One of my favourite childhood books was a collection of stories about Greek mythology. I was fascinated by Artemis and Athena, by Poseidon and Apollo. Later on, my fascination with mythologies from other cultures continued - discovering the Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (my review), and more recently learning about the Indian gods and beliefs. … Continue reading Women’s voices from Greek mythology: Phaedra by Laura Shepperson and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (book review)
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 Set in Stone by Stela Brinzeanu (book review) – Moldavian folklore and fearless women
One of my favourite parts of blogging is receiving amazing book recommendations from readers all over the world ❤ For instance, I found out about The Mountains Sing from Carl from The Pine-Scented Chronicles - he recommended this book as answer to a discussion post about why we should read stories about cultures that are different from our … Continue reading The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (book review) – the history of a Vietnamese family over a stormy century
Reclaim Her Name is a project launched by Women's Prize for Fiction to celebrate its 25th anniversary. They re-released a collection of books written by women who used male pen names, this time with the author's real name on the cover.