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Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
3.59 of them is a beautiful series of Chinese watercolours of lotus blossoms. She chose them because they bloom even in the mud.

The above is a quote...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
Fortunately I ended up enjoying this just as much as "The Happiness Project". I had wondered how much new stuff there would be to write on the subject...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 20, 2012
Down Under
Some authors have an amazing way with words, and Bill Bryson is definitely one of them. After a single false start, he proceeded to make me utterly ho...more
Jan 13, 2012
Apr 02, 2009
Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World,
I first 'found' the Vogel-family two years ago when they were on the last legs of their journey from Alaska to Argentina. A friend pointed me towards...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jun 04, 2012
The Tiger's Child
Very interesting to read this follow-up to "One Child" and hear what later became of Sheila. I found the idea fascinating that Torey might actually ha...more
Apr 27, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Twenty Miles per Cookie: 9000 Miles of Kid-Powered Adventures
I was first introduced to the Vogel family when I found their blog where Nancy chronicled their two-and-a-half-year bike ride from Alaska to Argentina...more
Aug 05, 2014
Nov 02, 2011
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
A lovely and charming memoir. If you love not just reading books, but shopping for them as well and consider browsing through bookshops a worthwhile p...more
Mar 10, 2012
Oct 14, 2011
84 Charing Cross Road
This edition contains both 84 Charing Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, and I'm glad, because I don't think either would have been comp...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Hearts of Fire: Eight Women in the Underground Church and Their Stories of Costly Faith
A difficult book to review, because how on earth do I put into words the feelings this book woke in me? From Russia in 1945 to Indonesia in 2000 Chris...more
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
3,096 Days
Very, very chilling story about Natascha's 8-year-long captivity from age 10-18. It's deeply disturbing and I'm amazed by Natascha's strength of chara...more
Aug 05, 2012
Sep 22, 2011
Ghost Girl
I read this book in translation, which was a mistake as the translator did not do a good job. The language didn't flow properly, idioms had been direc...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
Man jager et bæst og fanger et menneske
"A murder investigation consists of thousands of tiny pieces that are brought to light by many dedicated policemen through detailed work. Only in TV a...more
Aug 25, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
My Sergei: A Love Story
I picked this up because I'm fascinated by figure skating, and thought it sounded really interesting. And it was in parts, but unfortunately Ekaterina...more
Jun 09, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to Be Just a Little Bit Better
"One Good Deed" is Erin McHugh's account of how she spent one year doing at least one good deed per day. The 'good deed' in question didn't have to be...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Into Thin Air: A personal account of the Everest disaster
Fascinating book! Not one you read in one sitting though, as it's full of names and details to remember. But it never became dry, and I found myself t...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
Hustler: Min tid i prostitution
For two years Odile Poulsen worked as a prostitute. Preceding that were years as a victim of incest, an abusive marriage, suicide attempts and stays i...more
Mar 2012
Mar 02, 2012
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894
Interesting to read, but I'm glad I read Little House on Rocky Ridge before reading this one, as Laura (naturally) takes for granted that the reader i...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
What I really appreciated about "Neither Here Nor There" is that unlike many of his other travelogues, I've actually been to many of the places Bill B...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
A Ten-Year-Old Expat
Well of course I love it, I wrote it! But I'll happily admit that that might be solely because of the sentimental value of it :)
Jan 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Ever since reading "Eat, Pray, Love" I've been interested in reading this second memoir as well. However, it turned out to be very different from what...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
Full Circle: A Pacific Journey with Michael Palin
I remember watching the TV-program "Full Circle" back when it aired in Denmark. Michael Palin was my favourite Monty Python, and I loved his quirky hu...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
Who Killed My Daughter?
This was a very difficult book for me to read for several reasons.

First of all, I knew even before starting the book that it would supply me with no a...more
Mar 02, 2012
Aug 09, 2008
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend
4.5 star review.

One of the most inspirational books I've read since Gretchen Rubin's "The Happiness Project". I didn't really have any idea what to ex...more
Apr 22, 2014
Jun 13, 2013
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
It's a tribute to the quality of this book, that I was able to read it just two days after having seen the movie (which was great!) and still loved it...more
Nov 30, 2010
May 19, 2010
The Year of Living Like Jesus
I wavered between giving this 3 and 4 stars, so consider this a 3.5 star review.

I read The Year of Living Biblically earlier this year, and was really...more
Nov 23, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Extraordinary Journey to Promote Peace - One School at a Time
I started this book with mixed expectations. One of my friends had LOVED it (all capital letters), another had thought it extremely overrated. As I us...more
Aug 11, 2010
May 04, 2009
Waiter Rant
A fun read which very vividly reminded me why I could never be a waiter! (Although I do think it's probably easier in non-tipping countries - at least...more
Nov 27, 2010
Dec 01, 2008
At Least You're in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life
Jennifer's experience works as a good reminder that the life of an expat isn't always an easy one. And that that which is good comes at a price.

Ever s...more
Jun 23, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
This book should come with a disclaimer: Warning! Will make you HUNGRY! ... and not just plain ole hungry that any apple or biscuit could satisfy. No,...more
Jun 16, 2014
Sep 24, 2012
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Yet another of those delightful non-fictional books that reads like fiction. When I saw the trailer for the movie, I knew I wanted watch it, and when...more
Sep 18, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
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