Tag: books

  • Spooky Reads

    Spooky Reads

    By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.

  • Favourite Fall 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 rainy […]

  • Bill Bryson’s Walk in the Woods

    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 first […]

  • “Wild”: the Uncharted Regions Within

    “Wild”: the Uncharted Regions Within

    Whoever has set out on a journey into the wild has always found some of the wilderness within.

  • My Favourite Russian Reads

    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 […]

  • Best reads of 2018 (so far)

    Best reads of 2018 (so far)

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

  • Five Mystery Books for Long Flights

    Five Mystery Books for Long Flights

    Five books that will get you through that long flight.

  • Books That Inspired Me to Travel

    Books That Inspired Me to Travel

    Five books that inspired me to get out there.

  • Where the Wild Books Are

    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, […]

  • Eileen and my obsession with Ottessa Moshfegh

    Ottessa Moshfegh’s long-awaited new novel, Lapvona, was released a couple of months ago and I was just able to buy it now. However, I have been occupying myself with reading every other novel Moshfegh has published since I became obsessed with My Year of Rest and Relaxation Last Year. I read McGlue and Homesick for Another World (which is awesome and […]