Today, I wanted to hit pause on my usual book reviews and bookish articles and have a chat about what it is like to be in a reading slump when you have a book blog. As you can imagine, it can be pretty frustrating to be in a reading slump when you have a book … Continue reading
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Book Review of Megha Majumdar’s “A Burning”: Social media, news, and factual reporting
Megha Majumdar’s debut novel was released in June 2020 and what a stellar first novel! Majumdar was born in Kolkata and now lives in New York after moving the U.S. for studying. Her novel, A Burning is also set in Kolkata and follows the lives of three very different characters, Lovely, P.T. Sir, and Jivan. … Continue reading
A Review of “Such A Fun Age”: talking about white fragility in literature
I loved Such A Fun Age. This book was so easy to read. It had me laughing and cringing from beginning to end. It has been a while since I couldn’t put a book down, and this book was definitely that — un-put-down-able. The book offers up so many interesting discussion points but I wanted … Continue reading
Review of Lionel Shriver’s new novel “The Motion of the Body through Space”: political correctness and exercise culture
Lionel Shriver’s novel, The Motion of the Body Through Space, came out when Australia was in a strict lockdown and it seemed like a no-brainer for me to pick this one up. I have enjoyed Shriver’s writing in the past, one of my favourite books from her is The Mandibles. Shriver has not been without … Continue reading
Review of Bae Suah’s “Untold Night and Day”: reflections and repetitions
I received Bae Suah’s novel as an Easter present. Considering we are all in lock-down at the moment, I welcomed a new book to read. I am a fan of Korean literature and was delighted to find out that Deborah Smith, the translator of Han Kang’s works, had worked on Suah’s translation into English. Suah … Continue reading
"Paris Savages" Review: how do we write about uncomfortable history?
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I picked up a copy of Paris Savages when I was in Hobart, Tasmania this February. Thinking about how easy it was to fly there and how care-free we were is a … Continue reading
Review of “Crises of Democracy”: Can we predict the fall of democratic institutions?
Crises of Democracy written by Professor of Politics, Adam Przeworski could not have been written at a more critical moment in our contemporary political climate. All around the world, it seems that large political shifts are occurring, the results and effects of which we are yet to learn. Whether it is the rise of Jair … Continue reading
4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Foreign Language Reading
As some of you might already know, I have lived in Switzerland for the last six years. Before that, I lived for one year in Austria, which means that I have lived in German-speaking countries for a little over seven years now. In this time, I worked in multi-lingual companies as well as completing a … Continue reading
Nature and Healing: a review of Nikita Gill’s poetry collection “Your Heart Is the Sea”
Nikita Gill’s poetry collection Your Heart Is the Sea follows a contemporary trend that combines survivor poetics with self-love and self-help. It feels like the poetry collection you want to give your friend who is going through a hard time. Her style is raw and beautiful, but what truly makes it impactful is the accessibility … Continue reading
Stepping outside your comfort zone with “Britt-Marie Was Here”: a review of Fredrik Backman’s novel
Swedish author Fredrik Backman has become quite the buzz-worthy author of late with his books appearing all over my bookish social media feeds. His first novel, A Man Called Ove became extremely popular and soon after that his books have become a worldwide hit. The novel is set in a place called Borg, a small … Continue reading
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