Category Archives: Reading

How to Read a Love Story

In my quest to exorcise the thoughts of my beloved from my mind, I started some months ago to read all the books that he raved about. I thought that once I finished them all, I will finish with him … Continue reading

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Book: In the House of the Interpreter

In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir by Ngugi wa’Thiong’o The author writes about his years at Alliance High School in Kenya. The writing is very good, with fairly interesting anecdotes and vignettes of Kenyan society, youth, and evangelism. … Continue reading

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Book: The Other Hand (Little Bee)

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave My rating: 2 of 5 stars There is a noble premise to this book, to raise awareness about refugees to Britain, and to combat the sentiment of apathy that most people feel towards their … Continue reading

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Book: The Saladin Murders

The Saladin Murders by Matt Rees Frankly I found this a very depressing read, and knowing that reality probably mirrors this fictitious tale in many of its grisly dimensions was very bitter to contemplate. This is the second Omar Yussef … Continue reading

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Book: Knitting

Knitting by Anne Bartlett My rating: 2 of 5 stars An easy and quick read for a sensitive and insightful novel with a strong connection to knitting, yarn and fabric. I wouldn’t have picked up this book if I was … Continue reading

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Book: Triptych

Triptych by Karin Slaughter I will first start with the title of the book. This is the first time I remember when I look up a title in the dictionary. My digital Collins says: triptych [ˈtrɪptɪk:] n 1. a set … Continue reading

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Book : Fractured

Fractured by Karin Slaughter My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is the first time in my life when I read a detective novel solely for the character of the investigators. The story starts very strong with the nightmare scenario … Continue reading

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Book : The Samaritan’s Secret

The Samaritan’s Secret by Matt Rees I kind of goofed up by picking up this work thinking that it is an earlier installment of the Omar Youssef series than another book I own, but this is the third item in … Continue reading

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Book: The Rowing Lesson

Rowing Lesson, The by Anne Landsman Betsy Klein is summoned from New York to the bedside of her dying father. The father who is the main protagonists is lying in coma, and already exists only as a memory in the … Continue reading

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Book: Shatter

Shatter by Michael Robotham This is the first book I read by Australian author Michael Robotham. Joseph O’Loughlin is a clinical psychologist who gets called to talk down an unidentified naked woman poised to jump from Clifton Suspension Bridge. He … Continue reading

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