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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Sounds like a good read, Olga. Even if we are positive people, we can always learn something new and reminders about the joys and meaning of life are never a bad thing.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. You’re right. Even the most positive of us can do with a reminder every so often. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. I rarely read such books, but you make this one sound better than most, Olga.
    I am still amazed at the sheer number of books you manage to get through. You should write a book about reading books! 🙂
    Best wishes as always, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I don’t read many of those either, but sometimes I come across one that grabs my attention (and I’ve been trying to diversify my reading). Your suggestion is pretty good (although I doubt such book would sell, but then, that’s no surprise). I hardly ever do nothing… If I do anything that allows me to read (or listen to) a book, I’ll try (even exercising, going for walks, doing chores) and I always carry a book (well, an e-reader these days) with me, as one never knows… Have a great weekend!

    2. LOL, a book about reading books — but I agree with Pete!

      1. Glad you get what I mean, Teagan. There’s a place for that book! 🙂

        1. Pete, I’ll have to give it some serious thought. But read my answer to Teagan…

      2. Well, I was thinking about a non-fiction book so that might be it!

  3. Interesting. I read several such books when I was a young, insecure and depressed. I scoffed at many. The only one who truly inspired me was Dorothy Rowe, whom I highly recommend, particularly ‘Wanting Everything: The Art of Happiness’.

    1. Thanks for your comment and advice, Sarah. I’ve just been translating a book in such vein (I’ll let you all know when it becomes available in English). I’ll check Rowe’s book for sure (I’ve heard about it but haven’t read it). Have a great weekend.

  4. TGIF, Olga and happy weekend. I freely admit that I’m more jaded by the minute. Back when I was only moderately jaded I read quite a few books that sound similar to this one, and found value in them for that moment in my life. While I would have immediately dismissed this one based (especially on the title) and the topic, you have made it sound much more appealing than I would have thought. Good luck to Emily. Hugs all around.

    1. I know what you mean. I had read some books vaguely related to it for work but these days I’m just curious to see what some of these books say (I read more articles and research on it than I did before. I always wonder about how people go about researching these topics). I hope the jadedness gets under control and I might ask Pete and you to be my zero readers if I ever write the book on reading. Suggestions for titles are welcome!

  5. dgkaye says:

    Well once again you’ve reviewed a book right up my alley Olga. And once again I’m bookmarking. 🙂

    1. I like to mix and match a bit, Debby and I know you do too. Have a lovely weekend!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Lol, thanks Olga. Agreed! 🙂

        1. 🙂

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