For the fun of it, I thought I would blog on the books I have to read or would like to read right now. I have 47 books on my to-read shelf on Good Reads, that’s quite a lot. This doesn’t even take into account the books I have waiting on my physical shelf in my apartment in Valenciennes.
Here are they : Four Pratchett novels my friends François and Cindy kindly lent me - Night Watch, Monstrous Regiment, Amazing Maurice and Going Postal. I also have Spin, by Robert Charles Wilson, the Star Wars Trilogy by Timothy Zahn and to conclude with the Science Fiction / Fantasy, Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds. View full article »
An avid tea drinker, my dad recommended this book as he gave me a few bags of tea for my own consumption. I didn’t know what to expect at the start of the book but I got quickly into it.
To make a long story short this is not a book on tea only. It is also about Life, Death, Beauty, Art… If you want to delve into the culture of traditional China and Japan, go and read this book. It is really interesting and I strongly recommend it.
To the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) : “ On January 25 (UT) 2004, the Opportunity rover fell to Mars, making today the 10th anniversary of its landing. “
” After more than 3,500 sols (Mars solar days) the golf cart-sized robot from Earth is still actively exploring the Red Planet, though its original mission plan was for three months. “
Like most if not all people, I had heard about Andy Warhol and his Art but never really had had the chance to see his works in a museum. As there was an exhibit at the BAM of Mons, just 25 kilometers away, I grabbed my chance.
After an hour and a half visiting the museum, I can say that Warhol is probably my favorite 20th century painter. I especially liked his famous portraits, his camouflage series, and as you can imagine his endangered species series.
For Christmas I wanted to read some Shakespeare, navigating from must read to masterpieces. While I struggled with some sentences and tirades, I found some other just fantastic. It is no wonder Shakespeare is still regarded as one of the greatest authors.
As much has been said about the tragic history developped in this most famous book, I thought it would be interesting to share with you what tirades and quotes I really enjoyed : View full article »