Remains of the Day Discussion

First and foremost, Happy Memorial Day. What do you do on this day? We’ve been going for many years to a commemoration ceremony that takes place in a nearby park. After, we’ll join friends for a time together. The discussion of The Remains of the Day has started today at Karen’s blog. She’s done a great…

Homage to Galdós

Here you see Galdós painted by master Sorolla. And below, a picture. Benito Pérez Galdós was born on a May 10th, 1843, 175 years ago. I missed my other favorite author, Cervantes, who died on April 22nd of 1616, on different dates (different calendars), but same day as Shakespeare. My first encounter with Galdós was…

Reading Ishiguro

Starting May, we’ll be reading The Remains of the Day at my friend Karen’s blog. In June and early July we’ll read The Buried Giant here. THE BURIED GIANT June 21st, WEEK 1, BEGINNING TO CHAPTER FOUR June 28th, WEEK 2, CHAPTER FIVE TO END OF PART II July 5th, WEEK 3, PART III TILL…

Reconsidering

A bit earlier in the year, I had lots of fun choosing books for a few challenges, for the book club, and to read along with some friends in real life and online. But now in March, I find myself at a halt, trying to decide how to proceed with my readings. So far, this…

Change of Plans

And yet another, (albeit minor), change of plans. After I declared I wouldn’t go on with The Unconsoled book club, I wanted to offer a generous alternative, and I may have gone a bit overboard committing to 3 book clubs over 2 months for the readers, maybe even 3 for myself. Good thing I have…

The Other Einstein

The Other Einstein, ★★✫ (To be placed between very enjoyable read, recommendable, and meh, nothing remarkable.) Marie Benedict, Published in October 2016 This was another of our book club books, 11 fairly recent books. I’m fine with that. Book club provides me with a list of books I’d otherwise not pick. I like the non fiction choices.…

A Man Called Ove

I didn’t know that this book was made into a movie. This was our first book for our February book club appointment. These are our selected titles: From Wikipedia: A Man Called Ove (original title in Swedish: En man som heter Ove) is a 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman, a Swedish columnist, blogger and writer.…

The Trial, Impromptu Book Club

Encouraged by my reader friend Fariba, I’ve decided to read The Trial, by Kafka, and to blog about it in 3 posts. FIRST POST, MONDAY OCTOBER 16TH Chapter 1, pages 1 – 37 Chapter 2, pages 38 – 58 Chapter 3, pages 59 – 88 SECOND POST, MONDAY OCTOBER 23RD Chapter 4, pages 89 –…

Belgravia

The book review that wasn’t meant to be. Belgravia is the title for our April book club meeting. I love our book club time together. And the ladies in the book club. I adore Miss Donna, the lady who suggested Belgravia. But a friend and fellow blogger whose opinions I respect, told me this was such a…