In 1943, Betty Smith published what would become her most famous work and one of the most representative pieces of American literature. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* was an instant hit, at the time being only surpassed by Gone With the Wind * in sales. The novel narrates the life of Francie Nolan and herContinue reading ““The World Was Hers For The Reading”: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”
Turns out this is really fun.
Poisonous jellyfish, dysfunctional families, unlikely friendships and mice.
Trouble in the ranch.
“«Where» is the primal question, rather than «when», «how», or «who»”.
700 hundred pages of suffering and a very handsome priest.
April is gone! We are almost halfway through 2019 already. Even though I am way behind in my reading challenge, I had the chance to read some memorable stories. Shirley by Charlotte Brontë I just love Charlotte Brontë. I have read Jane Eyre many times and Villette twice, they’re just wonderful novels. So the nextContinue reading “What I Read: April”
Whoever has set out on a journey into the wild has always found some of the wilderness within.
Now that the World Cup is about to reach its finale, I thought it’d be a good idea to share some of my favourite Russian reads. From old classics to modern classics, prose and poetry, here are the books that come to mind whenever anything Russian is on the news. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor DostoevskyContinue reading “My Favourite Russian Reads”
June is over. Here are my favourite books of the first half of 2018.
Five books that will get you through that long flight.
Five books that inspired me to get out there.