I just read one of those books everybody reads in high school. Since I can remember being a reader and making reading lists, Steppenwolf has been on my radar; many people in several different places and contexts had recommended the book to me, and I can’t really say why it took me so long toContinue reading “The Newness of Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf”
Reading Lana Del Rey’s new poetry book.
Translated from the Japanese in 2019, this is a mesmerizing book that submerges you in its dystopic winter. It is the story of a novelist in an unnamed island where things have begun to disappear: hats, birds, photographs and even boats…
Only 12 days of 2021 have elapsed and so many things have changed for me already. It’s been a while since I posted anything other than books, so I thought I’d start the year right and write a bit about myself. I’ve had this blog for over five years now, since I was a LiteratureContinue reading “2021 Updates”
2020 was a terrible year for almost everyone and everything. However, books were a silver lining for many of us and confinement is definitely an excuse for reading through the day.
I can’t believe it’s December already! This year went by so fast, but I hope I’m not too late to recommend some of my favorite reads for these bleak and short days. Although I don’t really have vacations now, I remember December being my favourite month to tackle my reading list, back when I studiedContinue reading “Cosy Reads for Christmas”
For my last spooky read of the year (it’s almost Christmas!) I chose an author I’m familiar with. I’ve been a fan of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle because they really scared me, although not in a way that most horror books do. Shirley Jackson’sContinue reading “The Darkness Within: Shirley Jackson’s Tales”
The last couple of months have been quite hectic, but since it was a scary book that got me out of my reading slump and it’s that time of the year again, I thought I’d make the time to list the 10 books that have scared me the most, in case you’re up for aContinue reading “10 Scary Reads for the Season”
As you might have guessed by now, I am a huge fan of anything ghost-related. I love ghost stories and scary movies, I have a deep curiosity for old buildings and family histories. But I often find myself disappointed by both books and cinema on the subject. Other than the classics —M.R. James, Shirley Jackson,Continue reading “Our Ghosts: A History Drawn by Roger Clarke”
Ghosts and spirits, basically.
War’s Unwomanly Face and Voices from Chernobyl
Hello everybody! I just wanted to share with you this new project, a magazine for backpackers with an eco-conscious mindset. An article I wrote about the town of Tortuguero in Costa Rica is featured in their first issue and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you to everybody at Roamer for making this happen 🙂 StayingContinue reading “A feature in Roamer Magazine”