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Book Reflections – The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery

I loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, so when I saw The Gourmet at the library I took a break from some heavy reading. The Gourmet (alternate … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is a talented writer. The Children Act is the 3rd of his books that I’ve enjoyed reading; the others are Saturday and Atonement. I find it difficult to … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World by Oxford University Professor of History, Peter Frankopan is eye-opening. Frankopan summarises the activity since 2015 in all of … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · 10 Comments

Book Reflections – The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich

The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich is set in Istanbul in the 16th Century at the height of the Ottoman Empire. It’s a page turner that is interesting and easy … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · 4 Comments

Book Reflections – The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

This book continually surprised me. It is a well-constructed novel with an unreliable narrator. Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier when he was 40 years old. He applied the … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Troubles by J.G. Farrell

J.G. Farrell wrote this excellent book in the 1970s. He was a great writer but died at only 44 years old when swept off a rock platform in Ireland while … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch, Australia’s Most Heroic Woman by Susanna de Vries

My blogger buddy Anna strongly recommended I read Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch, Australia’s Most Heroic Woman by Susanna de Vries. Thank you Anna for the suggestion! How did … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · 3 Comments

Book Reflections – The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

When I was offered a copy of our January book for book group, The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna, I thought I should read it quickly and pass … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do

Anh Do is a famous Australian comedian, writer and actor. He and his family escaped south Vietnam when the communist restrictions became tighter and more unbearable. Anh’s father and brothers … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · 3 Comments

Book Reflections – In Siberia by Colin Thubron

I love the work of Colin Thubron. In Siberia is a fascinating account of Thubron’s journey across Siberia in 1997. This is the fourth book by Thubron that I’ve enjoyed. … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · 5 Comments
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