I realize that sometimes – although not really planned – I read per author (all of Armistead Maupin) or per theme (all about art deco). As a teenager I read plenty of ¬†books on parapsychology. Checked some bookshops recently and anything on the topic seems hard to find now. Not surprisingly I did away with my collection some time ago. Reviewing the two books I have read so far during my holidays, I seem to have fallen for memoirs. They are real life stories. In “Hourglass. Time, memory, marriage” the celebrated writer Dani Shapiro looks back on the eighteen ¬†years she spent with her husband. An adventurous war correspondent, who became the caring father of her now sixteen year old boy. Memoirs make you…