I used to run my hands along the books on the wooden bookshelves that were in the hall upstairs in my home. It contained a myriad of first edition African-American novels from Frederick Douglas to Malcolm X. Growing up I was particularly intrigued by the title Giovanni’s Room. I wondered what the story could be […]
It was a breezy evening in Paris. Shakespeare & Co was filled with its normal charm and groups of anxious, excited bibliophile tourists. The ka-ching of the cash register couldn’t be missed from outside, which was filling up with hopefuls who wanted to catch a glimpse of or hear a few words from the illustrious […]
Day 22 – Set Where You Live: I had to choose two novels for today’s theme – one that I read and loved and one that I can’t wait to read. Well if you’ve followed me on here for a while you know that I read and loved Giovanni’s Room which I picked up last […]
After reading Warpworld, the science-fiction novel that happily surprised me, I just couldn’t decide what to pick up next. So after having a quick look over a few of my shelves, French Milk seemed to be calling my name. French Milk was written by Lucy Knisley and published in 2007. Earlier this year I read […]
I have just started to add reading YA novels to my repertoire because some of them are pretty interesting and secondly it enables me to suggest good books to the French kids I tutor in English. I’m an English Foreign Language teacher in France and have come to the conclusion that students have difficulty writing […]
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