Reading & Pondering

Yesterday I began reading Jean Kwok’s novel “Girl in Translation”. At first, I found it hard to understand. There were words I didn’t recognize, and the way she writes… with a kind of Chinese “accent”. I don’t know quite how to put this. “Accent” isn’t the right word for it. It’s more like I’m peeking… Read More Reading & Pondering

I do read, you know!

Rephrasing: I do listen to books, mostly. Have been listening quite a lot lately. One author I tried and failed to listen to though, was Terry Pratchett. (Sorry, Alex! I tried because I read those recent posts of yours …) Three times I tried to listen to “The colour of Magic” but couldn’t keep up… Read More I do read, you know!

Sofa weekend

Some days you feel, you have to do nothing. Or at least, as close to nothing as possible. This weekend is just that kind of days. Yesterday, Saturday, was literally a sofa day. I did have help from the weather to do that. It was awful. The rain was pouring down bucket-wise, and it was… Read More Sofa weekend

Can’t stop!

Can’t stop listening to Jacqueline Winspear’s book about Maisie Dobbs. Sometime, months ago, I listened to the first two ones: “Maisie Doobs” and “Birds of a feather”, liked them a lot but then I did other things, listened to other books – and then I forgot about Maisie! Until yesterday evening. I was looking for… Read More Can’t stop!

Traveling in Time

After having finished reading “Educated” by Tara Westover, I grabbed hold of an old favorite of mine: The Timetraveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger. It’s one of these old stories. Boy meets Girl. They fall in love, get married, and then they live happily ever after. OR? There are some issues though, isn’t there always? And… Read More Traveling in Time