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text 2016-06-30 08:28
June Wrap-Up
And I Darken - Kiersten White
The Last Star (The 5th Wave) - Rick Yancey
Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
L'Ombre du vent - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined - Stephenie Meyer
UnEnchanted - Chanda Hahn

I think I'll read a bit more today but I'm leaving tomorrow for ten days and I won't have any internet so I'm doing my wrap-up today (as on 30 June, 9 a.m.)

 

What I read:

 

- And I Darken by Kiersten White 3/5 (Review)

- The Last Star by Rick Yancey 5/5 (Review)

- Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foe 5/5 (Review)

- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (re-read) 35/ (Review)

- L'ombre du vent by Carlos Ruis Zafón 4/5 (Review)

- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 4/5 (Review)

- Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer 3.5/5 (Review)

- UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn 3/5 (Review)

 

Hopefully I'll finish Ozma of Oz that I just started this morning. It's a quick read but I have to go to work, to pack to go to camp and then we are hosting a party with people from my class (as you may know it was my last year at university and I'll be in the real world as in September... Scary).

 

I won't do a TBR for July. Because of camp, I won't be able to read that much and I'm not sure which books I woud like to read.. I'll try to follow my Summer reading list as much as I can!

 

If you are going on holiday or to camp or just spending time with your loved ones, I hope you'll have a good time :)

 

Thanks for reading, 

 

Line.

 

 

 

 

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text 2016-06-28 09:38
#TBRTakedown 4.0: Wrap-Up
L'Ombre du vent - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined - Stephenie Meyer

I did not read as much as planned, but I had a lot of fun and I managed to finish two books and a half. Here are what I read:

 

- L'ombre du vent by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: 4/5 stars (Review)

- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: 4/5 stars (Review)

- Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer: 3.5/5 stars (Review) (not finished during the readathon)

 

I read a total of 1174 pages, not too bad :)

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Line.

 

 

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quote 2016-03-18 20:36
Elle ouvrit les yeux. Un vent brusque, décidé, s'était introduit dans la chambre. Il transformait le rideau en voile, faisait se pencher les fleurs dans leur grand vase, à terre, et s'attaquait à présent à son sommeil. C'était un vent de printemps, le premier : il sentait les bois, les forêts, la terre, il avait traversé impunément les faubourgs de Paris, les rues gavées d'essence et il arrivait léger, fanfaron, à l'aube, dans sa chambre pour lui signaler, avant même qu'elle ne reprît conscience, le plaisir de vivre.

Françoise Sagan La chamade

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review 2013-04-02 00:00
L'ombre du vent - Carlos Ruiz Zafón It took me two tries to get past page 50 in this, and when I did get to page 100, I decided to drop the stilted Norwegian translation and go for the French instead. Best idea ever. The Norwegian dialogue just felt awkward and all "people don't talk like that!!", whereas the French was just fine.

I like the story. How can you not like the story? It's a gloomy love story, of the best kind. It's one of those compromise-stories, like Wuthering Heights. That is, you have two couples, for one couple it goes straight to hell and the second, very similar couple, makes up for love lost etc. It's just the right amount of convoluted and has just the right amount of shocking revelations. Plus there's Fermin, who's just great. When he's right, he's right. Fermin and Carax, awesome characters. The female characters? Token female characters, without a life of their own, just existing in as much as they are the catalysts for the individual stories. But that's ok, I guess.

Also, I'm slightly bummed out about my first thought being that the man walking around burning the books was Julián himself, and then the author tricked you into believing he had been proven dead.
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review 2008-07-06 00:00
Vent d'Est, Vent d'Ouest.
Vent d'Est, Vent d'Ouest. - Pearl S. BUCK The Nobel Prize winner first novel. Written in 1925, it tells of the clash of the modern occident values and the traditional ancestral Chinese values. This is the story of a woman raised in the old China's traditions who is wed to a young Chinese man educated in the West. Both have to find a balance between East and West between the old and the modern to built a life. Interesting sociological point of view, a simple but not simplistic style and a love story that grew out of respect and the desire to work things out, to find a way to be happy together. Something that we in our fast, rapid, consume and discard world we have forgotten.
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