Nataša Dolenc


Midwife. Poet. Photographer. Painter. Dancer. Reader. Escapist. Dreamer. Art lover.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Always hated to pick favorites...but I'll try to limit this selection to top five.
1) Starting with poetry - Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman - I love to keep in touch with nature, it's a really good teacher, and that is shown in this book. It's the kind of book when you start reading it, it just flows onward and it's hard to stop. And it's also the perfect companion on hikes; climb a mountain, sit down in the grass and read this. Perfect.
2) Calvin and Hobbes. I know it's not a typical book, but it's such a joy to read it, it's really a book for adults, there's so much concept in them and truths about life. I just regret I didn't find them sooner.
3) The name of the rose by Umberto Eco - it's a perfect combination of murder mystery and history. When I was younger I loved reading Agatha Christies books, and ever since I enjoy reading such "mysteries"; I do fancy myself a detective ;)
4) The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy - I heard of him in high school, when we read a short part of a chapter and it really pulled me in and had to buy it to read the rest. I don't really know why, but I love Hardy's work in general, and this particular one just stayed with me.
5) The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss - is actually the first book in the series, I'm currently reading the second one. I just love his style of writing, the interlacing of different elements and the characters and how they develop. In it I find great quotes about life, and there's an interesting story developing and you don't know where it will lead.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything. Different days demand different books. And whatever I read now is for pleasure, there's no one telling me what to read. I enjoy fantasy, mystery, drama, poetry, or a good book about history of midwifery and medicine in general. To name a few authors that I find very pleasurable at the moment: Haruki Murakami, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
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Where to find Nataša Dolenc online


Endless Space Between
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Endless space between is the authors' second published poetry collection. Poems could be labelled as human nature poetry, although diverse in nature; sentimental and poignant, with a touch of nostalgia.
Colours of the Sea
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Colours of the sea is a collection of poems and photographs. There was no need to use rhythm or rhyme, only images that evoke certain feelings. They could be labelled as human nature poetry, although diverse in nature. The book is divided into five chapters, each for every year, which could make it a poetry journal. A journal of emotions, images, thoughts and dreams.

Smashwords book reviews by Nataša Dolenc

  • Gifts with No Giver: A Love Affair with the Truth on Aug. 20, 2011

    Few verses into the book and I felt I just stopped rushing, like we always do, running from this point to the next... and just breathe and feel. These words reminded me of what's really important in life. And I could just swim in them. Some ideas were interesting and I found myself re-reading.
  • Haiku Moments on Aug. 20, 2011

    Reading this was like watching photographs. I like how three lines describe a moment in life. I do have a suggestion, it bothered me a bit that the title of the haiku was written above it, it may be better if it were written under it, so it doesn't give a surprise away and keeps a mind wondering what it is about.
  • Poetry by Roger Laird on Aug. 20, 2011

    Deeply touched by the first poem. These poems are so full of life's experiences and wonderful thoughts and ideas. Line that still rings in my ears: "But we were changed by the water we lived in."