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The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton

“There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.”



From faraway France 🇫🇷 to the intimate settings of your own bedroom 🛌 , De Botton explores what it means to travel. 134 more words

Review: Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys

Jacqui over at JacquiWine’s Journal is hosting the event “Jean Rhys Reading Week.”  Please visit Jacqui’s site for a listing of the many great reviews of Jean Rhys’s books.  792 more words


The Death of Grass by John Christopher

“Look your last in all things lovely every hour. A world without beer? Unimaginable. Drink up and let’s have another.” p.26

4.6/5 💀🌾


A virus is threatening to wipe out the plant world: that means all your potatoes, wheat, cereal, rice – staples – will be no more 😩 that also means… No more food. 140 more words

Scent of a Woman by Giovanni Arpino

“I lost my eyes and a hand for the sake of this rotten country and now you want me to lose my hearing too? Turn off that radio!” p.18… 211 more words

Conspicuous Consumption by Thorstein Veblen

2.6/5 🙈

Hoo boy! I very much wanted to like this book but I barely made it (and took so many days, too!) 😆 I picked this because I loved “The Portable Veblen” 👇🏻 read my review 🐿) and there were references to Thorstein Veblen, a Norwegian-American economist and sociologist. 149 more words

REVIEW: A Clockwork Orange

BOOK: A Clockwork Orange 
AUTHOR: Anthony Burgess
PAGES: 141
PUBLISHER: Penguin Classics
MY RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4/5)

Told by the central character, Alex, this brilliant, hilarious, and disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism.

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