “Notebook 71,” 1956) A word after a word after a word is power. (Margaret Atwood) Book lovers are engaged with writers in a private communion that occurs in some vaporous cenacle of the mind. (Joe Queenan) Who what am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’ve gone which would not have happened if I had not come. Nor am I particularly exceptional in this matter; each ‘I’, every one of the now-six-hundred-million-plus of us, contains a similar multitude. I repeat for the last time: to understand me, you’ll have to swallow a world. (Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie)

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    One Day
    Heidi Polk reviewed One Day, Intriguing and fairly realistic glimpse of two lives over twenty years , and won+10
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    One Day
    Heidi Polk gave One Day 3 stars and won+5
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    One Day
    Heidi Polk added "One Day" by David Nicholls and bagged+3
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    Innocents Abroad (Signet Classics)
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    Air Babylon
    Heidi Polk reviewed Air Babylon, Chock-full of entertaining anecdotes , and gained+10
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    Air Babylon
    Heidi Polk gave Air Babylon 3 stars and earned+5
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    From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
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    Amanda Leduc
    Heidi Polk posted a message to Amanda Leduc Hi Amanda! How lovely to hear from you! Hope you are enjoying life in Canada and that you will...Hi Amanda! How lovely to hear from you! Hope you are enjoying life in Canada and that you will be able to return to the UK in future :) You are absolutely welcome to use the review for Instructions in any venue! :) I'm happy if it can be of use and encourage more people to read your awesome book! I currently don't have an active Goodreads account, but if I can post it online, I definitely will and I'm happy for it to be posted on a dozen sites or more. Take care! *Heidi* (more) and bagged+3
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    Heidi Polk
    Amanda Leduc posted a message to Heidi Polk Hi Heidi! I'm hoping very much that this finds you well, and enjoying life in London. (I had ...Hi Heidi! I'm hoping very much that this finds you well, and enjoying life in London. (I had to move back to Canada last year, and every day it seems I miss the UK more and more ...) I was wondering if you might be able to do me a small favour. I am in the process of setting "Instructions" up as an e-book (just waiting for it to get vetted and approved by the Smashwords and the Kindle teams, respectively), and I was wondering if you would mind if I used the review that you posted for the book as a review for the book when it gets posted on the different e-book platforms. I wouldn't want you to think that I'm using your words willy-nilly, so wanted to ask permission first. Also: I've put links and an excerpt from the novel up at my Goodreads account. (See here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7019921-instructions-for-an-inexperienced-lover) Would you mind terribly copying your review of the book to the Goodreads page? If you can't do it -- I know you're fiendishly busy and all! -- that's perfectly all right. Just thought I would ask and see if you wouldn't mind spreading your wonderful review glow a little further. :) Thanks so much -- hope you're enjoying that lovely weather I've heard London's been having! Amanda xo leduc.amanda@gmail.com (feel free to email if that suits you better) (more) and received+3
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    Find me at: www.completelynovel.com/heidipolk

    Interests reading, writing, museums, travel, jim henson, history, mythology, politics, language, astronomy, films, religions, philosophy, the vikings, the celts, tim burton, the victorians, anime, post-colonial literature, science fiction, human rights, international media, lively debates, the middle east, and Steampunk

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