Happy #throwbookthursday peeps! I'm jumping in to my pal @jordys.book.club’s challenge with one of my very first favorite books in all of its tattered and marked up glory. The Bell Jar! I first read The Bell Jar in 1998 along with one of the most wonderful and engaging literature professors of all time, and I've read it three times since. Now that I think about it, it's probably time for a reread! Is this a favorite for anyone else?
Have you read A Gentleman in Moscow?
This is my book club’s pick for May, chosen by my sweet friend @oldenbum. I found this gorgeous, less common edition on Abebooks and had to have it. My book club (still unnamed—ladies, we have to come up with a name!) is meeting May 16 to dress up, eat themed food, play a rowdy game of Jeopardy, and discuss this book. I can’t wait! Who wants to buddy read it with us?🙋🏻♀️
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🎉A belated pub day birthday to two books that you’ve likely never ever seen before in your whole entire life. Riiiiiight. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that these are two books that are all the rage this spring and I highly advise that you avoid the fomo at all costs and just hop on this book bandwagon! You won’t regret it!!!
🎉 Normal People- At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. A strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers—one they are determined to conceal.
A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.
🎉 The Great Pretenders- Roxanne forges a career unique for women in the 1950s, becoming an agent for hungry young screenwriters. She struggles to be taken seriously by the men who rule Hollywood and who often assume that sexual favors are just a part of doing business. When she sells a script by a blacklisted writer under the name of a willing front man, more exiled writers seek her help. Roxanne wades into a world murky with duplicity and deception, and she can’t afford any more risks.
Then she meets Terrence Dexter, a compelling African American journalist unlike anyone she’s ever known. Roxanne again breaks the rules, and is quickly swept up in a passionate relationship with very real dangers that could destroy everything she’s carefully built.
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Pihu is an immature teenager who likes Neel for no apparent reason, and blindly believes that he is an angel who will take away all her life’s troubles. Neel hates Pihu for her unexplained obsession, and her being a hindrance in his plan, but her firm resolve to see a good person in him shakes Neel to the core. Will Pihu make a difference? Does inner transformation come to a man who has gone to a point of no return? A Girl to Remember is an emotional roller coaster which will make you believe that confession is the best punishment.
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Basic Writings of Existentialism is an anthology bringing together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. Contributors include Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ralph Ellison, Martin Heidegger, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo with excellent supportive introductory biographies that complement the selected works. The reader interested in existentialism will find a superb prelude in Gordon Marino's book and leave one equipped when the conversation turns to existentialism.
" Before the curtain opens, a word of caution: Today we often connect the idea of education with an almost cozy notion of enlightenment and progress. Sometimes we forget that ideas can be dynamite. Plato and his teacher Socrates taught us that anything has the power to help also has the power to harm… Take for unnerving example the Nietzschean questions, what exactly is the value of value, or put another way, are western morals salutary or debilitating… The existentialists are not for people looking to read themselves to sleep."
- Gordon Marino, Basic Writings of Existentialism
If you have not already got a sense of how big the scope is of the book and how much land Marino covers it can be safe to assume that while Basic Writings of… is just shy of 500 pages. The combined works that are distilled and boiled down to its core of each and every thinker's passions and concerns would far surpass thousands of pages.
It is safe to assume many will not read every book that has contributed to this volume which is a shame. Many of the greatest novels intersect in this book containing some of the best thoughts regarding human nature, psychology, and existential questions that have been penned throughout the nineteenth- and twentieth century.
I have already read the majority of the books selected in this volume that all stay integral to the way Marino introduces them to the reader. I felt in good hands approaching selections of Dostoevsky's writings including Notes From The Underground and The Brothers Karamazov by Marino’s careful selections and attention to details.
I mentioned reading #DarkEmu by #BrucePascoe for #BookClub , and was asked, ‘aren’t you enraged by the lies we’ve been told to justify the horrible things we’ve done?’ And I couldn’t muster the rage, because I can’t get past the sadness and utter sense of loss at what we may never recover, having done these horrible things and lived these awful lies. Certainly, I’m the last person who should be enraged; I should be among those apologising. But apologising feels like too little an effort, so I’m heartened by all the suggestions Pascoe has for recovering some of what’s been lost. That’s why you’ll see my post-its got another workout, but it took me re-reading the first chapter a few times before I felt comfortable using them, because there is so much to understand before we can act. I’ve been writing a bit about Indigenous knowledge and its relationship with western science lately, and this book tapped into all the things I’ve been wishing I had evidence or permission to say. Things I kind of half-suspected, but worried I was patching together anecdotes with a strong dose of liberal guilt. I still worry that tokenistic ideas like growing an Indigenous gourmet food industry will serve to embed an unhelpful ‘otherness’, but given the size of the chasm (calling it a gap seems naive these days) we have to bridge I guess every plank helps. What did fill me with hope are the large-scale ideas flagged by Pascoe that have nation-wide benefit to deliver, like transitioning our crops to those better suited to the climate; diversifying our livestock to include native animals that don’t destroy our landscape; and land management techniques that could reset our cultural fear of natural disasters by reducing their impact. Perhaps most intriguingly, but sadly probably least realistic, is the idea of an Australian pacifism that we could export internationally. I don’t bemoan the decline of organised religion, but I mourn the rise of individualism at the expense of our collective benefit. Another friend is this week reading #AynRand ‘s #TheVirtueOfSelfishness , and despite the value of critical thinking around the topic, I’m ready to take a side. The timing couldn’t be more urgent.
We all have gone through a phase (or will go through it) when nothing seem right, all decisions are confusing and frustrating. When you don't see a friend in anyone and all you want is isolation from just about everything and everyone! While the world might say that that's reckless and stupid, Marjane Satrapi's Perspolis tell you that it's all right to be confused and reckless at times.
A humorous and haunting memoir of a young girl in Iran, #Persepolis is filled with happiness, grief and moments of childhood in a world where all children are forced to grow up. .
It give you hope that the world can do with some innocence and shatters it with the realities of survival. It a book about understanding and living in the world on your own terms, while accomodating the interest of those you love (quite contradictory!) .
Author:- Myra Khan
Cover artist:- Myra Khan
Country:- United States
Publisher:- Independently Published
As a psychology professor at a university in London, Bradley rarely sees an easy day. Especially since he can never tell the difference between the living and the dead. He has always been able to see lost souls, but only for a brief moment. Lately, those souls haven’t been disappearing as fast; it’s as if they now know he can see them.
Things gradually become unsettling as the unseen souls start to appear in his dreams and attempt to keep him there, even if it means they become violent.
Charlotte is a new professor with a dark secret and kind heart. Both she and Bradley must find a way to stop the dead from crossing over into the world of the living. But, are they willing to face their repressed memories in order to save their sanity?
All the while Simon, a clairvoyant who gets caught in a crossfire of hunger and greed due to his being possessed by Umbra, a dark entity, must try to resist succumbing to the shadow inside him before it consumes the souls of the living and the dead within him.
𝘼𝘿𝘼 𝙎𝙏𝙊𝙆 𝙇𝘼𝙂𝙄 𝙆𝙀?
Belum beli lagi?
Stock dah tak banyak.
Nak reprint xpasti bila.
Cetakan buku adalah terhad.
Kekangan modal.😂 𝘼𝘿𝘼 𝘿𝙄𝙎𝙆𝘼𝙐𝙉 𝙏𝘼𝙆 𝙆𝘼𝙇𝘼𝙐 𝘽𝙀𝙇𝙄 𝘽𝘼𝙉𝙔𝘼𝙆?
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Kami nk kumpul modal untuk cetakan buku seterusnya.
Di harap dapat keluarkan terjemahan buku teks Bahasa Cina dari Tahun 1-6.
𝙋𝙊𝙎 𝙈𝘼𝙃𝘼𝙇 𝙇𝘼...
Nak jimat pos?
Kumpul order dengan kawan2.
Jimattt posss...😎 𝙋𝙀𝙍𝙇𝙐 𝙆𝙀 𝘽𝙐𝙆𝙐 𝙉𝙄?
Rugi tau tak beli.😍
Buku ni dapat membantu ibu bapa yg "0" 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏 membuat ulangkaji dengan anak-anak.
So boleh la ibu bapa paham isi kandungan buku.
Tak payah lagi jenuh nk guna Google Translate - snap dan translate.
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*DILEMA PUNYA PERUSAHAAN*, _Inspirasi Praktis Strategi Mengelola Bisnis Dengan Tepat_
✒ Buah karya duo praktisi Dicky Natamihardja & Dedy Irawan, kombinasi menarik dari pengalaman profesional manajerial tahunan di berbagai industri, untuk para Pimpinan, Manajer, dan Pelaku Bisnis
🗓 Preorder tgl 18 - 30 April 2019
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“If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?” 🐀
For the first few weeks of my new job I’ve been required to do quite a long commute for training purposes so I decided to give audiobooks a try for the first time ever. I haven’t read 1984 since I was in high school nearly a decade ago, at which time I skimmed through it with very little attention paid and complete disinterest. I just finished it while driving home from work this evening and I started sobbing as I had become overwhelmed with emotion. I empathized so heavily with the protagonist and felt an overpowering sense of helplessness and sadness, and very defeated “the good guys lose and the bad guys win” feeling. I really love this book and I think it is very well written, and to think it was written in the 1940’s is incredible. I’m thinking about writing a letter to my high school English teacher saying I’m sorry I didn’t appreciate this book in high school very much , and that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it a second time as an adult ten years later. ☕️
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Book #26 of the year! I love historical fiction so this book was right up my alley. I enjoyed the plot and the overall messaging of the story (female empowerment, philanthropy over profit), although I was a little disappointed to learn (not a spoiler) that the main character is completely fabricated. Either way, I recommend it for sure 📚
May 8th..... TALK ABOUT DRAMA........ Deranged Baby Momma will be available on Amazon via ebook and paperback
Have you ever loved someone so much that you just can’t let go? Even after they’ve moved on? That’s the case when it comes to LaPorscha Paul, a young mother of two who is head over heels for her man, rapper, Michael “Black” Anders. LaPorscha has found the one and she will stop at nothing to keep him.
Although LaPorscha may want Mike, Mike doesn’t necessarily want her. But walking away from a relationship isn’t always that easy when someone isn’t ready to give up and LaPorscha isn’t ready at all. Determined to keep her man, she goes above and beyond to show him that they belong together. That is, until Kiara Mays enters the picture.
Ever think about what other dope girls are #currentlyreading or #currentlywriting ? ✏️📖📖
SWIPE LEFT 💭💕🌸
I think it’s so cool to share why other girls are reading because often i suggeat books that relate to the ways I approve and view life. .
Sharing the book selections of other girls, allow us to see reading outside of ourselves. I always say that you can tell a lot about a person, by what they enjoying reading.💭💭💭.
So check out what other dope girls are reading or writing themselves! Are any of these on your book lists for the Spring? 💕🌸🌸🌸🌸
WITH THAT BEING SAID 📖 Swipe left to see what OTHER GIRLS are reading💕 We are loving what they have bought to our book community!
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В прошлое воскресенье побывала на очередной встрече Оқыsay, было очень жарко, пригласили меня спикером, а я не удачно выбрала книгу, ( как нибудь в следующий раз думаю получится лучше, все таки надо выбрать мне медицинскую тему).
Выбрала книгу Д. Орманбаева "Инструкция эффективного менеджера" а перед о мной выступили с ее другой книгой "Мы не ругаем детей" и категорически не советовали ее читать, всей эмоции не передать, но я поверила спикеру и увидела другим взглядом на автора и ее книги, Но как могла постаралась защитить. И как всегда, Вы же помните что мне всегда везет на встречах #оқыsay -выиграла подарок еще и самой первой масло от @monas_choice, благодарю🙏💋💋💋 Repost from @madinalingua
На этой встрече нам категорически НЕ СОВЕТОВАЛИ покупать и читать:
🚫"Мы не ругаем детей", Дана Орманбаева.
И очень советовали прочитать:
✅"Финская система обучения", Тимоти Уокер
✅"Охотники за микробами", Поль де Крюи
Аргументацию "за" и "против" приводить не буду, а просто констатирую, ибо надо приходить на оффлайн встречи, чтоб услышать все своими ушами😋.
И да, как всегда благодарю за подарочки:
🎉 @kamali.astana - натуральная косметика
🎉 @monas_choice - уходовая косметика
🎉 @chudo_valikastana - валики и прочие ништяки
Всем спасибо, увидимся в мае!
Hope you'll have this online @_fullybooked 😍 @joanneramosthefarm
Reposted from @randomhouse - Named to 15 "most anticipated" lists including @wsj@glamourmag@oprahmagazine & @vulture, Joanne Ramos' debut novel THE FARM is sure to be one of the buzziest books of spring. Out May 7th! --------------------------------------------------
Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here—more than you’ve ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.
Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she’ll receive on the delivery of her child.
I had this opportunity growing up to buy books as much as i wanted, with the premise of finishing them before the month ends. I’ve had my own private mini library. And now though my everyday life for the time being has been equivalent to focusing on cases every single day, i still find myself looking for books at my time of leisure. Then i found this... something I will never forget, something related to my profession which broke my heart into pieces. When breath becomes air, quite literally and figuratively speaking.
“One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.”
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@marykayandrews I will start on this over the weekend. I am still adding “Hissy Fit “. Quite , funny 😄Someone didn’t like the fact I promote you and your wonderful books a lot. “ Because, you don’t pay me “. I am like “No , but my favorite author interacts with me “. She’s a New York Times best selling author. And , she takes the time out of her busy lifestyle and , interacts with a fan. Well actually, I think of us as semi Insta friends. Obviously, they never had read your books before, so they are honestly missing out on such wonderful stories. Every Saturday morning I kick off my weekend with a good cup of coffee ☕️ and , sit and get lost in a MKA book. #marykayandrews#ladiesnight#bookstagram#bookworm#bookstoread#booknerd#books#igbooks#bookclub#bibliophile#bookpile (p.s) @marykayandrews I can totally hook you up with accessories for your book tour ). #bookcommunity#bookholic#booklover
“If this is all we get, then let’s take it. I want to be fearless and free”- Stella💫
———————————————————— Hey book lovers😊I have just finished the “Five Feet Apart” book right in time for the movie (in my country it’s a bit later😫) and I genuinely enjoyed it. It was a very easy read, I read it in one day and I liked the style of writing so much. One of the greatest things about this book is the contrast between characters and what seems to be a complete impossibility of their relationship, however, with their passion and dedication they show us every love gets a chance. It wasn’t particularly heartbreaking, but nevertheless was able to make me emotional😰💑🌷💞
Now it’s time for me to go see the @fivefeetapartfilm and I’m soooo excited😆🎊🎢
Have you already seen it? Share your opinions about both down below😚👀💛📖🖥💖
P.S. the flower necklace in the pic is traditional for the Songkran festival - Thai New Year (April 13th-15th), where people pour cleansed water mixed with special fragrances on Buddha images to bring luck🌸🌝✨