What happens when bees go extinct: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde (book review)

Earlier this year, during a small talk at the office (yes, it was a long time ago), I first heard of "The History of Bees". The enthusiasm of my colleague had already convinced me to read the book, and I prioritized it after finding out that it tackles climate change issues. Fiction + climate change = a book I definitely want to read as soon as possible!

Freediving, renegade science and what the ocean tells us about ourselves: Deep by James Nestor (book review)

The holiday to Aotearoa New Zealand at the beginning of 2020 was eye-opening in terms of appreciating the wonders of Mother Nature. One experience in particular was breathtaking - a brief encounter with a sperm whale in Kaikoura. My subsequent enthusiastic research about sperm whales led me to James Nestor, his website mrjamesnestor and his book "Deep".

The story of a Sherlock girl growing up: The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (book review)

After being mesmerized by "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt and rather captivated by "The Goldfinch" by the same author, I had to read also the third book written by Tartt - "The Little Friend". Given the previous two experiences, I had high hopes towards this book ... as dear Shakespeare said "Expectation is the root of all heartache".

A dark adrenaline-rushing story of murder: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Context | After enjoying so much "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, I could not resist reading one more books written by her. Though I'm not sure how I heard about "The Secret History" - was it from a friend, or maybe from a fellow blogger? - I had a feeling that I have to read … Continue reading A dark adrenaline-rushing story of murder: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

About division and coming together: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (book review)

Context | "North and South" is one of the books I knew nothing about before reading it. However, I received it from a very dear friend of mine who is as passionate about books as I am, so I had high expectations from Gaskell's novel.  In a nutshell | Think of the story like an … Continue reading About division and coming together: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (book review)

Political struggles and social issues in a small British town: A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (book review)

Context | I'm part of the generation who grew up with J.K.Rowling's stories from Hogwarts. I was about 7 years old when I read the first Harry Potter book and I was graduating high school when last Harry Potter movie was released. Ever since I heard that J.K. Rowling wrote also other books I wanted … Continue reading Political struggles and social issues in a small British town: A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (book review)