Stacking the Shelves #4

An innitiative by Team Tynga’s Reviews that consists on sharing weekly all the new books you’ve added to your shelf (digital or paper). Read about it here.

I really shouldn’t have (I said I wouldn’t) but I got these two really cheap from Amazon.

We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler: DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK! Try to be as spoiler-free as you can before you start reading this book! I was, and it was worth it. I am reading it now (simultaneously with The Door) and it’s kinda great. Fast read and funny/sad (not the most typical thing for a Man Booker Prize shortlisted book, you know)

The Bookshop, Penelope Fitzgerald: I haven’t read anything by her, but I’ve been meaning to read The Blue Flower FOR AGES. For some reason, every time I go buy it I end up buying another book. This time at least was one of hers! It was like less than a pound on Amazon so yay :)

Book of the month: AUGUST’14

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

Published: 2013 by Plume
Pages: 464
Genre: Fantasy/Historical/Romance

Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Lord Nicholas Falcott wakes up in twenty-first-century London. The Guild, a secretive fraternity of time travelers, informs him that there is no return. But Nick yearns for the beautiful Julia Percy, who remains in 1815. As fate and the fraying fabric of time draw Nick and Julia together once again, the lovers must match wits and gamble their hearts against the rules of time itself.

Rich in romance and historical detail, Bee Ridgway’s debut is a thrilling, fast-paced narrative evocative of Deborah Harkness’s* time-bending bestsellers.

Goodreads | BookDepository

My review | Quotations

* Ignore that comparison, it’s a thousand times better than the All Souls trilogy.

micdotcom:

The great authorial hookup chart

Yes, you can get from Virginia Woolf to Marlon Brando.
Many of these hook ups have resulted in great art. 


Best part is 90% of this are bisexual ladies.

micdotcom:

The great authorial hookup chart

Yes, you can get from Virginia Woolf to Marlon Brando.

Many of these hook ups have resulted in great art. 

Best part is 90% of this are bisexual ladies.

beatonna:

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beatonna:

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paygeturner:

The lovely Marina (theinwardsources) and I planned a mini book exchange last week and today I was delighted to to find this gorgeously handwritten package addressed to me in the mail. I’m putting the postcard on my cork board and can’t wait to read Memento Mori!

Gina!!! I just saw this! <33 So cool to see my package in your tumblr. I’ve just started The Door and it’s very intriguing….
(I’m happy that you liked my handwritting too :D)

paygeturner:

The lovely Marina (theinwardsources) and I planned a mini book exchange last week and today I was delighted to to find this gorgeously handwritten package addressed to me in the mail. I’m putting the postcard on my cork board and can’t wait to read Memento Mori!

Gina!!! I just saw this! <33 So cool to see my package in your tumblr. I’ve just started The Door and it’s very intriguing….

(I’m happy that you liked my handwritting too :D)

semi-hiatus

I have some new followers, so thank you all for the follow! :)

I’m having some of the most stressful times in my life rn, so the blog will be mostly “on hiatus” until next week. I’ve got a one week to finish my dissertation, pack, and move back home.

UNFORTUNATELY, right after I hand in my dissertation I start my new job as a redactor (writer/editor/translator), so, NO FREE TIME FOR ME I GUESS. Anyways, I’ll be much more relaxed, I hope, and since I’ll be home I’ll be able to do all the picture memes I’ve been saving these past few months. Also looking forward to joining read-a-thons from October onwards!

Read a lot and eat pizza and pet cats for me, thank you.

Tags: marina

Shortlist:

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Joshua Ferris
The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
J, Howard Jacobson
The Lives of Others, Neel Mukherjee
How to be Both, Ali Smith

They just look very good, tbh, I’m just sad The Bone Clocks isn’t in there! Let’s see if I can read them all before they announce the winner.

franny-squalor-glass:

Amazing Google Doodles for Tolstoy’s 186th Birthday

Kitty & Levin <3

(via adrateia)

Of course Orfeo would turn to look at the pleading Euridice—how could he not? Because, while ‘no one in his right senses’ would do so, he is quite out of his senses with love and grief and hope. You lose the world for a glance? Of course you do. That is what the world is for: to lose under the right circumstances. How could anyone hold to their vow with Euridice’s voice at their back?”

— Julian Barnes, Levels of Life