– 2018/9 – 48 years of books (2017)

The first book in this year’s challenge is an Italian one.  It was a present from my oldest friend when she came to visit last year and what a lovely surprise it turned out to be. ‘Magari domani resto’, loosely translated as ‘maybe tomorrow I’ll stay’, follows a period in the life of Luce (Light)…

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– 183 – must read

The coldest morning of the year so far. Hand knitted socks, Lotta tunic in Nani Iro and big cardigan.  Scarf. Before I get started with today’s list I must tell you about the latest book I read:  ‘The Essex Serpent”. My sister in law passed it to me because she didn’t get on with it…

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– 179 –

I always hit a bit of a mental slump this time of the year.  Maybe it’s because of the heightened level of commitments, maybe it the early sunsets and long period of darkness, maybe it’s simply that there are so many ‘things’ to do that I feel slightly claustrophobic.  Is there such thing as ‘commitment…

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– 170 – just read…

First up, my friend Alexander McCall Smith. This is the first one in the long 44 Scotland Street series and it introduces all the characters and their quirkiness.  It’s a lovely lovely read.  Light hearted, entertaining, lough out loud funny in places and I’m not a laugh out loud person,  in fact I hate funny…

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– 157 – Cheltenham Literature Festival, cont.

… aka ‘the busiest week I’ve ever known… The good thing is that this is the last post about the Literature Festival, the bad thing is that it’s a long one, so I’d suggest you grab a cup of whatever float your boat and get comfortable.  (alternatively you can just switch off now, I won’t…

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– 155 – Cheltenham Literature Festival, cont.

Did I mention to you how much I love this festival?  There are so many interesting talks all the time that it’s hard to choose or not overdo it… Also,  the subjects are so vary that  they make my head spin… I wouldn’t be very good at being a specialist of any kind… I like…

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– 151 – Cheltenham Literature Festival

(Useless fact: I can’t pronounce the word ‘literature’ properly, my tongue gets totally twisted) ANYWAY… the my favourite festival of the whole year is in town and it’s brilliant as usual… If you get the chance do go… even if it’s just to have lunch at the many food trucks or grab a coffee and…

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