Barbara Trapido 's absolutely perfect sentences make you want to...live in her head!
Proust giving you an account of the stirrings of the 1917 Russian revolution!
I don't know how clear this is, but these are two absolutely delightful pages of writing.Tolkien manages a perfect tone throughout,which must be so hard. Great writing.
More late posts! #WondrousWednesday @eggs
1.Elizabeth Jane Howard, Elizabeth Jenkins,Stella Gibbons, Nancy Mitford (though she would probably hate me!),Arundhati Roy,Mahasweta Devi
2. The swinging 60s in Chelsea!!
3.I keep museum tickets, gig tickets and use them as bookmarks!
#LotrChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien This was always my favourite chapter,and nothing has changed over the years.Its even more poignant to read it now,when the depredations visited on earth are even more devastating.
Late prompts! #Two4Tuesday @thespineview
1.Cant play to save my life,some of my worst childhood memories are associated with forced sporting activities at school😱😱I absolutely love watching,reading and talking about sports though!
2.The tagged book is one of the best I've read,as all good sports writing does,combines sports, history, sociology and humanity
@goodwilllibrarian VI Warshawski is a detective,former attorney, and the other characters are involved with the shipping industry, none of which are jobs I would like though I like reading about them!
So funny..and so true.
So all my well read Littens, what are your opinions on the surprisingly dark ending she gives to this book?She doesn't end her other Radlett-Montdore books on a note of such sadness, why do you think she chose this ending for this one?
Since a lot of readers are finishing up the section in Mória now, this might be an interesting video, if you haven't seen it already!
This is very very true of many countries right now. Including mine.
Right now I have the absolute perfect song to go with this line, from Enya's glorious album in the 90s, Shepherd Moons
1.Going to the movies is such a song and dance,but some really deserve the large screen-Barbie and Oppenheimer,for instance.
2.None at all!Super lazy person here😀
3.Since June and till October,eating at home to save money for a big splash out during my 2 week holiday in October!
1.I have never heard of Colette Rossant,and this memoir was a lovely introduction to a really interesting woman,who was coming up with “fusion“ cooking before hipster places!
2. I loved her very unique perspective as a child growing up in a Jewish family in Egypt - you don't get such interesting voices usually.
I remember this section in Moria so vividly, and it's still edge of the seat riveting ,reading it now. I am turning pages as fast as I can because it's so gripping!?
#SUNDAYFUNDAY @ozma.of.oz #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
I love this description of Bilbo's perfect house!I can empathise a lot with the way Frodo feels in the beginning of the book,that there's a gathering storm and he wishes it didn't happen in his time,and he could shut it out.
Oh,poor Bilbo Baggins. And the considerable strength of character you have shown all those years you owned the ring, and didn't let it corrode your soul of steel.
Got around to reading some more ARCs! And more importantly,reviewing. I cannot recommend This is Shakespeare enough.To paraphrase the tagline of Barbie: If you can't get enough of Shakespeare, this book is for you.If you've had a surfeit of Shakespeare,this book is for you.
Extraordinary. Proust can go on a bit. But some of his writing on how we perceive art, how the mind works are just extraordinary and you realise why he's considered such an influence. This set of pages is just.. incredible.
1.Both these,and Spinal Tap.I can watch these 3 movies a million times and laugh as hard each time.Interestingly,2 of these 3 were by George Harrison's production company!
2.Oppenheimer! Absolutely riveting and makes you want to read more about it
3.Personally?That my family visit to Arizona goes off without a hitch!In general?That people stop voting for fascists!
1.No, it has no intrinsic value of its own in a world where internet penetration is not 100 percent!
2.Eponymous character of the tagged book,I cannot recommend it enough.Love the Emmy Lane chronicles! Full review here
Tagged book as part of #LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien
Could not recommend it more!I don't think the quotes are very visible but they are absolutely beautiful descriptions.Writing of a river flowing “ out of hobbits knowledge“. What a beautiful way of putting it.
Bit late but I like this prompt!
1.Tagged book.I would NOT recommend this series though, completely horrible.Very surprising this has got so many good reviews with terrible characterization and a really boring plot.
2.I think His Dark Materials had many interesting character names!Lady Salmakia being one of them!
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain Reading all of these on the weekend!Finished sorcerer of Pyongyang this morning,it was interesting,if not very well written.Im also doing the #SundayBuddyRead of Lady Chatterleys Lover,but I loved the book so much,I raced ahead of the weekly schedule and have ready finished it!
Have an excellent weekend,everyone!
1.It usually starts in May but because of the terrible heat, it was delayed to June this year.
2.The second book of the devastating tagged trilogy is set in a boarding school during WWII.Its unlike any school setting I've ever read ,like enid Blyton or Chalet School. Completely unforgettable
#LotRChapterADay #FellowshipOfTolkien I had forgotten just how action packed this work is.And profound at the same time,so clearly why it still works.I don't remember this bit about Frodo being told that fencing yourself in against evil will not work forever
#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD It would have been so easy for Lawrence to have made Mrs.BOlton a one-dimensional character with no backstory, and existing merely as the ëvil housekeeper“archetype-like Mrs. Danvers. Or even the domestic help in Virgina Woolf, who only exist, it feels, to be incompetent and cause the female protagonist(very white, very upper class) inconvenience and force them to have to buy flowers themselves.