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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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All I got is this lousy T-Shirt

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli This book was a Christmas gift from Chris. The title was a little intimidating and similarly to Bad Science, I thought I needed to research every other word … Continue reading

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Si ii tot fac cu mana

Cartea cu bunici, Coordonat de Marius Chivu Pe 9 Martie s-au implinit 16 ani de cand a murit bunicu’. Mai mult din jumatate din viata mea fara el. E ciudat sa pun absenta lui in numere mai ales ca il … Continue reading

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A warm heartfelt hug for my shadow

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami The book comes from Chris’ collection and I finally picked it up from the little pile of books I have left here with me in Manchester. The title did … Continue reading

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I am as I am

Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Edited by David Godman I am writing this on a plane to Paris (Jan 25) on an impromptu trip we quickly booked over the weekend. We had our passports tied … Continue reading

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Ani de liceu cu emotii la romana

Copii – dusmani ai poporului de Lacramioara Stoenescu Cand am inceput sa scriu articole pentru blog, m-am gandit sa incerc sa le scriu in limba in care am citit cartea. Nu ca ar fi foarte multe optiuni dar simt ca … Continue reading

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Un gâteau avec douze tranches

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle I bought this book in Brisbane, a long way from Provence together with It’s Raining in Mango, my first Penguins. Speaking of Penguins I highly recommend the “Operation Nest Build” clip from Frozen … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Angel Meadow

The Gangs of Manchester by Andrew Davies I bought this book for Chris’ birthday last year. He has a deep appreciation of Manchester, which I happily adopted. I think I have learned from him to feel more in tune with … Continue reading

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God could blink during my moment of sulkiness

God Never Blinks by Regina Brett Today it’s one of those days when I am indulging in self-pity and some sort of blues. After a few hours during which I felt unmotivated to do anything useful I finally pushed myself … Continue reading

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Did I miss the Question?

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson In July I was with Daniela, a close friend of mine who shares an even greater love for reading, in Waterstone’s in Manchester. During her short weekend visit I think we ended going back … Continue reading

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