While wandering on bookish blogs I've been inspired to write a more personal post, where I answer questions related to my bookish preferences - The Rapid Fire Book Tag that I've found on Read Diverse Books. Here we go! § eBooks or Physical Books ? I prefer physical books much much more than ebooks. The sensation … Continue reading The Rapid Fire Book Tag
A few months ago a friend sparkled my interest in this book by recommending it as one of the best books he's ever read, so I decided to try it out. The story in a tiny nutshell: communism, amorous relations, censorship, sex, and lightness/heaviness of being, all under an umbrella of philosophical reflections. The book tells the … Continue reading Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Yes, it's that time of the year when you see Christmassy decorations everywhere! Even though it's considered one of the best times of the year, for some (including myself) it's also a time of intense struggles to find the most appropriate presents for family and friends. That's why I have compiled a list of present … Continue reading What will Santa bring this year?
During my teenage years I've read three of John Fowles' books (The Magus, The Collector, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman), but recently I've realized that for the book I remember I liked the most (The Magus) I couldn't really remember the plot ... So I decided to read it again, to see whether after almost 10 … Continue reading Book Review: The Magus by John Fowles
I am sure there are many better and more academic ways to review this book, but I will not go on that route (for the simple reason that I would not be able to do that). Instead, I will share how I perceived the book, what I made of it and what it made of … Continue reading Book Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
This book fell into my hands while wandering through the second hand section of a bookshop. I’d heard about Umberto Eco before, so when seeing “The name of the Rose” and its beautiful cover, I could not resist buying it. I started reading it that very afternoon. The action of the novel takes place in the … Continue reading Book Review: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
If you enjoy reading books, there are high chances that you also enjoy visiting bookstores. I am very keen on discovering bookstores when I visit a city, as I feel it gets me closer to the culture and spirit of that place. During the two years spent in the Netherlands I’ve discovered three very nice and … Continue reading Bookstores in The Netherlands