Good memoirists reveal things about themselves to the reader. Great memoirists reveal things to the reader about themselves. It was so great meeting you tonight @theferocity. Looking forward to hearing you speak about your incredible memoir tomorrow! #what2read#nciba#howwefightforourlives#greatbooks
Very excited to get into this book over the weekend! It is my second read by Brene Brown and I know I won’t be let down. She really is an inspiring individual and author, and provides so much insight into the human experience. #brenebrown #bravingthewildernessbrenebrown #greatreads#greatbooks#wellness#emotionalhealthmatters
Of man’s first disobedience and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the world and all our woe With loss of Eden till one greater Man Restore us and regain the blissful seat Sing heavenly muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb or of Sinai didst inspire That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning, how the heavens and earth rose out of chaos. -John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667 #greatbooks#literature#liberalarts#englishpoetry#epics#good#true#beautiful#keplereducation
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore 4.5 ⭐️ . This book tells the stories of the so called radium girls, women that back in 1920s and later on worked in dial factories, painting watches with radium. Back then radium was a kind of new wonder drug and people were unaware of its side effects, until these women that were constantly exposed to radium started getting mysteriously ill and dying. However, no one believed at first that radium is to blame, and this book describes how the radium women have to fight for their health and their rights as workers. Overall this was a very interesting nonfiction read for me! The first third was a bit dry, due to the amount of information and the numerous different characters, but I think that Kate Moore does a great job at explaining complex scientific and medical topics, so that they are easily understandable. I especially enjoyed the later half, of the book when the story started to pick up more and it focused on the women’s fight for justice. I would totally recommend it, as it was a very fascinating and interesting read!
... "..Tell me you believe that our lives are anything more than a ridiculous cascade of random chances." ... 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬! ♡ happy friday! I hope everybody is doing well! I recently started the cruel prince but with school, homework and assessments I didn't quite get far. Hopefully I'll be able to get some reading done this weekend! :) ... 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 ↴ our chemical hearts rating ★★★★★ I read this book during summer and it's by far one of my favourites! I loved how everything was balanced; it was fluffy and sweet but also raw and serious (which in most books is quite unusual, but this one had the perfect mix!) it was hilarious, heartfelt, and definitely left me a little broken.. (worth reading! ♡) ... 𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #bookstagram#bookreader#bookaesthetic#ourchemicalhearts#bookobsessed#bibliophile#currentlyreading#bookreview#bookblogging#bookaholic#booktography#krystalsutherland#greatbooks
If I were to say that a book feels midwestern, would you know what I mean? It’s something I’ve been reflecting on a lot for the last couple months. * thanks to @atriabooks for the #freebook * 🌽 We hear a lot about Southern fiction, and of course more books than I can count are set on the East Coast (especially NYC) and California, but at least a handful of amazing books come from my neck of the woods. Gentle, stoic storytelling, populated with salt of the earth characters, and with pastoral (and I mean that in the classic sense—evoking the countryside) description and tone. I have loved every Midwestern fiction book I’ve ever read from the classics of Willa Cather to the great modern writer Marilynne Robinson. And of course my all-time favorite Leif Enger. This is in part because the writing is evocative and the sense of place is so strong - it makes me *feel* like I’m at home. I recognize the landscape, the people, the feelings. 🌾 Also - what is with all the fantastic books coming out of Minnesota!? They certainly seem to have the current edge on Midwestern fiction! Makes me think I should take a stab at writing the next great novel set in Wisconsin 🤓(😂). 🐄 I have yet to read William Kent Krueger’s newest (This Tender Land) and The Lager Queen of Minnesota. But having read and loved Ordinary Grace last month, I’m prepared to be blown away. 🌲 Tell me, friends, what’s a favorite book set in YOUR home state/region/country etc. that evokes that place wholeheartedly? Can you describe it to me? I’d love to hear about it! 💗
Deep Work by Cal Newport The book's thesis: A deep life is not just economically lucrative but also a life well lived. My Favorite Quotes * Deep work has high value in this age of shallow work and shallow thinking. * The deep work hypothesis: the ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. * If you can't learn, you can't thrive. * Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not. * Thesis: A deep life is not just economically lucrative but also a life well lived. * The skillful management of our attention is the key to improving every aspect of our experience. * Choose your targets (goals) carefully and then give them your full attention. A focused life is the best kind there is. * The best psychological moments usually occur when the mind or body is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. * Tasks that leverage your expertise tend to be deep tasks and provide a double benefit. Visit jsilva.blog for more quotes and the full summary.
When you are lying with your back on the floor and your legs on the chair reading a book, and you get to a happy ending and smile wistfully, wishing you could also write that well. Then you stare at shelves and wonder what life would be like without books 😰 Luckily I'll never know 😁 Could writers stop writing about killers and rapists and evil people for a moment? Most books these days are about killers. Horror, there is a killer or a thing that kills Legal thriller, a killer Suspense, a killer Adventure, a killer Comics, planet killers 😂 I think that's why I read so many children's books these days. I want to read books of self belief and overcoming, of friendship and happy days, of courage and family ties. Not about the meticulousness of evil. #tgif next on my reading plans is something romantic and sultry 😊 #books#bookshelf#reading#greatbooks#happyendings#booklover#happy#lovebooks#readbooks#happyplace#childrensbooks#bookstore#coffeecolouredbooks
This book wrecked me! I didn’t know what to expect from this coming of age novel, but it was so much more than I thought it would be. Life, death, love, family, grief, joy, hope... I went through all the emotions in this book. His grandfather (who I would gladly sit and listen to for hours), his horrible sister, his unexpected friends, and his undying love for the girl next door, all came together to make me feel truly connected to young Mickey. Such and unexpectedly wonderful read! Four and a half stars.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ . . . . . #janetwo#seanpatrickflanery#bookreview#audiobook#tearjerker#septemberreads#comingofage#novel#bookstagram#books#reading#greatbooks @spflanery
Hello! Lėja here😄 I am VERY late with this, but here's my top 3 books I've read this summer: ▪️Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles ▪️The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ▪️The Grace Year by Kim Liggett What's your favourite book from the summer? 🍁 [LT] Sveiki! Čia Lėja😄 Labai pavėluotai, štai mano mėgstamiausių šią vasarą perskaitytų knygų trejetukas: ▪️Madeline Miller, "Achilo giesmė"; ▪️Angie Thomas, "The Hate U Give"; ▪️Kim Liggett, "The Grace Year". Kokia jūsų mėgstamiausia vasarą perskaityta knyga?