Friday, 27 December 2013

Are you afraid of Monsters?

A little book, a little treasure! I discovered Marjane Satrapi with her masterpiece Persepolis, and I had to read all her books after that. I must say, it is  not quite simple to find her books in book shops, but on internet you find them quite easily. This was a second hand book and it is also more precious coz it has a little note inside for the kid, to whom this book was gifted. It's a little book, you will read it in 10 minutes, but you will probably spend double of the time just to go through the drawings and look at the expressions of the characters in the book.
A little story for kids and still-kid-inside.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Xmas!!!

All I want for Xmas is you!!!!
How many books did you get for Xmas?

Monday, 23 December 2013

Julie & Julia by Julie Powell

Julie doesn't like her job (as 50% of people in the world I think).
Julie had only one boyfriend, now her husband, so she didn't live the changing-bf-phase of half of her friends (oh well!).
Julie is basically unhappy with her life (as many people in the world).
So what makes then Julie different from any average unhappy woman in the rest of the world? The BIG difference is that she decided to do something about her unhappiness, to make a change. How many of us do that?
And it is not that she actually managed to cook 524 recipes in 1 year while keeping on with her "normal" life (and we are talking about French cooking by Julia Child!), it is the personal growth that she undertook while cooking, it is the risk she exposed her self to that make the difference; the risk of loosing her job, loosing her husband, loosing her "easy" life.
Even though I took ages (for my standard) to read this book, it is a very nice reading, that every person that undertook, willing to or scared to making a change should read.
"So that night I made my New Year's resolution, better late than never: To Get Over My Damned Self. If I was going to follow Julia down this rabbit hole, I was going to enjoy it, by God-exhaustion, crustacean murder, and all. Because not everybody gets a rabbit hole. I was one lucky bastard, when you came down to it".

If you are interested this is the actual link to Julie blog

And here is the trailer of the movie adapted from the book with the great Meryl Streep
I must say the movie is very nice, not very usual when coming from a book.

p.s. if you are wondering if this blog is the result of the reading of this book, I wouldn't know what to answer. I don't have an unhappy life and I have already made many changes to make my life better, let's say this book maybe just gave me that last stimulus to start the blog!

Saturday, 21 December 2013


Once I was nothing more than a kid  I opened this little book full of nice drawings and I started reading it; what I understood was that there was a Little Prince from a little planet telling stories about crazy people.
Then I read it again when I was a bit older and I got a more deep meaning of the little book. Since then I read it regularly, and every time I understand something new.
I buy an edition of the "Little Prince" in every country I visit, people think I am crazy, but what do they know of  the boa constrictor swallowing the whole prey without chewing it? They might be just the one seeing just a hat.

So welcome to the place where you will find a whole elephant swollen by a boa, where you will follow a white rabbit down a hole just to discover where he might go. This might become the place where you will start reading while walking on a street full of people, the place where you might arrive late at work to finish the chapter of the book you are reading, the place where a tea (better if green) and a good book will be your friends.

Welcome all and one, but mostly a big welcome to me!