The Simple Life

The Simple Life: The pleasures and rewards of getting back to basics is a quaint snapshot of Rhonda Hetzel’s life as she transitioned from being a corporate workaholic, an avid consumer and someone whose life was focussed outside the house, to a woman who consciously slowed down and focussed all her attention on her home life. She […]

104 in 52

In the Evil Day by Peter Temple Well, this was a departure from everything else I have read by Peter Temple. Although this was written earlier (2002), so maybe everything else was a departure. This is a thriller that took me some getting into but once I did I was hooked. In the Evil Day […]

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104 in 2014 : September

As the year rushes toward its end, I rush to finish the 104 in 2014 challenge!

Tommy's War October 01

October online ebook club – Tommy’s War by Richard van Emden

In the spirit of ‘Keeping it real’ (our current reader’s season theme) this month’s online ebook club book of the month is a book about WWI as told through the stories and photographs of the soldiers on the western front. Rather than describe the history of the war, Tommy’s War tells the soldier’s story through a compilation of letters, diary entries and unofficial photographs.

September online ebook club wrap-up – Tracks

This month our September Online ebook club read was Tracks by Robyn Davidson. Tracks is the memoir of Davidson’s 1700 mile walk across the Australian desert with 4 camels and her dog in tow.

The People Smuggler

The People Smuggler by Robin De Crespigny is the biography of Ali Al Jenabi, known to some as a people smuggler (and condemned), he is known to others as the “Oskar Schindler of Asia” (and praised and revered). You may have heard of him as his name and case was heavily reported by the news and media. He […]

cruising September 27

Cruising and cruise ships 2014

Cruising & cruise ships 2014 by Douglas Ward (Berlitz cruise guide series) This attractive book is a valuable tool for the fast increasing numbers of people who are enjoying cruising during their holidays. It is a great guide for both experienced long-time cruisers, and those planning their first venture on the seas. You will get […]

lonesome_october_forside September 26

The Annual Ritual of A Night in the Lonesome October.

“Those of us who remain will gather atop the hill at midnight. We will bring kindling and we will co-operate in the building of a big fire. It will serve as illumination, and into it will be cast all the bones, herbs, and other ingredients we have been preparing all month to give ourselves an […]

blog real September 23

Keeping it real

Left Neglected September 19

104 in 52 (or what I have been reading lately).

22. Left Neglected – Lisa Genova.   I was reminded of Lisa Genova recently when I read that her very successful novel Still Alice was going to be made into a movie.  Still Alice is the story of a intelligent and successful professor who acquires early onset Alzheimers.  The story is a powerful and moving account of […]

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