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BOOK REVIEWS: EDEN AND THE INVINCIBLE, TWO FABULOUS NOVELS BY STANISLAW LEM

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 Hello! Not too long again I shared my review for science fiction classic Solaris . Well, I ended up liking that novel so much that I had to explore Lem's writing more. So far, I have read four Stanislaw Lem's novel in total.  Today I will review two novels by Stanislaw Lem: Eden and The Invincible. I decided to review them together because Eden and The Invincible are in some ways similar, so I thought it would be interesting to compare them.  Before I get into more details, I'll do a short comparative review of sorts. How are Eden and Solaris similar and how are they different?   Both of these novels explore a similar theme: a crew of a spaceship exploring an unknown planet and finding themselves in peril while they do so. Moreover, both of these novels feature characters debating their situation and trying to find an answer to the mystery of unknown. As they try to make sense of things, we can see character's points of views. One thing I noticed is that Lem's char

21 WAYS TO WEAR A BLACK LEATHER JACKET

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 Spring is near (it already arrived here in Mostar). When I think of Spring, there is one item that immediately comes to my mind and that is a classical leather jacket. Today I'll show you 21 ways to style a classical black leather jacket, from dressy to casual options. If you don't wear real leather, a faux leather jacket will do quite nicely as well.  I have this vintage leather jacket that I like to pull out once it gets a bit warmer but before it gets too warm. A leather jacket can be such a perfect transitional piece, wouldn't you agree? I'm very attached to this vintage item. My husband received it as a gift from his late brother more than thirty years ago. I feel so lucky to be able to wear it, for both practical (it's a high quality leather jacket) and sentimental reasons. As I always say, there are many benefits to shopping your closet. I genuinely do enjoy thinking of different ways to wear an item. It's not just about sustainability, I have fun shoppi

100 HOUR PAINTING OF VRBOSKA VILLAGE ON ISLAND HVAR

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Today I'm excited to share with you my new acrylic painting of Vrboska village on island Hvar. The title of the painting is: Lost in Time. That's what this village feels like to me: a magical oasis lost in time. In other words,  Vrboska  served as a perfect inspiration for this sun-bathed painting. The painting itself took me about 100 hours to finish. It was a very labour intensive piece and I worked on it for two weeks every day. I don't know how well you can see it, but I spent hours working on the tiny details, making sure I captured every shadow. I used a photograph taken by my husband as a reference, but I made some small changes. For example, I didn't include myself in the composition because I wanted the attention on the fishing boats. The painting was a challenge. It required a lot of work and it caused me joint pain. I think it was worth it in the end because when I look at it, I really feel as if I was there in Vrboska. You will see the reference photograph o