The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain

This book is the first of my pre-Christmas gifts I received from my dear friend, that I read. The gift was generally the complete Man Booker Prize shortlist from 2017, with one addition, this one, so you may say I'm starting at the end. My selection was not entirely conscious, I just picked this book …

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February round-up

February is over and I couldn't be happier about it. Traditionally February is the worst month of the year for me, so at least it has the advantage of being short. Compared to last February this year has been a bit better reading-wise, I managed to finish five books. It has been a very varied month …

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The Solace of Open Spaces – Gretel Ehrlich – Quotes

Space represents sanity, not a life purified, dull, or "spaced out" but one that might accommodate intelligently any idea of situation. From the clayey soil of northern Wyoming is mined bentonite, which is used as a filler in candy, gum, and lipstick. We Americans are great on fillers, as if what we have, what we …

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