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 Dostoevsky... Continue Reading →

Cafés, the Roman Baths and, of course, Jane Austen

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, but... Continue Reading →

Where the Wild Books Are

“Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” —Virginia Woolf Aging and decay are characteristics that generally have a negative connotation. The first is a consequence of the passing of time; the second one,... Continue Reading →

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