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I'm an aquarius and yes, I do believe in the signs of zodiac :) I believe pretty much in everything (UFOs, reincarnation, ghosts, magic), I love animals (especially cats and ducks), am a vegetarian and will not buy anything tested on animals. I enjoy learning foreign languages, I speak Russian (my native), Polish, English, French as well as some basic Spanish and Italian (I'm also learning Dutch). As for reading... well, yes, I'm doing that all the time :) I love Russian, English and French classics, as well as typical chick-lit and thrillers, and there really is no genre I don't like at all, if it's well-written and has a good plot.


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Teraz czytam

Czarna lista firm
Klaus Werner-Lobo, Hans Weiss
Jak dobrze mówić i pisać po polsku
Andrzej Markowski
Nadaj życiu kierunek
Jörg Knoblauch, Johannes Hüger, Marcus Mockler, Werner Tiki Küstenmacher
New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook (Ring-bound)
Betty Edwards
Diet coaching. Poradnik dla wiecznie odchudzających się
Urszula Mijakoska
Dramat udanego dziecka
Alice Miller
Fodor's Costa Rica 2008 (Fodor's Gold Guides)
Eyewitness Companions: Religions (EYEWITNESS COMPANION GUIDES)
Philip Wilkinson
You're in Charge: A Guide to Becoming Your Own Therapist
Janette Rainwater
The Write-Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing
Bonnie Neubauer

Sugar Addicts' Diet

Sugar Addicts' Diet - Nicki Waterman The problem with this book is that there's nothing new inside. Actually, nothing differs from a standard "lose weight in 3 weeks" type of book. And that's not good because what I was really interested in was the problem with sugar addiction and ways to fight it. This book did not give me any insights or useful advice. Actually, a book on quitting smoking I've been browsing recently was of far more use.

The Busy Girl's Guide to Looking Great: Time-Saving Ideas for Fitting Exercise, Diet, Fashion, and Beauty into Every Day

The Busy Girl's Guide to Looking Great: Time-Saving Ideas for Fitting Exercise, Diet, Fashion, and Beauty into Every Day - Nothing new and eye-opening although a couple of ideas may be useful.

1001 Little Healthy Eating Miracles

1001 Little Healthy Eating Miracles - Esme Floyd Awesome book, lovely illustrations, lots of useful advice and tricks that are easy to incorporate. A great read!

The Shopping Swap

The Shopping Swap - Erin Brady This was a sweet fluffy and somewhat modernized retelling of Cinderella. A pleasant read but not more than that.

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating - Rachel Gibson The book had some potential. The title was intriguing, so - could be - the plot, but unfortunately, it totally failed both at suspence and at romance. The language was bland, the romance was sudden and without any reasons to it (sorry, I'm not really into love at first sight "just because", but some writers just manage to pull it off - this was not the case however), as for the suspense... There just wasn't much of it. Which is a real shame, because the idea - if not new - still was quite good.Definitely would not recommend this book to my friends. Or even enemies.

Simply Cards: Over 100 Stylish Cards You Can Make in Minutes

Simply Cards. Over 100 Stylish Cards You Can Make in Minutes! - Sally Traidman With all the materials, stamps, special scissors and whatever else not, anyone can create a card. Not big deal really. Also, don't see the point in buying a TON of stamps to create a couple of cards. Buying them ready-made would be much, much cheaper.I prefer books which show real creativity. Things you can make with your hands, out of what is available at hand. There are really nice cards you can create by actually drawing - and not just stamping them.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling I love Mindy's character in "The Office" and I'm a big fan of the series. I also love funny books that make you laugh out loud. Unfortunately, it wasn't one of those.What I did like about this book:1. Mindy is a very nice person and you can feel it.2. There were some funny moments.Unfortunately, that's all.What I didn't like about this book:1.As I don't live in the U.S., I couldn't appreciate or relate to many things she mentions. I don't know most of the "big stars" she works with or knows, the same goes for TV shows/networks/whatever else.2.There is no beginning or ending, it's just a collection of random thoughts on everything. The idea itself is nice, but it could do with a better text organization.3. I really wanted to know more about her work in "The Office" but she talks about it very briefly.4. Some events are described in great detail (too many details for my liking), while certain others are just left out.It's ok for reading while you have downtime with no other books at hand, but I definitely wouldn't want to reread it.

Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life

Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life - Talane Miedaner I really enjoyed this book. While I'm still not exactly sure what my perfect job is, I'm definitely closer to defining it now :) There were lots of great exercises, fun to do and quite enlightening. It's not exactly a masterpiece of psychology, but a good set of practical ideas, and I'm definitely going to implement some of those.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols - Michael P. Spradlin Load your shotgun and say your prayers,’Cause Zombie Claus comes tonight.____Outside the bodies are fallingAnd Zombies are calling “woo-hoo.”Come on, it’s lovely weatherTo go flesh-eating together with you.____Zombie the Snowman knew the brains were fresh that day,So he said, “Please run, because it’s lots more fun when I eat yourbrain that way.”_____Oh the virus outside is spreadin’,And there’s more and more undeadin’,But when fresh brains are running low,Eat a toe! Eat a toe! Eat a toe!_____I liked this book :) Mind you, I'm no zombie fan and I only saw a film or two on the subject. But the alterations of the songs you hear every Christmas are just really fun :) So are the pictures :) So here's to a Zombilicious Christmas! :D

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook - Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht This book is about what you always wanted to know about all kinds of weird life-threatening situations but were either afraid to ask - or just weren't lucky enough to lay your hands on a book like this!If, just like me, you go about your daily chores wondering "what if"... What if a crodile bites your hand off?What if your car falls into a river?What if a shark wants to eat you?What if you get lost in a desert?... then this is the perfect read for you.Doesn't matter that the nearest crocodile is safely locked up in a zoo cage - or that I don't have a car - or that the sharks are scarse in this city - or even that there are few deserts in Europe, to say the least. Who cares? The authors are rightely pointing out throughout the whole book - "you just never know" - so better safe than sorry. And if you forget about the basic rules of dealing with the crocodile while you actually get attacked by one, well, than at least you had some fun reading while you were alive, right?And if that punch-in-the-eyes method doesn't work on that hungry shark snacking on your leg... then again, at least you tried. That thought will be with you when your soul goes to heaven (or wherever you believe the souls go after bodies get eaten by wild beasts).Jumping with a parachute that doesn't open (or any parachute at all) or diving in dangerous zones (or any diving for that matter) is, frankly speaking, on my "Never to do in this life" list. But isn't it great to know what could theoretically happen and what I could theoretically do?Highly recommended reading for all forever-scared-by-things-not-likely-to-happen girls and boys out there - we need to know, because "you just never know...".Neurotics of the world, unite! :)

Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book

Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book - David Feldman While the idea is very attractive (and normally I really enjoy books of this kind), the questions were far from exciting and some answers were just so obvious that I was really starting to wonder - who would even ask such a stupid question :)Besides, 50% of those are related to some "American-only" trivia that really doesn't interest me at all.Also, many issues are outdated. I don't care about the VCRs anymore - sorry!

The Chocolatier's Wife

The Chocolatier's Wife - Cindy Lynn Speer Lovely book with lovely characters, a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of mystery, some Romeo&Juliet love story, all tied together in a pleasant read. Consume with a cup of hot chocolate for additional pleasure. Mmmm.

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls - Claire Legrand Great book! It really gave me the creeps :) Not all books for children can be read by adults but this one is a nice read for any age. Well ok, maybe not for any. I wouldn't like to come across it as a child actually. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night! :) But I do recommend it - it's mysterious, scary and intriguing.

The Grail (Area 51, Bk. 5)

The Grail - Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer What I really admire is that despite this book being the 5th in the series, the author still manages to pull it off. There's as much tension, mystery and action as ever. It's not easy to hold the reader's attention throughout one book, let alone a whole series, and Bob Mayer does it like no one else. Even though there's not much character development, I still love the little eccentric group fighting off the big threat: an African professor, an old Chinese archeologist, a Russian military man and - of course - a bunch of Americans, including the main characters, Mike Turcotte and Lisa Duncan. Everybody is hiding something, nothing is what it seems, the war is raging on. There's no time to stop and think - the pace of the book is incredible, and the military details are also pretty impressive. Great book, great series.

Area 51: The Sphinx

The Sphinx - Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer The series is awesome. There's everything my soul ever wanted :) Ancient artifacts, UFOs, mysterious events, strange objects, danger, the world on the brink of annihilation - and lots of action! And inside all that, a small group of people who have no one to trust but themselves, people with high morals (of course :)) and incredible courage who (as it is in every popular thriller/sci-fi) are doing their best to save the day. Thumbs up! I love the change of locations - from the pyramids of Egypt to Qian Ling in China, from the forests of Amazonia to Antarctic, and then back to Area 51 in US or the vicinity of Easter Island. And there are plenty of historical facts woven inside the fictitious events and characters. A real treat!

Stories to Make You Blush: Volume 1

Stories to Make You Blush: Volume 1 - Marie Gray I have to admit I liked some. But please, don't tell anyone ;)