Reclaim Her Name is a project launched by Women's Prize for Fiction to celebrate its 25th anniversary. They re-released a collection of books written by women who used male pen names, this time with the author's real name on the cover.
One of the beautiful things about blogging is that you meet awesome people who are interested in similar topics as you are. Because of my recent interest in sewing I got to know Tierney and her quilts stories. Tierney nominated me to the Liebster award - and here I am, answering her call! Answer the … Continue reading The person behind the blog (Liebster award tag)
If we take a step backward and look at the process of designing THE cover of a book, there's a lot of work that is not visible to the readers. Let's discuss different versions of book covers that existed before the official book cover was created!
The time has come to participate in my first readathon ever. I found out about The Reading Rush from Ariel Bissett's Youtube channel and the timing was perfect for me: 3 out of 4 days of the event overlapped with the Orthodox Easter celebration. I had no excuse to not join! 🙂 § How is … Continue reading My first reading marathon: Stay Home Reading Rush
We live in troubling times. A virus managed to get us all indoors, working from home, spending our free time at home. The first ones impacted are the business that were actually bringing a ray of sunshine in our days. How can we help? Here are 5 ideas, most of them inspired by what I've seen in Romania in the past days.
În luna februarie am fost la piesa "Împăratul muștelor", bazată pe cartea omonimă scrisă de William Golding. Am ajuns pe pagina Teatrului Excelsior în urma unei recomandări de la un bun prieten care deja văzuse piesa, iar entuziasmul lui a fost suficient pentru a rezerva biletele la teatru fără să stăm pe gânduri.
In February we went to the "Lord of the Flies" play, based on the book by William Golding. We received a recommendation from a good friend who had already seen the performance and it was enough to book our places.
Few days before Christmas we went to our last theatre-related event of 2019 - "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" at Bucharest National Theatre. Once again, we went with no expectations and no idea what the play was about. We received the recommendation from a trustworthy source and we just went for … Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (theatre review)
Today I would like to share with you something I've been thinking about for quite a long time - it's about reading reviews of books I haven't heard of (and here I include also reviews of books written by authors I haven't heard of). In a nutshell, if I do not recognize the book nor … Continue reading Let’s talk about book reviews: Do you read reviews of books you haven’t heard of?
2019 was a full year from all points of view, including books and blogging. This January I hopped on the Top Tuesday bandwagon to share my (almost) bookish discoveries from 2019. Here we go!