Glasgow is frozen and I’m loving this city even more seeing it covered in frost. I only wish it was snow! ❄️.
My new glasses are courtesy of @eyebuydirect and I am so so happy with them 🤓. I’ve always loved he idea of having multiple pairs, as they can be such a fashion accessory. The simple matte black design on these ones (called Bristol) are so universal and I’ve been loving wearing them.
I’m off to work now for a later shift but I’ll be eagerly waiting for my train ride home so I can dive back into my current read, The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. This one is so captivating! .
My preferred cure for Monday’s: 🤓☕️📖
I just wanted to really quickly thank everyone who reached out to me about the small explosion that happened in NYC this morning. It’s been a bit of a strange day here - I was actually going to be at Times Square about 15 minutes after the explosion happened. This morning’s events could have been MUCH, much worse for NYC, and I certainly was completely fine - but no matter what, things like this really put little concerns and stressors in perspective. Let’s look out for one another this holiday season, guys. ❤️
In lighter news - I am picking out my next read this evening, which is ALWAYS a fun activity 😍 I have my eye on a couple options: a new Nordic Noir book, or perhaps a psychological suspense novel from a popular author who I’ve never tried before... decisions, decisions 😉 I might do a little glimpse into my options in my IG stories tonight, if you guys would be interested! 🤓
Wishing you a wonderful - and very safe! - week!!! ❤️
what's a powerful novel you consider a must-read?
i think i first read the book thief around 3 years ago at this time of year? i cant believe it's been that long - that was before i even started bookstagramming! 🙈 thinking about it still pulls up all the crazy emotions, though - this novel is a must-read 💕
“The water was scalding hot, but Daenerys did not flinch or cry out. She liked the heat. It made her feel clean. Besides, her brother had often told her that it was never too hot for a Targaryen. ‘Ours is the house of dragon,” he would say. ‘The fire is in our blood.’”
I am currently reading A Game of Thrones at some point that I want a direwolf puppy to pet. I have a very good feeling about this book!
My ideal day as an English teacher: a day spent designing a calico book bag, thinking about a book wishlist, then heading into Newtown with an eager and chilled out group of students to explore some well-known bookshops. Seeing the students in their element and sharing their love of books was incredibly heartening and so awesome to see.
#Repost @kitap_nvn34 (@get_repost)
Hayatında hiç zeytin yememiş birine zeytinin tadını nasıl tarif ederdiniz?¿........
İnanç,mutluluk,huzurda bu tür kavramlar...Tarif edilemeyip içimizde hissettiklerimiz ve olmadıklarında boşluk hissi yaşayıp dipsiz kuyularda kaldığımızı sanmamız gibi
Kitaptaki baş karakterimizde kendini,kendi benliğini,sevgiyi,hayatı,nefsini dizginlemeyi ve içindeki boşluğun neden kaynaklandığını arama yolculuğundadır.O kendi yolculuğuna devam etti , içimdeki benide kendi yolculuğuma çıkardı
Kitap daha ilk sayfalardan yazarın şiirsi ve akıcı anlatımıyla etkilemeyi başarıyor okuru ve son sayfasına kadar aynı etkiyle okutup kendi benliğinizi sorgulatmayı başarıyor.Mutlaka okuyunuz....
"Start with The Dip. It’s about how every path in life has it’s up points and it’s down points. It’s a guide to getting through the down points."
- James Altucher's recommendation of Seth Godin's book. It's a short read, but it will help you get through the hard times (or realize that you have to quit).
💫Normal zamanda bir bilgiye veya içeriğe ihtiyaç duyduğunuzda hangi kaynağa başvurursunuz?
Şahsen ben İnstagram ve Twitter. ( dı)
Ama sanıyorum bunun dezavantajları , avantajlarını geçti.
Artık sosyal medyada bir şey olmak çok kolay..
Çok uzun zamandır farkettiğim ,ama son zamanlarda artan
Bilgi kirliliği ve eski güvenilirliğinin olmaması artık fazlasıyla rahatsız ediyor.
Kitabın kapağı ile degil içeriği ile ilgilenin
Fotoğrafın şıklığı ile degil yorumun
Kendisini otorite olarak gören arkadaşlar,
Karalamaya caliştiginiz yazarlar bazen bir kelime yazabilmek için günlerce uykusuz kaldığının farkında mi?
Ya da hediye gelen kitaplar ile yaptığınız reklamlar şişirdiginiz yorumlar kaç okuru yanılttı bunun farkında mı?
Nitelikli okur yaratmak gün geçtikçe zorlaşıyor..
Kaldı ki çok okunur olması iyi edebiyat oldugunu göstermez.
Üzülerek takip ediyorum bazi profillleri
Bırakın herkes hakettiği yerde dursun.
BOOK REVIEW: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.
This is a vampire story for grown-ups. The cheesiness and eye-rolling improbability is kept to a minimum. The story is presented within the context of the academic study of history and I found most of information given about Vlad III fascinating. I did a little bit of research on my own to find out what was true and what was fictional. The plot itself is fast moving enough, but it does slow down significantly when the historical lectures are presented.
For me, the only distractingly improbable part is how most of the story is told. It is told mostly through written letters that are so detailed that the writers would have needed weeks (or at least days) to complete them, a photographic memory, and to believe that the minutiae of every setting is relevant. Also, the letters are somehow written without anyone noticing and often when the authors fear that they are in mortal danger. That vampires exist at all, I can handle, but who goes about describing every knickknack in someone’s living room while being hunted by Dracula?
Although this is mostly plot-driven and the plot itself is impressively engineered, I would have liked more character development. We often mention it when male authors don’t write women well. In this book, Kostova is a female author who doesn’t write her men well. There is nothing bad about the men (except the ones who are straight-up villains and are meant to be bad). The heroic male characters aren’t dumb or incompetent. They are all brilliant academics, but they only vary in appearance, age, and circumstance. The voices of these men also blend together to such an extent there were times when I momentarily forgot who was speaking, especially during the long lectures.
Even so, I still found this book to be fun, romantic, gothic, and all of the stuff you want in a vampire novel.
One of those pieces I like to read and re-read when I feel I am being slow with some things ... behind on others ... and just generally not as productive as I would like to be ...A reminder that helps me...I hope it also helps you...🌸 You can find this piece in Words Unspoken- written sometimes around the beginning of this year 🌸
"So why study history? Unlike physics or economics, history is not a means for making accurate predictions. We study history not to know the future but to widen our horizons, to understand that our present situation is neither natural nor inevitable, and that we consequently have many more possibilities before us than we imagine." (P. 269)
I'm still in a book hangover. This is just stunning. Recommended! (As you see, mini me is trying to show you the banner) #sapiens#yuvalnoahharari
We love usborne books and adding this to our collection. Baby Lo loves this book and a really good way to teach him numbers. With over 90 flaps to lift and so much to talk about in each page. A big thumbs up from us. #kmart#kmartfinds#kmartbaby#kmartau
I’ve been so MIA on here. Slammed with work and keeping busy with the holidays!....So here’s a picture of one of my favorite books of all time. I feel like I couldn’t be a true Jane Austen fan/P&P fanatic without reading this book and I’m really glad I did. I always try to challenge myself to read a classic in the mix of all the fiction I tend to lean towards! •
What’s your favorite classic?? ♥️
🌻 I’m currently finishing Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier and it’s been enjoyable so far! 🌻
Have you guys finished this trilogy yet? If you did, please let me know what you thought of it!
Words Unspoken in Houston...Gosh...I cannot tell you how happy I am when I see my book is loved all over Texas. Thank you so much for your support, guys! And thank you infinitely @1619_mckee for this beautiful photo...I am so happy you are happy with my work 🙏🏻 You make me want to work harder for the next one! Much Love ❤️