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Too Little Time

Aren’t things supposed to slow down in summer? Contrary to my expectations, fourteen simultaneous things seem to be happening at once, all the time, with pesky employment-based tasks drawing me away from much more interesting activities that do nothing to help pay the rent. 289 more words

Gary Shteyngart

The Rocks

The Rocks
Peter Nichols

This week I have a review for you, another of my book club offerings.

The main story is set around The Rocks, a small hotel run by Lulu and inhabited by her regular guests, friends and hangers on – some more likeable that others. 549 more words


Three Great Sailing Books

Here are three of my favorite sailing tales.

Sailing Alone Around the World – Joshua Slocum

This classic sailing tale by Captain Joshua Slocum has been in print continuously since 1900.   289 more words


Review: Queen And Country

Title:                         Queen And Country

Certificate:               15

Director:                   John Boorman

Major Players:         Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, David Thewlis

Out Of Five:             3.5

It was 1987 when John Boorman’s semi-autobiographical Hope And Glory arrived on the big screen.  558 more words

Film Review

A Voyage for Madmen, A Review

I read this book as part of my book lust to go project

I want a sailboat. I want it the way I imagine people in the fifties wanted a car–for the freedom. 269 more words

Book Review

Van has finished reading...the Rocks by Peter Nichols

The Rocks is a family history told from finish to start. Spry, gutter-mouthed, somewhat malicious (at least where Gerald is concerned) and yet strangely endearing Lulu and raddled, bone-stricken and wheezing Gerald together meet their end. 405 more words

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Our May Books of the Month

Welcome all to the fifth month of our book group! This month we’ve picked two family dramas, spanning East Germany, the island of Mallorca and Tamworth. 462 more words

Book Of The Month