Category Archives: international literature

Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

So let me make a New Year’s Resolution early:  I am going to complete reading challenges in 2013! And the first one I’m committing to is:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge.  Hosted at Words and Peace, this challenge asks … Continue reading

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The Tea Lords

The Tea Lords by Hella S. Haasse  (translated by Ina Rilke ) Published:  2011 by Portobello Books Source:  Received as giveaway from Iris on Books Once again, I sadly admit that I am not too familiar with Dutch literature, and … Continue reading

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Paris in July

I’ve spent the last few days browsing the other blogs participating in Leeswammes’ Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and not only have I entered some great giveaways (there’s still time for you to try your luck!) I discovered new to me … Continue reading

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The Discovery of Heaven Readalong – Part 3

Hosted by Iris on Books   Part Three of The Discovery of Heaven is primarily focused on Quinten, the son of Ada and Onno (or Max?).  After his birth, Max and Sophia – Ada’s mother – take Quinten to live … Continue reading

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The Discovery of Heaven Readalong – Parts 1 and 2

(warning: the summary below may contain spoilers)   I’ve stepped a little bit out of my comfort zone and joined the readalong of The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch, hosted by Iris On Books.  I am sadly not well acquainted … Continue reading

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