The Vogue Book Tag

It’s Tuesday, and normally I post my Top Ten Tuesday list, but today’s topic is not something I’m particularly excited about, so I’m skipping it. Instead, I’m doing a tag created by The Petite Book Blogger – The Vogue Book Tag. I was tagged by Lauren @ Comma Hangover. Check out Lauren’s blog, and make sure to have a look at the Book Style posts that will work perfectly with this tag theme. But be careful before checking out those post, you may have an irresistible urge to buy some cute clothes after looking at them 😉


You are a socialite going on a shopping spree with your most stylish book BFF. You are going to be having lunch with your favorite author later that day at NYC chicest restaurant. Wanting to make a good impression the both of you hit every store on Fifth Avenue and rack up quite a bill. What book character would you have style your outfit for your important lunch date?

I’d love to have my outfit styled by Odile Graychild, character from Harmless Like YouShe’s a model turned fashion designer with stores across the globe, with white type on white background logo of her brand which seems very luxurious. I wouldn’t mind being dressed in her high-quality clothes.

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Olympic Book Tag

Olympics are over, but I was tagged in the Olympic Book Tag by Lois @ My Midnight Musing and I decided that I’ll do it anyway. It’s all about books anyway, not Olympic Games. This tag was created by Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight, and all graphics are from her.

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It’s a Polish book, and it’s not translated into English (yet, hopefully, it will be). I love the story, it’s beautifully sad, the writing is phenomenal. So I really wanted to share my love for this book with you guys, even though most of you cannot read it just yet.

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Back To School

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher.

I decided to create my list of Books to Complement a History Lessons. I believe that the best books to complement history lessons are biographies or memoirs of survivors of some of the most horrific events in history. Such books will stay with you forever; those books will shake you and show you the history through the eyes of regular people. Those books will show you a number of pain people went through to survive. We need to read their stories, to remember. Reading such memoirs will shake you more than the dry text of history book, with those books you will experience the horrors of wars, rebellions, dictatorships, and you will remember that those things happened.


Testament of Youth
by Vera Brittain

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Pub Date: 1933

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Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Vera Brittain’s elegiac yet unsparing book, which set a standard for memoirists from Martha Gellhorn to Lillian Hellman. Abandoning her studies at Oxford in 1915 to enlist as a nurse in the armed services, Brittain served in London, in Malta, and on the Western Front. By war’s end she had lost virtually everyone she loved. Testament of Youth is both a record of what she lived through and an elegy for a vanished generation. Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as a book that helped “both form and define the mood of its time,” it speaks to any generation that has been irrevocably changed by war.

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Scavenger Hunt Tag

I was tagged by Grace @ kimmie.gg in the Scavenger Hunt Tag. The rules are simple, just find a book on your shelves that matches the category. That will be pretty difficult for me, as the majority of my books are stacked, and they create a masterful construction that cannot be messed with unless you want it to collapse. Ah, I will risk it.

Find a book with the letter ‘Z’ in its title or the author’s name

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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

 

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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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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

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