11-01-2007

Booking Through Thursday : oh, Horror!

What with yesterday being Halloween, and all... do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping? I thought about asking you about whether you were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I asked that last year. Although...if you want to answer that one, too, please feel free to go ahead and do both, or either, your choice! Well, indeed I like to read horror stories. When I was younger, I was a big reader of authors as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub or Graham Masterton, and others too. But... [Lire la suite]
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11-01-2007

Purchase of the month : october 2007

Books : Extras by Scott WesterfeldHana Kimi 20 by Hisaya NakajoTara Duncan : Les Sortceliers by Sophie Audouin-MamikonianJe ne suis pas un ange 3 by Ai YazawaDVD :Anne of Green GablesThe Crucible
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11-01-2007

Readings of the month : octobre 2007

Anne's House of Dreams by Lucy Maud MontgomeryAnne of Ingleside by Lucy Maud MontgomeryThe Twelve Kingdoms : Lord of the Seas by Fuyumi OnoOne For Sorrow by Christopher BarzakAll my friends are superheroes by Andrew KaufmanExtras by Scott WesterfeldThe Spook's Secret by Joseph DelaneyHana Kimi 20 by Hisaya Nakajo
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10-31-2007

Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld's bio- and bliography *** Genre : Science-Fiction - Young Adults American publisher : Simon Pulse : 8,99$ English publisher : Simon & Schuster Childrens Books : 6,99£ Synopsis : After many misadventures and new developments, Tally has finally become a Pretty. No more worries for her, except trying to become a Crim, a click of Pretties who organize tricks to remain "bubbly". Because, unfortunately, Pretties have the regrettable tendency to forget what they used to do before the surgery.... [Lire la suite]
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10-31-2007

Uglies - Scott Westerfeld

Biography : Scott Westerfeld was born in 1963 in Texas. According to The New-York Times he is one of the best-selling authors of science-fiction and young adults literature. He's already won several prizes for his novels, and Uglies and Peeps were named by the American Library Association as Best Books for Young Adults in 2006. Two of his novels, So Yesterday and Uglies have been optioned to be made into films. Currently Scott Westerfeld shares his time between Sydney and New-York with his wife, Justine Larbalestier who is also an... [Lire la suite]
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10-26-2007

The Eyre Affair - Jasper FForde

Biography : Jasper Forde was born in London in 1961. He worked for 20 years in the cinema industry before taking up writing with the adventures of Thursday Next. Currently he lives in Wales. Blibliography : * Thursday Next Series : The Eyre Affair (2001); Lost in a Good Book (2002); The Well of Lost Plots (2003); Something Rotten (2004); First Among Sequels (2007)* Nursery Crimes Series : The Big Over Easy (2005); The Fourth Bear (2006) To find more about Jasper Fforde, go here.   **** Genre... [Lire la suite]
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10-22-2007

All my friends are superheroes - Andrew Kaufman

Biography : " Andrew Kaufman is a writer, film-maker and radio producer. His writing has appeared on McSweeney's website, he has completed a Director's Residency at the Canadian Film Center and his film Aberistiwith was screened at festivals across Europe and Canada. Andrew Kaufman is also a revolving cast member of the Perpetual Motion Roadshow, and now works as a producer for CBC Radio in Toronto. All my friends are superheroes is his first novel." Bibliography : * All my friends are superheroes (2003)   ... [Lire la suite]
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10-21-2007

One for sorrow - Christopher Barzak

Biography : " Christopher was born and raised in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan and the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan, where he taught English in rural junior high and elementary schools. His stories have appeared in many venues, including Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Trampoline, Interfictions, Nerve, Salon Fantastique and the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Currently he lives in Youngstown, Ohio, where he teaches writing at Youngstown State University. One for Sorrow is his... [Lire la suite]
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10-18-2007

Anne Series - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Biography : Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in 1874 in Prince Edward Island, Canada and died in 1942 in Totonto, Ontario. She was a candian writer. Most of her novels and short stories take place in P.E.I. She was teacher for a few years and started to write her stories. In 1911, she married a presbyterian pastor and then had 3 children. Settled in Leaksdale, she wrote 11 novels there. Today the place has become a museum : Lucy Maud Montgomery Leaksdale Manse Museum. She had known an international success with her Anne series, which... [Lire la suite]
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09-18-2007

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Biography : Philip Pullman was born in 1946 in Norwich, England. All along his childhood, he travelled a lot in Australia and Zimbabwe. Today, he teaches at Oxford's University. Most of his works are intended for a young public, but he also writes for adults, and he adapts theatrally famous literary works. He won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award with his series His Dark Materials. Non exhaustive bibliography : * Sally Lockhart : The Ruby in the Smoke (1985); The Shadow in the North (1986); The Tiger in the Well (1991); The... [Lire la suite]
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