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url 2018-08-10 19:34
Glinglinglingling ...

Did someone say "Discworld Book Club"?

 

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url 2018-07-18 02:45
"An entomologist rates ant emojis"

The Apple ant was rated the highest, but I prefer the Facebook ant, which doesn't look like it has a weird bomb for a head.

 

I'll say this is sort of related to books because I recently read The Lives of Ants.

 

...Okay, so it has nothing to do with books but I thought it was funny.

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url 2018-07-12 18:39
The Verge: "This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head"

This is the cutest thing. (And also, if succulents need to be moved around I now have at least part of an explanation why I could never keep one alive for long. Oops.)

 

The design makes me think a little of Ghost in the Shell's Tachikoma.

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review 2018-06-23 00:56
Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

A trip down reading memory lane with one of the countless inspiring quotes from Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist:

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is a perfect example of the saying ‘good things come in small packages’. The simple little tale conveys a very powerful and inspirational message. First published in Portuguese in 1988, it is considered a modern classic. Continue reading >>

Source: bookloverbookreviews.com/2010/05/book-review-alchemist-by-paulo-coelho.html
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review 2018-06-20 03:18
Fatima Farheen Mirza's A PLACE FOR US

The first title from Sarah Jessica Parker's imprint for Hogarth

 

I am normally wary of hyped debut novels, but with comparisons made to Anthony Marra’s outstanding A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, I was eager to read Fatima Farheen Mirza’s A Place for Us.

 

Unlike many reviewers, I was not immediately absorbed by Mirza’s family narrative.  The prose itself was strikingly assured for a debut novelist but I struggled to truly engage with the characters, my personal feelings about the entrenched cultural-religious gender bias impacting their lives getting in the way.

 

Many of the characters’ behaviours/actions are frustrating to an outside observer also. But to Mirza’s credit, her attention to detail and absence of sentimentality in the presentation of the different character viewpoints soon had me seeing past those differences. It is with the nuances of behaviour explored, the family dynamics, and the gravity and impact of what is often left unsaid that I engaged. Continue reading >>

Source: bookloverbookreviews.com/2018/06/a-place-for-us-by-fatima-farheen-mirza-book-review.html
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