Hibernation and Wintry Books

By Martina - Saturday, November 18, 2017

Helloo, long time no see! I ended up taking an unplanned month off blogging but now I am back, I have a few ideas and photos to upload and Christmas is near, which means gingerbread lattes and decorations are back and I am happy.

In this first post back from my month of hibernation I wanted to quickly talk about the books I read last month, as I managed to finish two and I liked both very much.

The first book I read is The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. Ever since it came out I have been attracted by its colours and design and I knew I would like it, but never got around reading it until my boyfriend bought it for himself. One morning I spotted the book on his nightstand, picked it up and almost read it all at once. I really really liked it and I would like to read more about Northern Europe countries, as I find them all fascinating (and I love their style, but you knew that already).

The second book I read is Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada. I picked it up at Foyles a few weeks back as I was walking around with a friend of mine. I am generally not an impulse buyer but as soon as I saw that book (and fell in love with the illustration on the cover) I decided to get it. I didn't even read the full description. Turns out it's actually a brilliant book, one of those that make you feel like you're using your brain and learning something. Without giving away too much I can say that it keeps smoothly switching between the bear/narrator being perceived as a human and it being perceived as an animal, all in a really interesting and well written way. I highly recommend it.

Reading Challenge 2017:
The Little Book of Hygge: a book by an author from a country you've never visited
Memoirs of a Polar Bear: a book from a nonhuman perspective
I have already finished another book but I will mention it at the end of the month in a different post, so don't forget to come back for that. You can also try to guess the title and the author if you fancy. It's a brand new book published last month, it's really easy to guess.

See you soon,

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