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The biggest bookstore in Europe ;-)

I got lucky to work in London last couple of week, and I went to the biggest and yummiest book store in the whole Europe – Waterstones Piccadilly. Just imagine – over eight miles of bookshelves on six huge floors, thousands and thousands books… This is heaven!

And they have a whole corner dedicated to Harry Potter with special editions, collector goodies, fans’ staff etc… have a look:

Being a huuuuge fan of Harry Potter, I was, of course, unable to resist the temptation 😉

I did not get a wand or a snitch, but another brand new book “Harry Potter, A Journey through a History of Magic”. Would be a special Halloween treat for myself :-D:-D:-D It’s a book of cool extras, and trust me, it’s really cool!

Enjoy your day!

 

Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy

 

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Posted by on November 5, 2017 in Inspiring, News

 

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Some writing news ;-)

Just a quick update about my writing news and plans 😉

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Posted by on August 20, 2017 in News

 

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The magic of sciences

As I have promised in my previous post, I will talk a little about my recent trips.

So, first of all, I went to Geneva.

I understand why Geneva was one of the favorite places for vacation – the landscapes are gorgeous and even in summer, the heat is not unbearable at night. The city is very clean, there is a lot of museums and touristic things.

Leman lake, Geneva

I particularly loved the park by the Leman lake, next to the botanic garden. An interesting surprise was awaiting me there – a museum of the history of sciences.

Do not get me wrong – I have never been particularly gifted and attracted to sciences, but I couldn’t help finding it fascinating – they display an incredible variety of scientific instruments, from the simplest ones to the most elaborate, and all these old instruments have something magical about them.

Just look:

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This is a hand-driven Orrery, designed to demonstrate the motion of the main planets of the solar system made in the second half of XVIII century.  Isn’t is marvelous?

Here are some more science-related wonders:

But do you know what is even more fascinated? In the museum and outside, there are small devices with detailed explanations that anyone can play with to determine, let’s say, the time of the day, or the high of a nearby tree. Have a look:

 

The museum is located in a very beautiful villa. It is open even on Sundays and it is free to visit.

Triggers imagination, doesn’t it? 😉

 

Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Inspiring, Uncategorized

 

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JuNoWriMo – my results…

Did I say June was a calm month, suitable for writing? It turned out to be quite the opposite…

I guess, there is some sort of law in the universe that whenever you have a plan to do x, countless temptations will instantly appear to throw you off track! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

 

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JuNoWriMo, a new writing challenge ;-)

For those who would like to write a book in one month as part of a supportive, fun and passionate writers, the next writing challenge is about to start! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Memorial Day Giveaway is open!

Guess what? The Kindle Book Reviews is doing another cool giveaway! From May 15th till May 29th you can win one of two 8″ Kindle Fire Tablets or one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. If you love reading, just click on the link to enter now https://wp.me/P2H01p-8s7

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Happy Mother’s day!

 

Mother = life

Mother = love

To all the past, present and soon to be mothers –

May your life be filled with love, joy and peace!

 

 

Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy

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Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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