I first heard of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation it on Instagram. Everybody was talking about it, I saw pictures of the book everywhere. The reviews, however, were not all good: a masterpiece, a cheap piece of shock literature, a groundbreaking story, an immensely boring book… everybody had a different opinionContinue reading “Ugly Truths: My Year of Rest and Relaxation”
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.
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.
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”
Ghosts and spirits, basically.
War’s Unwomanly Face and Voices from Chernobyl
“A self one does not want. A heart one cannot help”
Quite late for this but…
“It’s not about being lost but about trying to lose yourself”