Thursday, 28 November 2019

November round-up and faves

Here we are again, at the end of another month and with  Christmas looming on the horizon. How has your November been? Mine has been rather  ... I'm not sure how to describe it ... so perhaps you'd better read on.

Life lately
Political crisis
I spent most of November in a self-imposed form of hibernation: not writing, not really doing much, just curled up on the sofa and voraciously devouring books while trying to keep abreast of the political turmoil that our island has found itself in due to the corrupt few. Or the corrupt many. It's not quite clear yet how many people are involved and the story is too long and convoluted for me to go into here. But it all started around 3 years ago following revelations made by assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. It now appears that people at the highest level of our government were involved in her assassination - as many of us had suspected all along. If anybody is interested in the whole sordid affair, you may read the initial revelations that Daphne had made on her blog Running Commentary here and more recent updates on Manuel Delia's blog Truth be Told  or on the portals of independent newspapers here and here. I had written briefly about the subject right after Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination in an open letter here. A book about the assassination Murder on the Malta Express: Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia was published on the second anniversary of her death. It was co-authored by Carlo Bonini, Manuel Delia and John Sweeney and was my book of choice for  #NonfictionNovember.
As you all know, I usually try to stay clear of politics and other controversial subjects but, with everything that is going on around me, I couldn't go on without saying anything. So I am really glad that I got that off my chest.
Now on to more pleasant topics.

Ulm, Germany / Sincerely Loree

Monday, 11 November 2019

Book talk: Books I read this summer (2019)

I am almost embarrassed to admit that I only read three books this past summer. That's one book a month, which is an abysmal statistic. But that's the way I roll in summer - lethargy in all aspects of my life. With just three books on the list, this won't be a very long read.

The Returning Tide by Liz Fenwick


The book blurb:
Two sisters and one betrayal that will carry across generations...

In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between two sisters begins - the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever. Decades later, the efforts of one reckless act still echo - but how long will it be until their past returns?

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