Discovering Elif Shafak – Three Daughters of Eve and The Forty Rules of Love (book review)

Elif Shafak is one of the most famous Turkish writers of our times. She writes both in Turkish and English, and has published 18 books, 11 of which are novels. However, it was only in December last year that I first heard about this amazing woman from my dear friend D. Since then I read … Continue reading Discovering Elif Shafak – Three Daughters of Eve and The Forty Rules of Love (book review)

What I’m reading in March 2021: from classic Toni Morrison to contemporary Yaa Gyasi and Elif Shafak

The beginning of Spring was a good period for reading. From mid-February to mid-March I read 4 books - from dystopia to historical fiction, from classic Toni Morrison to contemporary Yaa Gyasi and Elif Shafak. This month was also rich in terms of geographical locations: Ghana, England, and Turkey, among others.

Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more!

At the beginning of 2021 I discovered the amazing world of online events featuring writers. Fueled by the ongoing pandemic, several book discussions moved in the online realm, being accessible for significantly larger audiences. Don't get me wrong, I definitely prefer attending events in person, there's a certain energy that cannot be replace by a … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more!

What I’m reading in February 2021

5 books read this month, and what a mix of bookish experiences - I "travelled" from the UK (Oxford) and Turkey (Istanbul) to Australia and New Zealand, then to Japan, Uganda, and even North America! Not bad for a month spent entirely at home πŸ™‚

What I’m reading in January 2021

Hello and welcome to my first reading status of 2021! The new year began with a very prolific reading experience, as I read 5 books this month. A diverse blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and murder mystery! Interestingly, 3 out of the 5 books I read were written by Japanese writers! While I did not consciously choose to focus on books from Japan, I am so happy that I expanded my reading horizon.

Let’s talk about the Future Library – Books written during a century, to be published in 2114

Do you ever think about what the world will look like in 100 years? Will people still live in cities or maybe there will be a migration to rural areas? Will the planet still have enough basic resources for all its inhabitants? Or from a book-related perspective - will people still read physical books? The … Continue reading Let’s talk about the Future Library – Books written during a century, to be published in 2114