Posts from ‘October, 2011’

October Summary and Plans for November

October was a good reading month for me. I finished 14 books and most of them were of a high […]

The Fat Years – Chan Koonchung

 Translated from the Chinese by Michael S. Duke Five words from the blurb: China, truth, memory, cheerfulness, world The Fat […]

The Best and Worst

Today I’m taking part in Alyce’s Best and Worst Feature, talking about an author who has written a book I […]

The Sound of Gravity – Joe Simpson

I have read and loved all Joe Simpson’s non-fiction books; torn between admiration of his courage and disbelief at the way he […]

Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry

A Fine Balance is my favourite book and so you’d have thought I’d have gone out and read all of […]

The Booker Prize Announcement

Last night the Booker Prize was awarded to Julian Barnes for Sense of an Ending and although I didn’t enjoy […]