Z Głowy – Janusz Głowacki

Sometimes you come across a book that makes you think: ‘how nice to finally talk to someone intelligent’. And that is one of those books, Głowacki’s ease of storytelling and ability to seamlessly jump from a raunchy anecdote into very serious musings on the nature of the world make this book a pleasure to read. …

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Zero Zahamowań – Michał Rusinek

Yet another one of my Christmas gifts of 2020. They were definitely the highlight of my year. My mum got this book for me. She bought it because she heard on her favorite radio, their literary correspondent laughing so hard he could not speak when he talked about this book. The title would literary translate …

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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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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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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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