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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

You would think that Balzac would feature heavily in this book, being that his name is in the title. 283 more words


Valentine's Day Giveaways!

The month of February is a great time to spread a little love. The gift of reading is perfect for every age and I am excited to offer something special to my followers.   772 more words

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Getting Wembley Booked...

Good evening, fellow Bookworms!

Wem-ber-lee! Wem-ber-lee! I’m the “famous” Jo the Bookworm, and I’m goin’ to Wem-ber-lee! Yep, you guessed it – had the official confirmation today that my mum and I have got tickets for the EFL Cup Final on 26th February at Wembley Stadium between Manchester United and Southampton. 1,105 more words


2017 Reading Challenge: January - Books about Books or Bookstores (#amreading #books)

New followers, I’m doing a 2017 Reading Challenge. At the beginning of every month, I’ll post a few books that fit the month’s theme and, at the end, I’ll give my thoughts on at least one of them. 494 more words

Jill Archer

Lesen und lesen lassen (Read and let read)

It was love at first sight – truly.

The book stood out from the others on the bookshop shelf in the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar. 565 more words


AtoZChallenge# on Favourite Authors: Rushdie

“Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.”
Salman Rushdie

Growing up in India in the eighties and early nineties, I remember that the literary columns of most newspapers and magazines would often focus on two names as the ‘big two’ in Indian writing in English – Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth. 741 more words


Book Review: Among Others ☆☆☆☆

Among Others was a joy to read, and yet I find it hard to describe exactly why. I don’t think there is any one thing, but a multitude of many elements that come together perfectly. 905 more words

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