12-29-2007

How to save a life - The Fray

The Fray - Members :     * Isaac Slade - Voice and piano     * Joe King - Guitar and voice     * Dave Welsh - Guitar     * Jimmy Stofer - Bass     * Ben Wysocki - Drums     The Fray - Bio :   The Fray was born in 2002 in Denver, Colorado with the leaders Isaac Slade and Joe King. The same year, the band was declared Best New Band by Denver's Westword Magazine, and they became the top one best-sellers in record dealers. In 2005, they sign with Epic... [Lire la suite]
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12-27-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Highlights

It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year? List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?Well, that's a tough one, there were so many : - The Top One is Stephenie Meyer's series Twilight, the most fabulous of the year- The Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn : I was delighted to find out what became... [Lire la suite]
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12-26-2007

The Dark Side Challenge

I decided to create my own personal challenge, because at the moment, well since I discovered Stephenie Meyer's Series Twilight, I really want to read books about vampires, werewolves, and also witches. A few years ago, I was addicted to this genre, but as time passed I grew more open-minded in my readings, but at the moment, I'm kind of subject to nostalgia, so here is my Dark Side List :- Blue Bloods : Masquerade - Melissa de la Cruz- Peeps - Scott Westerfeld- Eden City : Bienvenue en Enfer (French : Welcome to Hell) - N.M.... [Lire la suite]
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12-26-2007

2008 TBR (To Be Read) Challenge

I've found out that a TBR Challenge was organised by MizBooks and decided that it would be a good way to cross some books in my TBR list, so here is my list for the 2008 TBR Challenge :- Tideland - Mitch Cullin- Stardust - Neil Gaiman- A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby- The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson through Sweden - Selma Lagerlöf- Laisse-moi te raconter...les chemins de la vie - Jorge Bucay (Let me tell you...the ways of life)- Looking For Alaska - John Green- Just in Case - Meg Rosoff- Sixty Million Frenchmen can't be... [Lire la suite]
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12-26-2007

Firts in a Series Challenge

There is a big difference between the french and the english speaking blogosphere. French prefer Swaps, whereas english speakers prefer Challenges. For 2007, I was in for the ABC Challenge that consisted in choosing one author for each letter of the alphabet. I decided to travel around the world with books and I chose one country for each letter of the alphabet. Well I started the journey in Finland and I stayed there : only one book of my 2007 list is crossed;o)And I discovered several small challenges, and said why not, I can at... [Lire la suite]
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12-24-2007

A merry Christmas!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas, and I hope that Santa Claus's sledge will be loaded for you all tonight and that you'll wake up with many good things waiting for you before the Christmas Tree;o)Have a nice evening and again Joyeux Noël!eh a little french Christmas song here
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12-20-2007

Booking Through Thursday : And, The Nominees Are...

   What fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007? (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.) What non-fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007? (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.) And, do “best of” lists influence your readingWell, that's kind of a difficult questions today, because, this year I re-read a lot of books, so I didn't discovered many novelties this year, but... [Lire la suite]
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12-20-2007

Big Fish - Tim Burton

  Genre : TalesRelease : Decembre 10th, 2003DVD : April 27th, 2003 Directed by Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare before Christmas, Corpse Bride)Written by John August( Charlie's angls, Charlie and the chocolate factory, Corpse Bride)Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace (Big Fish)Music composed by Danny ElfmanStarring Ewan McGregor as Edward Bloom young ( Trainspotting, Star Wars, The Island), Albert Finney as Edward Bloom ( Erin Brokovitch, Ocean's Twelve), Billy Vrudup as William Bloom (Everyone says I... [Lire la suite]
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12-19-2007

Opal Dream - Peter Cattaneo

      ****     Genre : DramaRelease : 2006DVD : 2006Directed by Peter CattaneoWritten by Phil Traill, Peter Cattaneo and Ben RiceBased on the novella by Ben Rice (Pobby and Dingan)Starring Sapphire Boyce as Kelly-Anne Williamson, Christian Byers as Ashmol Williamson (soon in December Boys), Vince Colosimo as Rex Williamson (Chopper, The Nugget) and Jacqueline McKenzie as Annie Williamson (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The 4400)Synopsis : The Williamsons live in Lightning Ridge, a small australian opal town... [Lire la suite]
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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Catalog

Do you use any of the online book-cataloguing sites, like Library Thing or Shelfari? Why or why not? (Or . . . do you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking to?? (grin))   If not an online catalog, do you use any other method to catalog your book collection? Excel spreadsheets, index cards, a notebook, anything? When I began to buy more and more books, I made a personal catalog in a booknote. But as the amount was always growing, it was just not practical, especially when you want to keep an alphabetical order, I... [Lire la suite]
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