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.
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.
Just a quick article to talk to you about one of my favourite bookshops in London: Gosh!
Gosh! is specializing in comics and graphic novels. Basically, in London, there are two famous bookshops specializing in comics and graphic novels (maybe they are simply the only ones? Hopefully not! Please let me know if you know any others!) : Gosh! and Orbital Comics. I did not have the chance to go to Orbital Comics very often so I couldn’t tell you much about it, but I am a big fan of Gosh! and I love going there just for the pleasure of browsing.
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.
Good evening, dear readers!
August is here now and I believe this is the perfect time to tell you about a book that I have just finished reading: The Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins. This novel is the perfect summer book: easy to read thanks to its free-flowing and lively style, it has a very strong plot that makes it simply unputdownable. I wouldn’t say that The Girl on the train is the masterpiece of the century but it has definitely been the first time that I have enjoyed reading a book so much in a while. And it also made me feel like reading more crime fiction and thrillers. So for now, this book definitely features in my best reads’ list for this year.