A une distance les mots mordent ...

... When a walk leads 
to a new Perspective ...

I've been away from this little personal space too long, but things lead me to other things, and life goes on without realizing it ... in a few words, I found myself away from this place more than I wanted.
--The other day, walking the streets, while a thunderstorm cut through the air, I was looking for shelter from the claws of the lightning that discharge on the ground their powerful rage, and I thought that I wanted to go away for a while. I have already experienced how good is get away from things, try themselves in faraway places and ... I must say that it has always done well - occasionally - is necessary for me.

Do you never had this feeling? 
 Did you never feel the desire to escape? 
Ever you bolted away from yourself? 

If this had not happened ... I hope to you. I hope that, at least, once in a while you can experience that feeling ... to stop everyday routin, see yourselves from outside, analyze your lives and come back with a clear mind and full of new ideas, fresh prospetive and heavy with that awareness that leads the heart to a new maturity, greater self-confidence and identity.

I love walking under the thunderstorm, look around for a rainy day, see swell clouds, look for the rainbow in a storm and then warm up with sunlight that follows the rain. Is beautiful and satisfying to search the unknown in the midst of what I look hundreds of times, but without really looking, seeing something totally new and decisive.
--This I felt to tell you today, also in view of the possibility of created from vacation escape ... try to run away and then come back and see everything in a new perspective!



Est-ce que je peux t’inviter boire un café?

I thought many times about what, actually, reading is for me.

I thought that sometime was a nice pastime, some other time was something that taught me a couple of things about faraway places, new cultures or that plunged me into extraordinary stories.
In fact, thinking about a little bit of, I believe that reading was a true friend, a good companion who followed me for roads that, otherwise, it would be difficult path, for me, having neither the ability, nor the knowledge to do so.

Everything concerning the reading still fascinates me terribly and I believe, and hope, that this appeal will always innovate, never run out or diminish at all, even if at some point the age and powers, probably, will hinder the way ...

Have you ever thought seriously about the reading has influenced your life, your choices, proposing ways and scenarios that you thought not to be possible or even conceivable?
It made you more courageous about your feelings on something or someone?

The reading has allowed you to understand something new about yourself?
... Or maybe it was not anything like this, after all?
I have not found courage to action, but in a way I found spur to some of my principles, they found lymph and support thinkers and writers who have taught me to build royalties and personal rules, moral principles on a solid foundation and understanding human nature (but much I miss about).
I also found the comprehension of new ideas, new concepts and types of expressions and feelings, even if you still do not fully understand, I learned there.
The printed page certainly does not replace the word, discussions, and the perception that you have with real people, but it's good substitute if the good company languish, here is ...
You do not find?

Il pleut sur mon cœur ...

It 's cold and winter has brought with it the seasonal's illness. But it is also true that if the winter has many faces negative, it has also very positive. Which one? First ... it's my favorite time of year. Second, the winter gives me the opportunity to read quiet and calm on the couch, at home, without making me feel guilty of this and without the anxiety to hear wasted the sun's rays that fall on the ground. Because - in the end - it's too cold to do anything ...

So ... I read ... a lot... and below there are the books that I love much:

 And Only
 to Deceive
by Tasha Alexander
321 pages
William Morrow
My opinion:

"Lady Emily series"

01. And Only to Deceive
02. A Poisoned Season
03. A Fatal Waltz
3.5. Emily and Colin’s Wedding: A Tears of Pearl Prequel Story
04. Tears of Pearl
05. Dangerous to Know
06. A Crimson Warning
07. Death in the Floating City
08. Behind the Shattered Glass
09. The Counterfeit Heiress
9.5. Star of the East
10. The Adventuress
10.5.That Silent Night: A Lady Emily Christmas Story
11. A Terrible Beauty  
Emily agreed to wed Philip, the Viscount Ashton, primarily to escape her overbearing mother. Philip's death while on safari soon after their wedding left Emily feeling little grief, for she barely knew the dashing stranger.  
But her discovery of his journals nearly two years later reveals a far different man than she imagined-a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who apparently loved his new wife deeply. Emily's desire to learn more about her late husband leads her through the quiet corners of the British Museum and into a dangerous mystery involving rare stolen artifacts. 
To complicate matters, she juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond matrimony into darker realms

Tasha Alexander is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Emily series and the novel ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE. She attended the University of Notre Dame, where she studied English and Medieval History. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, divide their time between Chicago and the UK.



 Up at
Butternut Lake
by Mary Mc Near
384 pages
William Morrow
"The Butternut Lake Trilogy"

01. Up at Butternut Lake
02. Butternut Summer
03. The Night Before Christmas
3.5. Moonlight on Butternut Lake: A Novel  
In the spirit of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs, comes this debut novel-the first in an unforgettable new series by Mary McNear

It's been ten years since Allie Beckett crossed the threshold of her family cabin at Butternut Lake, Minnesota. Now, newly widowed after the death of her husband in Afghanistan, she's returned with her five-year-old son.
There, she reconnects with the friends she had in childhood-best girlfriend Jax, now married with three kids and one on the way, and Caroline, owner of the local coffee shop. What Allie doesn't count on is a newcomer to Butternut Lake, Walker Ford.
Up at Butternut Lake follows these four unforgettable characters across a single summer as they struggle with love, loss, and what it means to take risks, confront fears, and embrace life, in all of its excitement and unpredictability.
Allie Beckett could never have imagined, when she ran away from her old life, that she was running into a whole new life, up at the lake….
Mary McNear is the author of the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Up at Butternut Lake, published by HarperCollins. Up at Butternut Lake was the first book in the Butternut Lake series. The second Book, Butternut Summer, is now available. The third novel in the Butternut Lake trilogy, Moonlight on Butternut Lake, will be published in May 2015. A novella, Butternut Lake: The Night Before Christmas, was available in ebook form on December 9, 2014. The third book in the series, Moonlight on Butternut Lake, was published in May 2015. The fourth Butternut Lake novel, The Space Between Sisters, is due out June 2016.
Mary McNear lives in San Francisco with her husband, two teenage children, and a high-strung minuscule white dog named Macaroon. She writes her novels at a local doughnut shop, where she sips Diet Pepsi, observes the hubbub of neighborhood life, and tries to resist the constant temptation of freshly made doughnuts. She bases her novels on a lifetime of summers spent in a small town on a lake in the northern Midwest. She can be found on Facebook at MaryMcNearAuthor

Someone say it is blu, someone say it is gold ...

Sometimes is better change point of view.

No Other way.

These days something goes wrong ... I really don't know waht in particulary, but I throwed my mind away in some dark place and I can't come back in the daylight.

I read something, and saw something that disturbed me very much. Now I try to climb the slope, but is a long  process that want a price from me: time.

In the meantime I've read a lot of books and I bought a lot of books, too.  I want to read one of them with more curiosity : "Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

Do you want to see the book with me?

In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.



by Kristin Hannah
pages 440
price $27.99
Audiobook $44.99
St. Martin's Press

France, 1939.
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gaetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

--o Opinions o-- 

“I loved Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. She has captured a particular slice of French life during World War II with wonderful details and drama. But what I loved most about the novel was the relationship between the two sisters and Hannah's exploration of what we do in moments of great challenge. Do we rise to the occasion or fail? Are we heroes or cowards? Are we loyal to the people we love most or do we betray them? Hannah explores these questions with probing finesse and great heart.” Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestseller author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

“In this epic novel, set in France in World War II, two sisters who live in a small village find themselves estranged when they disagree about the imminent threat of occupation. Separated by principles and temperament, each must find her own way forward as she faces moral questions and life-or-death choices. Haunting, action-packed, and compelling.” Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

“I read The Nightingale in one sitting, completely transported to wartime France, completely forgetting where I was. A historical novel―built on Kristin Hannah’s proven skill with story, complex and enduring family ties, and passion―one that will captivate readers.” Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness

“I found The Nightingale absolutely riveting! I started reading it one night after supper with every intention of reading just a few chapters for that evening and could not put it down. Not only is it an emotionally inspiring story with well-drawn characters whom you grow to care about deeply, but it is also historically informative….Read this book. It will keep you guessing throughout about the two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, both brave young women who did what they thought was the right thing to do in the most of difficult circumstances. They had--in the words of Lawrence Langer the WW2 historian scholar” ―too often to make ‘choiceless choices.'" –Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute

“A beautifully written and richly evocative examination of life, love, and the ravages of war, and the different ways people react to unthinkable situations―not to mention the terrible and mounting toll of keeping secrets. This powerhouse of a story is equally packed with action and emotion, and is sure to be another major hit.” ―Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane.
Her novel Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached direct.
Kristin’s next release is the highly anticipated The Nightingale, which will be in stores on February 3, 2015.  
Kristin was born in September 1960 in Southern California and grew up at the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. When she was eight years old, her father drove the family to Western Washington which they called home.
After working in a trendy advertising agency, Kristin decided to go to law school. "But you're going to be a writer" are the prophetic words she would never forget from her mother. Kristin was in her third-and final-year of law school and her mom was in the hospital, facing the end of her long battle with cancer. Kristin was shocked to discover that her mother believed she would become a writer. For the next few months, they collaborated on a novel.  After her mom's death, she packed up all those bits and pieces of paper and research they'd collected and put them in a box in the back of her closet. Kristin got married and continued practicing law.
Then Kristin found out she was pregnant and was on bed rest for five months. By the time she'd read every book in the house and started asking her husband for cereal boxes to read, she knew she was a goner. That's when her husband reminded her of the book she'd started with her mom. Kristin pulled out the boxes of research material, dusted them off and began writing. By the time their son was born, she'd finished a first draft and found an obsession.
The rejections came, of course, and they stung for a while, but each one really just spurred her to try harder, work more. In 1990, Kristin got "the call," and in that moment, she went from a young mother with a cooler-than-average hobby to a professional writer, and has never looked back. In all the years between then and now, she has never lost her love of, or her enthusiasm for, telling stories. Kristin feels truly blessed to be a wife, a mother, and a writer.  Her novel, Firefly Lane, became a runaway bestseller in 2009, a touchstone novel that brought women together.

Je veux vous dire


Today, probably because is a foggy and raining day, I feel more comfortable at home than any other place in the world. Bored to stay at window and counting the teardrops of the sky kissing the earth, yesterday I took my pc and I've started this new adventure named "A little bookshop in Amiens".

I have another blog - about books, of course - but I don't really know why --- I feel this need in the deepest of my heart to walk another path ... approach myself to another side of life and find the true souls of books. I don't know in which directions to go, but I built this little virtual bookshop for understand better a couple such things.

A couple of hours ago I was sitting in my sofa with my cats, watching talking the tv and I was boring, and now I'm here happy to fill a little piece of my life with this new box of idea, and little things call life --- for me is a little miracle and a brand new beginning of something of beautiful.

If someone want to know the reason of the name of the blog --- Yes, I know, its a little strange but --- I love France, I love Amiens in particulary (a village in the north of Paris) and I love books, so ... why not "A little bookshop in Amiens"? Do you like it? I hope yes, and I hope you like the world seen from my eyes...

I wish you a wonderful year
 full of happiness, wonder and discovery.


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