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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Long Overdue TBR books

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet.

Oh man, I have so many of those books. I have a problem with buying books, I don’t really have money for them , and I certainly won’t be reading them all anytime soon because of the sheer magnitude of the TBR list. I will feature only the physical copies that I own, and I will choose them at random by looking at my shelf. I’m not even looking at my ebooks.


The Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir

Politics | feminism

 

8869225Pub Date: 1949

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(..) Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.

I first come across this book in a library in Finland, when I was just starting to understand feminism and looking out for some reading on that topic. This book was just too intimidating to start my feminist reading, so I didn’t read it back then. Buy I bought my own copy last year, and still didn’t find the right moment to commit to reading this over 800 pages book.

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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops #1 & #2 by Jen Campbell

12640991Title: Weird Things Customer Say in Bookshops

Author: Jen Campbell

Pub date: 2012

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Author: Jen Campbell

Pub date: 2013

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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But best – just go and buy in in a bookstore, and say some weird stuff when you at it!

 

 

 

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3 days, 3 quotes – DAY 3

I was tagged by Martin @ A Pretty Wonderfull Book and Grace @ kimmie.gg  in this tag, that is all about quotes, quotes from books or quotes by authors. I decided to choose quotes from last three books I rated five stars.

Today’s the last day of the tag, check out what quotes I chosen for DAY 1 and DAY 2.

THE RULES:

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day


“The universe owes you nothing, Kady. It has already given you everything, after all. It was here long before you, and it will go on long after you. The only way it will remember you is to do something worth remembrance.”
― Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

I tag:

Ashleigh @ A frolic through fiction

Daisy @ Feminists Read Love

Chelsie’s Book Addiction

3 days, 3 quotes – DAY 2

I was tagged by Martin @ A Pretty Wonderfull Book and Grace @ kimmie.gg  in this tag, that is all about quotes, quotes from books or quotes by authors. For next three days, I will be posting my chosen quotes. I decided to choose quotes from last three books I rated five stars.

THE RULES:

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day


“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”
― David Benioff, City of Thieves

I tag:

writingthedreamblog

The night is dark and full of books

Dev.

3 Days, 3 Quotes – DAY 1

I was tagged by Martin @ A Pretty Wonderfull Book and Grace @ kimmie.gg  in this tag, that is all about quotes, quotes from books or quotes by authors. For next three days, I will be posting my chosen quotes. I decided to choose quotes from last three books I rated five stars.

THE RULES:

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day


“I learned at that moment that the devil, the true one, is people…”
― Tiffany McDaniel, The Summer that Melted Everything

 

I tag:

Taylor @ Literary Leisure

Clair @ Have Books, Will Reads

Joanne @ In Case Of Bookishness

BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: Non-fiction

It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is: Because we don’t always read fiction… choose your favorite non-fiction book. It wasn’t easy for me to find the right book for this topic, not because I don’t read much of non-fiction, but because the books I liked have only one cover design available, or they weren’t even translated into different languages. And with some books of serious themes, I didn’t feel comfortable in putting them in such a frivolous context. I finally decided on A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf.

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Losing It by Emma Rathbone

 

9780008206567_3b1bcTitle: Losing It

Author: Emma Rathbone

Pub Date: July 19th, 2016

My Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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Oh, man… this was not what I expected. Let me put the blurb from Goodreads here; I will need this to make one point:

Twenty-six year old Julia Greenfield has long suspected that everyone is having fun without her.

It’s not that she’s unhappy, per se. It’s just that she’s not exactly happy either.

She hasn’t done anything spontaneous since about 2003. Shouldn’t she be running a start up? Or going backpacking? Or exploring uncharted erogenous zones with inappropriate men?

Trapped between news of her mother’s latent sexual awakening and her spinster aunt’s odd behaviour – Julia has finally snapped. It’s time to take some risks, and get a life.

After all – what has she got to lose?

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