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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Book Gift Guide

Christmas is around the corner and we’re probably all trying to figure out what we want to give to our loved ones. I find Christmas to be the perfect opportunity to share my favourite books with my relatives and friends, even if they’re not perennial readers. Some of them probably haven’t met with a book […]

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A slice of literary goodness

If there’s one thing that I love almost as much as books is a huge slice of cake! I could forever boast about my self-control when offered a bite of double chocolate cake…but alas, that is not the case. So I thought, if I cannot restrain my sweet-tooth self, might as well indulge my fancies […]

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World War II – Book Recommendations

Historical fiction books are the closest things we have to a time machine.  It is incredible to think that these ink-stained pages could transport us to another time and place, allow us to meet different people and experience events that we’ve only read about in textbooks. I especially love books set during the Second World […]

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