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The Binding

I started reading The Binding by Bridget Collins, not knowing a lot about its plot. I only knew that the main character is a binder and that in the world created by the author, the process of binding a book is some kind of magic. I heard some positive opinions and saw many people reading this bookContinue reading “The Binding”



Kalayla by Jeannie Nicholas is a heart-warming tale of family, love and friendship. It is written from the perspective of three female characters: 72-years-old Lena, single mum Maureen and her mouthy daughter Kalayla. I would recommend it for those who enjoy realistic stories describing everyday life events. I rate this book at 3.5 out ofContinue reading “Kalayla”

Reviving the classics: Orlando

If you never heard of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, you might want to skip this entry. If you heard little, you could safely continue as I won’t reveal more than well-known facts. SPOILER ALERT! ‘We are, therefore, now left entirely alone in the room with the sleeping Orlando and the trumpeters. The trumpeters, ranging themselvesContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Orlando”

Reviving the Classics: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

A classic that reads like the best page-turner.  George and Lennie are simple agricultural workers, moving from farm to farm, like many others in California in the 1930s. From the beginning, we know that something went wrong at their previous workplace, but they expect the new farm to be an improvement. They also dream ofContinue reading “Reviving the Classics: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

While thinking about starting this blog, I wondered how to begin. Should I define myself, point out the reasons I write this text or review some bestseller? Then, I realised there is no better way to start than write about the first book that stole my heart— Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling.Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”