The Mystery Blogger Award with a touch of beautiful illustrations

Hello and welcome to a bookish tag post! I was tagged by Zuky from BookBum (thank you!) to answer her questions, so here I am, doing the Mystery Blogger Award for the second time. To spice up this post, I added some beautiful illustrations created by Bianca Martin. She is a young Romanian illustration "with a … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award with a touch of beautiful illustrations

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Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

Hello and welcome to another bookish discussion! Today's topic is assigning ratings to books: yay or nay? When I started blogging, I noticed that most book bloggers gave quantitative ratings to books - 3/5 stars, 5/10 coffees, you name it. Even though from the beginning I decided to not rate books (just following my instinct), … Continue reading Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors

You might have noticed the recent Japanese vibes present on Readers' High Tea. I read two books by Murakami ("1Q84" and "Kafka on the Shore"), for "1Q84" I also wrote about its book covers around the world, and a WanderBook made it to Japan - a journey beautifully documented by my family (check Facebook page). … Continue reading Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors

Book covers around the world: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post is about the book covers of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. As it is one of my favourite books and it also achieved a high level of popularity all around the globe, I was really curious how its covers were illustrated in different parts of … Continue reading Book covers around the world: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Uhuu, I’ve completed week 4 of the online course How to Read a Novel from The University of Edinburgh. If you’re interested in reading how I experienced the other 3 weeks, you can check out my posts about week 1, week 2, and week 3. The main theme of the second week was geographical setting. Here are some … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Spreading love in the bookish community: 5 book blogs I like A LOT

Summer is coming, sun is shining, birds are singing ... and I want to spread love in the bookish blogging community! From my point of view, blogging is not only about having your own corner on the Internet, but also meeting other people and chatting with them about common interests. So here's a post to … Continue reading Spreading love in the bookish community: 5 book blogs I like A LOT

Let’s talk about reading challenges: yay or nay?

Hello and welcome to a bookish discussion about reading challenges! During the last few days I gave some thought to the idea of taking up a reading challenge, and I want to share with you the pros and cons I came across. To begin with, I think there are 2 main types of reading challenges: simple challenges, … Continue reading Let’s talk about reading challenges: yay or nay?