I would like to hear your take on this topic: do you work on updating old posts? While writing the review of "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi I realized that my style of writing book reviews changed a lot compared to my first year of blogging - "The Circle" by Dave Eggers was my first book … Continue reading Let’s talk about blogging: Do you update old posts?
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?
Hello and welcome to another bookish discussion! Today's topic is assigning ratings to books: yay or nay? When I started blogging, I noticed that most book bloggers gave quantitative ratings to books - 3/5 stars, 5/10 coffees, you name it. Even though from the beginning I decided to not rate books (just following my instinct), … Continue reading Let’s talk about rating books: yay or nay?
What comes to your mind when you think about "War and Peace"? Long and boring? Detailed war scenes that are not read by anyone anyway? Too many characters? Why the need for philosophical interventions? If you answered "yes" to at least one of the questions, I totally understand you! I read the book last autumn … Continue reading 3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read
Hello! In the past few months I've been quite picky about the books I chose to read, mainly because I did not have much free time and I wanted to invest my reading efforts in books that are worth it ... like my next favourite book 🙂 Thinking that you might also face this dilemma … Continue reading 10 ideas on how to find your next favourite book
Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! Quite recently I read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and in that blog post I was mentioning how unattractive I found the book covers of the series. So I was curious to see whether other editions are better-looking ... and fortunately, the answer is "yes!". … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
Most books I read fall into two major categories. The first category is the "must reads" - the ones that I feel were totally worth my time, books I recommend enthusiastically and I know others will find them as brilliant as I did. The other category is the "others" - books I would not recommend … Continue reading Four fiction books I read and I would not recommend
What do you get when you combine enthusiasm for book covers with desire to travel? You guessed: book covers around the world! Few weeks ago I read "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and I also wrote a book review for Steinebeck's novella. Being a very well-known book, the book has been translated in many languages ... each translation having … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck