Archive for October, 2008

Gravedigger’s daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

Had it been a movie I’m sure it would fall under drama, but as far as I know there’s no such dividing up books. Except a few exceptions, like crime story, fantasy and possibly some other as well. Apart from that everything else seem to fall under the label fiction.

However this one is not pure fictional, it is partly based the story of Joyce’s grandmothers life.

It’s the late 30’s, the German-jewish family Schwart arrives in New York, they are on the run from the nazists. The main character of the book, Rebecca Schwart is born on the ship, In New Yorks harbour, automatically becoming a US citizen, and the only one that doesn’t need a visa or passport. Her father kept saying “You are born here, you will be ok”. Read the rest of this entry »

Amy McDonald – This is Life

I heard her song, This is Life, on the radio, took me a while to find out who sang and what the song was named. It’s not always they do tell what they are playing right before or after a song. Sometimes they do say that “we’re gonna give you a song from xxxx but first this one from yyyy”. And the fact that I hardly ever listen to radio other then at work didn’t really help either, as sometimes my workplace is far to noisy. Read the rest of this entry »