“What you don't want is always going to be with you What you want is never going to be with you Where you don't want to go, you have to go And the moment you think you're going to live more, you're going to die” ― Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and … Continue reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers
“Why, is it such a bad thing to die?” ― Han Kang, The Vegetarian The Vegetarian is a South Korean novella written by Han Kang and first published in 2007. It's quite a fascinating book: Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband live an ordinary life. Then Yeong-hye becomes haunted by splintering, blood-soaked images and … Continue reading The Vegeterian
“We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget.” ― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach is non-fiction work first published in 2003. It details … Continue reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
I recently stumbled upon a great nonfiction blog called What's Nonfiction? In 'About' section, author of the blog writes: "Back then, I read almost exclusively fiction (an easier section to pinpoint). But in recent years, I found the opposite was becoming true, and I preferred nonfiction, in its many very different categories, to anything fictional. But when … Continue reading From Fiction to Nonfiction
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” ― Elie Wiesel Night, first published in 1960s is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in … Continue reading Night by Elie Wiesel
I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife's grave. Then I joined the army. Visiting Kathy's grave was the less dramatic of the two.” ― John Scalzi, Old Man's War Old Man's War is a military science fiction / space opera novel by American writer John Scalzi, published in 2005. His debut novel was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best … Continue reading Old Man’s War
Why do we do things we do? Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst is a book by American author Robert Maurice Sapolsky. It was first published in May, 2017. This is one miracle of a book. I don't know where to start... “Someone does something lousy and selfish to you in a … Continue reading Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Infographic and all credit goes to SparkNotes community SparkLife Go check their site: http://community.sparknotes.com/2017/09/01/every-book-in-the-history-of-literature-summed-up-in-a-single-sentence/ I found this infographic via: https://ebookfriendly.com/ Thoughts? /Anastasia
If the shoe fits, wear it.If it doesn’t, make it. Happily is a fairy-tale retelling by author Chauncey Rogers. This fantasy retelling will be published April 3, 2018. I received advance reader copy of the book in exchange for honest review. This is not your typical happily ever after kind of story. It does not … Continue reading No fairy godmother. No magic pumpkin. Just one grumpy girl and a glass slipper.
Infographic by Jack Milgram w: CW blog & post url t: @Jack__Milgram f: Jack.Milgram Thank you for sharing Jack! I think this is very helpful graphic for all aspiring authors! :) What do you think was the strangest habit? I think it would definitely help me with … Continue reading 20 Quirks & Strange Habits. The Weird Side of Famous Writers
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week's topic is: Books I Can't Believe I Read...This … Continue reading Books I Can’t Believe I Read
“Essere la natura de' motti cotale, che essi come la pecora morde deono cosi mordere l'uditore, e non come 'l cane: percio che, se come cane mordesse il motto, non sarebbe motto, ma villania” - The Decameron, Boccaccio The nature of wit is such that its bite must be like that of a sheep rather than … Continue reading The Decameron
Hi guys, how's your week been? I read a lot of nonfiction this week and surprisingly two ARC's. My reads this week were The Twelve Faces of the Goddess: Transform Your Life with Astrology, Magick, and the Sacred Feminine by Danielle Blackwood, Lady Death by Lyudmila Pavlichenko and The Quest for Mary Magdalene by Michael Haag. Lady … Continue reading The Sunday Post #10: Quests, Snipers and Magick
“Whether we accept it or not, this will likely be the century that determines what the optimal human population is for our planet. It will come about in one of two ways: Either we decide to manage our own numbers, to avoid a collision of every line on civilization's graph - or nature will do … Continue reading Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
2017 was crazy and magical. I was in Night Court with High Fae, I tried to rule Amber, I was in Underland with giant rats, beetles and bats, I founds answers in Weep and met Lazlo Strange, I participated in international Warcross Championships, I did quite a lot of travelling: I was on Mars, Erilea & Moon...also I … Continue reading 2017 in Books
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017. I'm twisting this topic a little bit to best nonfiction I read this year because I don't review enough of it...and these lists are only way to give out some recognition to these … Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Non-Fiction of 2017
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten Bookish Settings I'd Love to Visit 1.Scottish Highlands ( Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon) in the year of Our Lord...1743. After Outlander, who doesn't want to go to Scotland? And just throwing in 1743 to make things … Continue reading Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR and as we are still in SciFi month so I made this post a part it. Check it out. 1.The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff … Continue reading Top Ten Scifi Books On My Winter TBR
“Maybe there was once a human who looked like you, and somewhere along the line you killed him and took his place. And your superiors don’t know.” ― Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1968. The novel takes … Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
“Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.” ― H.G. Wells, The Time Machine The Time Machine is a science fiction novel (or a long short-story?) by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and it has become a classic. In the book, the narrator introduces us to inventor and scientist whom the reader … Continue reading How-To Travel Through Time
“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game Ender's Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperilled mankind after two conflicts with the alien species called "buggers". In preparation for an anticipated third … Continue reading How-To Fight Buggers
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Unique Book Titles 1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Why I like it: It's creative. Androids look like human but what kind of dreams do they have? Do they dream of sheep? This is … Continue reading Top Ten Unique Book Titles
“Death is the fairest thing in the world. No one's ever gotten out of it. The earth takes everyone - the kind, the cruel, the sinners. Aside from that, there's no fairness on earth.” ― Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in … Continue reading Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Greetings from Dublin & Library of Trinity College Dublin. I visited Dublin during the weekend... visit to Trinity College is a dream come true for every bookworm :) How are you doing?
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Pick a genre and share with us some books that have gone under the radar in that genre! And I'll go with fantasy as it is my favorite genre.I do not own the pictures in this post, please see … Continue reading Ten Hidden Gems In Fantasy Series
...Or not Happy TTT! As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is: Back To School Freebie: anything "back to school" related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to … Continue reading 10 Schools You’d Rather be Attending
I'm so happy TTT is back! As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here...examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don't normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc. I decided … Continue reading Ten Book Recommendations For Horror Junkies
So now we're properly in August. How's your week been? I fell in love with this song and have been listening to it non-stop. I read two books this week. Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism by Sven Beckert. I liked the book, it had many strong points on how at the same time … Continue reading The Sunday Post #6: That’s The Way The Road Dogs Do It
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“First, let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered... . Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don't follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not. Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in … Continue reading Eragon
July is almost over soon? This turned into 1000 word post (sorry)...Mostly because I did not read anything last week and it bothered me a lot so I managed to finish 7 books this week. I read: #1 Kind, versprich mir, das du dich erschiesst freely translated as Child, promise me that you will kill yourself … Continue reading The Sunday Post #5: Lost In the Sky
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So another week has passed! How's your week been? I finally got some reading done. This week I read 5 books: Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) by Stephen King: Slow at first and then everything happened at once. Stephen King does not let you down. I'm looking forward to reading the third part of Bill Hodges trilogy. Into the Wild … Continue reading The Sunday Post #4: I Now Walk Into The Wild
“There is no place like home.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. It was first published in 1900. Book consists of twenty-four chapters that tell the story of Dorothy’s arrival in Oz and her adventures in that magical … Continue reading How-To Walk The Yellow Brick Road
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe Okay. So I have a feeling that my blog consists of these … Continue reading The Sunday Post #3: I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure
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“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ― Mark Twain Yesterday I visited Kansalliskirjasto, The Nationa Library of Finland for the first time in my life. There I sat for many hours absorbing the wisdom … Continue reading The National Library of Finland
SO it's been an exciting week! And how is it July already?? Time flies! Beginning of the week slowed me down a bit as I was sick but I caught up with the reading. Books I've read this week: The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg. Giving birth to a girl in Afghanistan is often … Continue reading The Sunday Post #2: Je te pardonne
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: “ Best Books You've Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want -- by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!) " And I want to share with you the best nonfiction I've read this year so … Continue reading Best Nonfiction I’ve Read In 2017 So Far
“Based on the experience of my life, which I have not exactly hit out of the park, I tend to agree with that thing about, If it's not broke, don't fix it. And would go even further to: Even if it is broke, leave it alone, you'll probably make it worse.” ― George Saunders, Tenth … Continue reading The Sunday Post #1: Just alive, I guess.
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“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 … Continue reading The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: “Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017" In no particular order: 1.Warcross by Marie Lu You all remember her Legend trilogy. And Young Elites trilogy and both were just stunning. Warcross makes me think … Continue reading Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017
“The only easy day was yesterday.” ― Bill Willingham, Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile Legends in Exile (2001) by Bill Willingham is the first part of FABLES. In Fables series, Willingham has created a new world for beloved fables, fairytale characters like Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Bluebeard, Rose Red, Jack the Giant Killer, Prince … Continue reading Legends in Exile
Harry Potter has become a household name around the world. On 26th June 2017, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone celebrates 20 years since it was first published by Bloomsbury in 1997. An online cartridge company has produced an infographic showing the success of the books with a comparison to other successful books and subsequently … Continue reading Grab the Firewhisky and Butterbeer – The Harry Potter Series turns 20!
“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down Watership Down … Continue reading Watership Down
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: "Cover Theme Freebie: literally anyyyything about covers....top ten covers that scream Spring, ten books with ice cream on the cover, ten books with blue covers, etc. etc." I decided to show you all my favorite Folio Society covers....now … Continue reading Top Ten Folio Society Covers
“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin The Children of Húrin is an epic fantasy which original version was written by J. R. R. Tolkien in the late 1910s, he revised it several times later, … Continue reading The Children of Húrin
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. All of my picks are pretty much new … Continue reading Books On My Spring TBR
Hi guys, how's your week been? This week on blog: Reviews: Stiff by Mary Roach and The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Both great books. Then I've been really fascinated about India...so I read India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy & Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Reviews … Continue reading The Sunday Post #12: Cadavers and Cinderellas