5 books read this month, and what a mix of bookish experiences - I "travelled" from the UK (Oxford) and Turkey (Istanbul) to Australia and New Zealand, then to Japan, Uganda, and even North America! Not bad for a month spent entirely at home 🙂
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is about grief, anger, and a vanishing world. A slow but sure collapse. It is one of the most anchored to reality books I read in a while, and also one of the most touching stories.
Hello and welcome to my first reading status of 2021! The new year began with a very prolific reading experience, as I read 5 books this month. A diverse blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and murder mystery! Interestingly, 3 out of the 5 books I read were written by Japanese writers! While I did not consciously choose to focus on books from Japan, I am so happy that I expanded my reading horizon.
When blogging meets books there's a high chance of having an ever-increasing To-Be-Read list ... and I am guilty as charged! That's why I chose to participate in today's Top Ten Tuesday and share with you 7 recent additions to my To-Read List, with a spin: I refer to books that I added on my … Continue reading The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List inspired by other bloggers (Top Ten Tuesday)
When two of your hobbies meet in the same blog post ... there's a lot of enthusiasm involved for sure! At the intersection of bookish blogging and travelling, I found today's Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place In Another Country (I guess another country than the one I live in). Top Ten Tuesday was created by The … Continue reading When travelling meets literature: Books that take place in another country (Top Ten Tuesday)
When a couple of months ago I asked the blog's readers for recommendations of books written by Australian authors, "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan was one of the books I was told about (thank you, Robin!). The novel was awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize, being described by the jury … Continue reading Building the Death Railway: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (book review)
Hey there! One week ago I asked you what books written by Australian writers do you recommend reading. Today I come back with a follow-up post, to tell you what books I discovered and I'm going to read. Starting from the recommendations I've received on the blog (thanks a lot!), I did a little bit … Continue reading Books written by Australian writers I’m going to read – follow-up post