#20booksofsummer20 – let’s start!

Here we are! My fifth year in Cathy's at 746 Books annual summer challenge. This one quite unique given we’re all still at least in semi-lockdown as the COVID-19 virus rages across the world. The world and our lives have become a bit smaller, with no access to far and wide travel, but books and …

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Wanderlust: A History of Walking – Rebecca Solnit

I got this book from my mum for Christmas I think, or my birthday. In Polish edition, it has a beautiful cover, so I was tempted to read it, but at the same time deterred by its size. Finally roaming my shelves during lockdown in April I got to it. It is an odd choice …

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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design – Charles Montgomery

It is one of the four books on city planning I got from my mum last Christmas. I have Polish editions, but where I can identify the English version I'll refer to it for convenience (it saves me re-translating the title). My mum is a civil engineer and I am an art historian by education. …

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