Book review: March by Geraldine Brooks

Few months ago, before going on holiday to Australia, I decided to "prepare" for the trip in a bookish way - by reading books written by Aussie authors. That's how I discovered Geraldine Brooks and her Pulitzer-awarded book "March". Let me begin by explaining why this book is special. You might already be familiar with the classic … Continue reading Book review: March by Geraldine Brooks

Bookish news & other goodies #3

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff. Today you’ll read about the 2018 World Book Capital, what TV series to watch, and how to find out what bookish events are out there. Let’s go! § Books everywhere in the 2018 World Book Capital In case you're not … Continue reading Bookish news & other goodies #3

3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

What comes to your mind when you think about "War and Peace"? Long and boring? Detailed war scenes that are not read by anyone anyway? Too many characters? Why the need for philosophical interventions? If you answered "yes" to at least one of the questions, I totally understand you! I read the book last autumn … Continue reading 3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

Reading plans: What fiction books I want to read in 2018

As we are getting closer and closer to 2018, I couldn't resist planning what books to read next year. In this post I included 7 books that I want to read, ranging from contemporary writers to classics. Here we go! § The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón This is the book I expect the … Continue reading Reading plans: What fiction books I want to read in 2018

Book review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic

If you're also a Harry Potter fan, you must have heard about the Harry Potter exhibition organized by the British Library in London. And you must have also heard about the corresponding book that was published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone“. Yes, in this post … Continue reading Book review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

When a couple of months ago I asked the blog's readers for recommendations of books written by Australian authors, "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan was one of the books I was told about (thank you, Robin!). The novel was awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize, being described by the jury as … Continue reading Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan