Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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

What will Santa bring this year?

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?

Book Review: The Magus by John Fowles

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

Book Review: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

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

Bookstores in The Netherlands

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