Cover, Cover

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Hi guys!

I’m really glad to start my new series, which is going to focus on beautiful/interesting book covers, with this post about Nineteen Eighty-Four by Gorge Orwell. There will be no big speech in these posts, I just want to share with you some covers that I find especially eye-catching. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a timeless classic and it has had myriads of fascinating covers throughout the decades, so I thought it would be the perfect subject for this first post.

Below is a selection of my favourite contemporary covers of Nineteen Eighty-Four. Do you guys have a favourite edition or book cover for this novel? Continue Reading

Favourites of the Month

Favourites of the Month: January

Hi guys! 2017 started very well with a month of January rich in discoveries and I have four favourites to share with you: two movies, a photography exhibition and – what a surprise! – a podcast.

Whiplash (Movie)

I have recently watched Whiplash, Damien Chazelle‘s second movie, which was released in 2014 (thanks Netflix), and I absolutely loved it. This drama movie won a bunch of awards and was unanimously acclaimed by critics when it was released, so chances are that you have already seen or at least heard about it but I HAD TO to mention it here. Whiplash narrates the story of Andrew Neiman, a first-year jazz student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York whose objective is to become a professional drummer. Continue Reading

Non fiction

Review: Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O’Toole

I have finally read one of the most talked about non-fiction books of 2016 : Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O’Toole. I had high expectations when I started reading this book and I wouldn’t say that it met all of my expectations but I still enjoyed it and I do believe it is an important book.

This non-fiction book is mainly based on the author’s personal experience but it also contains a lot of references to philosophical and sociological concepts. One could probably describe Girls Will Be Girls as a cross-over between feminist essay and autobiography. The main theory brought forward by Emer O’Toole in this book is that gender is a performance. Continue Reading

This And That

2017 Resolutions/Projects

Today is probably one of the last days I can rightfully post a 2017 New Resolutions/Projects blog post so here it is! I love taking resolutions every New Year and I decided to stick to the rule for this new year. My main resolution as a reader is to take more risks and broaden my reading horizon, and I want to it to be obvious on this blog.

So here is what you can expect on my blog for 2017 if everything goes according to plan : Continue Reading

Fiction

Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Hey guys, I have finally read a Donna Tartt’s novel! I had planned to do so for a while and I can tell you that I was not disappointed. The Secret History is Donna Tartt’s first published novel. It apparently took eight years to be written! It was published in 1992 and it is absolutely thrilling. The Secret History is the first novel I read in a little while (I have been reading a lot of non fiction lately) and from the moment I reached the middle of the book, I simply couldn’t put it down.  Continue Reading

Favourites of the Month

Favourites Of The Month: December

Hi folks!

Yes, 2017 is here and this post already feels so out-dated but hey, there is no way you are going to escape my December Favourites! In December, I watched one of the best movies I had watched in a long time and I also really enjoyed a podcast and a Youtube channel.

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Movie)

This movie gave me a big slap. Can you say this in english? I don’t care, I’m saying it. It is a creepy, disturbing, thrilling, fascinating movie that really really shook me. I felt a need to talk about it for days after watching it. It is not a new movie, it was released in 2011 but I have only watched it recently (thanks Netflix!) and I liked it so much that I decided to include it here. Plus, I’m sure plenty of you have also missed it. Continue Reading