Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts

Monday, June 17, 2013

2013 Book List Pt II: What to Read this Summer

In case these 11 new reads weren't enough to last through the summer, here's a few more books you might definitely want to check out soon:

This Is Paradise: Stories by Kristiana Kahakauwila 
Elegant, brutal, and profound—this magnificent debut captures the grit and glory of modern Hawai'i with breathtaking force and accuracy.

Hydrant
(Photo: Zantony)
It's Not Love, It's Just Paris by Patricia Engel
Lita del Cielo, the daughter of two Colombian orphans who arrived in America with nothing and made a fortune with their Latin food empire, has been granted one year to pursue her studies in Paris before returning to work in the family business. She moves into a gently crumbling Left Bank mansion known as “The House of Stars,” where a spirited but bedridden Countess Séraphine rents out rooms to young women visiting Paris to work, study, and, unofficially, to find love.

Loteria: A Novel By Mario Alberto Zambrano 
In Lotería, the spellbinding literary debut by Mario Alberto Zambrano, a young girl tells the story of her family’s tragic demise using a deck of cards of the eponymous Latin American game of chance.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker 
Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

Lexicon By Max Barry 
Sci-fi and Matrix fans will enjoy Max Barry’s most spellbinding and ambitious novel yet, Lexicon is a brilliant thriller that explores language, power, identity, and our capacity to love—whatever the cost.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lit Links & Things:

Português: Memorial Árabe, na Praça Gibran Kha...
Português: Memorial Árabe, na Praça Gibran Khalil Gibran, em Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Finally saw Hesher - loved it! Joseph Gordon Levitt can do no wrong in my book.
  • An Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution. Los Tocayos Carlos, a book-length monograph and comprehensive website published by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunday post from bed

So I admit it every once in a while, I like to lounge in bed -- the entire day!

It's almost 6pm and I can't say I moved from bed too much with the exception of getting up for a cup Bustelo, black and sweet. I remember a boy I had once dated who shared his bed, his paper and his coffee with on a cold Spring Sunday with me till nearly 4pm, I thought I had met my soul mate, so what if he was a communist.

Anyway, it's August in NYC and it's in the 70s, I'm so loving the fall preview. Autumn is my absolute favorite season. Yesterday, while I had some down time I sat down with a bunch of catalogs that were starting to pile up and started planning my holiday shopping list.

I really need to start saving money though. Last night, I also went to the movies and saw The Last Legion. While it was a rotten tomato nominee, I thought it was great for my boyfriend's thirteen year old son. The story focuses on Romulus Caesar, who turns out to be King Arthur's father. I've always loved the King Arthur tale and we are a bit of history buffs so we had fun.

My boyfriend was awestruck by the beauty of Indian actress, Aishwarya Rai, and really who could blame him?

It turned out to be a double feature night and we also saw Rush Hour 3. I guess it might be up some people's alley but I detest dumb comedy and grimaced inwardly at the stupid humor.


On to more pressing things, the Spanish community in NYC is banding together to send the Peruvians much needed aid: Check out ny1 for more information.

I hope a similar effort can be made to help save New York's Lectorum Bookstore at Risk.

Weirdly, I've been having techie dreams, how geeky is that? Last night, I dreamt about Google. LOL!

My best friend, sfida is going to Paris, and now I totally want to go too, it didn't help seeing Rush Hour 3, which is mostly set there as well. I think I might plan a trip later on this year maybe even for my birthday in December. We shall see!
 
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