What are you reading now?

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    The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George

    The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare.

    On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.
     
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    Breathing Lessons - Anne Tyler

    Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants nothing more than to fix her son’s broken marriage. Ira is infuriatingly practical, a man “who should have married Ann Landers.”
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    (I really enjoyed The Little Paris Bookshop and will read more later by Nina George)
     
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    I’ve started reading “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”, written by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    In it’s preface, the author says you will “earn a foundational fluency in all the major ideas and discoveries that drive our modern understanding of the universe.”

    A very encouraging start, so let’s get “culturally conversant” and “hungry for more”. :)
     
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    Currently reading: One Italian Summer: Across the World and Back in Search of the Good Life by Pip Williams


    Pip was born in London and grew up in Sydney, before moving to an acreage in the Adelaide Hills in search of la dolce vita. But despite being free from shoebox Sydney living, the move didn’t quite fulfill Pip and her partner Shannon's dreams of a richer life. Over a post-therapy glass of wine, Pip and Shannon decide to try their chances in Italy instead. They pack up their lives, bundle their kids onto a plane, and find themselves sleeping in a tool shed and working fertile Mediterranean soil under a Tuscan sun. Read about Pip’s work as a social scientist, the concept of ‘time poverty’, and how she and her family became ‘wwoofers’ – Willing Workers on Organic Farms.
     
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    The Decameron (Penguin translation)
    I had heard about it, but never read it, until now

    Written by Giovanni Boccaccio, an Italian writer who lived from 1313-1375. It is the story of seven young women and three men who flee the city to go to the countryside to escape the deadly effects of the Black Plague, which was tearing through Italy at that time. While in the country, the ten people decide to tell stories to distract themselves from the horrors of the plague--each person tells ten stories, which equals 100 stories and is how the book came to be called the Decameron (deca meaning 10). The stories range from the funny to the raunchy to the ridiculous. Their purpose was to entertain the ten young people while they were there, but they also gave insight to what it as like to live during that time and what people found to be humorous.
     
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    I’m reading the latest instalment in Kristen Britain’s Green Rider saga.
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    Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors, written by Matt Parker
     
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    ‘Humble Pi’ looks interesting, going on a quick look at reviews. I will add it to my current reading list.
    I am currently reading The Wytch Elm by Tana French. From goodreads
    ‘Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life – he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

    A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are.’
     

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