Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Ok, so I got this book from my dear friend Chantel on my last birthday. I gave it two goes to read it and I just couldn’t. I am just not that kind of girl. Or I am just too old for this … Things that I liked about this book: I like how name […]

National Trust: Coldrum Long Barrow

Hey everybody! It’s Sunday, we officially finished the first full week of the year! Yesterday, Chris, Ula and I had a little trip to small village called Trottiscliffe to see one of the earliest prehistorical monuments (dating to 3985- 3855 BC) in Britain. Coldrum Long Barrow is older than Stonehenge by more than 1000 years and is […]

Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

This is such a beautifully written and looking book. Just look at it. B E A U T I F U L. Sea to the Salt gave me such mixed feelings. I loved every single character, except one. Alfred. He’s such an unlikeable character. I seriously wanted to punch him every time he was mentioned. […]

My 2016 to do list

Happy New Year! Can you believe it? We made it through another year!   And like always New Year must start with some resolutions, right?  As I said before, I am not going to make a big deal of it, I mean I usually forget these resolutions by the end of January :) So this […]

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is set in a dystopian world where the war between Reds, work class commons with red blood, and the Silvers, those with superpowers as the ruling class, are wearing down the world. Mare Barrow is Red, who is just about to turn 18. She is a regular thief and doesn’t have any special […]

My Year in Books 2015

Hi guys, I am here to quickly wrap up my 2015 year in books. It’s been a good year: full of laughter, challenges and lessons. I got married!  I found new joy in books and turned this blog around in last couple of months. I met some new people through Interpals… Hi Angie :) <3 […]

My 2016 #Bookishresolutions

Hi everyone! Ready for 2016?   I’m going to be participating in the 2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge by Laura @trips down imagination road and Michelle @ Because Reading. Rules: You can sign up HERE anytime between December 1st to March 1st, the challenge starts January 1st and ends December 31st. You must pick up at least 2 […]

Review: Babushka By Dawn Casey

I must admit, I requested this book mainly because of the name (babushka [бабушка] means grandmother in Russian), and because of this beautiful cover (hey, don’t blame me). Illustrations inside are as nice as outside and so authentic. I still remember old Russian children books in beginning of 90’s … Illustrations in this book looks […]

Review: Dad’s not all there anymore by Alex Demetris

Very nice little comic book about John’s dad Pete who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease couple years ago. Then, later,  when he started to develop other symptoms, Peter got diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LDB). Soon enough his hallucinations and other symptoms became too intense, and Peter had to move into a care home. Before […]

Review: A Christmas in Disguise by Katie Fforde

I seem to always find myself reading short stories around Christmas time. Something quick, short and most likely entertaining. A Christmas in Disguise is a story of Christmas dinner party disaster. Jo, bless her, has stepped in for her friend Andi. Jo got all instructions how to prepare Christmas meal that is so impressive that it will […]