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Soul talks

5 things I learned from my time in Sweden with mom

It was my birthday this Saturday, I have 26 years to my name and a lot of white hairs. Starting a few years ago, I began taking mom on trips. Part because it's my way of repaying her years of taking care of me, a devilish baby, part because she is one fantastic human being… Continue reading 5 things I learned from my time in Sweden with mom

Inocentii de Ioana Parvulescu
Book reviews

Inocenții (The innocents) by Ioana Pârvulescu, a masterpiece

Reading this book, it dawned on me that the process and act of translation is vital in literature. Why? Because this book is a masterpiece and I want to share it with the entire world, yet it can only be found in romanian, bulgarian and . However, readers from all over the planet, keep your… Continue reading Inocenții (The innocents) by Ioana Pârvulescu, a masterpiece

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My most dreaded review: A little life

I am reading quotes from this in order to help my review and I am already tearing up. My heart is still a great big wound, oozing sorrow and pain. I can honestly say that this book messed me up and it gave me a burden to wear that I could have lived without. It's… Continue reading My most dreaded review: A little life

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Book talks

Broadening our reading: Romanian February/ În Februarie, citește românește

February will be an interesting month for both my international and Romanian readers! This February I will be reading books written by Romanian authors, some of which have been translated into English too 🙂 That means, if you planned on broadening your reading, that I have new exciting reads for you. Februarie va fi o… Continue reading Broadening our reading: Romanian February/ În Februarie, citește românește

the silent patient book in bed
Book reviews

Review: The silent patient/ Recenzie: Pacienta tăcută

Famous book, I believe among the finalists in the GoodReads Best books of 2019 (if not a winner) The silent patient put my own patience to trial. Shall we see why? O carte super faimoasă care a ajuns printre finaliste în competiția GoodReads Best books of 2019 ( nu știu dacă nu a și câștigat)… Continue reading Review: The silent patient/ Recenzie: Pacienta tăcută

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How to be miserable in your twenties, a guide to look forward to

As if we needed a guide, right? Yet, here it is. A book that proves the saying " good things come in small packages". Take a look with me at this Randy Paterson book and let us have a self-inspection moment. Hello, hello! Okay so you read the title. Whether you're way past your 20s… Continue reading How to be miserable in your twenties, a guide to look forward to

Book reviews

Perfect remains or how Helen Fields became my favorite author

Today we talk about the author who made me turn from " I don't read police/detective/procedural books, no! " *insert image of a kid crossing his arms and pouting* to " so... I need Helen Fields in my life probably more than oxygen ya know". Wanna know what I'm talking about? Keep on reading! Hello,… Continue reading Perfect remains or how Helen Fields became my favorite author

Book reviews

Postponed books. 3 books I DNFed but will pick up at a later time

It's the beginning of the year and that means we should lay all cards on the table and assess our status. That includes unfinished books! Hello, hello! For me, DNFing a book for good is okay. I overcame the struggles and the guilt some time ago. There are books though which simply came at a… Continue reading Postponed books. 3 books I DNFed but will pick up at a later time

Book talks

2020 surrounded by classics and thrillers. See my 10 books to read in the new year

The new year is basically knocking at the door and everyone is planning their parties and resolutions! I suck at resolutions so I avoid them like the plague, but what I really enjoy doing is thinking about the books I want to read in 2020 ❤ Hello, hello! I don't know about you, but one… Continue reading 2020 surrounded by classics and thrillers. See my 10 books to read in the new year