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The book of a thousand days • Shannon Hale

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Titre : The book of thousand days
Auteur : Shannon Hale
Editeur : Bloomsbury
Parution : 2007
Nombre de pages :  307 pages
Genre : Jeunesse / Conte

CHRONIQUE #296

Juin 2017

When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years because of Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment.

As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. With the arrival outside the tower of Saren’s two suitors–one welcome, the other decidedly less so–the girls are confronted with both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows.

With Shannon Hale’s lyrical language, this little-known classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset on the central Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise. 

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One Hundred Names • Cecilia Ahern: L’auteur de « PS. I Love You »

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Titre : One hundred names
Auteur : Cecilia ahern
Editeur : Harper
Parution : 2013
Nombre de pages :  470 pages
Genre : Feel Good / Contemporain / Romance

CHRONIQUE #295

Juin 2017

The uplifting and thoughtful novel from the uniquely talented author. Everyone has a story to tell…Journalist Kitty Logan’s career has been destroyed by scandal, and she now faces losing the woman who guided her and taught her everything she knew. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her – what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late. With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life – to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty has to not only track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she uncovers Constance’s – and starts to understand her own…

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Geek Girl • Holy Smale (lecture VO)

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Titre : Geek Girl
Auteur : Holly Smale
Editeur : HarperCollins Children’s Books
Parution : 2013
Nombre de pages : 378 pages
Genre : Jeunesse / Girl

CHRONIQUE #291

Mai 2017

Geek + runway = a runaway UK hit! Geek Girl is the first book in a hilarious, internationally bestselling series that’s perfect for fans of Louise Rennison and The Princess Diaries. Harriet Manners is a geek. She always has been, and she thought she always would be—but when she’s discovered by a modeling agent, she leaps at the chance to reinvent herself. There’s only one problem: Harriet is the definition of awkward. Can she transform from geek to chic?

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Ô June… The British month is coming !

Lire en anglais ça vous tente ? Vous avez envie de vous lancer ? Vous avez plusieurs livres dans votre PAL que vous n’avez pas encore commencé ? C’est le moment ! Sortez vos paperbacks, vos hardbacks et vos dicos franglais car juin sera le mois de la lecture en VO ! 

Juin = études, examens, blocus… Enfin, pour les étudiants surtout. Pour moi, juin est maintenant un mois comme les autres. Un mois où il fait beau et chaud. Un mois où j’ai envie de faire un effort et de sortir de ma zone de confort en lisant en anglais. J’ai une série de livres en VO (pour la plupart acheté en 2014) qui m’attendent dans ma PAL et j’ai vraiment envie de les sortir de là.

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