“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
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Like a (deeper) Bukowski in Europe. Paris, its streets, bars and hidden places, and a man wandering in it, searching with his weird friends for women, a distraction, something to pass time by. Sex, alcohol, literature, art, and Paris, Paris, Paris.
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Today on Jumbleskine: good short books thay have stayed in my heart / I’ve really liked.
For that time when you want to read something meaningful at the airport waiting for your flight, on the subway, on a free afternoon with a cup of tea.
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Today on Jumbleskine I talk about the books I’ve found interesting while surfing the net reading other blogs.
Probably the first post of a long series because oh dear I want to read so many of them.
Continue reading “Bookworm Wishlist #1”
I can read even more than 3 or 4 books at the time, they just have to be of different topics. I’ve done this all my life, reading the book I feel like reading at that moment. This also has a downside, that is having an absurdly huge pile on my bedside table. The books I’m currently reading are…
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Everybody has comfort food. I also have comfort books.
A comfort book, for me, is a book that makes you feel better. It’s a warm blanket made of paper (metaphorically, of course, I hope you don’t destroy books). It makes you laugh, it warms your heart, you feel like you know the characters, they’re like friends to you.
Do you have a book in mind?
For me this book is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
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Hello, my readers! Welcome to another week of The Bookworm Club.
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Hello my dear readers!
Another week, another bunch of interesting books to read!
I’m so happy that you continue to participate to this little event :)
This week we have…
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Today, inspired by the Blogging201 prompt, I decided to create an event about books.
Twenty7zero3 and I came out with a name: The Bookworm Club.
The first rule of Bookworm Club is: do not talk about Bookworm Club… so type about it instead.
Basically you’ll have to talk about one book you particularly love and why, add some quotes if you like, or talk about the book you’re reading at the moment (and that you’re also enjoying of course). Take your books from the bookcases, remove the dust and fall in love with them again, or at least tell us why you did it.
This event is made for sharing and discovering good books and discussing about them.
You’ll have to publish your post with a photo/image of the book you’re talking, a pingback to this post (put a link to it) and the tag thebookwormclub.
You have to publish on Friday, but you can write the post any day you want and plan it for Friday (you can choose the day and even the hour on the options).
I will collect all the photos (followed by your post’s link) and publish a post here on my blog every Saturday (the concept of “Friday” varies with the time zone).
You don’t have to participate every week, you can just enjoy reading others’ posts and then running to the library/bookstore to find them! :)
Do you like the idea? Do you already have a book in mind?
Can’t wait for your posts! :)
Hello my friends and strangers!
Who knows me well – and therefore also the (Mari)Ella that hides behind the illusion of “normality” – but what is normality? isn’t it just what most people do? Ok, I’ll stop – knows also that if I discover something and I really like it – books, tv series, movies, blogs, Youtube channels, anime, places, etc – I’ll tell it to everybody that could be into it.
Often people like what I advise, and I often like what people recommend me, and so the chain starts.
An example? Let’s talk about “After Dark” by Haruki Murakami.
Continue reading “Book Review #1: “After Dark” by Haruki Murakami”