I don't read them much even tho I have plenty that are very interesting. I just find that they take so long to read and I prefer to put that time in my books.
I love Geo, the National Geographic and any kind of photography magazines.
Alapvetően gyors olvasó vagyok, amivel többnyire nincs is bajom. Néha viszont, amikor egy könyv különösen tetszik (mint pl. a mostani olvasmányom), azt kívánom, bár tudnám lassabban olvasni, hogy tovább tartson az élmény.
So halfway through the month I found out about Book Roasts Read-A-Thon. It sounded like a lot of fun but I wasn't sure if I would have time to complete it.
After looking through the careers I was happy to see that some of the books I'd allready read could be applied to my choice.
I wanted to be a Librarian.
I'm happy to say I'll have completed all my required reading for the O.W.Ls by this weekend.
My line up... Ancient Runes: Alexis Hall-The Affair Of The Mysterious Letter
Arithmancy: Christina Lauren-Unhoneymooners
DATDA: Casey McQuiston- Red, White & Royal Blue
History of Magic: Simon R. Green- Something From The Nightside
"The one who asks questions does not lose his way." - Polly Shulman, The Grimm Legacy. 📓
I ordered a book, but they sent me a completely different one. The title is pretty much identical. What's a girl gotta do but read it anyway. 😉
"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..." -Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden.
Q: what is spring like where you live? Here in Seattle, I feel like the quote above perfectly describes spring, especially the weather this week. I am loving it! Moody and crisp but amazing light everywhere.
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. #aprillitwrit19 character zodiac sign - the female protagonist is definitely definitely a Pisces. The love interest is I *think* a Libra (he really likes balance). .
Synopsis: In 1937, Mary Margaret Joyce is born in the Tuam Home for unwed mothers. After spending her early years in an uncaring foster home, she is sentenced by a judge to an industrial school, where she is given the name Peg, and assigned the number 27. Amid one hundred other unwanted girls, Peg quickly learns the rigid routine of prayer, work, and silence under the watchful eye of Sister Constance. Her only respite is an annual summer holiday with a kind family in Galway.
At the tender age of thirteen, Peg accidentally learns the identity of her birthmother. Peg struggles with feelings of anger and abandonment, while her mother grapples with the shame of having borne a child out of wedlock. The tension between them mounts as Peg, now becoming a young adult, begins to make plans for her future beyond Ireland.
Based on actual events, The House Children is a compelling story of familial love, shameful secrets, and life inside Ireland’s infamous industrial schools.
Review: I thought this book was moving and poetic. It was raw and it gave an unashamed look at Ireland’s unfair laws regarding unwed mothers and their out-of-wedlock children. The children, and the mothers, were victims of a system that was so focused on stomping out any and all “sin” that it forgot about the people it left behind in its wake. In my personal opinion, this is a good example of what happens when you have a country that is ruled by a lot of people who think the same way. They don’t have that devil’s advocate to suggest/argue the opposite view and so laws like these get passed. I’m sure it worked some to help statistically take down unwed mothers and “bastard” children, it probably also helped in raising secret abortions and infanticide. (Cont in comments)
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QOTD: Are you a Batman fan?
AOTD: Look at the picture 😂
I love sci-fi and so far prefer it to fantasy as it is often grounded in reality - it feels more like a distant future than an impossibility. I can get on board with spaceships; it's a little harder to suspend my belief for things like dragons and magic. Though Six of Crows is my favourite duology so . . . I guess the right book can persuade me!