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On My Bookshelf: 4.2.18

Last week, I finished Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward’s memoir about her poor, rural, black southern community, her family, and, most of all, the five young men who died within four years when she was in her mid-20s: her brother, cousin and three friends. 2,466 more words


On My Bookshelf: 3.26.18

I didn’t make as much time as I would have liked for books this week, so I’m still reading these three:


the Bookeaters/eating in Books 2/bokätare och att äta i litteraturen 2

Bilbo, en hobbits äventyr, en oväntad bjudning/ The Hobbit or There and Back again, J J R Tolkien

Bilbo har just gjort sig redo för sitt älskade te, när det knackar på dörren och Bilbo minns att han bjudit Gandalf att komma. 224 more words


On My Bookshelf: 3.17.18

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. If you’d like to get into the Irish spirit, check out the post I published earlier this week, On My Irish Bookshelf… 1,790 more words


On My Irish Bookshelf: 3.14.18

Since St. Patrick’s Day (and weekend) is only a few days away—let’s get into the Irish spirit. I’ve got lamb and salmon on my shopping list, brown soda bread on my mind, Guinness in the refrigerator and a bottle of Bailey’s waiting for the right moment. 1,721 more words


On My Bookshelf: 3.10.18

Good morning, fellow readers! I didn’t get as much book reading done this week, not sure why, so I’m still making my way through Kindred… 3,447 more words


On My Bookshelf: 3.3.18

I started The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne last Saturday afternoon and finished it on Tuesday night—nearly 600 pages! It was that good. Depressing yet comical, deeply drawn protagonist alongside barely sketched caricatures—I want Maude Avery to have her own afternoon talk show!—an endearing journey through 70 years of a gay Irish man’s life in the repressive Catholic republic of Ireland and elsewhere. 2,146 more words