The Warehouse by Rob Hart; written in 2019, and much more recognizable in 2021 than I ever hoped. Large companies deliver everything we might wish for to our doorstep as we hardly leave the house anymore: let’s hope the rest of Hart’s dystopian novel doesn’t come true, too.
Some people make it a tradition to reread certain books regularly, while others get rid of books as soon as they’ve finished them. Is rereading just a waste of time, or is there something that can be won by coming back to your favourite books throughout your life? Let’s see what a specialist on the subject has to say! (What- no, it’s not me! I discuss what the specialist says…)
Today I discuss a long time favorite of mine: the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik. An awesome Historical Fantasy series which adds the military use of dragons to the Napoleonic War. What could go wrong with that?
Time for another Goodreading! If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino is definitely one of the strangest books I’ve read. It’s also been one of the least predictable books I’ve read, and in enjoyed it thoroughly. Being made aware of your own act of reading is always a bit awkward, but the subject of reading is one that really should be discussed more in literature. As contradictory as that might sound.
I love tea, I love reading. A no brainer then, to pick up this little book, The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura. Little did I know that along with discussing tea, it’d discuss culture, life, beauty and everything in between.
Have I been using Goodreads wrong? Or has it been using me, all along? I’ll share my experience with Goodreads with you, and make some observations, life-changes and steep resolutions!
We know the process of translation as a means to an end, but can it work as a theme, as well? ‘Eppure cadiamo felici’ is an Italian YA-novel tries that out, and it seemed only fitting to read the Dutch translation to see if it holds up.
Washington Black, a tough book to love, since the subject is too complex to simply love! Yes, I just blamed a book for being too real. Read my thoughts, read the book, then share yours!