Whew, this book. If you haven't read anything by Backman yet, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?! He is a master with words and writes humanity in such a way that had me underlining every other sentence. Has anyone noticed how he seems to make every paragraph end in a cliff hanger?? I just want to give every character a hug!
For some reason, Jane just can’t read her self. But she’s trying with those glasses, and the sunscreen kind of helps. #books #reading #fiction
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Reading Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck.
Finished: At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom by Amy Hempel. Rating: 3/5. If you’re only kind of, sort of, sometimes but not really into short stories, then steer clear of Amy Hempel. Her stories are for devotees. They’re super short (the longest is 11 pages), and there’s no plot and little characterization (in the traditional sense). They’re a miniaturist’s gaze at significant little details; the events, signs and symbols that threaten to shake our stability or ease our pain. She has the irresistible Lorrie Moore/Helen Simpson sensibility of mingled comedy, wit and injury, though Hempel is more deadpan and their stories couldn’t be more different. To quote a review of this collection that said it better than I could think to do: ‘The idea is to avoid conventional narrative development and dramatic climaxes and achieve your effect in an elliptical way — a few terse, oblique details, images, lines of dialogue, yielding a sudden illumination or at least a tangible mood.’ This collection is more experimental than Reasons to Live, which I adored. I didn’t adore this collection, but I enjoyed its puzzles, the concentration of pathos in stories of extreme brevity, the curious sentences that invite you to look behind them. I’d suggest people read Reasons to Live first, to see what Hempel’s doing in stories that are a little more conventional and where characters are more vivid, and then progress to these more abstract slices.
I remember wen I was a little girl and I’d get lost -LOST- in a book. Hours, sometimes days, would pass by as though I’d stepped into a time warp. It was magnificent and beautiful and other worldly. The stories brought me places I didn’t know existed- even in one’s mind. They expanded my world. They gave me other perspectives. They made me think about new things.
This continued through my twenties. In my early thirties my first baby was born. Any time I had to read was spent learning how to be a better person and parent. It was time well spent.
One of the things I’m doing now to make myself feel better is doing more of what I love. Reading fiction is at the top of that list. So I’m carving out time regularly to get lost in a good book. For me, I need strong writing with story lines that aren’t morbid, cynical, or too scary. This helps with my anxiety. I love what I’m reading now!
Are there simple things you’ve recommitted to so that you feel better? Will you share what they are in the comments below? Have any book recommendations that fit my criteria? .
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writes really great short stories. You should read this. I didn’t stop until I finished it. For those of you who find it difficult to finish reading long books over fifty pages maybe you should try reading short stories . Check it out
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As a white suburbanite, I was always a bit paranoid about writing a fictional story about Detroit. But when prominent scholar Herb Boyd provided a cover blurb for my book, I felt so blessed to gain such a great stamp of approval. I mean, he edited The Diary of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Al-Shabazz!
Tonight, I finally got to meet him in person and hear his fascinating book talk about "Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination". I also gave him a signed copy of my book, and he then signed his book. #AnnArbor #Detroit #book #novel #fiction #film
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“You want to know what I believe? I believe in fate, but I also believe in free will. Meaning, there's a path, but we're free to veer away from it. The only problem is that there's no way to know whose path we're following on any given moment. Our own? Our fate's? Other people are on their on paths, too. What happens when we intersect? What happens when someone else wipes our path clean, and we're left with no road to follow? Is that fate? Is that when free will kicks in? Is the path there, but invisible?
Who the hell knows?” - Brigid Kemmerer, Letters to the Lost ✨
Hi lovelies! I hope your week is off to a good start so far! Tuesday’s are super long for me, but the rest of the week should be pretty smooth sailing so that’s nice ✨ It was a rainy day, and no where near as cold as I would have liked, but fall is here and that’s all that matters 🍂 I’ve got FRIENDS on, and a cup of tea, so all is right in the world.
QOTD: Which book do you wish had a sequel?
AOTD: I typically read series so there aren’t many, but one that instantly comes to mind is The Hating Game! I NEED MORE OF JOSHUA TEMPLEMAN! I also need a TKAK sequel bc I love Elian so so much (and tbh Lira too 😍).
I miss the feeling I got from binge reading the #throneofglass
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MGA LIHIM NI MAYARI
Story by Me 😂😂😂 Short sypnosis in English😂: Set during the Pre-colonial Philippines when gods and goddesses are the forces that reign over the island.
Story begins when Mayari, a young god (Yes, god. Not goddess) was found lifeless in a forest somewhere in the far North of Kingdom of Katagalugan. With a couple of clues, a broken mask and a poisoned arrow, Apolaki was commanded by Bathala to search for the truth (not for the culprit). Apolaki went to a journey to the North with his younger sister, Tala and his adopted father, Dumakulem. On their way they were guided by a giant "bungisngis" named Galawgaw, initially taken by Tala as her temporary slave. They also met an unknown goddess named Gintu Tara who brought them a little trouble (or the other way around). After leaving Gintu Tara unconscious and her cave home destroyed by Galawgaw's attack, they finally arrived in a kingdom where Tala saw hunters with the same arrows as the one used to poison (or kill?) Mayari. The search led the three to a home of a dead woman who was supposed to marry the prince of their kingdom but was killed one night after running away with her secret lover. Tala, with her power to know the truth about anything evil, sensed that the woman also died of the same poison as in the arrow they retrieved from Mayari's flesh. They resorted to the hardest plan they ever thought of, visit Sitan's lair and ask for passage to the land of souls, find this woman and ask about what happened.
In Sitan's lair, truths were revealed: One of Apolaki's companion was a traitor, Mayari wasn't dying but undergoing a metamorphosis that will signal the start of the end of the era of the Philippine gods and goddesses, Apolaki didn't need the sun to conjure power ("Your power comes in any form of light", Bathala reminded Apolaki.) Read more here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10217514517722926&id=1476117968
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My dear friend Brenae Ivy and the adorable Rhoslyn with my latest action-packed novel “The Spirit Within, Tale of a Fearless Heart.”
Brenae’s character likeness is the protagonist in “Taryn the Alchemist, Malediction of Circe,” a novel currently being written for and dedicated to Brenae.
“The Spirit Within, Tale of a Fearless Heart” is written for and dedicated to my other dear friend, Stephanie Esmonde whose character likeness is the protagonist Stephanie JoAnne Galanos.
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Jack Howard. Seorang manusia biasa yang merasakan perasaan yang begitu kuat kepada Eryna, seorang gadis rupawan misterius yang Jack temui yang ternyata bukanlah manusia. Keduanya tidak sengaja bertemu di sebuah pulau dengan tebing-tebing menakjubkan yang di kelilingi perairan biru gelap samudera atlantik, pulau Gásadalur.
Melalui gadis jelita tersebut, Jack selalu melihat dunia dalam sudut pandang penuh kebahagiaan dan keindahan yang tidak bisa di utarakan dengan kata-kata.
Perjalanan penuh bahaya yang memacu adrenalin serta penuh gairah romansa selalu saja menghiasi setiap langkah petualangan keduanya. Eryna sendiri berasal dari sebuah negeri terlupakan yang tersapu ombak oleh sihir kuat ribuan tahun silam. Kedatangan Jack ke dalam kehidupan Eryna serta merta bukanlah kebetulan semata. .
Sebuah Ramalan besar mempunyai kaitan dengan diri Jack yang turut berperan penting dalam menyelamatkan kerajaan bangsa duyung kuno yang merupakan bangsa asli sebuah peradaban dari negeri termahsyur dari kejahatan sihir gelap terkeji di seluruh samudera yang tengah bangkit. Tapi dalam perjalanan misi tersebut, Jack harus menerima kenyataan yang begitu pahit pada akhirnya karena sebuah pengorbanan besar telah merenggut sosok berharga dalam hidupnya . .
Akankah Jack dapat menyelesaikan misi meskipun dirinya turut menanggung derita tak terperi?
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