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I haven’t written anything for a while. Life at uni is so busy, that’s why. I’ve recently joined Instagram and find it a much easier way to share what’s happening in my life. My account is not solely about books though; there are snaps of places I went to in UK and other things. That…

James Salter, Bangkok

I’ll tell you something funny, Hollis said, something I heard. They say that everything in the universe, the planets, all the galaxies, everything—the entire universe—came originally from something the size of a grain of rice that exploded and formed what we have now, the sun, stars, earth, seas, everything there is, including what I felt…

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I’ve just gone on the blog and seen this. 427 views is crazy. My blog averages 70 views per day, so I don’t know how this happened. Anyway, I’m glad I decided to go on the blog today. This will encourage me to post more in the future. 🙂

What I’m Up To These Days….

I’ve been in England for two weeks now. Lectures began last Monday. This is my final year, and I’m determined to make the most of it – which means I’ll try to find the time to visit galleries and museums in London, read all sorts of books, and concentrate more on my studies. Anyway, my…

Tender is the Night

I read Tender Is the Night just after finishing Schindler’s Ark – I badly needed a change in setting after reading almost 400 pages on the holocaust. The story begins just as in The Great Gatsby. A newcomer to the French Riviera meets a clique of rich people and discovers their world of wonders. What…

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Modern Classics

I tend to read mostly modern classics, so, in some way, this list features some of my favourite books of all time. Top Ten Tuesday is an addictive weekly meme – which I like to take part in whenever the theme is right – hosted by the guys at BrokeandBookish, as everybody knows by now….

Booker#8: Schindler’s Ark

It was in early 2015 that I acquired this book in Folio edition. A pristine copy was available on eBay and I bought it just to expand my collection of Booker Prize-winning books. I knew it was non-fiction, so I suspected it might be too heavy for me – despite the movie being one of the…