“Winslow no vio a su chico cruzar el campo a la carrera. No vio a Rodney encaramarse a la parte trasera del tractor con el pastel de carne y el maíz tierno envueltos en papel de aluminio. No vio la bota de Rodney resbalar en el enganche.
Winslow se restregó los ojos con un pañuelo mugriento. Los discos del arado dieron una sacudida. Se giró para ver qué había provocado aquel zarandeo y ahí atrás, como algo caído del cielo, un niño tendido sobre la tierra.” #Volt. #AlanHeathcock. #DirtyWorks #JavierLucini#Traductor
The Legends of Khasak was one of my first reads this year. Describing what I felt after reading this book seems to be almost impossible. I want more of it. I want to know what happened to everyone in Khasak. Where is Ravi now? Does Appu Kili still catch dragon flies? What about Kunhamina?
This is not just a book, it is not a story. Hidden in the 200 or so pages of this book is a secret world that belongs to only it's reader and the characters of the book. It is a magical fantasy, but it is also realism. It tells the story of a small village, but also of the many spiritual journeys. With its sprits and poothams and humans, this book is a treasure.
My next goal is inevitably to read it in Malayalam. I can't imagine how beautiful this would be in Malayalam if the translation is so good.
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Repost @alurkingbooknerd Hey hey bookish peeps! Happy Saturday! I hope all of you have been having lovely weekend. I've been trying to get some photos taken today, which means I've pretty much destroyed the upstairs of our house lol. But it has the best light because there are a lot of big windows that let the sunlight in. I got a few taken for future use, but I wish I could have taken more. It takes me forever to set them up though. I need to start throwing some simpler photos into the mix. But I guess I should probably go clean up my mess now before my boyfriend gives me \"the look\" and I get in trouble for making yet another mess... Enjoy the purple!
. #dreambunnybookishjan18: [Purple] #janinbooks18: [Determined Female Character] --- Alyssa from Unhinged is pretty determined lol. If you haven't read the Splintered series by A.G. Howard you should! It's one of my favorite Alice in Wonderland retellings. Unhinged is book 2.
QOTD: How do you light your photos? Do you use natural light, or do you have some other light source?
I like to use natural light when I can. It just makes my photos look brighter and prettier lol. I have a lamp that gets the job done pretty well though when it's dark and I can't use natural light.
“Because I have to admit: there's something really badass about truly, honestly not caring what people think about you.”
Q:If you could sing a duet with anyone who would it be?
A:Shawn Mendes (just so we can admire him). Christy Altomare, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Zac Efron.
Let us know who you would want to sing with.
This book was phenomenal, it was soo funny and relatable. Molly was a very realistic character and grew up a lot in this book. We really enjoyed the family aspect, especially Cassie and Molly (Yaass twins). This book just made us want make lots of art and craft, we made the bead necklace like Molly did straight away. Becky Albertalli discusses things such as body image, anxiety and the LGBTQ+ community in a very effective way. We can’t wait to read more book by her as this one was really good.
We were tagged by the sweet @poodles.ponies.peonies to do the #bookishroyalty tag.
King George (popular series you don’t think you will read): Twilight and Game of Thrones (we love the TV show though). Princess Diana (book you got because of bookstagram): One of us is lying. Prince William (book you got because of the cover): Illuminae.
Princess Kate (last book you bought): My not so perfect life.
We were also tagged by the lovely @booksandteagirl101 to do the #fiverandomthoughts tag.
1.What book we are going to read next. It’s more stressing out about then thinking about .
2.How hot it is right now. Honestly we are dying of heat.
3.How fun it would be to be in a musical. We just want to burst into song and have everyone join our dance routine.
4.Peanut Butter Chocolate (we just had some and it’s sooooo good). 5.That Game of Thrones will not be back for ANOTHER YEAR!! Which is not okay! #bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bookishpeepsies#booknerd#theupsideofunrequited
It has been a while since I have graced you with a Harry Potter post, I am sorry! I’m super excited because I’m going to #lifelinebookfest tomorrow! I’m trying to limit myself to what I’m going to buy I really hope it works! (It won’t) I finally started Iron Gold today and I’m already in love omg it’s epic already! .
. #qotd Have you read Harry Potter .
"As for the effects and the ramifications in the individual consciousness of a situation brought about by a general phenomenon that we sum up in ready-made expressions ('crisis', 'unemployment', 'household confidence') and objective statistics, these are something we have to try to imagine. And, indeed, that is what those who are 'surveyed' do, for their part, when they reply to the questionnaires designed for them. The sociologists who gather their responses transform the answers into objective data. But the selection of the items and the exploitation of the responses mask narratives that will never emerge into the light. To imagine one of these narratives is certainly of the order of fiction, as is every life-narrative, including the autobiographical one which is, primarily, a reconstruction."
Finished reading Marc Augé's short work of "ethnofiction" No Fixed Abode, which seems to me to be about alienation in our modern world, about the kinds of identity we need to sustain to be a part of society. I'm not sure I get what the difference is between what Augé calls "ethnofiction" – which he explains is a "narrative that evokes a social fact through the subjectivity of a particular individual" – and what is usually called literary fiction. Despite his protestations in the introduction (of which I've quoted the juiciest section above), I don't think Augé's written a work of ethnofiction, if such designations are even useful, but he has definitely written a thoughtful reflection on a phenomenon that I'd call restless homelessness. ★★★☆☆
. #MarcAugé#NoFixedAbode#Bookstagram#IGReads#Bibliophile#BookWorm#BookNerd#Bookaholic#BookLove#BookLover#BookAddict#BookPorn#Bookish # # #Literature#IGBooks#BooksOfInstagram#InstaBook#InstaBooks#InstaRead#Reading#AlwaysReading#ReadingIsSexy#ReadingIsFundamental#ReadingIsLife#ReadersOfInstagram#BookReview#BooksAndCoffee
— She looks like a Disney Princess, isn’t she?
So much happened in my life and it's only the beginning of the year. I wasn’t ready for this. That’s why I’m just not feeling very well. But I’m trying not to be sad. How? Hahah, well, I listen songs by Disney Princesses and it makes me feel better.
I am encouraged by Rapunzel since I was 12 years old. She turns 18 in the movie, I turned 19 in real life, now I’m elder than her, everything changed and so it happens with many of my favorite characters. I just want them to grow up with me, I need them. Especially, now.
By the way, I like all these happy working songs by Disney Princesses that inspires me to clean up the house and also these songs create a special mood. “Happy Working Songs” from Enchanted, “When Will My Life Begin” from Tangled, “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog are my favorite! I want to share some quotes from these songs below and hope you will enjoy it:
Oh, how strange a place to be
Till Edward comes for me
My heart is sighing
Still, as long as I am here
I guess a new experience
Could be worth trying
Hey! Keep drying!
— Happy Working Song
And I'll reread the books
If I have time to spare
I'll paint the walls some more
I'm sure there's room somewhere
And then I'll brush and brush
And brush and brush my hair
Stuck in the same place I've always been
And I'll keep wanderin' and wanderin'
And wanderin' and wonderin'
When will my life begin?
— When Will My Life Begin
I remember Daddy told me
Fairytales can come true
You gotta make 'em happen
It all depends on you
So I work real hard each and every day
Now things for sure are going my way
Just doing what I do
Look out boys, I'm coming through
— Almost There
Follow your dreams, Princess!
*Husky on the photo @husky_kurt
Buongiorno a tutti con "L'eleganza del riccio", un libro che tutti dovrebbero leggere.
Mi era stato regalato per il mio diciottesimo compleanno ed inizialmente l'avevo lasciato da parte, avevo dato la precedenza ad altri libri. Sbagliavo.
Questo romanzo ha una profondità impressionante e un finale inaspettato. A tratti può sembrare noioso, MA ha un suo perché, ed è tutto da scoprire.