Santa’s coming to town

I was in my family home last weekend and in Poland we celebrate St. Nicholas Day on the 6th of December. It is in a way a prelude to Christmas madness of gifts, on St. Nicholas Day usually children get sweets. My mom firmly believes in treating me like a child, at least partially, I …

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Jak Przestałem Kochać Design – Marcin Wicha

Let me first translate the title, it is important (as it usually happens with titles) How I Stopped Loving Design, now let me also add that Wicha is a graphic designer. You get the picture now, or a beginning of one. In the first chapter Wicha describes how he struggled to find aesthetically acceptable urn …

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Nie ma ekspresów przy żołtych drogach – Andrzej Stasiuk

I think this is the only Stasiuk's book I read, I remember few years ago I accidentally went to his author's night and, as it sometimes happens, felt an instant dislike for him as a person, everything he said felt irritatingly arrogant to me. Obviously after that I never felt the urge to read his …

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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life – Andy Miller

Probably like most book lovers I love reading books about books and books about reading. Writing a book about reading that will be interesting is not an easy thing, mainly because reading is such an individual and subjective act. Andy Miller managed to write an interesting book about reading, a book that gives his own …

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