Tag Archives: leisure reading

Keeping Time – a sort of book review

I read The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom over the summer holidays. It was perfect timing as I felt that I wanted to slow down time to finish all my tasks for the coming school year and still have time … Continue reading

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Summer holidays

School’s out for the summer! There is always a special feeling when this happens, as if I’m still a pupil who can’t wait to throw my books to the wind and just enjoy the holiday. When in fact for me … Continue reading

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Millenium four – a short review

I recently finished the fourth book The girl in the spiders web (Det som inte dödar oss) in Stieg Larsson Millenium trilogy. As many of you might know Stieg Larsson died of a heart attack before he saw the success … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a celebration of books, authors, reading – three of my favourite things and this year they are celebrating 20 years of encouraging children to read. So many books written and read in this time. There … Continue reading

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Cheating in reading

Can you cheat when reading a book for pleasure? The topic came up recently with my flat mates when one of them commented on how many books I get through. I explained that I read more than one book at … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasure

Building on the no excuses in last week’s post, I do feel that I tried to paint myself in a better picture, so to balance it out, here comes some guilty pleasures that I would have to think twice about … Continue reading

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Running

I’ve recently read Haruki Murakmi’s What I talk about when I talk about running and as a long distance runner myself, I am in awe of his dedication. My commitment to the sport is far from Murakami’s one hour daily run, … Continue reading

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Paddling in the Pacific

For the last couple of months I have enjoyed reading about Paul Theroux’s adventure in the Pacific. Even though I sometimes wonder if he enjoyed it, judging from his sometimes harsh comments about the people living on these islands. It’s … Continue reading

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Books, books, books

I decided this year that I should try to clean out my bookshelves. I live in a very confined space at the moment and having several piles of books on the floor, does not do much to improve on my … Continue reading

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Maggie O’Farrell at Waterstone’s Picadilly

Last night I attended an event at Waterstone’s Picadilly with Maggie O’Farrell, discussing her newest book This Must Be the Place with Sam Baker from The Pool. The first book I read by O’Farrell was Instructions for a Heathwave. It … Continue reading

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