Isvik by Hammond Innes

This is a real page turner. An old wooden ship is trapped in the Antarctic ice. It set sail from Argentina to the Falkland Islands two years after the war between the UK and Argentina was over. Why was this, what was the plan, and how did it end up embedded in the ice inContinue reading “Isvik by Hammond Innes”

The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas

Mattis is the main character of this book that deals with human relations, emotions, and sensitivities. It’s about relationships between people and between people and nature. Mattis lives with his sister Hege in the Norwegian countryside near a forest and by a lake. He’s extraordinarily aware of nature and changes in the natural environment. HeContinue reading “The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas”

The Glass Pearls by Emeric Pressburger

Karl Braun is a cultured German gentleman who works as a piano tuner in the London of the mid 1960s. Many of his fellow emigres assume like them he fled to England to avoid the Nazis. In the summer of 1965 he courts one woman, is pursued by another, and attends classical concerts. The newspapersContinue reading “The Glass Pearls by Emeric Pressburger”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 7

This is Page 7 from the book Diary of a Buddhist Cat ============================================================== “It’s my first morning here,” I reply. “I don’t know where they serve breakfast, do I?”  “Have you never seen a tea-bag before?”  “Not a purple one, no, they’re usually brown and taste of tea.”  “These human gaolers are pretentious and drinkContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 7”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 6

This is Page 6 from the book Diary of a Buddhist Cat ============================================================== The final dining option is some small, sandy-coloured nuts that are salty and arranged in an inartistic manner on a small saucer. These are crunchy too and I decide it’s best to swallow them whole rather than use my gnashers to breakContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 6”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 5

This is Page 5 from the book Diary of a Buddhist Cat ============================================================== I wake up on my first morning in my new dwelling. I find my litter tray, at least I assume it’s mine, and make a good job of everything, pushing the pieces into a corner like my mum taught me so theyContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 5”

Office Life – Book Discount

5 Days in the life of an English office – you can buy it here There’s lots of banter and insults flying around in this story. One person goes to the wrong place for the weekend, another has horrible personal habits, and a couple have sex over a desk when no one is watching, butContinue reading “Office Life – Book Discount”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 4

This is Page 4 from the book Diary of a Buddhist Cat ============================================================== Gemma’s most awful stare she reserves for the humans. This is when her eyebrows bunch tight together, her eyes are at their narrowest, and her stare is at its nastiest. This means ‘if you were smaller, I would eat you’. Her topContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 4”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 3

This is Page 3 from the book Diary of a Buddhist Cat ============================================================== When John brought me to the house where I live now, he let me out of the cat carrier and I couldn’t believe there were places to run to, other rooms and there was an outside through the windows. They even letContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 3”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 2

This is Page 2 from the book Diary of a Buddhist Cat ============================================================== Well, you can probably guess the rest. John saw me at the shelter and felt a Buddhist cat would fit the bill perfectly and so took me to adorn his house. He had obtained another cat, a female cat called Gemma, aContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat – Page 2”