The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) - Murasaki Shikibu
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Worth reading again and again. Beautiful language, poetry, a Casanova prince, palace politics, and a study of love
The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler (Translator)
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Only two things can really change a person: love, with a capital L; or reading a really good book.
Georges Simenon, La Chambre Bleue (The Blue Room). I basically read this book for the title. And it was not a bad idea since no synopsis or review spoiled it. Read Simenon's story of crime, passion, and punishment and find out, for once, not who the real culprit is but about the nature of his crime.
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The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac. www.walker.co.uk/...
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The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac. I love this writer and his fabulous characters
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The universe is not made of atoms. It's made of TINY STORIES. | Quotes | Life Lesson | Wisdom |
Words inspired by poet, Muriel Rukeyser … who said, "The universe is made of stories, not atoms." Though I'm sure it was not an "original" thought. What is?
YES! I always say this. Everything is a story and often we can connect the dots to everything. Why we are who we are, what made us this way, etc...
The tiny stories of life. #quote
Atoms + tiny stories. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (2012)
Franz Kafka Quote!
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Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake. This book is really _nothing_ like I have read before. If it were a city, it would be the Forbidden City, if it were a tv show, it would be Twin Peaks. Almost inaccessible and totally unique, this book may change your definition of a well written novel.
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Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake. (1940s) not like anything else. Third book was stitched together posthumously from notes and hard to finish, but you feel obligated to see it out after the wonderfulness if the first two.
Re-reading the Earthsea books has reminded me how much I love them... A Wizard of Earthsea is part of the original trilogy, and is followed by The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore. I first read (and re-read) them from the library, starting when I was twelve or so, before eventually getting my own much-loved copies. Le Guin added two more volumes years later: Tehanu, and The Other Wind, which are quite different in tone.
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Wizard of Earthsea (first volume from Earthsea saga) wrote by Ursula Le Guin)
A Wizard of Earthsea: the original magical wizard book series for kids and not-kids.
Isn't it odd?
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So true! I love to read books over and over and I feel like I always find something new! Or see it different the next time around
Pressed flowers wow
This is why I re-read books. :) they become like old friends that you can revisit those memories with. Ah this is so true !
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A People's History of the United States - since they tried to ban it in Indiana schools!
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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Should be required reading for citizens of the US. Even more important to read because it never, ever will be. (This is a polarizing book, and I want to caveat that I understand why--the polarization also has nothing to do with politics, at least not to real thinkers. If anyone tells you otherwise, you may want to consider that they are not very good at being critical.)
30 day book challenge.
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30 Day book challenge, because reasons.
Book reading challenge. #books #reading
This will be the hardest challenge of my life. Forget the song and Disney challenge. :O
Another 30 day challenge for the blog.
Renault re-interprets episodes, circumstances and elements of the Theseus myth into a personal, fresh, and, quite surprisingly, psychologically coherent version of the story. This novel is incredibly angsty (you know from the beginning there is no happy ending), full of unforgettable narrative twists ( _that_ moment when you understand the title, the Marathon dream, the ending), and timeless. “Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.”
Renault re-interprets episodes, circumstances and elements of the Theseus myth creating a personal, fresh, and, quite surprisingly, psychologically coherent version of the story. This novel is incredibly angsty (you know from the beginning there is no happy ending), full of unforgettable narrative twists ( _that_ moment when you understand the title, the Marathon dream, the ending), and timeless. “Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.”
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The Bull from the Sea *** #Greece #Novel #Books
Letters of Emily Dickinson (Dover Books) edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. There is really no need to say anything except that reading this book is like basking in the eternal sunshine of a spotless mind.
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With Thomas Cromwell in the driving seat, this time the Tardis takes us back to 1530s Tudor England following the rise to power of an unlikely hero. Memorable moments: learning to spell and add in a big household kitchen, praying on All Hallows’ Eve flipping through the pages of a Book of Hours. Like in a Book of Hours the overall effect of this novel is slightly hypnotic – and Mantel’s unerring eye for amazing details and beautiful colours becomes the magnifying lens in the reader’s hand.
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Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winning novel Wolf Hall - Historical Fiction. More interesting than The Tudors--big surprise.
The Bluest Eye - GOP wants to ban it in Alabama.
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With its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment, "The Bluest Eye" remains one of Toni Morrison's most powerful, unforgettable novels--and a significant work of American fiction. One of my favorite books!
Definitely a book worth reading.
The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison With its vivid evocation of the feat and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment, The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrison's most powerful, unforgettable novels—and a significant work of American fiction. Featured in Oprah's Book Club 2000
Renault's retelling of the Theseus and Minotaur story focused as it is on the archeological evidence behind the myth is utterly brilliant. But what makes the book absolutely stunning is her decision to use the mythical tale to stage the lethal conflict betwen the forces behind "Logos" (Theseus, Apollo, Athens) on one side and the forces behind "the Mother" (Persephone, Ariadne, Dyonisos, and Crete) on the other. It's a fight for the future, but Theseus is fighting above all to stay sane.
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The King Must Die (Theseus, #1) Mary Renault's books are wonderful and engrossing. Read all of them!
The King Must Die, Mary Renault. Recommended by Dan Matlack. A historical novel approach to the early part of Theseus' life. Hero of the Athenians, he is born far away from Athens and must grow up, learn of and then make his way to his father, and follow his moira through various adventures.
The King Must Die by Mary Renault. The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick. The core of the story is Theseus' Cretan adventure.
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A simple truth by Kate Atkinson..
in between are all the stories. #storytelling #storybranding #archetypes
...the mysteries and revelations...and life lessons...
What will your sentence be?
This is a writing quote but it rings true for a break up, too.
Beautiful and poetic writing, eminent British eccentrics, a haunted castle, one of the best villain ever since the serpent in the garden, the burning of a library (when the Fahrenheit 451 nightmare comes true) and a truly unforgettable duel by moonlight. This is a *very* hard book to get into, but totally worth the effort and more. Living in the Twitter Age, I guess I so needed to read this.
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"If you only read the books that everybody else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." -Haruki Murakami
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Never thought of this! When everyone reads a book i avoid that book. When its popular its like a turnoff to me. I know I love THG but i read that way before it was popular.
"If you only read the books that everybody else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." -Haruki Murakami Quote
Magellan by Stefan Zweig. This is a book about perspectives. Zweig is very good when he points out that the audacity and the scope of Magellan's "enterprise" dwarfs in comparison with the achievements of more famous global travellers, from Alexander the Great to Marco Polo, from Vasco da Gama to Colombo, from Apollo 8 to Apollo 11. The only human voyage of a similar impact is probably Apollo 8's circumnavigation of the moon on a Christmas night in 1968.