Get to know the writer: John Steinbeck

Welcome to a new post of the "Get to know the writer" series! These posts present (famous) authors, focusing not as much on their literary careers but more on their personal lives. I think the beauty of books lies not only in the stories contained but also in the stories of their writers and the broader … Continue reading Get to know the writer: John Steinbeck

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)

About good, evil, and free will: East of Eden by John Steinbeck (book review)

East of Eden is the second book written by the Nobel and Pulitzer winner John Steinbeck that I read, after previously reading the short story The Pearl. Considered by Steinbeck his magnum opus*, East of Eden is a book about family and brotherhood, about good and evil, about jealousy and pride, and about the way history repeats … Continue reading About good, evil, and free will: East of Eden by John Steinbeck (book review)

Books I packed for my summer holiday

As August is getting closer and closer, my summer holiday is also getting closer and closer ❤ I've already started packing and I want to share with you what books I will take with me on holiday. Just to give you a little bit of context: I will be going for 1 week at the … Continue reading Books I packed for my summer holiday

Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

What do you get when you combine enthusiasm for book covers with desire to travel? You guessed: book covers around the world! Few weeks ago I read "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and I also wrote a book review for Steinebeck's novella. Being a very well-known book, the book has been translated in many languages ... each translation having … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Exploring human nature and greed: The Pearl by John Steinbeck (book review)

Most times I venture myself into reading fairly long books, with many characters and complex plots. At one point I was asking myself: why don't I read smaller books? Is it because I don't hear much about them? Or maybe I just avoid buying them, thinking they're not interesting enough? With these questions in mind, … Continue reading Exploring human nature and greed: The Pearl by John Steinbeck (book review)