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…

Mars Impossibilities – or comparing apples and oranges

For a couple of days I’ve been wanting to write about the Mission Impossible movies (1-4) which I’d watched in preparation for the next installment of the series. The main reason why I wanted to write about it is not the amazingness of Ving Rhames, but the emotional shite that is MI-2. And then this…

ScienceFiction?

more like SentimentalFiction! I’ve been wanting to write a review of Interstellar for a while now, but real life got in the way. When I saw this today, I got the inspiration to write again! Ok, so let’s start things off by saying that I really love SF movies, I also love romantic movies, I…

An Unconventional Comparison

I just finished reading two books I was reading simultaneously – It Happened One Autumn and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. (spoiler warning) I was really looking forward to reading the Miss P. novel┬ábut like a couple times these past few months, I was so disappointed that I needed a quick fix of something…

It gave me whiplash

SO, I watched Whiplash tonight… no, let’s start from the beginning. These Christmas holidays one of my friends mentioned that he was reallyreally looking forward to Whiplash. By that time I had seen the poster for the movie and I saw the teaser trailer thing and I was a bit reluctant – I didn’t really…

Israeli spies and a different Mr Darcy

The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva My rating: 4 of 5 stars The thing that I love about Silva’s writing – no bullshit digressions. Simply a spy novel, with just enough background info scenes for each relevant character and each of those scenes are there for a reason! I really needed something fun, easy to…