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
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?
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?
I join this week’s Top Ten Tuesday with 10 places where I love reading 😀 Writing this post brought back so many precious memories, I hope you'll enjoy reading it!
Here's the spring-summer edition of getting to know the writers! With loads of excitement I tell you about the online events I participated in, featuring super writers such as Pip Williams, Brit Bennett, Hafsa Zayyan, and Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Aida Edemariam. The winter-spring edition of my online "adventures" featured the likes of Margaret … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Brit Bennett, Maaza Mengiste, and more!
At the beginning of 2021 I discovered the amazing world of online events featuring writers. Fueled by the ongoing pandemic, several book discussions moved in the online realm, being accessible for significantly larger audiences. Don't get me wrong, I definitely prefer attending events in person, there's a certain energy that cannot be replace by a … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more!
Inspired by the EU study "100 Radical Innovation Breakthroughs for the future", I wrote 5 brief stories on how the book industry could look like in the 2040s. Welcome to the future!
The "learnings" were derived from 3 books that focused on the murder mysteries set in university campuses: The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici, and The Truants by Kate Weinberg.
Do you ever think about what the world will look like in 100 years? Will people still live in cities or maybe there will be a migration to rural areas? Will the planet still have enough basic resources for all its inhabitants? Or from a book-related perspective - will people still read physical books? The … Continue reading Let’s talk about the Future Library – Books written during a century, to be published in 2114
Mangoes and books - how could I resist doing this tag? It was super educational and fun to write this post, as I learnt so many things about mangoes in India! ❤