Category Books

Piano by Jean Echenoz

Every so often I come across a book that stirs a desire in me. I must read everything the author has ever written. In my childhood it was Enid Blyton. I was doing nicely. Until that is a teacher told…

Temptation

One of the best ways of not spending money is to avoid shops and online shopping sites. Buying things from eBay and the charity shops to resell is therefore hazardous. The temptation to acquire things for personal use comes in…

The True Deceiver

Now I’m in two minds about The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson. Yes, its author is the woman who wrote the Moomintroll fantasies. There’s a Moomin hanging from the back window of Klaus the Knaus, my motorhome. The girl in…

Man’s Search For Meaning

A quote heavy post today! I thought that I’d share possibly one of the most thought provoking pieces of writing that I’ve ever come across. It is deserving of a place in my rainbow bookcase. Indeed, after I first read…