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Books have always been part of my life; my parents are huge book lovers and they gave me and my brother this passion for books even though we all like different genres: my parents love historical stories, my brother enjoys reading thriller and horror and I find my pleasure in ya, strange universes and non-human characters. I could probably read for hours and hours and lose myself in the story and then look at the clock and realize I've missed 2 meals and it's 3am. Don't judge. You're probably secretly thinking that it has already happened to you, too. Admit it. English is not my mothertongue (it's French, if you're wondering) but I prefer reading books in English (well, in the original language), because when a book is translated, it doesn't convey the same message and the voice of the author is lost (in my opinion).

Currently reading

Le Horla
Guy de Maupassant
Contes pour les enfants et la maison
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Natacha Rimasson-Fertin
""Too much has happened to put right. I would need another life. No, several lives. Another hundred years. No, more, to unravel this knotted mess. Too tired even to begin. Wouldn't know where or how. Maybe what's done is done. It cannot be undone, only understood. [...] I must sit down. No, lie down. Rest these eyes, tired of trying not to see. Rest this mouth. Stop tasting the sourness there. Forget. Memory is pain trying to resurrect itself.""
The Longest Memory - 'Fred D'Aguiar'

The Longest Memory by Fred D'Aguiar, Forgetting