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#OntheBookshelf American Author John Steinbeck

​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


#OntheBookShelf A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole. 

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


On the Bookshelf - Reading People by Ann Bogel

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

This Is Me

The outcast in Apirana Taylor's "Five Strings"

I started Five Strings two months ago, barrelled through most of it, and then put it on hold. It became too much. I picked it up this weekend, and pushed my way through the last pages. 790 more words

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Elena Ferrante: ”L’amica geniale”/Min fantastiska vännina/My Brilliant Friend

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


On The Bookshelf - The Joy Plan by Kaia Roman

Joy is interesting. In my own life there have been times joy was plentiful and an easy state of being to achieve – and at other times something that has seemed elusive and lacking. 569 more words

Life Real Raw Broken Beautiful

Himmel meine Shuhe!

Författare :Georg Fröschel
Buchschmuck von Hans Kossatz
Illustration: Hans Kossatz

Each chapter begins with a black and white picture.  This book was part of my education, when I studied the German language at school.