Don't you love the feeling when you read a book review and you think "oh, this sounds like a book I must read"? That's exactly what happened when I read Izzy's review of "The Miniaturist". And here I am now, writing my own review of this lovely book.
Whether we like it or not, we do judge books by their covers. But how would you feel if you were judged by a book? Well, someone thought about the same question and actually implemented a system to help find the answer. The Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker beautifully combined technology and books, creating a book … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you
When a novel gracefully combines facts and fiction about a famous person whose life is very little documented, you may end up not knowing where to draw the line between reality and fantasy. That's what I experienced while reading Girl with a Pearl Earring, a book that fell into my hands by chance at the … Continue reading A servant’s life and a master’s obsession: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (book review)
If you enjoy reading books, there are high chances that you also enjoy visiting bookstores. I am personally very keen on discovering bookstores when I visit a city, as I feel it gets me closer to the culture and spirit of that place. During the two years spent in the Netherlands, I’ve discovered three very nice … Continue reading My favourite bookstores in The Netherlands