Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Most Fascinating Libraries of the World 09 – St. Paul’s Cathedral Library, London

I visited a friend’s blog one day and I was literary blown over by a picture of one of the most fascinating libraries around – Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland. It also gave me an idea of a series … Continue reading

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La Voisin or a 17th century self-made woman à la française

As the title suggests it will be a story of one intrepid woman who lived in the 17th century France. She didn’t have any wealth or titles to her name. Despite that fact she managed to educate herself and find … Continue reading

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Movie review: Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola

Directed by: Sofia Coppola Cast: Bill Murray as Bob HarrisScarlett Johansson as CharlotteGiovanni Ribisi as John, Charlotte’s husbandAnna Faris as KellyFumihiro Hayashi as Charlie BrownAkiko Takeshita as Ms. Kawasaki Synopsis: If you are an European or an American and you wanted … Continue reading

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Review: The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant 05) by Josephine Tey

Book info:Genre: historical crime storyTarget audience: pretty much everybody interested in historyForm: paperback, 220 pagesSynopsis (from Goodreads):   In one of Tey’s bestselling mystery novels ever, Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant, immobile in his hospital bed, is intrigued by a portrait … Continue reading

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The Most Fascinating Libraries of the World 08 – The Royal Portugese Reading Room in Brazil

I visited a friend’s blog one day and I was literary blown over by a picture of one of the most fascinating libraries around – Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland. It also gave me an idea of a series … Continue reading

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Review: A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

Book info:Form: e-book, pdf format Genre: bad romance Target audience: fans of bad romance My impressions: Once upon a time an English aristocrat called Daniel returned home from three years of wandering abroad. You see, he was hiding from another … Continue reading

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Review: The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy 01) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Book info: Genre: historical romance but I would drop the historical part Target audience: adults Form: e-book, pdf format Synopsis: The Raven Prince takes place in eighteenth century England. Edward de Raaf, the temperamental Earl of Swartingham, nearly runs over … Continue reading

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The Ffifth of November

English: Fireworks display, Aykley Heads, Durham (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Sparkler, violent reaction (guy fawkes) Français : Cierge magique pendant la nuit de Guy Fawkes, en Angleterre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English Folk Verse (c.1870) The Fifth of November Remember, remember! … Continue reading

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Review: The Prince (Original Sinners 03) by Tiffany Reisz

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Keep your friends close and your enemies closer…preferably in bed. That’s always been Kingsley Edge’s strategy with his associate, the notorious New York dominatrix Nora Sutherlin. But with Nora away in Kentucky, now it’s Kingsley’s chance to … Continue reading

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Guest review: Kun kyyhkyset katosivat (When the pigeons/doves disappeared) by Sofi Oksanen

Today I have a real treat for you. Not only the wonderful Rameau agreed to post a review of the newest Sofi Oksanen book on my blog but she also wrote it in her mother tongue (Finnish) and in English … Continue reading

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