Bookish news and other goodies #5 – focus on Romania

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects, and other cultural stuff. As there are some interesting events happening in my home country, Romania, in the following period, I decided to share them with you ... who knows, maybe you get inspired to participate and/or organize something similar! § Official attempt of … Continue reading Bookish news and other goodies #5 – focus on Romania

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A coffin and a family journey: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

I first heard about "As I Lay Dying" from Holly from The Nut Free Nerd, whose passionate review convinced me to add it high up on my 2018 reading list. And I don't regret doing so, as it's different than anything I read before! I must confess that reading this book was more challenging than … Continue reading A coffin and a family journey: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week2

The online adventure continues, as I've completed week 2 of the online course How to Read a Novel from The University of Edinburgh. If you're interested in reading how I experienced week 1, you can check it out here. The main theme of the second week was characterization. I'll get straight to the point and share with … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week2

Oedipus myth wrapped in surrealism – Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

I start this post by making a confession: reading two books in a row (not part of a series) written by the same author was a first for me. After reading a book, I usually want to try something else, or I already decided what book to read next and I stick to the plan. … Continue reading Oedipus myth wrapped in surrealism – Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

When travelling meets literature: Books that take place in another country (Top Ten Tuesday)

When two of your hobbies meet in the same blog post ... there's a lot of enthusiasm involved for sure! At the intersection of bookish blogging and travelling, I found today's Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place In Another Country (I guess another country than the one I live in). Top Ten Tuesday was created by The … Continue reading When travelling meets literature: Books that take place in another country (Top Ten Tuesday)

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week1

During the Christmas holiday this idea popped into my mind: how about following an online course about literature? After a short research, I realized that most literature courses were too advanced for what I was looking for ... so at that moment I gave up looking. But a few days ago I discovered BookJotter and … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week1

Bookish news and other goodies #4

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff. Today we'll talk about the London Book and Screen Week, a new book-inspired TV series and a bookish website with many resources. Here we go! § Cultural celebration at London If you're in London between 9th and 15th of April, … Continue reading Bookish news and other goodies #4