Tag Archives: Books

Beauty Is a World Betrayed. Do You Betray Expectations?

There are many characters from Milan Kundera’s novels that I am fond of. However, I have a personal favorite: Sabina from The Unbearable Lightness of the Being. Not the movie, please, the book! Please read the book, the movie is … Continue reading

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Crisis Culture. Cluj-Napoca Dishes Symbol Bookstore into Former Restaurant

It was a rainy day today in Cluj-Napoca and also a very cold one. So much so that one could not have been able to step outside without an umbrella. I was getting back to the bus station which corners … Continue reading

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Kundera’s Tech Anxiety: I Want My Novels to Stay True to What Library Is

Milan Kundera explains his anxiety with regard to technology’s influence on human behavior, book digitization and eBooks in general. No book written by Milan Kundera is sold as an eBook nor will it ever be since the author strictly forbids … Continue reading

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EPISTEMOPHILIA

I am learning new words and not because it’s Sunday. This one is particularly interesting: EPISTEMOPHILIA n.  – an excessive love or reverence for knowledge.   My personal interpretation of this word would lie in the heavy paperbacks that I … Continue reading

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Winners from Dianne Gallagher’s Giveaway

I got my first ebook prize ever : Too Dark To Sleep by Dianne Gallagher. And I am also getting it signed 🙂 Thank you Dianne Gallagher and thank you Maggie Thom. Isn’t blogging wonderful? 🙂

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Gatsby Meets the Great Catsby

On getting rich and getting children: “One thing’s sure and nothing’s surer/ The rich get richer and the poor get – children./ In the meantime,/ In between time–” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

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