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Fridays are for Readers: Stupeur et Tremblement

This week we are flying in the far East, but we’re doing through the eyes of a young Belgian woman, Amélie Nothomb. So welcome to Japan. Let’s start from the title: Fear and Trembling. According to Japanese protocol, foreigners wishing … Continue reading

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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: 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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Fridays are for readers: Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Autumn 1995.Tehran,  Iran. Iranian writer Azar Nafisi left her job as the teacher of western literature in the University of Tehran when she was imposed to wear the veil in her classes. After that and before leaving to U.S.A., she … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: Atonement

Summer of 1935, English countryside. 13-year-old Briony Tallis is a girl who sees events see doesn’t quite understand and ”possessed by a desire to have the world just so”. Cecilia Tallis has just finished with Cambridge and shares and unresolved … Continue reading

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MIRRORS: Amy Self

1985. Birmingham, UK. Who are you? My name is Amy. I am 25 and live in Birmingham, UK. I use a pseudonym for my blog: Nancy Parr. Reasons for this; My Mom wanted to call either my Sister or I … 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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…ellipsis…

Some months ago I started a personal project called …ellipsis… …ellipsis… is a blog where I want to narrate the specific moment when I took a picture. It’s not just telling how but why I took it… what made me see … Continue reading

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