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

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?

Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Brit Bennett, Maaza Mengiste, and more!

Here's the spring-summer edition of getting to know the writers! With loads of excitement I tell you about the online events I participated in, featuring super writers such as Pip Williams, Brit Bennett, Hafsa Zayyan, and Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Aida Edemariam. The winter-spring edition of my online "adventures" featured the likes of Margaret … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Brit Bennett, Maaza Mengiste, and more!

What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy

July is here! It's a time of celebrations - my birthday and our wedding anniversary are the highlights of the month 🥳 Plus the excitement of the upcoming summer holiday in August ☀️  Let's get to the bookish side of life! July seems to be all about dystopian stories, with a touch of fantasy. Finishing … Continue reading What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy

What I’m reading in June 2021: about race, normal people, and the amazing MaddAddam trilogy

My reading in May and June was expected to slow down because of changes happening in my life - we are moving house, meaning a lot of packing, unpacking, unpacking even more, organizing, and decorating. While I enjoy a lot the whole process, it is quite energy draining, taking most of my mental space during … Continue reading What I’m reading in June 2021: about race, normal people, and the amazing MaddAddam trilogy

What I’m reading in May 2021: about immigration, colorism, and an Artificial Friend called Klara

In the past month I read almost 4 books - an interesting blend of stories about a family of Congo who immigrates in the USA, a dystopian story where children have Artificial Friends, about colorism and what it's like to be Black and pass as white. To many more months as prolific as this one in terms of learning about the world!