Halloween Reads

Oh, it’s THAT time of the year again! Carved pumpkins staring at us with their mischievous smiles shining in the dark, orange-gold and red leaves and lights, children dressed as ghosts and witches, super exciting decorations providing excuses for us lovers of the Gothic aesthetics to fill our house with skulls and brooms and coffins….

#Fairytale Friday: Croatia

Today I chose to depart from the Baltic Sea and return to the Balkan region to visit one of the most beautiful countries in my neighbourhood. Our destination is Croatia, in the company of a tale of wolves, transformations and a son’s love.                        …

#FairytaleFriday: Lithuania

                                                       The Amber Princess Today’s journey brings us to one of the most beautiful countries of our planet: Lithuania. This is a tale of the Baltic Sea and a…

#FairytaleFriday: Greece

                               The Enchanted Fount Today we are travelling to my homeland in the company of a slightly obscure Greek myth. In Central Greece springs, fountains, forests, rivers, and mountains carry dozens of myths, most of them related to fairies, ghostly maidens,…

#FairytaleFriday: Russia

                       The Frog Tsarevna Today, we travel to beautiful Russia. I don’t think Russian fairy tales need any introduction. The following is a well-known Russian tale about a prince and a frog princess. We also find it in Ukraine where the frog has been substituted…

#FairytaleFriday: Japan

                           The Lantern and the Fan Japan…A country whose myths are unparalleled to any other culture. Their legends about deities like Amaterasu, Susanoo and Tsukuyomi, the underworld, the creation of the universe, the sea and the mountains. The stories of the glory and…

#FaiytaleFriday: Germany

If you follow me for a while, you will have discovered my deep love for fairytales and Folklore from all over the world. I am one of those weird people who support the obligatory teaching of fairytales in schools and their inclusion in the curriculum. The reason is simple and obvious: they are faithful mirrors…

I Spy Book Challenge

My dearest friend, Marina @Books Of Magic tagged me for a Challenge that proved to be an absolute fun! I am sure that you have already visited her wonderful, beautiful blog and you should do so on a daily, hourly basis! The challenge: Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example…

This or That Book Tag

The lovely, magnificent, magical Marina from @Books Of Magic tagged me for an absolutely fabulous tag. Now, first things first. You MUST all visit her wonderful, exciting blog, read her amazing reviews. Go!! I said go!! ….I am not really dogmatic, am I? Okay, don’t you just love being absolutely lost when you have to make a…

Book Blogger Insider Tag

The ever wonderful, amazing, astonishingly nice Marina from @Books Of Magic tagged me for the Book Blogger Insider Tag. I may sound like a broken record but a) go visit her blog NOW and b) I cannot thank her enough for being such a good friend and such a bright presence in the book blogger community!!…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated by the wonderful Marina from @Books Of Magic for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I cannot thank her enough and I cannot begin to express my gratitude for having found such a lovely, supporting book community that brightens up each and every day. I was extremely hesitant to create a blog. I thought that…

Twenty One Pilots Book Tag

This tag attracted my attention while I was browsing Arrvee’s beautiful blog https://arrveereadingthis.wordpress.com and I thought this should be fun😀 Without further ado….  1. Stressed Out – What is a popular book that you have wanted to read for a long time that everyone has been talking about? Well, this answer always changes by the week…