April Book Haul!

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Spring is here, and with it a new will to be more active! Despite the very busy schedule, lately I’ve been trying to make more time for personal time, which means I am trying to get back to my books, be open to new adventures, be more active and do sport, but also to sit down and take time to meditate (or at least try). There have been a few changes in my life that I am slowly getting accustomed to.

To get back to the point of this post, April is the month I return to my love for literature. With so many beautiful finds, I am excited for May’s reads and for any new book discoveries I may come across.

Note that I am including both my boyfriend’s and mine- as we share books! 🙂

First of all, we were lucky to have a little time – an hour to be more precise, to wander around the book fair that took place about a week ago in the central square. I found these two beautiful editions of A room with a view and Foe, but I am new to both authors. It appears that most of the books we got this time are by authors we are not familiar with. But that makes it more fun!

IMG_0055At the same fair, my boyfriend choose the Poe collection, since he loves everything design and the cover caught his eye (we probably already have more Poe books than we should), but he also got Solaris at a local bookstore, a classic that he has been meaning to read for a while now.

IMG_0053For my boyfriend’s birthday, I thought that the beautifully illustrated book Cabin Porn would be a great fit. He loves cabins and small houses, and the gift was a success! I’ve already sneaked a peek inside and all I can say is … stay tuned for a review!

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At the bookstore, I bought Susan Sontag’s AIDS and its metaphors, a read that was recommended by a professor. I’m currently reading it, and it is very interesting.

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They were giving out free books at the bookstore, so we each chose one book: Scrisori către fiul meu (by a Romanian author) and Dante Alighieri’s Vita Nuova.

The last one is a two-part book, containing two writings of Seneca: On the shortness of life and Of a happy life. It is illustrated by students from the Bucharest National University of Arts.


Have you read any of these books and what did you think of them? Have you got any interesting book finds this month?

Share in the comments below!

Until next time,

Jo

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