What I’m reading in May 2022: British and Romanian contemporary fiction, and a classic post-apocalyptic sci-fi story

In the past month, reading fiction felt like a much-needed escape from the real world. However, focusing on something else than reading the news from Ukraine was tough ... so the 2 books I managed to read are a real achievement! Let's get the sharing started!

What I’m reading in April 2022: about talking objects, time travelling, historical fiction & some burning questions

In the past month, reading fiction felt like a much-needed escape from the real world. However, focusing on something else than reading the news from Ukraine was tough ... so the 2 books I managed to read are a real achievement! Let's get the sharing started!

Vintage poetry book turned out to be a hidden treasure

Poems by Ana Blandiana was published almost 50 years ago, in 1974. The book fell into my hands by coincidence, while visiting a vintage bookstore from Bucharest. As Ana Blandiana is one of the most famous Romanian poets, I really wanted to read some of her work - thus my choice to buy the book. … Continue reading Vintage poetry book turned out to be a hidden treasure

What I’m reading in March 2022: climate fiction, stories from 1960s Transylvania, and a longlisted book for Women’s Prize for Fiction

In the past month, reading fiction felt like a much-needed escape from the real world. However, focusing on something else than reading the news from Ukraine was tough ... so the 2 books I managed to read are a real achievement! Let's get the sharing started!

Let’s talk about blogging: Do we have a moral responsibility to raise awareness about authors from our country?

I want to start a discussion about something that's been on my mind for a long time - do we, as book bloggers, have a moral responsibility to raise awareness about authors from our country? The situation Sometimes I feel that me, as a book blogger from Romania, have a responsibility to discuss about authors … Continue reading Let’s talk about blogging: Do we have a moral responsibility to raise awareness about authors from our country?

My most anticipated book releases of 2022

2022 comes with so many amazing new books! Here I am sharing which are the five stories to be published in 2022 that I am super excited to read πŸ™‚ The Last Wild Horses by Maja Lunde I've been waiting for this book with so so much enthusiasm! The Last Wild Horses is part of … Continue reading My most anticipated book releases of 2022

How to increase your NetGalley feedback ratio

I want to share with you 2 tricks I discovered to increase my NetGalley feedback ratio. And no, it's not the obvious "do not request more books than you can handle", and it does not involve anything dodgy. Disclaimer: I do not promote in any way cheating on NetGalley, such as giving feedback on books … Continue reading How to increase your NetGalley feedback ratio

New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2021 (Top Ten Tuesday)

I join this week's Top Ten Tuesday by sharing 10 new-to-me authors that I read in 2021. Overall, 2021 was a good year for discovering authors out of my bookish radar, so I had a difficult time picking only 10 of them πŸ™‚ Therefore I picked the new-to-me authors that I would like to read … Continue reading New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2021 (Top Ten Tuesday)

What I’m reading in January 2022: about breathing, an enchanted labyrinth, and civil war in Nigeria

Reading at the beginning of 2022 seems to go better than reading at the end of 2021 πŸ™‚ The winter holiday might've helped, plus the Christmassy vibes and the super cold days that do now invite for outdoor activities. During the past month I read 3 books - a super interesting blend of fantasy involving … Continue reading What I’m reading in January 2022: about breathing, an enchanted labyrinth, and civil war in Nigeria