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10 years ago @ The Blue Bookcase - I met Margaret Atwood! · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh my God, you are so lucky!! Margaret Atwood is an author to look up to. My favourite book is Alias Grace, I loved how complex the characers are and how historical facts can be revisited and rewritten!

10 years ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Stupidest ... · 1 reply · +2 points

it was the first Christopher Moore book I read and it made me fall in love with him. He makes me laugh, he did when a beloved one died and I wrote him. He answered my email and was pretty happy his work was helping me. Just a perfect, good, light reading.

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - Book Meme: Day 05 - A ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Another great blogger has told me to read this book too. I actually downloaded it but haven't read it yet. Now I have another reason!

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - Book Meme: Day 01 - Th... · 1 reply · +1 points

Can you believe I've never read it? I borrowed it from an ex-boyfriend and there it is... resting on my shelf! Since I'm not returning it, I think I should give it a try, right? :)

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - Top Childhood Favourit... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt sounds very much like Rebecca, I may give it a try!

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - Short Stories on Wedne... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't know if they can be found online, but I loved Margaret Atwood's short stories. However, one that really impressed me back then was Roal Dahl's "The Way up to Heaven" which you can find here:

Hope all you Risa's readers enjoy it as much as I did!

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - What does one do when ... · 1 reply · +1 points

The Scarlett Letter was one of my favourite ones last year in college, I think it is a wonderful anthropological study of feminine roles and perception in the colonisation period. Let me know what you think, as soon as you turn the last page!!

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - Short Stories on Wedne... · 1 reply · +2 points

This sounds great. I have a love-hate relationship with short stories: I love to study them but, out of college, I don't feel attracted to them. However, just recently I bought one by Eudora Welty called Moon Lake... Got to admit they are a great first contact with any author.

Will you be hosting a read along? Like, for example, post a link to the short story online so we can all join... That would be terrific :)

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - A Fairytale about an O... · 0 replies · +1 points

Guess you are right too. I wanted an Axterix-woman.

The feminine panorama is even worse in Tintin... but sill, one of my favourite childhood memories!

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - A Fairytale about an O... · 1 reply · +1 points

You are right, in India the white skin issue is far more important than here where people literally sunburn themselves to look as dark as they can (something I do not understand because it does not fit everyone... but it's the fashion!).

I guess here the thing is that many of us grow up as blondes and then the hair darkens so we kind of want to go back to blonde. At least, that is what happens to me, because our hair becomes... bland. It is not the shiny, dark hair. it is a hair that could pass for blond and could pass for brownish or even reddish. Can i make a superficial comment and say we are in an inbetweeness regarding our hair color? :P