Avis lecture – The ocean at the end of the lane

Résumé : Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

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Avis lecture – Fangirl

Résumé : Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they they did absolutely evertything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible….

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The Song of Achilles

Résumé : Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men.
But when Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles is dispatched to distant Troy to fulfil his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

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World Mythology in bite-sized chunks


Résumé : Untangling the complex web of deities, monsters and myths, this is the perfect primer to world mythology and its extraordinary impact on cultures past and present.
This fascinating guide reveals all the intriguing stories behind the titans and creatures, gods and godesses, heroes and traditions of legends from around the world, in easily digestable bite-sized chunks.

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The Illuminae Files tome 2

gemina-low-resRésumé : Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
Hanna Donnelly is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik Malikov the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own surivival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope. Lire la suite de « Gemina »

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race


Résumé : The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inexctricable link between class and race, Why ‘m no longer talking to white people about race is the essentiel handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.

Autrice : Reni Eddo-Lodge Lire la suite de « Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race »

What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History’s Most Remarkable Women

what-would-boudicca-do-1190051Résumé : Modern life can be troublesome. There is only so much mansplaining, body shaming, playong « nice » and being underestimated that a girl can take.
In What Would Boudicca Do? we turn to the most celebrated women from history for advice; those sisters who were pioneers in science, politics, the arts and generally getting stuff done. With Boudicca as inspiration, sticking up for yourself gets that much easier, just as channelling Dorothy Parker’s wit and defiance will see you right in times of headaches.
the fifty remarkable, gutsy women within are sometines flawed but always fabulous – we can learn so much from them to conquer the everyday challenges of life today. Lire la suite de « What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History’s Most Remarkable Women »

G’morning, G’night!

Little pep talks for me & you

gmorning-gnight-little-pep-talks-for-me-you-1167146Résumé : Good morning. Do not get stuck in the comment section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let other tussle it out. Vamos!
Before he inspired the whole world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and the end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took a life of their own. Now, Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favourite) Jonny Sun.
Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift. Lire la suite de « G’morning, G’night! »


Caraval tome 3

caraval-tome-3-finale-1234096Résumé : It’s been two months sice the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t exist.
With lives, empires and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going ti trust Legend – or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.
Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.
Welcome, welcome to Finale. All games must come to an end… Lire la suite de « Finale »