Time for another Goodreading! If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino is definitely one of the strangest books I’ve read. It’s also been one of the least predictable books I’ve read, and in enjoyed it thoroughly. Being made aware of your own act of reading is always a bit awkward, but the subject of reading is one that really should be discussed more in literature. As contradictory as that might sound.
I love tea, I love reading. A no brainer then, to pick up this little book, The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura. Little did I know that along with discussing tea, it’d discuss culture, life, beauty and everything in between.
Have I been using Goodreads wrong? Or has it been using me, all along? I’ll share my experience with Goodreads with you, and make some observations, life-changes and steep resolutions!
A thin layer of light grey dust had appeared next to my bed, atop of that which is so precious to me. How could I have let this happen? How did these trecherous specks of dust manage to flock together atop that stack of my beloved books? What have I been doing the last few weeks?!
We know the process of translation as a means to an end, but can it work as a theme, as well? ‘Eppure cadiamo felici’ is an Italian YA-novel tries that out, and it seemed only fitting to read the Dutch translation to see if it holds up.
Washington Black, a tough book to love, since the subject is too complex to simply love! Yes, I just blamed a book for being too real. Read my thoughts, read the book, then share yours!
“Two tropes don’t always make a right. Except when they do.” Annew Gosh, was I aching for a good fantasy