Pišem, čitam, volim, prerazmišljavam. 


Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 208 pages.

All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
  • This could make it to my Favourites shelf by tomorrow! I'm always this excited when a recommended book does that, yes.


Thank you, Машенка! <3

Prerazmišljavanje on Tumblr

— feeling excited

I recently started sort of book blogging on Tumblr. It's mostly book(ish) pics and book challenges, but I'd love to hear from you there as well :)

Ljubav U Kasabi (Popularna Knjiga) - Ivo Andrić

Skinula čitavu zvezdicu zbog najseksističkijeg predgovora ikad napisanog!


Andrić je možda i imao nekog uvida u činjenicu da ne postoji pojam žene ni motiv žene ni žena uopšte, već ljudsko biće uopšte i pojedine žene kao i pojedini muškarci, ali autor predgovora, Dragan Jeremić, nije ni čuo za to.

— feeling angel

15 authors to read based on your favorite drinks

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No matter if it's a cup of tea or coffee, lemonade or a glass of wine, books and drinks go well together. This universal truth has been discovered not only by avid readers but also writers, some of whom became as well known for their drinking habits as for their literary achievements. Taking advantage of the summer time and the permanent feeling of thirst, we've gathered light-hearted recommendations of 14 well known and read authors and their drinks. Find your match, sip, read, and enjoy the summer reading time. 



Truman Capote called this cocktail his special “orange drink” so if you share his taste for upgraded orange juice, go for a screwdriver drink with one of Capote's books in your hand.


In this profession it’s a long walk between drinks.
Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter and playwright, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966)... read more
Truman Capote's most popular books on BookLikes:
In Cold Blood - Truman CapoteBreakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories - Truman CapoteOther Voices, Other Rooms - Truman CapoteThe Grass Harp, Including A Tree of Night and Other Stories - Truman CapoteMusic for Chameleons - Truman Capote



Ernest Hemingway is known for his love for cocktails: Mohito, Martini, vermouth... Living in Havana, though, must have left a trace in his preferences and we bet Mojito was hight on the author's top drinks list. If it's also on yours, have a sip.



My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita.
quote on the wall of La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, Cuba
Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books... read more
Ernest Hemingway's most popular books on BookLikes
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest HemingwayThe Sun Also Rises - Ernest HemingwayA Farewell to Arms - Ernest HemingwayFor Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway


Asked by a translator to explain his text William Faulkner said:

I have absolutely no idea of what I meant. You see, I usually write at night. I always keep my whiskey within reach; so many ideas that I can’t remember in the morning pop into my head.

If you're fond of whiskey, try Faulkner's favorite drink: mint julep. 


William Faulkner's favorite drinkWilliam Faulkner


Civilization begins with distillation.
His first poem was published in The New Republic in 1919. His first book of verse and early novels followed, but his major work began with the publication of The Sound and the Fury in 1929... read more
William Faulkner's most popular books on BookLikes:
The Sound and the Fury - William FaulknerLight in August (The Corrected Text) - William FaulknerAbsalom, Absalom! - William FaulknerAs I Lay Dying - William FaulknerSanctuary: The Corrected Text - William Faulkner



Martini IS James Bond. James Bond IS Ian Fleming. If you like martini, you ARE James Bond for us. 


Never say 'no' to adventures.

Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.


His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bete noire--the Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations. After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home "Goldeneye," he wrote a book called Casino Royale--and James Bond was born... read more
Ian Fleming's most popular books on BookLikes
From Russia With Love - Ian FlemingGoldfinger - Ian FlemingDoctor No - Ian FlemingOn Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian FlemingLive and Let Die - Ian Fleming


Cosmo was named the sexiest drink thanks to Candace Bushnell who popularize the drink in her Sex and the City series. If you adore Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City's main character, grab cosmo and read/write on!


Candace Bushnell


I make mistakes. That's what I do. I speak without thinking, I act without knowing. I drink so much that I can barely walk... I'm a fantastic lover though, and an amazing friend. God knows I mean well.

- Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City


Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of Killing Monica, Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW... read more
Candace Bushnell's most popular books on BookLikes
The Carrie Diaries - Candace BushnellSex and the City - Candace BushnellFour Blondes - Candace BushnellLipstick Jungle - Candace BushnellSummer and the City - Candace Bushnell


If you like Margarita, read Jack Kerouac who developed his love for this drink during his trip through Mexico. 



Jack Kerouac

Don't drink to get drunk. Drink to enjoy life.


Jack Kerouac's writing career began in the 1940s, but didn't meet with commercial success until 1957, when On the Road was published. The book became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation. His parents had immigrated as very young children from the Province of Quebec, Canada, and Kerouac spoke a local French Canadian-American dialect before he spoke English... read more
Jack Kerouac's most popular books on BookLikes:
On the Road - Jack KerouacDesolation Angels - Jack Kerouac, Joyce JohnsonThe Dharma Bums - Jack KerouacBig Sur - Jack Kerouac, Aram SaroyanThe Subterraneans - Jack Kerouac


Raymond Carver was Hemingway's mate not only in writing but also boozing. Some of the records reveal that Bloody Mary cocktail, which he named "heart starter", made his hangover breakfast. We definitely do not recommend this kind of diet but if you'd like to give the tomatoes a good stir, choose Bloody Mary. 



Drinking’s funny. When I look back on it, all of our important decisions have been figured out when we were drinking.

Even when we talked about having to cut back on drinking, we’d be sitting at the kitchen table or out at the picnic table with a six-pack or whiskey.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His father was a saw-mill worker and his mother was a waitress and clerk. He married early and for years writing had to come second to earning a living for his young family. Despite, small-press publication, it was not until Will You Please Be Quiet Please? appeared in 1976 that his work began to reach a wider audience... read more
Raymond Carver's most popular books on BookLikes 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond CarverCathedral - Raymond CarverShort Cuts: Selected Stories - Raymond Carver, Robert AltmanThe Best American Short Stories of the Century - John Updike, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, Martha Gellhorn, Vladimir Nabokov, Gish Jen, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, Cynthia Ozick, Tim O'Brien, Harold Brodkey, Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, William Saroyan, Saul BellowWill You Please Be Quiet, Please? - Raymond Carver

If you like gin and tonic read J.K. Rowling or F. Scott Fitzgerald's. Both authors highlighted this drink as their favorite.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, and where her course included one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel... read more
J.K. Rowling's most popular books on BookLikes:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPréHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPréThe Casual Vacancy - J.K. RowlingThe Silkworm - J.K. Rowling, Robert GalbraithThe Tales of Beedle the Bard - Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling


 F. Scott Fitzgerald

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.


F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century -- a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived his life as a romantic, equally capable of great dedication to his craft and reckless squandering of his artistic capital. He left us one sure masterpiece, The Great Gatsby; a near-masterpiece, Tender Is the Night... read more
F. Scott Fitzgerald's most popular books on BookLikes:
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott FitzgeraldTender Is the Night - F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Love of the Last Tycoon - F. Scott FitzgeraldGatsby Girls - F. Scott Fitzgerald








J.R.R. Tolkien admitted to be a beer lover. C.S. Lewis is known for his love to this golden liquor as well. Not so strange then that those two spent enjoyable time in pubs reading and discussing their writing, having several pints and paying close attention to what they were drinking. Reportedly, Lewis liked a good draft bitter off the wood, disliked bottled and hated canned beer. 



J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion... read more


J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular books on BookLikes

The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit - J.R.R. TolkienThe Two Towers - J.R.R. TolkienThe Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien, Ted Nasmith, Christopher TolkienThe Children of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Alan Lee



C.S. Lewis

I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. 

Clive Staples Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year... read more


C.S. Lewis' most popular books on BookLikes

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. LewisThe Magician's Nephew - C.S. LewisThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis, Pauline BaynesPrince Caspian - C.S. LewisThe Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes


Honore de Balzac'a coffee addiction may be too much even for a hard-core coffee lover -- the author is believed to drink up to 50 cups a day! L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was much more moderate coffee drinker with four or five breakfast cups of sweet white coffee a day. How about you?



Honoré de Balzac

As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion.

Ideas begin to move…similes arise, the paper is covered.

Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle.


Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte... read more


Honoré de Balzac's most popular books on BookLikes

Père Goriot - Honoré de BalzacCousin Bette - Francine Prose, Honoré de Balzac, Kathleen RaineEugénie Grandet - Christopher Prendergast, Honoré de Balzac, Sylvia RaphaelLost Illusions - George Saintsbury, Honoré de Balzac, Ellen MarriageThe Unknown Masterpiece; and, Gambara - Richard Howard, Arthur C. Danto, Honoré de Balzac



If you prefer a hot aromatic tea than cocktails or coffee, make sure to follow George Orwell's golden rules of making a perfect cup of tea



George Orwell

One strong cup of tea is better than twenty weak ones. All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes.


Eric Arthur Blair who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and commitment to democratic socialism. Commonly ranked as one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century, and as one of the most important chroniclers of English culture of his generation, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945)... read more


George Orwell's most popular books on BookLikes

1984 - George Orwell, Erich FrommAnimal Farm - George OrwellThe Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever - John Updike, George Eliot, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Carl Sagan, Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, Christopher Hitchens, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Joseph Conrad, Ibn Warraq, Martin Gardner, Karl Marx, Bertrand Russell, A.C. Grayling, PeHomage to Catalonia - Lionel Trilling, George OrwellShooting an Elephant - George Orwell 



Jane Austen was well known for her feminist life approach, her language was witty, actions full of determination and books ground-breaking. This also refers to her culinary preferences. She adored ices and red wine. 



Jane Austen

But in the meantime for Elegance & Ease & Luxury . . .

I shall eat Ice & drink French wine, & be above Vulgar Economy.


Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature... read more


Jane Austen's most popular books on BookLikes

Sense and Sensibility - Jane AustenEmma - Jane Austen, Fiona StaffordMansfield Park - Jane AustenJane Austen's Letters - Deirdre Le Faye, Jane AustenPride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition - Michelle M. Pillow, Annabella Bloom, Jane Austen




A friend said to me - You should start the English section of your blog.

I thought I wasn't ready for that, so I let the idea slip from my mind.


About a year later, another friend asked - Why don't you have an English version of your website? You can't reach enough people by writing in Serbian.

How could I translate my reviews, I thought, when they are built on words and phrases of my own making?


But the idea of reaching out beyond borders of the country, language and minds which seem to get more narrow by the day stayed with me this time.

So, here I am, trying to write the rust off my second language.

Reviews will follow.

Naučite pjesan - izbor iz jugoslovenske poezije 20. veka

Naučite pjesan - Damnjan Antonijević, Karolj Ač, Vićazoslav Hronjec, Slavko Almažan, Đura Papharhaji

Bio bi dobar da ima više od jedne pesnikinje (i ta jedna je tu jer potčinjeno i treperavo peva o Evi koja je tek jedna grana u drvetu koje je Adam). Ovako je i sama ideja krnja.

Hermann Hesse - Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse

Nisam imao mogućnosti da proverim istinitost doživljaja o kojima Haler priča. Ne sumnjam da su oni većim delom izmišljeni, ali to nije namerno izmišljanje, već pokušaj da se duboko proživljena unutrašnja zbivanja zaodenu ruhom vidljivih događaja.


Predgovorom ne samo da se ograđuje od sadržine romana, već za nju optužuje i kao njenog autora i protagonistu određuje društvo – ono koje će je sa gnušanjem odbaciti jer se boji prepoznavanja.

Halerova duševna bolest – to mi je danas jasno – nije nastranost pojedinca, već bolest samog vremena.


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Dear Sant... er... BookLikes *:)
Dear Sant... er... BookLikes *:)

I believe I've been a good teddy bear last year, so I think I'll go with the Nice Books package under my tree.




Mečka the Bear

Sigmund Frojd - Mojsije i monoteizam

Moses and Monotheism - Sigmund Freud, Katherine Jones Garden, Ashes - Danilo Kiš, William J. Hannaher, Aleksandar Hemon Hourglass - Danilo Kiš, Ralph Manheim

Više zabavno nego korisno. Može da pomogne kod analize Kišovog prikaza odnosa sina prema (odsutnom) ocu u "Porodičnom cirkusu". Možda.

Čitanje filozofije

Antichrist - Friedrich Nietzche

Filozofe poslednjih godina ne čitam da bih se sa njima usaglašavala ili krvila, nego da bih upijala lepe rečenice. Proučim ih ja, prerazmislim, ponešto čak iz njihovih stavova i proradim i provučem oko svojih, ali se ne trudim da od njih naučim baš sve čemu su me kao čitaoca nameravali naučiti.


Tako Ničea čitam sad. Ne dopuštam mu da me ubedi u svoju istinu, čak ni kad je slična mojoj - pogotovo ne tad. Hranim se njegovim nizovima reči i pamtim njegova razmišljanja, bez osećanja dužnosti da im se priklonim, bez osećanja potrebe da se odupirem.


Knjiga je tako na bezbednoj udaljenosti od moje kritičarske nekompetencije, dok je moja nezrelost oklopljena protiv uticaja knjige.

O noći pred Noć knjige

Noć pred Noć knjige započinjem kafom i nastavljam odlaganjem obaveza. Sećanje uspeva da izbegne sve okidače. Negde između radne navike i elana, pod hrpom rokova i rokovnika zaturila se želja da uobličim esej. Primećujem usklađenost zaludnog ritma kursora i novogodišnjih lampica, crvenih. Krevet, nenamešten od srede, hladan, iščekuje dodir mojih leđa i nesnova. Ostacima večere i diskografije od sinoć, tromo, budim jutro. Sipam pola kašičice kafe manje nego što bih inače i tek tu shvatim.

Pustinjak cetinjski (pjesmotvorje Njegove Svijetlosti Petra Petrovića Njegoša) - Matija Bećković, Petar II Petrović Njegoš

Prvo, besmisleno je vršiti izbor iz Njegoša.

Drugo, ne sviđa mi se izbor iz Šćepana Malog.

Treće, ne mogu da dam punih 5 zvezdica, ni zbog Njegoša, ni znajući da je "to u ono vreme bilo  tako", knjizi u kojoj je nasilje nad ženama izvor komike.

Goran Savić - Epicentar, Magične note (Epicentar #1)

Epicentar - Magične note - Goran Savić

Smakla jednu zvezdicu zbog lektora, drugu zbog neuhodanosti piščeve.


Cenim da će nastavak imati bar pola zvezdice više.




Harry Potter Spells You Should Know

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Gleda mi mesec u prozor,

u podsvest

i u plejlistu.


Zimnica od međuredja.


prve priče.


Upitnik po stepeniku.

Ne osluškuj.

Žali one


što nemaju šta da ćute.


prerani decembar.

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