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The Best of 2016!

2016 was a rough year in so many ways, but at least I was able to comfort myself with some outstanding books.  The best of these of course, were reviewed on the blog and, after careful deliberation, I think I … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Round Up

It’s been a busy six months at Shoshi’s Book Blog, as I’ve tried to navigate reading without an all consuming Russian Literature project but with ambitions to: a. Read more recently published novels b. Read more books in translation/from around … Continue reading

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Best Biography So Far: ‘The Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

I’ve been doing well on my resolution to read more non-fiction this year.  In January I reviewed Eva Hoffman’s ‘Lost in Translation,’ February took me into outer space with Michael Collins’ ‘Carrying the Fire‘ and I was bowled over by … Continue reading

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Reading out of my comfort zone part II: Life Writings

I’ve been loving my year of Russian reading, but I realise that this has meant other books have had to wait for quite a while to get noticed.  As 2016 approaches, I’m lining up some new volumes to tackle and this time … Continue reading

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