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Note: This article was originally published in 2011 on Lexiophiles.com. Since then, Amélie Nothomb wrote 7 more novels and the latest to date is Les prénoms épicènes. Amélie Nothomb, 43, is one of the most popular writers of her generation and composes in French. She published no less than 19 novels, which is a mere […]
I am a lucky person. Not only have I visited Scandinavian countries, I had the opportunity to visit them several times, on various occasions and to meet and tie friendships with locals. I saw the ever-breath-taking geysers in Iceland, I cycled through the streets of Copenhagen, and I even experienced drinking beer on a bank […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve written about a book I read, but this one really transported me. Les Stagiaires (The Interns) by 1988-born Samantha Bailly is a deceiving book. And I really want to share my opinion about it! The pitch Ophélie, Arthur, Hughes, Alix, Enissa, and Vincent are in their early twenties […]
Tweet Thomas Raphaël writes girly books. That’s what you’d think by looking at the book cover. It is sort of true but his two books (La vie commence à 20:10 and Le bonheur commence maintenant) are the cutting-edge of what girly books can be. Mostly because there is so much more to them.
Tweet Since I’ve been living in Germany, I’ve been working on learning German (very urgent) and Spanish (for fun). My local library has a lot of resources for languages (even for Slovak or Swahili!) and I ran into
Tweet The French do all sorts of weird things. This post is not an umpteenth list of the usual clichés we all know – I don’t think the Internet needs that. Now, as sunny weather can be expected every day, strikes are on order (June is one of the months with most strikes in France […]
Tweet Apparently, Legardinier has become the latest it-writer over the past few years. His breakthrough novel Demain j’arrête met some warm reception and the author’s following novels gained in popularity each year. Complètement cramé is not the latest title released. I’m always lagging behind because
Tweet There is quite a lot bilingual literature out there, however bilingual children’s books are still a rather niche market. There are not many of them available and many are for children who can already read independently. Bosley the Language Bear is designed for
I think this will be my first non-fiction book review, even though the title of the book, What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew might let one think otherwise. Daniel Pool’s book has nothing to do with literature or fiction per se. But if you’Re wondering what did Austen eat in her time, then this […]
I just finished Paulo Coelho’ The Witch of Portobello and it was quite an exhausting read. I thought it would never come to an end and the book is only 250 pages. While I did find the style interesting – a compilation of various interviews from all the protagonists except the main one – the […]