reading and listening

2 01 2009

I have 2 new things in my cultural life at the moment: a new music album and a new book….

Les hommes qui n'aiment pas les feemes1-  I am listening to Elbow – The Seldom seen kid. I posted one of their song a while ago called Audience with the pope. I love their CD and I want to discover their others. It is just slow pop music with hot voices. Really peaceful. Just try.


Elbow2- It is the first time I read in French since I am in London i.e. april 2006! And I read. My book shelves are full and I don’t know where to store my new ones. My parents talked to me so much about this book that I had to read it but unfortunately they have not all been translated from Swedish to English I believe. the write is Stieg Larsson and the first novel is ‘Les hommes qui n’aiment pas les femmes‘ – the english one is called ‘the girl with the dragon tatoo’. This is the first of a trilogy called Millenium.  In England, the 2nd will be published in Jan 09 and the 3rd in Jan 10!!! I can’t wait. They are all already out in France. So I read in French. I will tell you once I finished the first book.



4 12 2008

Song of the day: Rule the world by Take That – since their come back, they are playing this song everywhere

orpheus risingI am currently reading Orpheus Rising Love, Rockets & a bloody great fish by Colin Bateman. That is an intresting book. Well written but a bit slow. Surprising from the being. It wont be my favourite but will be part of my discovery. Please give me some idea about what to read!!!!!

BTW, I go to Paris this week end. I had a free ticket from last year because I had more than an 1hrs delay! 🙂


12 11 2008

the overlook by Michael ConnellySong of the day: Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

As you may be aware by now I love reading… especially reading while riding the train on my way to work. I have just finished another book (I read a few during my holidays onwards but can’t list them all). It is from one of my favorite author Michael Connelly and it’s called The Overlook.

On another matter, I had my sister over for the long week end including remembrance day (which for your information isn’t a bank holidays here but only 2 minutes of silence in the country…). It was pissing rain, it cold and windy but we had a great time. I am really happy she came visit me. She wil be always welcome, as welcome as you by the way! Please visit me more often! 😛

Lisa, I’ll see you for Xmas! 😉 Thanks again for your visit!

going to work

14 08 2008

Song of the day: Out of the Ghetto from Isaac Hayes – he is dead but he was such a great singer!

I finished my book beginning of this week (Emporium by Robert Harris) and I have started Run by Jeff Abbott. I have just discovered that it is called collision in the US… Isn’t that weird??? Both countries speak the same language but the title of the book is different… :-\

Anyway, this book seems really good but I can only read on my way to work in the train these days. I am so busy at work and I am on the early shift this week that is 7 to 17 for me… 😦 but in less than 1 month I will be on holidays! YAY!!! 😛

and another one

4 07 2008

Song of the day: Maria by Blondie 🙂

During my holiday, I read. My housemate can’t stay by the pool and read but I can. My mother is a book seller for christ’s sake! So the result of my week in Greece is: 2 books read! I finished Trouble by Jesse Kellerman and almost finished The color of law by Mark Gimenez. This week I finished the latter and started Imperium by Robert Harris. hehe! 😛 The first one is really easy to ready but you grip it till the end. The second is a well written book about lawyer and I start the last so I will tell you later. I only know that it is an historic fiction and that seems awesome.

letter, word, sentence, paragraph, chapter, book! and so on!

15 05 2008

Song of the day: Nationalité by Tiken Jah Fakoli – he is a really great singer from Côte d’Ivoire.

Today I finished another book. I always read on my way to/back work/home on the train and in the tube. I listen to my music from my mp3 player and read my book. I don’t hear anything, I don’t see anything! I love this moment in the morning when the world is mine in my head. I am alone. I need these 40min (lost in) transition! 😉

Anyway, now, I am beginning a new book (I always have 2 in advance). It is called Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. This is the first one of a serie my mother loves. You know she has a book shop so I usually trust her in this matter! Mankell is a Swedish writer and his main character is Kurt Walander. I will tell you later hat I think of. Bonne lecture !

What are you reading?

13 04 2008

Song of the day: Mama Sam by M (i.e. Mathieu Chedid)

Rain, sun, rain, gray clouds, sun, rain,… Argh! Just for the week end! 😦 Good time to start a new book still in my pajamas! I finished Black Jack Point by Jeff Abbott yesterday and I today start Pig Island by Mo Hayder. Reading is so good! I think I already gave you these references because that is not the first novel from them that I read.

I feel like the President of the US who has to give the list of the books he reads during his holidays. But the difference is that I really read the book I talk to you about and I don’t turn it upside down! 😉