domenica 1 settembre 2013

Titoli & Temi #3

Titoli & temi è una rubrica settimanale in cui presenterò libri con una stessa parola o uno stesso tema nel titolo, in pratica la versione a parole di "Cover Details", scoperta sul blog Vanessa!

Cosa c'è di più bello per una ragazza che una bella borsa?! Sì, ok, scarpe, orecchini, accessori.. :D
Il tema di oggi è.. Borsa!!!


Bag of Bones - Stephen King

Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the western Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs, Mike reluctantly returns to the lakeside getaway. There, he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, whose vindictive purpose is to take his three-year-old granddaughter, Kyra, away from her widowed young mother, Mattie. As Mike is drawn into Mattie and Kyra's struggle, as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors. What are the forces that have been unleashed here—and what do they want of Mike Noonan? It is no secret that King is one of our most mesmerizing storytellers. In Bag of Bones, he proves to be one of our most moving as well.



The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley

Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacy are over—and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who’d do such a thing and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes of vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luces’ crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop’s Lacey’s deadliest secrets. Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she’s letting on? What of the vicar’s odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote? Then there’s a German pilot obsessed with the Brontë sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson’s assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can’t solve—without Flavia’s help. But in getting so close to who’s secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?


In the bag - Kate Klise

A European vacation. A luggage mix-up. A note from a secret admirer. Meet two single parents who think they're too busy to date. And two teenagers who can't stop writing flirty emails. This is a tale of connections—missed and made—in a universe that seems to have its heart set on reuniting Ms. 6B and Mr. 13C.


I never promised you a goodie bag - Jennifer Gilbert

When Jennifer Gilbert was just a year out of college, a twenty-two-year-old fresh-faced young woman looking forward to a bright future, someone tried to cut her life short in the most violent way. But she survived, and not wanting this traumatic event to define her life, she buried it deep within and never spoke of it again. She bravely launched a fabulous career in New York as an event planner, designing lavish parties and fairy-tale weddings. Determined to help others celebrate and enjoy life's greatest moments, she was convinced she'd never again feel joy herself. Yet it was these weddings, anniversaries, and holiday parties, showered with all her love and attention through those silent, scary years, that slowly brought her back to life. Always the calm in the event-planning storm—she could fix a ripped wedding dress, solve the problem of an undelivered wedding cake in the nick of time, and move a party with two days' notice when disaster struck—there was no crisis that she couldn't turn into a professional triumph. Somewhere along the way, she felt a stirring in her heart and began yearning for more than just standing on the sidelines living vicariously through other people's lives. She fell in love, had her heart broken a few times, and then one day she found true love in a place so surprising that it literally knocked her out of her chair. As Gilbert learned over and over again, no one's entitled to an easy road, and some people's roads are bumpier than others. But survive each twist and turn she does—sometimes with tears, sometimes with laughter, and often with both. Warm, wise, alternately painful and funny, I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag is an inspiring memoir of survival, renewal, and transformation. It's a tale about learning to let go and be happy after years of faking it, proving that while we can't always control what happens to us, we can control who we become. And instead of anticipating our present in a goodie bag at the end of an event, we realize our presence at every event is the real gift.


A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag - Gordon Korman

When luckless Raymond Jardine becomes Sean Delancey's eleventh-grade-English project partner, he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long-deceased, obscure Canadian poet, in an effort to pass the course and win a vacation to a luxurious Greek island.


La kryptonite nella borsa - Ivan Cotroneo

Peppino ha sette anni, e vive in quella che oggi verrebbe definita una famiglia disfunzionale. Ma siccome siamo a Napoli, nel 1973, la sua agli occhi del mondo è solo una famiglia un po' scombinata. Quando la madre Rosaria va in depressione dopo avere scoperto che il marito la tradisce usando come alcova la Fiat 850 azzurro avion, Peppino viene adottato dai suoi zii ventenni che lo conducono in giro per la Swingin' Naples, tra feste in scantinati, collettivi femministi, comunità greche che ballano in piazza, molte nudità, sigarette di contrabbando, qualche acido e parecchio alcool. La nonna Carmela, sarta specializzata, cuce pantaloni a zampa d'elefante e accorcia minigonne, il nonno Pasquale alleva in casa una nidiata di pulcini che sottopone a torture d'amore, mentre Gennaro, che crede di essere Superman e va in giro con una mantellina rosa da parrucchiere sulle spalle, è ossessionato dalla kryptonite e cerca di fermare gli autobus in corsa verso piazza Municipio. E in questa strana famiglia che Peppino supera la sua linea d'ombra in versione psichedelica e impara a volare. Dopo il realismo crudele di "il re del mondo" e l'apoteosi romantica di "Cronaca di un disamore", Ivan Cotroneo porta i suoi lettori in un mondo colorato e imprevedibile. Un romanzo divertente e commovente che racconta i drammi, le avventure, e soprattutto il ridicolo di una famiglia speciale.

4 commenti:

  1. Carinissima questa rubrica *__*

    RispondiElimina
  2. divertente come sempre sere:) ma i temi li inventi tu di vlta in volta???

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. ^^ grazie!!

      Sì, se c'è una parola che mi frulla per la testa la uso! Sennò magari vedo cosa potrebbe essere interessante.. :)

      Elimina