Year in review: 10 images from 2017

Wow! 2017 is almost done. In a few more hours, we will begin a new year. A new cycle of winter, spring, summer and fall or summer, fall, winter and spring if you live in the southern hemisphere- at least in fashion if not in real weather patterns. 2017 was my first full calendar year…

The recommendations from my book list

So I received a couple of requests from people to tell them which books I particularly enjoyed from my list. I thought I’d do a quick roundup of the books I liked and the ones I found challenging. If I could only re-read one book from the list it would be Emily St John Mandel…

Ye Olde Book Mosaic 2017

*drum roll* Aaaand the 2017 book mosaic is here. I had to scrunch up the books into 13 columns so I could fit into four rows but the titles are really small so I’ve also listed the books in the chronological order I read them below Book Author Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C Clarke The…

Book reflections

A couple of days ago I very triumphantly posted to my Twitter account stating that I had completed my annual target of reading 52 books. Almost as soon as I posted it, I started getting doubts. Had I really read 52 books or had I made some kind of mistake which left me a few…

Looking for a holiday gift? 2017’s best books lists are here

It’s December. Probably one of the most anticipated months of the year- right up there with the balmy/ scorching summers of July and August (at least in Europe). But December has an edge over the summer months because it’s that time of the year when we all indulge ourselves a little bit and tell ourselves…

Happy New Year

A very happy, prosperous, healthy and peaceful 2017 to everyone! I was near the world’s tallest building- Burj Khalifa- last night to catch the fireworks at the break of midnight. Here’s a few glimpses