Book & TV Series Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

If you read War and Peace or at least you've seen a printed copy, you must be thinking "how can she write a single post as review of one of the longest and greatest books ever AND also cover the TV series?" ... And you're right! A single blog post would not make justice to … Continue reading Book & TV Series Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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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

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

Yes, I am reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy! It was on my reading list for such a long time ... I just needed a recommendation from a good friend (thank you, Elena!), a persuasive Ted-ED video, and loads of motivation to start reading this masterpiece. Now here I am, end of August 2017, reading … Continue reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: My reading journey – part I

Book & TV Series Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Women's position in society has been a long-debated topic, starting from women's rights to wage inequality and discrimination. It is also the leitmotif of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, a dystopian novel about a society where fertility is a major issue and fertile women, called handmaids, are obliged to give birth for rich families. In a nutshell, … Continue reading Book & TV Series Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is the second book written by the Nobel and Pulitzer winner John Steinbeck that I read, after previously reading the short story The Pearl. Considered by Steinbeck his magnum opus*, East of Eden is a book about family and brotherhood, about good and evil, about jealousy and pride, and about the way history repeats … Continue reading Book Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Four fiction books I read and I would not recommend

Most books I read fall in two major categories. The first category is the "must reads" - the ones that I feel were totally worth my time, books I recommend enthusiastically and I know others will find them as brilliant as I did. The other category is the "others" - books I would not recommend … Continue reading Four fiction books I read and I would not recommend