Committed Writings | Albert Camus #FRAnonfiction

Committed Writings by Albert Camus contains Letters to a German Friend, Reflections on the Guillotine and The Nobel Speeches (Acceptance Speech and Create Dangerously) with a Foreword by Alice Kaplan. Books come into my life for all sorts of reasons. Before working in a bookshop, I bought books for myself very deliberately and carefully. I … Continue reading Committed Writings | Albert Camus #FRAnonfiction

Beautiful World, Where Are You | Sally Rooney #IRLfiction

A woman sat in a hotel bar, watching the door. Sally Rooney writes about the glorious and torturous intimacies that are a part of all the close relationships that we create for ourselves - best friends, lovers, siblings, colleagues. In Beautiful World, Where Are You Rooney continues this process, moving through the world of twenty-somethings … Continue reading Beautiful World, Where Are You | Sally Rooney #IRLfiction

The Gods of Greece | Friedrich von Schiller #poem

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash Last week I read Sally Rooney's new novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You? (review to come). Her book title was inspired by the 2018 Liverpool Biennial statement, which came from a line in an 1819 composition by Franz Schubert (D677), which he based on stanza from the 1788 Friedrich Schiller poem, The Gods of Greece (Die … Continue reading The Gods of Greece | Friedrich von Schiller #poem

The Bicentennial Man | Isaac Asimov #1976Club

Once again, another Club read has snuck up on me! Although for 1976, part of the problem was the lack of contenders. Pre-blog I had read: All Things Wise and Wonderful | James HerriotChildren of Dune (Book 3) | Frank HerbertTintin and the Picaros (Tintin, #23) | Hergé, Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper (Translator), Michael Turner (Translator) All enjoyable reads … Continue reading The Bicentennial Man | Isaac Asimov #1976Club