Book review: March by Geraldine Brooks

Few months ago, before going on holiday to Australia, I decided to "prepare" for the trip in a bookish way - by reading books written by Aussie authors. That's how I discovered Geraldine Brooks and her Pulitzer-awarded book "March". Let me begin by explaining why this book is special. You might already be familiar with the classic … Continue reading Book review: March by Geraldine Brooks

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3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

What comes to your mind when you think about "War and Peace"? Long and boring? Detailed war scenes that are not read by anyone anyway? Too many characters? Why the need for philosophical interventions? If you answered "yes" to at least one of the questions, I totally understand you! I read the book last autumn … Continue reading 3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

Book review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic

If you're also a Harry Potter fan, you must have heard about the Harry Potter exhibition organized by the British Library in London. And you must have also heard about the corresponding book that was published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone“. Yes, in this post … Continue reading Book review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

When a couple of months ago I asked the blog's readers for recommendations of books written by Australian authors, "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan was one of the books I was told about (thank you, Robin!). The novel was awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize, being described by the jury as … Continue reading Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: My reading journey – part II

Hello! This blog post represents the second part of my War and peace reading journey, where I cover the second half of the book. If you're interested, you can also read about my experience of reading the first half of the book. § Date: 20.10.2017, pages read so far: 736 (approx. 75%) As it was … Continue reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: My reading journey – part II

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair

"Colours are the smiles of nature" said the English writer Leigh Hunt, and I couldn't agree more. It fascinates me how something as simple as catching a glimpse of a certain colour can induce a happy mood, bring up a dear memory, or remind you of a good friend. I am a visual person, that's … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair