One of the beautiful things about blogging is that you meet awesome people who are interested in similar topics as you are. Because of my recent interest in sewing I got to know Tierney and her quilts stories. Tierney nominated me to the Liebster award - and here I am, answering her call! Answer the … Continue reading The person behind the blog (Liebster award tag)
If you want to find out what I'm reading in June, keep on reading this post. Spoiler: dystopian fiction, Booker Prize winner, and history of fabric, lovely reading ideas!
Earlier this year, during a small talk at the office (yes, it was a long time ago), I first heard of "The History of Bees". The enthusiasm of my colleague had already convinced me to read the book, and I prioritized it after finding out that it tackles climate change issues. Fiction + climate change = a book I definitely want to read as soon as possible!
The holiday to Aotearoa New Zealand at the beginning of 2020 was eye-opening in terms of appreciating the wonders of Mother Nature. One experience in particular was breathtaking - a brief encounter with a sperm whale in Kaikoura. My subsequent enthusiastic research about sperm whales led me to James Nestor, his website mrjamesnestor and his book "Deep".
As June is the month of celebrating childhood in many countries around the world, I join the party by sharing with you stories of amazing children and teenagers from books. This post presents a list of children, main characters in fiction and non-fiction books, each one portraying valuable life lessons.
After being mesmerized by "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt and rather captivated by "The Goldfinch" by the same author, I had to read also the third book written by Tartt - "The Little Friend". Given the previous two experiences, I had high hopes towards this book ... as dear Shakespeare said "Expectation is the root of all heartache".
If you want to find out what I'm reading in May, keep on reading this post. Spoiler: fiction and non-fiction, oceans and fabric, lovely reading ideas!
If we take a step backward and look at the process of designing THE cover of a book, there's a lot of work that is not visible to the readers. Let's discuss different versions of book covers that existed before the official book cover was created!
During the past 2 months I documented my learning journey with the online course Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters by University of Adelaide. In this post I share my key takaways as wrap-up of the course.
I would like to hear your take on this topic: do you work on updating old posts? While writing the review of "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi I realized that my style of writing book reviews changed a lot compared to my first year of blogging - "The Circle" by Dave Eggers was my first book … Continue reading Let’s talk about blogging: Do you update old posts?