Guten Morgen Bookies 💖, ja... auch ich konnte diesem hübschen Buch mit dem ansprechenden Klappentext nicht widerstehen. 🤤💕 Ich freue mich, es bald zu lesen und hoffe, dass meine zugegeben eher hohen Erwartungen nicht enttäuscht werden. Was war euer letzter Bücherkauf unter dem Motto #bookstagrammademebuyit
What are you reading right now?
This is the first year in recent memory that I haven’t tried to hit a certain book goal by the end of the year. I always *try* to read as often as I can, but I’m not gonna lie- when your writer mind flits around as sporadically as mine does, writing down all the ideas that come to you can end up taking up a lot of commute time, which is my favorite time to read. That’s my really bad excuse for 2018’s lower-than-usual book count and I’m sticking to it.
I also tend to read a few books at once, which is NOT a good idea but I can’t seem to shake the habit.
Current reads include:
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
Paper Towns by John Green (re-read)
Chocolat by Joanne Harris (re-read)
I love being reminded (like I was on the train last night) how much joy can be found getting lost in a really good book. I also love hearing what other people are reading, so please share any must-reads below! There’s no better time to read than holiday time!
В своей новой, резко провокационной и одновременно предельно прагматичной книге неподражаемый Николас Нассим Талеб рассказывает, как важно идентифицировать и фильтровать чушь, отличать теорию от практики, поверхностную компетентность от настоящей. Вы узнаете, что такое рациональность в сложных системах и реальном мире, симметрия и асимметрия и в чем состоит логика принятия рисков. Наполняя новым смыслом привычные понятия, такие как «справедливое общество», «профессиональный успех», «личная ответственность», и не боясь задеть эго признанных кумиров, Талеб развенчивает лицемерные идеи и действия апологетов военного вмешательства, инвесторов рынка ценных бумаг и религиозных проповедников. На примерах Хаммурапи и Иисуса Христа, римских и византийских императоров, Сенеки и Дональда Трампа Талеб показывает, что самое важное качество, объединяющее прославленных героев, беззаветных святых и гениальных бизнесменов, — не переносить риск на других.
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Aprendiendo a vivir
Y dime querido libro, ¿quién te vio crecer?, ¿quién te puso palabra tras palabra?, ¿quién sumo todos tus instantes?,
¿cuál fue tu límite?; ¿quién te leyó después?, ¿a quién enamoraste con tus decir trucado?, ¿quién te abandonó en la página treinta?, ¿quién te cuidó como si fueras un tesoro?, ¿quién acarició tu lomo?, ¿quién te llevará consigo allá donde vaya?, ¿quién hizo fuego contigo?, ¿creció mucho la hoguera?, ¿hasta el cielo?, ¿para quién fuiste vuelo, cárcel, nada?, ¿a quién llevaste hasta el infinito?, dime, ¿quién sueña con tu alma al cerrarte?
I was thumbing thru this earlier...I wonder what clothing he soiled 😂 from "A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths" by Stephen P Kershaw.
I honestly like Edith Hamilton better! What is everyones favorite area of mythology, author?
A HUGE MASSIVE GIGANTIC thank you to @panmacmillansakids
for donating children’s books worth more than R20k to a local charity that we support! They want to start a new library and this donation goes a long way to making that happen! We’ll share more pictures and stories from their Christmas party coming up, we’ve also kept some books aside as gifts for the little ones. Thank you again @panmacmillansakids
you have been amazing!!!
Our December Adults Box 💕
To be totally honest, I was never keen on Fleur McDonald for a very long time. I thought her books were a bit ... fluffy. But then I read one called Indigo Storm and it was really good!
Apart from the small paragraph about her nipples getting hard after singing a song 😂 that was just effing weird.
So if you have been wondering about her books but haven't read any - try it. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised 😘
«Credi nel tuo Dio se puoi, ma credi soprattutto nella vita.
Se la tua vita dimentica il tuo Dio, tieniti stretta la vita.
Se il tuo Dio ti impedisce di vivere, abbandona il tuo Dio.
La tua vita è l'unica cosa che hai e, chiunque tu sia, il tuo Dio non è il mio.» #LaCattivaStrada #SébastienJaprisot #Adelphi
Cosa succede se un quattordicenne e una suora di ventisei anni si innamorano e vivono in una cittadina della Francia ai tempi della Seconda Guerra Mondiale? Probabilmente quello che succederebbe oggi, al di là di alcune differenze di forma, come il fatto che si tende a dare del tu anziché del lei, e che un certo modo di porsi avrebbe l’effetto di far scappare un uomo anziché di farlo innamorare perdutamente. Sul blog (👉🏻 link in bio) vi racconto la mia su questo romanzo che in poco più di duecento pagine ha la capacità di trasportare completamente il lettore nel mondo di Denis e suor Clotilde. 📚🌮🥤
- Have you started your 2019 tbr?
Courting Darkness by @rllafevers
releases on February 5th and I'm so excited to read it!!!
Summary: When Sybella accompanies the Duchess to France, she expects trouble, but she isn’t expecting a deadly trap. Surrounded by enemies both known and unknown, Sybella searches for the undercover assassins from the convent of St. Mortain who were placed in the French court years ago.
Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she no longer knows who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. When she discovers a hidden prisoner who may be of importance, she takes matters into her own hands.
As these two worlds collide, the fate of the Duchess, Brittany, and everything Sybella and Genevieve have come to love hangs in the balance.
#bookstagram #bookish #yabooks #reading #goodreads #ilovebooks #totalbooknerd #bookworm #bookstagramfeatures #greatreads #bookphoto #alwaysreading #courtingdarkness
I might instead be swinging from one extreme of despondency and powerlessness over to the other extreme of sudden and incongruous jollity,
- Anna Burns
Hello All Lovely People ❤️
I’ve been in such a good mood these days, Enjoying the Cool Weather and Rain,
How about you..
Hoping everyone a Wonderful day! .
What are you Currently reading? How you’re liking the weather...
Book no: 30
Hippie by Paula Coehlo
Apart from a cover that was quite stunning, I have to say that I did not enjoy the book as much as I thought. The characters were well dissected but quite frankly I was not so interested with the main ones. I would have to admit, I liked the part when Paulo did not board on the bus. But in the true spirit of celebrating liberation. The bus driver’s story and the French father and daughter story was heartwarming. It actually went against the stereotypes of what a hippie was seen as, especially in the eyes of the journalist. “This is what we have to do. Instead of wasting our time saying ‘this is good’ or ‘this is bad’ we need to fulfil our destiny.” #atheenabookproject
Comment your age ⭐
Hey, how's everyone? I have an assessment week in two weeks and I'm.. terrified, I hate tests and I get so stressed over them especially my french. Any tips for tests? 📄 Stan Lee died yesterday, which was so upsetting we all knew the day would come. I'm going to miss his cameos.💔 Also I need to read more, I have books just staring at me that I need to read. 😅 I filled in things about Duke of Edinburgh today after school and now I'm doing 3 months of library work, and cycling. The. 6 months of photography. 👍 How was your day.
Y yo, cómo quisiera ser esa mano que enfoca y retrata y muestra la magia; cómo llegar hasta dónde tú has pisado, sentir el peso de esa mano ajena sobre la mía, su tacto, su afecto, su sorpresa, el eco femenino del otro lado del mundo.
Sobrevivir a su imagen, a todas las imágenes, nombrarlas, contar su historia después, bordear otros oficios, hablar del vértigo a volar, a perderse, a ser ese misterio que hay detrás de una mirada, de un momento.
Vuelvo a poner la ilusión en su sitio, debajo de mis manos y siento que pesan mucho menos.
Quizá ahora están vacías, quizá mañana vuelvan a sentir.
Partir de cero, eso es escribir.
Enamórate de mí, y de lo oscuro que hay detrás de una frase ya pronunciada, lo que nadie puede ver, de esas manos tan mías que tiemblan, de mis días y lo que dicen, del otoño y la locura que encierra, de mi lado tierno y del otro, sí también del otro, ese que sólo arrastra tormenta y una lluvia fina que cala hasta el corazón del bosque, ese que se alimenta de kilómetros, de lejanía y galaxia, de te quieros y minutos que brillan como estrellas.
Enamórate de mí, que ya me he roto muchas veces y sé cómo pegarme.
(Momentos jamás escritos)
Antes de la cena, su madre colocó sobre una pequeña mesa un té negro y la invitó a compartir unos momentos juntas.
El té ardía. Sus manos también.
Su madre la miró a los ojos, dos estrellas fugaces.
Najmah quiso tranquilizarla, quiso decirla que ya había crecido, que sabría cuidarse sola, que no añoraría su mano, ni los días del desierto, tampoco un futuro que no había elegido, pero miró sus pies descalzos y dudó. Miró su ropa y dudó. Miró sus manos, temblaban.
La niña se encogió como pudo, se hizo un ovillo, quería decirle tantas cosas a su madre, tantas que no pudo decirle ninguna.
Y el té se quedó helado sobre el mantel. 《¡Háblale!... A quien comprenda tus palabras》
Con el desierto ante ti, jamás digas: ¡No puedo! Si las dunas avanzan, entonces tú también puedes hacerlo.
Book 29: A pair of silk stockings by Kate Chopin
I remember reading Kate Chopin when I was in 9th grade . She has a very dark undertone and sinister conclusions. I personally love her short stories since Charlotte Gilman. "Into this she sank, pressed down by physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul." #atheenabookproject
Book no: 28 Leaving the Yellow House by Saul Bellow
This book was a dead quick read, I was at a reception and a meeting was quite delayed. I was supposed to meet someone. Almost nearing the book, I get called in and the person said, " oh you reading Bellow, quite mellow." I laughed back his character loved yellow." That was our ice-breaker.
Book 27: The Joke by Milan Kundera
The atheena book project was not on hold, but I can tell you the last month has been wonderful. It's been a reading spree. It started off again with Kundera's novel, the Joke. This was one book that gave me company in an 18 hour train ride. And I did not stop at all, the person who sat opposite to me and said, " I can finally see your face, your were deeply in love with the book." The book was quite transfiguring, and my gosh stunningly verbose. "The consciousness of my base was has done nothing to reconcile me to the baseness of others. Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in another."
Book 26: the Bridges of Madison County
I first have to say I believe in serendipity and this book brought me to tears. I was once having dinner with my air bnb host, Kirsty at Wimbeldon. Over some gin and some Scottish cookies, she told me about her days being raised in Australia and when I shared my story she immediately told me, you should watch this movie, "bridges of Madison county. " She never told me why.
A month ago, I was walking through Flora fountain and I purchased this book, thanks to Kirsty. And when I read it I fell into an intense rut of emotions. I'm not going to give away the story, but my what if moment was what if Francesca and Robert wrote to each other secretly.
I read this book on Easter Sunday. To make this more intense I watched the movie that night itself and I can't tell you how Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep were terrific. Clint Eastwood's direction always tugs my heart. @aabhamuralidharan
, knew how affected I was after I watched the movie. Good Friday did not even get to me, thus imagine. "This is why I'm here on the planet , at this time, Francesca. Not to travel or make pictures, but to love you. I know that now. I have been falling from the rim of a great high place, somewhere back in time, for many years than I have lived in this life. And through all of these years, I have been falling towards you." And yes thank you to my special ones for still writing letters to me, they are the dearest things I treasure in life.
#atheenabookproject #bookstagram #booklover #bookofinstagram #bookworm #bookclub #bookish
Book 25: Famous Last Words: An Anthology by Claire Cock Starkey
This was the last book I read at Joe uncle's home. In many ways I wished to know a lot of the lost conversations my relatives said when they passed away. This book had a prolific set of insightful and controversial last words. Some had a sense of humour while some had the fearful deathbed desperation.
Book 19: Uncommon Type
For Valentine's Day when @ganeshsreekumar
gifted me this, I could not resist it. I've always been an admirer of Tom Hanks and now knowing that he writes even made it better.
It was quite smart that every short story incorporated the element about the typewriter and also illustrated with the model of the machine. Being an avid owner of a typewriter, I deeply associated with his story ' Mediation of my heart.' " That story made we want to scream at Tom Hanks, " You understand me !" Thus this quote got to me and explains my funda for getting myself a typewriter.
"I want my yet-to- be conceived children to someday read the mediations of my heart. I will have personally stamped them into the fibres page upon page, real stream of consciousness stuff that i will keep in a shoe box until my kids are old enough to read and ponder the human condition." #atheenabookproject #bookstagram #booklover
Book 17: Women and Power by Mary Beard
I was at Piccadilly, when the Waterstone's store was changing the window display. Seeing this book stacked up, I rushed to the counter and when I met a book keeper she just said, " take this book, it's a must read."
Mary Beard had some very interesting concept , especially her deconstruction on Greek Mythology, especially if Athena was truly a woman. A proper deconstruction on artwork, films, posters and even current tweets. Yet I did not feel satiated enough.
One valid thing I read that struck me was, "But I do wonder if, in some places, the presence of large numbers of women in parliament means that parliament is where the power is not." #atheenabookproject