October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

Autumn is my favourite season and October, October by Katya Balen comprises everything I love about it. Before properly getting into the review I have to confess I’ve looked for the roots of this passion I have for autumn, specifically for October. Thankfully there is such a thing as a reverse due date calculator, which … Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

In the same breath | A poem

i think of autumn and painin the same breath,but the pain isn't unbearablebut rather slowly fading awayas leaves turn brownand clouds fill the sky;i think of autumn and nostalgiain the same breathbut nostalgia isn't cold anymorebut it rather makes me smilefor all the things i've had and have,for all the moments i've lived.now that summer … Continue reading In the same breath | A poem

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a myth in popular culture that uniquely shines through its approach of sensitive subjects such as paedophilia, and, maybe most importantly, through Humbert Humbert’s criticism and irony regarding post-war America and the illusory characteristics of commodities specific to the American consumer culture. Seemingly being a work of erotic and vulgar themes, … Continue reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay

Normal People by Sally Rooney | Book Review

Normal People by Sally Rooney made me feel miserable. I didn’t begin by loving the novel, not even by liking it; I initially found the profoundly depressing story of Connell and Marianne rather annoying and monotonous. Fifty pages in I realised how downhearted this sorrowful depiction of reality made me feel, and, although I might … Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney | Book Review

Quiet days in Breb, Maramureș

As much as I am well aware of Romania’s beauty as I have grown up by the countryside, I still found myself in awe when we arrived last month, in July, to Breb, Maramureș. Although during the days spent in Maramureș we have visited other touristic attractions, we have wondered the village hours and hours, … Continue reading Quiet days in Breb, Maramureș

The Cure by Patricia Josephine | Book Review

Patricia Josephine, an enormously underappreciated author who I’ve been friends with for more than five years, sent me her upcoming novel, The Cure, to review it, for which I am very grateful. If you have been reading my blog, you probably know that I’ve already reviewed quite a few of her literary works - and … Continue reading The Cure by Patricia Josephine | Book Review

Pax by Sara Pennypacker | Book Review

Pax by Sara Pennypacker is the story of twelve-year-old Peter who find himself separated from his best friend and beloved companion, Pax, a fox he saved from certain death. As the war is on the horizon and Peter’s father must leave to fulfil his duties, Peter finds himself in an unknown and unpleasant environment alone, … Continue reading Pax by Sara Pennypacker | Book Review

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow by Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch | Book Review

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow is an enjoyable YA collaborative mystery book that focuses on two students at a prestigious British boarding school going through the chaos the discovery of a body by the beach has provoked. Although drama falls heavily on the school and both Audrey, the American girl who ran from her … Continue reading The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow by Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch | Book Review