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30 Day Book Challenge– A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving.

 DAY 10. How often can you say that there was nothing at all you disliked about a book? Not too often but this is what  I said about Simon and the Oaks by Marianne Fredriksson. When I first heard the title and the subject matter, let me tell you, I wasn't champing at the bit… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge– A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving.

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The 30 Day Book Challenge – DAY 6 – A Book you’ve read the most number of times

“It's not a silly question if you can't answer it.” ― Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World A Book you’ve read the most number of times Who reads a lengthy book about philosophy a number of times? Me, I whisper tentatively.  Aghast! I imagine you think I am some kind of nerd, but you are wrong, because… Continue reading The 30 Day Book Challenge – DAY 6 – A Book you’ve read the most number of times

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Book Review – Karin Fossum “Broken”

As most bloggers have a passion to write,  I have picked the following novel to review, from one of Norway's most popular authors, Karin Fossum, as it is a story that gives a window into an author's life and their thinking processes. Reading this book, after having visited the town in which it was set,… Continue reading Book Review – Karin Fossum “Broken”

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Quotes from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Quotes from around the World

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Recommended Scandinavian Authors

Until recently, I ran a Scandinavian book club amongst the Nordic clubs in my city. The book club was a success until everyone got too busy and decided to go home to Scandinavia for the summer. (Can't say I blame them!) Over the years that it was active, I managed to accumulate a list of… Continue reading Recommended Scandinavian Authors