Abide with Me – Elizabeth Strout

Another Kidle read from my holidaying, that now seems so far away. And unfortunately, another book that I didn't like too much. Which is probably why I kept postponing writing the review for so many months. Let me fall back on Goodreads again, when it comes to the plot: Katherine is only five-years-old. Struck dumb …

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The Muse – Jessie Burton

 I read The Miniaturist some years ago, definitely before I started this blog, hence no review. But I do remember liking it a lot. Now, when I bought The Muse I somehow missed the fact that it's by the same author. I bought it because of the really pretty cover. The point that does not make …

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Mysteries of the Mall and Other Essays – Witold Rybczynski – Quotes

So I didn't expect to come upon a new kind of place, that is, a place that demanded unknown rules of behavior, not twenty miles from my house, and certainly not in a shopping mall. This encounter happened in the 1970s. - regarding food courts The title of this collection [A Sense of Place, A Sense …

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Mysteries of the Mall and other Essays – Witold Rybczynski

I bought this book back in 2018 during my crazy bookshop crawl. Looking at the list now, I'm pretty much done reading half of the books I bought then. Definitely not running out of reading matter anytime soon! Witold Rybczynski is an architect and a professor, but he is mostly known for his writings on …

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