Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

Hello and welcome to another bookish discussion! Today's topic is assigning ratings to books: yay or nay? When I started blogging, I noticed that most book bloggers gave quantitative ratings to books - 3/5 stars, 5/10 coffees, you name it. Even though from the beginning I decided to not rate books (just following my instinct), … Continue reading Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?

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3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

What comes to your mind when you think about "War and Peace"? Long and boring? Detailed war scenes that are not read by anyone anyway? Too many characters? Why the need for philosophical interventions? If you answered "yes" to at least one of the questions, I totally understand you! I read the book last autumn … Continue reading 3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

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

Four fiction books I read and I would not recommend

Most books I read fall into two major categories. The first category is the "must reads" - the ones that I feel were totally worth my time, books I recommend enthusiastically and I know others will find them as brilliant as I did. The other category is the "others" - books I would not recommend … Continue reading Four fiction books I read and I would not recommend

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

About diverse books and where to find them

Since I've started blogging I've read many blogs that are either dedicated or just touch upon the topic of diverse books. Being the first time I've encountered this term, I did a little research* about it and I want to share my findings with you. About diverse books ... Let's start by making sure we … Continue reading About diverse books and where to find them