On why literary snobbery is meadow muffins

Once upon a time, I ran into a work colleague who had his nose stuck in a book. If there is one thing book-lovers have in common (other than the love of reading), is our cat-like curiosity about the books someone else is currently having an affair with. So I asked him what he was … Continue reading On why literary snobbery is meadow muffins


Love affairs

Some books you'll cary around only for a quick escape. They may be deep and engaging, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking but (be honest), they are like a casual date with an interesting someone whenever you're able to fit them into your schedule. They fill in the spaces between home and work, or help you digest a … Continue reading Love affairs

Horror stories

Started reading The Plot Against America because of the current political scenario all over the Western world. Had to put it down after the result of the Brazilian elections, because of the current political scenario all over the Western world. Picked up David Mitchell's Slade House instead. Because reality is scarier than horror fiction and, … Continue reading Horror stories

Dystopia Time

As much as I would love to, I’m not someone who finishes all the books she starts, most of the times due to my chronic impatience: “Oh dear, I’m wasting all this time reading this here when there’s a gazillion others over there I want to read as well!” (An absurd reasoning but, being a … Continue reading Dystopia Time


Não sou pessoa de reler livros. Porque sou uma leitora lenta e há sempre mais livros que ainda não li na lista de espera. Mas a obra-prima do tio Pullman é uma excepção e o Will continua a ser melhor que qualquer Darcy. Abençoado Kobo que me deixa trazer uma trilogia inteira na mala. ilustração: … Continue reading dust

enough of darkness

Regresso ao Mundo do Disco, onde acabo sempre por voltar. Desta vez com minúsculos Pictsies escoceses e com muitas saudades de quem mo ofereceu. "When I'm old I shall wear midnight, she'd decided. But for now she'd had enough of darkness." I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett