Category: Book Reviews

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

Some of the described events did happen! Which is incredible taking into account how surreal they are. For example, the bizarre space program in Zambia. About the book This mix of surrealism and reality creates

Do you notice how far you are from your recent perception?

I was reading some reviews I wrote just a few months ago, and although I remember writing them and I remember feeling content about the final texts, I now find them strange or off at


The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis

I loved the fluidity of chapters, the two storylines, one in the past, one in the present, flowing two separate paths and then merging together. Although I usually speak about things I liked and things

Do you ever read just to people watch?

I think if I had to narrow down my reasons for reading to just one single thing it would be people watching. The plot of Madame Bovary is quite interesting, but Madame Bovary herself mesmerised


The Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2019

It is here! The longest of sixteen books which I mentioned last month (when I mentioned blowing off the cobwebs on this blog, cough – more on that below) have been whittled down to six

Mother’s Milk, Patrick Melrose #4 by Edward St. Aubyn

Even though it seemed pretty impossible, the story did progress to some resolutions which was really satisfying. He definitely had a Tamazepam problem, namely, that it wasn’t strong enough. What’s the book about? That was

Am I imagining things or these patterns do happen in modern female-authored literature?

Obviously, I’m talking about my personal observations. I’ve read some books that do not orbit around those mentioned topics but include some other themes too. If you also know such books, please, let me know

New blogsistential questions

A slump is a slowdown in an activity. I always imagined a blogging slump to be that cosy, lazy process when you simply don’t want to focus on your blog and choose to focus on

House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

There are many storylines and they are all connected on some level. I know it’s a sensitive topic so I’ll try to tread it carefully. I understand the necessity of acknowledging the problems, both historical

The Women’s Prize Longlist 2019

I had only guessed six of the longlist, which isn’t my best ever BUT that is never a bad thing, one of the things I always love about a longlist is having books I own