Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Uhuu, I’ve completed week 4 of the online course How to Read a Novel from The University of Edinburgh. If you’re interested in reading how I experienced the other 3 weeks, you can check out my posts about week 1, week 2, and week 3. The main theme of the second week was geographical setting. Here are some … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Spreading love in the bookish community: 5 book blogs I like A LOT

Summer is coming, sun is shining, birds are singing ... and I want to spread love in the bookish blogging community! From my point of view, blogging is not only about having your own corner on the Internet, but also meeting other people and chatting with them about common interests. So here's a post to … Continue reading Spreading love in the bookish community: 5 book blogs I like A LOT

A teaching novel on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom

What approach do you take before reading a book? Do you do a research on the story, or you just start reading the book without any prior information? As I personally prefer the latter option, I started reading "When Nietzsche Wept" without having any idea what it was about ... The enthusiastic recommendation of my friend … Continue reading A teaching novel on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom

Let’s talk about reading challenges: yay or nay?

Hello and welcome to a bookish discussion about reading challenges! During the last few days I gave some thought to the idea of taking up a reading challenge, and I want to share with you the pros and cons I came across. To begin with, I think there are 2 main types of reading challenges: simple challenges, … Continue reading Let’s talk about reading challenges: yay or nay?

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week3

Week 3 of the online course How to Read a Novel is complete! If you're interested in reading how I experienced the first half of the course, you can read about week 1 and week 2. The main theme of the third week was dialogue and what it reveals about characters. Here are the most interesting ideas … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week3

Bookish news and other goodies #5 – focus on Romania

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects, and other cultural stuff. As there are some interesting events happening in my home country, Romania, in the following period, I decided to share them with you ... who knows, maybe you get inspired to participate and/or organize something similar! § Official attempt of … Continue reading Bookish news and other goodies #5 – focus on Romania

A coffin and a family journey: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

I first heard about "As I Lay Dying" from Holly from The Nut Free Nerd, whose passionate review convinced me to add it high up on my 2018 reading list. And I don't regret doing so, as it's different than anything I read before! I must confess that reading this book was more challenging than … Continue reading A coffin and a family journey: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner