Here's the spring-summer edition of getting to know the writers! With loads of excitement I tell you about the online events I participated in, featuring super writers such as Pip Williams, Brit Bennett, Hafsa Zayyan, and Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Aida Edemariam. The winter-spring edition of my online "adventures" featured the likes of Margaret … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Brit Bennett, Maaza Mengiste, and more!
Travelling to other countries sounds like something that was happening ages ago, isn't it? Thank God we have books! Join me on my journey to discover Africa through written stories!
A list of amazing women from fiction books. Fighters and scientists, mothers and carers, these women shaped the imaginary words from which they come from. Happy 8th of March! 💐
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!
2020, the year of staying at home, was also the year of reading and discovering amazing authors! I join this week's Top Ten Tuesday by sharing 10 new-to-me authors that I read in 2020. Overall, I am grateful that I managed to expand my reading horizon by exploring more authors of colour and contemporary authors. … Continue reading New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 (Top Ten Tuesday)
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.
A very intriguing and immersive story, The Shadow King will bring fear, goose bumps, pity and sadness, but also excitement and awe. This book surely joins my "must recommend to everyone" book list, as it is a masterpiece from so many perspectives!
Shortlisted Booker 2020 historical fiction, Nordic mythology, and a disappointing eARC - my December reading in a nutshell. Next: Murakami!