What Are You Currently Reading?

Hello, reading folks out there. How are you on this lovely afternoon? I thought today I share with you what I am currently reading and invite you to share what you are reading. Many moons ago I took part in a meme called “Teaser Tuesday” where people shared one sentence of the book they were reading. No idea, if it still exists. I did google it and followed a couple of links but they didn’t seem to lead anywhere. I loved it because it made me curious about the books that were shared. So I thought I might start something Read More

To Own Or Not To Own, That Is The Question!

Hello and happy Friday, despite everything. Do you like to own or borrow the books you read? This question is a lot on my mind currently because the husband and I are downsizing our home. And we have many, many books. So many, in fact, that we jokingly call our front room “the library”. Many of them are given to me by my family and are old but not particularly valuable. Owning these gives me a connection to my family both those who live far apart as well as those who have passed away. It makes me feel at home Read More

My Three September 2021 Reads

Hello out there, how are you today? I hope this new week and the new month brings only joy and support into your lives. My life is busy with several projects about which I can’t say anything yet. On top of that, my reading motivation is a bit low. I prefer audiobooks, but the titles I have chosen for September are not available as audiobooks. So no new review just yet. I am going to work my way through three books this September and thought I tell you a little about them. The first is “Managing Depression With CBT for Read More

Do you read poetry?

Hello dear readers, how are you today? I hope you and yours are well and if not that you find all the support you need. Today I want to tell you a little about my relationship with poetry books. A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my “Three Go-To Books When Life Gets Rough“. One of them was a poetry book by Erich Fried. Poetry is something I love to read and write. Even though I am not sharing too much of it yet. And recently, I made it a habit to read one poem a day. At Read More

My Favourite Three Reading Apps

Happy Friday, all you lovely people out in the vastness of the world wide web. How are you doing today? I hope you and yours are well and that you have a book to hand to solve a problem or to entertain you.  “Oh, Liz”, you might think, “Some people have to work and can’t read continuously, you know!” Yes, I know, but if you work, you can’t read this post, can you? But if you read a book, you can’t read this post either… ok, I get rather silly now. Let’s check out reading apps.  Do you use them? Read More

Do You Read Translated Fiction?

Frank Zappa said, “So many books so little time.” and that is even more true today. We can read self-published authors besides all the traditionally published ones. And English language books are vastly available because English is a Lingua Franca. There is always South Africa or India or any other English speaking country if you are interested in reading books from abroad. So, surely, there is no need to go for books in languages you do not speak? I experienced translated fiction from a young age and was puzzled by the hesitation in the UK to read it. I grew Read More

Seven Ways to Choose a Book for Reading

In my life, I had times when I couldn’t find anything to read. What I read previously did not interest me anymore. And I hadn’t found other authors, series or genres that I would like to read then. In these times, I often asked myself how I used to choose the books I was reading and how I should do it then. You probably think that’s quite a first world problem to be bothered about, and you are right. However, I love reading and not finding anything that interested me bothered me a lot! I recently discovered audiobooks and am Read More