Books Read

Books read in 2016
  1. Everywhere I look by Helen Garner
  2. The Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard
  3. My Paris Story: The Paris Women of Success
  4. Paris Llight by Moira McCarthy
  5.  'A Little Life' by Hanya Yanagihara - Failed

French Film Festival 2016

  1. Dheepan
  2. Measuere of A Man
  3. Boomerang
  4. Blind Date
  5. Taj Mahal
  6. Rosalie Blum
  7. Macadam Stories

Books Read in 2015
  1. Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki - Murakami (JLC8)
  2. The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino  (JLC8)
  3. Salvation of a Saint -Keigo Gigashino  (JLC8)
  4. In the Miso Soup - Ryu Murakami  (JLC8)
  5. After the Banquet - Yukio Mishima  (JLC8)
  6. Hotel Iris - Yoko Ogawa   (JLC8)
  7. The Sound of the Mountain - Yasunari Kawabata (JLC8)
  8. Tex - SE Hinton
  9. Rumble fish - SE Hinton 
  10. Taming of the Start runner - SE Hinton
  11. Some of Tims Stories - SE Hinton
  12. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd 
  13. Shooting the Fox - Marion Halligan
  14. The Strange Library - Murakami
  15. Perfect Digestive Health - The Healthy Chef - Teresa Cutter 
  16. Silent Fear - Katherine Howell
  17. Audition - Ryu Murakami
  18. Some prefer nettles
  19. The elephant vanishes - Murakami
  20. South of the border, west of the sun - Murakami
  21. History of Cambodia
  22. 50 things to love about Singapore 
  23. Dr Sri's crime novel (set in Laos) 
Films watched in 2015
French Films
  1. Diplomacy
  2. Get Well Soon
  3. Three Hearts
  4. Breathe
  5. The Connection
  6. Almost Friends
  7. Far from Men
  8. The Wedding Day (Stephane Boutet, Valerie Baurens)
  9. The Tiger Brigades (Clovis Cornillac) 
  10. Familie Bellier
Books Read in 2014
  1. The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. Questions of Travel - Michelle De Kresster
  3. Simplify & Declutter - Sarah Jane Brown
  4. Choosing Simplicity - Linda Pierce
  5. The Moonlight Palace - Liz Rosenberg
  6. the dark before the dawn (A Gabriel Macray Novel) Laurie Stevens
  7. Deep into Dask (A Gabriel Macray Novel) Laurie Stevens
  8. Mastering the Art of French Eating - Ann Mah
  9. The Paris Journal - Evan Robertson Nichole Robertson
Books Read in 2013
  1. Norwegian Wood - Murakami (read for JLC6)
  2. Goodbye Madame Butterfly - Sumie Kawakami (JLC6)
  3. 1Q84 - Murakami (read for JLC6)
  4. Queen of Dreams - Chitra Divakaruni
  5. The Leopard - Jo Nesbo
  6. Lola Bensky - Lilly Brett
  7. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Mishima (read for JLC&)
  8. The Conversation - David Brooks
  9. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabhul
  10. I am Malala - Malala Yousafz
  11. Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata (read for JLC7)
  12. The Snow Child - Fowyn Ivy
  13. Henri's Walk to Paris - Saul Bass (for Paris in July)
  14. Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell (Paris in July)
  15. The Lost Battlefield of Kokoda - Brian Freeman
  16. Stuff Parisians Like - Olivier Magny (Paris in July) DNF
  17. A Lady Cyclists Guide
  18. A World Apart - Peter McAra
  19. Mistress Oriku - Stories from a Tokyo Teahouse (JLC7)
Memorable Movies in 2013  (those that I remember anyway)
  • les Miserables 
  • American Hustle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Great Gatesby
  • Blue Jasmine
2013 French Film Festival (Sydney)
  • In a Rush, 'au Galp' - Director Louis-Do De Lencquesaing
  • In the House, 'Dans la maison' - Director Francois Ozon
  • Therese Desqueyroux - Director Claude Miller
  • After May, 'Apres Mai' - Director Olivier Assayas
  • Fly me to the moon, 'un plan parfait' - Director Pascal Chaumeil
Books Read in 2012
  1. The Ambler Warning :Robert Ludlum 
  2. The Best Australian Stories 2011 - edited by Cate Kennedy

Memorable Movies in 2012
  1. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  2. Anything for Her (DVD) - Vincent Lindon, Diane Kruger (French)
  3. Mr & Mrs Smith (DVD)
  4. Green Zone (DVD)
     French Film Festival - Sydney March 2012
  1. La Guerre est declaree - Director: Valerie Donzelli
  2. Un Amour de Jeunesse (goodbye my first love) - Director: Mia Hansen-Love
  3. La Delicatesse (Delicacy) - Audrey Tautou. Directors: D & S Foenkinos
  4. Pater - Director & Lead: Alain Cavalier
  5. Elles - Cast: Juliette Binoche. Director Malgorzata Szumowska
  6. La Guerre Des Boutons (the war of the buttons) - Director: Yann Samuell

Books read in 2011
  1. Broken Shore - Peter Temple
  2. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  3. Sleeping Cruelty 
  4. Half the Sky
  5. Englishman in Paris - Michael Sadler
  6. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Murakami
  7. Un Secret - Phillipe Grimbert
  8. Chasing Lance - Martin Dugard
  9. Tour de France Travel Guide - Graham Watson
Memorable Movies in 2011
  1. Julia and Julia
  2. la tete en friche - Gerard Depardieu & Gisele Casadesus
    Books read in 2010
    1. Wind up Bird Chronicle - Murikami
    2. Fog Garden
    3. Eat Sleep Sit
    4. L'etranger - A Camus
    5. The World Beneath
    6. The Pilgrimage 
    7. The Gourmet 
    8. Interpreter of Maladies
    9. Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto (JLC4)
    10. A wild Sheep Chase - Murakami (JLC4)
    11. Japanland (JLC4)
    12. Lavender and Linen
    13. Paris on a Plate
    14. Goodbye Tsugumi (JLC4)
    15. Madame Bovary - not complete
    16. Dance Dance Dance - Murakami (JLC 4)
    17. By Nightfall - Michael Cunningham
    Movies seen in 2010
    1. Invicticus
    2. Alice in Wonderland (3D)
    3. Comme Les Autres
    4. La Fille de Monaco
    5. Les Bureaux de Dieu
    6. The Concert
    7. Coco avant Channel 
    8. Paris - a film by Cedric Klapisch
    9. Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas (Pillipe Lioret)
    10. Dawn Treader (CS Lewis) 
    11. The Tourist
    Books Read in 2009
    1. White Tiger
    2. Underground - Murakami
    3. Audrey Hepburn: A life in Pictures
    4. Q & A
    5. The Devils Whisper
    6. Frida's Bed: A Novel
    7. James (Bible book)
    8. Compte de Monte Cristo
    9. Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society
    10. Scotland Street
    11. Fire Sale
    12. The Other Hand
    13. The Accidental Guerrilla
    14. Kafka on the Shore - Murakami
    15. Three Cups of Tea
    16. Valley of Grace
    17. Unaccustomed Earth
    18. Emergency Sex
    19. A Town like Paris
    20. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
    21. The Dragon of Trelian
    22. Brida
    23. Last song of dusk
    24. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - Murakami
    25. The Distance Between Us
    26. Very Valentine
    27. How to Paint a Dead Man
    28. Winter Ghosts
    29. All the Pretty Girls
    30. The Marriage Bureau
    Movies seen in 2009
    1. Apres Vous
    2. Pounds
    3. Camille (live concert)
    4. Molliere
    5. Conversations avec mon Jardinier
    6. A Tribute to Pavaroti
    7. Entre les murs

    Books Read in 2008
    1. why economics explains almost everything
    2. Sputnik Sweetheart - Murakami
    3. Chez Moi
    4. My Sisters Keeper
    5. Bells of Nagasaki
    6. After Dark - Murakami
    7. The Shack
    8. Deadly Decisions - Kathy Reichs
    9. Speak
    10. Suite Francaise
    11. Marching Powder
    12. Veuve Taylor
    13. The Bone People
    14. Holy Cow
    Movies seen in 2008
    1. Bon Voyage
    2. L'Appartement
    3. Un Secret
    4. Mamma Mia