Good books for your week-end 01/29-30




My own library

Today the picture is not very fancy, but it shows the coziness of my own library-prayer corner. It’s a very small and quiet room, all you need for perfect reading hours.

This past week was eventful, with

– the last dot given to a 250 page book translation,

– the hiring for a 3 month translation contract work at home type,

– the enrollment into another Reading Challenge,

– the reception of my first book to review for booksneeze, see my post, among other things!


I have quite a few good titles to offer you for this coming week-end:

Great Plains or Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier

The Year of the Hare, by Arto Paasilinna

Words In The Dust, by Trent Reedy

The Maze Runner, by James Dashner

Notes from a Small Island, by Bill Bryson

Crossing The Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure, by Julian Smith

Destiny and Desire, by Carlos Fuentes

A Cup of Friendship: A Novel by Deborah Rodriguez

Little Princes by Conor Grennan


Right now, I am reading Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood. That was her first novel, published in 1969. I’m reading it for my own Reading Challenge




8 thoughts on “Good books for your week-end 01/29-30

  1. Very warm and cosy indeed !

    This week I read :
    – Julie and Julia (french version) about Julia Powell’s cooking project. (because I undertook a research on the tribes of the culinary blogosphere)
    – Grandir. de Sophie Fontanel. An intelligent and sensitive little book on aging parents.
    – a terrifying book about the work of profilers (book I borrowed from Naomi). No comment.
    – Dictionary of Ethnology and Anthropology
    … you wonder why I have trouble getting up in the morning ? 🙂


  2. About quoi puis-je expliciter better than le sourire du Cat of Cheshire ?
    (tu apprécieras au passage le mix franco-anglais hein !)
    Si j’ai bonne mémoire, c’est la même personne qui, ayant narré combien de nuits elles passait à lire en ses jeunes temps, tombait plus tard du lit tous les matins à 5h (weekend compris) et s’indignait fort que sa progéniture aînée n’émergea que quand le soleil était déjà haut….
    Moi je suis pas du matin, et je considérerai toujours que la nuit est le meilleur moment pour lire, picétou !
    Là dessus, je vais terminer “Le curry, une histoire gastronomique de l’Inde”, il n’est que 23h ici :))


    • ah ah ah. au fait, oui j’aime les commentaires franc0-anglais, alors vas-y sans restriction. curry, miam. moi aujourd’huui après avoir pelleté après notre blizzard, 45 cm de neige! j’ai fait une bonne soupe de nouilles chinoises, gingembre, légumes chinois, brocoli frais. c’était fort bon pour ce temps et cette activité. et j’ai décongelé une pizza asiatique que j’ai faite l’autre jour [j’achète la pate à pizza en boule congelée], j’en fait toujours 2 à la fois, pour économiser temps et énergie, une à la viande et une autre. cette fois c’était toffu, tomates, brocoli frais, et le toffu était cuit dans gingembre, curry, turmeric. très très bon


  3. Read “Words in the Dust”! What can I say, Bravo! Love books that transport you to a different place and show a different culture. The fact that the book is based on the author’s experience in Afghanistan is amazing. I’ve found a few interviews with the Author, as well as a book trailer, on YouTube by searching “Trent Reedy Words in the Dust”. Look forward to hearing more from this author!


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