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The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway: Book Review

The Cellist of Sarajevo follows the lives of three ordinary people during the siege of Sarajevo in the early 90s. The thread that unifies the three narratives is the cellist, a man who comes out to play Albanoni’s adagio in G Minor for twenty-two days straight to honour the lives of twenty-two needlessly slaughtered innocent by-standers. Continue reading

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2011 Reading List

Last year this time I came up with the great idea that I would read 100 books in 2010. Of course I forgot about the Olympics, I also forgot to calculate exactly how much reading this would require and last but not least I forgot about life. So I never attained this goal. Am I sad? No.  Instead I read at my leisure and came across some amazing writers.

This year Dave and I gave each other books and lots of em’. My reading list for this year is looking like this:

The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou
The Sentimentalist by Johanna Skibsrud
Vimy by Pierre Berton
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steve Galloway
The Third Reich at War by Richard Evans (Dave said this was an amazing book)
Dispatches by Michael Herr
The Trouble with Islam Today by Irshad Manji
Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis by Alana Mitchell
The Shallows (I decided to read this after reading this review) Nicholas Carr
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Any recommendations? I love to hear about great books either fiction or non-fiction so drop me a line if I’m missing out on something great.

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