Monday, August 27, 2012

"Love matters."

Jeanette Winterson is interviewed by the Australian television ABC about her latest book, "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" 
First aired on the 31st of July 2012.

 P.S. Happy Birthday, Jeanette! I hope the weather is fantastic in Paris! :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Night train to Lisbon - Six Word Sum Up

I heard about this book after Jeremy Irons accepted to play the leading role in the movie that is going to be released next year. Adding this to the fact that I have been planning for two years to visit Portugal, the book seemed like an interesting choice, and so it was. I recommend it to anyone who actually knows that there is more to life than our daily routine and it is never too late to decide to do whatever you feel like, no matter the social constraints.

You are more than your routine.

Read for the New Authors Challenge and the European Reading Challenge...

Thursday, August 16, 2012


"Somebody" is turning 54 today!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Mighty Gatsby

 "The Great Gatsby" is one of my all time favorite books and F.S. Fitzgerald is among my favorite writers, so to see that Buz Luhrmann, whose "Moulin Rouge" I adore has directed a new adaptation for the screen, with Leonardo DiCaprio (as Jay Gatsby), whose acting skills are more and more amazing with every new movie.... it really feels like this movie is going to be EPIC, even though it is quite hard to beat Redford's Gatsby. I can't wait till December!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It is so hard to caress...

It is so hard to caress an angel on his wings!
No matter how close, he keeps away from touch
For fear you could catch him,
He swirls, comes back, quietly flaps his wings,
It is the only sound he is capable of.
The angels, they do not know how to speak,
Words are incapable
Of expressing them,
Their deaf message is their presence.
The way they approach
To embrace you with their aura,
But quickly draw away,
Scared of intimacy,
Protectors, but not familiar,
Always leaving a distance through which
My words crawl to reach them,
Without knowing if
They are too weak to touch their hearing.
What a handicap of faith:
Not knowing if you are heard or if you hear
And out of all senses only the tactile dream remains
Of caressing, without scaring, an angel on his wings …

By Ana Blandiana

The original version is here.