#BookSnapSunday – Recipes from my Grossmutter

Today’s Book Snap is inspired by Rowena from Beyond the Flow, who recently wrote about Christmas Traditions and her grandmother’s Honey Biscuit recipe. Honey Biscuits are a Christmas Tradition in my family too. We both have German ancestry, and quite freakishly, own the same little cookbook pictured above - Recipes from my Grossmutter (grandmother). The … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Recipes from my Grossmutter

#BookSnapSunday – Remembering Babylon

More and more now he was haunted by those sheets, seven in all, he had not forgotten the number, that Mr Frazer had folded and put into his pocket, and which he had never seen again; till he was convinced that the only way to save himself from so much racking, and despair and sweat, … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Remembering Babylon

#BookSnapSunday – Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1883-1924) begins with a startling opening sentence.  One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. Understandably Gregor’s family are quite shocked and distressed by his sudden transformation. Not really knowing quite what to do, they lock him away in … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Metamorphosis

#BookSnapSunday – Great Expectations

Guilt and desire, money and the nature of capitalism are pervasive themes in Dickens’ magnificent novel. Pip’s expectation, before his expectations, is that he will be shown to have already committed a crime…The orphan Pip’s terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the Kent marshes, and his mysterious summons to the house of Miss Havisham … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Great Expectations