" Sapere e non sapere; credere fermamente di dire verità sacrosante mentre si pronunciavano le menzogne più artefatte; ritenere contemporaneamente valide due opinioni che si annullano a vicenda; sapendole contraddittorie fra di loro e tuttavia credendo in entrambe, fare uso della logica contro la logica; rinnegare la morale propria nell'atto di rivendicarla; credere che la democrazia sia impossibile e nello stesso tempo vedere nel Partito l'unico suo garante; dimenticare tutto ciò che era necessario dimenticare ma, all'occorrenza, essere pronti a richiamarlo alla memoria, per poi eventualmente dimenticarlo di nuovo. Sopratutto, saper applicare il medesimo procedimento al procedimento stesso. Era questa, la sottigliezza estrema: essere pienamente consapevoli nell'indurre l'inconsapevolezza e diventare poi inconsapevoli della pratica ipnotica che avevate appena posto in atto. Anche la sola comprensione della parola "bipensiero" ne implicava l'utilizzazione. " 📖 ☕️
📹 BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU 👀
“Is that all?" she whispered.
Gansey closed his eyes. "That's all there is”
A couple of days ago I finished “The Raven Cycle” by Maggie Stiefvater and I felt a mix of emotions afterwards. My initial reactions and emotions were just pure sadness and joy. I was sad because this brilliant series was over and I felt joyful because I got to experience it.
Maggie Stiefvater’s writing style is so magical and she can draw you into a world within sentences and she makes you feel oceans of emotions within a few pages.
Although I loved Stiefvater’s writing style, the thing I loved the most about these books were the characters. I have to admit that this series is kind of slow, but it doesn’t matter because the story is so character driven and the characters are extremely well written. Even though this is an urban fantasy series, the characters still feel very human and they still have everyday issues and battles that everyone experience.
QOTD: Have you read “The Raven Cycle”, and if so, what’d you think about it?
"Maybe there were people who lived those lives. Maybe this girl was one of them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. That was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway." - Leigh Bardugo
Quel est votre livre (ou saga) favori ? 🌌
The story is about one term, Catch-22. (Wikipedia) A Catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules. Example taken from the book :
"But they don't say you have to go home. And regulations do say you have to obey every order. That's the catch. Even if the colonel were disobeying a Twenty-seventh Air Force order by making you fly more missions, you'd still have to fly them, or you'd be guilty of disobeying an order of his." .
As I read this book, I started to think that this world is made by millions of Catch-22. How many times people get rejected by companies because they are inexperience? But they can't get experience if companies keep rejecting them. How many times a patient who crucially need donors have to be listed? It seems unfair because it is. But it's not unfair, because that is how the system works. This society is a mega Catch-22.
My favorite element of this book is that it also portrays the characters as humane as they could be. With their own distinctions and faults. Desires, envy, frustration, pride, greed, hypocrisy, deception, rage, and despair. Comical adventures, friendship, loyalty, wit, kindness, love, and bravery. The best and worst of humanity found between wars. I understood the characters, some characters I hate, some I pity, some made me annoyed, some made me laugh. And it's exciting to read books that have lively characters, that could make the readers feel for them! I feel like I have learned a great deal about people just by reading this book.
On top of that, the beautiful writing! Heller's writing is everything but plain. He used so many associations that made me able to imagine the scenes vividly.
"There was no fire, no smoke, not the slightest untoward noise. The remaining wing revolved as ponderously as a grinding cement mixer as the plane plummeted nose downward in a straight line at accelerating speed until it struck the water, which foamed open at the impact like a white water lily on the dark-blue sea, and washed back in a geyser of apple-green bubbles when the plane sank."
For me, it's a 5/5 always ❤️.
There are some people you can't help but want to be around. For whatever reason you can see them going doing big things. You see them making moves you wish you could make, then one day you get a chance to meet them. Your question to them is "what did you do to get in the spotlight?🔦" And their reply is " the same thing I did in the dark"
What do you do in the dark when no one is looking?👀
"As a child she (Carson) was always delicate and intermittently sick in bed, even though she played tennis, rode horseback and swam in between bouts of illness. As a young adult she began experiencing strokes and by the age of thirty-one her entire left side was paralysed. Subsequent strokes and operations limited her physical abilities even more. The myth of her typing novels with one finger probably started with her (in fact, it probably was true for a while), but for years before her death, she could not have sat at a desk or even typed in bed. Even so, writing was possible - sometimes in long-hand, sometimes dictated in a voice that she hardly had the strength to project."
- Introduction by Margarita G. Smith
Currently reading The Mortgaged Heart which was purely a title buy for me. It's my first McCullers. And I'm glad I picked this up.
Let's talk about titles.
Have you bought books purely because of the titles? Which ones are those?
wer von euch hat schon 'Goldener Käfig' von Victoria Aveyard gelesen?😊 Ich bin bisher selber leider noch nicht dazu gekommen, aber ich kanns kaum erwarten endlich mit dem Buch anzufangen 😍 Zwar fand ich den 2. Teil nicht so gut, aber ich hab einfach schon soo viele gute Meinungen zu 'Goldener Käfig gehört, dass ich das Buch auf jeden Fall auch noch lesen muss🙊 Habt ihr das Buch schon gelesen?📖 und wenn ja, wie findet ihr es?😇
Ich wünsch euch noch allen einen schönen Montag 😊❤
did you read 'Kings Cage' by Victoria Aveyard before?😊 I haven't got time to read it now😓 but I'm really looking forward to it🙊😍 I don't really like the second part of the series but I really adore the first part 😍😍😍and I heard a lot of positive things about the third one - so I just must read it😁 What do you think about 'Kings Cage'?😇 Hope you all have a great monday 😊❤
One of my reading goals this year was to read more non-fiction. I think i had read so much non-fiction doing a history degree at uni that I felt I needed a break from it last year and wanted to get back to reading novels just for pleasure rather than always reading assigned books/essays. But this year I wanted to challenge myself to read more non-fiction on a range of different topics. I listened to the audiobook East West Street (admittedly a history non-fiction about the Nuremberg trials, genocide and crimes against humanity), and I'm currently listening to The God Delusion (really interesting but definitely challenging my poor science and theology knowledge). So I think next I will try to get through Sapiens. It's not what i'd normally go for but I'm trying to gain a better general knowledge and I've seen a lot of rave reviews on here about it. | Who likes non-fiction and what are your favourites/recommendations? 📖 | #books#reader#reading#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#bookstagrammer#igbooks#bookish#bibliophile#sapiens#sapiensabriefhistoryofhumankind#yuvalnoahharari#nonfiction#bookworm#bookaddict#booklover#foreverreading#bookfeaturepage
'Αρπαξε τη ζωή απ' τα μαλλιά. |
Δίχως να τη λυπηθείς λεπτό. Μην τη φοβηθείς και προ πάντων μην την φοβίσεις. Δωσ' της απλά να καταλάβει πως γεννήθηκες για να ζήσεις. Κι όχι απλά για να υπάρχεις. Δώσ' της να καταλάβει πως υπάρχεις για να ζεις, μα δε ζεις απλά για να υπάρχεις. Πως είσαι ελεύθερος να βιώσεις αυτό που εσύ επιθυμείς εσύ ως ζωή. Πως έχεις ψυχή, ταξιδιάρα ψυχή. Ψυχή που δεν αντέχει να μείνει σε ένα σώμα. Ψυχή που πετά για μέρη μακριά. Μέρη δίχως διακρίσεις, προδοσίες και χαμένες ελπίδες.
Σύρε το πρέπει από το πι ίσα με το γ-ιώτα και κάν'το θέλω στη στιγμή. Μην σε ξανά ακούσεις να λες πως δεν μπορείς, πως αδυνατείς, πως αδρανοποιείσαι. Κοίταξε στα μάτια τον εαυτό σου, στον πιο ψυχρό και παγερό καθρέφτη σου. Φώναξε -θέλω, μπορώ και θα το κάνω.- Γιατί μόνον τότε αγαπητέ μου θα είσαι ολοκληρωτικά ευτυχισμένος με εσένα. Μήτε με αγαθά για αμοιβή, μήτε με λόγια του αέρα. Οι πράξεις, οι πράξεις είναι αυτές που χαράζουν δίχως ενοχές το δρόμο της ζωής σου. Που αρχίζουν & ολοκληρώνονται μονάχα όταν το θες εσύ.
Μην σε ξανά ακούσεις να λες πως τ' άφησες για αύριο. Πως φοβήθηκες να πεις. Πως φοβήθηκες να κάνεις. Πως δείλιασες. Πως βαρέθηκες. Μην σε ξανά δεις να ξοδεύεις άσκοπα δάκρια δίχως προορισμό για έρωτες & φιλίες που σε μια δυο μέρες θα τους κουνάς όλο θράσος το μαντήλι του αποχαιρετισμού. Μην σε ξανά δεις να πνιγείς πόνους & απωθημένα σε δυο μαξιλάρια και δυο τοίχους. Φώναξε. Δράσε. Ζήσε για εσένα & όχι για τους άλλους. 'Αλλωστε, πότε νοιάστηκαν οι άλλοι;
QOTD: what is something on your bucket list/a goal you want to achieve?
I want to dedicate this post to you guys. Thank you for 1K 💖 I'm honestly so surprised that 1000 of you (if the number hasn't gone down yet ahah) like my posts and maybe captions enough to follow my account!
Bookstagram has changed my life. I think I'll write a blog post detailing this but I do want to mention some wonderful friends I've made throughout this journey. For those who don't know, I originally had another account but restarted because I wanted to start fresh. That was a year and a bit ago. @riotgrrrlreads has been there since the beginning and I'm forever thankful for you 😘💖
@sprinkledpages is one of my best friends, in real life and in this community. She's such a sweetheart and so understanding and I love her to bits. Okay, that's cheating a bit because I met her on Twitter originally 😂😂
To the Bookish Melbournites - you know who you are. I LOVE YOU ALL!! I know I haven't been participating in your convos recently but I do read them and they make my day. You guys are fun and I love seeing you guys at meet ups. So thankful for all of you 💙💙
I've made heaps of new friends and if I could list you all individually, I would. But we'd be here all night and I need to sleep because school 😭😭 I love talking to you all, and try to respond to every DM and comment I get. If I don't reply, it may mean I didn't get it and you should definitely try to reach out again ☺️
Okay enough of this cheesy post 😂 I hope you all had a great day/have a good day! Good night from Australia 🌙
(Who actually read this whole thing? I just realised it's really long 😂 I award you virtual cookies if you did 🍪)
✨ Моя #подборка_другу ✨
В случайном порядке.
⭐️ Теодор Драйзер "Гений" - книжка-толстушка с прекрасным языком и глубоким сюжетом;
⭐️ Томас Харрис "Ганнибал" и все книги серии - это библия для любителей детективов и психологических триллеров;
⭐️ Жюль Верн "20000 лье под водой" и "Дети капитана Гранта" - две книги, с которых когда-то началась моя читательская "карьера". Особенно рекомендую людям с хорошей фантазией и воображением;
⭐️ Эрих Мария Ремарк "Время жить и время учирать", "Триумфальная арка", "Черный обелиск" и все прочие романы - потому что о жизни и до щемоты в груди;
⭐️ Коллин Маккалоу "Поющие в терновнике" - еще одна книжка-толстушка длинною в несколько человеческих судеб;
⭐️ Маргарет Митчелл "Унесенные ветром" - роман, которому автор посвятил всю свою карьеру и который получил Пулитцеровскую премию;
⭐️ Стиг Ларссон "Девушка с татуировкой дракона" и вся серия книг - потому что оригинально;
⭐️ Митч Элбом "Хранитель времени" - прекрасно иллюстрированная книга, по которой снят не менее прекрасный фильм;
⭐️ Маркус Зусак "Книжныц вор" - книга с невероятным образом Смерти;
⭐️ Джоди Пиколт "Ангел для сестры" - всем сестрам и братьям - читать!;
⭐️ М.А. Булгаков "Мастер и Маргарита" - без лишних комментариев;
⭐️ Б. Пастернак "Доктор Живаго" - роман, написанный очень в непривычной манере;
⭐️ Рэй Брэдбери и все его рассказы - просто потому что он вечный;
⭐️ Сьюзен Коллинз "Голодные игры" - потому что свежо и небанально;
⭐️ Джордж Оруэлл "1984" и "Скотный двор" - потому что уже о нас;
⭐️ Эрнест Хемингуэй "По ком звонит колокол" и "Праздник, который всегда с тобой" - потому что Хем это Хем.
Just finished reading "Mais Platão, Menos Prozac" (Plato, not Prozac!) by Lou Marinoff. Although it could be more technical and less "storytelling", PEACE it's a very interest solving-problem process.
You should identify the PROBLEM, take stock of the EMOTIONS caused by it, ANALYZE the available options, sit back and CONTEMPLATE the whole situation and find the EQUILIBRIUM to decide. ☕️ •••
Auf meinem Blog findet ihr nun endlich die Rezension zu 'Rock my Heart' 👍
Link ist wie immer in der Bio 😇
Ich will zu dem Buch wirklich nicht viel verraten, da ich der Meinung bin, dass sich jeder selbst ein Bild davon machen soll 😊 allerdings kann ich euch sagen, dass das Buch von mir 5/5 🍍 bekommen hat 😊 wieso ich das Buch so gut bewertet habe könnt ihr dann ja gerne auf dem Blog nachlesen 😄
A bit deflated. Was really very much looking forward to this. Thought Outline (which is the novel before this in a trilogy) was fabulous. I found Outline gripping and weird and experimental and yet fundamentally I wanted to keep reading... I wanted to see what she (meaning the author AND the main character) did next.
Whereas this novel has same main character, same narrative technique (of her recounting whatever other people said and not really her own thoughts), but it just didn't set my world on fire. At all. One notable difference is that Outline is set in Greece 💙🇬🇷and Transit in London, and the London bits made me slightly squirm - the comical misuses of words by an Albanian builder, for e.g., and the horrible working class family downstairs... anyway yeah. My summer better hold some more satisfying reading than this because I am a bit fighty now