Category Archives: English

The Iraqi Christ

I’m a slow reader nowadays. I loved this book though; I initially thought the quote on the front cover declaring the author “perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive” was a bit too ambitious, but a few stories into … Okumaya devam et

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Dear Life

This is a new year’s gift from a friend, and I actually started reading it in the small hours of new year’s day, to top off my festive mood. Some of the stories (or part of them) are set in the … Okumaya devam et

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An Armenian Sketchbook

I think I stumbled upon this book as I was looking for a guidebook to Armenia. It piqued my interest because it was described as telling of Vasily Grossman’s trip to Armenia in order to translate a novel from Armenian … Okumaya devam et

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The world’s most famous librarian

I came across this passage while reading Danielle Fuller and DeNel Rehberg Sedo’s Reading Beyond the Book: “Nancy Pearl is probably ‘the world’s most famous librarian.’ Her celebrity profile is ‘second only to Jesus’ (pers. comm. 2006). Or, to be … Okumaya devam et

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Subtly Worded

I fell in love with the cover of this book when I saw it at the bookshop, and this evening I had a creative moment and arranged this still nature shot with it 🙂 The book is named after a … Okumaya devam et

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Slaughterhouse-Five

I’ve been putting off reading this book because I imaged it to be a war book depicting gruesome scenes and legends of gallantry. How mistaken I was! I don’t know where I got that impression from, but it turned out … Okumaya devam et

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How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone is the story of young Alexandar, who flees war-torn Bosnia with his family, leaving behind his childhood love Asija. Politics shows its nasty face during the war; Alexandar has a Christian name (his father is … Okumaya devam et

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