Category Archives: English

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 imagined 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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A Spool of Blue Thread

I loved this book. Apparently Anne Tyler’s critics call her fiction “cozy” and that’s exactly what I wanted. The moral of the story is that everything turns out OK in the end, very much like what your apple-cheeked grandma would … Okumaya devam et

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Never Mind

Well, I thought this book was a waste of paper. It opened with a description of a despicable character, and I was inclined to interpret this as a sign of the author’s literary prowess – he must be quite confident in … Okumaya devam et

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