Another one bites the dust…book that is

So, in my last post I had a book in progress, A Cup of Light by Nicole Mones.  The same author wrote The Last Chinese Chef, which I read back in 2007 and found interesting on a few levels; plot, characters and the wonderful descriptions of the food and its preparation and place in Chinese culture and…

My book list – Three and a half so far

I’ve never counted how many books I read in a year. But the other day I realised that I’ve read three already and am on the way to a fourth. I don’t want the fact that I am making a list to influence how many I ultimately read. Not sure how I’m going to deal…

But wait, there’s more…(books on my night-stand)

Two more books to add to the night-stand reading list. I was waiting for Tim Winton’s Breath to come out in paperback and Roo has now bought it for me.  The shop assistant could not find the last copy in stock so Roo left  thinking he’d find it at another bookshop. The assistant found it…

Annual year-end review of books on the night stand

Another year is nearly over and the rotating door for books that is my night stand is sporting a lovely and mostly new crop.  A few of them are travel guides recently borrowed from the library and some of them were on the night stand last year, but are at least started. Some from last…

That was the year that was – 2010

How lucky am I that last year, 2010, was one of mostly ‘highs’ for me.  Even some of the lows brought unexpected moments of bitter-sweet melancholy. And that’s a good thing in my book.  The idea that we must always be happy is such a western concept. Times of sober pensiveness are important aspects of…

My 2010 reading list

I have a friend who set herself a goal of 100 books in one year.  I don’t even try to read that many, and never manage to finish everything that I start. Some are meant to be dipped into and not read cover to cover, like the BKS Iyengar classic, An Illustrated Light on Yoga. …