“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey” - F.Scott Fitzgerald
#books#thegreatgatsby #📚 #Wellington#secondhandbookstore #🧡 #favouritequotes#pegasusbookstore#daysoff#cubastreet #🇳🇿
Pada akhirnya kami selalu berakhir di tempat-tempat macam ini, kemanapun kita pergi, meskipun cuma beli 1 buku buat kenang-kenangan.
By the way, saya iri sama temen-temen yang bisa foto cantik buku-buku yang lagi dibaca & direview.
Iya, saya juga mau pakai banget, tapi 2 tahun kebelakang saya udah jarang beli buku fisik dan mulai beralih ke e-book, salah satu faktornya "U" uang.
Saya mengeluhkan buku makin hari makin mahal harganya 😢😢😢 dan ternyata makin tua prioritas saya udah beda.
Dan kalau dipikir saya dulu kaya juga, setiap mau buku apa pasti kebeli, kalau sekarang meh.
Tapi yah itu nggak jadi alasan buat berhenti baca, tho?
Lagi pula sebenernya masih ada sekitar 100 judul buku di rak yang belum saya baca.
Little this and that.
Tahun lalu jadi tahun terpayah dan paling nggak produktif untuk saya. Tahun ini mencoba memperbaiki itu semua dan kabar baiknya saya mulai beralih genre dari sastra ke buku-buku yang berhubungan dengan bisnis, balik lagi ke poin: prioritas, dan ternyata bosan juga dengan pattern cerita yang itu-itu aja.
Cuma sekarang lagi bingung: enaknya baca buku apa? Rekomendasiin dong, buku genre apapun, saya bakalan pilih yang paling aneh. Supaya dapet experience baca yang beda.
Original plans: Do nothing, #relax , withdraw because #ambivert
Reality: discovered I'm low on #lithium so I went into #newcastle CBD.
Figured "may as well browse the #secondhandbookstore ", found two #political books by #noamchomsky (some philosopher, linguist, political dude)- "middle east illusions" & "rogue state" (not star wars related). Found a big arse novel by @stephenking & his son Owen. "Daring to drive" by #manalalsharif is about how one kick arse #muslimah helped fight for #equality 🤘, also found "people like us" by the eloquent & sometimes controversial #waleedaly , an analysis of how the east & west push against each other. "How to make a Zombie" by #Frankswain looks at real scientific experiments and studies of reanimation. Oh and a nice cheap #japanese pocket dictionary for when I resume that language. #catsofinstagram
What would be in your Room of Requirement? *
Would this be it?
I think mine would be a little like this, and also a lot like #WordontheWater - cosy dimensions, dark wood bookshelves, classic volumes, rugs, a dog (that doesn't snore), cushions, a cat, a log burner, Tom Waits on the speakers and a decanter of port. Job done.
Less than a month to the start of #bookstagram2018 at Hay on Wye #townofbooks 📚🤓📚😁📚
* for non Harry Potter readers, a magical room which appears when you need it, with everything you need in it.
THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath
it’s International Women’s Day! there are so many amazing female authors, but i’ve decided to showcase Sylvia Plath as this is one of my favourite books. it was way ahead of its time. i love the underlying feminist themes, and thought this was a perfect post for today. it’s time for me to reread this class for sure!
Q✨: what is your favourite female author?
THE GROWNUP by Gillian Flynn
i just finished this short 70-page novella and...wow. easily one of the most bizarre and surprising stories i’ve read! i adore Flynn’s writing.
an easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me.
while i was at this used bookstore, i managed to pick up Dark Places by Gillian Flynn as well and i look forward to finally reading another of her novels. i only read Gone Girl, and to this day i still regret watching the movie first so it’s going to be interesting entering one of her full-length novels blind, and if it’s anything similar to this novella i’m sure i’ll love it.
Q✨: have you ever seen a film adaptation before reading the book that you feel ruined the book for you?