11 Books I loved Reading in 2016

11 Books I loved Reading in 2016

At the beginning of this year, I had set myself the goal of reading 40 books in 2016. I managed to read 22 so far, according to my bookshelf on Goodreads, plus a couple of German books, which are not listed there. And the year is not over yet. I might manage to add a...
Book Tip: The Dyehouse and Other Australian Text Classics

Book Tip: The Dyehouse and Other Australian Text Classics

The Dyehouse is a book about the daily life of the working class in postwar Australia “when work was being radically transformed by new industrial technologies.” The author, who was born in 1905, was member of the Communist Party and later on the Labour Party and ended up working in a textile factory herself. As Fiona McFarlane points out in her introduction “Calthorpe was expected to protect the interests of the Company at all times; but, like Miss Merton, her sympathies lay with the workers. She began to take notes, thinking, ‘Oh well, while I’m preparing to write my great Australian novel, I’ll write this.’”

5 Books That Inspired my Life

5 Books That Inspired my Life

I am per se a curious person; maybe that is the reason why I discovered the following books that inspired my life and affected my thinking in one way or the other. These books reminded me of values and wisdom, which I have accrued over the past 50 years, but some of...

Great Gifts for Mother’s Day

I recently read a couple of books that I enjoyed very much. I was completely immersed in the stories and couldn't wait to get to the end. As Mother's Day is coming up I thought I share these reads with you in case you are still looking for a present for your mum. To...
Great Gifts for Mother’s Day

Great Gifts for Mother’s Day

I recently read a couple of books that I enjoyed very much. I was completely immersed in the stories and couldn’t wait to get to the end. As Mother’s Day is coming up I thought I share these reads with you in case you are still looking for a present for your mum. To...

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