Category: Books

All Our Names by Dinai Mengestu

Which weren’t so many, after all

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

A great book!

A Time of Mourning by Christobel Kent

Can I just say I loved this book…and leave it at that? I wouldn’t really have much of a blog post to write then, I guess. But, the fact is that I loved this book. Ok, it’s not the book of my life or… Continue Reading “A Time of Mourning by Christobel Kent”

The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop

One I didn’t like

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney

This one, I liked.

The Good Italian by Stephen Burke

by stephen burke

A good book with one discrepancy that made my arms drop. Literally.

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

A great read!

Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French

In Italian we’d say “ma anche no”. This means, basically, you can live better without.

The Humans by Matt Haig

A very insightful book that makes you think about…being a human!

We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Another great read

Flora and the Flamingo

An amazing work of art

The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams

And the end wasn’t disappointing!

Pinocchio’s Fairy’s ride

The most amazing description ever

The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

I thought I’d like it. Then I read it.

The Songs of Troy by Colleen McCullough

Helen, Odysses and the rest!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Another book review…this one is awesome! ^_*

Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim

In a small bookshop in Santorini, Greece, in the discounted items, I found this classic novel. The title threw the line out and reeled me in: I read the back but had already decided that it would be the perfect holiday novel. I didn’t… Continue Reading “Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim”

Mutton by India Knight

Last week I finished this book. During the first two or three chapters, I thought it was great. I laughed at the quick sense of humour, I pondered on the issues – middle age, women wannabes, men, relationships – that were being presented and… Continue Reading “Mutton by India Knight”

Word of the Day

I was watching a show on tv a few minutes ago and they were showing us how apples were processed before being cooked in a factory-made apple pie. The apples are all dumped together in a large (very large) tub (see happy-hippopotamus-pool-sized-tank) full of… Continue Reading “Word of the Day”

An unexpected treasure

A few weeks ago as we were strolling in Valencia, the day before the encounter with the JellyFish(er)-man, my boyfriend and I found a box full of treasures. Not all of them were treasures for us, so we left a handful of objects for… Continue Reading “An unexpected treasure”