Have you ever wondered what writers actually win when they receive literary awards (apart from the fame associated with the prize)? Keep on reading to find out about six famous literary awards and their prizes. First I present an overview of the literary awards and their prizes, and then I briefly talk about each of them. Without … Continue reading Six of the most famous literary awards
Whether we like it or not, we do judge books by their covers. But how would you feel if you were judged by a book? Well, someone thought about the same question and actually implemented a system to help find the answer. The Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker beautifully combined technology and books, creating a book … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you
Hello hello! More than 20 years ago, on the 23rd of April 1995, UNESCO organized for the first time the World Book Day (also known as World Book and Copyright Day). According to UNESCO, 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature: Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died on the 23rd of April … Continue reading World Book Day celebrated by Uber in Bucharest
Have you ever wondered what did the first woman and the first man think of each other? And how did their relationship develop, as they were the first couple on Earth? Last Sunday I went to a play that imagined the answer to these questions by taking a playful and witty approach to the widely known religious subject. … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Diary of Adam and Eve (Jurnalul lui Adam şi-al Evei)
Since I've started blogging I've read many blogs that are either dedicated or just touch upon the topic of diverse books. Being the first time I've encountered this term, I did a little research* about it and I want share my findings with you. About diverse books ... Let's start from making sure we have … Continue reading About Diverse Books and Where to Find Them
While wandering on bookish blogs I've been inspired to write a more personal post, where I answer questions related to my bookish preferences - The Rapid Fire Book Tag that I've found on Read Diverse Books. Here we go! § eBooks or Physical Books ? I prefer physical books much much more than ebooks. The sensation … Continue reading The Rapid Fire Book Tag
Yes, it's that time of the year when you see Christmassy decorations everywhere! Even though it's considered one of the best times of the year, for some (including myself) it's also a time of intense struggles to find the most appropriate presents for family and friends. That's why I have compiled a list of present … Continue reading What will Santa bring this year?