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Re-reading Roald Dahl

MatildaI have had the occasion over the past few months to read again three of the most known Roald Dahl’s books : Matilda, the Big Friendly Giant and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Having read – and loved them – as a young kid, I was wondering if I would enjoy them as much as an adult. And the answer is a loud Y E S ! View full article »

Night Watch, by Terry Pratchett

Night WatchAlbeit I haven’t chronicled here all the previous Pratchett I read, I have really the impression, reading Discworld novels that they are getting better all the time.

Night Watch is indeed even funnier than the previous ones and is an even fiercer satire of our world. In this novel, Captain – no, Commander, – Samuel Vimes is pursuing a very dangerous serial killer, only to be sent back in time with him. View full article »

Archer

Archer squareHaving finished Futurama over the past few months, I was on the lookout for some hilarious series. One of my good friends recommended me Archer, from the US TV Channel FX.

I have to say that after watching the four seasons – 49 episodes of 20 minutes – in the past two weeks that this is really hilarious and simply a must watch. If you are doubting it, please note that IMDB gives it a 8.9/10.
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Books to read, February 2014

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 »

The book of TeaAn 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.

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