Monday, 27 June 2016

everyday post| Unwind

I had been pretty stressed out couple of weeks ago, and it was kind of hard to find a pleasure in anything - so to say. But then I had had a chance to go home for a few days and that helped me a lot, even though the circumstances that brought me there weren't happy at all. But then again, that's what life is about, I suppose. I just need to get used to deal with it. Anyways, things are just fine now, and I am currently reading an absolutely amazing book Breakfast at Darcy's by Ali McNamara that keeps me in a good mood. It's about a girl called Darcy who works in a women magazine in London but then her aunt dies and Darcy's suddenly about to inherit an island off the west coast of Ireland from her on a condition that she will live there for one whole year. And that's when things start to happen... I will bring a book review to you, guys, pretty soon. So stay tuned. And till then, you can see some pictures I captured during my little holiday...

Friday, 24 June 2016

#FridayReads

Hi everyone,
I hope you're doing well. I've been visiting my family in the Czech Republic this past week and I've had a really great time with them. It was unexpected last minute holiday but I am so glad that I could go home after such a long time. I hadn't seen my city since Christmas, and I didn't realize how much I felt homesick until I went there. It was almost unbearable. I suppose that one just needs to go abroad to finaly find out where they belong. The time with my dearest past very quickly, though, and I had to go back to London on Tuesday. And to make the flight less dismal, I picked up a book called Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith which was just the best decision because Jennifer writes the sweetest and cutest love stories ever. And they are just perfect reads to the plane...

Friday, 10 June 2016

#FridayReads

Happy Friday to all of you,
I've been pretty depressed the last couple of days. I don't know what caused it. But I just haven't been in a mood for blogging and things like that. So that's why I've picked up a Persuasion by Jane Austen to cheer me up a little bit. And it really works. I feel so much better now. It's such a beautiful compelling story. I just love it. Tell me, what are you reading currently, and what's your favourite Jane Austen's novel...

Monday, 6 June 2016

The Classics Club

It won't surprise you to hear that I adore classic literature. Unfortunately, I haven't been posting so many reviews of classics so far. And that I would like to change. I've come across The Classics Club recently, and I really grew fond of the whole concept of it, so I've decided to join the group of classic readers and reviewers, and hopefully, I could contribute with something as well. If you're interested, you can find more about The Classics Club on this website. You're more than welcome to join in. Here is my list of 50 classic books I would like to read within next five years. A few of them I've already read, but I might as well like to read them again since I haven't written a review for all of them yet. I wish this project helped me to read more classics and share my thoughts about them on this blog. But most of all I wish I found more books I could cherish...
  1. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Winifred Watson
  2. Diary of a Provincial Lady - E. M. Delafield
  3. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  4. Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens 
  5. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  6. Marina - Monica Dickens
  7. Howards End - E. M. Forster
  8. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  9. The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
  10. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  11. My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier
  12. Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
  13. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  15. Little Men - Louisa May Alcott
  16. The Inheritance - Louisa May Alcott
  17. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell 
  18. The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
  19. Middlemarch - George Eliot
  20. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
  21. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  22. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin
  23. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  24. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  25. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  26. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  27. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  28. Emma - Jane Austen
  29. The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood
  30. Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
  31. Vanity Fair - W. M. Thackeray
  32. Villette - Charlotte Brontë
  33. Shirley - Charlotte Brontë
  34. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
  35. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Brontë
  36. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
  37. Far From the Medding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  38. Emily of New Moon - L. M. Montgomery
  39. Emily Climbs - L. M. Montgomery
  40. Emily's Quest - L. M. Montgomery
  41. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
  42. The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
  43. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  44. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  45. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  46. Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
  47. I Capture the Castle - Doodie Smith
  48. The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Doodie Smith
  49. Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann
  50. What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge