Friday, April 26, 2013

The Non - Fiction Giveway Hop


Welcome to my first giveaway on the blog, kindly hosted by Rikki and which starts today, the 26th, ending on the 29th! 

I love reading non - fiction books so I am giving away one of the best books I read last year, "How to Be a Woman", by Caitlin Moran. It is a funny, yet sometimes serious book about the troubles and bliss of being a woman, among other things :)The book is in English and it will be shipped via The Book Depository if you live abroad, or via the Romanian post, if you live in my country.

What do you have to do to win it? Leave a comment with your name and e-mail and tell me why you would like to win this book. Also, you can mention one or two non - fiction books you enjoyed reading.The winner will be announced on the 1st of May.

Here are the other blogs taking part in the giveaway hop:
Rikki's Teleidoscope 

The Book Garden
Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
Exurbanis
Bookchickdi
Bukubukudidi 
doingdeweydecimal
Savingsinsecond

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Caitlin who? Caitlin Moran, the feminist :)


Thanks to my lovely friend Birgit, I managed to read Moran's second book, "Moranthology", after reading her bestseller "How to be a woman", which I totally loved and not just because she praises Madonna as an iconic figure. Her two books are incredibly funny and in "Moranthology" I especially loved her insights into issues that we may be familiar with: being poor, living in caravans, smoking marijuana, Michael Jackson's funeral or squirrels' testicles :)) What I didn't enjoy that much in "Moranthology" were the topics that did not ring any bell to me, or the one which she also talked about in her previous book, her crazy rendez-vous in Berlin, with lady gaga... Still, the book made me laugh and it will certainly make you, if you still think you have a sense of humour :)
Here are some quotes from "Moranthology":
 "So here I am, the next day, in London. Getting off the coach at Victoria Station wearing a gigantic hat - to make me look thinner - and carrying a lemon sponge in a suitcase. If I carry the suitcase by the handle, the cake will tip on the side - so I am carrying it flat, like a tray, in both hands. The time is 11.15am. I am due at the Observer offices, in Battersea, at 12.30pm. ' Just enough time to go to the British Museum and Buckingham Palace!' I think, having looked at the tiny map of London I have in my pocket. I am keen that this journey to London will mix business with pleasure - perhaps to create a new thing, 'plizness'. I set off, carrying my suitcase out in front of me, like a crown on a pillow." 
 A conversation between husband and wife:
"Me, happily: I am happy now. Bear and Puffin. That is us. We are Bear and Puffin. Good night, Bear.'
Pete: 'Good night.'
Me, eventually: 'Puffin.'
Pete: 'What?'
Me: 'Good night, Puffin. Say, "Good night, Puffin".'
Pete: 'Good night, Puffin. You demented f**king bitch."

You can also spend five minutes with her, in s short BBC interview.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jeremy saving the Planet :)

Now that season III of The Borgias has just started, it is time for some serious talk about Jeremy Iron's activism and work in saving planet Earth... sexiness aside, of course :)


Monday, April 8, 2013

The Non - Fiction Giveaway Blog Hop


(aka My First Giveaway on the Blog Ever :))
I do love reading non-fiction books and I was happy when Birgit started the non - fiction reading challenge, but when Rikki decided to host a giveaway hop on the subject, how could I have said no? :)
So, here I am, letting you know that you may join our giveaway until the 20th of April if you are a lover of non-fiction books... and please drop by to see what books we have in store for you.
To sign up for the giveaway please visit Rikki's blog

Friday, April 5, 2013

Broken

Depeche Mode are back with a fantastic album, Delta Machine, I can't refrain from listening to and this is, probably, my favorite track from the album...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Toasting with the Devil

 The last day of March brought about a lovely play by the incredibly creative and talented guys ( actually, one guy, two girls) from the independent film and theater company based in Cluj - Napoca and called "Create.Act.Enjoy"
 I first saw these great young actors in the show "A Toast with the Devil", inspired by M.J. Weeks' "The Devil's Diaries" and I instantly became a fan. They were so full of energy and creativity that the small price I paid for a ticket seemed quite an offence to their talent and work.
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In a nutshell, the play had as its main character a rather sad devil and his two demons, Micky (pun intended in Romanian) and Lilith. What is the devil's story? He created a company whose business seems to flourish day in day out and his work is everywhere... or is it? I am still pondering on the answer, but what was sure was the fact that the three actors managed to make us smile and laugh and why not sign contracts... What contracts might you ask? Go see this wonderful show!