Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

I’m moving home, and reminding myself constantly that, “coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving,” (Terry Pratchett said that.) My tiny room was all packed and the movers came yesterday and sent my life hurtling off to a brand new old place; and while I’m excited about what theContinue reading “Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong”

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Book 1 of 2021. I have been seeing Normal People by Sally Rooney just about everywhere in the book blogging world, so I was keen to pick this book up when it was recommended to me. I like to read books that are not overly discussed at the moment, because then, I am afforded theContinue reading “Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney”

Favourite Books of 2020 – Part 3

Hey, it’s January! This blog is getting ooold. Anyway, this post should have been written in December, but I have a lot of “looking ahead” bookish posts coming up and might as well start with this little unfinished Favourite Books Part 3. Links to the other two: Favourite Books of 2020 – Part 1 andContinue reading “Favourite Books of 2020 – Part 3”

Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

Until the past couple of months, I’ve been reading a lot of very heavy, kind of sad content. 2020 has been a weepy year, book-wise. Men We Reaped is another book that moved me to tears. Synopsis – In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicide, and theContinue reading “Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward”

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

*trigger warning for sexual abuse SO I’m still in that phase of “I don’t know what to do with this site.” I’ve done something with it, but I’m not yet happy with what I’ve done. However, I did read this book recently and it has certainly been difficult to get my mind off it. SoContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell”

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

The title of the novel The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett made me want to read it. When I started reading the novel, I hadn’t read any reviews or synopses and had no idea what to expect. It is the story of a notorious book thief and a clever rare-bookContinue reading “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett”

Reading Heinrich Böll

During the German Literature Month – November 2011, I received two books by the Nobel Prize in Literature winning author, Heinrich Böll as part of a giveaway (big thanks to Caroline @ Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy @ Lizzy’s Literary Life) – his first ever novel, The Train Was on Time and anotherContinue reading “Reading Heinrich Böll”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.” (Mark Twain) About the story: Youth is wasted on the young; isn’t that what they say? Inspired by Mark Twain’s quote, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s amusing and imaginative short story The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald”