Category Archives: reading

January LAST

This year I have skipped from FIRSTS to LASTS. My ambition was to make a list based on the days of the month 31 for January, 28 for February and so on. However as I was putting together this post I … Continue reading

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New Year’s Aspiration

This post comes a bit later in the day than usual, it has been one crazy start to the new year. Therefore it feels extra calming and relaxing to sit down and take the time to finalise my aspirations for … Continue reading

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New Year – New Me

Happy New Year Everyone Last year I was writing my FIRSTS on the 1st of every month. This year I will make lists at the end of the month, corresponding to the number of days in the month. Look out for … Continue reading

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Book Review

Sometimes when reading non-fiction books I come across a book that I am nodding along to all the way through. Men Explain Things to Me, and other essays by Rebecca Solnit is one of those. I agreed with almost everything … Continue reading

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Reading Classics

Every year I try to read at least one classic or modern classic novel. I think it is important to read really good literature, and my reasoning for picking classics as the yardstick is that they’re still around for a … Continue reading

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A – Z End

Phew, an other crazy April blogging month is over. Every April 30 I can’t help but feel quite content to go back to my normal, once a week blog schedule. Thinking of all the free time I will create in … Continue reading

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Z – Zoo (London)

My last Dane of the month, this small country has many talented authors and I like how they weave their stories together in very different ways. Earlier this month we met crime writer JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN  and Greenland fan KIM LEINE.     … Continue reading

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Y – Yugoslavia

We are almost at the end of the challenge and today we are travelling to YUGOSLAVIA, a country that because of political decisions no longer exists. THE TIGER’S WIFE by TÉA OBREHT, like the country’s own history is a complicated … Continue reading

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X

This letter has stumped me every year since I started this challenge and even though I made a conscious effort to come up with a book early on for the letter X, I still have yet to find one. If … Continue reading

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W – World

The WORLD would have been a very different place if even just one of the alternative histories explored in WHAT IF – MILITARY HISTORIANS IMAGINE WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN (edited by ROBERT COWLEY) had come true. From a naval battle … Continue reading

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