You’ll never look at trees the same way again: The Overstory by Richard Powers (book review)

What I enjoy most about being part of the blogging community are the super-duper-awesome-out of my bubble- book recommendations I receive. The Overstory is such an example - dear Tierney recommended this book after reading my review of The New Wilderness by Diane Cook. Thank you so much, Tierney! The Overstory in a nutshell The … Continue reading You’ll never look at trees the same way again: The Overstory by Richard Powers (book review)

What I’m reading in January 2022: about breathing, an enchanted labyrinth, and civil war in Nigeria

Reading at the beginning of 2022 seems to go better than reading at the end of 2021 🙂 The winter holiday might've helped, plus the Christmassy vibes and the super cold days that do now invite for outdoor activities. During the past month I read 3 books - a super interesting blend of fantasy involving … Continue reading What I’m reading in January 2022: about breathing, an enchanted labyrinth, and civil war in Nigeria

When your world is turned upside down by civil war: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (book review)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the latest “hidden gem” author I discovered … hidden meaning that, despite her popularity, until recently she was totally out of my bookish radar. After reading Americanah and enjoying her TED Talk “The Danger of a Single Story", I wanted to discover more - Half of a Yellow Sun was up … Continue reading When your world is turned upside down by civil war: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (book review)

What I’m reading in November and December 2021: about trees, Vietnam, and a little bit of Atwood

So it happened - for the first time in 2 years I missed posting the monthly reading update (for November, that is). It's been a tough period, from a personal and work point of view, and it definitely impacted my motivation to read and write. But here I am now, back in business, with bookish … Continue reading What I’m reading in November and December 2021: about trees, Vietnam, and a little bit of Atwood

The history of a Vietnamese family over a stormy century: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (book review)

One of my favourite parts of blogging is receiving amazing book recommendations from readers all over the world ❤ For instance, I found out about The Mountains Sing from Carl from The Pine-Scented Chronicles - he recommended this book as answer to a discussion post about why we should read stories about cultures that are different from our … Continue reading The history of a Vietnamese family over a stormy century: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (book review)

What I’m reading in October 2021: a reversed story of slavery and a bit of non-fiction

October came with its rainy days and hot drinks, the perfect atmosphere for reading and knitting. The past month was not great in terms of reading progress, but given the circumstances I am happy that I did read something 🙂 Let's get the sharing started! Currently reading I am reading The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn … Continue reading What I’m reading in October 2021: a reversed story of slavery and a bit of non-fiction

5 years of blogging and reading plans for Autumn

So ... I've been blogging for 5 years. That's a lot. Half a decade - that sounds even longer! I am super grateful that I managed to maintain this hobby for such a long time, writing book reviews and other book-related discussions. I would also like to thank all of you who read my posts, … Continue reading 5 years of blogging and reading plans for Autumn

A reversed story of slavery where Africans enslave Europeans: Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo (book review)

I was wandering around a lovely bookstore, looking for a gift, when I saw THEM - the 2 books by Bernardine Evaristo from the same collection as the book I already owned and loved reading: Girl, Woman, Other (my review). To buy or not to buy? Well, I remember picking them up and then putting … Continue reading A reversed story of slavery where Africans enslave Europeans: Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo (book review)

Why should you read stories about cultures that are different from your own?

Well, the short answer is - to avoid the "danger of a single story" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). Now let me get to the longer and (hopefully) more interesting answer 🙂 It starts with the talk The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that I discovered after reading her book Americanah (my review). … Continue reading Why should you read stories about cultures that are different from your own?