A literary quote from One Hundred Years of Solitude
Just keep walking – The Salt Path
When I told my friends I was reading a book about an old couple walking a path, they rolled their eyes. But this book about homelessness, survival, and walking is a great read!
Too much for the title – Lost Pianos of Siberia
Lost Pianos of Siberia. What an enchanting title! I But you can’t fit the whole Siberia underneath this title. The author had a great idea, but the book is missing a clear focus.
Speak like rain – Blixen’s Out of Africa
Travelling in time and space with books. This time to Karen Blixen’s Kenya where colonial racism mixes with friendliness
Would you read Ulysses? – Travel to 20th-century Dublin
I spent a few months this spring remotely wandering the streets of the early 20th-century Dublin and the seas of ancient Greek when I was reading the Ulysses and listening to a podcast about Odyssey.
Outlander tour – missing the story
A tour with Outlander filming locations could be great fun, but unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed. Although I am going to be rather critical, I do admit that the tour was a good way to visit a few of the less accessible sites.
Next stop, Barter Books
I knew that Barter Books is one of the biggest second-hand bookshops in the UK, yet I didn’t expect it to be so great.
Moat Brae, a place called Neverland
The shadow of Peter Pan lands on the mantelpiece, hands on the hips, feet wide apart. Try to catch the shadow at the National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling which opened its doors this summer.