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The Sense of an Ending ~ Julian Barnes

When I first read Barnes’ ‘History of the World in Ten and a Half Chapters,’ I remember being captivated and slightly agitated at why this name is not as popular … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dream New Dreams by Jai Pausch

This book isn’t hard to pick if one has read ‘The Last Lecture’ and loves Randy. My expectation from the book was to know more of Randy’s last days, how … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mood: The start of the book made me happy. Graham was still a young man, a freshly published writer who was excited about the reception of his work and its … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brooklyn

Mood: Warmth and loneliness, sibling love and the loss of the head of the family, silly parties and the smell of fresh bread and cheese in a dream-like boulangerie, on … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Windy Willows

Mood: I am in the woods with a proud frog, a warm mole, a funny rat, the rivers, the grass, the jungle and its beauty and loveliness for company. I … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scott of the Antarctic

Mood: Fascinated with the life of a sailor as a young boy with a lovely mother, many siblings and a slightly negligent father. With property and fame but all that … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

L’etranger

Mood: Of course Albert Camus is a highly praised author but this is the first time I was reading him. The story starts with very strong imagery of the protagonist … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vivre Rire Aimer

A great deal of fictional characters have had a great deal of influence on me. The kind of fiction I read, the genre of ‘realism,’ is full of stories drawn … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

I very well remember the afternoon when I came across the book ‘The Road.’ The last time I read something with the same title, left me disappointed. I had a … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mood: Loved it from the start to the end and beyond and in love with Dawsey Adams, the farmer and Charles Lamb admirer. I thought much of this character. Wth … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Nying – je

Words come to me when I am ready for them. I doubt if I could have understood the great depth of this word had it come to me last year or … Continue reading

March 11, 2011 · Leave a comment