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How did we get to Trump’s America? | Tracing the insanity with books

In many respects, the past 365 days have been a nightmare from which I am yet to wake up (more about that in yesterday's post). 365 days in which lies were just "alternative facts" and reality is waved aside as "fake news". On November 9. 2016, I awoke to the...

An entire year of Trump | Make the world love again

Today marks an entire year of Trump. 365 days in which we have all had to come to the realization that being an unqualified racist man is still more qualifying for the job of US President, than being a very qualified and experienced woman. So today is a good day to...

Let us read and let us dance | A Literary Weekend in Paris

Paris is a city made for literature lovers and apart from being the home to one of the most famous bookstores, there are also countless books set in Paris.

“Swing Time” by Zadie Smith – Or why, sometimes, you should stop reading

We all know those books. They’re okay but at some point you lose interest and reading on becomes a pain. For me, Swing Time was one of those books.

Why we should all be reading more books by women

I might digress into a rant here but only because I had to read another list by a man, who forgot that there are female authors, citing the "20 books you should read this year". Out of the 20 books this author found essential to read in 2017, only a measly 3 were by...

Books set in… the United Kingdom

Books are a great way to get to know a country and to get deeper into what makes its people tick than a travel guide. In the series "Books set in...", I put together lists of books that help you find a novel that fits your next trip. The books on this list span across...

Books set… in the United States and Canada

Books are a great way to get to know a country and to get deeper into what makes its people tick than a travel guide. In the series "Books set in...", I put together lists of books that help you find a novel that fits your next trip. The books on this list are set...

How did we get to Trump’s America? | Tracing the insanity with books

In many respects, the past 365 days have been a nightmare from which I am yet to wake up (more about that in yesterday's post). 365 days in which lies were just "alternative facts" and reality is waved aside as "fake news". On November 9. 2016, I awoke to the...

An entire year of Trump | Make the world love again

Today marks an entire year of Trump. 365 days in which we have all had to come to the realization that being an unqualified racist man is still more qualifying for the job of US President, than being a very qualified and experienced woman. So today is a good day to...

Let us read and let us dance | A Literary Weekend in Paris

Paris is a city made for literature lovers and apart from being the home to one of the most famous bookstores, there are also countless books set in Paris.

“Swing Time” by Zadie Smith – Or why, sometimes, you should stop reading

We all know those books. They’re okay but at some point you lose interest and reading on becomes a pain. For me, Swing Time was one of those books.

Why we should all be reading more books by women

I might digress into a rant here but only because I had to read another list by a man, who forgot that there are female authors, citing the "20 books you should read this year". Out of the 20 books this author found essential to read in 2017, only a measly 3 were by...

“The Futures” by Anna Pitoniak: Economic crisis meets growing up

Growing up is hard. High-school. Undergrad. Postgrad. And then what? While for 20-odd years you've just been blissfully moving from one pre-determined stage of life to the next, you suddenly find yourself in front of this vast sea of opportunities. And you're utterly...

This has been a long time coming | Meet the new Travel Read Explore

This has been a long time coming. Throughout the first 8 months of this year I have been thinking about the direction I want to take Travel Read Explore in and its not been an easy process. When I started this blog, I wanted to tell stories and I wanted to put a...

Books set in… the United Kingdom

Books are a great way to get to know a country and to get deeper into what makes its people tick than a travel guide. In the series "Books set in...", I put together lists of books that help you find a novel that fits your next trip. The books on this list span across...

Books set… in the United States and Canada

Books are a great way to get to know a country and to get deeper into what makes its people tick than a travel guide. In the series "Books set in...", I put together lists of books that help you find a novel that fits your next trip. The books on this list are set...

My favourite (international) traditions: Pancake Tuesday

If you ask me, one of the best things about travelling is that you get to know other traditions. Growing up, you experience every year pretty much in the same way. A Christmas tree always looks a certain way and the food on Easter always includes a certain dish but...

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