Hello, dear readers! As I am always looking for bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff, I decided to create this new series where I share with you interesting things I discover (including links for more details). Without further ado, here’s the first post of the series! Enjoy!
§ Books recommended by people we look up to
The CEO Library aims to gather in a single place all books that influenced the people we look up to. It’s basically a huge database of books of all sorts (fiction, self-development, engineering, and others) recommended by famous and/or important people. I am fond of this project as it is started by 2 Romanians, Cristina Chipurici and Bobby Voicu, two old friends passionate about reading and entrepreneurship.
§ Literary event in Cambridge (the U.K.)
If you are in the UK on 24- 26 November, check out the winter edition of the Cambridge Literary Festival. Expect high-profile participants, such as two Man Booker Prize-winners, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, and two of this year’s shortlisted authors – Ali Smith and Fiona Mozley. Not to mention that Cambridge is a wonderful city to visit!
§ Romanian cultural project dedicated to book design
The Most Beautiful Books (Ro: Cele mai frumoase cărți) is a cultural project dedicated to book design. Its main activity is the national book design contest, which ends with a travelling exhibition of the most beautiful Romanian books. The exhibition has already started in Bucharest on 25th of October and it is open to the public until 11th of November 2017. Check out their website for more info (unfortunately, it’s only in Romanian).
§ Photography album that celebrates beauty
The Atlas of Beauty by Mihaela Noroc (Romanian photographer) is a project about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women. Since 2013, Mihaela has travelled the world (60 countries!), taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity and beauty all around us. You can find portraits of women in their native environments, from the Amazon rainforest to markets in India to London city centre and parks in Harlem … It’s a truly gorgeous collection of photographs! If you want to see some of Mihaela’s pictures, check out these links: The Guardian (2017), Bored Panda1, BoredPanda2, and of course Atlas of Beauty facebook page.
‘Till next time … happy reading!
Note: I was not sponsored in any way to write this post. I chose to promote these events/projects/album because I personally find them interesting and worth sharing.