Why I don’t mind my reading challenge anymore

I know, I know! It has just been a few months since I decided I would read 55 books this year, taking part at the Goodreads reading challenge.  However, I now think I’ll not complete it. Or, better said, I will not put any effort into completing the challenge. I found myself behind schedule and…

My holiday reads wrap-up

After 6 long years, I finally went to the sea in summer! And what could I do on the beach other than reading a book?! In fact, I’ve read 4 (and one manga): The Program and The Treatment by Suzanne Young; The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. All of them dystopian novels. The Program:…

Socrates in love

I’ve read the book by Kyōichi Katayama years ago and it became one of my favorite books of all times. I loved it so much that I never read it again, fearing that I might think something different afterwards.  Sakutaro is going to Australia with the askes of his beloved one, Aki. She died at…

The dog who slept under the stars

“Stargazing Dog’s Family“, a manga by Takashi Murakami, is one of the best mangas I’ve read so far. It’s the sequel to “Stargazing Dog”, which I haven’t read yet. It is totally fine to read even starting from the 2nd one. Three short stories (Twin Star, The Brightest Star and a final epilogue to the…

Read “The Circle” with me

The movie “The Circle” has just come out and I wanted to read the book by Dave Eggers before watching the movie. I have mixed feelings about the book. The idea is great, I was excited to read about a totalitarian company controlling all the information (and people’s choices). But then it developed in a way…

Watch “The Martian” with me

Today you’ll read another kind of post. I’m watching The Martian right now, after reading the book. And be warned: there will be spoilers ahead! Ok, it is true to the book, leaving out some things that are not too much important. But what about the journey from the hub to the mav?! What? Everything…

Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov has been a pleasant read. But stop reading this review now if you haven’t read the book yet, as it contains spoilers! … you have been warned! I basically just read “Once upon a time… Life”, a.k.a. “Micro Patrol” for grown-ups. It wasn’t bad, it was just weird and sort…

Let’s visit Mars!

“The Martian” by Any Weir is a brilliant book. It describes the life of an astronaut left alone on Mars after a storm almost killed him and who has to stay alive until someone tries to bring him back to Earth. The majority of the book is told from the point of view of Mark Watney,…

101 Dalmatians

I just read the book “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith (with illustrations by Alex T. Smith) and I couldn’t wait to write my review. Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian pup. But when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies’ parents, Pongo and Missus,…

The silver linings playbook

There’s not much to say about this book, except that I enjoyed it very much. I finally found a book with a mental unstable main character that thinks like I do when I’m anxious. The flow of thoughts and connections is very similar and I liked that. The story is also very nice and you’re…

The 100 – books vs. TV series​

I love dystopian novels. I also love dystopian movies and TV series, like The 100. I have been watching the TV series The 100 since forever and when I discovered there were books, too, I was so happy that I bought the whole boxed set! I’ll leave you the direct links at the end of this…

We were liars by E. Lockhart

We were liars is a nice book. The plot is sort of boring until the very end when a huge plot twist occurs and you get to understand everything that happened and the reasons behind some of the characters’ actions. I can only recommend this book: even if at the beginning it seems a normal teenager’s…