May 30, 2009 archive

The Scent of Oranges – Book Review

Even if I had the key to Pa’s request, I had no idea how to tackle a murder investigation. All I could do was to remain vigilant – an early morning sparrow, picking up tidbits of information, hungrily following any leads that presented themselves. – from The Scent of Oranges, page 81 – When a …

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Midnight’s Children – Book Review

I was born in the city of Bombay…once upon a time. No, that won’t do, there’s no getting away from the date: I was born in Doctor Narlikar’s Nursing Home on August 15th, 1947. And the time? The time matters, too. Well then: at night. No, it’s important to be more…On the stroke of midnight, …

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BookAwards II Challenge

August 1, 2008 – June 1, 2009 May 30, 2009 – CHALLENGE COMPLETED I read 10 award winners from the following prize lists: Pulitzer Special Awards Anthony Award Orange Prize for Fiction Booker Prize Independent Foreign Fiction Prize IMPAC Dublin Award Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature Whitbread/Costa Award Commonwealth Writers Prize My favorite reads of …

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