Here comes the Sun

by Anastasia Shakhverdova I open my eyes, and the first thing that comes to mind is: “Thank God my exams are over. I can finally get some peace and quiet.” I turn on my back and take my time enjoying the warmth of the sunlight on my face. Suddenly I hear my cat meowing andContinue reading “Here comes the Sun”

A day in a life

by Anna Shornikova Sunday, August 9, 2020 We woke up quite early today. It was only 9:45 when I realized that I actually had a good sleep and that Nastya was already awake. I guess it’s the magic influence of the countryside where we are currently staying as guests. Just a few days ago ourContinue reading “A day in a life”

In honor of Chernobyl

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, an unimaginable disaster that would have been much worse were it not for the bravery of the Soviet people. Even though Chernobyl was the final nail in the Soviet Union’s coffin, it was the Soviet people who saved the world from a completeContinue reading “In honor of Chernobyl”

A day in a life

by Anya Babochenko This story is not about a dog… My main dream since childhood was to get a dog as a gift. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked them better than cats. When Nastya M, my school friend, went out for a walk with her Dachshund, my heart sank with resentment andContinue reading “A day in a life”

Book review: The Last Legion

by Anna Shornikova The Last Legion by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, an amusing historical novel The book is written by an Italian historian, writer, archaeologist and journalist Valerio Manfredi. Though the author is rather unknown, The Last Legion deserves attention as it combines features of a historical novel and a fantastic tale. The book will beContinue reading “Book review: The Last Legion”

Book review: Wild day at the zoo

A wild day at the zoo, by Victor D. O. Santos I received a complimentary copy of this book from Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. This is a wonderful book to read with children who would like to learn any language!The author gives a great exampleContinue reading “Book review: Wild day at the zoo”

Modern Family, Nostalgia Reviews

The finale of Modern Family aired last Wednesday and… I have feelings. Many feelings, most of which are Cam hysterically sobbing. Why Cam? If you have to ask then you’re not a true ModFam fan. And if you’re not – perhaps my reviews will convince you to give this wonderful show a go?Although I mustContinue reading “Modern Family, Nostalgia Reviews”

Book review: Worry says What?

Worry says What? by Allison Edwards I received a complimentary copy of this book from National Center for Youth Issues through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I feel like the mark of a truly great children’s story (be it a book or a movie) is how well it works for adults.Continue reading “Book review: Worry says What?”