After having read – and loved – the WWII fiction novel Code Name Verity, I started on Rose Under Fire, its sequel, as soon as I had finished the first book. Here’s what I thought!
My list of books to read on Goodreads currently has 57 books on it. The selection is eclectic, including classics I feel I “should” read like Frankenstein or Gone with the Wind, a few thrillers I am trying to work up the courage to read and finally, a massive amount of contemporary novels that I delve into with abandon.
Some books have been waiting for my attention for years, while others are more recent finds. And very occasionally, I hear about a book that I am so sure I will love that I add it to the list and start reading straight away. Code Name Verity, a young adult historical novel, was one of those books.
***The Beatles’ album, Revolver, was released 50 years ago today. I was not aware of this of course, until Maxime told me about it. So here’s his article on this great album! ***
Hello again! I had not intended to abandon the blog for a full six weeks, but between moving and extra projects at work, I barely had time to get enough sleep this past month, never mind blog! I began today’s article quite some time ago, but never got around to finishing it up until now. Today’s book review is about A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, the very last book of the massive pile of presents I unwrapped on Christmas day last year.
(And here is another list by Maxime Kah! Nathalie)
Let’s not kid ourselves here: there is no way a ten entries list will do justice to the most iconic TV show of all time. The Simpsons, by the way it blended animation, social commentary, and brilliant humour, quickly became one of the most watched and beloved cartoons of the nineties. That being said, there has been criticism as to how the show’s quality has been dwindling, especially during the 21st century. And today, as the Simpsons are onto an impressive, but somewhat formulaic 28th season, one might want to be reminded why this show used to be so great.
You’ve probably heard of Alexander McCall Smith’s The N° 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency before: I myself saw it on Goodreads, classified by friends as “read” or “to read”. The book cover seemed very familiar and I eventually realised that I had seen the book – and others from the series – on a bookshelf in our house in Mauritius or maybe at my aunt Wendy’s in the UK. I wrote to my mom and aunt for more information and I received the first book of the series in my post box just a few days later! Wendy, thanks again for making this article possible ;)