Book Review: Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna

Book Review: Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna

I fell in love with David Lynch when I watched Blue Velvet for the first time. His world, filled with strangeness, deformity, eroticism, a peculiar beauty and love for the past, resonated with me, right away. Later, when I was living in London, I bought his book Catching the Big Fish that ended up inspiring me a lot.

Opinião: Vozes de Chernobyl de Svetlana Alexievich

Opinião: Vozes de Chernobyl de Svetlana Alexievich

Andava para ler um livro da Svetlana desde que ganhou o Prémio Nobel. Não sou uma leitora que procura ler todos os vencedores, mas fiquei muito intrigada com a natureza da obra da autora e jornalista bielorrussa. Quando vi a série Chernobyl e descobri que se serviram do livro Vozes de Chernobyl para a criarem, percebi que esta obra, publicada pela editora 2020 seria o meu ponto de partida.

Book Review: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Book Review: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

A few months ago, I read Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Petersen and there was a chapter about women and literature, and more specifically, about Jennifer Weiner and her feud with Jonathan Franzen. That made me want to read one of her books to see how I felt about her work. When I saw that her latest one - Mrs. Everything - was coming out this Summer, I knew I had to read it! I didn’t really enjoy it, however.

Book Review: We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

Book Review: We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

A couple of months ago, when I was looking up the upcoming releases, I felt extremely intrigued by We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib. I knew I had to read it. I wanted to understand what’s the journey like for a Muslim and queer person. And, I am so glad I read this book. Samra is such a brave and inspiring person and reading her memoir was such fulfilling and tender experience.

Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo has been everywhere. It was one of my most anticipated Summer releases and has been described as the book of the Summer. Words like “extraordinary” and “profound” keep popping up in reviews. My expectations were high. What follows is however an unpopular opinion. Perhaps, the only negative review I’ve seen around. But things are what they are. I didn’t enjoy this book. I didn’t think it was good. I am in the minority, though.