I came across a book about Guyana that’s perfect for my armchair traveling goals!
Are you a fellow bookworm traveling to the Czech Republic soon? You might wanna read these 5 books about Czech Republic before visiting. The Good Soldier Svejk (Jaroslav Hasek) The inspiration for such works as Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Jaroslav Hašek’s black satire The Good Soldier Švejk is translated with an introduction by Cecil Parrott in Penguin Classics. Good-natured and garrulous, … Read more
Are you a fellow bookworm traveling to Croatia soon? You might wanna read these 5 books about Croatia before visiting.
Are you a fellow bookworm traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina soon? You might wanna read these 5 books about Bosnia and Herzegovina before visiting.
Are you a fellow bookworm traveling to Austria soon? You might wanna read these 10 books about Austria before visiting.
Hey! I publicly committed to read 100 books this 2022, and I was so excited so I started early (yay!). Anyhoo, here are the books I read for my December 2021 monthly wrap-up.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman My rating: 5 of 5 stars At first, I thought this is just a typical ‘grumpy old man’ story, and I was wondering why that Conde Nast article on Ambassador’s book suggestions before we go to their countries included this book. Upon reading the synopsis provided in the … Read more
One Thousand Stars and You by Isabelle Broom My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was looking for a book with Sri Lanka as a setting when I came across this book. It was an easy read, and the author provided a very detailed description of the things happening around on each scene, making you … Read more
Investigations of a Dog by Franz Kafka My rating: 3 of 5 stars Franz Kafka has written this short story in a perspective of a dog. It was very difficult to read given the long sentences and, lack of cohesion, and a lot of unfamiliar English words. I’ve been reading reviews about readers giving up … Read more
A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman My rating: 4 of 5 stars After having read and liked other novels about/set in Sri Lanka, I decided to give this one a try. However, I feel like I have to Google every jargon or term that has something to do with Sri Lanka culture in order to … Read more
As a feminist, I highly recommend this brilliant Russian classic read.
I can’t believe I will be able to relate to a fictional Professor from a story written in 1894. Bravo, Chekhov.
One of my great Professors from college has required us to read Carlos Bulosan’s work. Getting introduced to James Baldwin has reminded me so much of him.
It’s Friday! A meeting got cancelled, but I still had one in the afternoon and it went really great. I surely miss talking to people in general (aside from my family, which I was with for quite some time already), and it was quite a refreshing discussion. I can’t believe I’m not dreading on a … Read more