Merci Patron (that can be translated as “Thanks, Boss”) is a French film that was released in February 2016. It was produced by François Ruffin, one of the founders of the Nuit Debout movement (translated as “Up All night”, “Standing Night” or “Rise up at night”, according to Wikipedia). I highly encourage you to read this article whether you are fundamentally interested in the social movement’s activities or not: I gave the film a chance and it was a very pleasant surprise!
On a recent trip to Paris, my brother Marc lent me First Bite by Bee Wilson, a book he had just finished reading and thought I would enjoy. Although I am a big reader of food blogs, I am not used to reading actual books about food, so this read was a leap of faith! I was quite right to give it a go, as since I have finished the book I have been recommending it to everyone I know!
The Garden Party was frequently mentioned at uni – from what I can tell Katherine Mansfield is kind of unavoidable when you study British literature and translation (much to my delight). While I had tackled various translations of her beautiful prose before, I had never actually sat down and read one of her books from start to finish. But that was then, and this is now! I can now tell you all about her final masterpiece.
When I published my review of Commencement way back in October, I said that I was looking forward to reading more of J. Courtney Sullivan’s work. And yet, five months went by before I picked up another one of her books! I actually finished Maine a month ago but life got in the way of me writing this article sooner.
I first heard of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy several years ago and it is such a well-known book I’m surprised I didn’t read it earlier! It had been on my Goodreads To-read list forever and after seeing a few amusing quotes here and there on the Internet, I bit the bullet last month. Here’s what I thought!