The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List inspired by other bloggers (Top Ten Tuesday)

When blogging meets books there's a high chance of having an ever-increasing To-Be-Read list ... and I am guilty as charged! That's why I chose to participate in today's Top Ten Tuesday and share with you 7 recent additions to my To-Read List, with a spin: I refer to books that I added on my … Continue reading The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List inspired by other bloggers (Top Ten Tuesday)

Peculiar books around the world: the 360° books from Japan

I think that sometimes we take for granted the definition of a book: "a printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers" (Dictionary.com). But what if there are other species of books, ones that might not be made to be read or browsed? In this post, I want to tell … Continue reading Peculiar books around the world: the 360° books from Japan

Sheep and magical realism get together: A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

Slowly but surely Murakami is becoming one of my most read authors! After reading "1Q84", "Kafka on the Shore", and "Norwegian Wood", next on the list was "A Wild Sheep Chase". The first time I heard about this book was when a very good friend of mine told me that one of her work colleagues … Continue reading Sheep and magical realism get together: A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

Let’s talk about Recovering the Classics – reviving classics for the younger generations

Recovering the Classics is a project that crowdsourced new cover designs for classic books, "with the goal of reviving the canon for a new generation of readers" (Vatner, 2016). It was launched in 2013 and I think it ended in 2016  - unfortunately, their website is not available anymore, but I managed to find other sources … Continue reading Let’s talk about Recovering the Classics – reviving classics for the younger generations

Get to know the writer: Agatha Christie | Did you know that …

After watching the theatre play "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie, I got interested in finding more about her personal life. That's how I got to find the "75 facts about Agatha Christie" list, an article published on the Agatha Christie Limited webpage. The original list was compiled by John Curran, the author … Continue reading Get to know the writer: Agatha Christie | Did you know that …