How-To Catch a Falling Star

“A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really..."Do the stars gaze back?" Now, that's a question.” ― Neil Gaiman, Stardust Stardust is a novel by British writer Neil Gaiman, published with illustrations by Charles Vess in 1999. It... Continue Reading →

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow... Continue Reading →

Shantaram

“Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.” ― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram "It took me a... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Hours

“But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another.” ― Michael Cunningham, The Hours A year ago my wonderful Dancing English Teacher showed me a short video of The Hours. For such a short video it left a huge impact... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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