Category Archives: 2011 Eastern European Challenge

Review: Purge by Sofi Oksanen

Aliide is an elderly widow living in an isolated house in a half-deserted Estonian village in the early 1990’s. One day she finds a young girl collapsed outside her house and, against her better judgement (who might be watching and who … Continue reading

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Review: Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland

I have struggled to find books that appeal to me for the Eastern European Challenge (we shall speak no more of the DNF pile) so I allowed myself a small ‘cheat’ by reading a book set in Russia though written … Continue reading

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Review: Pelagia & the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin

After an abandoned attempt to read Death in Breslau I borrowed a second book from the local library to kick off this year’s Eastern Europe Challenge. Pelagia & the White Bulldog is the first novel of a series set in … Continue reading

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The 2011 Eastern European Reading Challenge

What I think will be my final challenge for next year is the Eastern European Reading Challenge being hosted by Amy of The Black Sheep Dances who was responsible for this year’s highly successful Scandinavian Reading Challenge. Given that I … Continue reading

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