The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides

Another book from my How Novel subscription. Again a surprise of sorts, and again a book I probably wouldn’t buy on my own. I enjoy crime and thrillers but usually default to a list of authors I trust. Not to mention that I rarely buy this genre in paper, selecting Kindle as the greener option …

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The Testaments – Margaret Atwood – Quotes

Simply by being female I was excluded from the lists of potential usurpers, since no woman could ever sit on the Council of the Commanders; so on that front, ironically, I was safe. My life might have been very different. If only I’d looked around me, taken in the wider view. If only I’d packed …

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Łódź. Miasto po przejściach – Wojciech Górecki, Bartosz Józefiak

You know this annoying situation when you’re at the airport and still have over an hour to your flight and you finish the book you had with you? Well, this happened to me recently, so I did the only reasonable thing and went to the airport bookshop. As always the selection is pretty skewed, but …

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The Adventures of China Iron – Gabriela Cabezón Cámara

Back in July I was getting a bit restless staying at home and not being able to go to a bookshop. I hate buying paper books on Amazon, their search engine and browsing is pathetic. AbeBooks is a bit better but nothing online will ever replace the joy of a random find in a physical …

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