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Quote of the Week

The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn’t that make life a story?

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Two very different books: The Nightingale and The High Mountains of Portugal


The Nightingale   by Kristin Hannah

This book is usually mentioned in the various top fiction lists for 2014 and it didn’t disappoint.  It is the story of two French sisters, Vianne and Isabella living in different French cities as the Nazis take over the country. 1,162 more words

Quote of the Week

Time is an illusion that only makes us pant.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Brilliance of Universe

“The moon was a sharply defined crescent and the sky was perfectly clear.The stars shone with such fierce,contained brilliance that it seemed absurd to call the night dark.”-Yann Martel

They don’t exist: The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel

Let’s just get one thing out of the way: the title of the book and the setting: First, there are mountains in Portugal, but they’re not that high. 2,481 more words

Review Of New Book

Modern classics...

The Classics Club – July Meme #ccmeme

The Classics Club meme for this month is looking at recent books rather than old ones…

What about modern classics?

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klib: The Man Booker Prize Special Week

The 2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist is out! And while we wait for the winners to be announced, this week is dedicated to some of the Man Booker stars of the previous years. 1,226 more words

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