Culture since 1891: the Eldorado bookstore, Oslo

I love adding a bookish touch to my holiday by visiting nice/unusual bookstores. And during my recent trip to Oslo I discovered an amazing place - Eldorado! It is situated in the city center and it is a must visit if you're in Oslo 🙂 The bookstore itself opened in 2003, and its motto “Culture … Continue reading Culture since 1891: the Eldorado bookstore, Oslo

Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

Hello and welcome to another bookish discussion! Today's topic is assigning ratings to books: yay or nay? When I started blogging, I noticed that most book bloggers gave quantitative ratings to books - 3/5 stars, 5/10 coffees, you name it. Even though from the beginning I decided to not rate books (just following my instinct), … Continue reading Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

A teaching novel about an intellectual rebel: The Spinoza Problem by Irvin D. Yalom

Not long ago I was sharing with you my thoughts about "When Nietzsche Wept" by Irvin D. Yalom. Through a series of fortunate events (you can call it serendipity) I started reading another book written by the same author: "The Spinoza Problem". Oh, how much I enjoyed it and I also started to appreciate "When Nietzsche … Continue reading A teaching novel about an intellectual rebel: The Spinoza Problem by Irvin D. Yalom

Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors

You might have noticed the recent Japanese vibes present on Readers' High Tea. I read two books by Murakami ("1Q84" and "Kafka on the Shore"), for "1Q84" I also wrote about its book covers around the world, and a WanderBook made it to Japan - a journey beautifully documented by my family (check Facebook page). … Continue reading Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors

Reflecting on one’s own life while preparing a party: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

For a long time I've been interested in reading a book by Virginia Woolf. However, I became more aware of her literary importance after taking the online course "How to read a novel", where her novels were mentioned during discussions about flashbacks / flash-forwards and pace. That's how I found out that she is most … Continue reading Reflecting on one’s own life while preparing a party: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Book covers around the world: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post is about the book covers of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. As it is one of my favourite books and it also achieved a high level of popularity all around the globe, I was really curious how its covers were illustrated in different parts of … Continue reading Book covers around the world: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

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