I am back for an article which will not be a book review but, if we may say, a kind of theatre play review. Indeed, a couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an amazing play at St James’s Theatre: Around the World in 80 days. (Thank you again Andrew, if you read this!). Do not fear my bookish friends, this play is based on the eponymous novel by Jules Verne (published in France in 1872) so we’ll stay in the bookish area.
Hi, folks !
It’s this time of the year when we all feel at the same time depressed (Christmas is over until another year, isn’t it?) and full of optimism and hope about the coming year. For me, the beginning of the new year has always rhymed with new resolutions so I thought it would be funny to take some “bookish” resolutions this year (among others, of course!) and to share them with you here.
My first resolution is of course to read more. Since I started this blog, I have realized that I do not read enough. How did I come to this conclusion? Well, I don’t post reviews regularly at all and I often end up rushing up to finish reading a book because I want to have finished it in order to post a review about it, situation which I don’t especially like, as I’d rather enjoy taking time to read a book which I really like.
Christmas is coming and it’s high time to present to you my little Christmas Gift Guide (I reckon this will probably not be the last one…)
1) Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Vintage Publishing)
I have already told you about this wonderful graphic novel in my Persopolis review (it was here). Probably one of the best graphic novels to offer to someone who doesn’t know much about graphic novels. This graphic novel, in which the author recounts her childhood and teenage years under the oppressive regime of the new Islamic Republic of Iran, is a good introduction to the autobiographic graphic novels (which is a big part of the genre).
Hi guys !
Sorry for not having been more present here these last two weeks, I had been quite busy between various nights out and a little trip to Cyprus. I didn’t read as much as I wish I had either, unfortunately. This is why I am back here for a little article which, I hope, will inspire you but also motivate me to take time to read the books I want to read.
I am here to present you the books that are on my “to read” shelves and that I hope I will be reading this month!
1) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Ok, I admit that I am a bit cheating here because this is the novel I am actually reading at the moment. I have been reading this huge epic novel for quite a long time but this is a very long and complex novel that actually requires time to read. But do not be mistaken, this is a great reading!
Tonight I am here to tell you about my first experience with a book club. This book club is a bit particular because it only meets once a year at the Southbank Centre during the London Literature Festival. I must admit that I randomly discovered the First Look Book Club when I was browsing through the London Literature Festival’s website, looking for events to attend. This is how I found this book club based on a very interesting principle: reading a book before its official release. Without knowing anything about the book that would be discussed, I bought my ticket.
Today I’d like to tell you about an inevitable bookshop of London. Actually, “bookstore” would be a much more appropriate word, as this bookshop is really huge. I am talking about Foyles. For my first article of my series about Londonian bookshops, I would have liked to tell you about a small and cute independent bookshop nobody has heard about, but I chose to tell you about what is my favourite bookshop in London so far, the one I always go back to, the one in which I can spend a whole afternoon without getting bored. I wish it was more original but it is Foyles.