Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! Quite recently I read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and in that blog post I was mentioning how unattractive I found the book covers of the series. So I was curious to see whether other editions are better-looking ... and fortunately the answer it "yes!". … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Books+Tech: The book that enables you to feel characters’ emotions

Welcome to a new post about the intriguing ways books mix with technology and create new forms of art. While the previous post of this series was all about the book cover that judges its potential readers, this post is about sensory fiction. Long story short, three MIT students (Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope, and Julie … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book that enables you to feel characters’ emotions

Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

What do you get when you combine enthusiasm for book covers with desire to travel? You guessed: book covers around the world! Few weeks ago I read "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and I also wrote a book review for Steinebeck's novella. Being a very well-known book, the book has been translated in many languages ... each translation having … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Six of the most famous literary awards

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

Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you

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

World Book Day celebrated by Uber in Bucharest

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