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J’ai eu la chance de remporter, il y a un petit moment, un superbe concours organisé par Benjamin du blog Le parfum des mots.
J’ai ainsi reçu un colis bien garni que j’ai eu envie de vous présenter.
La bougie sent divinement bon et sera bientôt brûlée, probablement devant un bon film ! Benjamin a également mis dans le colis, entre autres, des marques-pages et des cartes illustrées provenant d’anciennes éditions de la Fairyloot. Comme toujours avec cette box, les graphismes sont très beaux et soignés. Tous ces goodies papier ont donc rejoint ma pochette consacrée à la papeterie Fairyloot.
Et j’ai eu la chance de recevoir trois livres VO en hardback dont deux qui étaient dans ma wish list :
- How to think like Sherlock : c’est le livre qui me plaît le plus adorant ce grand détective !
‘You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear’. Such were the words of the master detective Sherlock Holmes to Dr Watson, as he noted how his friend failed to implement Holmes’ techniques. In « How to think like Sherlock » you will learn how to increase your powers of observation, memory, deduction and reasoning using the tricks and techniques of the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The book incorporates the latest techniques and theories across a range of topics: NLP, memory mapping, body language, information shifting and speed reading – this is a supremely practical book that will make you look at the world in a new light, and more importantly, impress those around you. Packed full of case studies, quotes and trivia from Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novels and short stories, the book also includes a series of fun tasks and games for you to complete that will ensure that when you reach the end of the book you will be thinking like Sherlock Holmes, the master of the science of deduction. You will never look at a shirt cuff, trouser hem or scuff of dirt on a shoe in the same way again.
- Nemesis d‘Anna Banks :
The princess didn’t expect to fall in love–with her nemesis.
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora’s gift could save Tarik’s kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?
A thrilling futuristic fantasy in which the fate of the world’s energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals, by the New York Times-bestselling author of the Syrena Legacy.
- Flashfall de Jenny Moyer :
Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.
But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.
Encore un grand merci à Benjamin pour ce très beau gain concours !