I have recently started a new book - "Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead" by Olga Tokarczuk. It is a mystery novel written by a pretty famous Polish writer who has won many prestigious literary rewards. It was given to me by my Polish friend who knows I have a YouTube and … Continue reading Nostalgic Reading
Teaching is such a capricious thing. It is definitely one of the professions that is mood-dependent. It has good days, great days, and absolutely the worst days. What works one time will not go well the next. What you considered as a boring activity is suddenly a hit among students. And what you have worked … Continue reading Teaching, Mood Swings, and Literary Miracles
Ok, I have to admit from the start that I have never been into audiobooks before. In fact, I used to be a book snob and look down on people who opted for audiobooks instead of "real" physical hardcopied with words printed on pages books. And I feel bad about it. This year I have … Continue reading audiobooks…greenlight
I am going to tell you the name of one person, and I want you to remember it. Her name is Nikita Gill. If you google her or search her name on Instagram, she will pop up right away. Why, you ask? Not because she is a famous influencer, living her life on display and … Continue reading one name you need to know
I have always loved books. Truly, sometimes books are more loyal than best friends. In many ways, they are. Always available, always there for you. They understand you, and you try to understand them. They make you laugh. You cry with them. They are next to you, ready to share an intimate moment any time … Continue reading Ode to Books
I have recently started my own YouTube channel, a Booktube (natable books) - yes, it is all about books, reading, and reviewing the new releases in literature! I am both excited and terrified. I have never thought I could have the courage to talk in front of camera and then put myself on display for … Continue reading My first experience with YouTubing
Do you think reading fiction is obsolete? With such an abundance of audio and visual material nowadays, reading itself is struggling to keep its niche. We watch everything. We listen to everybody. It is a visual turn in culture - it is a digital age. During the day, we do some reading: scrolling down news, … Continue reading Fiction or Not?