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Katrine "katrinesbooks" (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the screen - misses light, 23 May 2011
The Kindle is a joy to read on, battery life is as promised. I only wish the Kindle came with it's own light - then it would be perfect for reading in bed at night.

Also, be careful not to drop it, it's more fragile than an iphone.

Telling Tales: A History of Literary Hoaxes
Telling Tales: A History of Literary Hoaxes
by Melissa Katsoulis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.45

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The perfect book for interrupted reading by the literary geek, 2 Feb 2010
If you have a weakness for old school literary gossip and love hearing the stories behind the novels and their authors, this is the book for you.

'Telling tales' is a collection of the stories of the most (in)famous literary hoaxes we know of. The hoaxes are classified after a system, and each story is short and can be read on it's own. The book is perfect for travelling to work or - as in my case - for reading in the small spaces of peace you have when taking care of a baby.

The stories themselves are everything from entertaining to sad, and the book is really a collection of human folly. It will equip you with good conversational topics for dinner parties with other literary geeks, and for that alone it is worth the read. However, don't expect writing and plot that will take your breath away - this is not fiction as such.

Merlin - Series 1 Volume 1 [DVD]
Merlin - Series 1 Volume 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Hurt
Price: £12.26

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little clumsy, 29 Jan 2009
It's an okay production, but it doesn't know if it wants to be funny or dramatic. And somehow it looks and feels a bit like an 80s production.

The Diaries of Jane Somers
The Diaries of Jane Somers
by Doris Lessing
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.57

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious chicklit, 22 Jun 2008
This book was first published under pseudonym, as Lessing wanted to have her work judged independently of the view the public already held af her. As she writes in the preface, she wrote the book in a different style from her usual, but still a lot of professional readers recognized her as the writer.

The story is of Jane, a modern woman and a more serious version of the silly Bridget Jones. She holds a high end job as a fashion editor and spends every sunday preparing the coming week's outfits.
She lost her husband and mother to cancer some years ago and now, in her middelage, she is thinking her life over. She befriends an old crone, the sour Maude, and by looking after her, she pays absolution to her husband and mother.

The book is very well written. Though the language is simple and fresh, the feel of the book is both depressing and though-provoking. The feminist thinking is there, both explicit and implicit, but the overall theme is death and coming af age - however late in life his coming of age happens.
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Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love
Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love
by Anne Fadiman
Edition: Hardcover

18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the love of books, 12 Oct 2006
This book is a collection of book lovers and writers rereadings of books they loved when they were children or young adults.

The collection of essays is about personal experiences with reading and how it affected the writers choice of career and their lives in general. Some of the essays have emphasis on the personal, some have emphasis on the academic features of the books they've read. The personal stories are the best by far and they are what I was looking for when I bought this book.

I read Anne Fadiman's Ex Libris and was hoping for more - I got some of it, but a few of the academic essays could have been left out, in my view.

But absolutely worth my time all the same.
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