When travelling meets literature: Book Trails in Europe

What would you say about a literary holiday this summer? A useful tool for planning bookish holidays is The Book Trail - a platform that matches destinations with books. Each book trail has a literary map with selected points of interest that you can visit to get immersed in that particular story. Just like a … Continue reading When travelling meets literature: Book Trails in Europe

Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! Quite recently I read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and in that blog post I was mentioning how unattractive I found the book covers of the series. So I was curious to see whether other editions are better-looking ... and fortunately, the answer is "yes!". … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

A coming-of-age story in Naples, Italy: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (book review)

What comes to mind when you think about Italy? La vita è bella, pizza, Vespa, Romeo & Juliet? After reading My Brilliant Friend, you can add something else to the list: Naples and the Neapolitan novels. Neapolitan Novels - the quartet "My Brilliant Friend" is the first book of the four Neapolitan novels (where Neapolitan … Continue reading A coming-of-age story in Naples, Italy: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (book review)