Sometimes horrible things happen to the booklover. Things that only other booklovers can understand. When my husband was preparing for business trip, he asked me to lend him one of my books. He is not a booklover, therefore I wanted to give him interesting and absorbing book that would caught his attention from the first page.… Continue reading Bookish horror!!!
Last week I was searching for inspirational quotes on books and reading for my work assignment. This motivated me to gather my favorite and inspirational quotes of writers, politicians and businessmen. Definitely, some of the below quotes are not the most famous but they are special for me… humble booklover. “Whenever you read a good… Continue reading My 10 favourite quotes on books and reading
I have hesitated to write about this book for a very long time… Talking about a child relentlessly abused is the hardest thing to do. Mikey Wash is a Gypsy boy, living in a closeted community. He barely knows world outside the caravan camp and people other than Gypsies. Since he can remember he has… Continue reading Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh… Heartbreaking
Discrimination and attacks reach Jews in Czechoslovakia. Bauers, an affluent Jewish family, realize that the only way to survive is to flee the country. Unfortunately, it is too late for Pavel and Anneliese to escape. Still, their six year-old son Pepik has a chance to get on Kindertransport to go to the United Kingdom, where… Continue reading Far to go by Alison Pick. It is all about survival
“He did not believe in nothing, said Humboldt tickly. He believed in the abundance and richness of nature” I simply fell in love with Measuring the World! A book about science but written like a fairy tale. This historical novel made me wreathed in smiles. Who would imagine that a book can give so much… Continue reading Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann. Magical book about science!
“The nation must know that its existence cannot be menaced with impunity by anyone, and that whoever lifts his hand against the State shall die of it” Hitler Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts is an exceptional body of research. Meticulously studied and documented, fascinating historical nonfiction. Must read book! In 1993 William E.… Continue reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
There are several places where readers can buy new and second- hand books in Dubai. In my opinion, some of those places are particularly noteworthy because of offered collections and great atmosphere. Book World by Kinokuniya at Dubai Mall This marvellous and the biggest bookshop in UAE is located at Dubai Mall. Although the Mall is… Continue reading Booklover’s favourite places in Dubai
Finally I have started my adventure with Stieg Larsson’s series. I must admit, the beginning of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is so slow and boring that I almost gave up on it. However, usually I do not abandon books so easily and after day or two I picked it up again. Soon I… Continue reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Sandinavian Masterpiece
Without any shadow of doubt, Purge by Sofi Oksanen is an extraordinary ambitious work that deserves to be given the highest consideration. In very sophisticated manner, the author combined complicated family issues with difficult political history of Estonia. The novel is set is 1992. Aliide Truu, is an elderly widow who lives in countryside in… Continue reading Purge by Sofi Oksanen. An outstanding novel!
All three books in Princess Sequel are shocking, thought provoking and fascinating. However, Desert Royal is the weakest one. The proverb the appetite grows with what it feeds on describes so well my experience with Jean Sasson’s work. I expected Desert Royal to be at least as good as Princess and Daughters of Arabia, but… Continue reading Desert Royal by Jean Sasson.The last and the weakest.