Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! Quite recently I read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and in that blog post I was mentioning how unattractive I found the book covers of the series. So I was curious to see whether other editions are better-looking ... and fortunately the answer it "yes!". … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Books+Tech: The book that enables you to feel characters’ emotions

Welcome to a new post about the intriguing ways books mix with technology and create new forms of art. While the previous post of this series was all about the book cover that judges its potential readers, this post is about sensory fiction. Long story short, three MIT students (Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope, and Julie … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book that enables you to feel characters’ emotions

Book Review: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici

The "​Book of mirrors" was a hyped book when it was published, receiving a lot of media attention world wide. However, most of my curiosity arose from the fact that the author is Romanian, and it intrigued me that the book was originally written in English. "Let's see what's all this fuss is about!" I told … Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici

Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

What comes to mind when you think about Italy? La vita è bella, pizza, Vespa, Romeo & Juliet? After reading My Brilliant Friend, you can add something else to the list: Naples and the Neapolitan novels. My Brilliant Friend is the first book of the four Neapolitan novels (where Neapolitan refers to pertaining to Naples), … Continue reading Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

What do you get when you combine enthusiasm for book covers with desire to travel? You guessed: book covers around the world! Few weeks ago I read "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and I also wrote a book review for Steinebeck's novella. Being a very well-known book, the book has been translated in many languages ... each translation having … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck