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text 2018-04-16 00:10
Post-Vacation Book Haul

Hello,

 

I got back from the trip to Berlin this lunchtime and have lots of updates of books to post but spent most of today either sleeping or unpacking / doing laundry. 

So, updates and pictures are likely to follow later this week. 

 

As a first installment, here's what I did settle on picking up at the airport on the way back:

 

 

I have really high hopes for both books:

 

I picked up the audiobook of The Silk Roads a while back when it was on special offer, but this is a book I really want as a paper copy. A colleague of mine recommended it and I found the enthusiasm with which she told about the book rather catching. 

 

The second one, A Talent for Murder, is a slightly different temptation: I really don't like the idea of a fictional re-working of Christie's disappearance that much - there is a lot of potential to get things wrong, especially with respect to her actual biography and works.

BUT... Andrew Wilson is a biographer. He wrote a very good (imo) biography of Patricia Highsmith, and I appreciated how he seemed to stick to facts and steer clear of dramatising events in Highsmith's life. 

So, I am rather intrigued about his treatment of the story of Christie's "lost days". 

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text 2018-04-15 15:11
AVR Weekly News ~ 241st Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 241st Edition

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/04/avr-weekly-news-241st-edition.html
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text 2018-04-08 15:41
AVR Weekly News ~ 240th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 240th Edition

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/04/avr-weekly-news-240th-edition.html
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text 2018-04-02 00:04
Soup!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, with or without bunny rabbits and chocolate eggs. 

 

Spring has definitely sprung in these parts and I had the unexplainable urge to tidy my home and do some de-cluttering. It may not sound like the most exciting way to spend the weekend but I needed a relaxing time out before the upcoming week. Also, I will be away for a few days from Friday, so I needed to spend some time planning and organising.

 

Anyway, I passed on the chocolate this weekend but did finally manage to try the soup recipe that's been on my mind for a couple of weeks. 

 

The recipe is for this Sweetcorn Soup with Chili. It turned out well and I am sure I'll make it again some time - preferably with the addition of a dollop of cream and some coriander, which I forgot to buy...again.

 

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text 2018-04-01 15:17
AVR Weekly News ~ 239th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 239th Edition

The one where I finally find a used vehicle!

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2018/04/avr-weekly-news-239th-edition.html
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