Macbeth

‘’There’s husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out.’’ This is a text that has been brewing inside my mind for quite some times. I started reading Jo Nesbø’s retelling of Macbeth  two days ago (quite interesting so far, by the way…) and it gave me the chance to reflect on a masterpiece that isn’t…

Bluets

Title: Bluets Writer: Maggie Nelson Publishing House:  Wave Books Date of Publication: October 1st 2009 Rating: 5 stars ”If a colour could deliver hope, does it follow that it could also bring despair?” Blue, blå, blauw, bleu, blau, κυανό, azzurro, azul, sinij, modra, blár….. a colour that carries powerful imagery, thoughts and memories… Maggie Nelson is a writer I’ve always wanted to know more about…

The Last Runaway

    Title: The Last Runaway Writer: Tracy Chevalier Publishing House: HarperCollins Publishers Date of Publication: January 1st 2013 Rating: 5 star ‘’I am excluded even from the excluded, she thought.’’ Tracy Chevalier is one of those writers who have contributed in the development of Historical Fiction as we know it today. Her writing contains beautiful metaphors and a successful…

Smile of the Wolf

Title: Smile of the Wolf Writer: Tim Leach Publishing House: Head of Zeus Date of Publication:September 1st 2018 Rating: 5 stars ‘’But in my country the people are warriors even in death. Our ghosts are not shadow and air, but walking flesh. They wield their weapons with as much strength as they did in life, and more bravely,…

Book Blogger Insider Tag

The ever wonderful, amazing, astonishingly nice Marina from @Books Of Magic tagged me for the Book Blogger Insider Tag. I may sound like a broken record but a) go visit her blog NOW and b) I cannot thank her enough for being such a good friend and such a bright presence in the book blogger community!!…

Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings

Title: Dictionary Stories:Short Fictions and Other Findings Writer: Jez Burrows Publishing House: Harper Perennial Date of Publication: April 10th 2018 Rating: 5 stars ‘’Why limit divination to sacred books? Why not let an atlas tell you where to move? Or let the Yellow Pages find you a soul mate? Or let a dictionary, with its tens of thousands of narrative…

Tag: The Unique Blogger Award

I was nominated for The Unique Blogger Award by Hannah,one of the nicest, kindest bloggers of our community. Her reading choices are pure quality, so visit her blog and let your TBR pile grow a little more:) The Rules: Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you Answer the…

Fen

Title: Fen Writer: Daisy Johnson Publishing House: Jonathan Cape Date of Publication: June 2nd 2016 Rating: 5 stars ‘’Remember about the albatrosses? We got one on our trail now. I didn’t know what it was when I saw it.  It was too big to be anything real. I keep thinking about them carrying dead sailors around them.’’ I am ashamed…

In Search of Lost Books

Title: In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes Writer: Giorgio van Straten Publishing House: Pushkin Press Date of Publication: November 2nd 2017 Rating: 5 stars ‘’Could it be the void itself which fascinates us, since it’s possible to fill it with the notion that what is missing might be something crucial, perfect, incomparable?’’ One…

My Name in TBR Books | Book Tag!

I was tagged by Grainne @Darkly Whimsical Reader to join in one of the most exciting tags. Go visit her beautiful blog, it is full of whimsical awesomeness and she is one of the nicest book bloggers in our community. The rule demands us to spell our name from titles of our TBR pile. Since Grainne…

Bygone Badass Broads:52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Title: Bygone Badass Broads Writer: Mackenzi Lee (illustrations by Petra Ericsson) Publishing House: Abrams Image Date of Publication: February 27th 2018 Rating: 5 stars ‘’They span time, the globe, socioeconomic situations, sexual and gender identities, and races. They are queens, scientists, athletes, politicians, spies, warriors, peacemakers, criminals and scoundrels. They are trendsetters, barrier breakers, innovators, and rebels.’’ Outstanding, brilliantly beautiful…

One Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated by my dearest, extraordinary, super bookish friend Marina @Books of Magic for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you haven’t checked her beautiful blog, go and check it now! (This was loud….) I am running out of words to express all my gratitude to her for her support and the amazing discussions we…

In the Springtime of the Year

Title: In the Springtime of the Year Writer: Susan Hill Publishing House: Vintage Digital Date of Publication: April 5th 2012 (first published September 12th 1975) Rating: 5 stars ‘’There was no sound tonight from the owls in the copse, over to the left of the cottage, no storring in the trees themselves.’’ This was a very difficult review to write. Even…

I Really Didn’t Think This Through

Title: I Really Didn’t Think This Through Writer: Beth Evans Publishing House: William Morrow Paperbacks Date of Publication: May 1st 2018 Rating: 5 stars ‘’Ugh, why do I have feelings? I’m the worst.’’ I won’t bore you with details on how good Evans’ writing is. That’s not the point although I can assure you that the way she talks to…

The Angry Ghost and Other Stories

Title:The Angry Ghost and Other Stories Writer: Peter Spokes Publishing House: Troubadour Publishing Date of Publication: February 28th 2018 Rating:2 stars ‘’Well, here we are again’’…, I started, ‘’…to share tales of the macabre, stories of ghostly happenings and narratives of things dark and beyond the grave.’’ This is a beautiful quote included in the first story of…

The Last Suppers

Title: The Last Suppers Writer: Mandy Mikulencak Publishing House: Kensington Books Date of Publication: December 26th 2017 Rating: 3 stars I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty…

Mystery Blogger Award

I was nominated by the superbly wonderful, dearest friend Marina @Books Of Magic for the Mystery Blogger Award. Millions of thanks for the nomination and if you haven’t visited her beautiful blog then, a) what are you doing with your lives, and b) Go visit it NOW! Go on, I’ll sit here waiting. Rules: 1. Put…

Just Around the Bend

Title:Just Around the Bend Writer: Renée Paule Publishing House: RPG Publishing Date of Publication: October 1st 2014 Rating: 5 stars ‘’We speak sweet intentions but our hearts remain silent.’’ Just Around the Bend was the only book by Renée Paule that I hadn’t read and it ended up being my favourite. I love her work, I find that in…