Category Archives: Book Diary

Books of 2016

These are my fun friends of the past year: The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti No se lo digas a nadie by Jamie Bayly Supleantul by Petru Popescu The … Continue reading

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My book companions in 2015

These are my fun friends of the past year: Police by Jo Nesbo Unusual Creatures by Michael Hearst 19 Trandafiri by Mircea Eliade Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado Persuasion by Jane Austen Detroit by Charlie LeDuff … Continue reading

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My book companions in 2014

These are my fun friends of the past year: El amor en los tiempos del cólera by Gabriel García Márquez The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates Ida by Gertrude Stein Despre bucurie in Est si in Vest si … Continue reading

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My book companions in 2013

I used to write small posts for each book in a Book Diary section of the blog but for the moment I have retired it. Each one of these books was a rewarding read and all these companions were sources … Continue reading

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Eternal comfort of the spotless kitchen

Lizard and Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto The Lizard is a collection of short stories, which I picked up similarly to ‘The Firm’ at Lady Elliot during a storm. I don’t read enough short stories and I also don’t read poetry, … Continue reading

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When Oswald cries …

The Firm by John Grisham We were on Lady Elliot Island, when Oswald, a cyclone has decided to accompany us for about half of our trip. I lived in Manchester, and I have never seen so much rain. As a … Continue reading

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No vacancy

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov I briefly heard of the book, but nothing specific and I started reading it with a strong sense that it was a love story. What else would you guess from a title like that. In a … Continue reading

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Music for the soul

The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin This was an excellent book to start the New Year. It was a random choice from the pile of books we found while cleaning up Chris’ old room. The author Bruce Chatwin led an interesting … Continue reading

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New Zealand blues

Man Alone by John Mulgan I bought this book in Scorpio Books in Christchurch. The story recounts the life of Johnson, an English soldier in post World War I society in New Zealand. Each new job he takes coincides with … Continue reading

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The scent of lemon tree flowers

Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding Chris’ auntie lent me this book during our visit in Leura. It was here I smelt the first time the amazing flowers of a lemon tree. I am in love and I really hope … Continue reading

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