Monthly Archives: Αύγουστος 2013

Seamus Heaney dies, aged 74

Personal Helicon By Seamus Heaney   for Michael Longley As a child, they could not keep me from wells And old pumps with buckets and windlasses. I loved the dark drop, the trapped sky, the smells Of waterweed, fungus and dank moss. One, in a brickyard, with a rotted board top. I savoured the rich crash…

Train roll on, on down the line

Last night just finished Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French author duet (they are husband and wife). I don’t have much time for a full review right now (supposed to be working, ain’t I?) but I will give you the synopsis and some cover variations. It was not a bad mystery, and the pace was good,…

Book signing event on a train? Yes, please!

UK train operator Virgin Trains could be starting an audience-focusing trend by hosting author signings in an altogether original environment. The train company is planning a series of high speed on-board book signings. Starting on the west coast route on 14 September with Scandi-crime author Jo Nesbø signing his new Harry Hole thriller Police, Virgin are promising…

Most stolen books

bib·lio·klept  noun \ˈbiblēəˌklept, -lēōˌ-\ : one who steals books   Have you ever wondered which books get stolen the most? Is there a pattern there or are they random? Well, good old wikipedia has an answer: Amis, Bukowski, Burroughs, Raymond Carver, Don DeLillo and Jack Kerouac are among the most stolen [sic] authors. Ron Rosenbaum, an author and New…

Coffee break

My coffee in hand and a few minutes to spare, i dive deep in the world of blogs that take me places and inspire me. The first stop was A Cup of Jo which took me across to delicious  Dinner a Love Story . Jenny, who has written herself a lovely book, too, suggested the I Hate to Cook book, for…