May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. So I’m sharing some of the books in my collection by #aapi authors.
I LOVED Little Fires Everywhere, Miracle Creek and Pachinko. Any here that you enjoyed?
Full review to follow but this is my “current reading”, a glorious book written in lists that managed to be funny, honest and self-deprecating. Im really enjoying it! Things, since starting this book, I have thought about when it comes to blogging about books on Instagram 1 rectangular books don’t fit in square frames 2 making lists is hard when you can’t start a new item on a new line. 3 punctuation is hard on a phone. 4 books are amazing and sharing about books I love is making me feel pretty good 5 my photographic style is mediocre at best 6 books are cool #ilovebooks#netgalley#twentyonetruthsaboutlove#bookreview#whatareyoureading#lists#bookstagram#stmartinspress#mathewdicks
We spent my birthday up in the mountains of Arizona last week. Spotty phone service meant plenty of time to read and continue to chew on my recent reads. I have been especially challenged, encouraged, and nourished lately by some heavy hitters. #amreading#whatareyoureading
Right now I’m reading “You Who? By Rachel Jankovic and I seriously want to underline every word!! 😂 It’s so good. I appreciate her sound biblical advice and perspective and how she shares her heart and encourages her readers to step into a life well lived not by the standards of this world that we are drawn to want to believe but a higher standard and ultimate authority from God!! Faithfulness can be uncomfortable, and a purpose driven life doesn’t always seem like the right path. With every step of obedience there may be resistance and pain but one day when you look back you will see there will be a path laid that leads to abundance and blessings that you been walking all along. These words are not always easy to believe and live. So when I fail I won’t give up I’ll get up and start again! 🙌🏻💪🏻
(English below) quelque chose de nouveau sur le site ! Je commence une nouvelle section de critique de livre de voyage et de récits de voyageuses. Certaines seront en français, d'autres en anglais et parfois les deux, en fonction de la langue dans laquelle je lis et des éditions. Premier livre : Sur Les Chemins de Chine par Clara Arnaud. Un voyage aux confins des plateaux ouïghours et tibétains, à pied avec pour seule compagnie constante deux chevaux de bât.
Si vous avez des recommandations de lectures, je suis preneuse ! Fiction, autobiographie, non-fiction... Dites moi quelles histoires vous inspirent !
Something new on the website. I am starting a new section with critics of travel books and travel stories by female travelers. Some will be in French, others in English, or both depending on the language I'm reading in and the editions. First book (only edited in French so far) : On the Paths of China by Clara Arnaud. A journey to the ends of the Uyghur and Tibetan plateau, on foot with two horses as a sole constant company.
If you have any book to recommend, please do! Fiction, autobiography, non-fiction... Let me know what stories inspire you!
Contemporary readers could speculate that Postman’s take on social media (and even our national leadership) would be significantly stronger than his distinction (and disappointment) of the leap from literary learning to televised entertaining (as a type of learning 🤨). I found his position on televangelists and how entertainment has supplanted real teaching to be profoundly important. Plus, his sarcasm flavored this reading with occasional humor. #whatareyoureading#neilpostman#amusingourselvestodeath
Big Lonely Doug - On a cool morning in the winter of 2011, a logger named Dennis Cronin was walking through a stand of old-growth forest near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. His job was to survey the land and flag the boundaries for clear-cutting. As he made his way through the forest, Cronin came across a massive Douglas fir the height of a twenty-storey building. It was one of the largest trees in Canada that if felled and milled could easily fetch more than fifty thousand dollars. Instead of moving on, he reached into his vest pocket for a flagging he rarely used, tore off a strip, and wrapped it around the base of the trunk. Along the length of the ribbon were the words “Leave Tree.”
🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿🌲🌿☘️🌿 When the fallers arrived, every wiry cedar, every droopy-topped hemlock, every great fir was cut down and hauled away ― all except one. The solitary tree stood quietly in the clear cut until activist and photographer T. J. Watt stumbled upon the Douglas fir while searching for big trees for the Ancient Forest Alliance, an environmental organization fighting to protect British Columbia's dwindling old-growth forests. The single Douglas fir exemplified their cause: the grandeur of these trees juxtaposed with their plight. They gave it a name: Big Lonely Doug. The tree would also eventually, and controversially, be turned into the poster child of the Tall Tree Capital of Canada, attracting thousands of tourists every year and garnering the attention of artists, businesses, and organizations who saw new values encased within its bark.
Big Lonely Doug weaves the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast’s big trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, Native American land and resource rights, and the fraught future of these ancient forests around the story of a logger who saved one of Canada's last great trees.
"That's the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"
Here's a run-through of the splendid May! 'The Hate You Give' embodies fascination and enlightenment. Moreover the book has billions of illuminating information and intuitive understanding. I recommend you to give this spectacular book a shot.
I’ve had this book for a while but never got around to read it.
I loved the @elizabeth_gilbert_writer ‘s podcast big magic but something kept me from reading the book, perhaps divine timing.
Two weeks ago I started the process “the artist’s way” and I though this book could be a good complement to it.
Before I started reading it I saw a comment from someone saying she didn’t learn anything from it and so she gave it ⭐️⭐️ I felt curious and started to read the book.
FOR ME it has been great. I’m already in the last chapter and it totally talks straight to my soul and my fears about creativity.
Sometimes I feel as if Liz Gilbert had been inside my mind and wrote this as a personal letter to me.
I totally give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because it’s perfect for me at this moment.
I always recommend to my clients to form their own experiences.
I read this was not a good book and for me it has been perfect.
If I had taken the word of that reader as the whole truth I would have missed a great gem.
Live, experience, and explore everything by yourself and form you OWN opinion.
It is totally worth it.
Well, my summer classes are in full swing which means that very minimal reading for fun is occurring right now.
It feels like every time a new term is starting or coming to a close and I’m feeling stressed, my go-to instinct is to think along the lines of “What if I just didn’t finish my degree and moved for Spain for a year? Or South Korea? Or Mexico? Or Ireland?” And this is my inner dialogue most days! But I was talking with one of my best friends the other day, and we realized we both have Spain as a favourite escape route idea! Haha, who knows, maybe a girls trip in the future @laymamaslova ?
In the mean time (whilst trying not to give up on my degree) travel literature is one of my favourite genres, and Spain is one of my favourite countries in the world! Beautiful language, food, landscape and people!
QOTD: Whats your favourite country? Or a country you’d really like to travel to?
My 2 most recent #reads, both #historicalfiction, but very different!
19- Book by an author with more than 1 book on your TBR
Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell- The fascinating story of the people and events leading up to and after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ. Russell is one of my favorite authors!
43- Book related to STEM
Mandelbrot the Magnificent by Liz Ziemska - Excellent novella exploring mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot’s childhood experience of escaping the Nazis in occupied France by the use of mathematics. Such an unusual combination in a story- #magicalrealism, math, and Nazis! .
A psychological thriller. .
A family dealing with grief and loss. .
A memorable main character. .
Let me introduce you to The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda. Link to my review in my bio. .
Much thanks to Harper Collins Canada for my advanced copy.
I am halfway through
"Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness" by Brian Zahnd.
In this book I'm learning about Forgiveness vs. Justice. And how forgiving someone doesn't mean excusing them.
Of all the tenets of Christianity, forgiveness is most central.
Challenging. Like all of Zahnd's books - very challenging.
How are you about forgiving people? Does it come easy for you? or not so easy?
And share what you're reading these days. I might have to add another book to my playlist!
Yes - these days I most often am listening to a book on Audible. My children will have quite a collection to fight over when I'm gone! ;) #unconditional#thecallofjesus#forgiveness@brianzahnd#brianzahnd#whatimreading#whatareyoureading#mycupoverflows#audiblebooks