I believe that the right book can solve most problems so I’m currently on a mission to try and find the book to help me navigate grief 💫
You know the feeling when you read a sentence and think ‘oh my god that’s it, that’s exactly how I feel’ - well, that’s what I’m trying to find 💫
First stop was this, H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald’s journey of taming a goshawk in an attempt to come to terms with the death of her father 💫
As a naturalist, she writes about nature in such an impeccably detailed way that you feel as if you’re viewing the countryside more from the hawk’s point of view than from a humans 💫
Helen loses herself in both nature and the taming of her hawk and when these two things come together, when she flies her hawk in the open fields, you feel her emerging from her grief for the first time and begin to see a way out of the darkness that’s been enveloping her 💫
I’d been meaning to read this book for years and although it didn’t provide me with any of the answers or solace I wanted (the quest for that book continues), I always enjoy reading a book about something I know nothing about (falconry was definitely one of those for me!) so I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for something a bit different 💫
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✨ All I can do is pray.
I pray the sea knows this.
How I pray the sea knows this.
A beautiful tribute to Alan Kurdi, the three year old Syrian refugee who drowned the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe in 2015.
It breaks my heart thinking what they went through at that time. Fleeing their land,their home into the sea in boats just to survive, to live .
Khaled Hosseini surprises us yet again by touching our hearts with this beautifully written piece about a child who lived in a place which was so lively, with its beautiful mosque and vibrant city . And how he had to flee on a morning which rained bombs and destruction all around. About the sea journey which he and thousands of others,never made it alive.
How cute is this book exchange!? A slightly sparse selection of reads but I’ve picked up some gems from here, including a copy of ‘The Rosie Project’. 🎉 Hopefully, its popularity will pick up and something slightly more engaging than ‘Retention Email Marketing for Dummies’ will turn up. 😂 ~
We all know about the Great Fire in 1666, but do you know about the Greak Stink in 1858? This book has hundreds of curious facts about London... the ‘Blind Beak’ Bartholomew fair, pubic executions, street vendors of birds nests, groundsel and lavender, the secret rivers and the amazing sewer system. Its fascinating.
A History of London Life by R J Mitchell and M Leys. Pelican Books 1968 #pelicanbooks#penguinbooks#londonhistory#londonbooks#london
Автор: Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд
Ночь нежна" - удивительно тонкий и глубоко психологичный роман американского классика, который многие критики ставят даже выше "Великого Гэтсби", а сам автор называл "самым любимым своим произведением". И это не случайно: книга получилась во многом автобиографичной, Фицджеральд описал в ней оборотную сторону своей внешне роскошной жизни с женой Зельдой. Вожделенная американская мечта, обернувшаяся подлинной трагедией. В историю моральной деградации талантливого врача-психиатра он вложил те боль и страдания, которые сам пережил в борьбе с шизофренией супруги... Но эта книга не о болезни или смерти - она о любви. Night is tender"
By: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
The night is tender "- a surprisingly subtle and deeply psychological American classic, which many critics put even higher than the" Great Gatsby, "and the author himself called" his most beloved work. " the reverse side of his seemingly luxurious life with his wife, Zelda. The longed-for American dream that turned into a real tragedy. izofreniey wife ... But this book is not about illness or death - it is about love. #библиотека#домашняябиблиотека#российскаягосударственнаябиблиотека#президентскаябиблиотека#булгаков#ремарк#детиарбата#рыбаков#агатакристи#bookstagram#books#bookshelf#bookstore#bookshop#booksblogger#harrypotter#book#sky#foto#elf#welington#shelf#londonbooks#newyork#newzealand
In 1761 Portugal banned the slave trade to and within its borders; the music to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was first published in France; the British captured Pondichéry, India, from the French; King George III married Queen Charlotte and the pair were crowned; and Sotheran’s bookshop opened, in York.
We have been in continual business since that date. Quite an achievement! #shelfie
On Saturday I went to London to Draughts – a board games cafe – with some friends from university. It was so much fun, and lucky enough for me, the cafe is just round the corner from South Bank book market 👌🏻 London is definitely one of my favourite places to explore bookish places, and I’m so lucky that’s it’s so easy for me to pop into London on the weekend too. @thehelsproject has also convinced me to go to the London Book Fair next week, so I’m very excited about that 😆 hope you’ve all had a fab Monday ♥️