Rare books

“Variety is life; uniformity is death” – Pyotr Kropotkin As a collector of rare books one must have a lucky day every now and then. Recently I stumbled in a Bric-à-brac shop in Hermanus (not the famous ‘first edition bookshop’ that also has some charming junk and kitsch figurines between the books) on a collection …

Will the cyclist ever return

Some poetry, short stories, quotes and nonsense. Ans a few pictures of course… BTW the text still needs quite some editing. To be continued….

Load shedding …

… in South Africa does not stop me from reading. Was reading The Last Juror of John Grisham one of his books, -like The Associate, The Broker and The Litigators- that let me creep into the characters. So many similarities between the Deep South of the USA and South Africa.

Living Apart Together

A few days ago I published my first online book review for the blog of bookshop Hemingways of Hermanus (a literary ‘attraction’ in Hermanus, South Africa). You will see it below the photo gallery. The same review on the FB-page Read any good books lately experienced an overwhelming number of responses. Although this blog is first and …

Best Friend

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ― Groucho Marx

A book review: The Boer War

It’s very unusual that I write a book review although I read many books. Writing a book review in a photography blog goes beyond usual but since I like the unusual … 😉 I’m living now for fourtheenandahalf year plus almost two months in South Africa and have read many books about its history but this …