About division and coming together: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (book review)

"North and South" is one of the books I knew nothing about before reading it. However, I received it from a very dear friend of mine who is as passionate about books as I am, so I had high expectations from Gaskell's novel.  In a nutshell Think of the story like an onion 🙂 At … Continue reading About division and coming together: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (book review)

A story about purpose, courage, and mastering the game: The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse (book review)

I heard of "The Glass Bead Game" from two very different sources - a discussion about education systems and a training about storytelling. When I saw it on the list of books I can borrow from Bookster (the modern library for companies), I knew it was the moment to take on the challenge of reading it.

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

The idealistic creator and his Creature: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (book review)

What images come to your mind when you read or hear the word "Frankenstein"? A scary monster, crazy experiments, a lab with fuzzy light, a mad scientist, horror slow-motion scenes? Well, let me tell you this is NOT the image you get when reading the book written by Mary Shelley. "Frankenstein" was one of the … Continue reading The idealistic creator and his Creature: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (book review)

The importance of fighting for equality against all odds: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (book review)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic of the modern American literature. Having heard only good things about it, I made a wish to receive it as a present from Saint Nicholas ... and my wish came true ♥ More than depicting children's feelings toward unfair attitudes they do not … Continue reading The importance of fighting for equality against all odds: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (book review)