Tag Archive: Around the World in 80 Books

#AW80Books: Struggling with Ismail Kadare’s ‘The Fall of the Stone City’

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I feel a bit of a fraud writing about The Fall of the Stone City as it was one of those thankfully rare experiences which didn’t go at all well. Try as I might,… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Ragnar Jonasson’s ‘Snow Blind’ – Why this Mum’s gone to Iceland

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Spring has finally sprung! The snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses and primroses are out in abundance, the howling wind has given way to birdsong and every store across the land has dusted down their perennial… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Enright vs O’Farrell – Who is the Queen of the Multiple Narrative Family Meltdown?

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  Anne Enright’s The Green Road was picked as last month’s book choice for my book group. As it also tied in nicely with both our Around the World in 80 Books Reading… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Herman Hesse’s ‘Siddhartha’ – the classic that made a generation want to punch hippies

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When Karen from Kaggsysbookishramblings mentioned that she and Caroline from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat a Herman Hesse reading week a while back, I jumped at the chance to break my Hesse duck… Continue reading

#AW80Books: “I’m on the hunt I’m after you” – Jiang Rong’s ‘Wolf Totem’

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I recently read Rosa Liksom’s Compartment No. 6, for our Around the World in 80 Books reading challenge. Having arrived in Mongolia from Moskow on the Trans Siberian Railway, I fancied staying to explore… Continue reading

#AW80Books February Round Up

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I hope you’re all enjoying your armchair travels as much as I am. In typical obsessive fashion I’ve been totally consumed by the places I’ve been reading my way through. Please holler at… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘Compartment No.6’ by Rosa Liksom

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I ordered Rosa Liksom’s Compartment No.6 after reading a really compelling blog review. I only wish I could remember which blog I got the recommendation from, so I could say thanks! as it was… Continue reading