• Gift Ideas,  Grapic Novels

    Gift Ideas – Graphic Novel

    I’ve never been a fan of comics or graphics novels, but last year I watched Tamara Drewe (the movie) and I loved it… so much that my boyfriend eventually gave me the graphic novel on which it was based for Christmas. It was all a shock to face that new re-organization of the information, but also the fact that images narrated as much as dialogues did. It implied a new way or approaching the text and, since I love being challenged, I got into it. I loved it. It became a new favourite of mine. Tamara Drewe narrates the return of the title character to her native town where she…

  • 20th century,  Grapic Novels,  Random

    Bookish Christmas

    Every Christmas I try not to fill my wish-list with books, but all I ever do is try… and fail. But, aren’t book the best gifts? These are the one I got for being such a good girl and reader: Our Kind of Traitor (John LeCarré) – After reading his wonderful The Constant Gardener, I thought his last book, that takes places during the economic recession in England, must be great as well. It promises social criticism, love, crimes and intrigue.   Lamb (Christopher Moore) – I am such a big fan of Christopher Moore! He is a wonderful and hilarious writer plus, he answers fan emails back. This is…

  • 19th century,  20th century,  Best Books,  General Fiction,  Theatre

    Best Books – 2010

    2010 has been a great reading year. From compulsory readings at Uni to best-sellers to chillax, I’ve enjoyed every single page of every new book that has fallen into my hands. Here are the best ones: Prose & Fiction: The Constant Gardener (John LeCarré) – It has everything: crimes, love, social criticism and a wonderful setting: Kenia. The Awakening (Kate Chopin) – The story of a woman who rebells against society in the early 20th century. The Help (Kathryn Stockett) – Life in the 1960’s was easy, if you were not African-American or a Southern Belle in Jacksonville. This is the story of those women. The Woman in Black (Susan…