Emma says ‘Hi’!

A more current picture of my little girl! She is getting bigger with each passing day.

Have a great week end everyone and happy reading!

Andreea

Reading Recommendations & Some Pictures

I don’t know about you, but as a book lover, I am always eager to read books that revolve around books. I just love to read a story that takes place in a bookshop, a library, a publishing house or to read just a story about a writer or a book lover. These books are very dear to me and they belong to my favorite reads. Unfortunately, I haven’t read too many of these books, as I didn’t found ones that I liked. I only read the following:

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Ex-Libris by Ross King (which I didn’t like)

That’s why I wanted to ask you if you know of similar books that I might enjoy. I know I already have too many books on my wish list (about 200), but I just can’t resist to add more. I am looking for fiction books, because I have already found many non-fiction books. So if you have read or heard about books that centre on libraries, book stores, publishing companies or books that deal with book lovers and writers, then please feel free to share these books with me!

I already found some ‘books about books’ while I was searching the internet and this is what I discovered:

Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston

The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley

Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Daphne by Justine Picardie (which I own and will read soon)

However, I am sure that there are many others out there that I missed, so please do let me know what else I should add to my list.

Thank you!

P.S. I wanted to apologize to you for not being able to visit your blogs as often as I used to. But my little Emma doesn’t like to sleep during the day. She used to sleep longer in the past, but now I can forget about it. She is very active and always wants to touch things and explore everything. I am physically exhausted because I have no help. I am with her 24/7 and the only ‘me’ time I have during the day is when she sleeps for 30 minutes. And then I like to read because it’s the only way for me to relax. I wish I had more time for your blogs, but I just can’t manage it. I am glad that I can at least manage to write and post my reviews. I wish I could comment more on your blogs and read all the posts, but I can’t always find the time to do so. Therefore, I am really sorry and I hope you understand. I also wanted to thank you for the fact that you come and visit my blog so often, even if I can’t do the same. You have no idea how much it means to me. So thank you very much!

And now, I’ll leave you with a few pictures of Emma. (The pictures are older; she was 4-5 months old. Now she is 6 months old):

 

 

 

 

 

Andreea

ETA: I forgot to say that I also like books that revolve around universities or Literature students (because they often contain literary references and because I am a Literature student myself). And I also wanted to add some books that I discovered through book blogging and that I forgot to mention yesterday:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Possession by A.S. Byatt

Chasing Shakespeares by Sarah Smith

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell

The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber

The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte

The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault

I just thought I would share!