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MariaW

MariaW

Joined June 2016

I sleep with books - don't judge!
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The Library | Sarah Stewart
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Tiny little beach library - full of sand. 🙈
#egypt #moonbeachwindsurfing

readordierachel Literal beach reads! Not the best of conditions to keep books... 12h
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Tiny little bookshelf in one of Maadi most famous cafés. I like that. ???
#egypt #maadi

LeahBergen That‘s lovely. ☺️ 3d
MariaW @LeahBergen And you sometime find decades old books in some shelves like that. 😊 3d
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Ah, make the most of what we may yet spend,
Before we too into the Dust decend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust, to lie;
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and - sans End!
#omarkhayyam

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And David‘s Lips are lock‘t; but in divine
High piping Pehlevi, with „Wine! Wine! Wine!
Red wine!“ - the Nightingale cried to the Rose
That yellow Check of hers to incarnadine.
#omarkhayyam

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Same procedure as every Friday. But this time with literature deriving from the region I now live in. #omarkhayyam

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This was a very interesting book of how in the 80ies the Mossad helped thousands of Ethiopian jews to escape to Israel - via a tourist resort in Sudan. Sounds exaggerated? Actually happened! #gadshimron #mossadexodus

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Nice view, good wine and an interesting book - what else?
#mossadexodus #gadshimron

Jerdencon Beautiful! Where is that? Enjoy all three! 3w
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Pickpick

Wow, what a book. Although I already figured who the murderer of the Blackwood family was, I was quite surprised how the story ended. 😱
And I just realized, there‘s a movie too. 🤗
#wehavealwayslivedinthecastle #shirleyjackson

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Same procedure as every Friday. A decent coffee (hard to find in Egypt), breakfast and a good read. I found this novel in my kindle library, can‘t remember why I bought it, but it‘s pretty good so far - still couldn‘t figure out who poisened the family, Caroline or Mary Katherine...
#wehavealwayslivedinthecastle #shirleyjackson

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Pickpick

Finally finished this recommendation by @thecartographersnotebookofdoom . Took me some time because I don‘t have enough time to read like I used to, but this book was definitely worth it. It is a very detailed description of Cortez‘ conquest of Mexico. #buddylevy #conquistador

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Anfora: Aproximacin a la Plegaria Eucarstica | Bernal Llorente, Jos Manuel
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Anafora library. No other words needed. 🤗 ☀️
#anafora #anaforaegypt #egypt

Ddzmini I love this 🙌🏽😍😍😍 1mo
RachelO Beautiful. 1mo
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How the copts keep their bibles in Anafora. Rustic and simple, but soo beautiful. #anafora #anaforaegypt #egypt

Simona Indeed, very beautiful❣️ 1mo
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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading at the pool, enjoying some wine - life as I like it. There‘s a nice place called Anafora just outside Cairo. There‘s no chaos and no pollution, only time for yourself.
#anafora #anaforaegypt #egypt

8little_paws I would love to visit Egypt/North Africa! High on my list. 1mo
MariaW @8little_paws You definitely have to do it. There are so many different place to explore. And I would welcome any fellow reader any time. 😊 1mo
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Same procedure as every Friday morning - right now the only reading time during the week. 🙈
#breakfastreading #breakfast #fridaymorning

Cinfhen Great way to start the day!! Looks lovely 😊 2mo
MariaW @Cinfhen 😊 1mo
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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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Breakfast Reading - I‘m so stressed lately, I have to force myself to save some time for reading.

Laura317 Sometimes you have to force yourself to slow down. Lovely breakfast setting! 3mo
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Malta, Gozo, Comino | Werner Lips
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If you are ever on Malta, check out the National Library in Valetta. It has got two storeys and a lot of old folios. It‘s not allowed to take pictures inside, that‘s why I had to peek/to take one through the door. #malta

Loveland47 Hlo 4mo
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Malta, Gozo, Comino | Werner Lips
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Reading about typical Maltese food... And trying it. 🤗 #malta

Chelsea.Poole Looks amazing! 4mo
MariaW @Chelsea.Poole Not only looked amazing, tasted like it too. 🤗 4mo
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Reading at Rome Fiumincino Airport - waiting for my flight to Malta. 🤗

Bklover Wow! I‘m lying in bed looking out the window at a corn field in Illinois. Yours sounds way more exciting!!!! 4mo
MariaW @bklover Your view sounds good as well, very tranquil - perfect for reading. 😊 4mo
Bklover I think the part I enjoy the most is knowing that I have a Litsy pal that I am talking to who is in Rome. Or Malta!! Small world. 4mo
MariaW @Bklover 😊 4mo
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Panpan

I finally made it through this book - wanted to skip a lot of times. The basic concept is a good one, showing how our society recycles the last decades - mainly music, but art and fashion as well. The chapters normally start with good statements and explanations but end with a total chaos of too many details. Too many bands, songs and albums - in the end the book is a never-ending list, which makes it almost unreadable for ordinary people like me.

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Although I really like to hold a book in my hands and to flick through the pages, there are a lot of arguments speaking for ereaders I can‘t deny, like the comments or the translator. 😊

MayJasper Very interesting 4mo
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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Summer reading ☀️☀️☀️

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On our way back to Germany, luckily I don‘t have to drive, that‘s why I‘m able to read.
#retromania #simonreynolds #reynolds

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WHAT A START! 🙌🙌🙌
#retromania #reynolds #simonreynolds

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Panpan

Well, another Vampire trilogy. Girl finds out she is a witch (in fact the most powerful on Earth), falls in love with a century old, good looking, blonde vampire, who wants to save her from his mortal enemy. She has a mind on her own and stumbles into one deadly situation after another, so that the vampire has to save her. Need some more information?

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The Library | Zoran ivkovi?
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Okay, my current holiday becomes the one of checking out all the free libraries. 😊 This was one used to be an old telephone booth, but since we all own smartphones now normally there are not used anymore. It‘s a nice idea. This one is located in Innsbruck/Austria of course it has got a view as well. 🙌

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The Library | Zoran ivkovi?
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Another free library, this time in Solothurn/Switzerland. It‘s next to the river. You can take a book and read it straight away. #switzerland

LeahBergen How lovely! 5mo
LizzieChantree Love that. 📚 5mo
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Trying to read with the sun up. I never bought an ebook reader because I already have a tablet, but sometimes the reader would be better. Still a nice view though.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading at the river in Switzerland. A nice book, a cool coffee and water to jump in. What wöse do you need?

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Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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They also wore black - different colours of black. That was his first introduction to the tertiary colours - the colours on the far side of blackness. The colours that you get if you split blackness with an eightsided prism. #terrypratchett #speakhisname #gnuterrypratchett #pratchett #pyramids #discworld

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The Library | Zoran ivkovi?
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So, I‘m back in Europa for the holidays. And what do I find in Grenchen/Switzerland? The most beautiful public bookshelf I‘ve ever seen. 😍😍😍
#publicbookshelf #publicbookcase #swisslit #swissliterature #switzerland #schweiz

Sarah83 Little free library 😍 5mo
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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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After starting it three times I finally finished it. Summer holidays - what a blessing! The book talks about natural energies and how they influence our daily life - positively or negatively- and how to cope with that. It‘s very interesting but needs further scientific research.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading by the Ocean - again. 🙌🙌🙌

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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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This is an interesting book an Egyptian colleague of mine recommended. It talks a lot about the energies within us and the earth, so the sun sending his beams comes in naturally.

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Finished this one. I habe to say the overall idea is a good one but it takes half the book to come to the point. It was too long-winded for me. #stephenking #petsematary #friedhofdrkuscheltiere

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Reading by the ocean - a „light“ Stephen King. I read “the Shining“ years ago and really liked it, started with „It“ and put it away for forever after the first 30 pages. Restart reading King with „Pet Sematary“. #stephenking #petsematary #friedhofderkuscheltiere

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Steinarnir tala | rbergur rarson
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Sorry, I have to post more stuff of the Thorbergssetur - the Thórbergur Thórdarson museum. If really got me. If you ever go to Iceland, you have to visit. #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson

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The Fish Can Sing | Halldor Laxness
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Not only did I visit one museum of famous Icelandic writers, but two! This is the actual home of Halldor Laxness, which was transformed into a museum. Some of the rooms haven‘t been touched since he died. #halldorlaxness #laxness #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Very Worst of Dagsson | Hugleikur Dagsson
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Only a small and tiny book which contains huge loads of laughter. I can only recommend Dagsson‘s comics.
#hugleikurdagsson #dagsson #hheveryworstofdagsson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #iceland

TheWhiteHatter What an amazing view! 7mo
MariaW @TheWhiteHatter Hotel Djúpavík in Iceland‘s westfjords. ? 7mo
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The Very Worst of Dagsson | Hugleikur Dagsson
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Not only but books pf Thorbergur Thórdarson but the one of Hugleikur Dagsson as well. I already bought some on our last Iceland trip. I really like his kind of humour.
#iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #hugleikurdagsson #dagsson

julesG 😂😂😂 7mo
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A Wedding in Suursveit | rbergur rarson
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As I already mentioned, there aren‘t many translation of Thórdarson‘s work. So I have to buy whatever I can get. The passage of the wedding was already mentioned in #thestonesspeak, it shows a really good insight of the life in Iceland at the end of the 18th century. And reading it while travelling Iceland makes it even more interesting. #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson #iceland

Sarah83 Which book would you recommend to read first? 7mo
MariaW @Sarah83 Es gibt nur ein Buch, dass ins Deutsche übersetzt ist: Islands Adel. Leoder gibt es keine anderen Übersetzungen. In English you can only find The Stones Speak and In Search of my Beloved. Unfortunately there are no other translations. ? 7mo
Sarah83 Findest du das deutsche denn gut? Oder lieber das englische? 7mo
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MariaW @sarah83 Die deutsche Übersetzung ist ziemlich gut und vorallem vollständig. Islands Adel und In Search of my Beloved ist der gleiche Roman, nur im Englischen haben sie nicht alle Kapitel übersetzt. 7mo
Sarah83 Danke dir. Ich werde mal die Augen offen halten 😍 7mo
MariaW @sarah83 👍 7mo
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Brf til Lru | rbergur rarson
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Travelling in Iceland I got some translations of one of my favourite author Thórbergur Thórdarson. Unfortunately there‘s only a small amount of translations in German or English (no Italian one at all), so I boughr this booklet of translated chapters. This is a chapter pf „Letters to Lara“ with which he became famous. Thórdarson dreamt strange dreams when he was younger - like „When I was pregnant“. #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thordarson

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The Stones Speak | rbergur rarson
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The Stones Speak | rbergur rarson
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I have already read this one and that one... and the next one too... I 💚 Iceland. Best museum ever.
#thordarson #thorbergurthordarson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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In Search of My Beloved | Thorbergur Thordarson
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Maria on tour in literary Iceland - first stop: Thórbergur Thodarson Museum in Hali. I‘ve been there two years ago but only had a look around the exterior, which is very noce by the way. The museum is shaped as a bookshelf with all the author‘s works. Wait for more pictures... ???
#thordarson #thorbergurthordarson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading by the ocean - something I can‘t get enough of. #readingbytheocean

Kaye Something I wish I could do more of. It‘d be nice to live near the ocean. 8mo
MariaW @kaye I don‘t do this often even though I live near the ocean. 8mo
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Herr der Diebe | Cornelia Funke
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Reading with a view- back at Moon Beach enjoying the weekend and having some time to read at least. And your weekend so far?
#egypt #moonbeach #herrderdiebe #funke #corneliafunke

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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This is me reading - has been a long time for me being able to read at the weekend. #readingbytheocean

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Richters Monolog in La Dolce Vita 💔
#federicofellini #fellini #ladolcevita

rretzler I need to brush back up on my German 8mo
MariaW @rretzler I tried to find the English version, but failed. 🙈 8mo
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Had to read this in school - didn‘t like it back then. Saw a really play version on stage, reread it, loved it ever since. Still not an easy read and since this is Greek tragedy, there‘s no need to spoiler, you already know the end.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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How‘s your weekend so far?
#diezeit #zeitung #newspaper #readingbytheocean

BookishMarginalia Yours looks way more comfortable! 10mo
CouronneDhiver ☝🏽 what she said. lol @BookishMarginalia totally jealous 10mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 8mo
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