Tag Archives: leisure reading

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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The Night Circus and Fairy Tales

I’ve finally got around to reading the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. My copy has black figures on a white background with red sprayed painted pages, quite fitting for the revêurs. I have seen the reverse of this cover, white … Continue reading

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Yay!

Yay almost there. I am proud to have made it this far. Only one more day left now and I have the finishing line in my sight. It has been an intense journey but I am glad I did this … Continue reading

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Poor little Q

Stackars lilla Q (Poor little Q – my translation) by Maria Gripe was one of my favourite books when I was young, sadly I don’t think it has been translated outside the Nordic countries. In my native tongue (Swedish) Q is … Continue reading

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Libraries

Today’s letter lends itself to a shout out for Libraries. In times of austerity, the arts and other non-direct profit making institutions suddenly seem to become pointless to support. They are not! I cherish the library space and even though … Continue reading

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