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?

Let’s talk about book reviews: Do you read reviews of books you haven’t heard of?

Today I would like to share with you something I've been thinking about for quite a long time - it's about reading reviews of books I haven't heard of (and here I include also reviews of books written by authors I haven't heard of). In a nutshell, if I do not recognize the book nor … Continue reading Let’s talk about book reviews: Do you read reviews of books you haven’t heard of?

Book covers around the world: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post presents book covers of Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. As it is a well-known classic all around the world, this book has such diverse book covers! It was difficult to choose the most interesting ones, you’ll see there are more examples than usually included in … Continue reading Book covers around the world: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Collection of resources for book cover enthusiasts – initiatives, videos, and a book

The concept of book covers fascinates me from multiple perspectives. Whether it's about synthesizing the key aspect of a story, balancing mystery and clarity, or reinventing the public perception on a classic story, the book cover is an essential component of the book as a whole. During my research about book covers I discovered resources … Continue reading Collection of resources for book cover enthusiasts – initiatives, videos, and a book

The Global Reader Book Tag

You know me, I love everything related to books and travelling! When I read about the tag created by Renée from The Global Bookworm - The Global Reader Book Tag, I immediately knew I wanted to join the discussion. To spice things up from a visual point of view, the answers are accompanied by beautiful illustrations created … Continue reading The Global Reader Book Tag

When travelling meets literature: Book Trails in Europe

What would you say about a literary holiday this summer? A useful tool for planning bookish holidays is The Book Trail - a platform that matches destinations with books. Each book trail has a literary map with selected points of interest that you can visit to get immersed in that particular story. Just like a … Continue reading When travelling meets literature: Book Trails in Europe

Peculiar books around the world: the 360° books from Japan

I think that sometimes we take for granted the definition of a book: "a printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers" (Dictionary.com). But what if there are other species of books, ones that might not be made to be read or browsed? In this post, I want to tell … Continue reading Peculiar books around the world: the 360° books from Japan

How to discover new bloggers to follow

Do you know that awesome feeling when you discover a new favourite blogger, you spend tens of minutes reading all his/her posts and can't stop but commenting to all the book reviews and bookish discussions? I'm sure you know what I'm talking about 🙂 In this post I want to share with you the paths … Continue reading How to discover new bloggers to follow