4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Foreign Language Reading
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4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Foreign Language Reading

As some of you might already know, I have lived in Switzerland for the last six years. Before that, I lived for one year in Austria, which means that I have lived in German-speaking countries for a little over seven years now. In this time, I worked in multi-lingual companies as well as completing a … Continue reading

“When All Is Said”: a review of Anne Griffin’s knockout debut novel
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“When All Is Said”: a review of Anne Griffin’s knockout debut novel

Note: plot spoilers and discussions of death by suicide. Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. In February this year, I had the chance to go to Ireland for a long weekend. I’ve been threatening to visit Ireland for … Continue reading

Bookish Travels Around Australia
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Bookish Travels Around Australia

I haven’t been able to do the blog post schedule that I like to keep here because I have been visiting my home country, Australia. If you’ve ever lived overseas, you know that visiting home is never quite a relaxing holiday. You spend half your time coordinating when to see people and the other half … Continue reading

Life Lessons from John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”
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Life Lessons from John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Travels With Charley is a travel memoir written by the famous Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Steinbeck piles some books, shotguns, tinned food, and his poodle Charley into a truck/camper van … Continue reading

Books about London
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Books about London

The last time I was in London I was 20. It’s been about eight years between jaunts, but I will be returning to London very soon. For many Australians, London represents the pinnacle of the ‘lost homeland’, but for many people with Scottish heritage, I was brought up to treat London and England with caution … Continue reading

The Long Night of the Museums, Zurich 2015
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The Long Night of the Museums, Zurich 2015

The Long Night of the Museums is an event that happens annually throughout many European countries. Whether you’re an avid museum/art gallery goer or not, this is an amazing night to immerse yourself in art of every form. Many museums offer food and drinks, special events, interactive shows, free tours, and parties. All for 25CHF, … Continue reading

Bookish Adventures in Leuven, Belgium
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Bookish Adventures in Leuven, Belgium

Leuven is a relatively small town near Brussels, Belgium. It is a classic university town with bustling city life, cheap beer, and lots of photocopy centres. The university library looks a little like this…. It very grand and somewhat mystical in a way. It also comes with its very own (what I like to call) … Continue reading

Nordic Noir: a literary tour of Sweden
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Nordic Noir: a literary tour of Sweden

When I go to new cities/countries, the first thing I want to do is check out the local food and then see what bookstores and the types of books that are around. Somewhere in between these two things, I may end up buying another scarf for my collection… Continue reading

Book Themed Travel: the Musée de l’imprimerie de Lyon
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Book Themed Travel: the Musée de l’imprimerie de Lyon

So I spent Easter in Lyon, France where I was able to visit the Musée de l’imprimerie de Lyon. It was a really amazing museum, and I spent several hours nerding out over the history of fonts and printing machines. Here are some pictures that I took whilst at the museum. If you’re ever in … Continue reading