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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Tyrania Rzeczywistości – Mona Chollet

This is my second book by Mona Chollet, and I am still surprised none of her writing has been translated into English. The first book was Wiedźmy. Niezwyciężona Siła Kobiet (Witches. The Invincible Power of Women). It moved me, made me angry and pushed me out of the apathy. That's also where I found the …

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Zrób Sobie Raj – Mariusz Szczygieł

Mariusz Szczygieł is a Polish journalist, at some point more known from his TV presence (he chaired one of the first Polish talk-shows) in the 2000s he focused again in writing. This is his third book I'm reading. I loved Gottland, his tribute to Czech Republic, blending beautifully the funny absurdities with quiet despair. Nie …

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Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and The Parting of Friends – Anne Applebaum

This is my first book by Anne Applebaum. She is a journalist and historian, but this one is certainly written more from a journalistic perspective. What drew me to this book is the fact that Applebaum is closely associated with Poland (her husband was at some point a Minister for Foreign Affairs in Poland). So …

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken – The Secret Barrister

I bought this book few months ago on Amazon sale. It came, landed on my TBR bookshelf and patiently waited for its time. It finally came after I read several books in a row revolving heavily around women and their lives. I felt it is time to dive into a different subject matter. And the …

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