Day by Elie Wiesel

“In fact, the question has haunted me for a long time: Does life have meaning after Auschwitz? In a universe cursed because it is guilty, is hope still possible? For a young survivor whose knowledge of life and death surpasses that of his elders, wouldn’t suicide be as great a temptation as love or faith?”

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Dawn by Elie Wiesel

“Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning. The tragedy of man is that he doesn't know how to distinguish between day and... Continue Reading →

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

“My father believes hunger is in the mind. I know differently. I know that hunger is in the mind and the body and the heart and the soul.” ― Roxane Gay

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

“Will any man despise me? Let him see to it. But I will see to it that I may not be found doing or saying anything that deserves to be despised.”― Marcus Aurelius,

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The Hate U Give

"Pac said Thug Life stood for The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody."I raise my eyebrows. "What?"

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No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

"I thought, "As long as  can make them laugh, it doesn't matter how, I'll be all right. If I succeed in that, the human beings probably won't mind it too much if I remain outside their lives. The one thing I must avoid is becoming offensive in their eyes: I shall be nothing, the wind, the sky.” 

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West Cork

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered two before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery.

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The 33 Strategies of War

“Do not fight them. Instead think of them the way you think of children, or pets, not important enough to affect your mental balance” ― Robert Greene

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Mao: The Unknown Story

“People who try to commit suicide — don’t attempt to save them! . . . China is such a populous nation, it is not as if we cannot do without a few people.” / Mao Zedong

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

“They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.”
― Dee Brown

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A Wrinkle in Time

“A book, too, can be a star, “explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,” a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”― Madeleine L’Engle

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The 48 Laws of Power

“Be wary of friends—they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

“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 →

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The Vegeterian

“Know what?”
“I didn’t you see. I thought trees stood up straight… I only found out just now. They actually stand with both arms in the earth, all of them. Look, look, over there, aren’t you surprised? Yeong-hye sprang up and pointed to the window. “All of them, they’re all standing on their heads.” ― Han Kang,

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

The Rwandan genocide did not involve tanks, airplanes, dropping bombs or shelling at civilians. There were no concentration camps. No transport trains. No Zyklon-B. There was no bureaucratic banality of evil. There were hardly even many guns.

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The Decameron

“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 →

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The Sunday Post #10: Quests, Snipers and Magick

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 →

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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: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 →

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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: 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 →

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Top Ten Scifi Books On My Winter TBR

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 →

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

  “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 →

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How-To Travel Through Time

“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 →

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How-To Fight Buggers

“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 →

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Top Ten Unique Book Titles

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 →

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Ten Hidden Gems In Fantasy Series

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 →

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10 Schools You’d Rather be Attending

...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 →

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Eragon

“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 →

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The Sunday Post #5: Lost In the Sky

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 →

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24 Weed Reads: Your Guide to the Cannabis Library

From cookbooks and horticulture to historical and cultural reads, these books have been and continue to be monumental in challenging politics, scientific research, cultural norms and reshaping the way we think about cannabis as a society. While many of these books have been a driving force in the legalization movement... Interesting graph via: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/blog/cannabis-books/ Thoughts... Continue Reading →

Audiobook Reading Challenge 2019

This challenge is hosted by  Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer for the 7th year of audiobook fun. Rules Audiobook Reading Challenge: Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join at any time.The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2019 than you did in... Continue Reading →

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