*43* 48 years of books (1974)

If Beale Street Could talk (by James Baldwin) yes I’m still plowing along with my challenge, although to be fair I’ve been slightly sidetracked by all the other reading I have to do/want to do… Why did nobody ever told me about James Baldwin before?? I really dislike movie cover tie-ins for books. REALLY DISLIKE […]

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*37* Eve of Man

You know how sometimes you need comfort food? The cheese on toast after days of healthy salads and balanced meals… the chocolate cake after days of fruit salad… That’s how my brain felt. I’ve been feeding it so many gorgeous theories and thoughts, we’ve been training hard my brain and I and it’s been exhilarating […]

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*33* bookclub (2)

‘Transcription’ by Kate Atkinson What a disappointment. First, let me add that I loved Kate’s last two novels, ‘Life after Life’ and ‘A God in Ruin’, absolutely gorgeous, well written, innovative… etc. etc, I bought many copies as presents. So I had high hopes, so high that I had bought myself a signed hard copy […]

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*30* In search of lost books

In search of Lost books by Giorgio Van Straten. Just to clarify, I have read this book in Italian, but you can find the English version in any bookshop (or here.) I needed a break from heavy course books that, although enjoyable and fascinating, make my brain hurt a little and also I fancied reading […]

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*28* Becoming

Becoming by Michelle Obama What an inspiring read. I part read/part listened to this book and I’m really sad I’ve finished it. It’s an autobiography, a genre I’m not really a huge fan of, but I was intrigued and fascinated by her all through her stay at the White House and so, the hype behind […]

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*26* ‘Hello World’

This was an amazingly fascinating read. I don’t usually read non-fiction books because, let’s face it, I like to read to escape reality, not to dwell more on it… but, lately, I’ve had to do some research for college and/or I’ve wanted to find out more about things because I feel I’ve been ignoring the […]

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*23* poetry Monday

For one of my College course I had to read “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine. I’m ashamed to say I had never heard of either before last week but I am now 100% convinced this is a seminal book that should be compulsory reading in all schools. It was one of those books that leaves you […]

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*22* bookclub (1)

Another day another book, because, why not… A friend and I have set up a bookclub, a small affair, it’s only 8 of us, all with grown up children to various degrees, different level of interest in books and what I find most fascinating… none of us really knows each other much. Yes, we have […]

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*19* random Tuesday

How’s your day going? I’ve just been told our house needs a new roof. It’s going that well. I’ve just been in the attic and saw mould and condensation and the reason why there’s water pouring from the bathroom ceiling. That well… It’s going so well I’ve just had to rescue baby clothes I had kept […]

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*18* 48 years of books (2006)

“Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson Strictly speaking this book was first published in 2005… but, when searching for a book from 2006, I made a rookie mistake and took note the paperback edition publishing date. I apologise. Having said that I’m sticking by this book/year because I loved it and it deserves to be […]

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