Book review

30 Day Book Challenge – A book you hated.

It is an astonishing book for its time, belonging I think more to the avant-garde modernist writing than to the sometimes considered "proper" late 19th century. A writer encounters difficulties financially and mentally when he loses his job, adn then is left without income for food and essentials in 19th century Christiania, (the former Oslo), where he slowly and agonisingly descends into mental confusion.

Architecture, Community, History & Traditions, Motivational

30 Day Book Challenge – Favourite Quote from a Book

DAY 28. - Jonathan Wunrow - Adventure Inward: A Risk-Taker's Book of Quotes Where else does one find a quote, but in a book of quotes. Jonathan is a rock climber and mountaineer, and has been stuck in places where he has been tired and exhausted, but nevertheless stuck. It is there he does his… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Favourite Quote from a Book

Environment, History & Traditions

-30 Day Book Challenge – A Book that has been on your “to read” list the longest.

I heard winning Australian author Charles Birch speak about the rebirth of compassion, for ourselves, each other and our planet, and set about finding his book, (with great difficulty), many years ago. In fact, over 14 years ago. It is heavy going and time and many other books TBR, have thus far prevented me from reading it.

Book review, Community, Food

30 day Book Challenge – Favourite Childhood Book

Day 20 - Winnie The Pooh Its a tad embarrassing but yes, it is Winnie The Pooh!!!! The challenge did ask for the favourite childhood book, as opposed to favourite children's book. That's my childhood, right?


30 Day Book Challenge – Author I wish people would read more.

DAY 17. - Elsebeth Egholm  An Author I wish people would read more. "Elspeth who?" I hear the Australians, who read my blog, say with a rising inflection!!!  For this author is almost unknown in that part of the world.  Hailing from Denmark, she has only had two of her six novels, translated to English,… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Author I wish people would read more.