Autumn might be my favourite season 🍂 Is it a coincidence that it's also the season I'm reading the most? I think not 🙂 During the past month I read 3 books and I enjoyed every minute of reading - from discovering Malaysian heritage to Green mythology, and reading even more stories from the time-travelling … Continue reading What I’m reading in November: Greek mythology, Malaysian heritage, and a bit of Elif Shafak
One of the highlights of this Autumn was definitely the family trip I made to London, to visit my brother 🙂 We've all been to London before, so our schedule was not centered around sightseeing, but rather taking it slow and experiencing quality time with each other. The weather was still warm enough to enjoy … Continue reading Most mesmerizing show I’ve ever seen – The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London
September and October have been super interesting for me in terms of personal development and changes of perspective. It was like a domino effect that put so many things in motion that I am sometimes scared, sometimes over-excited about the future ✨ Nonetheless, I continued reading, and below I share the lovely books I discovered … Continue reading What I’m reading in September and October 2022: climate fiction, more climate fiction, and Malaysian heritage
Inspired by an old Top Ten Tuesday topic (from June 2018), I decided to look into my recent reading history and put together 10 books that awaken the travel bug in me.
Currently reading My current read is Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler, the second book of the Earthseed series. Parable of the Talents continues the story of Lauren, a young woman who created a new community in the midst of social and climate chaos. Quite interestingly, the story is told not only through … Continue reading What I’m reading in August 2022: dystopia, honour killings, and a fascinating (fictional) island
Every culture has folklore stories that are passed on from generation to generation, carrying the beliefs and wisdom of those times. Sometimes they provide great advice, sometimes they're totally out-of-sync with the cultural shifts and mindsets of the current times. Author Stela Brinzeanu started from one local Moldavian legend she hated - a legend infused … Continue reading Moldavian folklore and fearless women: Set in Stone by Stela Brinzeanu (book review)
This month I travelled a lot - through reading, while being in Romania. From the neighbouring country Moldavia to Turkey and then to the UK, the stories I read this month spanned through time and geographies. Quite interestingly, a touch of serendipity: all three stories had a common theme - stories of women who were … Continue reading What I’m reading in July 2022: Moldavian folklore, Turkish culture, and a bit of immortality
Do you know that cozy feeling of meeting an old friend after a long time? That's exactly how I felt when I reading The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton, sequel of The Miniaturist (my review). What a lovely rendezvous! The House of Fortune in a nutshell The House of Fortune tells the fiction story … Continue reading Spellbinding sequel of The Miniaturist: The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton (book review)
In the past month, reading fiction felt like a much-needed escape from the real world. However, focusing on something else than reading the news from Ukraine was tough ... so the 2 books I managed to read are a real achievement! Let's get the sharing started!
John Wyndham is one of the authors I discovered through Ariel Bissett - the only booktuber I follow - in this video about classics. Funnily enough, in the video she explained how she hated The Chrysalids because of her teacher at that time ... no idea what convinced me to read the book she hated … Continue reading Dystopic science-fiction worlds: The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (mini book reviews)