Book catalogue organized by Dewey Decimal System
Title: The Library Book
Author: Susan Orlean
Place, publisher, year: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Physical description: 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Los Angeles Public Library. Central Library -- Fire, 1986., Los Angeles Public Library. Central Library -- History., Public libraries -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Review: This is an amazing book about a fire in the Los Angeles public library in 1986. The book is a mixture of journalism, history, autobiography, librarianship and police show. With this book I discovered how much I love to read about librarianship. I enjoyed reading about all the cool librarians, events and history of this library. Also, this book was so human, hearing all the stories of people made me feel connected, happy and excited.
Title: The Book of Runes
Author: Ralph H. Blum
Place, publisher, year: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993
Physical description: 159 pages ; 18 cm
Subjects: Runes, Oracles, Occultism, Civilization, Viking
Review: This little book is a perfect introduction into runes! The author has a very simple and inspiring way of writing about runes and their usage. I don't own runes yet, but I'm planning to get one so I can use this handbook for divination.
Title: The Artist's Way: a Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Author: Julia Cameron
Place, publisher, year: New York : Tarcher Perigee Book, 2016
Physical description: 245 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects: Self-actualization (Psychology), Creative ability, Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Review: If I have to choose a book that expanded my world as an artist, I would choose this book. It talks about how we all have a censor in our head and if gives exercises how to silence this censor. Because of this book, I started writing and I realised that being an artist is not about perfect art, it's about DOING art. Life changing book!
Title: The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self
Author: Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, Ted Morino
Place, publisher, year: Santa Monica : Middleway Press, 2001
Physical description: 228 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects: Nichiren, 1222-1282, Soka Gakkai Buddhists
Review: This book talks about Buddhist practice based on the centuries-old teachings of the Japanese religious reformer Nichiren. The biggest lesson I learned - you cannot change the others, but you can change yourself. So deep!
Title: An American (Homeless) in Paris
Author: Chris Ames
Place, publisher, year: Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, 2017
Physical description: xi, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Homeless persons -- Biography., Ames, Chris, 1960- -- Travel.
Review: Amazing, amazing book from a friend who I met in the library. This book is probably not your typical American in Paris book. Why? This is a book about a life of a man who was in one moment of his life living in Paris, in a tent, homeless. This book reminded me to respect things that I have, to live in the moment and to always be respectful of everyone.
Title: Povijest i običaji autohtonih hrvatskih Roma - Lovara
Author: Goran Đurđević
Place, publisher, year: Bjelovar : Centar savjetovanja, edukacije i kulture Roma, 2009
Physical description: 187 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Romanies--Ethnic identity, Romanies--Social life and customs
Review: This book helped me so much when I was writing a thesis for Cultural Anthropology MA. I met the author and his wife and they helped me with the research. It opened so many doors for me! The book talk about Lovari, group of Romani people in Croatia, their beliefs and their way of life.
Title: Gardening for the Zombie Apocalypse : How to Grow Your Own Food When Civiliation Collapses - or Even if it Doesn't
Authors: Isabel Lloyd & Phil Clarke
Place, publisher, year: London : Head of Zeus, 2019
Physical description: 223 pages :illustrations ; 20 cm
Subjects: Vegetable gardening, Gardening, Zombies, Survival
Review: This book was a present from a friend, since she knows I love zombie movies and gardening. It's the first gardening book I have read and it's super fun! It can be overwhelming at the times and it really made me realize how far away I am in the food production chain and how dependent I am on the shops for the food...
Title: Užici prokletih : Definitivni izbor poezije Charlesa Bukowskog!
Author: Charles Bukowski
Place, publisher, year: Zagreb : Profil, 2011
Physical description: 531 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: American poetry
Review: Bukowski is my favorite American poet and this book of his selected poems was offered to me by my friends in 2014. Awesome poetry ranging from nice to dirty, about life, women, alcohol and people. Full of wisdom. Not always nice, but honest! That's what's I love :)
Title: Commendable Delusions: Tales of Meaning and Imagination
Author: A. T. French
Place, publisher, year: Osawatomie, KS : A. T. French, 2022
Physical description: 287 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Time travel -- Fiction, Storytellers -- Fiction
Review: Every story in this short story collection is magnificent! Each time I got surprised how original ideas are, and pure, full of humanity. I know the author from the library where I work and after reading this book I feel much closer to him. I particulary loved the story about the "plumber" and the scene where he sees himself in the mirror. Just epic!
Title: Flowers For Algernon
Author: Daniel Keyes
Place, publisher, year: London : Gollancz, 2002
Physical description: 216 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: People with mental disabilities, Gifted persons, Brain--Surgery, Interpersonal relations
Review: Wonderful and unique SF story about an innocent person with IQ 68 who doesn't see that everybody joke him. Then, experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. His whole world changes. He changes. But will the effect last forever or is it temporary? This story describes all the events and emotions happening in this unique scenario. This book is a winner of the Hugo award and the Nebula award... Must read
Author: Bram Stoker
Place, publisher, year: Ware, Hertfordshire : Wordsworth Classics, 2000
Physical description: XIX, 327 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Vampires, Count Dracula (fictitious character), Romania--Transylvania, England--Whitby
Review: Everybody knows Dracula. There are stories, movies, tv series... about this character that I surprised myself couple of years ago that I'm an adult but never read this classic book. So when I picked it up one warm summer in Italy, I didn't expect that I would be blown away by this masterpiece. Magnificent scary atmosphere, wonderful dialouges, amazing story, beautiful writing, and deep explanation of old British society. This book inspired me to read more of the classic literature. Must read book!
Author: Philip Waechter
Place, publisher, year: Zagreb : Mozaik Knjiga, 2016
Physical description: unpaged ; 16 cm
Subjects: Bears, Children's stories, German, Self-esteem, Conduct of life
Review: I found this book on my sisters bookshelf and instantly fell in love. This book is wonderful and inspired me to carry on, showed me a way how to continue.
Title: Cyrano de Bergerac
Author: Edmond Rostand
Place, publisher, year: Garden City, New York : The Fireside Theatre, 1972
Physical description: 250 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619-1655, Swordsmen, French drama
Review: First drama I had ever read and I fell in love with Cyrano. Our big nosed hero is good, kind, brave and inspiration to all men. :) Great book!
Title: Srebrne Svirale
Author: Dragutin Tadijanović
Place, publisher, year: Zagreb : Školska knjiga, 1985
Physical description: 127 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Subjects: Croatian poetry
Review:My favorite Croatian poet... This book means so much for me. I found it in my grandmothers attic and took it. Tadijanović is the first poet that I really understand. What I love is his honesty, simplicity and emotions. Each time I read any of his poems I feel conforted and inspired.
Title: Travel as a Political Act
Author: Rick Steves
Place, publisher, year: New York : Nation Books, 2009
Physical description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subjects: Travel--Political aspects, Culture and globalization, Political and social views
Review: In this wonderful book Rick Steves talk about his travels in Denmark, Iran, Turkey and Marocco and other countries, and talking about how his travels influence his life and opinion on the world.
Title: Long Way Round : Chasing Shadows Across the World
Author: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
Place, publisher, year: London : Time Warner books, 2005
Physical description: 365 pages illustrations ; 20 cm
Subjects: Motorcycling, Voyages around the world, Voyages and travels, Motion picture actors and actresses
Review: I really love Ewan McGregor and I love traveling and reading traveling books. So when I discovered this book i was super happy. It talks about authors travel around the world on the motocycles. And they had an amazing adventures and misadventures. I just love reading about real people and their emotions. Looks like we are all more similar than we think.
Title: Blue-beard : a Contribution to History and Folk-lore
Author: Thomas Wilson
Place, publisher, year: New York and London : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899
Physical description: 365 pages illustrations ; 20 cm
Subjects: Rais, Gilles de, -- 1404-1440., Bluebeard -- (Legendary character)
Review: I love French history and this was one of the first books history books I have read. And I loved it! I actually saw two real life castles that belonged to Gilles de Rais so it was even better to read this book and discover the amazing and gruesome story of this person.