"Your Jamaican may have said that we give the gift of our love to unworthy men and women, but he didn't tell you how to get it back. You can't get it back, once it's given. All you can give is a substitute, because you feel so empty and dead, having given away so much of yourself that you must try and fool yourself that you're capable of something.... Try and fool yourself. Run about the place for a while saying you don't know who you are or what you're like or what you want. You do know. You just won't accept it." -The Pumpkin Eater, Penelope Mortimer
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Bio sam u Apatovcu. Smesten visoko iznad doline, sa putem koji se u blagim serpentinama spustao dole, sa pogledom na Ostro brdo, ako se tako zvalo, ciji su se cetinari zupcasto ocrtavali naspram neba, Apatovec, ili Apatovac, mogao je biti lepo selo. Mogao je, ali nije! Sve je ovde bilo priguseno, prituljeno, osujeceno, sakato, skuceno, sve je protivrecilo sirokim vidicima koji su pucali pred ocima. Odavde se moglo videti sve, ali se nije videlo nista.
Rajic i narator hodaju po planinama bivse Jugoslavije, koracima partizana koji su svi nasilno ubijeni. U tim hodanjima oni ostavljaju svoje ljudske oblike jer zele da izgube sami sebe, zele da se oslobode svakog zla.
What is your favorite rom-com movie?
I love all the Netflix rom coms but I think Set It Up remains one of my top movies and omg Confessions of a Shopaholic! SO FUNNY! (I know its not exactly like the book but still so hilarious)
SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA meets CLUELESS in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease
Summer love...gone so fast.
Ollie and Will were meant to be a summer fling—casual, fun, and done. But when Ollie’s aunt's health takes a turn for the worse and his family decides to stay in North Carolina to take care of her, Ollie lets himself hope this fling can grow to something more. Dreams that are crushed when he sees Will at a school party and finds that the sweet and affectionate (and comfortably queer) guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High.
Piero Morosini, author of Seven Keys to Imagination, concludes the book with this, “Imagination has the chance of creating new, radical and beneficial futures as never before in the history of humankind. In order to realize wholesome futures, our imagination needs to be guided by our wisdom, supported by our determined courage, and developed in the company of our heartfelt intuition. Because positive imagination does start—and end—in the heart.” Get your copy of this book on Amazon now!
Älskar bokhögar. Tur att det är bokrea snart så man kan skapa lite nya högar i hörnen 😁
1 1145 minutes ago
Naz, ailesi tarafından kendi itibarlari için yetiştirilmiş, bir barbie olarak görülmüş, istediği hayal ettiği meslek bile küçük görülmüş o da yetmezmiş gibi emrivaki ile evliliğine bile karar verilmiş İstanbullu bir DOKTOR....
Demiralp, sevdasını yüreğine gömmüş, topraklarında barış için varını yoğunu veren, adaletli, bütün kızların hayalini süsleyen, aynı zamanda başarılı iş adamı Mardinli bir AĞA...
Onların ki ilk görüşte aşk. Demiralp ağa baş ağrısı tutmasıyla hastaneye arkadaşı Turaç ile gider. Yüzünü dahi kaldırmadan içeri girip şikayetini anlatırken doktorun sesi ile kendine gelir. O gözler buluşunca neler neler akıp gider kalplerine...
Naz ailesinden kaçıp Mardin'e sığınmış orada mesleğini devam ettirmektedir. Kim derdi ki Mardin ona aşkı da getirecek.
Yüreği de kendisi de mert olan Demiralp omuzlarında ağalık rütbesi ile adaletten taviz vermiyor. Yüreği ise yıllar sonra mutluluğa kanat çırpıyordu.
Kavuşmak mı? O elbette kolay olmayacaktı.
Ama ikiside ne istediğini bilen, kararlı ve inatçı kişilerdi.
Naz da inat, Demiralp de sabır olunca gerisi zamana kalacaktı.
Aşk onları çembere almıştı bir kere onlar da paylarına düşeni yaşayacaklardı.
Naz 'ın arkadaşı Sümeyya ve Demiralp' in arkadaşı Turaç onlar da bir tesadüf tanışıp mutluluğu en önce yakalayanlardan oldular.
Geçmiş ise Demiralp 'in peşini bırakmıyor, Naz da onun rüzgarında savruluyordu.
Demiralp ve Naz neler yaşadı?
Onları bekleyen zorluklar neler?
Tabi ki hepsi kitapta...
Her bölümü ayrı güzel, her karakter apayrı bir dünya okurken nasıl bittiğini anlayamacağınız harika bir kitap.
Okumanızı kesinlikle tavsiye ederim... 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 @nevrakarataş @kitapuclusu @kitapdedikoduculari @parolayayinlari #igbooks #bookishfeatures #bookstagram
🎼 #švmiyŕmsnï #seldaokudu #zaracan01
31 2831 hour ago
DNEVNIK RENIJE SPIEGEL; Renia Spiegel
Renia je djevojčica koja sanja postati pjesnikinjom. Ali, Renia je Židovka, živi u Poljskoj, a godina je 1939. Kada Rusija i Njemačka napadnu njezinu zemlju, Renijin svijet se raspada. Djevojčica je odvojena od majke, a njezin život poprima novi oblik – bježi iz rodnoga grada Przemyśla, svjedoči nestancima drugih židovskih obitelji i, u konačnici, nastanku židovskoga geta. Ipak, uz sve ratne strahote, Renia pronalazi i ljepotu koja se krije u poeziji i prvoj ljubavi. Ona i dječak u kojeg se zaljubila, Zygmunt, prvi put poljubili su se nekoliko sati prije nego što su Nijemci okupirali njezin rodni grad. A Zygmunt je onaj koji u njezin dnevnik unosi posljednji zapis.
Otkriven nakon sedamdeset godina, Dnevnik Renije Spiegel već se opisuje kao klasik književnosti o holokaustu. Pisan jasnoćom i stilom koji podsjeća na Dnevnik Anne Frank, ovaj je dnevnik izvanredan svjedok ratnim strahotama, ali i životu koji postoji onkraj ratnih mračnih zbivanja.
Potražite u našim knjižarama. #dnevnikrenijespiegel#reniaspiegel#stilusknjiga#reniasdiary#znanjehr#knjizareznanje#citajknjigu#knjige#readinglist#readthisbook#bookoftheday#booklove#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#bookphotography#bookishfeatures#readersofinsta#readingislife#lostinabook
0 651 hour ago
Gefällt es euch, in Büchern, wenn eine Frau zwischen zwei Männern steht, hebt das die Spannung, oder mögt ihr es lieber wenn es sich nur um EIN Liebespaar handelt?
_______________________ "Hört auf damit," befahl sie ihm streng. "Womit? Euch anzusehen?"
Sie wedelte mit der Hand vor seinem Gesicht herum.
"Mich so anzusehen."
"Na, wie ein Mann eine Frau ansieht, die er für sich will."
"Und wenn dem so ist?"
All of the life lessons that you need, could never be in any manuals because to learn about life, one must first experience it. This one right here is a heart-warming and an immaculate read indeed. If you haven't own it yet then this would the perfect time to do so.
It has been a rainy day and the lighting was too beautiful for a photography session that I just couldn't resist. My January wrapped-up consists of only two books but hey, it's better than none right?
In 1919 American expatriate Sylvia Beach opened an English bookstore at rue Dupuytren in Paris. After moving into larger premises at rue de l’Odéon in the 6tharrondissement, it became a hotspot for many Lost Generation writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound. At the time it was the center of Anglo-American literary culture and modernism in Paris. Beach sold and published books that were otherwise banned in the United States and Britain, such as Ulysses by James Joyce. But when Paris was occupied by Nazi Germany in the Second World War, Sylvia Beach instantly closed her store to avoid expropriation. Not without reason: She had refused to sell Finnegans Wake by James Joyce to a German officer. Unfortunately, the store was never reopened. But when George Whitman renamed his bookstore Le Mistral, founded in 1951, into Shakespeare and Company as a tribute to Beach, the name once again attracted another bunch of writers: this time the Beat-Generation, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and William S. Burroughs, among others. Whitman called his venture “a socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore” and the shop’s motto “Be not inhospitable to strangers less they be angels in disguise” is still alive today. It has become too touristy, I’m afraid. But the spirit of the authors is captured in the store forever and the selection of books is still LIT!
QOTD: How much does a book’s title affect your choice to read it? Are there any books you’ve read based on the title alone? Or maybe not read based on the title?
• #bookreadhappyhour - February 17: Misleading titles
So if you didn’t know anything about the books in this photo, based entirely on the titles, what genre would you think each one was? Fantasy? Sci-fi? Something else?
Hello bookish folks! How are your reads going?
Mine are stuck at the moment, as I’m giving priority to exams. 🤦🏻♀️ I’ve just three days and ten bags to draw and two whole layout to arrange my collections.
Thanks to bookish forces, I’m not falling behind my Goodreads challenge! Too bad for my blog that I wasn’t able to touch. But maybe today during my lunch break I can manage to do something…
Also, I’m downloading a new game: No Man’s Sky! I know the review aren’t brilliant and many people are far from being enthusiastic about it, but it was on sale on Steam and… I just do need a relaxing game? I love the idea of exploring a planet, create my own base, collect resources and stuff. 💫🪐💫I’m not the most strategical player out there but I’m not so bad either.
Today is also #Pondathon time! I was going to forget about it but this morning I woke up and my mind was kind organized.
I’m not exactly the best when it comes to stuff “talk to us about a book that helped you”, because no book really helped me. Book for me are a way to enter new worlds, learn and feel emotion, discovering my morals, what I would have done or not.
So, I decided to share The Vagarant, which is also a current re-read of mine! A solitary man with an heritage of a lost war and a baby to protect across blasted lands populated by infernals and incredibly low morals? That’s something testing. .
Guten Morgen ihr Herzchen ☕😘 Was lest ihr zur Zeit?
Gebt mir doch mal etwas ,was richtig reinschlägt 😁
Gestern war es ruhig hier, weil es mir wirklich nicht gut ging.
Heute habe ich dafür wieder eine neue #buchbesprechung für euch.
Fantasy les ich gerade nicht mehr so häufig. Packt mich einfach nicht immer so 🤷♀️
Doch @dcodesza ist eine Autorin, die mich immer wieder begeistern und flashen kann 😍
Kennt ihr schon ihre Lybniasaga?
Wenn nicht, ändert das unbedingt. Was diese Frau produziert ist der helle Wahnsinn und haut mich immer wieder von den Socken.
Aber Vorsicht: erstens macht es süchtig und zweitens liebt sie es, euch eure Herzen herauszureißen und darauf herumzutrampeln 🤣😭
VAMPIRPRINZESSIN hat mich schon unglaublich begeistert, SCHATTENPRINZ steht diesem in nichts nach.
Ein Band der mich gequält, gefordert und unglaublich zerstört hat.
Man fühlt so viel und gleichzeitig ist man völlig geschockt, in welche Richtung sich alles entwickelt.
Lexy v. Golden hat hier eine unglaublich Welt erschaffen, die mich mit ihrer Magie eingehüllt und fasziniert hat.
Intensiv, packend und unglaublich herzzerreißend und dramatisch.
Ein absolutes #Highlight . Ich kann es kaum erwarten bis Band 3 erscheint.
Ich liebe es, obwohl es mich so zerstört hat und einfach alles von mir nimmt.
die ausführliche und spoilerfreie Rezension könnt ihr auf dem Blog nachlesen. Link in der Bio.
Book Review: Followers .
This is a truly outstanding book set between 2015/16 and 2051. In 2015 we follow the lives of 2 women who are desperate to become recognised in a world where social media and technology is more important than anything else. Floss is desperate to become famous and Orla is desperate to become an author. In 2051 after 'The Spill' the world is a different place. We follow the life of Marlow who lives her life 24/7 on TV in a community of 'celebrities' desperate for the highest follower count and to be famous beyond words.
My Review: I can't say much more without giving away this story, but this is a truly current and disturbing outlook on how the world could be. As we know, I don't do futuristic, Science Fiction or anything along those lines; but this book worked so well. Despite a world of Robots and drones, devices under your skin, it remained realistic enough for me to enjoy and absorb every moment.
It's a non stop book full of so much detail. Its intriguing and sometimes a bit off the wall. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For me this is a solid 4 star read. The reason for the drop in star? You guessed it...the ending. I needed something far more climatic, but this is completely personal. I really truly enjoyed this book despite it taking me out of my comfort zone. I'm now going to dip my toe in many more dystopian books. If you enjoyed Eve Of Man, you'll love this.
Thor: I'm sleeping, woman.
Me: I can see that.
Thor: Then why is a book on me?
Me: I couldn't resist. I'm not sorry.
Thor: Well, you should be!
Me: I'm sorry you're a perfect model.
Thor: I am perfect! Keep going. Show the world. Share this with my fans.
The last book that disappointed you?
I really thought I was going to love Aru Shah, being presented by Riordan and all, but I was disappointed and didn't like the characters very much.
Shortest update ever since I didn't read yesterday. I spent the whole day with a headache that didn't want to go away. Today I will keep reading The Raven and the Dove. And speaking of arcs, I was declined another one this morning. Rude!!!
After what seemed like years but maybe it was only a little more than a month, I wanted to go out. It's rare, I don't leave my house very often. My mom and I went to the city centre where we randomly met Aurora and my sister. We went to the bookstore: Aurora found tons of books she wants to read! I found one as well that had a sticker saying it was recommended by a bookseller. Since I wanted to read an italian book, and the other I liked was tiny and cost 18€ (!!), I bought it. Had a pizza for mid afternoon snack and took 4 photos for ig! It was a nice and relaxing afternoon. I needed it.
Have a great day!!
5 492 hours ago
✨ QOTD: if you could meet a fictional character, who would it be? 🎐
Some Game of Thrones love today 😏
❄️ FUN FACTS ❄️
📖 I got this lovely print delivered today of Jon Snow and Daenerys. I absolutely love it!
📖 I haven’t read the series yet but I plan to at least start it this year.
📖 The big brown book in the back is actually a pop up book of Westeros.
It folds out into a map of it.
📖Yes that black thing is obsidian aka Dragonglass. We bought it last month at a dinosaur museum in Canberra.
📖I actually LOVED how the series ended. I look forward to rewatching it.
📖I associate fall/winter with Game of Thrones because that’s usually the time of year it came out here. So when it comes around it makes me happy and cosy because I love this show so much!
QOTD: What season makes you think of a specific series (book or TV)? 😏
1 272 hours ago
📻 HISTOIRE DE FRANCE 📻
J’avais découvert Pierre Lemaitre, un jour, par hasard, en lisant « Robe de marié ».
Rencontre électrique, j’avais adoré cette tension psychologique et avais par la suite dévoré toute son œuvre noire.
Puis je l’ai suivi dans ses élans historiques et ai été subjuguée par « Au revoir là haut » que j’étais en train de lire au moment où il a reçu le Goncourt.
Ensuite, bizarrement, je n’ai pas prolongé l’expérience et n’ai pas lu ses deux romans suivants.
Je le redécouvre donc dans ce troisième volet de la trilogie qu’il consacre aux « enfants du désastre ».
Et je dois dire qu’une fois de plus, le charme a opéré.
Pierre Lemaitre possède ce don indéniable de conteur qui nous fait visualiser en un instant les scènes qu’il nous décrit.
Il nous offre un voyage dans le temps grâce à une galerie de personnages tellement réels et une atmosphère si particulière et unique.
On est embarqué sur les routes de l’exode dans cette grande fresque historique.
Le roman, véritablement réussi, mêle habilement secrets d’histoire et de famille.
Impossible à lâcher, on en tourne les pages rapidement et une fois arrivé à la fin, on regrette de l’avoir lu aussi vite et de devoir déjà quitter tout ce petit monde auquel on s’était attaché. ———————————————— #books#book#reading#reader#read#instagood#lire#lecture#author#bestoftheday#bookworm#bookaddict#booklover#readinglist#livre#livreaddict#bookaholic#bouquin#bookishfeatures#lectureencours#instabook#bookstagram#pal#currentlyreading#livrestagram#bookporn#readingissexy#miroirdenospeines#pierrelemaitre
Lubicie się bać? Jeśli chcecie poczuć dreszczyk grozy to "Pierwsza krew" będzie dla Was idealną książką, mroczną, tajemniczą i przerażającą.
Policjantka Eve Sart musi rozwikłać zagadkę tajemniczego morderstwa barona narkotykowego, który został spalony w swoim paryskim mieszkaniu.
Jako jedna z nielicznych, Eve uważa, że nie są to mafijne porachunki, bo denat został związany drutem, jego usta zostały zaszyte a serce wyrwane.
Wkrótce dochodzi do kolejnych morderstw, które wiążą się z okultyzmem i czarną magią, a swój początek mają w mrocznej przeszłości Evy, kiedy to na jej oczach zamordowano matkę i siostrę bliźniaczkę. Czy Eva upora się z demonami przeszłości i znajdzie mordercę swojej rodziny?
"Pierwsza krew" to mocny okultystyczny thriller, w którym mrok i strach wylewają się niemal z każdej strony.
Autor nie ma litości dla swoich bohaterów, poddaje ich próbom i męczarniom, aby w czytelniku wywołać nieopisany, pierwotny lęk, taki, który zostaje w nim jeszcze na długo. Strach, który obecny jest nawet w snach... #bookstagrampl#bookstagramtopasja#booklover#bookish#bookworm#bookpassion#bibliophile#bookaholic#addictedtobooks#booktag#bookphoto#ig_reads#bookstagrammer#booknerd#bookshelf#bookstagramcommunity#książka#czytambolubie#kochamczytac#bookreview#bookishfeatures
Serię Dzieł Pisarzy Skandynawskich od @wydawnictwo_poznanskie polecam Wam w ciemno. Miłośnicy prozy skandynawskiej będą co najmniej usatysfakcjonowani. Na moim blogu przeczytacie opinie o wszystkich opublikowanych dotychczas powieściach - zapraszam😉
7 1482 hours ago
| Book Review |
In 1972, Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, was dragged from her home in Belfast by masked intruders and was never seen again. Not long before, McConville was said to have comforted a dying British soldier who was shot outside her flat. ‘Brit Lover’ was scrawled across her front door. On the night of her abduction some of her children recognised faces of their neighbours among those who abducted her.
The disappearance of Jean McConville is used as the starting point to explain the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It is a long and complex history, and one which is not easy to explain simply and concisely. However, this is where ‘Say Nothing’ excels. The book deals with the Troubles by breaking it down into digestible stories about its significant players, namely Dolours Price and Gerry Adams. Their involvement in the IRA and their alleged involvement in the murder of Jean McConville and many others is covered in forensic detail and grippingly told.
Fans of ‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns who are unaware of the circumstances of the community in which the narrator has grown up and lives in would appreciate ‘Say Nothing.’ It portrays the fear and claustrophobia that communities were subjected to back when the Troubles were at their height.
If I was to criticise this book in any way, it would be that sometimes it uses descriptive language that falls completely flat. There was a section where petrol bombs being thrown at tanks were compared to broken eggs and it was a clumsy and cringeworthy analogy. At one point a girl was described as a ‘lovely looking teenager’ and though it was a brief mention I couldn’t help but find it inappropriate and a little bit creepy.
As I switched between the book and audio I must express some criticism for the audiobook, where the narrator butchers the pronunciation of many, MANY words. He often pauses before a ‘tricky’ word as if to take the measure of it and then proceeds to butcher it anyway. It’d be funny if it wasn’t such a serious subject.
Aside from those two issues I found it a worthwhile and educational read, especially about a topic which, despite being Irish, I’ve always been very ignorant about.
35 1333 hours ago
Qotd: who’s your auto buy author? .
I have a list of authors that whatever book they put out I MUST HAVE IT 😅 rather I will read it immediately or after a decade but I must buy it. One of them is Stephen King no matter what the books is about you bit that I will buy it, there is something about his mix of horror and fantasy that no other author has done before. Although I have disappointed a few time but man I still worship him. My reading list for the King is LOOOONG which actually makes me happy because I don’t ever want him to stop writing.
Now you, have you read any of King’s books and what is your favorite?
It is when I am fully immersed in a world, feeling as if I'm walking down the same street or path the character I am currently reading. It is when I feel as if I am part of the company the book characters keep, when I am relaxed, in a quiet environment, with a warm cup of coffee, and uninterrupted time to read. Happy Reading for me is when I cry, laugh, and empathize with the characters I am reading from my favorite authors. @bookdepository#BDloves#BDhappiness
Qotd: Where do you usually read? Do you have a special spot? In your room? Out in public? In a cafe? While you commute? 💖
My usual reading spot is on my couch HAHA because for me happy reading is when I stay up all night to finish a book followed by cups of coffee or tea to chase away the sleep 🤣. If I tell you I stayed up reading a book it usually means I LOVED IT AND YOU WILL LOVE IT TOO. Those are the books I never stop talking about, the ones I always recomend and the ones I'm excited to get DM's about 😂. 💖
Also -yes, the book in the picture is Words of Radiance By: Brandon Sanderson (GO READ THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVES) and no I don't usually read via fairy lights HAHA 💖 @bookdepository asked what Happy Reading is for me ☺ #bdloves#bdhappiness
22 293 hours ago
Poesie. Sie wollte keine Liebe, nur geliebt werden - und das ist etwas völlig anderes. - Atticus
Seid dem ich die Texte von Atticus kenne, verehre ich diesen Mann. Ich finde es erstaunlich wie gut er mit Worten umgehen kann. Er setzt sie so gekonnt aneinander, dass man einfach nicht anders kann als nur so dahin zu schmelzen. Ich durfte ihn, dank meiner @steffis_bookworld
auf der LBM vor 2 Jahren (glaube ich) treffen. Durch Steffi hab ich den Mut dazu gehabt mich anzustellen & mein Buch signieren zu lassen.
QOTD: Milk chocolate or white chocolate?
AOTD: I loooove me some white chocolate and chuck in some raspberry bits, you have a winner.
🎀About This Book🎀
Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland...until she meets his commanding older brother Quill. But it is Peter to whom she has been promised. And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires?
When Gabby’s shocking décolletage plunges to her waist at her first ball, Peter is humiliated. But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches--the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches--and Peter--be damned! But it will take a clever man--and a cleverer woman--to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love....
Still on my TBR but I love @eloisajamesbooks. And how pretty is this cover 😍 😍 😍
"There'll be oceans for us to tread,
There'll be bridges for us to mend,
There'll be mountains for us to climb,
There'll be days when the sun won't shine,
But I'll stick through it,
Oh, I swear." -Bridges by Aisha Badru 🎶
💐Después de un mes ☹ hoy les traigo la RESEÑA de este libro 💁🏽♀️.
🌺Antes que nada debo aclarar algo. Esta es mi opinión y todo lo que yo escribo es para expresar lo que siento y pienso acerca de libro, no existe el peor libro solo un mal momento para leerlo y a lo mejor es algo que me paso a mi. .
⭐ RESEÑA ⭐
🍂Es la primera vez que leo a Poe y para ser sincera no me gustó para nada.
🍂El libro recopila algunas de sus historias más reconocidas ( no se si sean todas) pero no se si soy yo o qué pero la gramática en la que estaban narradas todas las historias se me hacían difíciles de leer y de entender, he leído más clásicos y su gramática se me hacía complicada al principio pero ya después las entendía, pero con este libro no me pasó lo mismo, he hizo que todo el libro se me complicará.
🍂Solo hubo 2 historias que me gustaron porque les entendí y me parecieron interesantes, las demás historias no les entendía para nada.
🍂Se me hizo tedioso y aburrido, no fue de mi agrado, y supongo qué por eso mismo hizo que entrara en un bloqueo lector y que no quisiera leer otra cosa. Me tarde casi un mes en terminarlo así que ya se imaginarán que tan difícil fue para mi acabarlo.
🍂Si tú tienes intenciones de leerlo no te las quito, esta es mi reseña acerca del libro, mis gustos y opiniones son muy diferentes a las tuyos así que si lo llegas a leer espero y lo disfrutes.
Le doy ⚡⚡/5
0 74 hours ago
Started reading “The 5 Second Rule” and it’s definitely worth picking up if you haven’t. It’s a simple concept that we can apply in our daily lives to help change it for the better. It gives you examples on how to use it, how and why it works and success stories from individuals who have used the “tool”. It will interrupt your bad default patterns and trigger new, positive patterns. You can easily reprogram your mind if you master the rule and consistently apply it. Its that simple!
Have you been following the #Pondathon by @artfromafriend? For the latest side quest, we’re supposed to talk about a book that helped you get through a tough time in your life. I’d like to share with everyone my collection of Neil Gaiman books, which helped me get through a cancer scare.
In 2012, a doctor found tumors on my ovaries and decided I needed to be operated on. She didn’t mince words with me and said I might have cancer, and we wouldn’t definitively know until the biopsy. I was 18 years old and about to graduate from college. Cancer was not a thing that was real to me. I was supposed to have the rest of my life to look forward to. But there was literally nothing I could do.
Before I went into the hospital, my mom gave me some money to buy books to read while confined. I splurged on as many Neil Gaiman books I could buy, since I was already a fan. These books got me through one week in the hospital and one week of convalescing, and they kept me from obsessing about my diagnosis.
Until finally the fateful day came and my doctors told me the tumors were benign. It felt like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders. That happened nearly 8 years ago and I will never forget how @neilhimself’s books took my thoughts off what was happening to me and helped me through a period of fear and trepidation.
What books have helped you through difficult times? Tell me in the comments or share your Pondathon entries!
3 244 hours ago
Leggere questo libro è stata un'esperienza assolutamente diversa dal solito: un po' sconcertante e disorientante ma sicuramente divertente.
Nell'immergermi nelle pagine del romanzo ho avuto l'incredibile sensazione di calarmi in un video gioco e, giuro, non mi era MAI successo!
Il modo in cui è scandito il ritmo narrativo, i vari capitoli che, quasi sempre, portano alla chiusura di un evento, il percorso a step per guadagnarsi il ritorno a casa, sono tutti elementi che hanno acuito questa intrigante sensazione. Un'altra caratteristica della storia è che, proprio come in un live game, non esiste un vero protagonista. Di volta in volta, a seconda della situazione, il capitolo è dominato da un personaggio specifico e, cosa ancor più determinante, i personaggi sono straordinariamente bidimensionali. Infatti i loro comportamenti sono estremamente netti: o chiaro o scuro, senza sfumature di grigio anzi, più che chiaro/scuro, direi colore / suo complementare, perché non vi è nessuna connotazione morale nel modo di agire delle varie figure. Le azioni sono finalizzate all'ottenimento di uno scopo ben preciso, come fossero un percorso per arrivare alla meta finale.
Mi sono trovata a confrontarmi con un autore giovanissimo, che racconta le avventure di un gruppo di amici ancor più giovani fornendo una interpretazione autentica e molto realistica sia dei loro atteggiamenti che del loro modus di affrontare la vita. In alcuni momenti, assistendo alle decisioni prese da questo o quel protagonista, mi sono detta: "Ma no!". Però poi, ricordandomi della me e dei miei amici di quell'età, mi sono risposta "Cielo, Ma sì!". Luca Marini è stato bravissimo a delineare i tratti essenziali di questi ragazzi, trasmettendomi, a seconda delle situazioni, un senso di incosciente euforia, di cocente vergogna, di rabbia indiscriminata, di assoluta lealtà... La fine del romanzo arriva come un fulmine, improvvisa, senza epilogo, come se, veramente, comparisse la scritta GAME OVER!
Lo stile narrativo, anche se ancora acerbo, è scorrevole e corretto ed è riuscito a coinvolgermi e divertirmi.
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2 114 hours ago
First read of 2020.
Wizard and Glass is such as a highly criticized book within all ka-tets that are on the journey to The Dark Tower.
This is my second reread of the series and still to see if I’d be able to complete the series.
Wizard and Glass kicks off right where The Wastelands left the reader but this book is the first to answer a lot of questions about Roland’s past and then it gave us the lovely Susan and also took her away. I’m not sure how I feel about that romance, maybe ‘cause we don’t know at this point how it’ll impact Roland’s quest to reach The Tower. But I guess it was a necessary addition.
My favorite scene of the book being the standoff between The Big Coffin Hunters and Roland’s original ka-tet at The Traveller’s Rest. This book gave us Sheemie, Aunt Cordelia Delgado, Old man Thorin, and his wife Thorin and the other Thorin. 😅 Lots of past-their-prime sex and lastly the pure demonic hatred filled Rhea of Coos, a name to provoke nightmares in Hambry.
I like that King gave us a lot of characters, both the good and the bad, and lets us readers choose whom we like and whom we despise.
We began this story with Roland’s current ka-tet and ended this story back with them, back at a place familiar to the reader. Back along the path of the beam.
Loved it. My favorite so far in the series.
0 304 hours ago
“But Eureka didn’t talk about Diana with just anyone, because most people didn’t grasp the idea the complex miracle that was her mother, and struggling to defend Diana was painful. So Eureka kept it all inside, walled herself off from worlds and people like this boy.” - One of the most painful line from my fave book “Teardrop” by Lauren Kate.
POLICJA. Bardzo dobra książka. Ciekawy pomysł na mordercę i jak przystało na Nesbo zaskakujące rozwiązanie. Śmiem twierdzić że to jedna z najlepszych książek z cyklu z Harrym Hole. Polecam bardzo.
Czy to zwykły zbieg okoliczności, że oficer policji zostaje znaleziony martwy w miejscu dawno popełnionej zbrodni, którą badał, ale nie zdołał jej rozwikłać? Gdy w następnych miesiącach taki sam los spotyka kolejnych dwóch funkcjonariuszy, schemat postępowania mordercy staje się równie oczywisty, co potworny: brutalnym zabójstwom policjantów odpowiadają nierozwiązane zbrodnie z przeszłości. W miejscu przestępstw brakuje jakichkolwiek śladów, a wydział zabójstw właśnie stracił najlepszego śledczego.
W tym samym czasie w szpitalu leży w śpiączce ciężko ranny mężczyzna. Pilnuje go sztab policjantów, a jego tożsamość jest objęta ścisłą tajemnicą.
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Whether you're celebrating with a loved one, friends, or simply treating the day like any other, I hope you feel warm and fuzzy inside.🥰
Roses are Red🌹
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My husband got me new books, chocolate and roses. He makes effort to surprise me with things that will brighten up my day. He still keeps the relationship fresh and fun after all these years.
Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️
So many people told me to read Daisy Jones & The Six and I'm SO glad I listened because it's one of the best books I've read in ages. It was exciting, you wanted to be the characters and I really didn't want it to end. The entire book just evokes this world of rock music, sex & drugs, it was quite magical - if you're looking for a new read, make this it!
GIVEAWAY | As soon as I heard about THE STARS WE STEAL, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Described as a world of lost love and royal intrigue, I recommend checking this one out if you're fans of Katharine McGee and Kiera Cass. Here's a blurb from the synopsis: "Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie 'Leo' Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin?" This is giving me serious Selection Series vibes...which means I need to read it ASAP 🤓And now for the exciting bit -- I've partnered with @hmhteen to giveaway one copy of the book! Details to enter are below. The winner will be contacted directly by @storygramtours ✨
- follow me, @alexadonne, @hmhteen and @storygramtours
- tag a friend in the comments
For an EXTRA entry
- visit @ everlasting.charm's account tomorrow and repeat these steps
- Giveaway will end Feb 17th at midnight EST
- US ONLY
- not affiliated with Instagram
-must be 18 or have parents permission
-must be a public account so I can verify entries
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