The girl Who Reads on the Metro:Christine FÉret Fleury

Reviewed January 2022 ed 15/01/22

“A Novel about taking chances and finding happiness”

When Juliette takes the metro to her loathed office job each morning, her only escape is books – she avidly reads on the journey and imagines what her fellow commuters’ choices might say about them.

Then she meets Soliman – the mysterious own of the most enchanting bookshop Juliette has ever seen and things will never be the same again.

Soliman believes in the power of books to change the course of a life and he’s about to change Juliettes forever…

(c188 pages) (2019) (Paperback)(Hardback)(Kindle) (Audiobook)

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Releasing Books into the Wild (Book Crossing)

‘Have you heard of the principal of releasing books into the wild? … An American, Ron Hornbaker, created, or rather developed, the concept of BookCrossing in 2001. Turn the whole world into a library… You leave a book in a public place – a station, park bench, cinema – someone picks it up, reads it, then releases itelsewhere a few days or even weeks later. The BookCrossing website registers each book, each is given an ID which must be included on a label on the cover with the website URL. Anyone picking up a book can register the date and place where they found it, add an opinion or a review…’

The Girl Who Reads on the Metro: Christine Féret-Fleury

How do you arrange your books?

“This man avoided putting books on the same shelf two books whose authors didn’t get on, even after their deaths“

“…for having criticised Cicero, Erasmus was sentenced by a Verona judge to pay one hundred crowns to the poor … Shakespeare and Marlowe both accused the other of plagiarism; Louis-Ferdinand Céline called Satre ‘a little shit- crammed piece of filth’; Jules Vallès considered Baudelaire a blusterer. As for Flaubert, he was a master of damming with faint praise: ’What a man Balzac would have been, had he known how to write?’

Mine simply have to live together peacefully or with resignation, assigned simply in alphabetical order.

Others are more creative and place them bythe order they read them in, simply their colour or other more abstract themes. Click below for more ideas.

12 Clever Ways to Organise your book collection

Lire la suite en Francais….

Après des études de lettres et quelques années de recherche universitaire autour des rapports texte/musique dans l’opéra, Christine Féret-Fleury a fait ses gammes d’éditrice avec Pierre Marchand, aux éditions Gallimard.

En 1996, elle publie son premier livre pour la jeunesse, Le Petit Tamour (Flammarion), suivi en 1999 par un roman « adulte », Les vagues sont douces comme des tigres (Arléa), couronné par le prix Antigone, puis par une soixantaine d’autres titres.

Depuis 2001, elle se consacre principalement à l’écriture et assure la direction éditoriale des éditions Les 400 Coups France.

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