The Locust and the Bird by Hanan Al-Shaykh is the story of the writer’s mother, a charismatic woman living her life as best she could in the 20th century in Beirut.
I read this book over the weekend and I am so much in need to discuss the whole idea of knowing the date of death and what would I do if I’d know mine.
There are two reasons why I am so happy I finally read Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. First is the fact that I live in Norway where legends about Thor or Odin are more present than in any other country. And second, because my kids are obsessed with all the superhero and who could be a better inspiration for Marvel story if not the world of gods from Asgard.
After reading Madeline Miller’s Circe last year I was so into historic novels about Greek Mythology and this book is exactly what I wanted to read or even better.
Internet is a huge source of inspiration and lots of people have plenty bookmarks with favourite websites. No surprise I like myself very much posts full of interesting links, so I decided to share with you my inspirations from all over the world.