June 23rd, 2011

Books are Love [Misc Books]

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


I know a book is good when I don't want to part with it. I know it's REALLY good when I can't help picking it up over and over again.

The one book I've probably read the most is Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. My aunt was a high school English teacher and recommended it to me. I couldn't put it down. I then read it again and highlighted all the parts I identified with. Then gave it to my grandma to read. My grandmother had never understood how much I felt like an outcast in school. When I gave her that book, she came to me and said, "I think I understand now." I still have the copy my aunt gave me. The spine is pent, passages highlighted and written in. I'll never part with it. As I told my aunt, It's how middle school was for me. "I might as well have written it." Well, minus the poor girl getting raped.

I've also read Burned by Ellen Hopkins I don't know how many times. It's a beautifully, sad story. I cried through the book the first time and if I'm in the right mood, I cry rereading it. I loved it so much, I wrote an extended version taking off where the book left off. I just read that Ellen Hopkins plans to write a sequel (or has done so already) and it will be released in 2013. I'm so excited!

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Луис Ривера - Змеелов ,   Пауло Коеэльо - Алхимик , эти книги читал уже много раз, очень интереные и показывают на сколько жизнь может быть разная.
Morgan

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


Иван Ефремов. Таис Афинская.
Потому что настраивает на правильную волну. По-моему, эта книга способна даже девочку-пацана превратить в Женщину.
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Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Любимая книга для меня - это старые улочки Москвы, ее здания, дворики, церкви, храмы, монастыри, музеи... Эту книгу можно читать бесконечно! К тому же, возвращаясь к пройденной странице, вновь узнаешь что-то новое. Поэтому всю Москву перечитать невозможно, приходиться лишь восхищаться, углубляясь в чтение!

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

"Мастер и Маргарита"  - Булгаков. Не знаю почему, но перечитываю регулярно класса с 10. Есть в ней все о чем хочется читать и есть о чем подумать)

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Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Frostbite - Richelle Mead

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi Princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the Earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires--the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhamphir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are Helll-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose has serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous turtor, Dimitri, has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladmir's on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join frces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose--and her heart--are in more danger than she ever could have imaged.

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I always seem to favor the second book in a series. I am not sure why. This one steps it up from the first novel. I like Rose, because she's very real. There's a lot of sass to her, and she's incredibly dedicated to her job as a Guardian for Lissa. She makes stupid decisions, and she learns and grows up within each book. She has conflicting emotions and expresses selfish and selfless tendencies. In this book, there's a certain thrill of danger, and a trap no one saw coming. There's heartbreak and a shift in the mood of the story that transitions nicely through the rest of the books up to the end.

Plus you meet Adrian. Adrian was always my favorite because despite his womanizing habits, he truly, really does care for Rose. I look forward to reading about him in the spinoff series of VA. Any time I am in the mood to feel on edge, waiting to turn each page--even though I know what is going to happen. The shock of the plot gets me every time and it's a good read for when you want to go back and relive the moment. Vampire novels are something of a guilty pleasure for me. I thought them ridiculous at first, and then Sunny convinced me to read Twilight a year after it hit the bookshelves and I was hooked ever since.


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On a lighter note, Steve's sister is having another baby! I am very glad for them as they are incredibly elated, I am a sucker for babies and children. I was worried something bad had happened because he did not return at all that night, and I spent my night going back and forth with Rob. I think around seven thirty my time he reported to have passed out around three his time, so I am glad everything was okay in the end. To be honest, I worry about Steve. He has a delicate heart and a very complex mind. I guess that is another reason I am addicted to him. Learning about people is very addicting. I think the reason he has attached to me is because I am something of a mother-figure. Here is a man who lives in his own apartment, owns his own recording studio and equipment. Who is extremely misanthropic, and keeps to himself unless he is with his friends. Growing up was difficult for him. His father--like my own--was very abusive, and that has impacted him greatly, and not for the better. I think, living away from his family, that perhaps he needs a female figure in his life. I don't mind at all. I enjoy his company, and I can only believe he enjoys my own.

I was a very angry soul today. I have eleven cuts on my upper arm. One for each year of misery I feel I've brought. They are minor cuts, but they will scar. I did not mind, but I felt it was necessary. Not so much out of a psychotic need to "make the pain go away" so much as, "I need this pain so I can remind myself that I am human. I have hurt people, and for that I must feel pain unto myself." After that, I passed out for four hours and woke up. I briefly had a conversation with Steve--we spoke French today--before going to work, where my aura just utterly blackened. I felt as if  a storm cloud were roiling and brooding around me. Bekah was wasting time, during an extremely busy day, and nothing got done. I was entirely fed up of my manager teasing me that I'm some sort of idiot. That I'm not capable of my job. That I'm not reliable. I have never missed a day of work. I have never called in sick. I have always showed up--whether I was early, on time, or late, sick, or fine. I do what I am asked to do and there are times I do more than what is asked of me just because it is within my power. Meanwhile, Bekah sits at the desk texting. She didn't even finish the prep. The very first thing on the mid-shifter's check off is the prep. When she didn't text, she went to goof off with Mary Lou. Then Renee calls because she forgot a lot of work to do, and dumped it on Bekah. Here's the kicker. Renee is on Vacation for the week. Becky is also on vacation for a week because her sister is getting married. Was it really wise for the Manager to take a vacation the same week the Assistant Manager is out, and leave Bekah as a person in charge? No. It fucking wasn't. But that is the situation for the week. Meanwhile, Bekah's staring at this paperwork for half an hour, takes out her phone to google, then declares she has no idea how to transmit the paperwork. I snatch it from her and do it myself. Why? Because I fucking know what I am doing. And yet -I- am labeled as the incompetent moron.

Then she started to eat my food. And funny enough, that is when I started to get -angry-. I do. Not. Like. Sharing. That is a huge pet peeve of mine. I don't like sharing. Tim asked me if I wanted those Starbursts, I said yes. She did not ask if she could have any. Just started EATING them, like the fat pig that she is. And after that, I stopped caring whether I was at work or not. I was short-tempered, ill-tempered, the rest of the night. I had a party to go to after work, and Bekah's slacking was going to keep me from getting out at a reasonable hour. Finally. FINALLY when it's almost time for her to go a little after eight, Renee calls. I know she wants to speak to Bekah. Why? Because she never speaks to me. Because I'm of no interest to her. I'm a ditzy moron. I debriefed her. I told her it was still busy, that I was behind on my work, that Bekah was slacking off and then had to do what she had asked Bekah to do on top of that. I must have sounded upset, because she slowly said, "Caallmmm doowwnnn." And that, ladies and gentlemen, is when I snapped.

I. Went. Off on my manager.

I told her it was fucking ridiculous to run off and take a vacation when your assistant manager was gone in the same week. I told her Bekah minds her Ps and Qs when she was around, but as soon as she left, she fucks off to do whatever, and demanded to know if she actually left Bekah in charge as a PIC. I told her that I was tired of being mocked and ridiculed and made fun of at their expense when I'm actually doing my job. I told her to fuck off with being calm, and that I didn't appreciate all this harassment about how I'm the slow one, I'm pokey little puppy, when the damn person she thought was safe and fit and deemed ready to be a person in charge, was fucking off the first first day. I told her that it was not professional to keep my coworkers on the phone for over an hour--and not even talk about work-related things. I told her I was tired of looking for Becky and her being on the phone with you, talking about some drama that happened in her college, and the latest gossip on her and Mark, especially on days when it's so damn busy. I told her if she couldn't handle doing her job as a manager, then not to do it and let someone else who can. Then I shoved the phone into Bekah's hand and stormed back inside.

And after an hour, Bekah came back in, and looked all grinning and sheepish, "Farmer are you mad at--" I -really- exploded
"DO NOT. REFER TO ME BY MY FATHER'S LAST NAME. EVER. AGAIN. I CAN'T -STAND- THAT MAN. I HAVE ASKED. I HAVE TOLD. I HAVE BEGGED -ALL- OF YOU TO STOP. CALLING ME THAT AND YOU JUST -CANNOT- SEEM TO GRASP THAT I DON'T. LIKE IT."

I felt shot after that. My workplace is not a place to explode. That is something that happens outside of the work environment. And people were staring. But I felt cornered. I felt trapped. I am tired of being bullied and walked all over in my own environment. I cannot turn to my managers, because in their sick little world they're involved in it to. Everyone there is so -two-faced. Renee is all laughs and smiles and giggles when Bekah is there, but when she's not, it's "Oohh, God, that girls gets on my neerveess." I get that Bekah thinks she's the cat's fucking meow. Great for her. To me, she's obnoxious, rude, inconsiderate, and I can't -stand- working with her OR being around her outside of work.

If I lose my job, I don't even care. I have three more to back me up. I am tired of how things are run and deligated. Becky leaves these largely written, patronizing notes on the white board. "DOOONNN'T DO THIS. DONNN'T DO THAT." She's such a bitch who can't stand dealing with people, that she leaves notes that single people out and make them feel hurt. Jessica doesn't like it, and it nearly made Gina cry. A grown-ass woman, crying, because of a patronizing note from a woman half her age, an assistant manager who can't take her employees aside and go over them how to do things. Becky told me, to my face, that Gina was a fucking idiot. And I don't like that at all. I told her to her face that night, that if she did not step up to help Gina, I would, and I will be more than happy to reveal how she -really- thinks of her employees and so called friends. I like working with Becky because she does her job in a swift, organized manner. But she is such a God damn bitch and is always in a fucking foul mood that no one wants to be around her. Don't take the fucking job if you can't step up to the plate and do it the right way. This is why I have FOUGHT for that assistant manager position. I want to -teach- people, not leave them stupid little notes. I want to make sure people know how to get their work done right. I want to get in there and show them myself, and if they don't get it, show them again. That is what I do. That is ALL I have EVER been able to do, is teach people. Teaching was always my passion, and it always will be. I have the patience, I have the demeanor, and I have the work ethic.

But no. I'm the court jester. The local fool. The idiot Farmer.

If I have not proven my point tonight, then God help anyone who gets in my way. I am not taking this shit anymore. I have dealt with it patiently, passively, peacefully. And now I'm done.

Bekah said, and I quote, "Nyehnyehnyehimmacertifiedtechnician." Mocking me being A+ certified and fixing the Printer.
To which I said, seething, "Nyehnyehnyehimmadumbass. Shut the fuck up, bitch."

Needless to say, it was not a good day. My nerves were shot. Between worrying over Steve, arguing and fighting with Rob, hurting myself, four hours of sleep, dealing with the busy work day and dealing with Bekah and exploding. Then I walked into a spider web and screamed and -really- lost my nerve.

So now I am slumped in my bed, fighting sleep. I have one of those Mike's Harder Mango Punch-jiggers. That and Kivimestan Druidi with their primal, beastly growling blaring in my ear. I feel remotely Human and in tact with my sanity. I will sleep soon.

Which reminds me. I should have updated this weeks ago. I had a weird dream--it was one of those, "So disturbing but can't look away" dreams.

I dreamt of thirteen swords--six male, seven female. I don't know why they had genders, but they did. There was also a piece of parchment with calligraphy that appeared when an old Chinese woman said the right incantation to make it appear. I dreamt of a dock, and night time, and a Moon that was Orange-Red. There were Demons somewhere. It was all part of a ritual, but I can't make sense of it anymore. It has been a long, long time since I've had a dream that had those kinds of particulars to them. I was very intently tuned to this dream at the time, and I thought about it for days afterwards. I specifically dreamt of thirteen swords. And it was specific that six were male, and seven were female. I rememeber darkness, and water, and the narrow walkway of planks near the water. I remember secretly raising antique shops for the thirteen swords, and they all dealt with three Chinese women.  I just remember particulars. I remember numbers. Genders.

It was strange but it felt..bad? I don't want to say, [ wiggly fingers ] ominous. I've had dreams like that before--ages ago when I first got sick. Of drowning, of being in the Forest with the Red Tailed Hawk--who later turned out to be my first love, Taylor. So eh. If I happen to come across some thirteen males and females, I will pay attention.

IN the meantime, I am going to bed. A tout a l'heur.

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Архипелаг Гулаг А. Солженицына и книги В. Шамбарова.
И могу классиков, например, Г. де Мопассана или Ф.М. Достоевского, по несколько раз перечитывать, но спонтанно!

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Sinuhe egyptian by Mika Waltari. I have read it in finnish which is the original language the book was written in, and I have read the english translation, the translation i have merely read twice whereas the original version I have read at least five times, not counting all the times I've read only a specific parts.  There's just something about the book that draws me to it again and again. It's sad and tragic in so many ways. I have never found a book that has been able to provoke the same reactions and feelings as this one. I really feel for the main character for everything he goes through in his life and since I do a lot of deep thinking of my own, this book is perfect for me. Not to mention that the book is full off historic details of the ancient egypt and how life was at that time, and it's so well written that you can actually picture everything the author describes. 

Just an amazing book, and I got the overwhelming urge to reread it....
куклы

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Как бы смешно или странно не звучало - Данте, "Божественная комедия".
Еще в девятом классе на курсе "Мировая литература" влюбилась в это произведение и с тех пор не расстаюсь с книгой.
Raven and Books

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I always find myself reading 'The Crystal Cave' by Mary Stewart.



It's the first in a quintet of novels about the life of Myrddin Emrys (aka 'Merlin') from his sixth year until he becomes a young man. I first read it in 1982, and absolutely fell in love with it. Ms. Stewart did such an excellent job and putting together a very believable, somewhat historical, young Myrddin that you can't help but love the character. There is this "magickal vibe" (for lack of a better word) about this story and I feel truly altered when I read it. It's one of the few books that can really drag me deep into it... and I find that I can read the entire book in a couple of days.

There was also a British made movie of the book called 'Merlin of The Crystal Cave' (which you really shouldn't watch unless you've read the book first), as well as a 'Merlin' calendar by Greg Hildebrandt - both of which I have.

 


If you love Arthurian stories, you must give this book a read!

Bendithion!



Rage

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?




I reread lots of things, though most are not reread "regularly." I like to read Harry Potter now and again, Stephen King's Carrie, Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat, and The Sculptor by Gregory Funaro will probably be reread a lot in the future.
Rage

Writer's Block: See you on the other side

If you could find out what happens after you die, would you want to know?



This is a loaded question. I suppose it depends on the where and how of my life. Where I am in life: age, profession, success. If I were doing well, perhaps I would like to know. If my life were going downhill, I think knowing would be a bad idea. Especially if what happens after death is awful. But on the other hand, maybe knowing that it is awful might encourage me to amp up my life a bit. Do some good, have some fun, be someone. I don't know, honestly. If the options ever comes available, I'll let you know then.

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Матренин двор Солженицына.Потому что показывает людей настоящими, какие они есть, а вообще люблю книги о ВОВ. прям до костей пробирает...

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Библию  почему да потому  что Бог каждый раз  открывает по разному и по новому . и всем советую читать Библию  :)
в ней все ответы на нашу жизнь :)

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

 "Истина Дао" Алекс Анатоль - сильная книга которая произвела большое впечатление на меня, и заставила поменять жизнь
"Сын Люцифера" Сергей Мавроди интересно читать было, не могу обьяснить
Mae West

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I would have to say Boogiepop and Others. I not sure why. I love the storyline and all the different character views. I found myself rereading it every year. Though Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator 1 and 2 are slowing because favorites over Boogiepop and Others.

I pretty sure there's other books I reread a lot but I can't think of them at the moment. XD

Вопрос дня: Наркотики - это модно?

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Well, I must confess: Harry Potter. Ha, as if anyone who owns those books would never reread them. I don't think anyone would be able to put them away when they first got caught by 'em. I mean, they are amazing.

And why? Oh well. They're amazing. And yeah, I like them a lot. I've only read them in Danish, though. Thousands of times, at least. I mean, you should see my books. The ones I have in paperback are comletely ruined. The front and backpage on my 5th book are torn off. And in my first one the pages has turned all yellow, because it's so old oO

I wanna read them in English soon, though. But I know I won't get to do that right away. I can't borrow them from the libary, because I'm sure I won't be able to read each book in a month, not when I go back to school after the vacation. So I need to buy them. But I really can't when I don't have any money. And I won't get proper money before January 2012. So yeah..

To sum things up: Which book do I find myself regularly rereading? The Harry Potter books. Why? Because they're amazing.

- Tville.

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

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Не могу остановиться на одной. Их несколько. Прежде всего, всю жизнь - "Евгений Онегин", но последние годы в аудио-виде, Смоктуновского чтение. Вторая: морские повести и дневники Виктора Конецкого - живые человеческие истории с фантасмогорическими допущениями и прекрасным юмором. Третья: Сборник рассказов Фолкнера, собранных в книге из серии Памятники мировой литературы - проза как раз по моему вкусу, как и весь Фолкнер - возможно это в большей мере заслуга переводчиков, в подлиннике я не читаю. И четвёртая - книга интервью Бродского - много, очень много важных мыслей и интересных суждений именно о литературе, творчестве, авторах, и прежде всего - его самого о себе.


Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Лет так в 15 мне в руки попала книга Паоло Коэльо "Вероника решает умереть"..К тому времени я уже была "заочно" знакома с его творчеством и перед "первым погружением" пребывала в неком предвкушении..Проглотила я "Веронику" тогда часа за 2..и все бы ничего..да вот послевкусие какое-то вяжущее осталось...Еще, помню,  подумала: И это Коэльо? Благо, не поставила тогда на нашем "знакомстве" крест..И вот он...Алхимик!!! Тогда, в юношеские годы, меня прям-таки задела философская линия, которую так искусно, через весь сюжет, протянул автор..Некоторые из идей я помню до сих пор, руководствуюсь ими в своей жизни...И сколько бы раз я не перечитывала Алхимика, каждый раз черпаю для себя что-то новое, ведь ценности с возрастом меняются, а значит меняется и мировоззрение...Многие из моих друзей не совсем понимают всей глубины данного произведения..Но ведь не всегда надо понимать..Если зацепило что-то в книге, знай, книга Твоя, а если нет...то это еще один шаг на Пути Искания и Познания..
Yumeka Ami

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Pride and Prejudice.
Because I really adore the movie and the BBC serie.
Also, Jane Austen was an incredibly writer... I enjoy very much to read her books.  

Speaking of this book... I'm a bit in the mood of reading it right now ^_^
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Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?
Lord of the Rings was my first compulsive re-read, followed by Asimov's Foundation trilogy, largely for the total escape into a different reality that they offered. With all respect, I consider certain romance authors to be rereads, especially those with continuing series. Yes, the details are different but the story remains the same.

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?
Dear Hitler, What the hell???????? Who though thought that was EVER a good idea????? OR Dear Jesse James, i love you. Why Robert, why????
оранж.кот

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

мне нравятся книги Пратчетта, все =)
еще нравится Танцующая с Ауте Парфеновой

сейчас начала читать  "Английский как не родной" - очень напоминает жж, вернее в реале  общения 
polet

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

У Александра Дюма есть все: Настоящая Дружба, Настоящая Любовь (Я был 10 лет назад Романтиком), Настоящие убеждения в своей Правде. ИМХО - последнее самое главное.
exile

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

The Exiles Trilogy by Ben Bova. Its been my favourite book since school. Its about some scientists who have mapped the human genome and can genetically modify humans perfectly, but then the World Government sends them all into permanent exile on a space station in order to preserve the stability of society, which is a little screwed by this point. The descriptions of being in exile are perfect and the sci-fi is interesting too, even though most of the characters are douchebags, especially in book 2.

I also frequently re-read Papillon Underground (my favourite Sweatdrop manga) and The Notebook/The Proof/Lies by Agota Kristof, which inspired Mother 3.
drinking tea with a cat

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I regularly find myself reading the Philosophic Book of Roman Krimker, artist and philosopher from Israel, because I am constantly writing it. You can read it "live" and become happy witnesses of its birth, since the book is daily renewed. And though it is not for average minds, still it won`t hurt...

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Зачем что-то снова и снова перечитытвать, когда человек создан для того, чтобы, с помощью своего сознания, постоянно открывать для себя что-то новое?

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Арнольд  Эрет  "Система бесслизистой диеты" 1906 год , потому что нас формирует то что входит в нас, а отдаляясь от природы и настоящей пищи человек уменьшает свои возможности, как физические так и моральные, становясь при этом больным быстро стареющим существом. Книга принесла много чудес в мою жизнь, полностью проверена на личном опыте.
scream, homer

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?

at the moment; i'd travel back and ask Sun Tzu(spelling, sorry) if he knew his system would
eventually be flawed... that someone would figure out the flaw in it, and also, if he realized
there IS a flaw in it.
  • tesios

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Никогда не перечитывал и не буду этого делать. Хотя кажется, что при перечтении какие то моменты должны более гладко осесть в голове, но все же, как по мне, так лучше новую книжку начать ;)

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

1. Чехова. нравится то, как он описывает людей, их жизнь, быт, чувства, эмоции. часто в его героях можно узнать себя или своих знакомых. 2. еще перечитываю книгу Сью Таунсенд "Публичные признания женщины средних лет". для поднятия настроения. почитаешь и заражаешься ее оптимизмом.

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Гарри Поттера...
наверное потому что где то в глубине души,как и каждый из нас,хотелось бы стать волшебником...это какая то иная жизнь, там где можно управлять такими вещами, которые в реальной жизни нам не подвласны...

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?

I'd choose Hitler.

I'd ask why he had to be German, why couldnt he be some other race so Germans wouldnt have to live with that for the rest of their lives. Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurseeee you Hitler. 

I hope your warm and toasty down there in hell....;-;

Too much? xD

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

I've got so many books I don't have time to read them all twice. Though I have read Anne Rice's "Interview With The Vampire" more than once because I like her use of language. I tried a couple of times to emulate her writing style, just for fun. Sometimes I find myself leafing through the pages of Tolkien or J.k.Rowling, rereading the parts that I like.

Paramore

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?





I think that I would go meet Albert Einstein. I would honestly ask him what was the secret to his success?? I don't know why but I have been wondering questions about famous people.


I would also ask Paul Revere, Molly Pitcher, and Benjamin Franklin the same question. I don't know why but =D.



{Peace, Love, Somers <3}

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Настольная книга - Мастер и Маргарита. Перечитывала миллион раз и столько же еще перечитаю. А еще люблю Артура Конан-Дойла - о Шерлоке Холмсе - лучше перечитаю книгу, чем фильм посмотрю, хотя он и замечательный)
crayons

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

The Gospel From Patmos by Jon Paulien

This gives me a daily insight and further explanation of what the last book (Revelation) of the Bible has to offer. Normally, when people hear Revelation/Apocalypse, they get terrified or rather does not want to look forward to what it contains. But this book by Jon Paulien gives you the realizations on what Jesus wants to convey in Revelation. It is not actually a scary thing. If you are tired by the way you live, and feels like there's a need for a gradual but big shift in your life and can't seem to know what to follow, this book is a good recommendation. :)
simone in black

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


I re read 'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco pretty much once a year. I also have re read Outlander and the Lord John series several times. Generally I try not to re read stuff because my TBR pile is so huge but if it's quality then I might make an exception.
PinUp: Whisper

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

There are several. I'm a re-reader of things that I've really enjoyed, and often times just reading a certain passage from particular books is enough to emotionally transport me to a different time/place or alleviate stress, illness, or tension. You're not going to find high-brow "oh yes I read this because it's so (insert adjective here): stuff mentioned here. These are things I read for fun or to make me feel better, not because I think I should. Now, the list:

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Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

"Опасные связи" Шодерло де Лакло, ибо и по сей день актуально. А еще "Фиесту" Хемингуэя. Нравится, как он описывает взаимоотношения между мужчиной и женщиной

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Булгаков- Мастер и Маргарита. Очень нравится легкость, с которой, в принципе, читается весь Булгаков. Вообще я большая поклонница фантастической, мистической литературы. А в "МиМ" просто влюблена  в Воланда, точнее в его образ.
  • n992

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Джанки, У.Берроуз. не то что бы она самая любимая, но одна из самых запомнившихся, все происходящее одновременно отталкивает и притягивает. впервые я прочитала ее  в 14 лет, а перечитав в 18 поняла что помню ее практически наизусть. дав эту книгу лучшему другу, я, сама того не подозревая, отдала ему один из последних ключей от моей реальности (остались моё детство и истеричные состояния, может еще что, но вряд ли)

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Ооо...Я люблю разные книги,разные жанры.Предпочитаю классику.Чаще всего перечитывала ''Джейн Эйр''Ш.Бронте и ''Гордость и предубеждение''Д.Остен.Сейчас поглощаю ''Портрет Дориана Грея''Оскар Уайльд.

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

Это Пикуль . Честь имею. Воспоминания офицера русского генштаба . перечитывал ее уже раз 10 . Это просто восхитительно и упоительно

Вопрос дня: Любимая книга

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?
"вопрос на засыпку", странно, может не правильно, но, в последнее время я скорее пересматриваю фильмы, чем перечитываю книги. Чтение осталось только по профилю деятельности.
SH: British Flag

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?

I just...the title of this and the...? Huh!? *blinks sleepily* So, yes, I had to answer this. 

Anyway, Queen Elizabeth I, definitely. I have no idea what I'd ask - I think it would depend on the time of her reign in which I was dropped. I probably wouldn't ask a question, to be honest. There's nothing I can think of that I'd want to know that could be the answer to a simple question. I'd like to observe her, work with her, learn from her strength. And I doubt "Can I follow you around like a lost puppy for a lengthy period of time?" would go over well.

"Don't be frightened. What's your name? Favorite color? Song. Movie. Don't be nervous." No, wait, this is not Velvet Goldmine and I'm not going to be shagging her on a rooftop (rooftop shagging was not as common in the Elizabethan era?). Also, I know her name and there weren't any movies back then, so I'd have to change that to "play."

Ha! Maybe I'd go back and ask her, "If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?"

There. That. ;)
Homer and Marge

Writer's Block: Tales from the rift

If you could travel back in time and ask any deceased political figure (famous or infamous) a single question, who would you choose, and what would you ask?

If I were writing historical fiction, I'd love to write about events with a "what would've happened if this didn't happen..." theme. I would love to ask any of the first three presidents what they thought would happen if they  chose not to pursue revolting against the British crown.
Padraig Pearse and James Connolly Would

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

If I truly enjoyed a book, there are no limits to the amount of times I will reread.  I have several books thought that stand out as my 'go to' books when I am in certain moods:

Trinty- Leon Uris
Dune - Frank Herbert
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Sarek - AC Crispin
The Green Flag - Robert Kee
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?

The Elements of Style (no, not that one) by Wendy Wasserstein and Perfume by Patrick Suskin (and on ocassion, the Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke).

I'm at risk of sounding pretentious, but for me, it's because these stories are inherently intricate, and every single time I read through them, I pick up something new, because no way in hell do I remember every detail from the prose. As well as this, I have this strange affinity for the breakdown of the high-class society (read both ways) thus The Elements of Style, and well written villainous protagonists have to be the best thing ever, thus Perfume. Thief Lord has some amazing imagery, as well as a fantastic plot.

Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by deepok Chopra is one of my all time favorite reads for many reasons, one of which is its short and easy to read. Another is it makes good sense.

There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. Moreover, success is a journey, not a destination. Material abundance, in all its expressions, happens to be one of those things that makes the journey more enjoyable. But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being and peace of mind. Even with the