Life in a French small town ~ a book review and recommendation of “Chronicles from Château de Moines” by Evelyne Holingue

After his mother lost her battle with cancer, Scott, his younger sister, and his “hippy” father move from California to rural France. In the fall of 1970, in the small town of Château de Moines a new life starts for all of them, far away from the ghosts of their past. Scott quickly adapts to his new life, he becomes a regular customer of the … Continue reading Life in a French small town ~ a book review and recommendation of “Chronicles from Château de Moines” by Evelyne Holingue

What is Time? – A Book Review about: “The History of Time – A Very Short Introduction” by Leofranc Holford-Strevens

I liked the idea of Easter happening at two different moments within one country, and Friday being named for female goddesses. Continue reading What is Time? – A Book Review about: “The History of Time – A Very Short Introduction” by Leofranc Holford-Strevens

A book review – “The Tramp – Book one of the Bound Chronicles” by Sarah Wathen

Tourists rarely come to Shirley County, it seems that when they do it’s because they are a bit lost. Shirley County, and not its inhabitants, is hostile towards outsiders. Still Candy Vale cannot imagine leaving, and that with her childhood having been marked by troublesome events. Even though there are many different story lines within the books, and many characters to keep track of, I think … Continue reading A book review – “The Tramp – Book one of the Bound Chronicles” by Sarah Wathen

Some ghosts are adorable – a book review and recommendation – “From Cornflakes to Eternity” by S.D. Gates

6 year old Allie sees her lifeless body in a hospital before moving on into the afterworld. But her stay there is only brief, invested with a mission the child ghost is sent back to the paediatric hospital where she has just died.

In the book From Cornflakes to Eternity S.D. Gates tells the story of three kid ghosts that roam through a hospital for sick children. All three of them are from families (abusive, loving, neglecting) and socio-economic backgrounds that could not have been more varied. Allie is sent back from “the nice place” or what we might call paradise, to help Vicky and Jose leave the world of the living behind. Continue reading “Some ghosts are adorable – a book review and recommendation – “From Cornflakes to Eternity” by S.D. Gates”

C is for Chatwin – A to Z Challenge April 2015

What a shame that Bruce Chatwin died so young, at the age of 48. Everyone who has a Moleskin notebook has read his name in there, he seems to be one of the more prominent Moleskin users that have existed. I do not recall if I discovered Chatwin through the Moleskin or the Moleskine through Chatwin. Bruce Chatwin was a travel writer, but his writings … Continue reading C is for Chatwin – A to Z Challenge April 2015