Book or E-reader – That is the Question

A few years ago I had the great honour to write an environmental column for Müürileht– “an advocate of Estonian modern culture and contemporary thought currents, working for an open and diversity-supporting society.” One of the posts was about paper books vs. e-readers – a perfect fit for this little second-hand loving blog.

My Love Story by Tina Turner

I think most people know something about the life of Tina Turner. Maybe only that she was in an abusive relationship and started a solo career after that. Some have maybe seen the biopic with Angela Bassett. But there was so much more.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

I read this book a while ago, in three days. Loved it. Wanted to write something deep, or at least coherent about it. But well, it is not happening. So, just a few words …

Manual for Cleaning Women – short stories by Lucia Berlin

This book was absolutely f*cking fantastic! And I loudly join the choir of people preaching the gospel of Lucia Berlin.

City Lights Pocket Poets

I had an unconventional, but definitely not unique way to City Lights poetry books – through Rory Gilmore. Or, let’s be honest, though Jess Mariano, who picked the […]

Mukiwa – A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin

I have never been to the African continent, but somehow I have come to be deeply fascinated by it and very much hope to get the chance to […]

The Wayfarers books by Becky Chambers

In 2018, I was on a European solo trip (as usual). So, I had a lot of time for reading on park benches between sightseeing. This is why […]

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Okay, so this was something. From the description: “In a breathtaking array of styles and tones ranging from tragedy to satire to PowerPoint, Egan captures the undertow of […]

Educated by Tara Westover

I am always late to reading the super popular books because my to-read list is just too long and it is way easier to find classics in second-hand […]

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

I am extremely bad at relationships. In my almost 20 years of grown-up life, I have managed to spend a staggering 4 years in something you could kind […]

There There by Tommy Orange

My mom loves Native Americans. She read all the books with them that were available in Soviet Estonia in the 80s. The Last of the Mohicans was, and […]

‘There but for the’ by Ali Smith

Beautifully weird … or weirdly beautiful. Not quite sure, but either way, I loved this book. The back cover says: ‘There once was a man who, one night […]

Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Sometimes life is just chaotic and exhausting and gets you stuck in a reading slump. There I was some time ago with a mountain of started books by […]

The Secret Life of Books by Tom Mole

Throughout the book, Mole kept repeating that we don’t see books as an object on itself. That we just see the text it contains. Advising in the first […]

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

This (very illuminated) book confused the shit out of me… 😐 I found it in a second-hand store and bought it knowing, that it was on my to-read […]

Another two sci-fi books: Woman on the Edge of Time & An Unkindness of Ghosts

Two sci-fi novels by two women, written 40 years apart, with female protagonists. Two topics – slavery and feminism – explored through space and time travel. I think […]

Top Ten: The Best Books According to 125 Writers

I love lists. I mean not as much as Rob Gordon or Amy Santiago, but still. So I was happy to find a book called The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books in a second-hand store in my hometown.

Two sci-fi books: Project Hail Mary + Sleeping Giants

I love sci-fi. Be it movies, TV shows or books. Some crazy imagination paired with real science just hits the right spots for me. So it is a […]