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About Busy_Bee

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  • Birthday 10/16/1993

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    Books, languages (for now self-taught Italian and then, i hope, Norwegian), nature, animals, travelling, classical music and art.

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  1. Busy reading

    I agree with every thought from this review! Controversial feelings about the book that is a great example of the French literature and depicts such disagreeable characters at the same time.
  2. Hayley's Reading 2019

    Thank you! I'll consider it for my summer break reading!
  3. Hayley's Reading 2019

    On my way to find everything about it such an intriguing review!
  4. Hayley's Reading 2019

    Is it good? Have it uploaded on my e-book for months, haven't decided yet if to read it or not .
  5. Busy reading

    16th - The man who laughs by Victor Hugo Well. I liked it a bit less than the LM, but I know that Hugo is definitely my kind of author. Though I read the books in translation, I believe his style and language be the thing easy to read and feel. The characters, again, so well-written, there are so many layers of their true selves, the decisions, feelings are unfolding in front of you that it's not difficult to understand, accept and forgive them for being just humans, strong or weak, spiritual or godless, beautiful or utterly monstrous inside. You just understand. Of course, you worry a lot about the future of your favourites and wish ill to all the evil plans of their enemies, but you can also see through them, see their origin, how they've become what they are and that's absolutely great, when a character is not given to you as a ready-made villain or hero, but rises (or falls) in front of you.
  6. Busy reading

    15th - Where'd you go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple I enjoyed it, it was easy to read, it was witty and funny. Absolutely in love with the epistolary novels (as I have mentioned many times). Liked the caricature of the school mums (working at school I wonder sometimes what's going on inside their "club" when I'm not around ). And I totally enjoyed the plot itself, it happens while reading that one cannot believe such things take place in real life or that such eccentric and complex characters as Bernadette actually exist as every day one sees people that are showing their personalities that are accepted and expected by the society. So it's great to be reminded that all people have something peculiar about them and who knows what an interesting and deep person your colleague or neighbour might be
  7. Busy reading

    Oh, I'm so glad my scribbble can inspire people to read Thank you!
  8. Busy reading

    14th - Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Honestly, it wasn't my cup of tea at all. I read it because I wanted to finish it. The language is great, descriptions are sincere and so lively that I could feel myself surrounded by the atmosphere of a little French town. But the plot, the characters, oohh... Balzac all over again, when I knew the story is powerful and honest, but couldn't make myself enjoy it.
  9. Busy reading

    13th - "Good omens" by Terry Ptatchett and Neil Gaiman. Again, the bits of information I've picked about the upcoming TV series brought me to the book. Ooooh, it's so delicious! I find that the passages that make me laugh inwardly or lines that contain such deep, hidden irony or satire (that I need to re-read them several time to fully grasp the idea of it) are extremely rare and thus precious to me. And this book is full of such. I liked every bit of it and am looking forward to see the charcters on the screen (love for David Tennant will make sure that I watch it).
  10. Busy reading

    11th and 12th are 2 volumes of "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo. I've got this habit of watching promos of some TV series or films, find out that there is a book (or couple of them) and decide to watch these things after reading. Guess what, after reading I never actually watch anything. Same with the LM. I saw trailer of the TV series with Lily Collins as Fantine and thought that the time has come to read the book. I did it and never ever shall I say that I regret that I've spent almost whole March on it. it is sooo powerful, beautiful, crawling under my skin, into my consciousness, enriching my understanding of the world, of people and, of course, French revolution. Besides, where else could I find such entertaining description of the Paris' sewage system? What else could make me think of people who build, fix or clean them? Not the smallest chapter or detail in the description of the characters' lives seems insighificant. The characters are so vivid, so real that I feel as if I've met them the other day on my way from work. Looked into wise and sad eyes of Jean Valjean on the bus stop, took a stroll in silence with Monseigneur Bienvenu, listened to the passionate "ABC" club's discussions in the local pub. This book is in my list of favourites. P.S. Although, I know Cosette represents the chastity, innocence and beauty of the world, but as a character she became the most unnoticeable one, such a pity. P.S. #2 I'll try to find time to watch the film and/or TV series.
  11. Busy reading

    10th - Outsider by Stephen King That was great. Creepy, tense and gripping. it was a bit darker than I am used to, a little less of the supernatural in it and focused on the psychological side of the story (characters' behaviour, thoughts, doubts and worries), but I liked it just the same.
  12. Busy reading

    8th - Mort Well, I did enjoy it! It was fun, easy reading. Waking the desire to immerse into the Pratchett's Discwolrd even more. 9th - A man called Ove by Frederik Backman Moving, touching, striking the chord. I liked it immensely. Cannot even count how may times I've felt tears running down my cheeks while reading it. Such a bleak existence that the main charcater leads and still so much space for kindness, friendship and empathy in it (even when he tries to hide from everyone and gives them hell). I'll rememeber this book with a great warmth, because everyone has a bit of Ove or Sonia inside and that's wonderful.
  13. Busy reading

    7th -From the other side (Bernard Werber). When I was 15 or 16 I really enjoyed the "Angels" and the "Gods" cycles. Really liked his Universe and ideas, but this was so long ago so I've decided to find out if I still love Werber's style. Well, the answer is clearly "Yes". Although when I was a teenager the books seemed(for my inexperienced mind) to be the essence of wisdom and originality at the same time and now I've just had a good time reading a book about something grim written in a light and humouristic way. Not that I'd add it to the list of my favorites, but it amused me for the time. And now I'm finally reading Mort, I've switched back to e-book from paper ones, so need a bit of time to get used to the screen.
  14. Busy reading

    Always promising myself to watch all the TV series and screen adaptations of the books I've read (Electric dreams, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell, Gone with the wind, Blade runnner). Still none of them have been watched.
  15. Busy reading

    Certainly! This book will create a whole new world in your mind, so it's better to start with it and then, if the idea sinks in, continue reading other works of Ph. K. Dick