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! 🥂

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".

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Uhuu, I’ve completed week 4 of the online course How to Read a Novel from The University of Edinburgh. If you’re interested in reading how I experienced the other 3 weeks, you can check out my posts about week 1, week 2, and week 3. The main theme of the second week was geographical setting. Here are some … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week3

Week 3 of the online course How to Read a Novel is complete! If you're interested in reading how I experienced the first half of the course, you can read about week 1 and week 2. The main theme of the third week was dialogue and what it reveals about characters. Here are the most interesting ideas … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week3

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week2

The online adventure continues, as I've completed week 2 of the online course How to Read a Novel from The University of Edinburgh. If you're interested in reading how I experienced week 1, you can check it out here. The main theme of the second week was characterization. I'll get straight to the point and share with … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week2

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week1

During the Christmas holiday this idea popped into my mind: how about following an online course about literature? After a short research, I realized that most literature courses were too advanced for what I was looking for ... so at that moment I gave up looking. But a few days ago I discovered BookJotter and … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week1