Double Whammy

Another book review (rant) and this one too is filled with spoilers. This time I’m taking on The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads because despite everything I finished it, but that is where the good things about this book end. There are two ways in which this…

The case of the random burglary

A couple of days ago I finished The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and in the end I sort of liked it. But it didn’t start that way. (Spoiler alert) At first this book felt like a wrong choice for me. I chose it as my “2016” book for the Read-one-book-from-each-year-I’ve-been-alive project and…

Teleology again

Two years ago I posted about Hollywood’s need to film re-boots / AU versions of old movies and I asked this question “Isn’t anyone in the damned Hollywood (and other filming Meccas) reading any new books? Isn’t anyone writing any good original scripts?” Well, it seems that the people in charge have heard me this…

So, what else is new

After a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG while I’m writing again! Woohooo I can’t believe it myself. The reason for starting to write is the shitty year we’ve been having. So, whenever I’m going through a rough time, I write. I personally am not going through a rough time, on the contrary, I’m having one of the best years…

Were* the hell is chocolate? (* pun intended)

Ok it took me two afternoons to finish Blood and Chocolate. And it was awful. I know I should have ditched the book after the first couple of pages but there were two reasons why I continued: I am soooooo behind on my reading challenge that I can’t afford to give up on books and…

The Archipelago of the Surprising – R.I.P. Umberto Eco

Today I heard that Umberto Eco died. RIP There are moments in your life when the right book comes at the right time. It is as if the universe has conspired to make it so. Eco would of course say that this is a load of rubbish, and that you, with your behaviour, have contributed…

Egobruising and fantasies

There’s this book I’ve been reading recently that talks about the spiral dynamics and it’s taking me a while to finish because there are so many moments in this book that make me think. It’s not that I agree with all the ideas the author presents, but the real world circumstances that guide his thoughts…

How to survive infinity…

This week didn’t really start off well. I mean, it began with the news of the passing of David Bowie. That was a dick move, universe, truly. But as we all know from Young Frankenstein, it could be worse, it could be raining (and of course, it has been raining tonight, with hale, no less)….

“Looming Rubik’s cube”

I’m leaving Zagreb in a couple of hours and am hitting the pensive mood. Plus, it’s the start of the new year – a time for thinking about the choices you’d made the previous year and those which are yet to be made. Well, last year was (mostly) fun. I actually did things, made choices, …

a handful of dust

It’s been TOOOO long since I last posted anything. Today I was reminded of this fact, so we are starting out slow. This will be a sharing post. You know that feeling when you make a good choice in your life? I know that there aren’t many moments like these, but for me the one…

Perturbed in multitudinous manners (notice me! I have a thesaurus!)

When nicoll suggested to read Grey in our MiniBookClub, my reaction was this: but then I said to myself, “you’ve already read 50shades trilogy, how awful could it be!” Big mistake.To say that the experience of reading (150ish pages of) Grey has moved me would be an understatement. My reading buddy mentions the reasons for…