Archive for November, 2009

I just about finished the Take A Chance Challenge in the nick of time, and I have to say, it’s been fun! The randomness of this challenge led to me being pleasantly surprised a couple of times, and slightly disappointed a couple of times. I created a list of the nine books I’d read as […]


Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has dominated the bestsellers’ chart this year, and the Swedish author has received much acclaim posthumously (Larsson died of a heart attack at the age of just fifty). It first came to my attention about a year ago (February 2009), and I added it to my ever-growing list, […]


Background: This is the final book read, as part of the Take A Chance Challenge hosted by Jenners. Challenge#7, i.e. Random Bestseller reads: Go to Random.org and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the number 1950 for the min. and 2008 for the max. and then hit generate. Then go to this site and find the […]


This incredibly poignant well written story tackles various important and sensitive topics, some of which are still valid today, despite the book being set around the time of the second World War. Set in the English countryside, Michelle Magorian tells the story of Willie, a timid little specimen, who is an evacuee from London, and […]


What books did you read while in school? Were there any that you particular liked, or even hated? Did any become lifelong favourites? I was one of those girls who always had my nose in a book at school. Weirdly enough, though, my school didn’t allow non-library books in the school premises, which I personally […]


Mish @ Stage And Canvas convinced me to read this book with a comment on the Great Movie Adaptations’ Weekly Geeks. It sounded like a fun, light-hearted read, and that’s exactly what it was. Fun. Light-hearted. Feel good. It’s a book that combines the best elements of all the classic fairy tales, and exaggerates them […]


Morocco!

18Nov09

I’ve been AWOL all week, as I was in sunny Morocco! A wonderful break from the cold misery that London’s been, although being in Marrakech did come with its downsides. Apparently, I’m allergic to the sun and the dust, and Marrakech is, by far, the most polluted city I’ve ever visited. I even had trouble […]