A $2 buy at the Book Fair

What a little gem this was, 160 pages.  It is only a small book and it can be read in a couple of hours but it was delightful. Philosophical musings on what makes a happy and fulfilled life. “One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar travels to Greece…

Two books with strikingly similar covers

I have just finished a non-fiction book which I realised reminded me of a book I already had, also a non-fiction book. The book I have just finished is The Secret Lives of Colour and the book it reminded me of is The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander and that is where the similarity ends,…

The Den of Nargun

One of the books read by students during my teaching years was The Nargun and the Stars.  The reason I mention this is we did the walk to the Den of Nargun with some of our grandchildren during the Christmas holidays.  I had walked with our two other grandchildren when they were much younger and…

A Serving of Scandal

This is my new author for January and it is a book that was lent to me by one of my book club friends. The author: “Prue Leith is an expert on gastronomy and one of the UK’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. She is one of the UK’s most renowned restaurateurs and caterers,…

Well worth reading.

This is a book I read way back in August but it left an impression on me so I thought I would share my thoughts. A very short summary: “Mornings in Jenin is an amazing read and an insight to the lives of the Abulheja family who are an ordinary Palestinian family living just before,…

Not my cup of tea.

Since I last commented on books I have read ten in September and well onto another ten in October.  I was hooked on a couple of authors but have chosen this book because I persevered with it almost to the end. The High Mountains of Portugal was certainly an unusual book and I ended up…