Steinbeck almost became a writer I didn’t like, thanks to an English teacher who swore blind we would love the Pearl when we read it in class, but I hated it. 109 more words
I can’t remember how I came in contact with this one but I’m glad I did. It’s comic, but there’s definitely a kind of sadness running through it, because of the characters. 107 more words
Some of my earliest memories involve books – being read to, reading to myself, reading to my younger sister, confounding my Kindergarten teacher when I showed up knowing how to read (that part sounds positively antiquated now – when kids start Kindergarten they are well behind the curve if they do not know how to read!) I doubt there is a time in my life where I have ever not described myself as a reader. 771 more words
I Love Naples, and I love this book.
Jag älskar Neapel, som jag älskar denna bok. Ferrante inleder med ett citat ur Goethes Faust “en människa har lätt att bli lat … därför ger jag henne gärna till kamrat en djävul som skall driva på och fäkta. 213 more words