The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita takes place in the same setting where it was written- the USSR at the height of the Stalinist period. During that time, artists had to work under strict censorship and were often subject to imprisonment, exile and sometimes even death. Thus, for Bulgakov, there was never any question of publishing the […]

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Paintings & Books parallels

What is art if not another form of storytelling? Every frame surrounding a painting is like the cover of a book, forever holding a story in its embrace. It is not surprising then when we are met with this palpable reverential silence in art museums, as people turn in on themselves and allow their minds […]

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II. Classics Recommendations

Since my first post about classics, I have managed to accumulate quite a hefty list of favourites that I completely adore, so I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share some of them with you. You have probably heard about most of these books but if you haven’t read them yet,  I will try to […]

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January Favourites

The first month of the year has been both refreshing and exhausting with equal measure. I started the year full of motivation and ideas ready to be explored, but sometimes (and by sometimes I mean always), life decides to throw some hurdles your way. I do not want to dwell on the negative though, so […]

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2019 Reading Review

What a year it has been! A year full of incredible stories,  new adventures, dark moments but also newfound courage. I am so thankful for each and every second of 2019, even the ones where I was lost in the darkest and most horrifying corridors of my mind, because I’ve learnt so much about myself. […]

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Quotes from Middle Earth

While reading the Lord of the Rings series this year, I managed to accumulate quite a number of quotes from the books that have truly resonated with me. Some of them are extremely hilarious, while others are a reminder of the hardships of life and why we need to keep on walking. I think my […]

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Festive Season

It is finally December, which means time for me to start listening to Christmas songs on repeat and watch all of my favourite Christmas films! I think I love the expectant build up to Christmas more than I actually love Christmas day, probably because that feeling of having something to look forward to adds some […]

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IV. London Snapshots -Parks and museums

The last few days in London were spent in the company of trees, squirrels, deer and the beauty of nature and art. On Sunday we visited Richmond Park, an enormous green space that is perfect for long walks, horse riding, bird watching or simply lazing around and enjoying the vibrant colours of nature. It was […]

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III. London Snapshots – Covent Garden, Kings Cross

Covent Garden is one of my favourite places to visit in London, so we spent Saturday morning roaming the streets before breakfast. The dreary overcast sky can never take away the vibrant beauty of the place; it actually enhances it.  From the Covent Garden’s Apple Market, which offers a unique range of handmade items, to […]

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The Starless Sea || Book Review

“Strange, isn’t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are. It’s nice to finally have someone read stories I know so intimately.” Imagine a place where stories are inscribed on autumn leaves or carved onto rocks. Stories […]

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