Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

Not since Margaret Atwood's Fallen women that I had the opportunity to see another way of falling. Falling in love. “And I've fallen. So hard. I've hit the ground. Gone right through it. Never in my life have I felt this. Nothing like this. I've felt shame and cowardice, weakness and strength. I've known terror and … Continue reading Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

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You are the future * Rainer Maria Rilke

Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot über den Ebenen der Ewigkeit. Du bist der Hahnschrei nach der Nacht der Zeit, der Tau, die Morgenmette und die Maid, der fremde Mann, die Mutter und der Tod. Du bist die sich verwandelnde Gestalt, die immer einsam aus dem Schicksal ragt, die … Continue reading You are the future * Rainer Maria Rilke

Marvel at one of the world’s most dynamic modern art spaces, Tate Modern, and its new extension

Tate Modern is an amazing story of redemption and reinvention. It resides Picasso to Anish Kapoor and Tacita Dean – you name ’em, they’ve got ’em. You could happily spend a day exploring them all, and also find time for the latest barnstorming exhibition. The biggest, most audacious, installations are in the vast Turbine Hall … Continue reading Marvel at one of the world’s most dynamic modern art spaces, Tate Modern, and its new extension

One for the road * Stephen King

Do you remember the creepy vampire - infested Salem's Lot? This is a side story of what can happen if you detour and end up in it. This tale is narrated in the first person by Booth, an elderly resident of a small town that neighbors Jerusalem's Lot, Maine. "What's this town, Jerusalem's Lot?" he … Continue reading One for the road * Stephen King

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Finished the book in tears. It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Death is recalling the story and Death will be the one to visit Liesel three times.  During the second World War,  Death has never been busier. People dying … Continue reading “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

20th Century Ghosts * Joe Hill

It's been a while. Ever since I read the Full Dark, No Stars stories compilation by Stephen King and the Obsession anthology that I felt chills running down my spine with each story told. I could not handle more than one story a day, read in the dwindling sunlight on my phone (yes, I got … Continue reading 20th Century Ghosts * Joe Hill

The restaurant of LOVE regained * Ito Ogawa

The Japanese novels, by their nature, in the eyes of a Westerner are a bit strange. All the cultural background that is behind each line is completely different from that which accompanies the books that we usually read. The Restaurant of Love Regained shows this feeling more alive than ever before. Written in a style so light and flowing, … Continue reading The restaurant of LOVE regained * Ito Ogawa

“Faeries” Halloween Competition

After last year's competition (Never Grow Up Peter Pan), we decided to have a new one this year, themed "Faeries". Send us a picture of yourself, your friends, your girlfriend (couples costumes are welcomed) wearing a faerie themed costume – any type of faes and elfs are welcomed! Not just little sexy Tinkerbell or serious Elrond … Continue reading “Faeries” Halloween Competition

Socialization and is it all that important?

Socialization is extremely critical for human beings, without it life would be dull. In 1938 it was an unfortunate but true case study of this.  A girl named Anna was born to a mentally impaired woman that lived with her father. She was sent countless of places but was then returned home due to financial … Continue reading Socialization and is it all that important?