Shadowing Carlos Ruiz Zafón And His Own, Everlasting Shadow

“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.” This first line of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s novel The Shadow of the Wind still echoes in my mind, haunting my dreams while also reminding me of my own humble beginnings; just as the protagonist’s, Daniel Sempere’sContinue reading “Shadowing Carlos Ruiz Zafón And His Own, Everlasting Shadow”

Sona’s Top 10 Murakami Books

Chances are that, if you have ever had any personal contact with me, I have ranted to you about my love for Haruki Murakami. To be fair, it is one of my many obsessions I can talk about for hours and hours. Especially once I’ve had some wine. Me and Murakami’s story is simple: IContinue reading “Sona’s Top 10 Murakami Books”

Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?

“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.”  Robin Williams Drugs, or drug culture, are often associated with tie-died t-shirts, the south Americas, the 70’s, rock and punk music, and ultimately, Snoop Dogg. Yet, in between those stereotypical manifestations of the junkie lifestyle, there are deeper, subtler, more complex – that isContinue reading “Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?”

A Review of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

I found out about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green from watching his channel ‘The Vlogbrothers’ on YouTube, made up of him and his brother, John Green. Because I have followed their channel for years and have been a fan of his brother’s writing as well, I was well excited to read Hank’s debutContinue reading “A Review of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green”

The Ten Best Alice in Wonderland Films

This year marks the 110th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s death, and though it might sound a bit macabre, this may nevertheless be a good celebratory occasion to review the best Alice in Wonderland film adaptations. Perhaps more fascinating than Alice in Wonderland itself is the mind from which the story sprang. Contrastive to his work,Continue reading “The Ten Best Alice in Wonderland Films”

Rupi Kaur’s poetry in the age of social media

You might already have heard of her through Instagram or Tumblr, or maybe you’ve seen her book lying beside all of the other ‘cool’ books in the book section of the Urban Outfitter’s store. Rupi Kaur is a Canadian author, feminist activist and illustrator in her twenties who has published two books of poetry accompaniedContinue reading “Rupi Kaur’s poetry in the age of social media”

A Visualization of the Mind: Review of the “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”-play

Have you ever heard someone say to you, “Read the book before you see the movie”? This is a philosophy I wholeheartedly believe in and try to live by. I generally like to read the original version of a story first and then venture into the world of its various forms of offspring, if andContinue reading “A Visualization of the Mind: Review of the “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”-play”

The grimm side of fairytales

  When hearing the phrase “once upon a time…” most of us already know that we are about to be told a fairytale. I don’t have any statistical facts on this, but I can say with a fair amount of confidence that most children love fairytales. Maybe it’s because of the desire that humans haveContinue reading “The grimm side of fairytales”

Warriors: Coming of age through cats

  I get a variety of reactions when I tell people that the series I read throughout my childhood and early teens was one about cats. What’s so great about cats? How can you read book after book, thousands of pages about cats? What can the writer possibly still write about? I too wondered thatContinue reading “Warriors: Coming of age through cats”