Happy Thursday Folks! It’s almost Friday and I am sooo ready for the weekend 🙌🏽 I have a bunch of homework to do, but I’m also going to try and get a lot of reading done 😏
I’ve had my eye on Chula by Amanda Alcántara for a while and finally picked it up at Mil Mundos last weekend. I’ll admit I’m an beginner when it comes to poetry and I’m still a little intimidated to pick up poetry but I’m so glad I took the plunge with this one! Chula is a collection of poetry, prose, diary entries and pictures chronicling Amanda’s childhood in the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 and then immigrating to the United States. This collection explores self, sexuality, trauma, and family in bold yet vulnerable language and is unashamedly millennial, Dominican and bilingual.
And when I say bilingual I mean bilingual. Chula beautifully weaves Spanish and English together sometimes in the same sentence creating a fluid cadence that roles off the tongue and begs to be read out loud. I will say that if you are not comfortable reading in Spanish it will be very hard to appreciate the whole collection. But there is still plenty to love for English speakers too. I will say that if you’re looking to pick this one up that there is mention of sexual assault, stalking and self harm just as a heads up.
What poetry collections have YOU read and enjoyed and would recommend for a poetry newbie like me?
1 2017 minutes ago
Adivinha quem voltou ao ritmo de leitura 💙 Nada como algumas horas de vôo pra fazer eu focar no livro e pegar o ritmo de novo!
Eu terminei de ler “Menina feita de estrelas” da Ashley Herring Blake e em breve volto aqui pra falar minha opinião, mas posso adiantar que não é um livro fácil de falar sobre. Só isso 🤐
Também continuei o audiolivro de “Loveboat, Taipei” da @abigailhingwen que eu tinha empacado com o meu ritmo travado 😅 Agora vai! E a leitura tem ficado mais e mais divertida...
O que você está lendo por aí? :)
Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?
Helloooooo, I can't believe its been like 5 months since i last posted 😂. Bit of a life update for you to explain my absence: back in September, I split up with my partner of 6 years. The months since then have been really hectic with finishing my traineeship (i'm now officially a qualified fulltime library assistant!!) & finding a new place to live. I moved houses a couple weeks ago and am slowly settling into a solid routine.
I havent finished a book since December and feel SO out of the loop. I'm hoping in the coming months I can find more time to do the things I truly love, including getting back into reading 🥰. Now, since its been so long since I've spoken to anyone, tell me-- what have you been reading and loving lately?!
7 283 hours ago
I.. don't even know where to start with this one.
I'VE GROWN SO ATTACHED TO THESE CHARACTERS AND I'M TRYING SO HARD NOT TO CRY RIGHT NOW so bear with me if I sound a little emotional.
synopsis: after Benjamin comes out to their parents as non-binary, they kick them out. The only person they can think to call is their long-estranged sister who left home 10 years ago and who they haven't heard from since.
Their journey to self-discovery starts from there.
Among the many important subjects discussed in the book are: mental-health, what it means to be non-binary, how hard it is to come to terms with who you are when you're constantly scared of being rejected, and what it feels like to fall in love for the first time and have it scare the living shit out of you!
Things I loved:
-The relationship between Benjamin and Nathan, despite them being completely platonic (because these idiots can't admit they're head over-heels for each other) was so fucking adorable. I love how the notion of them holding hands and being physically affectionate was so normalized, LIKE FUCK YEAH.
GENDER NORMS WHO? WE👏🏻 DON'T 👏🏻 KNOW 👏🏻 HER 👏🏻
-I loved how real Benjamin seemed for someone who just went through something completely traumatic. In most books the issue is quickly put away and often not addressed until later, and we usually don't see any permanent effect on the character, and I got so used to it that at some point I thought "why's Benjamin so quiet and isolated and refuses to just tell people how they feel?" and then realized, well, their entire life just got turned upside down so it only seems reasonable. And that just felt so real and raw.
-OH AND we got a badass non-binary Muslim in the book AND THEY'RE A GODDAMN ICON.
As @beckyalbertalli said: "this book will save lives."
It's gonna be important to so many people, and it sucks that books like these are rarely written or discussed, but @mason_deaver created something for the ages, and many people are gonna be so thankful to them after seeing themselves represented in this.
AND it was so wholesome and informative AND FUNNY!
EVERYBODY GO READ THIS RN!
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I decided that all the ghost stories got it wrong: evil isn’t a spirit or a monster or a ghost. It lives inside regular people, and it doesn’t know the difference between night and day."
Kacey is the new girl in school. She falls in with two girls, Bailey and Jade, who invite her in to their friendship circle. Everything is going great, but then they both start acting distant, and then one night, Bailey disappears. This is the story that unravels the mystery of her disappearance.
This was quite an addictive and dark read. It is well written, keeps you wondering and reading. The pace of the book is good too, and the narrator is likeable. The twist at the end is good, but not entirely unpredictable so that’s why I haven’t given this five stars. I wasn’t shocked by it, and I LOVE being proper shocked. Saying this, I do think a lot of other people will be shocked!
This book is also a great reminder, that not all monsters are easy to spot, and that even people you think you know, could end up being something you would have never imagined. Would recommend if you like mysteries + thrillers!
( #books#bookstagram#bookgram#booktography#instabooks#yalit#booklove#fiction#vscocam#mextures#bibliophile#booknerd#booklover#reading#bookaholic#vscobooks#littlemonsters#karathomas#ebook#mysterybooks#thrillerbooks#yabooks#youngadultbooks )
That is all. Library books. Love them. Big fan.
I have to return The Nickel Boys on Saturday, but haven’t started it yet...do we think I can manage?
Probably not. Oh well. Cheers to libraries & a week so exhausting that I can’t write a caption to save my life.
Almost. To. The. Weekend.
#tbt da #bienaldolivro 2018 e 2019 com essas autoras lindas que escrevem para adolescentes e jovens como eu. Deus é tão maravilhoso ao fazer nosso caminho se cruzar com pessoas que têm o mesmo pensamento e propósito. 🙌 De fato Ele une propósitos 🧡 #gratidão
E aí? Você já leu nossos livros? Se sim, comenta aqui e marque aquela amiga do peito para conhecer também 😉 🌻 Um fim de semana abençoado para vocês!
“In the endgame a pawn can change into a queen.”
I’ve been aware of Kate Atkinson’s private investigator series staring Jackson Brodie for a while and after reading one of her other books, Life After Life, last year, I was keen to try them out. Big Sky marks a return to the Jackson Brodie series for Kate after a break, but it’s also a really good starting point for the series if, like me, you’ve never tried them out before! I didn’t feel lost at all having not read the previous books in the series and I was pleasantly surprised by how light and funny the tone was despite the gritty subject matter. •
The pacing of Big Sky is pretty slow to start with, and there’s a lot of it spent on establishing characters. For a book in the Jackson Brodie series, Jackson appears surprisingly little. However the action picks up towards the end. There were a couple of things that felt oddly a little unresolved by the end of the book, and I would have liked slightly more of Brodie’s character – he’s interesting and full of contradictions and I felt more could have been made of him in this book. However on the whole, I really enjoyed it and am keen to go back and read the rest in the series!
2 376 hours ago
Just obsessed with this cover! 😍 I just finished reading The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson and I LOVED it so now I need all of his books! Have you read anything by him? 🖤 #CurrentlyReading#HerEveryFear#PeterSwanson
Right when you start to doubt yourself, it is good to have something say, "No! Keep going!!"
I would be lying if I said I didn't have these moments or wish I had more of them when the goings get tough and the writing gets tangled. Sometimes though I think maybe that is my luck, even though it's not winning the lottery or having a single piece of technology I own not break due to a manufacturing error, there's that little voice or that email in my inbox validating. Today it said, "You are on the right track. Now it's time to put a lot more work in."
Here we go.
How is everyone's week shaping up to be? It is almost Friday!
this dreamy pic is by @_rileysreads ♥️
Do you still read middle grade/baby books? I sure do. The last one I read was The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel. It was adorable.
What are some of your favorite kids books?
11 546 hours ago
QOTD: Has your reading preferences changed from when you started?
For me it has a little! I've always read fantasy and recently gotten into thrillers!
In a small Oregon town, four residents begin to experience troubling visions of their own lives strangely altered. Surgeon Ginny sees her colleague, Edith, sleeping in bed beside her. Mark sees a disturbing version of himself that leaves him paranoid and fearful. Samara sees her beloved late mother alive, and Cass - torn between new motherhood and returning to her career - sees herself pregnant once again. As disaster threatens the town, the characters' lives collide in a way that will leave all of them changed.
A little philosophical, a little soapy, this story of four interlinked characters experiencing a shift in their realities feels like a tv adaptation waiting to happen. Former HBO associate producer Kate Hope Day's If, Then has an undeniably filmic quality, and there are aspects of the narrative I suspect might be even more suited to the screen than the printed page.
This is the kind of speculative fiction I favour; light on the science, and heavier on the exploration of human nature. The premise reminded me of the 2009 series FlashForward, but the execution is far more enigmatic, the characters generally less concerned with the cause of their visions and more with the emotional implications of what they've seen and the nature of reality itself. All that said, I didn't feel that I connected with the central characters as much as I'd hoped. I picked up If, Then for the concept, and the concept is what kept me reading.
The multiverse is a slippery beast, and the last third of this one was occasionally confusing as different characters' different realities began to collide. I have to confess, it took me a reread of the final few chapters to understand what (I think) happened, but that's fine by me; the extra readerly work made the story more satisfying, somehow.
Overall, this is a clever and interesting take on a speculative premise. It's thoughtful, it has a wonderful sense of place, and it doesn't spoon feed the reader. There's a lot to like here.
“You’re still the protagonist of your own life.”
❈ Ashley , bestdressed
After watching one of my favorite Youtuber’s new videos (@best.dressed) I’m just thinking about how right she was about the idea of women being single and other everyday misogyny. I went through so many misogynistic situations in high school, and now in college it’s slowly creeping back because many people, women specifically in my discussion for today haha, don’t realize society’s negative impact on them, which they then place on other women, typically subconsciously.
I really liked Ashley’s comment about how society tells women to fight for token male attention because that’ll somehow validate that woman more. We are told that! Subconsciously, directly, etc. It’s crazy! It doesn’t help that I know soooo many women who fit this idea. It makes me wanna rage cause all I feel is helplessness.
I look at my senior year of high school kinda like my best year in terms of healthy friendships because even though there were definite problems, I was so communicative in them, especially female driven ones. It’s weird to regress back to that middle/ high school mentality. You don’t want to think people have that ability to still be in that mindset. I consider myself naive to think everyone had gotten to a similar state as me where we don’t have to be petty and fight for male attention.
I think it’s helped me to understand my own internalized misogyny by reading books and looking through our culture of today. Of course there’s still soooooo many issues, but I’m really thankful for sit down chats on YouTube and books with great representation for women.
Ultimately, I highly recommend the Youtube video I put in my IG story. It sums up many of my thoughts. It ain’t perfect, but nothing ever is. I wish I could rant longer, but I’ve run out of characters. Whoops. #theprioryoftheorangetree#samanthashannon#strangethedreamer#museofnightmares#lainitaylor#diversebooks#fantasy#bookshelf#shelfie#strangethedreamer#fiction#bookstagram#bookworm#booklover#bibliophile#bookphotography#bookster#bookaholic#booktography#feminism#bookstagrammer#lovetoread#totalbooknerd#vscobooks#bookish#books
20.02.20 — 𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖 𝙙𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖 | 2 livros e 1 conto pra ler no Carnaval ✨
o post se hoje vai especialmente pros integrantes do bloquinho “unidos-do-eu-só-ligo-pro-feriado-mesmo” — composto, basicamente, por todo mundo que só tira como vantagem dessa época do ano os dias de folga pra ler e maratonar série em casa ✌🏻
Pra te ajudar a montar a listinha de coisas pra fazer, separei 2 LIVROS e 1 CONTO que você, COM CERTEZA, vai conseguir devorar nos próximos dias!
🎊 1. ORGULHO • Ibi Zoboi | essa é uma releitura de Orgulho e Preconceito bem atual e gostosinha de ler. Além de contar com uma edição linda, é um livro de apenas 270 páginas e, sinceramente, dá pra ler em um dia! Pra quem gosta de um romance YA com varias referencias clássicas, é a escolha perfeita;
🎊 2. ESCRITO EM ALGUM LUGAR • Vítor Martins | esse autor é a minha eterna indicação pra todo mundo que quer ler algo quentinho no coração. Mas, pra essa lista, escolhi Escrito em Algum Lugar, por ser um romance super rapidinho de ler e que, com certeza, vai te deixar com um sorriso abestado na cara. Afinal de contas, como não amar um romance que começa em uma fila de show de comeback de boyband???
🎊 3. O RESTO DA HISTÓRIA • Sarah Dessen | quem viu meus stories sabe que eu me apaixonei por esse livro! Sarah Dessen é muito famosa pelos seus Young Adults, e O Resto da História é perfeito pra quem quer viajar sem sair de casa nesse feriado. É um livro que fala sobre família, amizade e, óbvio, amor. Tudo isso em um cenário de verão que te faz querer pular pra dentro das páginas de shortinho e chinelo.
E foi isso 🥰
Confesso que a foto foi meio improvisada, meio corrida, mas eu não queria deixar de soltar esse post.
9 1197 hours ago
Happy Love Your Pet Day! Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
This is Eddie, my German Shepherd and he is my everything. He’s sweet and protective; goofy and anxious; cuddly and sassy. He turns 5 on Sunday and I’d be lost without him.
This photo is actually an outtake from a photo I took last April and is pretty similar to the one I originally posted but it remains one of my favorite photoshoots I’ve ever done so I just had to share it again. #loveyourpetday
Chyba zacznę niebawem wierzyć, że nagroda Nike ma sens i przyzwoite książki są nią nagradzane 🙈
Na tapet wzięłam "Nie ma". To była jedyna książka Pana Mariusza, której nie przeczytałam. Trochę się jej bałam. Śmierć, nieistnienie, koniec. Słowa, które paraliżują. Jednak tu podane są wyśmienity sposób, że trudno o paraliż czy choćby zgagę.
Przede wszystkim zdumiewa mnie mnogość form, które tak idealnie pasują do treści reportażu. Kiedyś myślałam, że wszystkie reportaże muszą być na jedno kopyto. "Nie ma" stanowi świadectwo dla przeciwnej tezy - reportaż może być sztuką.
Jestem zachwycona. Na deser wrzucam też moje zdjęcie z Panem Mariuszem wykonane we Wrzeniu Świata na rozdaniu nagród za najlepszy reportaż społeczny... którego byłam jedną z bohaterek 🙈
“Always be reading something, he said. Even when we're not physically reading. How else will we read the world? Think of it as a constant.” - Ali Smith, Autumn
4 1218 hours ago
Biz herhalde piyasadaki tüm kodlama kitaplarını alacağız bu gidişle. Çünkü adam bir kodlama canavarı. En son aldığım bu seti ise ben çok beğendim hemen size de tavsiye etmek istedim. Bence kaydedin...
💚Çocuk Gezegeni Yayınları’ndan çıkan seri 4-7 yaş arası için hazırlanmış dört kitaptan oluşuyor. Her kitap ayrı zorluk seviyesinde. Biz birinciden başladık, çok da keyifli gidiyoruz. Tahmin edeceğiniz üzere kitaplarda bol bol kodlama ve algoritma etkinlikleri mevcut. Hepsi de nitelikli. Baktım, ortalama 30 civarı etkinlik var her birinde...
💚Biz bu yayınları @kitapci.com.tr sayfasından bulduk. Başka yerde satışı var mı bilmiyorum. Oldukça da hesaplı olduğunu söylemeliyim. 4 yaş üstü meraklı miniklere tavsiye ederiz. .
1 1548 hours ago
Who needs a boyfriend when you have croissants—-or carbs in general? I mean, I’d much rather date a pizza because they make me happy and they will never argue with me😂
Anyway, new blog post with a link in my bio of my book review! It would mean the world if you checked it out🥰 But if not, that’s okay! But this book was honestly such a fun, empowering read that I recommend for everyone who has either had the worst or best relationship with food.
Qotd: Who’s your ideal boyfriend if you know what I mean?😉
1 108 hours ago
Bir mimarlık bürosunun patronu olan Tamer, görünürde çalışanları ile birlikte ve sıra dışı olmayan bir ortamda işlerini yürütmektedir. Oysa bu madalyonun görünen yüzüdür. Büroda çalışan kızların yakışıklı ve kendileri ile aralarında daima mesafe bırakan, bekâr ama ketum bir kişilik sergileyen patronlarına olan ilgisi birbirleriyle yaptıkları sohbetlerde kendini göstermektedir. Aynı duygularla iç içe olan fakat bunu dillendirmeyip ancak hayallerinde yaşatan Aylin ise çok zarif, çok hoş ve güzel bir kızdır. Aylin'in bu farklılığını bir süre sonra fark eden Tamer'in, Aylin'e duygusal bakış açısıyla yaklaşması ve karşılık bulması ile her şey değişmeye başlar. Bu değişim geriye dönük kanlı ve devam eden seri cinayet olaylarının ortaya çıkması ile bambaşka bir hal alır. Başta aldatılmak ve bilinmeyenler karşısında bocalayan Aylin'in Tamer'le olan ilişkisi içini kemiren şüpheyle devam ederken, Tamer kimsenin bilmediği ve bazı şeyleri kimselere açıklayamamanın ruhsal depresyonunu yaşamaktadır. Fakat Tamer'in bu ruhsal sarsıntıyı yaşamasının ana nedeni Aylin'dir. Gerçeklerin ortaya çıkması ve öğrenilmesi ile sonlanacak bu müthiş serüveni ilginç bir son beklemektedir...
🗯“Dünyanın tadı ve meşgalesi şeytan için dahi kalmamış. Şeytan boşlukta, mesleksiz, meşgalesiz kalmış. İlmini fazla yaymanın, incelikleri hesapsızca öğretmenin pişmanlığında şimdi sanatının hem de uydurukça yapıldığını seyreden eski bir çini ustası gibi el el üstünde oturmada, hala arada yoklayanlarla eski saf zamanları anmadaymış.” 🗯Allah sevmez haramı diyip çay üstüne çay içtin, Allah’ın ahmak sevdiğini söyle kimden öğrendin? Acıyı Beethoven çekti sen üşenmezsen dinledin, can pahasına yazılan şiirleri ruhuna bakılmaz kızlara serpeledin.”
🗯“Ne işim olacak, insanın ne işi olabilir ki dünyada? Var ki işin olsa yaptırır, tamam ettirirler mi burada? Sonra da yapılmamışların ve eksiklerin çekilir hesaba.”•
Şubat ayı ilerlerken ve okunan kitaplar bir bir biterken okuyup fotoğrafladığım kitapları paylaşmayı çok fazla geciktirdiğimi fark ettim 🤦🏻♀️ ‘Öyle miymiş?’ bu ay ve Şule Gürbüz’den okuduğum ilk kitaptı. Ocak ayının sonlarında roman ağırlıklı okuma yaptığım için Şubata öykü olarak geçen ama daha çok deneme kitabına benzeyen bu kitapla başlamak istedim. Öncelikle kitabı, elinizde kalem sakin bir kafayla her cümleyi ayrı dikkatle okumak gerekiyor. O şekilde okursanız güzel ve doyurucu bir okuma olacaktır fakat yoğun bir döneminizde kafanız dalgınken cümleler arka arkaya akarken ‘ne okuyorum ben ya 🥴’ oluyorsunuz. Kolay bir kitap değil. Değişik. Şule Gürbüz okumaya bu kitapla başlarsanız tam olarak yazarı da kafasını da anlayamıyorsunuz zira benim için öyle oldu, onun için yazara bir başlangıç kitabı değil bu kitap. Yazarın bakış açısının farklılığı, içinde dikkat çekici birçok pasajı sebebiyle ben yazarın aklımda olan iki kitabını daha okumayı düşünüyorum. Kitabı altını çizdiğim birçok cümle ile bitirdim üzerine düşünülmesi gereken, ara ara açıp okunması gereken 🌌 •
Bronwyn, Nate, Simon, Addy and Cooper are all slated for a September afternoon detention. Five walk in, four walk out. How did one of them die? Who did it?
A quick, engaging YA thriller. I can totally see this being made into a CW show. There’s some pretty dark stuff like emotionally controlling partners, mental health struggles, “incels” (although this is not a term used in the book the principle is the same), homophobia and “slut shaming”. There’s some pretty black and white descriptions of characters and traits that seem exaggerated-in particularly Addy’s mom-and I can’t tell if this is a result of sort of mediocre writing and secondary character development or if this actually a clever depiction of how teenagers view other people in their lives. The romance plot line was probably the most engaging part for me. I thought the characters were a bit cliché and one dimensional. I did not like the way this book dealt with female sexuality and I would say definitely falls victim to slut shaming. But again, is the author doing this because this is how teens really see things? A perfectly good beach read. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me. Have you read this? If so what did you think?
TW: Suicide, mental health struggles
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#gifted - It is a transcendent experience to read Fernanda Melchor. Her sentences are like quicksand but with mud instead of sand. there are so many metaphors I can use to describe her writing—her asthmatic sentences—but none will fully describe the experience. I can only say, you had to be there.
Yet I’ll try to put it all into words…
When I finally did finish Temporada de Hurracanes (the original Spanish version of Hurricane Season), cause it took me months cause I read slow in Spanish, I was enamored with Melchor. It wasn’t just that the story was great but also that Melchor had the ability to evoke physical sensations with her words. This novel is consuming.
In a small pueblo en Mexico, the village outcast referred to as the bruja, the witch, is found dead. though essentially this is a murder mystery, it definitely does not feel like a traditional who dunnit novel, instead, it feels like short stories told from an omniscient perspective. Each chapter/section focuses on a different character and each gets closer to the murder. The wretched people of this village seem to be stuck in a vicious cycle that keeps them broken, damaged… they are all victims and all perpetrators.
In this english translation by Sophie Hughes, we get almost exactly what Melchor gives us in her original Spanish. No translation will ever be 100%, it’s just not possible. But Sophie Hughes has done an amazing job. The Spanish version is deeply set within the Mexican world, the entire book is written in Mexican slang… the way it translates in English is different, though still as coarse and colorful. I will admit that in English curse words sound a lot more harsh than in Spanish, but this is mostly because I grew up hearing my parents use spanish curse words casually and taught my siblings and I that English curse words were “bad words”.
Translations are so fascinating to me, there are so many versions of a language. This book is heavily written in Mexican-Spanish and translated to English by a British translator… it’s just fascinating. If you find translations fascinating as well, I recommend another title also from @fitzcarraldoeditions called This Little Art.
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22 71819 February, 2020
✨WE’RE HALFWAY THROUGH THE WEEK✨
It may just be me, but this week has lasted forever, & it’s not over yet. Thank goodness that I have books to distract me from the chaos that this week has been. From medical emergencies to having to close at work while a new girl is trained in, this week has been too long & too stressful. Ya girl needs a break.
Here’s a stack of books that I’m, fittingly, halfway through! Us Against You is brilliant, powerful, & excellently written. The Book of Delights is positively delightful, & The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (an e-book) is full of charm & wit!
What are you currently reading?? 📚
📚 #CURRENTLYREADING 📚
| #partner@randomhouse@librofm |
“No one will believe me but I’m one hundred percent pakka that my nose grows longer when I’m in the bazaar because of its smells, of tea and raw meat and buns and kebabs and rotis. My ears get bigger too, because of the sounds, ladles scraping against pans, butchers’ knives thwacking against chopping boards, rickshaws and scooters honking, and gunfire and bad words boom-booming out of video-game parlors hidden behind grimy curtains. But today my noise and ears stay the same size because Bahadur has vanished, my friends are sulking, and the smog is making everything blurry.” -Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara ✍🏾
Currently reading and enjoying DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE. Mostly told from a 9 year old boy Jai’s perspective. Jai loves police shows. When his classmate goes missing, with the help of his friends, he begins to use crime-solving skills he picked up from TV to find his classmate.
This book was inspired by true incidents of disappearing children in metropolitan India. While about tragic topics, the story being told by a 9 year old boy makes it less depressing. There are incidents when his descriptions of food and people are humorous and brutally honest. Part tragic, part humor, part mystery/thriller, I’m enjoying reading the religious issues, class division, police negligence in Jai’s world. Thanks to @librofm, I’m taking turn reading and listening to the book! Use code OWLSLIBRARY to get 3 audiobooks for the price of 1!💜
26 43120 February, 2020
A lil peek at what most of my afternoons entail. 🥰 I love taking a stroll on the beach after my morning classes, with a coffee in one hand and a book in the other. ☕️📚🐚 Where is your go-to place to relax and/or read?
37 3639 hours ago
Нарцисс и Златоуст, Герман Гессе
Закончив читать эту книгу, я подумала, что следует растягивать все оставшееся непознанное творчество Гессе на всю жизнь, ведь кто знает, много ли гарантированно прекрасных книг я еще встречу на своем пути, но удержаться будет невозможно, так что позже пойду путем постоянных любовных возвращений к его произведениям.
«Нарцисс и Златоуст» - философская повесть, события в которой легко и изящно обрисованы в стилизации под Средневековье, но это художественное погружение в историческую древность воспринимается при чтении без всяких затруднений, хотя, какие могут быть затруднения в общении с творчеством этого писателя (посмотрите насколько я пристрастна).
Мысль и чувствительность. Я всегда считала, что их отделение друг от друга нежелательно и уже неинтересно, но ведь Гессе был настоящим художником, так что историю о двух нарочито противоположных гениях он преподносит как всегда - с изысканностью и простотой. К тому же, для таких нелюбителей категоризации как я, всегда полезно будет помнить, что писатель буквально специализировался в своем творчестве на соединении противоположностей. А еще этот роман наглядно позволяет разобраться в том, что есть дух и что есть душа, и главные герои будто воплощают в себе эти два термина.
Мне кажется, что все мои отзывы на книги Гессе похожи друг на друга - ну как может быть иначе, когда каждый раз ты получаешь примерно одно и то же, хоть и от различных историй - получаешь удовольствие читателя и человека в самом высоком смысле этого слова, получаешь вдохновение на «тонкое» чтение и ощущаешь тягу к более глубоким слоям бытия, которые могут нам встречаться в повседневности. И каждое новое прочтение пополняет твой внутренний источник, ведь Гессе про все внутреннее, тем не менее, подчеркнутое красотой внешнего - то есть мира живых людей и природы.
“Kitaplarım bana yetecek kadar büyük bir krallıktır.”
— William Shakespeare.
“İtiraf ediyorum, kitap okumak kadar eğlenceli bir şey yokmuş! İnsan kitap okumak dışında her şeyden çabucak sıkılıveriyor. Kendime ait bir ev sahibi olduğumda, şöyle muazzam bir kütüphane edinmeyi başaramazsam kahrolurum.”
— Jane Austen #janeausten#williamshakespeare#kitapalıntısı#alıntı#bookstagram