Historian penguin with eclectic interests, ranging from the everyday life of a Galician shtetl to Britpop of the 90s. Here, he posts reviews or news about books and impressions about things and places he considers worth sharing. He hopes the latter will not be common places. His preferred topics are: the construction of the national/regional Eastern and Central European identity via literature and travel writings; image and self-image construction in the said geographic area; urban environment and daily life up to WWI; the so-called creative industries in contemporary Eastern and Central Europe.