Let’s talk about Recovering the Classics – reviving classics for the younger generations

Recovering the Classics is a project that crowdsourced new cover designs for classic books, "with the goal of reviving the canon for a new generation of readers" (Vatner, 2016). It was launched in 2013 and I think it ended in 2016  - unfortunately, their website is not available anymore, but I managed to find other sources … Continue reading Let’s talk about Recovering the Classics – reviving classics for the younger generations

What will Santa bring this year? (2018 edition)

If you're looking for some Christmassy inspiration, here are 4 ideas of cool bookish presents! A poster, a scarf, a bag, and a year full of books - what else could you wish for? § 100 Books Scratch Off Poster This poster works like a ToBeRead list - once you read one of the books, … Continue reading What will Santa bring this year? (2018 edition)

Let’s talk about antilibraries: yay or nay?

Welcome to another bookish discussion! Today's topic is antilibraries: yay or nay? Some time ago I read a short book-related article called "The Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are The Most Important". The concept "antilibrary" was coined by Nassim Taleb in his book "The Black Swan" and it is defined as follows: The library should contain … Continue reading Let’s talk about antilibraries: yay or nay?

Spreading love in the bookish community: 5 book blogs I like A LOT

Summer is coming, sun is shining, birds are singing ... and I want to spread love in the bookish blogging community! From my point of view, blogging is not only about having your own corner on the Internet, but also meeting other people and chatting with them about common interests. So here's a post to … Continue reading Spreading love in the bookish community: 5 book blogs I like A LOT

Let’s talk about reading challenges: yay or nay?

Hello and welcome to a bookish discussion about reading challenges! During the last few days I gave some thought to the idea of taking up a reading challenge, and I want to share with you the pros and cons I came across. To begin with, I think there are 2 main types of reading challenges: simple challenges, … Continue reading Let’s talk about reading challenges: yay or nay?

Bookish news & other goodies #3

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff. Today you’ll read about the 2018 World Book Capital, what TV series to watch, and how to find out what bookish events are out there. Let’s go! § Books everywhere in the 2018 World Book Capital In case you're not … Continue reading Bookish news & other goodies #3

Bookish news & other goodies #2

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff. Today you'll find here a touch of magic from London, news about a book fair in Bucharest, and a brief presentation of a cool modern library in Romania. Let's go! § Discover the history of magic from … Continue reading Bookish news & other goodies #2

Bookish news & other goodies #1

Hello, dear readers! As I am always looking for bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff, I decided to create this new series where I share with you interesting things I discover (including links for more details). Without further ado, here's the first post of the series! Enjoy! § Books recommended by people we … Continue reading Bookish news & other goodies #1