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Fridays are for readers: In the Heart of the Country

South Africa, in the middle of nowhere. An isolated farm, a white man and his unmarried daughter and a black servant and his husband, all trapped in a web of reciprocal oppression. Everything collapses when the father decides to seek … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: On Chesil Beach

When I started reading On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan, judging by the cover and the summary on the back, I thought I would be dealing with a rather serious book. Edward and Florence are a newly married couple in … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: L’élégance du hérisson

Renée is 54 years old and she’s the concierge of a luxury apartment building in 7 rue de Grenelle, Paris. She is a widow, a bit ugly and very intelligent, a quality she desperately tries to hide. Paloma is 12 … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: The New Yorkers

I was sitting on a train, a 4-hour trip ahead of me (that eventually turned into 6), and a book to keep me company. I wanted something “light”and “simple”, words that could serenely flow and enliven my little journey. The … Continue reading

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The Lonely Doctors: Pride and Prejudice

So this week it’s my turn to create the “perfect” cover for a book and most happily collaborate with Catalan blog Dr Read Good. First thought: what shall I pick up among the tons of books that I adore? I had … Continue reading

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Parallel lives

I officially work in the internet field. Unofficially, I have Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Anobii accounts, regularly write on this blog and post photos on Tumblr. This project was born thanks to the Internet and grows thanks to its magic of … Continue reading

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Art is work

Copyright: the ownership of and legal right to control all possible ways of producing a copy of an original piece of work, such as a book, play, film, photograph or piece of music. Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge University … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: À la recherche du temps perdu

This is more a challenge than a suggestion: a whole year to read all the 1.5 million words of  À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) by Marcel Proust, one of the longest novels in world … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: Remembering Babylon

This week we’re travelling to Australia, more precisely to Queensland back in the 1840s. The book I’m telling you about is Remembering Babylon by Australian writer (and poet) David Malouf. It is a little pearl, as every novel by this … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: Invisible

(This post was written a few days ago, before Auster’s presentation of his latest book was cancelled owing to sickness) To mark next week’s visit of Paul Auster to Barcelona, this friday we’re going to turn our look to his … Continue reading

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