I was inspired by J is for Jord's summer reading list and thought I'd share my own since I always, and I mean always, have a stack of books that is in my "to be read" pile, or shall I say, my "to be read" bookcase.
I've got another book recommendation for you today! And let me tell you, this one sucks you in big-time.
books February 05, 2014
Since I love reading and I really enjoy reading book reviews on blogs, I thought I'd start my own little series called the "Lipsticks & Chocolates Book Club" (L&C for short). I don't know how regularly I'll post about books, but I think I'll just post whenever I finish a good book and feel like sharing it.
Woo, woo, happy Friday!!
I thought I'd squeeze in a post tonight and share my latest book purchases. I'm actually still in the middle of reading The Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Grey and Divergent (lots of unfinished business, I know) but still, I purchase more books. I can't help it :)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel: This is a fantasy adventure novel which was published in 2001. Pi, an Indian boy, survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Pi explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. In 2012 it was adapted into a film (and that's how I heard about it and decided to purchase the book). I'm looking forward to reading this book since I heard it's a very cute and interesting story. (text from Wikipedia)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami: This novel, in Japanese, quickly became a sensation. Murakami spent four years writing this book! 1Q84 is a love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery and a dystopia - all of which intrigues me to read it. Check out the plot summary on Wikipedia.
Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney: This is a controversial story of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, the twentieth century's most influential designer. Going from poverty to glamour, she helped mold the idea of modern woman. At the time, she was known for her rebellious and progressive style and her numerous liaisons, drug habit and lesbian affairs make this book very interesting to read. I can't wait! (Info from here)
What books have you been loving lately? Leave a comment below :)
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Hi guys! Hope you're all having a wonderful week :)
I thought I'd make my first books post today. I really love books - the real books, the ones you can touch & feel, even smell. I'm one of those few people who in this day & age refuses to buy a Kindle or similar. I'm always pretty up to date with technology but I seriously refuse to read books on an e-reader because I just love the real thing.
Firstly, I wanted to share an old favorite. "Until We Meet Again: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Holocaust" by Michael Korenblit.
I have had this book forever - so long that I have no idea when I got it. I've read it multiple times and each time it I get really deep into the story and enjoy each and every page.
Here is a small summary from Good Reads:
1942. A small town in Poland. Two Jewish families flee to hiding places, hoping to evade deportation by the Nazis. At the last moment, 17-year old Manya makes the heart wrenching decision to leave her family and join her sweetheart, Meyer, also 17, with his family. For three long years, Manya and Meyer endure the loss of their parents and siblings, separation from each other, and the horror of concentration camps, including Aushwitz-but are helped at key points by courageous Polish Catholics and are constantly sustained by their faith and their love for each other. Co-authored by the couple's son Michael, this absorbing and suspenseful narrative reads like a novel, yet tells a true story of love and horror, sacrifice and courage, with a conclusion that is truly miraculous.
I've always been drawn to these types of stories for several reasons. Love story - that's an obvious reason. Holocaust - I am Polish so I have that connection to the country and I'm quite interested in World War II. Biography - I really love reading people's stories and getting to know their experiences, thoughts and feelings.
I also really like the oldie photos in the middle of the book. This way you can match the real faces to the names in the book. All in all, I really recommend this book, so good! This actually reminds me to read this book again, I haven't for a while! ;)
I wanted to share two new books I've gotten lately. First off, I got the idea for this purchase from Amy Antoinette. It's a diary which is called "Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal".
I've always wanted and have tried to keep a diary or journal, but I'm just too lazy for that. And honestly, I don't really know what I could write every day since my daily life really isn't too exciting. So, when I found this journal, I just loved the concept! As you can see in the photo above, each day is one page and has 5 empty paragraphs, one paragraph per year. There is one question per day which you can answer. In the end, you answer the same question once a year for 5 years.
For this photo, I opened the book to my birthday, May 13, and the question is "Who loves you today?". How appropriate is that?! I love it! :)
You can purchase this book on Amazon.
My other purchase is the book "Blog, Inc." by Joy D. Cho. I saw recommendations for this book on a few blogs which I read, so I thought I'd like to read it since I started my own blog recently. I bought it on Ex Libris and I can't wait to collect some new tips on blogging!
I really, really like the look and feel of this book. The size, the cover, the round corners and especially the text and graphics inside. I think I'll start reading tonight ;)
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and watch out for my GIVEAWAY post on Saturday!! :)
*Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.