cover of home fire by kamilla shamsie and quote: For girls, becoming women was inevitability; for boys, becoming men was ambition

Home Fire by Kamilla Shamsie

June 22, 2019 Amalia 0

This is one of those books which takes you by surprise and one you will never forget. It was a solid 3/5 stars for me until the very end which was so unexpected that I had to give it a […]

Cover of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and quote: 'We did that often, asking each other questions whose answers we already knew. Perhaps it was so that we would not ask the other questions, the ones whose answers we did not want to know.'

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

February 22, 2019 Amalia 0

Purple Hibiscus is the last book from Adichie’s back list novels I had left to read, and as I expected, I was not disappointed. There is something about Adichie’s writing that keeps me hooked and opens a floodgate of emotions. […]

cover of American War by Omar El Akkad and quote: ‘What was safety, anyway, but the sound of a bomb falling on someone else's home?’

Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

August 29, 2018 Amalia 0

How can one accurately categorize a great debut novel like American War? One can call it many things, speculative science fiction, dystopian novel, character study, and literary fiction. The world described in this book feels real. It combines elements of […]

Jane Austen Book Haul

Library Haul: Jane Austen

August 29, 2017 Amalia 0

I am passing through what I call a ‘Pride and Prejudice phase’ during which I binge watch the BBC adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the mini-series of 1995, and Persuasion, the film from 2007. If I’m really in […]

reading on the beach, july 2017 reads

July 2017 Reading Wrap-Up

August 8, 2017 Amalia 0

July has come and gone in Denmark without it being particularly sunny and warm this year, which is ‘normal’ for Scandinavia, not that we like it. But, looking at it from an avid reader’s perspective, there was much more time […]

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