Top 5 | Banned Books

Today’s top 5 is in honour of freedom – freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of writing and reading. We have all witnessed the renewed interest for books like 1984 since the inauguration of the 45th president of the USA and I wanted to stress the importance of the fact that we are able to read everything we want and use that to express ourselves and to protest. Continue reading “Top 5 | Banned Books”

Colourful Books | Blue

Hi there! A while ago there used to be a ‘rainbow books tag’ going on on YouTube and book blogs. I’m not a great fan of the rainbow bookshelves (to bold to my taste, though I tend to select on colour a little bit within each genre), but I liked the idea of selecting some books according to their colour and talk about them. It’s just another way to discover new books, isn’t it? I decided to give this tag a try, but with a twist. Each time I’ll select a colour and five books and tell you a little bit about the writer, plot and how it came into my collection. Ready? Let’s give it a try! Continue reading “Colourful Books | Blue”

Beautiful Books

We’ve all been told never to judge a book by its cover, but if you’re anything like me you’re walking straight to the fancy bindings when browsing the bookshop. And why not? If I can choose between a cheaper but plain paperback and a beautifully designed cover, I’d choose the latter one. I like reading and collecting books – a beautiful book, inside but also outside, definitely makes me happy. That’s why Jean from Jean Bookishthoughts  over on YouTube started with the ‘Beautiful Books’ series and I thought I’d share you some of mine! Continue reading “Beautiful Books”