Australia’s bushfires, anger, grief, and a vanishing world: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan (book review)

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is about grief, anger, and a vanishing world. A slow but sure collapse. It is one of the most anchored to reality books I read in a while, and also one of the most touching stories.

What I’m reading in January 2021

Hello and welcome to my first reading status of 2021! The new year began with a very prolific reading experience, as I read 5 books this month. A diverse blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and murder mystery! Interestingly, 3 out of the 5 books I read were written by Japanese writers! While I did not consciously choose to focus on books from Japan, I am so happy that I expanded my reading horizon.

Building the Death Railway: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (book review)

When a couple of months ago I asked the blog's readers for recommendations of books written by Australian authors, "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan was one of the books I was told about (thank you, Robin!). The novel was awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize, being described by the jury … Continue reading Building the Death Railway: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (book review)

Books written by Australian writers I’m going to read – follow-up post

Hey there! One week ago I asked you what books written by Australian writers do you recommend reading. Today I come back with a follow-up post, to tell you what books I discovered and I'm going to read. Starting from the recommendations I've received on the blog (thanks a lot!), I did a little bit … Continue reading Books written by Australian writers I’m going to read – follow-up post