Bookmarks 16 August 2021
Book Marks

Bookmarks: Monday 16 August, 2021

Here’s hoping you’re all well this week, especially if you’re in a lockdown region at the moment. Keep calm and read on seems to be the way to go at the moment. Currently reading On the side table at the moment is Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro. Forty books recommended by Elena Ferrante …

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Monday 2 August 2021
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Bookmarks: Monday 9 August, 2021

Apparently the Olympic Games have been on for the last couple of weeks. Who knew? If I had to stop reading to watch Games coverage, well, I wouldn’t be able to read. Not by the time I do everything else that needs doing. What to do? Skip the Games and keep reading of course. Currently …

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Book marks 19 July 2021
Book Marks

Bookmarks: Monday 19 July, 2021

A slightly quieter week on the cards, I think. No major announcements to look forward to, for instance. And if you’re in some parts of Australia, including Sydney where I am, COVID enforced lockdowns, seeing most of us staying home for the time-being. Currently reading Sorrow and Bliss, by Meg Mason. Last week’s book reviews …

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The Lying Life of Adults book cover
Book reviews

The Lying Life of Adults, by Elena Ferrante

We did not have the sort of dinner table conversations Italian high schooler Giovanna, had with her parents, when I was a teenager. During a particularly terse exchange one evening in their Naples home, her mother declares: “For fifteen years your father has had another wife.” Giovanna pauses before responding: “And you, too, you have …

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