8 Books to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

8 books to get cosy with.

October reads

This past month was, surprisingly, very productive. I finished most of my final assignments for uni, ordered my room and read a lot. I enjoyed everything I read this month; there were big books, new authors, nonfiction, adventures, magic and curses. Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson “Nothing gives the English more pleasure, inContinue reading “October reads”

Favourite Fall Reads

We all think of certain things when we think about fall. Golden, crispy leaves falling from trees, chilly nights, Halloween preparations, allspice and cinnamon, the end of the school year (finally). Most of what I associate with fall, however, comes from literature and movies. Where I am from, fall is stealthy and subtle: the rainyContinue reading “Favourite Fall Reads”

Bill Bryson’s Walk in the Woods

“You are aware, of course, that somewhere over the horizon there are mighty cities, busy factories, crowded freeways, but here in this part of the country, where woods drape the landscape for as far as the eye can see, the forest rules.” A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail was firstContinue reading “Bill Bryson’s Walk in the Woods”

My Favourite Russian Reads

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”

Best reads of 2018 (so far)

June is over. Here are my favourite books of the first half of 2018.

Books That Inspired Me to Travel

Five books that inspired me to get out there.

Were It Not For Coffee…

“Were it not for coffee one could not write, which is to say one could not live.” —Honoré de Balzac “Coffee gives you time to think. It’s a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, butContinue reading “Were It Not For Coffee…”