Archive for June, 2009

Background: This book was also picked up as part of the Take A Chance Challenge – Judge A Book By Its Cover. The copy of the book has a cover identical to the one on the left, and I fell in love with it! I’ve only read one le Carré before: The Constant Gardener. That […]


This week’s Musing Mondays muses on mid year reading. Now that we’ve come to the middle of the year, what do you think of your 2009 reading so far? Read anything interesting that you’d like to share? Any outstanding favourites? I’ve completed forty-two books so far. That’s about eight short of my half-year target, which […]


An Award :)

28Jun09

Sassy Brit from Alternative-Read has been kind enough to forward on the ‘Proximidade’ award to me. This blog invests and believes in the Proximity – nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope […]


Background: This book was picked up as part of the Take A Chance Challenge – Random Word Selection. The word I picked out was ‘sky’, and I entered the word in Amazon. The second result I got was A Hat Full Of Sky, and it was an easy decision. I’ve never read a Terry Pratchett […]


Time – it’s the one thing I always seem to be running out of (excluding a fresh pair of socks). I have a to do list a mile long, and I’m going to start by ticking some things off this weekend. On the blogging front, I started early, finishing two outstanding book reviews, and one […]


Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008, and winner of the Costa Award 2008, The Secret Scripture explores the lives of both, Dr. Grene (a psychiatrist) and his centerian patient, Roseanne, as both characters reflect on their life from their youngest days, to where are they at this point in time. Roseanne McNulty has enjoyed the comforts […]


So, I’m taking ages with the Weekly Geeks’ Catching Up, and for that I apologize. The third book I’m going to tackle is also one of my favorites, and I’ve been reading it every year for god alone knows how long. I also have three copies of this book – one which stays at work, […]