Frenglish gleanings week 11

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Frenglish gleanings
week 11

Frenglish? The links will be either in English or in French

Gleanings? Anything I found personally interesting and worthy of being shared with all my readers

books

ABOUT BOOKS

Top 10 most translated Danish authors. How many do you know?

The world of mystery author Louise Penny

Best books on South Africa

Books inspired by video games

 

nature

ABOUT NATURE

Let these birds grow up – can you recognize what this baby bird will become?

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DID YOU DISCOVER ANYTHING NEW HERE TODAY?
ANYTHING YOU RECENTLY DISCOVERED SOMEWHERE ELSE
AND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

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Book review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada

Armada
by
Ernest Cline

Genre: Science-fiction
368 pages

Audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton

Published July 14th 2015
by Crown Publishing
Goodreads

This book counts for the following Reading Challenge:

        New-Release-Challenge

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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If you often come around this blog, you can see I rarely read and review science-fiction. The fact is, I’m super choosy and will only real the GREAT stuff – I got recently caught into reading some of a lesser quality. It won’t happen again, I promise you.
SO, when I heard Ernest Cline had a book coming out, I stalked my library catalog, and as soon as it was listed as on purchase, I requested it, blindly, without even reading the sypnosis.
Because you know what? Once you have read Ready Player One (to this day it is still the best audiobook I have listened to, E.V.E.R.), you know this is the best of the best. So on release day, a copy of Armada was ready for me at my library. And my blind love as rewarded, see how…
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GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 09/03-04

GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 

09/02-03/2011

Here are a few book suggestions for this long week-end:

FICTION:

Life and Fate, by Vasily Grossman

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, by Umberto Eco
ah ah, another book of Umberto Eco I had never heard of before. Have you read this one?

Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abe
another great book if you are into Japanese literature

NON-FICTION:

Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code, by Stephen Skinner
A fascinating and inspirational look at the vital link between the hidden geometrical order of the universe, geometry in nature, and the geometry of the man-made world.

All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture, by Harold Goldberg

The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us, By James W. Pennebaker
how can a grammar geek remain neutral to THAT title!

SO, ANY SPECIAL READING PLAN FOR THIS WEEK-END?