Life Update: I’m on Etsy!

Hi guys! I’m really sorry, I wanted to post my recommendation post yesterday, but I didn’t finish writing it… Because I was busy opening my shop on Etsy!

This is the link if you want to check it out: https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/ClemisWorld?ref=hdr_shop_menu

I would love you forever if you clicked and gave me some feedback! (or even bought something obviously…) ♥

Have a nice Monday!

The Little Prince: Exhibition

Hi guys! I didn’t post yesterday because I have decided to calm down a bit. But I will still post very often! (Also have you noticed I uploaded a header image? I’m rather proud of it…)

Anyway. Last week I went to The Little Prince exhibition in Versailles (it ends this weekend, I’m the queen of going to exhibitions right before they end… It doesn’t make them any less good!) It took some pictures and I wanted to share them with you all!

I also learned a lot about the author, Antoine de Saint Exupery. He was born at the beginning of the 20th century, and was a reckless aviator (this is where the idea of the Little Prince came). He also wrote other books, was friend with editors, and won several literary prices. He was also married to a sculptor (I had no idea of this).

During WWII, he fled to the US, leaving his wife behind. He tried to raise awareness about Nazi Germany, and encourage the US to start fighting against them.

The Little Prince was first published in the US in April 1943, it was originally planned as a Christmas story for children, but he made it more than this, and did whatever he wanted. Which ended up in the famous philosophical novel that we know. It was published in France after the war, in 1946.

Antoine de Saint Exupery died during the war, while flying between France and Algeria, and I like to think he reunited with his Little Prince…

“Once upon a time there was a little prince lived on a planet scarcely bigger than your home…”

“It was dark now. I had dropped my tools. I couldn’t care less about my hammer, my bolt, my thirst, or my death. There was on a star, on a planet, on my planet, on Earth, a Little Prince who needed comfort.”

“Please… Could you draw me a sheep?”
“What?”
“Draw me a sheep…”
I jumped on my feet as if I had been hit by lightning. I rubbed my eyes. I looked again. And I was a perfectly extraordinary little boy, looking severly at me.”

My True Love Gave To Me: My Review

My true love gave to me is a selection of 12 winter holiday short stories edited by Stephanie Perkins and published in 2014. (Goodreads)

Genre: YA, short stories, romance

Overall rating: ★★★★☆

I also rated each of the short stories individually since they were all very different. Logically, those with five stars are my favourite. They were really adorable, and got me swooning… This book was a really cute and refreshing read!

Midnights by Rainbow Rowell ★★★★★
The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link ★★★☆☆
Angels in the Snow by Matt de la Peña ★★★☆☆
Polaris is where you’ll find me by Jenny Han ★★★★☆
It’s a Yuletide miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins ★★★★★
Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan ★★★☆☆
Krampuslauf by Holly Black ★★★☆☆
What the hell have you done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman ★★★★★
Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire ★★★★★
Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White ★★★★★
Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter ★★★★☆
The Girl who woke the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ★★★☆☆

I recommend it to people who like short stories, obviously, and to those of you who like cute stories and winter romance!

I’m not sure how to review this since it’s a collection of short stories, and there were some I loved and some I didn’t enjoy that much.

What you need to know:

If you want to cuddle up with a cute romance, that’s easy to read (and obviously if you like short stories) then you can give it a try, definitely!

It’s also lovely if you don’t want to read the whole thing in one sitting. You can just put it down after any short stories. Yes, I know I’m only stating the obvious.

Usually I’m not really a short stories person, since they often make me feel like the story wasn’t complete, so this book was a lovely surprise as I really enjoyed it! I know it’s only my opinion, but I would avdise you to definitely check out the stories I rated 5! And if you see authors you like, you will probably like these stories, and it’s the occasion to read more from them, in a different way. (And I am yet again stating the obvious…)

The stories are all very different, so there is definitely one for everyone! (as long as you like romance,  I guess, but come one, who doesn’t enjoy a little romance from time to time!)

Please share your opinon if you have read the book, I would love to talk about it!

The Love Tag

Thank you Norah from Bookish Fever for tagging me, I really had a lot of fun doing this! Here is her article if you want to check it out.

A book you love, but no one else talks about

One Day

I think One Day (aka my favourite book… but you probably know that already) is really underrated in the bookish community!

Books other people love, but you haven’t gotten around yet

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

I haven’t read the Mortal Instruments series yet, shame on me… I really want to get around them soon though!

Stand alone book you love

FangirlThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

Can I say One Day again? Well if I can’t do this, I’m going to pick Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Favourite book couple

Ron and Hermione ♥

Katniss and Peeta ♥

Series that you love

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

My answer to this question will always be HARRY POTTER and PERCY JACKSON ♥

The perfect song

Somewhere only we know by Keane

A cute DIY

I made that necklace! I’m planning on selling similar ones on Etsy soon, would you be interested?

I’m nominating Jen from Jen’s Bookish Journey, Kristy from The Reader Dragon, Lauren from Literary Wisdom, and any one who wants to do this! ♥

Teaser Tuesday #7

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

How Many Letters Are in Goodbye?

How Many Letters are in Goodbye? was written by Yvonne Cassidy, and first published in 2014. It will be reedited on March 8th. (I’m currently reading an ARC copy provided by NetGalley)

Genre: YA, coming of age, contemporary, LGBT, epistolary novel

Here’s my teaser:

“I can never decide which photo I prefer. I like the Columbia one because you’re happy on it. I like the second one because we’re both in it.” (4% into the story)

Goodreads

Blog update: 100 posts!

100 Posts

Hi guys! I reached 100 posts on Saturday, and I can hardly believe I came this far! Thank you all for sticking up and for following me, it really means a lot!

I’m trying little by little to improve the way my blog looks and the way it’s organised, so if you have any advice, it is very welcome!

I also reached 120 followers, so thanks again.

And I have posted everyday for 6 weeks in a row, I’m quite proud of that accomplishment!

That’s all I wanted to say for today but I have a bunch of articles ready for this week, so don’t worry, I’ll be back!

Sunday Recommendations: Historical Fiction (Part 1)

Here is the second edition of my Sunday Recommendations! This week’s feature is Historical Fiction, I hope you enjoy!

Reading historical fiction is such a great adventure, so if you are not familiar with it, here are some of my favourites. I tried to put them in some kind of chronological order, if you have any questions, please ask!

Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)

Book blurb: Both stories take place during the Middle Ages and follow life in the town of Kingsbridge, and the building of the cathedral. It follows the life of the builders, the priory, the rich and the poor, between love, hate and intrigues.

I LOVE THOSE BOOKS SO MUCH EVERYONE SHOULD READ THEM!! (Yes, even if they’re like really big… They’re so good.) There is also a short TV shows for both books if you’d like to check it out!

These books reminded me a bit of Game of Thrones, so if you are desperately waiting for the sequel, this might help in the meantime!

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chealier

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Book blurb: Set during the 17th century, this fiction follows the story of Vermeer, the Dutch painter, and the girl who posed for his famous painting Girl with a pearl earring.

It’s a really interesting and beautiful story, I learned a lot and discovered a lot while reading this book!

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Book blurb: Set during the 19th century, it follows the unhappy affair of Anna Karenina and her lover Vronski… But it’s also so much more as it follows the life of many other characters, and depicts a lot of aspects of Russian life during the 19th century.

One of my favourite books of all time! Even if it’s long, it’s hard to put it down. There are a lot of favourite characters, but little by little we get used to it, and we get to know them better! My favourites are Levin and Kitty, they’re so sweet.

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

Falling Angels

Book blurb: Set in England at the turn of the 20th century, the story retraces the lives of two families who have nothing in common, but the friendship between their daughters who met in the cemetry after queen Victoria’s death. It’s about society and women’s rights, and it was really interesting!

I saw that it has mixed reviews on Goodreads, but for me it’s definitely a five-stars book, I loved it!

A very long engagement by Sebastien Japrisot

A Very Long Engagement

I already talked about that one on last week’s post, you can check it out here!

Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

Set in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century, you can check out my review here!

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah's Key

Book blurb: Paris, Summer of 1942. When the police comes to the door to take her family away because they are Jews, she hides her little brother in the bedroom cupboard, and promises she will come back for him as soon as possible. Six years later, a journalist comes across her story and tries to understand.

Heartbreaking and beautiful, this book is a must read!

Part 2 coming next week! If you have any historical fiction recommendations, I’d love to hear about them!