It’s been a while since I told you I was reading five books at the same time and feeling a bit overwhelmed by my own bravery. Here’s a little update on how it all went down from there: I finished Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee first, because my friend Anne and I were … More What Happened to those Five Books?
I started a book Instagram this summer. I’ve had a personal Instagram for about three years now and I’m really enjoying all the aesthetically pleasing pictures of books and coffee cups on it, so I decided to join the party :). I’m really enjoying it so far, and it has also proven to be a … More Things I learned while Bookstagramming
My summer holiday has started and I have a lot of extra time for reading :). What’s more, I’m so overwhelmed by my free time and the amount of books where I told myself “ah, I’ll get round to it in the summer” that I’m reading five books at the same time (and consequently reading … More I’m Reading 5 Books at the Same Time (Help!)
This is more of a book recommendation than a book review, as I’m very taken with this short story collection :). The stories in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are bound together by themes, motifs, and characters that seem to slip through your fingers at the end of a story, only to resurface, … More Book || What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi
One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a nineteen-year-old, unmarried woman walks into a doctor’s surgery. ‘I need to have an abortion,’ she announces. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. All the Kazanci men die in their early forties, victims of the mysterious family curse, so it is a house of … More Book || The Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Shafak
I generally don’t read as much poetry as I would like. However, this weekend I was in a bookstore with my friend Lisette, and she recommended a nice Dutch poet, so I suddenly found myself buying the 400 page-long collected works of Ingmar Heytze. Reading more poetry is one of my continuous new-years resolutions, but … More On Reading Poetry for Leisure || Advice Needed