autobiography · nonfiction

Child of the Revolution by Wolfgang Leonhard. One of the most interesting political autobiographies

Child of the Revolution by Wolfgang Leonhard, came to my life unexpectedly and became one of my favorite books ever. Probably the best memoir about life under communist regime. Since early childhood, Wolfgang Leonhard was exposed to Marxist ideology. His mother was a member of communist party, and introduced her son to the system. When… Continue reading Child of the Revolution by Wolfgang Leonhard. One of the most interesting political autobiographies

Bookish list · Bookish post · Crime fiction

My 10 favorite quotes from Scandinavian crime fiction books

I am a big enthusiast of brilliant Scandinavian writers, who in exceptional way present the dark side of human nature. The plot construction, damaged characters, historical and cultural elements make their books extraordinary. Particularly, I appreciate work of Stieg Larson, Jo Nesbo and Henning Mankell. Today’s post is devoted to my 10 favorite quotes from… Continue reading My 10 favorite quotes from Scandinavian crime fiction books

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When celebrity writes a book… Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

I am always skeptical about books written by celebrities. Usually, I do not buy books which became bestsellers because of author’s well-known name and expensive promotion campaign rather than the real value of the book. It was good decision to borrow Lean In from company’s library rather than to buy it. Like I expected…the book is… Continue reading When celebrity writes a book… Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg