Category: Books

Layers of whiteness

Was very surprised to wake up to a new layer of whiteness this morning.  I have been enjoying it; the snow makes me smile.  Wish though I had the right footwear, my already disintegrating ’80’s moon boots are barely holding together, although they are still much better than wellies, which are absolutely freezing no matter […]

15 Books

A tag doing the rounds: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. (These are roughly in the order in which I read them). Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret The Portrait of […]


Just had a lovely day. Saw Agnes Varda’s Plages d’Agnes – a very eccentric, poetic and funny documentary about her life (if a little too long).  The only film I’ve seen at the festival this year. Then this evening went to hear Toni Morrison talk about her new book A Mercy and American politics – how […]

Jewish Book Week

This years Jewish Book Week sessions that I’m looking forward to and some, especially The Lost and In Search of Happiness I’ve been waiting for… Spinoza and Secular Jewish Culture The Lost: A Search for Six out of Six Million The Clothes on Their Backs Great Writers of the 20th Century: Isaiah Berlin In Search […]

The End

No, not the end of the blog, but of Harry Potter. I read the last three books back to back and was all magic potions, jinxes and polyjuice. That was a few weeks ago and since then I’ve ‘rediscovered’ books. I’ve read Marish Pessl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics – fun, but not quite The […]

It’s a book thing

I just discovered The Book Depository, hadn’t heard of them before, but I found them through Amazon’s marketplace, so they must be OK, right? They are offering free delivery on any orders. [ canadian healthcare viagra sales | buying viagra with no prescription | viagra testimonials | buy real viagra without prescription | how viagra […]

Follow the arrows

A website for Miranda July’s, forthcoming book of short stories No One Belongs Here More Than You – I like her sense of humour. July is an artist and filmmaker – she directed Me & You and Everyone We Know, which is a lovely indie film I’d recommend if you haven’t seen it yet. [via] […]

Behind the scenes

I’ve just discovered Dina Rabinovitch’s has written a post about chairing the Neuberger/Segal/Heschel discussion at Jewish Book Week, amusing behind the scenes take and she really did seem incredibly at ease, very Jonathan Freedlandish. Which led me to discover her blog Take Off Your Running Shoes, where she’s documenting life with breast cancer and the […]


Sunday at Jewish Book Week. A really wonderful session with Julia Neuberger, Lynne Segal and Susannah Heschel discussing the women’s movement and Judaism and so much more. I’d love to be in a classroom with Susannah Heschel even though it would be a challenge and she could (and did) go off into a language that […]


Thanks to D and M I have discovered Judith Butler and I’m reading Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence. [ cheap viagra order online | generic viagra canada | viagra produced in mexico | generic viagra canadian | mail order for viagra tablets | index | recreational viagra | cialis india | cialis […]