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Tag Archives: reading
The stage at this year’s Tomorrowland Music Festival in Boom, Belgium: You can’t do that with all your I-Pads, Kindles and e-readers, can you?
Carlos Fuentes, the Mexican writer, has the following quote attributed to him: Writing is a struggle against silence. Of his many books, I have only read “Aura” and I wish he had remained silent. Whenever I visit a country, I try … Continue reading
I love to read books. So much that I sometimes even read several books at the same time. I also like to talk about books with other readers, I like to receive new suggestions on what to read next and make … Continue reading
I have some information stored on 3.5-inch discs, but I can’t find a computer that still has a slot for these floppy discs. With my old phone, I had taken some cool photos, but I can’t retrieve them because I … Continue reading
I like long train journeys because they provide me with the time to read books, magazines and newspapers. Once, on a train in Germany, I was reading a newspaper or a news magazine. Across the table sat a man who … Continue reading
“What’s the point?”, I could retort. Or talk about freedom, independence and self-determination. But for now, I will just point you to the answer given by J. D. Salinger in his novella “Zooey“: “I like to ride in trains too much. You … Continue reading
When a novel becomes an international bestseller 62 years after its original publication, there has to be something to it. “Jeder stirbt für sich allein” by Hans Fallada was published in Germany in 1947 and finally got translated into English … Continue reading
I like spy novels and I have always longingly admired the profession of foreign correspondents. As I finally wanted to read one of Alan Furst‘s spy novels, all set against a historical background, it was therefore natural for me to … Continue reading
As Mario Vargas Llosa from Peru has just won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2010, I guess I should read one of his books at last. Which one or two of the following do you recommend? Or would you recommend … Continue reading