Sunday, March 16th, 2008

In the Wake – Per Petterson

I finished reading Per Petterson’s In the Wake a week before I heard the news about my brother’s death. I tend to think that there are forces around us that …


Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Thirteen Moons

I have finally finished reading Thirteen Moons, the book written by Charles Frazier after his worldwide best-seller Cold Mountain. I had been tempted to quit the book from time to …


Thursday, September 27th, 2007

A Friend Like Henry

I’m on a roll with my reading this month, after finishing From Baghdad With Love, I continued with a book called A Friend Like Henry, a moving book written by …


Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Jay Kopelman’s From Baghdad With Love

I finished reading a book called From Baghdad With Love yesterday which chronicles the relationship between a Marine, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman with a stray puppy which he found at …


Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Contentment

It’s the first day of the financial year – I’m not all that fussed to tell you the truth. I’m not even an accountant to be excited by the new …


Monday, June 4th, 2007

“Two steps forward, one step back …”

It’s a cold day here in Adelaide – it only reached 14.3C at 12:16pm. Winter is truly here … it is good for the plants and the trees that the …


Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

The Namesake

I enjoyed ‘Interpreter of Maladies’, Jhumpa Lahiri’s book that gave her a Pullitzer Prize when it was out some years ago (come to think about it, I think I …


Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Food, glorious food …

It’s my third day here in Indonesia, and so far I have had great food … nasi uduk, nasi Padang, nasi Bali, sate ayam and empal. Oooooh yummo! I still …


Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

“For One More Day” – Mitch Albom

 
I discovered that Mitch Albom, the author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven had just released a new book called For One More Day, …


Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Emil and Karl

I’m actually reading David Lodge’s Thinks… still, but couldn’t resist Emil and Karl when I saw the book at Borders. The following is the blurb:

VIENNA, 1938. Two boys, one Jewish, …