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Dodi

Dodi

Joined November 2021

“A book in your hand is like holding magic“ (M. Haysom) https://www.goodreads.com/dondodi
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Thinking of the #19822022 challenge hosted by @Librarybelle (I'll start it the first day after my 39th birthday which is on the 29th of Dec) I might pick this book as the first one...

Librarybelle Looks like a great choice! 1mo
Dodi @Librarybelle Thanks! I must admit it took a while to choose as I don't know any of the books of that period, this is why this challenge is so much fun! ? I Googled "books published in 1982". How will you choose yours? 1mo
Librarybelle Probably the same way as you did! Especially for those published in the 1980s and the 1990s. I have a lot of books on my shelves from the 2000s up to this year, so I think that‘ll be easier to just pull from what I have for the more recent years. 1mo
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Dodi @Librarybelle Yes, that makes sense! 1mo
kspenmoll I read your choice ages ago! This is going to be a fun challenge! 3w
Dodi @kspenmoll hope you like it, it's very difficult to choose for the 1980s - 1990s, after that too much choice instead 😂 yes, I think this is going to be so much fun! 3w
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Panpan

I like the author's style because I follow his blog, but unfortunately, this was a disappointment. The information is valuable but it's exactly the same as his blog posts and for a book, it felt dry.

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Prendila con filosofia. Manuale di fioritura personale | Maura Gancitano, Andrea Colamedici
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At the end of the day, focusing our energy on things we can change and accepting the things we can't change... is the secret to happiness... Easy peasy, isn't it? 😅

Cathythoughts Lovely quote 💫 1mo
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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living | Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-?dzin-rgya-mtsho, Howard C. Cutler
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐

The image above shows how I feel after having read this inspiring book.

The Dalai Lama believes that the purpose of life is to seek happiness. To achieve this you need to do only one thing: train your mind. Because that's what happiness is, a mental state.

Full review on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4376350562

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If a problem is such that it can be remedied, then there's no need to worry about it. It's more sensible to spend the energy focusing on the solution rather than worrying about the problem. Alternatively, if there's no solution, then there's also no point in being worried about it, because you can't do anything about it anyway. In that case, the sooner you accept this fact, the easier it will be on you.

Dodi Dealing with #anxiety 2mo
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1) I am a human being. 2) I want to be happy and I don't want to suffer. 3) Other human beings, like myself, also want to be happy and don't want to suffer.

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Pickpick

I had high expectations about this book, but having now read it, am left with somewhat mixed feelings. I did mostly enjoy it and certainly gained from reading it.
I didn't particularly enjoy the frequent use of long quotations from other people in the book, because I found them distracting, although I did enjoy his personal experiences as practical examples because it made it easier to understand the message he wanted to convey.

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What is most important is to develop a mind that clings to nothing.

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Pickpick

An impressive and smart novel, it made me feel like it was a memoir of a real person. Very easy to read, I couldn't wait to finish the book but at the same time, I didn't want it to finish. I was so emotionally invested in the characters that I felt I cared for them and I even cried hard at one point.
It covers important topics such as sexuality and sexism; also female inner power and the power of love. I can't recommend it enough!

fredthemoose If you haven‘t already, check out Malibu Rising and Daisy Jones & The Six by the same author—I thought they were all great! 2mo
Dodi Thank you very much for the suggestion, I'm definitely going to add them to my TBR stack! :-) 2mo
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"It's not wrong", Celia said. "It shouldn't be wrong, to love you. How can it be wrong?“
“It's not wrong, sweetheart. It's not", I said. "THEY'RE wrong".

AkashaVampie 💜💜💜💜💜💜 2mo
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When you realise you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is "You're safe with me" - that's intimacy.

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There are people who see a beautiful flower and rush over to pick it. They want to hold it in their hands, they want to own it. They want the flower's beauty be theirs, to be within their possession, their control. Don wasn't like that. At least, not at first. Don was happy to be near the flower, to look at the flower, to appreciate the flower simply being.

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We: New Edition | Yevgeny Zamyatin
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"And happiness... what is it, after all? Desires are a torment, aren't they? And it's clear that happiness is when there are no longer any desires, not even one...".

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We: New Edition | Yevgeny Zamyatin
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3/5

A thought-stimulating book.

In this totalitarian state, where individuality is oppressed to the point that there's no "I", only "We", freedom and happiness are incompatible.

If you conform to others you're not free, but does this make you happy? In other words, can you be happy if you're not free to live your own individuality? Isn't it freedom that makes you happy? Happiness is freedom - freedom to chose to be happy.

Worth reading.

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We: New Edition | Yevgeny Zamyatin
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"The stone-house age" ?

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