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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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : OOP

This week’s question is suggested by Island Editions:   Do you have a favourite book, now out of print, that you would like to see become available again? (I have several…) Yes, I'm a huge fan of Winnie-The-Pooh, and I can't find it in French version, with the original drawings by E.H. Shepard. In France, apparently we just know the Disney version, which is ok, but the original drawings are so...simply better. Once I asked a bookseller, and she didn't even know that Winnie was not Disney originally, I was really shocked... [Lire la suite]
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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Rolling

Do you get on a roll when you read, so that one book leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on and so on?   I don’t so much mean something like reading a series from beginning to end, but, say, a string of books that all take place in Paris. Or that have anthropologists as the main character. Or were written in the same year. Something like that… Something that strings them together in your head, and yet, otherwise could be different genres, different authors… Well I don't think really I do that, but in... [Lire la suite]
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12-18-2007

Booking Through Thursday : Preservatives

I’m still relatively new to this meme so I’m not sure if this has been asked yet, but I’m curious how many of us write notes in our books. Are you a Footprint Leaver or a Preservationist?Definitely a Preservationist. I can stand writing in a book, it hurts me to much, even with a pencil. I remember when I was at University, even in my course books I couldn't do it, never. To find Booking Through Thursday, this way!
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12-15-2007

The Wardstone Chronicles - Joseph Delaney

Biography : " Joseph Delaney lives in Lancashire with his wife, and has three children and four grand-children. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called The Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.Believe it or not, the haunted house in The Spook's Apprentice is based on fact! As a child, joseph lived in a similar house in Preston where he had a recurrent nightmare. In the dream he'd be sitting on a carpet in the front room whilst his mother was... [Lire la suite]
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12-08-2007

The Orphan's Tales - Catherynne M. Valente

Biography : Catherynne M. Venlente was born in 1979, in Seattle, WA and grew up in Northern California. She graduated from high school at 15, and went ti the University in San Diego and Edinburgh where she studied Classics and Ancient Greek Linguistics. Then she went to live in Japan for a few years.She received the James Tiptree Jr. Award for The Orphan's Tales : In the Night Garden, and has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award.She currently lives in Ohio with her family. Catherynne M; Valente website and The Orphan's Tales... [Lire la suite]
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12-01-2007

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

Biography : "Katherine Paterson was born in 1932, in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia.Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in vermont. They have four grown children."Find out... [Lire la suite]
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