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Jari-chan

Jari-chan

Joined May 2019

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A Brief History of Time | Stephen Hawking
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Mehso-so

Even though I had quite some difficulties with this book (Hello, dyscalculia!), I did learn a few things by reading this book. I enjoyed the chapter about time travel and finally know for real what micro waves are.

But all in all Hawking writes for another audience than I am. I'm just an interested layman with little knowledge. People who just started getting into physics I'd recommend Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Hawking later on.

Buechersuechtling Kudos that you made it through‼️👏🏼 What you describe matches exactly my own experience. I have a wonderful edition of this book so I would be really happy to read it. I tried several times very hard but each time needed to give up soon because I just understood – nothing. I‘d really _love_ to read this book but reading without understanding makes no sense. Pun unintended. But, yeah, literally. 😇 2d
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling Thumbs up for keeping trying! 👍 I'm sure you'll finish and understand it one day 😊 2d
Vivlio_Gnosi Did you learn anything new by gutting it out? #grind💪 2d
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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There are so many ghosts to be found in that wonderful book, so I guess it counts as #ghoststory as well.

#fallisbooked

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Wizard of Oz | L Frank Baum
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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead - she sure was a #wicked one!

#Fallisbooked

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The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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A perfect little creepy read for October. I loved the writing style and how we're getting deeper and depper into madness. Great!

KathyWheeler Charlotte Perkins Stetson? That‘s the first time I‘ve seen that. 3d
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Divine Comedy | Dante Aligieri
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My edition of The Divine Comedy has a #redcover. And a red fox that got attached 🦊

#Fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚❤️ 3d
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Swipe Right for Murder | Derek Milman
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It seems like I might find my way back into the YA genre! At least the newly published books are unlike the ones I've read years ago.

Actually, I would have needed an hero like Aidan when I was a teen. A character who has so many reasons to give but doesn't. A character who could easily walk the easy path but doesn't. There weren't such characters in my time, so I'm happy for the new generation who does.

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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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The last stop of my literary-culinary world-tour: #Jamaica

This book inspired me to do this whole project and it was so much fun ♥️

Breakfast: Banana Fritters 🍌❤️
Lunch: Potato Curry
Dinner: Jamaican Rice

Suet624 Nice!!! 5d
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Mehso-so

Some cases Sacks tells us about were indeed interesting to read. I was surprised about what can happen out therr in the big world.

But as for me most parts of it were mostly irrelevant. A lot can change in 35 years time. For professionals and relatives/friends it is an important and sure as well helpful book.

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Mysterio being #mysterious 😱

#Fallisbooked

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Today my literary - culinary world-tour led me throughout South America. For breakfast I had Mexican Baked Eggs (book: Viva), lunch was a Cubano (book: Back to Blood) and for dinner I made myself a Vegetarian Argentinian Empanada (book: In Resolution).

Tasty day 😋

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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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I didn't even know that Bradbury wrote for a younger audience as well. I throughly enjoyed this book and the it's told. The rhythm of Bradburys language is very affecting. A great book about the origins of Halloween with some nice twists and turns and therefore the perfect Halloween read! 💀

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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This is Witsel. Witsel is a Porg. He stole my #blanket.

And also my book.

#Fallisbooked

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Bookish Song Nr. 3: All I Want Is Love by A Great Big World

I used to skip this song whenever it popped up on my Shuffle mode, until one day I happened to listen to it. And in no time I was back on tour with the Travelling Symphony. I saw them playing, I saw their past and their way through this new world. The whole atmosphere is just so fitting ❤️

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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So many colourful #leaves - I love #October ❤️

#Fallisbooked

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Today I made a short stop in New Zealand on my literary-culinary world-tour. I made Southland Cheese Rolls, even though it was only one and my bread refused to be rolled 😂

The according book is The Bone People, which was a DNF, but I still got curious and wanted to try New Zealand food.

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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❤ ❤ This book is love ❤ ❤
Defenitely a highlight in my reading year 2019. And it sure looks like this book and its characters refuse to let me go.

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Todays stop of my world-tour was Israel, because I recently read Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse (Wolkenbruchs peculiar Journey into the arms of a Shiksa).

For breakfast it was a tasty Shashuka and for dinner a great Sabich 😋

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Yesterday we sure had #Sweaterweather. I should have given this book to mum - she would've been busy the whole afternoon 😁

#Fallisbooked

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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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A book that surprised me with its timeliness. What Thoreau writes about the human society and its relationship to nature is now more actual than ever. This work should get more attention nowadays.

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A Brief History of Time | Stephen Hawking
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My #cozy spot. It's all about reading. What a surprise 😁

#Fallisbooked

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Now that I'm back at home my world-tour continues. This evening it was Great Britain with Cones and some Colcannon. The according book is Far From The Madding Crowd, besides many more.

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Storm | Sam Usher
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A little late, but here's abother book set in #autumn. Beautifully made ❤️📖

#Bookssetinautumn #Fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cute!!! 🧡📚 1w
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Futu.Re | Dmitry Glukhovsky
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Russian heroes are different. And they suffer. Then they're kicked and spat at. Mostly, they end end up covered in dirt. But at that point they've come clean. They are new people and they've learned a lot. The hard way. But in the end they do the right thing. That's why they ended up in the dirt.

This is a book like that. A book that will stay with you for a long time.

Buechersuechtling Wonderful review. Reminds me once more that I need to re-read „Metro 2033“ before reading „Metro 2034“. 1w
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling Thank you ♥️ That's a brilliant idea! 1w
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Husband: Dear, I might have found a character in my game that you can relate to 😁

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Tuer le pre | Amelie Nothomb
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Amelie Nothomb writes about monsters. Monsters that we hide in the depth of our souls, but you know it's there. It makes you feel uneasy for no reason wgen meeting someone new. Amelie Nothomb writes about people who decide to let their inner monsters run free...

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My #FavouriteFallTreat are chestnuts ❤️ Love their smell and their taste. Also, rhey warm your hands and your ♥

#Fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😋😋🤨 2w
LiljaPleasant Meh... I prefer almonds... Tried chestnuts but they don't really do it for me. ^^' 2w
Jari-chan @LiljaPleasant "Normal" nuts have to much fat for my case so I only ever eat very few of them. Chestnuts I can use in the kitchen without problems and even eat them as a snack. 1w
LiljaPleasant @Jari-chan ah, okay. Fair enough 🙂 1w
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Homo Faber | Max Frisch
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Day 2 of my culinary - literary world tour is the US.
Ranch Breakfast from New Mexico for Cormac McCarthy. Lunch was an Amish Potato Salad from Pennsylvania, where The Killer Angels is set. Dinner was a Succotash from the American Natives for Homo Faber. 🇺🇸

Buechersuechtling Homo Faber 💗 2w
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As a Swiss I've never seen a real #football game, but I've watched all the episodes of Blue Mountain State 😁🏈

#Fallisbooked

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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So I decided to do a small culinary-literary world tour during my holidays. Today's first destination was Greece, where Leigh Bardugos "Wonder Woman" is set.

Menu: Greek Bujurdi with potatoes and peas

(I just recently got into cooking so no food blogger fancy stuff to see here... Sorry! ??)

#leighbardugo #greece #nomnomnom

LiljaPleasant Looks delicious! What's Bujurdi? Tomatoes... and? 2w
Jari-chan @LiljaPleasant I was very tasty and gone way to fast 😄 Bujurdi is a Greek starter with tomatoes and feta cheese. It might has Turkish origins, but noone knows for sure. Usually eaten with bread, it can be used as sauce for pasta as well. 2w
LiljaPleasant @Jari-chan om nom sounds delicious as well 😍 2w
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LiljaPleasant @Jari-chan Thank you! I might even try it during my vacation 😁 2w
Jari-chan @LiljaPleasant Great! Have fun trying it out 😁 2w
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I enjoyed the descriptions of the life at the farms way more than the love story. And of course in autumn it's time to #harvest.

#fallisbooked

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Halfway through #GOT and my favourites are still alive 😁🙈👍

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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Just found a #bonfire in my current read. How fitting!

#Fallisbooked #raybradbury #halloween

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Fox 8: A Story | George Saunders
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Pickpick

This beautiful story goes straight to the heart. The art is simple but amazing and fits the text. A perfect autumn read with an important message.

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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Since #Poe was already mentioned for #Fallisbooked I go for Salem. Best #BlackCat even though not a literary one 😸 💀
(not talking about the reboot)

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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When it comes to orange there's nothing like a Clockwork Orange 🍊

#Fallisbooked #orangecover

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Darkness Raging | Yasmine Galenorn
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Also jumping in on #Fallisbooked
Some of my #OctoberTBR. The rest is already at their assigned reading spots 😁📖❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🧡 1w
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Divine Comedy | Dante Aligieri
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I actually did it - I read the Divine Comedy! There sure are a lot of Italians in Hell 🙈 But still... I'm a little proud 😅

#BookAWeekChallenge

Buechersuechtling Rightly so. I tried to read it years ago – but I gave in soon. I could not at all cope with the style. 2w
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling It sure isn't an easy read. I'm happy to have found a good translation otherwise I would have given up as well... 😅 2w
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How can I not love this book and its characters? This story is so real, so touching and moving. I'm thankful that I got to read this book.

#BookAWeekChallenge

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Futu.Re | Dmitry Glukhovsky
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Exactly 30 books in September. But many of them real page monsters 😳 But I'm happy to have read all those books, it was again a great reading month. 2 audio books as well.

I also finished all my books for #BookAWeekChallenge 🙌 Reviews will follow (I'm way behind my schedule) 😅

#SeptemberStats #SeptemberWrapUp

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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This is a wonderful book! It is filled with love and hope and well-written characters. I loved reading this book and seeing how all the pieces of this puzzle fall into place. One of my highlights in September 💗

#BookAWeekChallenge

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After reading this book I thought back to my days in school and asked myself, why didn't we read this? Or Catch 22? These books are printed awesomeness.

#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😻and what a book! 2w
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Mehso-so

I learnt quite a lot reading this book. Of some happenings I haven't even heard of before. Sadly, the book is mostly Germany centered in such a way that people from other countries can easily skip most of the text... 🙈

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Barbarian Spring | Jonas Lscher
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A re-read after many years. Now even more impressive than when I was a teen, since I now understand more how the world works. This book shows us how fragile our society is and that it can all break apart very, very fast.

Buechersuechtling Never-ever heard of this book before. 🤭 Is that an educational gap❓🤔 (Serious question.) I‘m impressed by the cover. Even more because it‘s a “C. H. Beck” book. I usually don‘t connect them with publishing novels and definitely not with having such attention attracting covers. 3w
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling The book was published 2013 and it's a Swiss writer, so I'd say it's no gap for you - don't worry 😊 To me it also was the cover that got my attention in the first place 😁 3w
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Me: *finishes reading The Killer Angels* I wonder what would've happened if the South won the war?

Me: I wonder if there's a book about that?

Me: *is reading 15 books atm* I've just started reading that book.

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Somebody left this little gem in our public bookcase for everyone to take. No question I'll give it a new home ❤️ Also, autumn nails 🍁🍂

TheLibrarian Love your nails! 4w
Jari-chan @TheLibrarian Thank you 😊 ❤️ 4w
Mishu94 I want to read this book but I‘m so confused about it since I have gotten mixed reviews regarding it 😕 4w
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Jari-chan @Mishu94 Same here... That's why I took it as a hint of fate that I've found it now 😉 4w
Mishu94 And now that you have found it, I shall wait for you to get done with it so that you can tell me whether I should read it or not! From what i see, this is a win-win situation 😉 4w
Jari-chan @Mishu94 That sounds like a deal! 😁 👍 4w
Mishu94 Hahah perfeeect! 😁 4w
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Panpan

Maybe I should've read this book when I put it on my reader many years ago. But now my reading habits changed and I just couldn't understand what the narrator finds that fascinating about this Mitko guy. On the other hand I never was one for love stories so I might wouldn't have enjoyed it back then either. Who knows.

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Could it be that I have a small crush on Mahan? Or on the narrator who just fits his character perfectly? Maybe. The main point is that I also enjoyed the second book in this series quite a lot. Even though I started to mix up some of the characters by the end... Also the books tend to overpower Mahan and I hope that the author won't overdo it in the following books.

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Library Kitty is helpful in the library 🐱

#catsoflitsy

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Spending my day off rearranging my #bookshelves while listening to my #audiobook ❤️ 📚 ❤️

#bookshelf #booknerd

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It's official now: I know more about the history of the US than I do about the one of my own country (Switzerland). Maybe because there are no such books like this one about our own past? Or maybe Switzerland simply doesn't have a past worth writing about. Doesn't change the fact that this was an impressive book and helped me understand US history a little better.