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  • The Sunday Salon - good book, bad book
    on Feb 12, 2012 in The Sunday Salon
     Hi, everyone, last time I've mentioned a German historical novel. Unfortunately I've not finished it yet. But I find it still interesting. Meanwhile I've read  a book by Marina Lewychka. She is a British author of Ukrainian origin. The book I've...
  • The Sunday Salon: a German novel on ww2Hello everyone,I had a long-long break in writing my Almost Insider blog. Now I'm back.As you know I'm reading mostly historical novels, mostly about history of Central-Europe. This Sunday I would like to talk about a German novel on the ww2 by Arn...
  • Read-a-Thon April 2011 (1) - my pile
    on Apr 9, 2011 in read-a-thon
    Just a brief post before the big start at 2pm (CET) I'm going to read first of all the historical novel Imprimatur by Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti. I'm just quite curious what difference is between a one-author novel and a two-autor-novel.  (Eve...
  • Read-a-Thon April 2011 (2)
    on Apr 9, 2011 in read-a-thon
    Well, after 12 hours my first goal, at least 200 pages to read form the book Imprimatur by Monaldi and Sorti is reached. Although the novel is not too much interesting. it's like a "The Name of the Rose"-clone. Lost and found manuscript, a...
  • Quote of the Day (1)"But she knew very well that if she had not stood when she did, the scene would still have happened, for it was not about her at all. Only chance has brought her to the window. That was not a fairy tale, this was the real, the adult world in whi...
  • The Sunday Salon: How to restart a blog?
    on Apr 3, 2011 in The Sunday Salon
    How? This way! Hello everyone, I'm here again. And I have a lots of new ideas. First of all, the blog will be more international, I try to focus more on books have English version (and even I have a sample of it). On the other hand, because I read m...
  • Currently reading: Atonement by Ian McEwan (1)
    on Apr 1, 2011 in currently reading
    Actually, it's a re-reading. I've already read already this novel some years ago, but I've seen the movie based on it only just some days ago. Well, I just tought, it's time to read it again, because I'm fascinated by the way, how this story is talk...
  • SOON!
    on Mar 10, 2011
    Hi everyone! I'll back soon! PS: Sooner than you expect. :)...
  • The Sunday Salon: "My grandmother.."
    on Sep 25, 2010 in The Sunday Salon
    Hello everyone,after a (not that) short break, I'm here again. The september was for me quite busy due to the start of my first PhD semester, that means for me first of all more time to spend in Budapest (and in the libraries in Budapest).Well, the t...
  • The Sunday Salon: Portuguese Weekend
    on Aug 14, 2010 in The Sunday Salon
    Hello Dear Saloners,I have been thinking about this a while. I've read several books by Jose Saramago, and even the famous novel The Long Voyage by Jorge Semprun, but no more books by Portuguese authors.But it will change maybe this weekend.First of...
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