My name is Joanna and this blog is merely a tool for me to express my thoughts about the books I have read, places I have visited and experiences I have lived through.
My reading list is very eclectic. I am trying to read from the East and the West; fiction and non-fiction. I read every genre and I particularly cherish books that I can connect with on an emotional level.
I love spending time in the nature, away from London city life.
I am an introvert who often needs time spent in solitude. Reading is one of the tools that allows me to go within in order to find peace and calmness.
Literature allows me to put myself in the shoes of the “other”, to hear many different voices from all parts of the world and to meet people that I would not be able to meet otherwise. I am particularly interested in reading stories of people who have been forgotten, marginalised and who exist on the peripheries of the society.
Reading allows me to connect with the rest of humanity and my inner self.
I hope you will enjoy this blog and it will inspire you to read some of my favourite books and to visit the places I love.
Two things that make me instantly happy are: a cup of Bergamot Earl Grey tea with a piece of lemon, cloves and cinnamon stick, and a cup of cardamom coffee with non-dairy milk.
My favourite movies are: Victor Nunez’s ‘Ruby in Paradise’ (1993), Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ‘Double Life of Veronique’ (1991), Wong Kar Wai’s ‘In the Mood for Love’ (2000) and Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’ (2016).