My #Overdrive loan expired before I finished Power of the Myth, so while I wait the two weeks to get it back to it, I went in search of a copy of the tagged book, which is my friend's book group's (#RtC) next read. Struck out on Overdrive and #PrimeReading, so I'm trying out a download from Fadedpage.com. Not sure of quality, but the cover image sure is pretty.
È un libro, in base ai miei gusti, che procede un po' lento ed in maniera disorganizzata. La trama non segue un vero e proprio ordine cronologico ma più che altro segue il flusso dei ricordi della scrittrice, così come vengono fuori, mischiando avvenimenti del passato a quelli più recenti. In compenso è un libro molto descrittivo e dettagliato, tanto che sembra di essere in Africa il più delle volte.Non mancano passaggi molto toccanti.Consigliato!
For a memoir that‘s scant on personal details, I found this very emotionally evocative. This was beautifully written, and you really get a feel for how much she loved her farm and the people on it. I think Africa may have been the love of her life.
I finally finished this book, and although there were parts I enjoyed and some lovely descriptions, overall I was underwhelmed. I expected some excitement and adventure, but there was really very little.
Out of Africa is my September TBR Challenge book for #Reading1001, but I am not going to finish it by the end of the day. I‘m not giving up on it, but I only ever want to read a chapter or two at a time. It‘s a much slower read than I was expecting, and I‘m really not quite sure what I think of it. The description of the setting is lovely, but the sequencing seems odd to me and I can‘t seem to find a rhythm as I read.
Last night I went back inside at dark, but tonight the breeze was perfect to read a little longer in the hammock. This book isn't quite what I was expecting, but I really appreciate the description.
I know weather and farming in Africa is much different from what I'm used to, but I think everyone with farming experience has woken up to the sound of rain in the middle of the night with the same sense of relief described here.
Still feeling a bit overwhelmed by real world responsibilities. I just wanted to read my book and drink a beer in the hammock for the half hour before dark, but I only made it through a page or two before having to take a phone call as a responsible homeowner. Now it‘s dark, and I told myself that‘s when I had to go back to doing school work. 😞
Sometimes when being an adult sucks (nothing major just several little irritations and annoyances), I take a moment to appreciate the fact that being a single adult also means I can take a short break from my responsibilities to eat chips and dip for supper while escaping with a book. Tonight that means the beautiful scenery at the beginning of Out of Africa.
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I‘ve been meaning to read this for such a long time and just finished listening to it. It was so beautifully written and evocative of her time in Africa and I enjoyed the narrator as well. This was an abridged recording however, so I would like to pick up the book sometime to see what I‘ve missed. I‘ve never seen the movie so I‘d like to finally watch it too. She really lived a remarkable life and seemed like she was quite a character.
On the short side, and not very fulfilling! (Audiobook sewing)
Sounds like soooo much fun! Safe travels.
My favorite travel song is Rains In Africa by Toto. Isn‘t it just the best singalong song? I‘m pairing it with my current read Out Of Africa. The similarities of wide open spaces, heat, and the wild continent are obvious.
Thanks for the tempting giveaway! @LibrarianRyan
I loved this book. While I can easily imagine that if someone is not all that interested in life in Africa that it can seem dry and dull, I felt so much life in it. I admit that I‘m worried about the movie ruining the book in this case since the movie made it a romance even though there was no romance at all in the book. Thus, I will not watch it (even though I adore Meryl Streep)
Just saw this film for the first time, so sad and beautiful. Karen is an extremely strong woman who never stopped despite the hardships she faced. Also Meryl Streep is amazing and now I simply must read the book - has anyone read it? 🐆🐂🐆🐘🐫🐃🐊🐿🐇🦃🕊
Super pleased to announce Out of Africa as my first DNF of the year. Not even a shooting accident could make this interesting.
Littens, what are your thoughts on Out of Africa? So far, it's aggressively boring with a heavy side dose of racism. Does it improve or should I bail now?? #help
Copy/paste from Wikipedia: Kenya has a warm and humid tropical climate on its Indian Ocean coastline. The climate is cooler in the savannah grasslands around the capital city, Nairobi, and especially closer to Mount Kenya, which has snow permanently on its peaks.
Confession - I haven't read the book (😳), but I watched the movie (😁)
#funfridayphoto with @Liberty
"Whenever I see the beautiful sunset and hills outside my windows I‘m reminded of Isak Dineson and OUT OF AFRICA. I love the way she never describes how she feels about her lover. He meant so much to her that she couldn‘t do that relationship justice with words." — #JodiPicoult
"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills." Love, love, love this memoir. Movie isn't bad either. Can't stop thinking about it while reading "Circling the Sun."
I know this a book platform, but I love stories. Before we had books, we had stories. I love movies too. Not all movies, because I think a lot of movies are made for purposes other than telling a story. But sometimes movies are only the medium, as is a book. And the story is beautiful and true, even if it's fiction. Out of Africa is like that. The story of a proud brave woman and a proud brave man and how they did their best.
Out of Africa's main merit lies in the abundant descriptions & stories of life on a farm in colonial Kenya. It does not have a plot; instead it's a series of recollections & dedications to her life: the people (settlers, kikuyu, Masai, etc), the animals, the land. As one of the earliest settlers, she offers rare insight to how the country changed. It is a book to be read slowly & savored; whenever you need to be transported, pick up Out of Africa.
HEEELLLPPPP - About 100 pages left in Out of Africa & already panicking about what to read next. These are all books I got last week and my BOTM box hasn't arrived yet... Help!! I'll read whatever gets the most votes, because that sounds kind of fun.