If we take a step backward and look at the process of designing THE cover of a book, there's a lot of work that is not visible to the readers. Let's discuss different versions of book covers that existed before the official book cover was created!
I would like to hear your take on this topic: do you work on updating old posts? While writing the review of "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi I realized that my style of writing book reviews changed a lot compared to my first year of blogging - "The Circle" by Dave Eggers was my first book … Continue reading Let’s talk about blogging: Do you update old posts?
I started 2020 in style - in February I read "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, the book that became one of my favourite books of all time. As I also read "The Goldfinch" quite recently (in 2019), I identified interesting common aspects but also differences between the two books. These aspects are briefly described … Continue reading Let’s talk about “The Secret History” and “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
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?
2019 was a full year from all points of view, including books and blogging. This January I hopped on the Top Tuesday bandwagon to share my (almost) bookish discoveries from 2019. Here we go!
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?
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?