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My favourite author: David Mitchell

The weekly geek task this week is to talk about our favourite author and why we love them.  My favourite author is David Mitchell – he is the only author where I have read and loved every single one of his books. Jose Saramago and Rohinton Mistry have the potential to knock him off the top spot, […]

Does sex in literature kill the romance?

I’m not a prude. I have no objection to reading about sex, but for some reason any description of sex in literature kills the romance for me. In fact the most romantic books are those in which the couple aren’t even together, but separated by a war or other uncontrollable event. That feeling of longing is so […]

Some interesting things about José Saramago

This week’s Weekly Geek task is to find out some interesting facts about your favourite author. I wasn’t sure whether I’d participate, but once I started looking up José Saramago I couldn’t stop – he is such an interesting man! . Portuguese author José Saramago was born in 1922 into a family of landless peasants. Their surname […]

Weekly Geeks: Why Haven’t I Read This Yet?

My TBR pile is currently standing at around 500 books, so there are a lot which I would love to read. There are a few which stand out as being long overdue though. Here are the ones I am most looking forward to reading: The Wind – Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami I love […]

Mr Icky from ‘Tales of the Jazz Age’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This review has been specially written for this week’s weekly geek task. It is written using randomly generated key words and phrases. Some of the weekly geeks are writing reviews for real stories, others imagined.   Do you think this review is for a real story?   F. Scott Fitzgerald is most famous for writing The […]

Weekly Geeks: 2009-22, Catching Up On Reviews

This week’s task is to catch up on reviews for books you’ve completed, but not yet reviewed. I’m all up to date with my reviews, as I like to complete them before starting on the next book. So I thought I’d use this week’s task as an oppurtunity to review one of my favourite books […]