The Great Gatsby

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Cities

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities  is 16th novel of Charles Dickens published in 1859. It's set (as title tells) in two cities: London and Paris... Continue Reading →

How- To Give Children Dreams

“The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.” ― Roald Dahl, The BFG The BFG is... Continue Reading →

Finland’s Literary Treasure

“A strong desire derives a person straight through the hardest rock.” ― Aleksis Kivi, Seven Brothers Aleksis Kivi's Seven Brothers is Finland's most celebrated literary treasure.  It was published in 1870 and  it’s one of the first novels written in Finnish language. I am not a fan of Finnish classics but I do see why... Continue Reading →

A Tale of a Wolf

“White Fang knew the law well: to oppress the weak and obey the strong.” ― Jack London, White Fang I only first read this book on day before yesterday. For many years, I have wanted to read this classic and I have wondered what kind of novel this is. Somehow I imagined that it would... Continue Reading →

How-To Be World’s Greatest Detective

''My name is Sherlock Holmes.  It is my business to know what other people don't know.'' ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character of Sherlock Holmes -the greatest detective of all time. If you haven't read even one story of these adventures, you should at least read the novels:... Continue Reading →

How-To Tame

“But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince The Little Prince is French masterpiece written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Maybe you have read it as... Continue Reading →

Dickens’ Favourite Child

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve... Continue Reading →

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