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

Book Review: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

When a novel gracefully combines facts and fiction about a famous person whose life is very little documented, you may end up not knowing where to draw the line between reality and fantasy. That's what I experienced while reading Girl with a Pearl Earring, a book that fell into my hands by chance at the most appropriate time … Continue reading Book Review: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Book Review: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann

There are countless ways a book can leave its print on reader's conscience, but a well-told real story is all the more haunting and dreadful, as the factor of authenticity adds weight to the events. It was the cold, fearless look of the Arabic woman on the cover that sent chills down my spine and drew … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann

Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

A few months ago a friend sparkled my interest in this book by recommending it as one of the best books he's ever read, so I decided to try it out. The story in a tiny nutshell: communism, amorous relations, censorship, sex, and lightness/heaviness of being, all under an umbrella of philosophical reflections. The book tells the … Continue reading Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Book Review: The Magus by John Fowles

During my teenage years I've read three of John Fowles' books (The Magus, The Collector, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman), but recently I've realized that for the book I remember I liked the most (The Magus) I couldn't really remember the plot ... So I decided to read it again, to see whether after almost 10 … Continue reading Book Review: The Magus by John Fowles

Book Review: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

This book fell into my hands while wandering through the second hand section of a bookshop. I’d heard about Umberto Eco before, so when seeing “The name of the Rose” and its beautiful cover, I could not resist buying it. I started reading it that very afternoon. The action of the novel takes place in the … Continue reading Book Review: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco