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.

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 “Where the Wild Books Are”