Books Worth Reading
NOTABLE NONFICTION / Reading Lolita in Tehran / Azar Nafisi ~ Azar Nafisi's luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice.
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Interesting read. Checking off my Modern Library's Top 100 Books.
*""The heart dies, a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves... ... until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains."" — Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha) *"At the temple, there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read Loss, only feel it." --Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha)
Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha tells the story of a young girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold into slavery by her family. Her new family then sends her off to school to become a geisha.
"THROUGH ME THE WAY INTO THE SUFFERING CITY, THROUGH ME THE WAY TO THE ETERNAL PAIN, THROUGH ME THE WAY THAT RUNS AMONG THE LOST. JUSTICE URGED ON MY HIGH ARTIFICER; MY MAKER WAS DIVINE AUTHORITY, THE HIGHEST WISDOM, AND THE PRIMAL LOVE. BEFORE ME NOTHING BUT ETERNAL THINGS ABANDON EVERY HOPE, WHO ENTER HERE."
Johannes Vermeer - The Girl with the Pearl Earring (1665)
The DaVinci Code The DaVinci Code The DaVinci Code
Mary Stuart (8 December 1542 8 February 1587) was Queen regent of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. In some lists of Scottish monarchs, she is recognised as Mary I. She was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. She was 6 days old when her father died and she was crowned 9 months later. In 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. He ascended the French throne as Francis II in 1559, and Mary became Queen consort of France.
Mary Queen of Scotts