December 07, 2015

Love from Minoa, Istanbul

Minoa is a bookstore and café in Istanbul, and its combination of beautiful design, snacks, and, of course, books, calls me to Istanbul.
While it is not difficult nor unusual for a bookstore to lure me, I hazard a guess in saying that you might also find it alluring.

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Here's some info about the bookstore from The Guide Istanbul. And here's Minoa's Instagram page. Enjoy folks, and if you've been here please tell me about it! Isme

July 14, 2015

Jane Austen: The Small Things

I came across this lovely book trailer for Paula Byrne's book, Jane Austen: The Small Things.


I have purchased a copy and am excited to learn more about some of the stories that intrigued me. Especially the prospect of joining someone in jail while they await trial (for stealing lace and nothing less!).

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did,
Isme

July 07, 2015

Sneaky Teaser

The internet was atwitter when a (fan made) trailer was recently released for the upcoming production of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Netflix.The fan made trailer is well produced, and the props abound with details which reference the books. If I had seen it, I would have believed it - bravo to the creator. Although Netflix has denied any involvement, I still though it would be fun to share the trailer as a reminiscence of reading the series when I was in primary school.
Enjoy!
Isme 

June 05, 2015

Macbeth is killin' it.

The chilling teaser trailer for director Justin Kurzel​'s upcoming film rendition of Macbeth promises a foreboding performance from both Fassbender​ and Cotillard​. Curious? Watch the trailer for yourself.



I enthusiastically anticipate its release, and am keen to be enveloped by the mood that the trailer evokes. 







What do you think: are you a fan of Macbeth; or of any specific rendition; what are your thoughts about Kurzel's upcoming adaption?

April 27, 2014

Right Now


What am I doing at the moment?
  • I have just started (well, actually a few months ago) my first year of university. I am studying law and history, which makes for a huge reading load! I am loving every minute of it, and don't even mind wading through the 86 page documents that are bound to accompany any and all areas of law - even for beginners. Which explains, but does not excuse, my absence. I'm working on that. As you can see.
  • I saw Divergent and loved it! It was better than I had imagined, and I didn't feel let down by the actors, direction of the film, or creation of the world. All the right details were present, yet I didn't find that they were catering too much for fans of the books - which can sometimes be a big problem. I definitely suggest that you go see it. But of course, read the book first!
  • After reading the amazing Graceling by Kristin Cashore, I raced out to the bookstore and bought the companion novel, Bitterblue. I have to steal myself away from it, lest I would spend the whole day absorbed in the pages. You absolutely must read all of Cashore's books - starting with Graceling. Now. Go. Read. Tell me what you think. 
  • I think that I should start a book club. What do you think of that? Would you be interested in reading a book a month and then talking about it? It could be done across platforms, or just on one, via email, or comments on posts? Please let me know via twitter, email, or commenting on this post if you are in the slightest interested!
  • I must now get back to reading the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. Mid Semester test on Wednesday, and two assignments due on Thursday. Fun times! 
Talk Later, 
Isme 



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