• I can't quite believe it's the end of the week, partly because I more or less lost three days in the middle there to a recurring migraine. 🥴 ⛏ However I did manage to do alot of de-cluttering ☺️ this week, and got back to the gym 🏃🏼♀️today so things are moving forward ➡️ and I'm back to reading Anthony Trollope and wondering what he will come up with next for Lizzie Eustace's diamonds. 💎 There are so many twists 🔀 and turns 🔃 in the plot 🗝 I have no idea how it will end. ⚖️ I'm loving this one just as much as Can You Forgive Her? which is really saying something. 📖💯 We are in for a very hot ☀️ weekend here in Perth ⛱ so it may be good to stay in the air-con 💨 and read. 🤓🍹 I hope everyone is having a good Friday and is looking forward to the week-end 🍸🍡•
Have you ever listened to audiobooks on tape? I remember listening one of the P G Wodehouse classics in early 2000s... had borrowed it from the local library. These days, the same pleasure is derived from Librivox and now @storytel.se both have great collections, but the cassette tape remains etched in memory.
Бог не играет в кости…
Известный главным образом как создатель специальной и общей теории относительности, Альберт Эйнштейн стал, пожалуй, самым знаменитым ученым XX века, воплощением человеческого гения. Он коренным образом изменил наши взгляды на материю, пространство и время. Мы в благоговейном восхищении и растерянности стоим перед фигурой этого человека, чьи мысли лежат за пределами нашего разума, чей вклад в развитие науки и цивилизации по-настоящему могут оценить считанные единицы.
Но существует и другая сторона личности Альберта Эйнштейна. Она проявляется в том, какие «обычные» проблемы его волнуют, как он относился к тем или иным социальным явлениям, что говорит по этому поводу. Тем более это интересно, когда его собеседниками становятся такие незаурядные люди как, например, Зигмунд Фрейд или Конрад Лоренц.
В этой аудиокниге, представляемой студией «Ардис», собраны письма, беседы и размышления Эйнштейна о философии, религии и мировоззрении. Ученый рассуждает о Боге, науке и человеке, делится своими гипотезами, делает выводы. Эта книга поможет вам объективно взглянуть на фигуру Эйнштейна, понять суть его теории и основу его взглядов на жизнь.
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My kids and I just finished listening to this sweet book in the car today. SAVING WINSLOW by Sharon Creech.
Kid: This is one of those books I wouldn’t have picked out on my own, but I ended up loving it.
Saving Winslow is a story about a boy who takes on the responsibility of caring for a sickly, newborn donkey. I heard someone describe it as “loving bravely,” and I think that’s the perfect way to put it.
And the narrator! I imagine it’s not easy to take on the responsibilities of narrating for a donkey, but he managed it with great aplomb. What an entertaining listen!
These are my past few reads! I have love listening to Becoming by Michelle Obama on Audiobook. Michelle narrates her own book which is amazing! Persepolis is such a unique story so beautiful and heartbreaking! Wildflower by Drew Barrymore is such a fascinating read, she’s a very inspirational person! And the Park Güell postcard is my current favourite postcard!
Pete and I celebrated finishing the RUNNING HOME audiobook recording this afternoon by—what else!—going for a run. It felt surreal and awesome to come to the last chapter, the last line, and the last word—reading it aloud is so different from writing it or even reading in my head. I know all the sentences nearly by heart but it was wild to try to match the inflections I’ve heard in my mind with those that came out of my mouth and into the mic. Sitting for hours in a dimly lit, soundproof room, I sometimes stumbled over words or pronunciations and had to redo sentences; sometimes my mouth was dry and I had to eat a green apple (not red, not acidic enough) to get rid of the clicky sounds. Always my producer Scott was in my headphones, connected by Skype from Sunnyside, Queens, to give me encouragement and direction, or remind me to breathe and drink water. Just like a good ultra crew! Reading it over 4 days had its peaks and valleys, a natural, authentic topography that was a lot like writing the book. I didn’t always know where it was going but I trusted it would take me where I needed—and wanted—to go, “into the story and back home again.” Endings are bittersweet but they are also beginnings so, in the words of my dear dad, “Onward, onward!” The audiobook releases on the same day as the hardcover, 3/12/19.
Just finished my #audiobook of After Anna by Lisa Scottoline and OMGGGGG! 😬 First off, this book was super engaging and interesting. It had two different perspectives, going back between before and after the #mainevent of the story.
One thing that majorly bothered me throughout the story was the mom character 🙄 for many reasons. First, she didn’t believe her husband of multiple years but instead, the daughter that had been gone for 17 years. Like, okay! 👎🏻 Second, how protective and naive she was when it came to her long lost daughter. It was quite bothersome, in my opinion. 😅
YOU GUYS. The ending to this story was so twisted, it’s crazy. So I knew something fishy was going on (obviously) but what happened was something even I wasn’t anticipating. I would definitely read some more books by her. 👍🏻
Also, this #audiobook really made me want to start reading books for people. So if you want your book read, let me know. 🤗
⭐️: 4.5/5 “After Anna”
I really miss doing Kitchen Karaoke on here😭. I’ve just been tired and busy, so here’s my favorite @lykkeli song from when I had pink hair 2 years ago and had more kitchen Karaoke energy. It’s like big dick energy but wayyy better💘💘💘
B O O K R E V I E W | ETHAN FROME by Edith Wharton
Sunday, January 13, 2019
First published in 1911, the novel tells the story of Ethan Frome, a poor farmer in rural Massachusetts who lives a life devoid of joy. His dreams have gone unfulfilled, and he is married to Zenobia, a curmudgeon of a wife with a tendency toward habitual complaining. While Ethan does find some solace in the mundanity of his daily farm chores, he is long overdue for a spark of some kind.
His jumpstart comes in the form of Mattie Silver, his wife’s cheerful younger cousin who comes to live with them. Mattie’s presence refreshes Ethan’s life in a way that has him rethinking his current and future circumstances. Still carrying a glimmer of optimism from his younger, unencumbered days, Ethan sees in Mattie a promise of happiness and renewal. As his feelings deepen for her, Ethan finds himself grappling with the decision of a lifetime. The story is fraught with emotional tension, and the wintry atmosphere, isolated setting, and pervasive melancholy create a mood that is both gloomy and cozy.
I see this story as a cautionary tale about how easily we can become imprisoned by our circumstances and slip into a dead existence. Through the unfortunate events in Ethan Frome’s life, Wharton shows us what decades of passive living can do to a person. This story makes you examine the thought patterns and routines that frame your life and evaluate their legitimacy and impact on your well-being.
As for style, I loved Wharton’s descriptive writing, and I savored her beautiful prose. I also appreciated her powerful use of imagery. While listening to the book on my jogs and walks outside and during my commutes to work, I felt as though I were an actual inhabitant of Ethan Frome’s quiet, snowy world of Starkfield, Massachusetts, watching his sad story unfold before my eyes.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars