Wilderness Tips – Margaret Atwood – Quotes

The grottiness and expense of London began to get to her; she got tired of gorging on the canapés at literary launches in order to scrimp on groceries, tired of the fuggy smell of cigarettes ground into the red-and-maroon carpeting of pubs, tired of the pipes bursting every time it froze in winter, and of …

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27 Śmierci Toby’ego Obeda – Joanna Gierak-Onoszko

A book that shook me to the core. A tale of the survivors of the Canadian residential school system, written by a European immigrant to the country. It renders an outsider’s perspective on the story. Written with an open mind and willingness to understand the culture and society that on the surface feels so tolerant …

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Ludzie z Placu Słońca – Aleksandra Lipczak

A series of reportages from Spain, curiously and tenderly observing the country from an outsider’s perspective. Through the lens of the stories of several people Lipczak charts the incredible change, Spain went through in the 20th and 21st centuries. From a self-made millionaire obsessed with the idea of building his own city, through activists fighting …

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The Tower of the Swallow – Andrzej Sapkowski

With our main protagonists still dispersed the events take a lot darker turn. We leave the merry and only sometimes dangerous world of the short stories and initial novels. The world Ciri finds herself in is sinister and hell-bent on destruction. Geralt and Yennefer desperately try to reach her and help, but their efforts are …

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think – Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

A book that makes data speak. And speak in a way that you want to listen. With the passion of a true data geek, who also loves humanity Rosling brings us the data, but also makes it relatable. A book that makes you take a step back from the daily onslaught of bad and worse …

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