2 martie 2013

Kathy Lette

Love is Blind (Quick Reads)

When Jane decides to move to the Australian outback in search of a husband, her sister Anthea thinks she’s mad. But then again, the sisters have never seen eye-to-eye. Anthea is slim, beautiful and has a perfect life and fiancé. Jane has always felt like the ugly duckling in comparison. But when Anthea follows her sister Down Under to try and save Jane from this latest crazy plan, she ends up taking a walk on the wild side herself…

 The Boy Who Fell To Earth

 The best way to describe this novel is as “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” told from the mother’s point of view. It’s basically the tale of a single mum raising a child with Aspergers Syndrome, with all the heartache and hilarity that entails. It’s currently being made into a Hollywood film by screen goddess Emily Mortimer. As the book is also a love story, it involves casting a whole delicious male menu, which is why I’m currently driving around town with a casting couch strapped to my roof racks!

 To Love, Honour and Betray

 A book for all women who have fallen in love with a man who thinks monogamy is something you make dining room tables out of. Divorce, lust, toy boys, surf life saving, moving to Australia and the hilarious horrors of raising a teenage daughter are all thrown into the hormonal mix. I absolutely loved writing this book and was thrilled when it reached number one on the Australian best seller lists. This British fish-out-of-water comedy has just been optioned by the BBC, so am hoping for a mini series soon. I am keen to audition the hunky surf life savers… At my age, it’s the only way I’ll ever get to hear heavy breathing again! 

Nip ‘N’ Tuck

 This book, written before the TV series, is a send up of cosmetic surgery. Women suffer from facial prejudice – we get judged on our looks in a way that men don’t. Obviously beauty comes from within – within a jar marked “Anti Wrinkle Cream”. Yep, beauty is one of the most natural things… which money can buy. But why would you want a man who only wants you because you’re silicone from tonsils to toenails? Besides which, my mother told me never to pick my nose – especially from a catalogue. 

Altar Ego

 Optioned by Scott Rudin of “First Wives Club” and “Stepford Wives” fame. I wrote it as an antidote to “Bridget Jones” and other books which promote the idea that a woman is nothing without a Knight in Shining Armani. And that once the snooze alarm goes off on her biological clock, she’s no longer looking for Mr. Right, but Mr. Kinda Okay, Mr. Too Corpses Short of a Serial Killer, just to get her eggs fertilized. In truth, marriage suits men much more than it suits women. Married men live longer than single men, have less heart disease and mental problems. While single women live longer than married women, have less heart disease and mental problems. Marriage stats are lower than Lady Ga Ga’s bikini line at the moment and I think it’s women who are getting P.M.T – pre monogamy tension.

 Mad Cows

 A huge hit for me. It was the first novel to take the sacred cow that motherhood is the ultimate fulfillment for a female, and whack it on the Barbie. No matter how much you love your progeny, there are those days when you’re tempted to whack them back into the condom vending machine for the refund. Always remember that perfect mothers only exist in American sit coms. The book was made into a movie staring Anna Friel and Joanna Lumley and spawned a whole new genre – “Mummy Lit.”

 Foetal Attraction

 My satire on the trials and tribulations of pregnancy, lust, love and the occupational hazard of the single girl – falling in love with a married man. It’s one of the books I most enjoyed writing. If you’re up the duff, or even just contemplating stretching your vagina the customary five kilometers, this book will tell you what to expect when you’re expecting. This was my ‘break through’ book in Britain. And, I hope it will ensure you break your waters laughing. I’ve sold the rights many times, to the BBC and to various independent producers, but it is still in cinematic gestation.

Puberty Blues

 An Australian cult classic. Its popularity means that I can never escape puberty. I’m currently having my fourth. There was my actual puberty, then the book, then the movie of the book directed by Bruce Beresford, and now the 8 hour mini series. Channel Ten have just commissioned a second 8 hour mini series. As I’m mid menopause, it’s all very hormonally confusing! I think the follow up, “Menopause Blues” must be on the creative cards.

3 februarie 2013

Regatele Nashira - Licia Troisi

Nashira este o lume misterioasă în care cel mai prețios element este aerul: din ce in ce mai rar și numai copacii uriași care acoperă Talaria, cel mai mare regat, sunt capabili să-l producă. Dar aerul tinde să se disperseze rapid și este reținut pe suprafața de pietre speciale cu puteri magice, care pot fi activate doar de o castă de preoți. Acestia au un singur destin, sa isi dedice viata inchinarii unuia din cei patru zei care vegheaza asupra Talariei.

5 septembrie 2012


Update: Asa cum am promis, astazi la sfarsitul luni septembrie am incheiat concursul, ma bucurat enorm de mult numarul mare in care ati participat. Am primit 127 de e-mail-uri si din acestea am ales un castigator.
Asadar nu o sa va mai tin in suspans.....castigatorul in urma trageri la sorti cu metoda clasica prin biletele a fost Alin G. Iam trimits deja vestea prin e-mail, acum astept sa imi trimita datele pentru a trimite coletul. Va multumesc inca o data pentru participarea la concurs si in lunile urmatoare vizitati blogul pentru ca, va voi pregati premii la fel de frumoase. Sa aveti o seara placuta si cu acest update imi iau la revedere de la voi si de la luna septembrie si astept cu nerabdare sa ne vedem in luna octombrie. XOXO

Literatura clasica - Puffin Classic Collection
De multe luni imi doream sa pun labutele pe colectia asta de carti clasice care mi-a bucurat ochii de la prima privire, cartile sunt cartonate si ilustratia de pe coperti e absolut superba. Chiar daca am toate cartile din aceasta colectia in diferite variante si de la diferite edituri in limba romana, imi doream nespus de mult sa o am pe aceasta si in biblioteca arata superb.

 Pentru ca in ultimele luni nu am postat atat de mult pe blog cum as fi vrut dar stiti si voi cum e vacanta...nu?! Am o mega surprinza......param papam......Unul din voi o sa fie norocosul sau norocoasa castigatoare a celor 12 carti. Yeeeeeyyyyy!!!
Tot ce trebuie sa faceti este sa imi trimiteti un e-mail la adresa cartimagice@yahoo.com cu numele vostru si sa lasati cat mai multe comentari la postarile de pe blog asta daca va permite timpul.
Atentie! Numele si adresa de e-mail nu vor fi facute publice.
Castigatorul o sa il anunt prin e-mail la sfarsitul lunii septembrie, cand va fi ales prin tragere la sorti....metoda clasica cu biletele......lol.

Bafta tututor!!! Rehina.

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in.
But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs?

Editura: Puffin Classic

The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Braum

Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.

Editura: Puffin Classic

Tales of the Greek Heroes - Roger Lancelyn Green

The mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.

Editura: Puffin Classic