“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.” -Kahlil Gibran #theprophet#goodreads#poetry 🌸
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Miss Hazeltine's Home For Shy and Fearful Cats (hardcover) • 🐈
"New situations can be scary, but this picture book for readers building independent reading skills paves the way for facing fears with self-assurance." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor.
A tale with many tails, perfect for cat lovers everywhere!
Miss Hazeltine is opening a very special school for shy and fearful cats. They come from all over, and Miss Hazeltine gives them lessons in everything, from “Bird Basics” to “How Not to Fear the Broom.” The most timid of all is Crumb. He cowers in a corner. Miss Hazeltine doesn’t mind. But when she gets in trouble and only Crumb knows where she is, will he find his inner courage and lead a daring rescue?
Filled with adorable illustrations and ideal for fans of Disappearing Desmond and The Invisible Boy, Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats is a story that’s perfect for shy and fearful children as it both helps them face scary situations and accepts them just as they are.
Two Parrots (hardcover) • inspired by a tale from Rumi 😍
Rashin, an award-winning new artist from Iran, brings Rumi’s classic to life!
A plucky parrot living in the home of a wealthy merchant appears to have everything: the love of his owner, the best food, and a golden cage. But, despite all this, the parrot is sad. The merchant will do anything to make his parrot happy! But will he be willing to set his beloved pet free?
Rashin’s colorful and lively illustrations bring a fresh and distinctive perspective to this thoughtful classic about what is most important in life. •
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The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats ❤️
Jan Phillip Sendker ⚜️ This book has my heart❤️ i can read this book for 100 times ... A magical story of real love ... this book is pure love as i was reading this book i was fully engaged and enjoying the story, the Burmese setting, the fairy tale quality to the narration .. but as soon as i finished and started to reflect on it, the whole thing imploded like a house of cards.. poignant, throughly enjoyable, thought provoking and overwhelmingly joyful. Beautiful and heart warming read.. one of my favourites .. definitely a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5/5 book. #goodreads#mustreads stay updated for its sequel..
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Road Trip (hardcover) •
A classic tale of the journey being as good if not better than the destination. 🚗
The only thing worse than a long and boring road trip is driving with someone who loves long and boring road trips. Even when that someone is your dad. A hilarious story about a child who becomes increasingly exasperated by his father's inclination to take it slow. But when will we get there? It's just a disaster ... couldn't we go just a little bit faster?
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“When the voice and the vision on the inside is more profound, and more clear and loud than all opinions on the outside, you’ve begun to master your life.” — John Demartini, Count Your Blessings: The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love .. https://thelawofattraction.org/john-demartini/ ❤️ #goodreads
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Walking and reading!🙌 Just wish I could read while jogging too. 😞 Good thing there are podcasts and audio books!😍 But if I could choose a superpower...it might be to be able to jog and read a book! 😂 Killing two birds with one stone!👊 What reading superpower would you choose?
Okay so maybe the title doesn’t sound great, but honestly this book was really sweet. Definitely a fit for readers who enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant - the protagonist in this novel is similarly awkward and endearing, and you can’t help but root for him. Andrew’s daily life is a bit of a drag in the beginning of the book, but it picks up and in the end it was a really heartwarming story. An easy read... I only cried a little 😉.
2 733 minutes ago
Ein Dorf auf dem Land um die
Jahrhundertwende zum 20. Jahrhundert. Die Tochter einer armen Witwe verliebt sich in den Sohn des Bürgermeisters, sie beginnen eine heimliche Liebschaft. Doch während die siebzehnjährige Aline von einer gemeinsamen Zukunft träumt, verliert Julien bereits nach einem Sommer das Interesse; das Mädchen wird ihm lästig: „Sie blieb zwar dieselbe, aber Julien war nicht mehr derselbe. Er war wie ein Mann, der sich an einen gedeckten Tisch setzt und wieder aufsteht, wenn er keinen Hunger mehr hat. Er steht auf, und man sieht, wie er weggeht und dass man ihn nicht zurückhalten kann, denn die Liebe, die er hatte, war ein Hunger, der vergeht, wie eben ein Hunger vergehen kann.“ Als Aline bemerkt, dass sie schwanger ist, stößt sie aufgrund der vorherrschenden engen Konventionen auf Ablehnung durch Julien, durch die Mutter und durch sämtliche Bewohner des Dorfes. Die Tragödie nimmt ihren Lauf und so zerbricht das Mädchen an seiner Liebe.
In einfacher, klassischer und wunderschöner Sprache erzählt
der Schweizer Autor Charles Ferdinand Ramuz (1878-1947) in
seinem Romandebüt aus dem Jahr 1905 die tragische Liebes- und
Lebensgeschichte der jungen Aline. Der Autor gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der Schweizer Literatur in französischer Sprache und wurde mehrfach für den Literaturnobelpreis nominiert. Die Geschichte erschien 1940 erstmals auf Deutsch und wird nun in einer bibliophilen Ausgabe vom Limmat Verlag neu herausgegeben.
Was planning to read something else but my Kindle app was playing up. Luckily I remembered I’d received this book on Netgalley ages ago. Netgalley gives you unpublished books for free, in exchange for a review. I signed up AGES ago, got this book, then stupidly put off reading it just because I didn’t like the idea of not being able to see the page number. But now I’m over that and it doesn’t bother me at all.
So anyway, yeah, I’m now reading book 18 of 2019 - Unquiet Souls by Liz Mistry.
Suzanne Malherbe ist 17 , als sie die Liebe ihres Lebens kennenlernt : die etwas jüngere, aus einer jüdischen Intellektuellenfamilie stammende Lucy Schwob. Es ist die Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg, die Beziehung der beiden spielt sich im Verborgenen ab, die Provinz wird ihnen zu eng . Nach dem Krieg ziehen sie nach Paris, geben sich neue Namen - Marcel Moore ( Suzanne ) und Claude Cahun ( Lucy ) und erregen dort mit ihrer Kunst und der Darstellung ihrer selbst jenseits jeglicher Geschlechterklischees großes Aufsehen. Sie werden zum Fixpunkt der Avantgarde, befreundet mit Breton und Dali, gefeiert, begehrt, beneidet. Doch die Schatten eines weiteren Krieges verdunkeln diese strahlende Zeit und beeinflussen das Leben der beiden Frauen entscheidend.... Vor der Lektüre von Rupert Thomsons Roman „Never anyone but you“ @secession_verlag , übersetzt @thedanielschreiber , sagten mir die Namen Claude Cahun und Marcel Moore nichts. Ich bin sehr froh , dass diese Wissenslücke nun durch diesen mich sehr begeisternden Roman geschlossen wurde, waren diese beiden Frauen , ihre Kunst , ihr Leben und ihre Liebe doch so außergewöhnlich wie bemerkenswert. Thomson erzählt ihre Geschichte aus der Perspektive Suzannes, in einer klaren Sprache , unaufgeregt und trotzdem mitreißend und sehr berührend. Neben den beiden Künstlerinnen, die durch eine Laune des Schicksals auch Stiefschwestern wurden, ist auch der Autor Rupert Thomson eine Entdeckung für mich , und ich werde mich schleunigst bemühen mehr von ihm zu lesen!
„Never anyone but you“ : ein Künstler-, Liebes- und Entwicklungsroman, eingebettet in ein fesselndes Zeitporträt. Große Leseempfehlung! #neveranyonebutyou#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#rupertthomson#buchtipp#goodreads#lesen#kunst#liebe#surrealismus#claudecahun#marcelmoore#paris#jersey#neverendinglove
3 4547 minutes ago
Watch my detailed video review of The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman: https://youtu.be/IlySbUfWTw0
This is the first book that I am reading by Padma Venkatraman and I just loved it! It is so inspiring to see the main characters strong and brave and display so much love for one another. You immediately root for them and want to support them and hope that things work out for them. The book is quick to read as it is a middle grade novel and written in a simple manner. However, at the same time, it doesn’t shy from the dangers and the harsh conditions of the slums in India, and the evil people who abuse children in one way or another. Overall, "The Bridge Home" is a wonderful novel that is simple yet very profound.
Det är en vacker sommardag när en nyss frigiven fånge blir ihjälskjuten utanför Ersbodaanstalten i Umeå. Semestertider gör att den nyutexaminerade men mycket lovande polisassistenten Alexander Anaris tillsammans med sin äldre kollega Roger Backström kopplas in för att bistå kriminalkommissarie Per-Olof Löfberg och hans team av utredare för att lösa fallet. Utredningsarbetet hinner knappt börja förrän gärningsmannen slår till igen. Sambandet mellan morden är uppenbar, men en given gärningsman saknas, och det är bråttom att finna honom, då tecken tyder på att han bara har börjat. Ett första spår leder dem till Sundsvall och Timrå innan ett fruktansvärt terrordåd i centrala Östersund för jakten vidare till Frösön och den jämtländska fjällvärlden.
My lastest read, I Owe You One, by Sophie Kinsella. This book was just what I needed this week, a stress-free easy read that I could escape to after my hectic and stressful days.
The story is cute and all be it a little predictable but I adored it.
I don’t think I would ever be able to pass up a rom-com style book set in England, they’re basically my kryptonite. 💞
Have you read this one? Or have you read any other Sophie Kinsella books that you would recommend??
2 956 minutes ago
Book 26 of 2019 and my read for prompt 3 for the #discoverindiareadathon - "One Foot on the Ground -A Life told through the Body" , by Shantha Gokhale, the prolific Marathi writer,playwright,translator ,columnist and culture commentator.My dear Chitra of @talksbooksandmore ,I should thank you profusely for this one ❤️❤️.
Shantha Gokhale writes about her life ,right from the moment she comes out of her mother's womb with a philosophical silence followed by a loud bawling that is instigated by a firm slap to her tiny buttocks by the doctor ,till her life today, in association with various parts of her body and the trouble the parts have created for her throughout her life .As she so rightly says,from experience ,even a strong mind is never a match for the body ,which has a mind of its own and we never know when the mechanics stop operating smoothly.The only way to resist is acceptance and to grow a resilient ,adventurous and fighting spirit .Indeed,hers has been a life of adventure and spirit ,all through a middle-class sheltered childhood on Mumbai ,studying in England ,two unsuccessful marriages ,childbirth ,raising her children as a single parent ,continuing with her jobs to feed her family and never losing touch with the intellectual pursuits of reading and writing during the entire journey .Her body in parallel goes through tonsils surgery ,sneezing sessions ,weight loss and gains ,breast cancer ,glaucoma ,cataracts ,a hand fracture and finally bunions on her feet .I was laughing the whole time when reading the chapter titled ,"Brains". I loved reading this because of the way it is written.We can see that , Shantha Gokhale is a truly empowered woman and by empowerment ,I don't mean by education ,or money ,or power .I have seen many educated ,working women who do not even understand empowerment .The empowerment ,I am talking about is the comfort of having the freedom to choose where and how we live,who we talk to ,what we eat and how we wish to lead our lives .She made me look at my body in a totally different way and suddenly I feel very grateful to this body of mind that has weathered so many storms [contd....in comments]
How would it feel to stand in front of the people you love, full of love, laughter, joy, and support, holding YOUR very own novel in your hands?
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1 61 hour ago
QOTD: What is a book to screen adaptation you cannot wait for?
GUYS I NEED THE BRIDGERTONS TV SHOW LIKE YESTERDAY! For real, @juliaquinnauthor is my FAVORITE romance writer and her books just always feel me up with hope and happiness! I need to do a reread soon!!!! Can @netflix get me this show ASAP? The wait may kill me 😂
* #bookstaswifties - if this was a movie: book to screen
* #bookishsummercourtaug19 - #thirstythursday : bookish guilty pleasures
3 171 hour ago
One of the books I enjoyed this summer- Happiness, Like Water. It tackles a lot of issues affecting our everyday lives, from domestic violence to love.
My favorite quotes from the book is: "I can't help thinking that perhaps the verge of joy is its own form of happiness." I couldn't agree more 💝
have you guys done anything fun this summer?
i’ve been taking classes but am done this week, looking forward to having some time off before they start up again!
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In March of this year, I attended an author talk with South Korean author, Hwang Sok-Yong. After the talk, I waited patiently in line to have two books signed. While waiting in line, a journalist from Yonhap News asked to quickly interview me about my exposure to Korean Literature and how I had come to read Hwang’s novels. I spoke of being a Korean adoptee and the connection to ‘home’ I felt while reading Hwang’s work.
Today, that journalist contacted me and said that a South Korean woman had read the article and thought that I might be her daughter (who was adopted to Australia in 1987). My heart dropped for her. I told the journalist that it wasn’t me. We exchanged details of my adoption and the woman’s daughter’s birth details and I said that I would connect with a Facebook group of Korean adoptees in Australia and put the callout for any adoptees matching the information.
This is not an uncommon story. The mass exodus of Korean children who were adopted (reaching its peak in the mid-80s) are floating around in countries around the world. Korean blood pumping through their bodies, non-Korean and typically anglicised names hanging around their necks. From case numbers and essentially wards of the state to naturalised subjects in Western countries. Some have meandered back to the motherland, magnetised by a connection that was severed at birth - a phantom limb, hoping to locate their birth parents. Some are lucky enough. Others are not. The search continues for many adoptees and birth families alike. Don’t we all yearn to know where we come from?
My hope is for a happy outcome. My hope is that somewhere in Australia that woman’s daughter is searching for her birth mother (if that is what she wants). A reunion between mother and daughter.
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What sequel are you impatiently waiting for? We’re counting down the days until #WhenSheReigns 🐉 🐉 🐉
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Indeed, it is strange how we spend eight hours of a day elevated off the ground in different stages of consciousness: delirium, reveries, paralysis, deep sleep; the fluttering and darting of the eyes under the membrane of our eyelids during REM. Perhaps it’s as close to a coma as we will ever come. Curious and strange how the demagogues of the world still need to sleep, too. And while they are sleeping, at least, in those moments of stillness and arrested brain functioning they are doing no harm to the world...momentarily, we are spared their snake tongues.
Would you rather—own hundreds of mediocre books, or own less than 20 favorites?
I would definitely own less than 20 favorites. If a book is wonderful, I can re-read it over and over again and never get sick of it. 💕 Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m currently at the coffee shop working on my WIP (what else is new?!) and drinking too much coffee. I hope you all have a wonderful day!
I’m definitely a writer! In fact, it’s been a dream of mine to publish a book since I was in the single digits. I always thought books and stories were so magical, and I love how words on a piece of paper—or screen—can pull you into a new world full of adventure.
Qotd—if you could write a book, which genre would you choose?
what’s your bedtime routine? 🌿
you guys asked me this in my stories yesterday and it made me realise how much i miss having a bedtime routine 😢 sadly with the dog it’s hard to have one because he’s still too naughty to be left alone for super long periods of time while i have a bath or go to my favourite reading spot ✨ so my bedtime routine gets super rushed after he’s in bed but it usually involves a cup of tea, an episode of something, washing my face& brushing my teeth. but id love if it included reading, stretching, journaling, watching the sunset and all these kinds of things. but it’s okay to do something different every time because repetition can be boring 🤪💛