stolen books

Most-Stolen Books ;)

bib·lio·klept  noun ˈbiblēəˌklept, -lēōˌ- : one who steals books Have you ever wondered which books get stolen the most? Is there a pattern there or are they random? Well, good old wikipedia has an answer: Amis, Bukowski, Burroughs, Raymond Carver, Don DeLillo and Jack Kerouac are among the most stolen [sic] authors. Ron Rosenbaum, an author and New York […]

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Office deco for translators

Do you sometimes feel your office space a little drab and uninspiring? I certainly do. I spend so many hours working there that a) I get bored with it b) it gets so cluttered I can’t breathe c) I start to hate it! After following all the tips on how to detox my office I decided […]

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Comfort Books and Comfort Food

Sometimes I really need some me time with a (good) book, a  (crispy) glass of wine and a (hearty) bowl of something delicious to keep me company. I can be very anxious at times with or without reason and I have found that this combination helps me relax and unwind. So as I have been […]

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The fault in our stars illustrated

I loved reading The Fault In Our Stars and I know many of you have as well. I don’t know what it is with this book, it is overly sad and painful, however it seems to have touched and inspired so many people! I often come across beautiful illustrations of various quotes from the book […]

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The soundtrack of translation

While I was translating the fourth book in the Selection series, The Heir, by Kiera Cass,  I have been listening to various tracks, depending on the mood of the book and the narrative pace. It really helps me create an atmosphere and I feel its a nice way for my translation will be in harmony with […]

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10 favorite paper goodies!

I love stationery! Notebooks, scrapbook paper, pens, washi tape, you name it, I’ll hoard it! The only thing I don’t particularly like is diaries with dates as they make me feel stressed about time, deadlines and the inevitability of time passing. I do use them for work, though, so I try to pick colorful fun […]

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Feverish weekend

Literally, I spent the weekend with a fever, feeling awful every waking moment (and the very few sleeping ones, too) ! I got the cold a) because we went to the movies on Friday and it was so hot in the room I couldn’t bear it! I always get sick after being forced to stay […]

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OK I know you know I don’t like winter. However, here it is again and I am determined to  find 5 reasons to love it because I really don’t want to spend it crying under a duvet with a bowl of nutella (or lemon cupcakes, even though I’d really love it. My hips wouldn’t, I think). […]

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Weekend Plans

A hearty tasty coconut curry with jasmine rice …. A book to keep me company Trying to avoid ze carbs and getting some work done on my new projects 🙂 Happy weekend everyone!

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