• 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    I started reading Cloud Atlas back in August along with Leah from Books Speak Volumes. We both wanted to read it and decided that we could make the most of the book by discussing a section a week. So, during the last eleven weeks, we have exchanged our views and have benefited from each other’s opinions. Not only that, but we have also forged an amazing bookish relationship. From Book Depository: By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell’s bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was one of Richard & Judy’s 100 Books of the Decade and has now been made into a major motion picture…

  • Quotes

    Quote: Cloud Atlas

    Fall has finally decided to show up! Today I woke up to the perfect rainy day with empty streets and the need for a blanket at home. Today I woke up to the perfect day for reading. So, after the daily routine, I lit up a candle and surrounded myself by my books, curled up on a blanket and started to catch up with my weekly reading of Cloud Atlas. As I was reading one of my favourite stories (those of you who’ve read it know how many of them there are), I found this quote and thought it perfect to start the week: Books don’t offer real escape, but…

  • Random

    September Wrap-Up

    I can’t believe today is September’s last day. The month just flew by! I am happy it’s been so: our perception of time changes very much depending on how we feel and that is why time flies by when we are happy and a minute can be endless when we are sad. Basically, September meant easing back to a routine. I stopped reading during the second half of August, aware that the new academic year was about to start and summer was still summer without fully being it, I just managed to cope (and ask for some review copies because, let’s face it, I knew I would be back to…