Book 34: 'The Familiars' by Stacey Halls. 🧙♀️🦊🍁
Since childhood, I've been intrigued by the history of witchcraft and the deeply gendered legacy of the witch trials. I have read a fair amount about Salem, but significantly less about the witch trials in England in the 1600s. This book was instantly readable; I found the plot so engaging and the subject matter deeply interesting. And the cover actually had me drooling in Waterstones.
Christine irónicamente fue uno de los primeros primeros libros que compré cuándo comencé a adentrarme más en el mundo de la literatura de horror pero por algunas razón lo he postergado ya unos 4 o 5 años más o menos.
Всегда хочется оставаться спокойной и даже немного ленивой мамой.
Когда у тебя 2 активных мальчика, которые готовы перевернуть дом верх ногами, не всегда удаётся сохранить лицо спокойствия 😂
Интересные примеры, как надо и, как не стоит поступать в подобных ситуациях. Ценные советы и практики к действию. Да и просто интересно всегда узнать, что ты можешь делать “как мама” не так, или получить подтверждение, что все идёт, как надо!))
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La Divina Commedia in 6 vols by Salvador Dali and Dante Alighieri. This is number 478 of 2,900 copies. The wonderful series of colour woodcuts which carefully reproduce Dali’s illustrations in watercolour and ink, commissioned by the Italian government to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s birth in 1965. The work perfectly blends Dante’s vision with Dali’s surrealistic world, depicting symbols, allegories and mirroring the paranoiac-critical method of the Spanish artist.
folio, Arti e Scienze, Salani, Verona, 1963-1964
This is available at Chiswick Auctions in the Books and Illustrated Art, including Cartoons sale on the 28th of March
Did you do any reading over the weekend? I had a very quiet weekend, so in between going out to eat lots and lots of food I managed to finish three books! They were The Trauma Cleaner (which I consumed in two days, it’s an incredible real life story), Valley of the Dolls (which I had been reading for ages, a few pages a night, and finally finished. Highly entertaining and kept my attention even though I was reading it so slowly) and this one, Eating by Nigella Lawson.
This was my choice for my #readingthepenguins challenge (where I’m challenging myself to read a mini penguin a week - join me!), and it’s from the @vintagebooks Vintage Minis boxset. For my first read from the set, I think I chose well! I love food, I love cooking and I love eating, and Nigella expresses this so well. At its heart, this is a love letter to cooking - to cooking simply, every day, and I adored reading it. Nigella has such a unique turn of phrase that I imagined her reading it aloud! It reminded me of being in my mum and dad’s kitchen. When I used to go home during university holidays, I would sit at their kitchen counter and eat my breakfast while reading through their huge selection of cookbooks. At that time, I was just discovering (being away from home for the first time) how much I enjoyed cooking for myself and others, and I greedily flew though those books, picking up tips, and I am sure it is this, along with a lot of practice, that has turned me into the confident cook I am today. I am rambling a little now, but suffice to say I was filled with nostalgia reading this book. Excellent!
"Era passata attraverso la fatica del parto e sapeva, come ogni donna, che quella era la soglia della morte. Conosceva il viaggio coraggioso e misterioso grazie al quale il corpo si apre per fare strada a una nuova vita ;ricordava il momento in cui si inizia a rotolare senza freni lungo una discesa, premendo e spingendo in maniera incontrollata, il terrore, la sofferenza e l'incredibile stupore quando, alla fine, il bambino si separa e viene alla luce. "
Mary showing interest in her porridge is one of the first signs that she’s changing due to the life giving air of the Yorkshire moors.
The opening chapter is haunting with everyone dying of cholera and the realisation that ‘there is nobody left to come’ for Mary. Loneliness is a key theme in this book-Mary’s loneliness, poor lonely Colin, the loneliness of his father after the death of his wife.
As Mary, helped by Dickon, brings life back into the garden which had been neglected for years there is a sense of regeneration and of hope for the future.
First published in 1911, this has been adapted multiple times for tv and film and has even been turned into a musical. I saw the musical and had the song ‘Come to my Garden’ in my head for weeks.
The Secret Garden is deservedly a classic and I love this edition with illustrations by E.H. Shepard. #thesecretgarden#franceshodgsonburnett#breakfast#porridge#honey#ehshepard
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Buongiorno e buon Lunedì ❤️ Buongiorno a chi si sveglia col sorriso
o nonostante tutto ci prova,
a chi affronta le sfide,
a chi cade e si rialza più agguerrito di prima.
A chi il bicchiere mezzo vuoto se lo beve a chi lotta per i propri ideali e a chi non si fa cambiare per piacere agli altri. (cit)
“With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.
By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.”
—AE. Housman, A Shropshire Lad
Happy #worldpoetryday ! I love poetry but don’t read collections as often as I’d like. However, I’ve been slowly working through A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad and am finishing it up this morning, which is kind of perfect! Andy @places_and_books recommended this collection to me and I’m so glad—it’s written simply but with an underlying darkness and the beauty of a boy’s memories of home.
This stack of poetry contains most of my very favorite poets—Ugh, I forgot Sylvia Plath 🙄 (that’s why I prefer to organize books by genre and not only by author).
When I think of my favorite poems ever, I always come back to Pablo Neruda’s Sonnet XVII and e e cummings’ maggie and milly and molly and may. Do you have a favorite poem? I’d love to know what it is—and share a bit of it if you can!
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“Is there anything ever under our total control? Yes, two things are: your actions and your attitude.“ Mo Gawdat, Solve For Happy
Power stack for your Thursday 📚🔥🙌🏼 You’ve got one pick - which one you going with? 🧐
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My bookshelf this afternoon! I Hope you have all had a lovely Saturday 💛