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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. I do this as well, I have this little hobby of making posts or scribbles in my notebook writing down paintings, music and poetry I find beautifully mixing together. For example I've got this page containing of "The sensetive plant" by Percy Bysshe Shelley + Buckethead and Viggo Mortensen - Sunrise + illustrations by Charles Robinson. Or illustrations by Anton Pieck and music by Carl Nielsen. It's a great way to create a whole story by finding the right picture and the right music and poem. And, yes, letters are great.
  2. I love Bill Nighy, have just seen Their finest (2016) with him and remembered that I LOVED Bookshop (2017) and About time (2013) and... and... can't stop Seems that I've got a film to watch tonight
  3. 19th - Italian Journey by Goethe I have difficult relationships with Goethe. I've been reading "Fasust" for several years, we had on and off romance. In the end I made myself finish it because I felt extremely guilty in front of the shabby book I'd grown to use for reading fortunes on (form a question, choose a line number, open a book on any page, count the lines and voilà, you have the answer, sometimes too weird to understand). I didn't enjoy the story and we had to part in a civil but cold way. Nevertheless, the "Italian Journey" I liked at once. It represents a sort of diary and letters from Goethe's travels in 1786-1788. Despite his passionate passages about rocks and clouds thet scared me a little bit, I've totally dived into the descriptions of Italian life. I don't know whether I liked this book because I liked Italy or because Goethe and I've finally still have a chance to be friends and I will appreciate his world view. I felt his desire to create and learn and that was really catching. It motivated me to find out more about art and literature, encouraged me not to give up studying Italian though I don't really know if I will ever have an opportunity to go there. And though I'm still not sure about Goethe as "my" writer or "my" type of a human-being, I definitely enjoyed Italy through his eyes.
  4. 18th - Can you keep a secret? by Sophie Kinsella. This was my one-day reading, fast, amusing and not really momorable. But I've enjoyed it, it raised my spirits for a bit and I even giggled couple of times.
  5. 17th I capture the castle by Dodie Smith. When I decide to read something by the author I have never encountered before, I usually read some reviews because a non-spoiler review gives a better image of the plot than abstracts on the cover. And this book has almost started a "war" on some websites. So many one-star reviews, so many 4-5-star reviews. I couldn't resist reading it, of course. Remember my theory that the season, weather, reader's mood and million of other tiny circumstantial factors influence the way we read the book, the way we see characters and the plot and even embrace the length of the work of fiction? In my case the book had an ideal timing and an ideal me (as a reader). I liked its warm, sunlit, cozy atmosphere. I like peculiar characters, even though if I met them in real life I'd probably think that some of their actions are unacceptable in real life or signs of being soft in the head (such a bliss they live in the book so I can like them as much as I want). I didn't regret reading "I capture the castle", I felt my time was pleasantly spent.
  6. 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.
  7. Thank you! I'll consider it for my summer break reading!
  8. On my way to find everything about it such an intriguing review!
  9. Is it good? Have it uploaded on my e-book for months, haven't decided yet if to read it or not .
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Oh, I'm so glad my scribbble can inspire people to read Thank you!
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