By now I should be prepared to be met with sheer brilliance when entering a Hardinge book, yet every time I am caught off guard by the beauty of her works. A Face Like Glass used to be my favourite of hers, when compared to The Lie Tree and A Skinful of Shadows (which I … Continue reading Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
After having heard -read- about The Night Circus everywhere, I finally got my hands on it and even found my way through my overflowing TBR to open it. The first try, in August, was a false start, though, because at the time, after a long stretch of reading in English, I felt the need to … Continue reading The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
L’Insouciance, de Karine Tuil
J'ai reçu ce roman en septembre dans le cadre de mon abonnement à la Kube. J'avais demandé à découvrir "le dernier coup de coeur de mon libraire Kube" je crois. Et Yolande a sélectionné pour moi ce roman. Voici ce qu'en dit la quatrième de couverture: «L’amour n’est rien d’autre qu’une des compensations que la … Continue reading L’Insouciance, de Karine Tuil
A Manual For Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin
I don't read short stories very often, but Kat (@redwavereads) was so enthusiastic about this collection that I had to give it a try. At the time, Lucia Berlin was completely unknown to me, which, now that I have read her, seems a real shame. Berlin was incredibly talented. And even this falls short to … Continue reading A Manual For Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin
My bones, their poetry marrow Are packed with sorrow And yet they feel hollow. Everything’s shallow. Feelings account to zero. I would like to be a hero, Write, leave a trace for morrow. I am but a delusional crow. The world I know Only through my window Which is far too narrow. I thought my … Continue reading A Poet?
Aphra’s Child, by Lesley Glaister
First of all, many thanks to the publisher, Stirling Publishing, for providing me with an ARC through NetGalley, in exchange for a honest review. Well that was a pleasant read! First of the Chimera series, Aphra’s Child is a refreshing take on the enduring tale of how men treat those that are different from them, … Continue reading Aphra’s Child, by Lesley Glaister
Call Me Zebra, by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
"Now twenty-two, I still burned with rage, grief and confusion at the arduous path of my past." I finished reading Call Me Zebra a week ago but it took some time for the whirling emotions it spurred to sink and settle, for me to pick them up, analyse them and lay them on the screen. … Continue reading Call Me Zebra, by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
I, the book
I sharpened my edges on the spikes of sorrow But inked them with splashes of endless rapture. They shine under the moonlit sky, Sparkle in sun blazing light. Deep in the creamy pages lay glittering secrets, Concealed with shy smiles, clumsy moves and untamed laughs: Curiosity unquenched, Wild hopes unabashed. I buried my diamonds In … Continue reading I, the book
What words do I have?
🍂 They said my words would bear fruits Sour or sweet Scented by the ink I would dip my pen in. That only I could chose If I would dust my pages With venom or cure. But what words do I have? The blank desert stares back at me. Sure, fragments jostle in my mind. … Continue reading What words do I have?
Les Chroniques du Gardien, Tome 1 : Le Talisman des Ages, de K.S. Duncan
Merci à l'auteur de m'avoir transmis ce service presse en l'échange d'une critique honnête et argumentée. Il m'a fallu du temps pour le terminer, en raison d'un planning très chargé, mais voici enfin ma chronique! Les premières pages du roman m'ont enthousiasmée. Ce dialogue entre un homme, Tenrek, et un robot nous plonge dans la … Continue reading Les Chroniques du Gardien, Tome 1 : Le Talisman des Ages, de K.S. Duncan