Every culture has folklore stories that are passed on from generation to generation, carrying the beliefs and wisdom of those times. Sometimes they provide great advice, sometimes they're totally out-of-sync with the cultural shifts and mindsets of the current times. Author Stela Brinzeanu started from one local Moldavian legend she hated - a legend infused … Continue reading Moldavian folklore and fearless women: Set in Stone by Stela Brinzeanu (book review)
Earlier this year I decided to start reading contemporary authors from my home country - Romania 🇷🇴. That's how I got to read The Innocents by Ioana Parvulescu - a book I received from a dear friend on my wedding day, when she (secretly) coordinated with all my friends so that each one brings a … Continue reading Childhood memories from the 1960s Transylvania: The Innocents (Inocentii) by Ioana Parvulescu (book review)
Hello and Happy International Book Day! On this special occasion I bring exciting news from Romania: ✨The Guinness World Record for the largest chain of people reading was broken! ✨ The previous record for the largest chain of people reading was 3.071 people (in India) ... and yesterday there were a total of 3.320 participants! The event took … Continue reading Bookish World Record broken in Romania!
Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects, and other cultural stuff. As there are some interesting events happening in my home country, Romania, in the following period, I decided to share them with you ... who knows, maybe you get inspired to participate and/or organize something similar! § Official attempt of … Continue reading Bookish news and other goodies #5 – focus on Romania
Hello hello! More than 20 years ago, on the 23rd of April 1995, UNESCO organized for the first time the World Book Day (also known as World Book and Copyright Day). According to UNESCO, 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature: Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died on the 23rd of April … Continue reading World Book Day celebrated by Uber in Bucharest