What I’m reading in June 2022: stories of women – daredevil aviators to Moldavian rebels

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!

Dystopic science-fiction worlds: The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (mini book reviews)

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)

Charming historical fiction: The Familiars and The Foundling by Stacey Halls (mini book reviews)

Stacey Halls is one of the writers I discovered through a fellow blogger - Chantelle from Wild Library Blog. After reading her review of The Familiars, I knew I have to read the book ... and it was love at first page read. It's no wonder that I continued the journey with reading The Foundling, … Continue reading Charming historical fiction: The Familiars and The Foundling by Stacey Halls (mini book reviews)

What I’m reading in May 2022: British and Romanian contemporary fiction, and a classic post-apocalyptic sci-fi story

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!

Time travelling and life on the Moon: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (book review)

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel presented itself as the awaited opportunity to discover the writer I heard so often about ... yes, you guessed it, I refer to her other book, Station Eleven. I avoided to read Station Eleven as much as I could, simply because I did not want to read … Continue reading Time travelling and life on the Moon: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (book review)

What I’m reading in April 2022: about talking objects, time travelling, historical fiction & some burning questions

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!

(Un)Twisted reality and talking objects: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki (book review)

Being shortlisted for a famous literary prize is like a springboard to get on the radar of so many readers! That's how I found out about Ruth Ozeki and her book The Book of Form and Emptiness - after it was shortlisted on the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022. Only few days later I noticed … Continue reading (Un)Twisted reality and talking objects: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki (book review)

Vintage poetry book turned out to be a hidden treasure

Poems by Ana Blandiana was published almost 50 years ago, in 1974. The book fell into my hands by coincidence, while visiting a vintage bookstore from Bucharest. As Ana Blandiana is one of the most famous Romanian poets, I really wanted to read some of her work - thus my choice to buy the book. … Continue reading Vintage poetry book turned out to be a hidden treasure

Not all that is hidden is lost: Metronome by Tom Watson (book review)

Metronome by Tom Watson caught my interest because it is about an unusual imprisonment situation. From the description is sounded spooky, adrenaline-rushing, and totally captivating - it did not disappoint! Metronome in a nutshell Aina and Whitney are in prison, for 12 years. Their prison does not have any locks or barred windows, but a … Continue reading Not all that is hidden is lost: Metronome by Tom Watson (book review)

What I’m reading in March 2022: climate fiction, stories from 1960s Transylvania, and a longlisted book for Women’s Prize for Fiction

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!