I love clothes. I love browsing online stores, imagining how new trends in fashion will look on me. Before each trip - business or personal, I have a tradition of buying at least one piece of clothing as a symbol of a new adventure. Some call it shopping addiction, and I do feel guilty when … Continue reading Healthy Addiction?!
When you touch art…
I have always appreciated art. I have always wanted to be part of something bigger, and art is bigger than anything. It is bigger than life. Recently, I have come across this book "Writers and Lovers" by Lily King, and the minute I started reading it, I knew I was holding something very precious in … Continue reading When you touch art…
I have recently started a new book - "Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead" by Olga Tokarczuk. It is a mystery novel written by a pretty famous Polish writer who has won many prestigious literary rewards. It was given to me by my Polish friend who knows I have a YouTube and … Continue reading Nostalgic Reading
Teaching, Mood Swings, and Literary Miracles
Teaching is such a capricious thing. It is definitely one of the professions that is mood-dependent. It has good days, great days, and absolutely the worst days. What works one time will not go well the next. What you considered as a boring activity is suddenly a hit among students. And what you have worked … Continue reading Teaching, Mood Swings, and Literary Miracles
Do you want some rock'n'roll in your life? Some spice in a little bit mundane-repetitive-boring covid-19-year? Do you want to experience all the ups and downs of being in the band without actually sacrificing your real, maybe comfortable life? Well, then, there is one way to do it - read the brilliant book Daisy Jones … Continue reading let’s rock’n’roll?!
Ok, I have to admit from the start that I have never been into audiobooks before. In fact, I used to be a book snob and look down on people who opted for audiobooks instead of "real" physical hardcopied with words printed on pages books. And I feel bad about it. This year I have … Continue reading audiobooks…greenlight
one name you need to know
I am going to tell you the name of one person, and I want you to remember it. Her name is Nikita Gill. If you google her or search her name on Instagram, she will pop up right away. Why, you ask? Not because she is a famous influencer, living her life on display and … Continue reading one name you need to know
Ode to Books
I have always loved books. Truly, sometimes books are more loyal than best friends. In many ways, they are. Always available, always there for you. They understand you, and you try to understand them. They make you laugh. You cry with them. They are next to you, ready to share an intimate moment any time … Continue reading Ode to Books
Fiction or Not?
Do you think reading fiction is obsolete? With such an abundance of audio and visual material nowadays, reading itself is struggling to keep its niche. We watch everything. We listen to everybody. It is a visual turn in culture - it is a digital age. During the day, we do some reading: scrolling down news, … Continue reading Fiction or Not?
Michelle Obama: speaking from the heart
Yesterday I had a chance to attend the event I had been waiting for the whole month. I went to see and hear Michelle Obama. Live and real. It was not a concert or performance. It was not even an inspirational lecture or a well-prepared presentation. It was Michelle Obama sitting in a chair and … Continue reading Michelle Obama: speaking from the heart