Fourth quarter round-up

I think it's still not too late to do a brief summary of the last quarter of 2019. I am still getting used to saying we're in 2020, so I'll allow myself this tiny decadence of being late to the party. The quarter started beautifully, with my first trip to Greece. I fell in love …

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November round-up

November was a weird month. I read a lot more than in October, mostly to escape what was happening in my family, for the first time in a while I actually consciously searched for an escape in books. As always reliable friends they helped me, even if my reading was less patient than usually and …

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Quotes from Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories – Elizabeth Strout

Olive is special and at the same time she’s like all of us, we’ve all done things we’re not proud of, been mean and even cruel, we all fail to understand what others hold against us. Sometimes we all just get lonely and yet we get on with our life, because what else is there …

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Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories – Elizabeth Strout

Olive is not a nice person. She's a big woman both physically and psychologically. Overwhelming one may say. She has a gentle and kind husband and a troubled son and she towers over both of them. She's the teacher you were afraid of in primary school. The harsh one that once she had an opinion …

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