Sleepover at Hampton Court!
A few years ago we were fortunate to celebrate a special birthday of my husband’s by spending a long weekend in an apartment in Hampton Court Palace, rented through The Landmark Trust. Fish Court, which as its name implies is in the kitchen area of the palace, housed the door that led to our quirky apartment with secret staircases hidden behind creaky doors. We made the most of our exclusive, private access to the palace, wandering the grounds at night after all the visitors had left for the day and loved answering the door bell to unsuspecting tourists during the day! .
Refreshingly, Landmark Trust properties do not have wi-fi, television or even radio, but do provide shelves of books pertinent to each property. Thus I found myself reading Wolf Hall in this wonderful Tudor palace and had to pinch myself to believe it was true! We were lucky to be able to share this experience with family and friends and it is an even more precious memory now as the accommodation is no longer available to rent.I recently bought this lovely Henry 8th #emmabridgewatermug for my husband to remind him of his wonderful birthday experience and we are both looking forward to reading Hilary Mantel’s final book in the Wolf Hall trilogy.
🇩🇪 Gestern und heute habe ich mir viel Zeit zum Lesen genommen, weil ich es unter der Woche ein bisschen vernachlässigt hatte. So konnte ich heute "Die Liebenden vom Place d'Arezzo" von Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt zu Ende lesen. Leider war es nicht ganz mein Fall.
🇬🇧 I used my weekend almost exclusively for reading and I finished "The Carousel of Desire" by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Unfortunately it wasn't completely my taste. // #currentlyreading#amreading#nowreading#ichlese#igbooks#igreads#instabooks#instareads#bookstagram
Oct 22: Sunday Shelfie
I don't really like my bookshelf because technically it isn't a bookshelf😅. Anyways, I know it's early but next month I'll be participating in three book challenges: #novembercolourchallenge , #musicallybookishnovember and #thankfulbookworld 😄. What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it😁? #rfaboctober17 .
⭐Tag Time ⭐
📖: A book you own but haven't read: Queen Of Shadows. 📖: A book your friends love: The Girl Who Chased The Moon.
📖:A book published this year: A Court Of Wings And Ruin. 📖:A book published by an author you love: The Titan's Curse. 📖: A book at the bottom of your TBR: The Kill Order. 📖: A book with color in the title: Red Queen.
📖: A book set somewhere you want to visit: Harry Potter.
Thank you @belovedbookkeeper for tagging me😄.
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Happy Sunday bookworms. Excited to crack into the new one by @colleenhoover - the premise- a troubled girl decides to leave her family in a bridge burning blaze of glory, only to fail in her escape plan and end up sticking around for the fallout- is super intriguing. I’ve seen this one all over my feed, who else has read it? 🍁🍂✨
Same sky as last week’s background but a bit different weather for this week’s background! One of the things I love about reading SciFi is finding an excellent cover like this one by Ron Walotsky! A Talent For War by Jack McDevitt is excellent! Imagine a sort of Indiana Jones in outer space! In the very distant future we’ve reached the stars and whole civilizations have come and gone leaving traces and artifacts all over the Galaxy. Alex Benedict gets caught up in grandiose treasure hunts and interstellar politics. It’s a lot of fun! This first book of the series is told from Alex’s perspective while the rest of the series shifts over to his sidekick’s perspective. She’s a lot more fun than he is so it improves the overall series! Each book is a standalone but the series builds upon itself so I do suggest reading it in order.
What is your favorite type of background for your book photos?
Readers! I'm hosting another #sundayfunday giveaway for another #magical box! 📦 Perfect for lovers of #fairytales , magic, and mystery. All you have to do is follow me, @author.denight, repost this image and giveaway announcement with the hashtag #morecroswaldmagic . One entry per person. Open internationally. Winner will be selected on Halloween! [Photo credit: @okaysobooksically]
Reseña de ‘Viaje africano en Seat 600’, de Álvaro Campos. 
Fascinante relato de un viaje real realizado por un grupo de madrileños en los 70 entre España y Sudáfrica. Si ya de por sí la gesta tiene su mérito, añádandele una dificultad: hacerlo en el mítico, pero poco sospechoso de todoterreno, Seat 600. El lector, por ello, va a encontrar aquí muchos pasajes en los que la mecánica es protagonista, aunque el autor consigue resolverlos con bastante habilidad para que, a pesar de ser muy técnicos en ocasiones, no se hagan demasiado tediosos. Por lo demás, una apasionante crónica de la África post colonial, mezclando naturaleza, historia, costumbrismo y un punto incluso deportivo. Es un viaje lo que realizan, pero también una competición contra sí mismos. Quizá, como punto negativo, he echado en falta una mayor descripción de personajes. Al acabar la lectura, uno tiene la sensación de haber conocido más a los coches que a las personas que los llevaban. Quién sabe, puede que ésa fuese la idea.
-A veces salta el agua, como ahorita, ¿sabe usté? y le pringa a uno la cara, y uno no sabe si está llorando, porque... la mar y las lágrimas son aguas saladas.
Cuentos de Angustias y Paisajes de Carlos Salazar Herrera.
#alinti#outlander#yabanci 🌾 'Önce sen.'
'Neden Saaenach?' karanlık tarlalara çökmeye başlamıştı, gece başlıyordu. Hilal şeklindeki ayın ışığında alnını ve burnunu görebiliyordum. 'Bunu söylemeye başlarsam bir daha hiç durmadan söylemekten korkuyorum.'
Ufuk çizgisine baktı, ay oradan yükseliyordu. 'Kış geliyor, geceler çok uzun mo duinne.' Çitten bana doğru eğildi, ben de onun kollarının arasına sığındım, bütün vücudunu ve kalp atışlarını hissedebiliyordum.
'Seni seviyorum.' #bookshelf
Wanda Petronski lives with her brother and father in a neighborhood her classmates tend to avoid. She's the only Polish kid in her class, and nobody can pronounce her last name (not that they really try). Each day, Wanda wears the same worn dress to school. But she tells the other girls in her class that she has one hundred beautiful dresses all lined up at home. This becomes the source of near constant teasing. It makes Maddie uncomfortable, but she's poor, too. If she stands up to Peggy, the ringleader and her best friend, she might get teased next. It takes a classroom contest to get Peggy and Maddie to shift their perspective, but by that time Wanda has already moved away. Can they apologize? How will their experiences with Wanda change their future behavior? Ages 6-10.
THE HUNDRED DRESSES (1942), a Newberry Honor Book, looks at the "mean girl" side of pre-teen bullying. Resolution is not wholly complete--As a reader I had certain doubts about the extent to which Peggy had really changed. I was hopeful, however, that Maddie would not be a bystander in the future. And, I was hopeful for the talented and kind Wanda. Modern readers will notice that this is a book from another era--Students recite the Gettysburg Address from memory each morning, and boys and girls are given different tasks for the classroom contest. But the themes of acceptance, fitting in, and immigrant experiences feel as fresh today as they were in 1942. 👗
Written by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin and published by Voyager Press, a registered trademark of Harcourt, Inc. (@hmhbooks ).
#Illumicrate Grisha edition unboxing. I have to say guys, I had pretty high hopes for this box and when it came, my hopes were surpassed 😍 You're probably thinking, "Rachel, did you really need more merch?" And the answer is yes, I did. My #grishaverse shrine was severely lacking and this was absolutely necessary. ...
I hope your Sunday is gloriously uneventful like mine😄
Still not finished with six of crows🙈🙈 I really want to but I'm so afraid everything went too good. And I dont dare to continue reading for that reason. .
In the picture you can see two super cute magnetic bookmarks from @epikpage. I've fallen in love with them, I mean look at them!
The Nina lipbalm you see is one of my faves, I mean strawberry waffles. It smells super tasty. .
Test week is coming and like always did I start last minute. Im a little bit stressed but ill make it (I hope)
Q: favorite song?
A: riptide -vance joy
54| assim que terminei de ler Longe da Árvore fui buscar um livro que falasse sobre a esquizofrenia, assunto que mais me chamou atenção no livro de Solomon, e acabei lendo este. Gostei que o autor escreveu com seu filho, que é esquizofrênico, e conseguiu nos levar à mente de um esquizofrênico, detalhando, de fato, o que se passa dentro da cabeça dele. São dois pontos de vista diferentes, mas convergentes. .
Lembrei-me de "famosos" esquizofrênicos: Zelda Fitzgerald, a filha de James Joyce, o filho de Albert Einstein, a mãe de Marilyn Monroe e a de Carl Jung, a escritora Janet Frame (cuja história é retratada no filme Um Anjo em Minha Mesa). O que acho interessante é que, em muitos aspectos, a esquizofrenia ainda é um mistério para a medicina. Tem causa genética, mas o "ambiente" e as "circunstâncias" também atuam em seu desenvolvimento. Chega a ser classificada como a doença mais devastadora em termos de sofrimento humano. Um dado interessante é que comunidades migrantes em diferentes partes do mundo são bastante vulneráveis à esquizofrenia (isso daria outro estudo/livro brilhante, né?). .
Um dos primeiros sintomas da doença é o "ouvir vozes" e "ver aparições". O autor faz então um paralelo com a história da religião, citando figuras religiosas que, ao invés de "iluminadas" ou "santas", seriam classificadas como esquizofrênicos pela medicina (cita, inclusive, um familiar judeu que disse ter "visto" Jesus e se converteu ao protestantismo; faz, então, uma genealogia e descobre que muitos familiares tinham tido distúrbios mentais). .
Cada aspecto da doença, como relatado por Henry (o filho esquizofrênico) e seu pai são interessantíssimos e apresentam-se como formas "exageradas" de comportamentos humanos tidos como "comuns". Não entrarei em detalhes sobre elas porque escreveria para sempre aqui, rs. Me marcou o modo como Henry, ao detalhar as "alucinações", fica bravo, porque, dentro de si, tem certeza de que tudo é real (as árvores que falam em rimas Shakespearianas, entre outras coisas). .
Se alguém conhecer outros livros sobre o assunto, poderia me indicar, por favor? 😊 4/5⭐️
Thanks for checking out this week’s issue of HARRISON KITTERIDGE WRITES!
This week’s theme is “Comeuppance”.
Plenty of terrific stories hinge on a villain getting their just due. Revenge stories are immensely popular and work well because provide clear motive for a protagonist bent on seeing those who’ve harmed her punished. I haven’t watched KILL BILL in a while. I think I’ll run it down and tee it up. Or maybe THE REVENANT. What’s your favourite revenge film?
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Writers on Writing
- “Becoming” (A Very Short Short Story)
- Writing Prompt
- Blog Post shared from @theagletmag
- “Impostor’s Dawn” (A One Line Story)
- Excerpt from “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Paper Journal”
- Weekly Bit of Cheer
For a long time I didn’t realise all the strange thoughts I had were the seeds to stories. Now that I’ve made a habit of producing consistently, I keep stumbling over bits and pieces of new characters and storylines. I’ve got a few projects on back burners and even more ideas percolating. It’s making it difficult to focus on the work I’ve committed to getting done first. Interest waxes and wanes, and there always seems to be something new and shiny to look at and dissect. Creativity really is a gift and a curse, and sometimes it seems like the gods are playing games with us – overwhelming us with ideas or keeping them just out of reach. Nevertheless, I welcome the clutter I’m sorting through. It’s better than the paralysis of being blocked.
BECOMING (a very short short story)
We become the thing we loathe. It had taken me a long time to discover that – a lifetime. I’d hated my father while he was alive. Taking sides against him with my mother hid how much I hated her as well. That came in adulthood, and I embraced it with a fervid, unyielding grasp that was beyond the strength of any child. -
I have a hard heart. Like Pharaoh’s. It began calcifying early and was stone by the time I’d left high school.
I’d sworn I’d never be like my parents. Yet here I am, lying in my hospital bed alone. Dying. My older boy had come to say goodbye because he knew it would look bad if he didn’t. The younger one refused to make the trip. All that recrimination, bitterness and hatred. I’d carried it in my blood and passed it along to them in the womb. I’d poisoned them.
I wish I’d found a way simply not to care. Perhaps that would have been easier on them.
(1) The murder of Edwina May Lucas.
(2) The theft of a hardcover copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from Edwina May Lucas’s flat.
(3) The presence of unexplained confetti in the hardcover copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
(4) The gift of the hardcover copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Edwina May Lucas from her childhood friends, one of whom was Mary Elisabeth Sutherland, former Sociability Maintenance Engineer of Charles Augustus Milverton.
(5) The shooting of Charles Augustus Milverton.
(6) The blackmail enterprise of Charles Augustus Milverton.
(7) The Sixth Man.
I made the preceding list immediately after learning of the connection of Edwina to Milverton through Mary. Sherlock always advised that it was a capital offence to theorise before one had data, and, while I knew the information I had uncovered wasn’t “data” per se, the addition of Milverton’s blackmail scheme to the mix raised the stakes enough to justify the employment of a skilled (and probably very expensive) assassin. The odds that there was any other explanation were infinitesimal. We still didn’t have a clear motive, but we were a large step closer. The waters into which we had been peering were still incredibly murky, but I could now make out some vague shape at the bottom.
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“Everyone knew” about Weinstein’s predatory behaviour. Young actresses were warned not to be alone with him, and his contract with his production company specifically stated that he couldn’t be fired for sexual harassment as long as he paid out pre-determined amounts to his victims. Everyone knew. That’s the line that’s being trotted out now. So, if everyone knew, why weren’t women who’d actually spoken up believed? Because it was bad for business. And that’s what determines who gets targeted. As glad as I am to see Weinstein meet his Waterloo, I know that it has nothing to do with getting justice for all the women he’s abused over the years. He’s the one that’s bad for business now. Making the rest of his piggish compatriots bad for business is the next step.