Book Doctor; ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’ by Amy Tan

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.”Michael Crichton Discovering where we come from, our personal and cultural history, is a fascinating endeavour. I believe that the need to explain, and perhaps validate, our existence is a universally pleasurable experience, and while not all discoveries are pleasant, everything is illuminating. It is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this bank holiday weekend, ………

Cellophane Bag; ‘Revolutionary Road’ by Richard Yates

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara Every so often, as confused 20-somethings do, I contemplate my existence – how different it is from the way I planned. I never had a career in mind for when I grew up and I am still not entirely sure what I am able to do now, but I always had an idea of where ………

They Calls Me Yellow; ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker

I have learnt a new lesson this week, do not sit on a post in the hope you can make it better or come back to it later with the same enthusiasm. Jot down ideas while you read and as they come to you otherwise you will return to the post you left (to ensure you gave it justice) and find you have forgotten half of what you wanted to discuss. I feel better in ………

Flickan som lekte med elden; The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Concerned you may be old before your time? I am a great lover of Lakelands, C and H Fabrics, creams teas (without the tea part), a brisk walk on a warm (but not scorching) summer’s day through a quaint, historically fascinating village. Oh and I am also 25; fellow elderly youth, let us start a club. Other than the oldies who suspiciously eye you up for invading their aged space, C & H Fabrics is ………