It's a pure coincidence that I was reading simultaneously three books at the same time which depicts stories about love in the time of war. ''My children'' by Guzel Yakhina followed '' Zuleikha opens her eyes'', the first book I've read by the same author; ''The Tattooist of Auschwitz'' by Heather Morris ''found me'' after my visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau and I was captivated by all the details I saw with my eyes there; the third one is the Bulgarian novel ''The Peach Thief'' by Emilian Stanev that tells the story of love that keeps you alive in time of war, disease and hunger.
I speak French and adore reading French books and books in French. I worked in Alliance française in Varna, Bulgaria in the past and there was a big library with plenty of classic and modern French and Francophone literature. As Alliance française organized a lot of cultural events, we also invited many famous writers and authors to be our guests and make workshops around their books. I met some of the people mentioned below like Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and Frédéric Beigbeder in person and had copies of their books autographed specially for me! What an honour!
I love reading and I always have a book in my bag just in case. However, three books stand out of my list not because they are classics or bestsellers, they certainly are, but because there is so much wisdom, hidden answers and concentrated knowledge on some interesting (at least for me) topics like depression and happiness, leadership and business, peace of mind and good will.
How to escape reality in a Dutch rainy day? Host a book club! I am a big fan of all sort of ''Book challenges'', ''Read-the-world lists'' and ''Absolutely must-read lists'' and one day while listing different ''pins'' on Pinterest in the train, I got the idea to host a Book club at my place and [...]