– 135 – holiday reading

Amongst all the wedding preparations, the ridiculous and unnecessary amount of food, the heat and the sock knitting (more about that at a later stage) I did manage to get my reading mojo back and read three really good books. This first one totally floored me. Mae gets her dream job at ‘The Circle, a…

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– 127 – ‘Abide with me’, by Elizabeth Strout

After the book was published in 2006, Elizabeth Strout said this: “As a storyteller, I don’t think it’s my job to pass judgment on the people whose lives I imagine and record.” I think it totally sums up her writing.  Her amazing capacity to create characters that transcends descriptions because they’re so real and deep…

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– 72 – G is for Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon, author of ‘Outlander’ It was inevitable. Not every book can be amazing and perfect, right? And this one is not awful, I’ve come across far worse, it’s just that I really really struggled to get into the story… so much so that I’d find myself playing sudoku in bed rather than reading and…

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– 70 – F is for Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald

… this one took a while… I really enjoyed it, loved it even for like 75% of the time, (non sequitur: it took me about 43 seconds to find the % key… sigh) for the other 25% of the time I could have thrown it out of the window. On the Penguin’s website the summary…

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– 46 – E is for Eco, Umberto Eco

Have you ever read ‘The name of the rose’?  or you might have seen the movie with Sean Connery… “Stat rosa pristina nomine”… Same author.  Umberto Eco, in English the title is “The mysterious Flame of Queen Loana”.  I read it Italian because well, that’s the book I had and also it’s good to keep…

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– 40 – family history/family mystery

This is how you end up losing a whole day … First you need to have a few books to put into your bookcase and because they’re in colour order this always require a little bit of shuffling and moving. Then you end up getting slightly distracted and start looking for books you haven’t read yet…

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– 32 – D is for Dunmore, Helen Dunmore

Another kindle book because we were going skiing and didn’t want to take with me my vintage Penguins (don’t you love those old orange covers?) of Monica Dickens… I had read ‘Zennor in Darkness’ a few years back and remember I had enjoyed her writing voice very much, so I was pretty sure I’d enjoy…

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