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Summer reading continuing ...

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 I have finished another two books from the pile I got from my parent's house, which I wrote about under Just checking in ...   The first three books I did a very short review on in Summer reading . The next two books are:  The Storrington Papers by Dorothy Eden  I used to read a lot of Dorothy Eden when I was younger, and I know remember how I loved her books. Even reading her again so many years later was a pleasure.  "For Sarah Goodwill, still reeling in the aftershock of a disastrous marriage, the position of secretary-ghostwriter to Major Charles Storrington seems the ideal opportunity to exorcise a few demons of her own. Sarah will help Major Storrington, confined to a wheelchair by the tank accident that finished a promising military career, to research and write the family history of the Storringtons, an armaments dynasty. She will also serve as governess to his small son." Through old documents and a diary Sarah is taken back to the beginning of the century and

Summer reading

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The reading has been rather slow for me in June. Being on the road does not give much time for this pleasure. We have bought a camper van and is now touring the north of Sweden. Wonderful experience of nature. For those of you who speak Swedish, or just want to look at pictures, can follow me on Den   tillfälliga besökaren .  Another obstacle with a van is that there is not so much space for more than the necessary things. As mentioned in the post ' Just checking in.. .' I choose a few books from self-service book shelves and those I have brought with me. I leave them at various camping as I have finished them. Here a few summary reviews of what I read.  Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason  Another thrilling and intriguing story from Iceland. Detective Sigurdur Oli is contacted by friends to investigate a blackmail. Upon visiting the suspected blackmailer Sigurdur Oli finds her murdered. The friendship makes the solving of the case more difficult for him, and many times he suspe

Paris in July - 2021

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Thyme for Tea is hosting another Paris in July challenge this year. One of my favourite challenges so I am happy to join. Here is the introduction:  "Paris is alluring for so many reasons — the incredible culinary adventures you can have, its lens into history through its architecture and art museums, its walkability and world-class shopping. There is a lot to see and do in Paris and first-timers can have a hard time fitting it all in. " Here, at Paris in July blogging central, we are connecting you with other lovers of Paris through the month long blogging event. Over the past 10 years, participants have used this event to post about new recipes, favourite holiday memories, best books on Paris, set in Paris, about Parisiennes, music from Paris, best cocktails found in Paris, favourite walks in Paris.... almost anything about Paris or France.  We cant really go to Paris right now, but here we will share many different sides of our love of french things, and Paris. " Thi

Paris in July 2021

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Ah, it is this time of the year. The time when we go to Paris in July to share our love for everything French. Tamara at Thyme for Tea is hosting again, thank you so much. I think this challenge is a favourite for many of us.  This year will be a little different for me. We have bought a Camper van and are going around Sweden on a camping tour. We are heading towards the north on Saturday and hope to all the way up to the Midnight Sun. I am not sure what I will do this year, but read some books connected, one way or the other to Paris and France. I will start with Nina George's The Little Bookshop in Paris. I have heard good things about it, so it will be a good start. Maybe, I will be able to do a French dinner in our van. Let's see what I kind of ingredients I can find. Maybe a French movie or a TV-series, and listen to some French music. I also hope to be inspired by your choices. 

Just checking in...

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 Several weeks has passed since I last posted here. I have been on the road with our new camper van and been busy visiting family and friends (all with safe distance) I have not seen for long. On Saturday me and my husband Martin, har heading to the north of Sweden. Camping seems like a good idea these days and we expect to keep distance, but still be able to enjoy nature. Visiting my parents for a few days before we head north. Outside our guest flat there are two book cases with books given by people who live here. I must say that the books are from several genres, many of them I have already read. I have chosen seven of the books to take with me for our trip. They can easily be given to someone else, or a camping, to be enjoyed by other people.  I choose these books from various genres:  Dorothy Eden - The Storrington Papers (used to read Eden when I was young, but have not read anything for quite some time. Should be an easy summer's read.) Karin Fossum - Bad Intensions (I ha