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…