Category Archives: Book Diary

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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My book companions in 2012

Each one of these books was a rewarding read. The ones in bold are ones that really stood out for me: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami Cartea cu bunici, Coordonat de Marius Chivu The … Continue reading

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I sing to you

Sing to Me, Dreamer by Shonagh Koea I bought this book at Ariel Books in Auckland and read it about a month ago, after months of struggling through Moby-Dick. The book is a blend of vivid happy colours with thick … Continue reading

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I can read but can I understand?

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville This is a very short post for a very long book. I struggled to read Moby-Dick. Chris downloaded it on the Kindle and I thought it would be a good idea to read the classic book. … Continue reading

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Winds and dragons

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan A new chapter has started and it also brought a wind of change in my reading habits. Being on the road doesn’t make it easy to transport books so this is my first read … Continue reading

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A new chapter

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle As we were packing to leave Manchester, I decided to keep one book with me. I chose this one for many reasons: it seemed appropriate to read about a new earth as I was … Continue reading

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Express book diary

We moved away from Manchester and as a result we had to pack our books and send them off. In the heat of moving I did not catch up on my diary and all I could do for the books … Continue reading

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Voulez vous écrire avec moi?

Silly Novels by Lady Novelists by George Eliot I bought this book in London together with ‘Travels in the Land of Kubilai Khan’. The author is Mary Ann Evans; her pen name is George Eliot. Although I did not read … Continue reading

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Did they have Lonely Planet guides in the thirteenth century?

Travels in the Land of Kubilai Khan by Marco Polo I bought this book from Daunt Books, a lovely bookshop on Marylebone High Street in London. I was on a mission to find the Rococo Chocolates store. We had their … Continue reading

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In Manchester our carpet is beautiful

In Turkey I am beautiful by Brendan Shanahan This book is from Chris’ collection from his pre-me era. The times when he was an adventurous traveller in search of his soul mate through the countries of the world until exotic … Continue reading

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