Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Let's talk about ...

Incredibly witty Alain de Botton openly and philosophically talks about sex. I can't wait to get my hands on his latest book :)

Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex from The School of Life on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange 2012

Here I am, signing up for my first card exchange, hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog and Stiletto Storytime and I am quite excited about it, mainly because I have discovered  this year great people behind the blogs I read and follow, so it will be nice to exchange winter cards with them (or one of them). I am looking forward to discovering my "partner in crime" :)
Find out more by visiting the blogs mentioned above, and if you have a book blog then you may join in the fun...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's all about Ali!

It's all about Ali! by biaa on Storybird Don't mind the biaa thing, it is just a cover-up :) 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fear and Trembling - Six Word Sum Up

 This is probably the first time I have been disappointed by a French writer, especially after I found her first book, "Hygiene and the Assassin" incredibly well written and shocking and that fact truly raised my expectations for her other books. Yet, "Fear and Trembling" did nothing except to annoy me up to its last page. Written in 1999, seven years after Nothomb's literary debut, this short novel is supposed to be about her less than positive cultural experience in Japan. But it is not. In fact, all I could grasp was this masochistic side the main character showed towards any Japanese person she encountered. There was too much humility from the main character's part to be able to somehow sympathize with her.

Life reduced to happily scrubbing toilets.

P.S. The book received le Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1999, so you may give it a try, maybe you will find the story amusing.  
P.P.S. The woman on the cover is Amelie...