Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters – I enrolled in the most engaging online course about Shakespeare

"Shakespeare may have died over 400 years ago, but he is still very much alive today" In a recent post about Hogarth Shakespeare I shared my interest in learning about Shakespeare’s stories in simple men's language. While (randomly) looking for literature-related courses on the edX plaform, I found THE course: "Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters" by University … Continue reading Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters – I enrolled in the most engaging online course about Shakespeare

WWW Wednesday (February 2020)

Hello and welcome to my third WWW Wednesday! For those who are not familiar with WWW Wednesday, it is a post hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words, consisting of 3 questions about the past, current and future reads. So if you want to find out what I read in February, keen on reading 🙂 … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (February 2020)

A dark adrenaline-rushing story of murder: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Context | After enjoying so much "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, I could not resist reading one more books written by her. Though I'm not sure how I heard about "The Secret History" - was it from a friend, or maybe from a fellow blogger? - I had a feeling that I have to read … Continue reading A dark adrenaline-rushing story of murder: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Book covers around the world – A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post presents book covers of A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. Reading this book was a very interesting experience (in a good way!), so I was curious to see how its covers are depicted all over the world. Note: if you haven’t read the … Continue reading Book covers around the world – A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

Theatre review: The Curious Case of a Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Few days before Christmas we went to our last theatre-related event of 2019 - "The Curious Case of a Dog in the Night Time" at Bucharest National Theatre. Once again, we went with no expectations and no idea what the play was about. We received the recommendation from a trustworthy source and we just went … Continue reading Theatre review: The Curious Case of a Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

My second WWW Wednesday (January 2020)

Hello and welcome to my second WWW Wednesday! For those who are not familiar with WWW Wednesday, it is a post hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words, consisting of 3 questions about the past, current and future reads. 1| What are you currently reading? At the moment I am reading "The Secret History" by Donna … Continue reading My second WWW Wednesday (January 2020)

About division and coming together: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (book review)

Context | "North and South" is one of the books I knew nothing about before reading it. However, I received it from a very dear friend of mine who is as passionate about books as I am, so I had high expectations from Gaskell's novel.  In a nutshell | Think of the story like an … Continue reading About division and coming together: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (book review)