And so it resumes….

Well, it’s been quite some time since my words last graced the virtual pages of this website. But here words are, and with them comes the affirmation that RobAroundBooks is back in business. A lot of water may have passed under the bridge since I … [Read more...]

Booking Through Thursday: Biggest book read lately

It's been a while since I've participated in Deb's excellent Booking Through Thursday meme, so I thought I'd put in the effort to get back on board with it. Today Deb's asks the question: What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently? (Feel free … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Father’s Candlelight

Father's Candlelight, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Re-reading my favourite paragraph from Proust's Swann's Way: But I begged her again to 'Come and say good-night to me!' terrified as I saw the light from my father's candle already … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Monday 16th March 2009

Fifty-Two Stories serve up a new short with a difference - One of Monday's 'Book Bites' is sure to be the announcement of another FREE short story posted at Harper Perennial's short story website. Here is that announcement but this week Harper P. are … [Read more...]

…and so it begins!

Whoop with a capital ‘W’ because look what the wind-beaten delivery driver dropped off today! That means my journey into Proust can now begin in earnest, although there has been a slight change to the plans (hehe....I’m so fickle! :o)). As fate … [Read more...]

[Sunday Salon] : The ‘Proust Questionnaire’

With Thursday's 'Proustian epiphany' still fresh in my mind, and my 'patient' wait for the books to arrive continuing, you can imagine there's still a lot of Proust fever going on in my head at the moment. My regular reading of course continues, but … [Read more...]

The indescribable feeling of ‘discovering’ a new classic writer

It came to me yesterday by way of a causal comment via Twitter, a comment from bookish friend and follower @blondediva11 and it simply said - “Remembrance of Things Past-Proust”. At first I was confused. I thought blondediva11 was simply passing on a … [Read more...]