book review

Book review: Scent of the Missing by Susannah Charleson

Note: I chose this book, because I love dogs and I live with one, so I am always tempted by books that are about dogs. If you do not like dogs at all (!) I still think that you will like this book, because it is an interesting, inspiring, non-fictional narrative about life in a […]

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Book Review: Open by Andre Agassi (and a few thoughts about writing and editing)

A few pages into Open, I decided that Agassi is a really good storyteller, but he needed more editing. I was wrong. In retrospect (I just finished the book three minutes ago), I think he had a fantastic editor (and a fantastic collaborator). Writing a book, is not easy. You can’t do it with a […]

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Virtual Book Tour Stopover: Linda Lord

Going solo is either a very brave, or a very stupid decision. But, with a little bit of homework, you could be one among the brave army of entrepreneurs who can turn their passion and skills into a full-time profitable venture. This is true. In The Pitch: Business Lessons Learned on the Soccer Field, Linda […]

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Book review: The Art of Criticism

“…the purpose of life is to live in the service of myself and that every action, thought or deed that I commit from this point forward shall never be wasted in this regard… I shall endure no suffering, insult, mental torture or physical harm and I shall always find a way to have someone else […]

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My favourite anti-heroine

Lisbeth Salander intrigues me. I have never ever read anything like her before. She is quiet when she should speak, she is violent when it is least expected, she refuses warmth and affection, she can focus like as if she is inhuman, she is super independent, brainy, and practical, and she is detached to the […]

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About an unhappy author and the movie based on his book

I read ‘Five Point Someone’ by Chetan Bhagat in early December and saw ‘3 Idiots’ yesterday. So, it’s fair to say that the book is still fresh in my mind. Now, I hear that Chetan Bhagat is upset about not getting enough credit for the story of the movie. Read what he has to say […]

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The book that will take me through to the next year…

… is ‘La’s Orchestra Saves the world’ by Alexander McCall Smith. I have decided to start the new year on a comfortable note. Words that soothe me, pages that rustle softly as I turn them, characters I get to know as well as I know myself, and the certain knowledge that this love is not […]

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The book I am reading currently, and some shocking news

First up, APOLOGY. For all those who haven’t got the book you so rightfully won, there’s been a delay with the courier, I promise you they will be with you soon :/ I hate delays myself so I know how angry you must be feeling. A thousand apologies. Second apology, I haven’t been updating the […]

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Reading is a thankless activity!

So you can tell that I am hurting from my latest read, a book of short stories. It is called The Best of Best Short Stories: 1985-1995, edited by Giles Gordon and David Hughes.  This is the first time in my reading experience that I have loved each of the stories in a compilation. There […]

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Dan Brown should not write novels

(Don’t worry, no spoilers here) So, I just finished reading two Dan Browns (Deception Point, and The Lost Symbol). It took me three days, and I read while I ate, while I listened to my sister on the phone, in the bus, while making breakfast.. you get the idea. Now, the reason why I mention […]

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