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

Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you

Whether we like it or not, we do judge books by their covers. But how would you feel if you were judged by a book? Well, someone thought about the same question and actually implemented a system to help find the answer. The Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker beautifully combined technology and books, creating a book … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you

World Book Day celebrated by Uber in Bucharest

Hello hello! More than 20 years ago, on the 23rd of April 1995, UNESCO organized for the first time the World Book Day (also known as World Book and Copyright Day). According to UNESCO, 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature: Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died on the 23rd of April … Continue reading World Book Day celebrated by Uber in Bucharest

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Have you ever started reading a book with no expectations at all? That's how I started reading "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, a book I received as Christmas present. Little did I know that this book would irreversibly win my heart with its touching stories and beautiful language, all wrapped up … Continue reading Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: Bloom – Navigating Life and Style by Estée Lalonde

As I enjoy fiction stories and complex plots, I haven't been much interested in biographies. But when my favourite youtuber, Estée Lalonde, published a book about her life, I knew her book was going to be the first biography that sparked interest for my reading soul. In Bloom - Navigating life and style, Estée presents her life from … Continue reading Book Review: Bloom – Navigating Life and Style by Estée Lalonde

Series Spotlight: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Just one more chapter and then I should go to sleep... one hour later: Ah, I want to read the next chapter as well ... two hours later: This will be the last chapter for this evening, I promise! In a nutshell, that was my experience while reading each of the three unputdownable books that are … Continue reading Series Spotlight: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón