Hope in the Dark – Rebecca Solnit

Life moves in weird ways sometimes. I started reading this book towards the end of May to find some hope as lockdown seemed to extend endlessly and more and more people were dying. By the time I finished it George Floyd has been killed, people took to the streets and the book became even more …

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Złote Piachy – Sylwia Siedlecka

This book started me three-book spur of reading about countries in which I would not like to live. I know it sounds mean, but it's not meant that way. When I think of it, there are not many countries that I'd like to live in, so it's really not only about those three. Also, the …

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Smak Kwiatów Pomarańczy – Tessa Capponi-Borawska, Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

I got this book from my mum, as an Easter gift. Like everyone else we had Zoom Easter, given that she is in Poland and I'm in the UK. Normally I'd travel back once a month, but the current situation has put a stop to it, so my mum is channeling her feelings into sending …

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Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo – Quotes

[...] ageing is nothing to be ashamed of especially when the entire human race is in it together although sometimes it seems that she alone among her friends wants to celebrate getting older because it's such a privilege not to die prematurely (on living in a squat): the Marxists demanded they set up a Central …

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