What I’m reading in September 2021: heartbreaking stories and modern classics

The past month was a good one - summer holidays always bring a fresh boost of energy and a lot of reading time. I read 5 books, an interesting mix of planned and unexpected reads - a Caribbean story, a story inspired by Shakespeare's life, a South Korean surreal book, a modern classic about a … Continue reading What I’m reading in September 2021: heartbreaking stories and modern classics

New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 (Top Ten Tuesday)

2020, the year of staying at home, was also the year of reading and discovering amazing authors! I join this week's Top Ten Tuesday by sharing 10 new-to-me authors that I read in 2020. Overall, I am grateful that I managed to expand my reading horizon by exploring more authors of colour and contemporary authors. … Continue reading New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 (Top Ten Tuesday)

Books that prove life is better than fiction

Isn't it amazing how life finds a way to be better / stranger / more astonishing than what we can imagine? There are those unbelievable stories. And there are those captivating chronicles of nature, history, and human behaviour. Cheers to Non-fiction November! πŸ₯‚

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".