Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

Hello and welcome to another bookish discussion! Today's topic is assigning ratings to books: yay or nay? When I started blogging, I noticed that most book bloggers gave quantitative ratings to books - 3/5 stars, 5/10 coffees, you name it. Even though from the beginning I decided to not rate books (just following my instinct), … Continue reading Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

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Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors

You might have noticed the recent Japanese vibes present on Readers' High Tea. I read two books by Murakami ("1Q84" and "Kafka on the Shore"), for "1Q84" I also wrote about its book covers around the world, and a WanderBook made it to Japan - a journey beautifully documented by my family (check Facebook page). … Continue reading Reading inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun: 7 books written by Japanese authors

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Uhuu, I’ve completed week 4 of the online course How to Read a Novel from The University of Edinburgh. If you’re interested in reading how I experienced the other 3 weeks, you can check out my posts about week 1, week 2, and week 3. The main theme of the second week was geographical setting. Here are some … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week4

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week3

Week 3 of the online course How to Read a Novel is complete! If you're interested in reading how I experienced the first half of the course, you can read about week 1 and week 2. The main theme of the third week was dialogue and what it reveals about characters. Here are the most interesting ideas … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week3

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week2

The online adventure continues, as I've completed week 2 of the online course How to Read a Novel from The University of Edinburgh. If you're interested in reading how I experienced week 1, you can check it out here. The main theme of the second week was characterization. I'll get straight to the point and share with … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week2

When travelling meets literature: Books that take place in another country (Top Ten Tuesday)

When two of your hobbies meet in the same blog post ... there's a lot of enthusiasm involved for sure! At the intersection of bookish blogging and travelling, I found today's Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place In Another Country (I guess another country than the one I live in). Top Ten Tuesday was created by The … Continue reading When travelling meets literature: Books that take place in another country (Top Ten Tuesday)

Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week1

During the Christmas holiday this idea popped into my mind: how about following an online course about literature? After a short research, I realized that most literature courses were too advanced for what I was looking for ... so at that moment I gave up looking. But a few days ago I discovered BookJotter and … Continue reading Learning to be a better reader: How to Read a Novel (online course) #week1