Thanks everyone for suggestions, I have made more edits to the original list. I was hoping to have finished What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami before today, so I could do a review and … Continue reading
Inspired by POPSUGAR, Uborka is randomly choosing January as an excuse to set a challenge. For those too lazy to click, here’s the list: A book with more than 500 pages. A classic romance. A book that became a movie. … Continue reading
I didn’t read as much this year as last, perhaps because the MIL’s house in France now features a very pleasant swimming pool. What I did read was largely mystical, magical or historical in nature: The Book of Life – … Continue reading
Today is World Book Day, which means every school in England has a fancy dress day, except for Bernard’s school which is having a Lent assembly instead. They are dressing up next Friday, which gives me more time to figure … Continue reading
I Take You – Nikki Gemmell I can’t quite pin down how I feel about this book, and it didn’t help that I had only downloaded a third of it (I think it was free or something). Gemmell seems to … Continue reading
I have read a lot of books over the summer, mostly while lying in a shady corner of the garden in France, but also while sheltering from the rain in Derbyshire. Here they all are:
It’s a warm and still afternoon. Beams of sunlight from high windows spotlight the desks. The only sound is the turning of pages and occasional surreptitious slurps of cocktails, which of course should not be in the library. What a … Continue reading
We’ve been a bit quiet this week. Kind of like a library. You can have your drink if you tell us what book you will donate to the Uborka library, and why.