Books + Summer + The Beach – The Dazzling Magic of Beach Reads

Is this the formula for happiness? I cannot say for sure, but I am pretty sure I will be enjoying some seriously happy moments in a very very little bit. The purpose of this post is not to tease, though, so I will just make my point. Beach reads. How do you feel about those? …

Book + Movie Review: Far From The Madding Crowd

I was certain Far from the Madding Crowd will be a 'love or hate' novel, but now I am swaying in the middle. The writing is brilliant but archaic; the story goes to daring extremes to bare the human soul but the pacing falters. The novel tells the story of an independent young woman torn between the suits of …

Top 10 Tuesday – Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

This week's Tuesday Top 10, hosted as usual by Lauren and Julia at The Broke and the Bookish is such a no-brainer that I bet I can write it in less than ten minutes. Three, two, one - go! (Just let me open Goodreads). I am pretty certain which three names will pop up at the top, since I devoured …

How To Fit In Non-Reader Crowds and LOVE IT

Do you sometimes find yourself blabbering about a book you read to your closest friends, only to face blank stares and seemingly patient nodding? Then someone would casually mention it was time to change the topic... Yeah, this happens to me, when I drop the guard and spill all that bookish excitement I know I should …

Stephen King’s On Writing – The Takeaways

This is ridiculous - reviewing Stephen King's master advice on how to write? Seriously, this constant current of feedback is what's wrong with the world today. Everyone can review everything, although some (in all honesty - most) people are just not equipped to say anything substantial; to meaningfully add to the discussion; to not embarrass themselves. One of them is me …