Book Review: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

A man who seeks to buy dead souls...it certainly draws your attention when you hear the premise of this book, especially considering it was written in 1842, and is considered one of the first great Russian novels. Being a massive fan of Dostoyevsky, I picked up this novel partially because I heard it compared to … Continue reading Book Review: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

When I read Les Miserables earlier that year, which sits at a whopping 1500 pages, I was pretty sure I probably would never read a book longer than that. Little did I know what I was getting into when I picked up this book, which sits at 700 pages...and it's the first of three volumes. … Continue reading Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This book is on pretty much every "top books to read during your lifetime" list. And, after this book sitting forgotten on my bookshelf for a long time (I actually own it on Kindle too, so technically I own two copies), I read it. And I am completely lost for words of this masterpiece! Release: … Continue reading Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Authors I Really Want to Read More

I have a massive TBR, which seems to be a common problem with a lot of readers. Usually, it's the case of not having enough time to keep up with all the great books. But with me, I'm the type of reader who is, well, a bit flighty. I jump from genre to genre, author … Continue reading Authors I Really Want to Read More

Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

I love the story of Anastasia. Since I was a child watching the 1997 animated musical of the same name, I’ve been fascinated by both Russian history and the tragic story of Anastasia. I’ve watched multiple movies and read several books on the topic. For those who are unfamiliar with the topic, Anastasia was the … Continue reading Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon