Life in the Annex during German occupation: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Every single time I visited Amsterdam there was an impressively long queue at the Anne Frank House, where Anne and other 7 Jewish people hid for 2 years from German soldiers during WWII. And I was always wondering why wait for so many hours just to visit a museum? Well, after reading "The Diary of … Continue reading Life in the Annex during German occupation: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Autumn is calling: The Fall Book Tag

The Fall Book Tag seems like a great opportunity to celebrate the beginning of Fall in a bookish and autumn-ish manner. How to resist the temptation of thinking about comfy sweaters, bright colours, and howling winds? ♥ The Fall Book Tag was created by Bionic Book Worm, and I got inspired to do this tag by Adventures … Continue reading Autumn is calling: The Fall Book Tag

A dystopian story about fate and friendship: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Let me start with this: "Never Let Me Go" is one of the best books I've ever read. Maybe this is why it was so difficult for me to write this review and find the right balance between showing my excitement and not spoiling your future reading experience. It's funny now when I think that I … Continue reading A dystopian story about fate and friendship: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Summer shopping spree or what I’m reading during the second half of the year

I am the type of person that usually asks for recommendations before buying books, and also buys one book at a time. However, during my recent summer holiday I felt so inspired to discover new books that I managed to buy seven (!) books in two weeks. Now I have my bookish stock full until … Continue reading Summer shopping spree or what I’m reading during the second half of the year

Kimonos and a life-changing discovery: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata

Earlier this year I published a list of recommendations of books written by Japanese authors, list suggested by a very knowledgeable friend. At that point I found out about "The Old Capital" by Kawabata, a novel published in 1962. It was one of the books cited by the Nobel Committee in their decision to award Kawabata the 1968 Prize … Continue reading Kimonos and a life-changing discovery: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata

The Mystery Blogger Award with a touch of beautiful illustrations

Hello and welcome to a bookish tag post! I was tagged by Zuky from BookBum (thank you!) to answer her questions, so here I am, doing the Mystery Blogger Award for the second time. To spice up this post, I added some beautiful illustrations created by Bianca Martin. She is a young Romanian illustration "with a … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award with a touch of beautiful illustrations

When truth is stranger than fiction: The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new book review on Readers' High Tea! This post is about "The Prague Cemetery" by Umberto Eco, a book recommended to me by a close friend. This was my second read by Umberto Eco, as I previously read "The Name of the Rose" and I enjoyed it a … Continue reading When truth is stranger than fiction: The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco