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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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Preptober

It is less than a month left for my biggest writing challenge of the year, NaNoWriMo (Yes I know I’m going on about it). I am right in the middle of Preptober. Simply this mean I am doing everything I can … 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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V – Venice

We’re back in Italy, still in the north, but this time on the other side of the coast, in VENICE, THE CITY  OF FALLEN ANGELS according to JOHN BERENDT. I love to read a good travelogue, especially the ones that … Continue reading

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U – Underworld

Today we are travelling down, to the UNDERWORLD where the dead people live. The greatest book I have read, narrated by death itself is the BOOKTHIEF by MARKUS ZUSAK. It lingered on my shelf for years, for some reason, before … Continue reading

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