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?
During the past 2 months I documented my learning journey with the online course Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters by University of Adelaide. In this post I share my key takaways as wrap-up of the course.
I started 2020 in style - in February I read "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, the book that became one of my favourite books of all time. As I also read "The Goldfinch" quite recently (in 2019), I identified interesting common aspects but also differences between the two books. These aspects are briefly described … Continue reading Let’s talk about “The Secret History” and “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
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?
Welcome to another bookish discussion! Today's topic is antilibraries: yay or nay? Some time ago I read a short book-related article called "The Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are The Most Important". The concept "antilibrary" was coined by Nassim Taleb in his book "The Black Swan" and it is defined as follows: The library should contain … Continue reading Let’s talk about antilibraries: yay or nay?