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Chapter 1 – A new book blog

I’ve been thinking about opening a book blog for a long time, and I finally decided to take the first step.

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C. S. Lewis

Why a book blog?

As obvious as it might sounds, let me tell you: I love books and I believe that time spent doing what you love is never wasted. I always carry a book in my bag (and I have to say that things have gotten pretty easier for me since the invention of e-readers!) and I try to read as much I can even when I just have 5 spare minutes. Even if it’s 10 words, or a few lines, it always makes me happy.

I also want to share my opinions about the books I read because, in my personal experience, finding good books can be difficult. I’m here to help and I can’t wait to share my reviews with you!

What types of books will you find here?

I mostly read classics, contemporary novels, historical novels, fantasy books and non-fiction books about music. Occasionally, I also like to read science fiction, biographies and a few crime novels.
At the cost of sounding snobbish, I try to avoid reading “trends” because I live by Haruki Murakami’s words from “Norwegian Wood”:

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

What does your blog name mean?

My blog name is a silly combination of two things I absolutely love: plants and books. And I usually read books so quickly –at least when I’m smitten with them– that you could say I actually devour them, which is why I called myself a book-eating plant.
Seriously, just take me to any library or floristry shop and there is a good chance that I might empty my purse to the last cent. Ok, maybe not that seriously, I might be exaggerating, but you get the picture.

I guess that’s it. Stay tuned!

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