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 🙂 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 🙂 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

What I’m reading in November and December 2021: about trees, Vietnam, and a little bit of Atwood

So it happened - for the first time in 2 years I missed posting the monthly reading update (for November, that is). It's been a tough period, from a personal and work point of view, and it definitely impacted my motivation to read and write. But here I am now, back in business, with bookish … Continue reading What I’m reading in November and December 2021: about trees, Vietnam, and a little bit of Atwood

What I’m reading in October 2021: a reversed story of slavery and a bit of non-fiction

October came with its rainy days and hot drinks, the perfect atmosphere for reading and knitting. The past month was not great in terms of reading progress, but given the circumstances I am happy that I did read something 🙂 Let's get the sharing started! Currently reading I am reading The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn … Continue reading What I’m reading in October 2021: a reversed story of slavery and a bit of non-fiction

5 years of blogging and reading plans for Autumn

So ... I've been blogging for 5 years. That's a lot. Half a decade - that sounds even longer! I am super grateful that I managed to maintain this hobby for such a long time, writing book reviews and other book-related discussions. I would also like to thank all of you who read my posts, … Continue reading 5 years of blogging and reading plans for Autumn

Why should you read stories about cultures that are different from your own?

Well, the short answer is - to avoid the "danger of a single story" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). Now let me get to the longer and (hopefully) more interesting answer 🙂 It starts with the talk The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that I discovered after reading her book Americanah (my review). … Continue reading Why should you read stories about cultures that are different from your own?