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Faibka

Joined May 2016

Can't be left unsupervised in a bookstore
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Today‘s book haul 📚📚📚

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Cool book for any lover of philosophy!

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The World of Downton Abbey | Jessica Fellowes
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Downton Abbey spread at the local Barnes & Noble! Teas, books and chocolates. I think I‘ll try the Tower of London blend :)

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2w
saresmoore I just love Harney & Sons teas. I haven‘t tried the Tower of London, though! 1w
Faibka @CouronneDhiver I was very excited! Lol 1w
Faibka @saresmoore I really liked it! Has a very nice aroma and taste 1w
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“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be; just be one.”
Marcus Aurelius

#philosophy #Stoicism

JulietBooks Cute paw 🐾 2w
Faibka @JulietBooks my reading buddy telling me he hadn‘t finished reading that page 😸 2w
GingerAntics Oh no, a cat reading up on how to be a Roman emperor. Good luck!!! lol 2w
Faibka @GingerAntics lol, oh he already rules the household! If he‘s start reading murder books I‘ll start to worry 😂 1w
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 oh that would be a good time to worry. lol 1w
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I have to say that this book has one of the best introductions I‘ve ever read. Mr. Robertson, a cognitive behavioral therapist and founding member of the Modern Stoicism group, gives a candid account of his past and how philosophy in general and Stoicism in particular helped him turn his life around. I was very moved by it and reminded me of the crucial role philosophy has played in my own life.
#Stoicism #philosophy

Ross I‘m in the middle of this one, too! I‘m absolutely loving it. 1w
Faibka @Ross great! Glad you‘re enjoying it too :) 1w
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Hardcover book haul! Taking advantage of discounts at B&N

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On publishing Franz Kafka‘s works. How sad to think these extraordinary works of literature could‘ve remained in obscurity because of hatred and ignorance. How many Jewish works were actually lost? What a horrible world prejudice and racism create, I can‘t believe there are people today actively working to live in a world like that.

GingerAntics Or denying that this ever happened. I agree with every part of what you just said. 2w
Faibka @GingerAntics uff don‘t even get me started on the deniers, either they‘re willfully ignorant or just plain malignant 2w
GingerAntics @Faibka I‘m more of the opinion their idiotic a** holes. 2w
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Faibka @GingerAntics I agree that‘s probably a more accurate assessment. 2w
GingerAntics I seriously do not understand people who are so filled with hate. Were they not hugged as children? Did no one ever tell them they were loved? I don‘t understand. 2w
Faibka @GingerAntics unfortunately, a lot of the hatred is learned and passed on. Can also be the result of abuse, the hatred towards others reflect a hatred towards themselves since they can‘t stand to be reminded how inadequate they feel. On the other hand, many many have come from abusive households who are kind and empathetic, so not excusing the behavior, just thinking possible explanations. 2w
GingerAntics I get what you‘re saying. It seems hate and loving kindness are both taught...although science is apparently finding now that human beings are born naturally caring and compassionate, so I think that really should make us look at all of the hate in the world. It really is, genuinely, learned. 2w
Faibka @GingerAntics yes, I agree. And that also includes hatred towards ourselves. When a child is overly criticized and/or neglected the message is “you have no value just for being you”. Again, I‘m no psychologist but I think a lot of the problems we see are rooted in childhood trauma. The more I think about it, the more this book, the Trial and the Metamorphosis are metaphors about trauma of which Kafka himself suffered 1w
GingerAntics I hadn‘t thought of Metamorphosis that way, but I did despise how his parents treated him. It was really sad. I agree with you about childhood stuff. We have got to teach our children that they have intrinsic value. Then again, in many cases, we need to act like adults have intrinsic value as well. The way we treat our poor, our disabled, our veterans is just disgusting and inhumane. 1w
Faibka @GingerAntics yes, it is :( 1w
GingerAntics Added this (and several more Kafka stories and novels) to my wish list. Kafka is very much like Vonnegut in the way they make you look at humanity in a different way. 1w
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“I took the phrase “I am what I am” to refer to the pure awareness of existence itself, which at first seemed like something deeply mystical or metaphysical to me: I am the consciousness of my own existence.”

Tamra It‘s pretty amazing when we stop to acknowledge it! 2w
Faibka @Tamra yes! I‘m really liking this book 2w
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Satantango | Lszl Krasznahorkai, George Szirtes
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I can‘t help being dazzled by Krasznahorkai‘s maddening long sentences and meticulously descriptive observations

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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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GingerAntics Is this from the beginning? Where are you in the book so far? 1mo
Daisey This was one of the quotes from this book that struck me the most when I read it. 1mo
Faibka @GingerAntics it‘s near the end, I‘ve already finished it but I‘m going back to quotes I found interesting 1mo
Faibka @Daisey yes! For me too. In the midst of all the dark humor there‘s a very powerful message of the senselessness of war and how it dehumanizes, which is why I liked the book so much 1mo
GingerAntics That‘s what I thought, but this seemed almost like it belonged at the beginning. I guess I‘m going to have to get reading beyond the intro. 1mo
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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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“Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber? Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.”

MrBook 😻😻😻😻 1mo
Faibka @MrBook it‘s always better when you have a reading buddy 😺 1mo
MrBook @Faibka Indubitably! I miss mine. 😩😿 1mo
Faibka @MrBook oh I‘m so sorry 😢 1mo
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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”

GingerAntics Just looked it up, I have 6 weeks to start and finish Twelve Patients before the new season of New Amsterdam premiers, so I have a little time to play with. I can start this first. 1mo
Faibka Great! I finished it and I actually want to read it again 😆 1mo
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Satantango | Lszl Krasznahorkai, George Szirtes
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“He gazed sadly at the threatening sky,at the burned-out remnants of a locust-plagued summer,and suddenly saw on the twig of an acacia,as in a vision,the progress of spring, summer,fall and winter,as if the whole of time were a frivolous interlude in the much greater spaces of eternity, a brilliant conjuring trick to produce something apparently orderly out of chaos,to establish a vantage point from which chance might begin to look like necessity”

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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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“And Lot‘s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human.
So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”

GingerAntics I finally have a copy of this. It‘s been on my wish list for ages. Maybe I should read this next. I need to read the book New Amsterdam is based on before it comes back in the fall, though. 1mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I just finished it! After a horrible reading slump and locking myself up like a hermit, this was just what I needed. I would love to know your thoughts on it when you read it. 1mo
GingerAntics I‘m thinking soon. I need to read this and Twelve Patients before September. 1mo
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Complete Essays of Montaigne | Michel Montaigne
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“Fortune does us neither good nor harm; she only offers us the material and the seed of them, which our soul, more powerful than she, turns and applies as it pleases, sole cause and mistress of its happy or unhappy condition.”

@Daisey thank you so much for the delicious tea!

Tamra Love this collection - going to dip in & out long after I finish up my summer course. 😄 2mo
Faibka @Tamra I‘m loving it! Are you doing a course on it? There‘s so much deep and yet practical wisdom in what I‘ve read so far. Like in other section, I found myself thinking I can‘t believe I‘m getting some very reasonable financial advice from a guy who lived 500 years ago! Lol 2mo
Tamra @Faibka I‘m taking a Renaissance Lit course and we covered several of his essays. I‘m writing my research paper on his relative human/animal status from Apology for Raymond Sebond. 😸 2mo
Daisey So glad to hear you enjoyed it! 2mo
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Borges esencial | Jorge Luis Borges
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Found this gorgeous thing in the philosophy section! ❤️
Happy readings everyone!

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“Then finally the end arrives
when the body he was lent collapses and falls
prey to its death; ancestral possessions
and the goods he hoarded are inherited by another
who lets them go with a liberal hand”

Better to fill our life with experiences rather than possessions!

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“Often, for undaunted courage, fate spares the man it has not already marked,”

Lcsmcat ❤️ this translation! 3mo
Faibka @Lcsmcat I‘m loving it! 3mo
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Ficciones/ Fictions | Jorge Luis Borges
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“Perhaps old age and fear deceive me, but I suspect that the human species -the only one- is nearing extinction and that the Library will endure: illuminated, lonely, infinite, perfectly still, armed with precious volumes, useless, incorruptible, secret.”

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Faibka “Quizá me engañen la vejez y el temor, pero sospecho que la especie humana -la única- está por extinguirse y que la Biblioteca perdurará: iluminada, solitaria, infinita, perfectamente inmóvil, armada de volúmenes preciosos, incorruptible, secreta.” 3mo
Faibka @EmilyChristine I have a feeling that this might be a book you‘d enjoy :) especially this short story where I took the quote from (translation is mine, I‘m sure a professional translation is much better!) which is called “The Library of Babel”. It‘s quite surreal and the language is intricately beautiful and the true meaning or lack of is left for you to wonder upon as if trying to decipher a dream. Anyway... I recommend it! 3mo
EmilyChristine @Faibka Thank you! I‘ll definitely add it to my list! 3mo
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Ficciones/ Fictions | Jorge Luis Borges
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“To one of these gnostics, the visible universe was an illusion or (more precisely) a sophism. Mirrors and fatherhood are hateful because they multiply and spread it.”

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“A nameless dread was swathed, like a wet sheet, about the body, and tightened the white skin upon the face of Fettes; a fear that was meaningless, a horror that could not be, kept mounting in his brain”
From the story “The Body-Snatcher

Dragon 😻 3mo
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“Did you ever see a squirrel turning in a cage? And another squirrel sitting philosophically over his nuts? I needn‘t ask you which of them looked more of a fool.”

squirrelbrain 😁🐿👍 4mo
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“I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil; and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine”

batsy Lovely edition 😍 4mo
Faibka @batsy thanks, I loved it and hat to get it 😊 4mo
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The Cellist of Sarajevo | Steven Galloway
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Today‘s finds :)

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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“So he had the cat at last, and he got it to sleep with him at night. By day he caressed it and fussed over it. Soon it was no longer shy, and it curled up in his skirts or cuddled with him so nicely that he really did become very fond of it. He was lying against a pillar near the veranda, lost in thought, when it came to him going Meow! Meow! ever so sweetly.”

Image:"Asakusa Rice Fields and Festival of Torinomachi," Utagawa Hiroshige, 1857

Desha ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ きれいね (beautiful!) 3mo
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GingerAntics Is that Spock doing yoga? 6mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Yes 😂 and doing a better job than me, lol 6mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 6mo
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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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I absolutely love tiny books and this one is gorgeous! Very well made, with the full play in small print but still legible. It even has it‘s own cute little slip case to keep it safe :)
@GingerAntics I‘m so sorry I‘ve been missing in action but work has been awful crazy! Just thought you might like this cute little book of our favorite play 😊 I think Will would approve

GingerAntics I am so in love with that cute little book!!! 6mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I got it on Etsy https://etsy.me/2EPGEbh it‘s a bit pricey but totally worth it! I love miniatures in general but especially books you can actually read! Macbeth will be next 😆 6mo
GingerAntics That seems totally worth it, though. 6mo
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Faibka @GingerAntics yes! They have others, like Alice in Wonderland with illustrations! On a side note, I got a promotion :) So I feel like splurging a little, in books of course! 📚📚 6mo
GingerAntics Seems like a logical choice. 6mo
Faibka @GingerAntics yes, my tiny Spock agrees, lol 6mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Happy Friday Littens!
#teaandbooks

jveezer I love this book. I think a lot about what happens when there is no there, there anymore. The ending is surreal and unnerving. 📖🤓❤️ 7mo
Faibka @jveezer oh my gosh, I loved it! 6mo
jveezer @Faibka 😌❤️ 6mo
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Happy Birthday Jim!

“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves.”

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“If we do not know how to take care of ourselves and to love ourselves, we cannot take care of the people we love. Loving oneself is the foundation for loving another person.”

Lindy Beautiful bread. 😍 8mo
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“We believe that happiness is possible only in the future. The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient. We only need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment, and we will be able to touch them.”

#catsoflitsy

Dragon 😻 8mo
Faibka @Dragon he‘s an expert snuggler 😸 8mo
Dragon 😀🐉 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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Ha! Kind of what I think about this book so far, lol.

#Genji #Genji6

RachelO That sounds just about right! 8mo
saresmoore True! 8mo
batsy Yes, exactly! 8mo
Daisey Agreed! 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“What do I care if she is still only a little girl? Just wait and see how much I love her: more than anyone ever!”

Ugh, no just no. This chapter about an 18yo man kidnapping a 10yo little girl he has become infatuated with, was so difficult to read. Granted, this was written a thousand years ago but it doesn‘t make it less appalling, also when you think this still goes on today. I‘m much disgusted with this character and still have 1000p to go...

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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“His thoughts would turn of an autumn evening to the one who so constantly stirred his heart, and he surely thirsted more than ever for any relation of hers.”

I‘m having a hard time distinguishing who he‘s talking about in some instances, is it Utsemi? Fujitsubo? Seems like has three or four to whom he has pledged his undying love, lol. But seriously, does he have a one constant true love? I can‘t figure it out.

#Genji #Genji5
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Lindy Fujitsubo is the one he has loved constantly, from the time he first saw her when he was a boy (because she reminded him of his mother). Murasaki, the 10-year-old, is Fujitsubo‘s niece and looks just like her. 8mo
Faibka @Lindy Thanks! I‘m up to chapter 9 now and you‘re right, it is Fujitsubo. I guess there‘s some Freudian issues going on there, lol. And thanks for clearing up who Murasaki is. Sometimes I get confused with so many characters! 8mo
Lindy @Faibka Yes, it‘s a big cast. And it seems that Genji has slept with half of them. 8mo
Faibka @Lindy 😂 it certainly does! It‘s hard to keep up 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“What home is ours forever?”

#Genji #Genji4

mhillis 😻😻😻 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“... and he who had never before spied on women going about their daily lives would have liked to watch these two forever, despite his guilt at heaving them in plain view without their knowledge.”

Already learning to be a perv, Lol. And this has been going on for more than a thousand years...

#Genji #Genji3

GingerAntics Men spying on women? Seriously? 8mo
batsy Lol, this pic in relation to the quote is killing me. 8mo
Lindy Perfect quote & photo combo! 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Long ago, in an office far away where I used to work, there was a big scandal when it was found out while doing some repair work in the ladies restroom that someone had placed a hidden camera in the ceiling. Needless to say, we were mortified and felt paranoid when going to the restroom after that. 8mo
Faibka @batsy @Lindy this is the image that came to mind when I read it 😂 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“Never mind now pursuing the lady he had come for, because she would only evade him again (...) but if this is that pretty girl in the lamplight, he decided, then so be it! -which was no tribute to his seriousness of character.”

Yeah no kidding, ugh he‘s such a flake. I‘m loving the little illustrations included throughout the book.
#Genji #Genji3
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BookishMarginalia Beautiful pic and gorgeous kitty! #CatsofLitsy 8mo
Lindy Is that the “I could pee on this” kitty? 8mo
Daisey I agree about the illustrations. 8mo
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Faibka @BookishMarginalia thank you! 😸 8mo
Faibka @Lindy Lol, yup, he‘s the culprit! 8mo
Faibka @Daisey I‘ve also found them very helpful in illustrating some some of the instruments and other items 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“It infuriated him that her amazing resistance, far from disappearing, had instead risen to this pitch, and he was beside himself with outrage and injury, although he knew perfectly well that strength of character was what had attracted him to her in the first place”
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Genji, no means no, dude. And shame on you for using a kid to pimp out his sister. She knows she has everything to loose and has already explained it to you, you selfish goon.

Lindy Fortunately, Genji‘s behaviour improves as he gets older. It doesn‘t improve much, but still. 8mo
Faibka @Lindy that‘s good to know because I‘m seriously getting frustrated with him, lol 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“No footsteps seem to have disturbed the fallen leaves in your garden.”
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Ha! What a poetic way to indicate that no other person has visited her. When I read it I loved the image it created in my mind of fallen autumn leaves. This stock foto I found of somewhere in Japan improves greatly upon than image.

#Genji #Genji2
#autumn
#Japan
#amilleniuminbooks

Lindy 😍 8mo
Daisey This type of phrasing is beautiful and it‘s making me think more carefully about what I‘m reading. 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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From Persia to Japan, finally can relax and continue reading this XI century, 1182 page book where people communicate through poems and behind curtains, while I enjoy this wonderful Bavarian malty beer. What better way to spend a Saturday night! Cheers 🍻
@Lindy

#Genji #Genji2
#booksandbrews
#amillenniuminbooks

batsy Perfect 😍 8mo
Lindy Persia to Japan plus Bavaria. 🍻 8mo
jveezer Ooh! That one‘s on my shelf waiting to be read too! 8mo
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Faibka @batsy it truly was! I‘ve never tasted that beer before and it was really good, lol 8mo
Faibka @Lindy yup! and later occurred to me that the bookmark is from Canada and the glass from New York 😜 8mo
Faibka @jveezer go for It! We‘re doing a readalong hosted by @Lindy They‘re on chapter 13 and though I‘m behind I‘m loving reading the comments 8mo
Faibka @jveezer and I think I might be out of my mind to tackle this 1100+ page monster while also trying to read Finnegans Wake 🙃 I might be in over my head, lol 8mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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Ok just one last picture... a hole has been dug up in the forest and Zahhak waits in the dark for his victim to fall. Such a fun way to tell a story!

batsy Wow! 8mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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This a Persian tale set in the form of a pop up book with stunningly beautiful artwork and intricately detailed scenes that follow the story of evil King Zahhak (please see related posts for content photos). Little booklets on the side of certain pages open up to reveal even more surprises as you follow the story. It‘s truly a beautiful, creative, unique book and I highly recommend it.

#beautifulbooks
#uniquebooks

readingjedi I've loved pop up books from being a little girl & this one looks amazing! 8mo
Faibka @readingjedi me too! It is quite spectacular, I keep opening the pages again and again, lol. Beautiful and fun. 8mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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Ok, I‘m in love with this book. Look at the cute feather on the top of Feraydun‘s turban! My grandmother used to have Guinea hens and as a child I loved collecting their polka dotted feathers from their nest and use them as bookmarks :) I just thought they were so unique and beautiful like this book!

GingerAntics The detail is just stunning. 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics It is! It‘s hard to tell in this picture, but there‘s little fish swimming around, delicate purple and blue little flowers growing on the banks of the river, and even a super cute duck flying over the rocks 8mo
GingerAntics Oh wow 8mo
batsy Oh, this is so delightful! 8mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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“King Zahhak was frightened. He ordered his soldiers to go far and wide to find and kill all the infant boys in Persia.”

This story sounds familiar...

GingerAntics It really does? What is with kings killing baby boys? 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I know, right? And completely pointless because the prophecy still gets fulfilled 8mo
GingerAntics EVER. SINGLE. TIME!!! You would think after the first couple guys did it and the prophecy still came true, they wouldn‘t try anymore, but there is always the thought that somehow this new guy thinks he‘s special and he‘s going to get it done. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Notice, you don‘t hear about queens killing all the babies. It‘s always the kings. 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Yes, exactly! Seriously, when in the history of all prophecies has one not been fulfilled in one way or another? lol. And yes, because rarely women are paranoid psychopaths, though I do sometimes dread going to family reunions 😂 8mo
GingerAntics @Faibka women tend to be scary in other ways. At least that‘s how my family is (we have A LOT of women). I don‘t fear any of them are going to be paranoid psychopaths. lol 8mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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“Zahhak marched his army to Iran and the Persians crowned him their king.”

The artwork is so beautiful and detailed, a visual delight while you read the story!

GingerAntics They really have put a lot of detail into it. The images are just beautiful. 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Yes, I just keep turning the pages over and over noticing more things I didn‘t see before. It‘s truly a work of art 8mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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“Suddenly, King Zahhak writhed and twitched and screamed in horror as two large, vicious serpents sprang forth from his shoulders.”

I can‘t describe how much fun this book is

#beautifulbooks
#uniquebooks

GingerAntics Is that a pop up book?! That‘s just awesome!!! 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics yes! It‘s amazing, I can‘t get over it and can‘t recommend it enough though I haven‘t even read the story, lol. It also has little booklets that open up to reveal more surprises while you read. I love it! 8mo
GingerAntics Okay, officially I need to get my hands on a copy of this. I‘m going to have to check all of the libraries. 8mo
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Faibka @GingerAntics you‘re going to love it, it‘s so worth it! It has pieces that even move around, others have artwork around them so you have to turn the book, and there‘s some parts you slide to reveal something or change the scenery. It‘s pretty cool 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I really hope you find it! 8mo
GingerAntics I don‘t even know what the story is about, and I don‘t even care. The art has won me over completely. lol 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I know! At first I didn‘t even notice that there was a story in print at the bottom, lol. I basically got it because of the artwork 8mo
Faibka @Lola I know you like beautiful, artful, unique books so I thought this one might interest you. It‘s a pop up and the artwork and creativity is truly amazing! I‘ve posted a few other pictures if you want to check them out :) 8mo
GingerAntics It‘s understandable. The art is just wonderful. 8mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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I‘m totally blown away by the stunning artwork of this pop-up book which narrates the Persian Legend of the Serpent King. The creativity that went into it is amazing! I haven‘t even read the story, I‘m just so captivated by the beautiful artwork.
#beautifulbooks
#uniquebooks

8little_paws That's very cool 8mo
charl08 Wow! I'd be afraid to let it near anyone else! 8mo
Faibka @8little_paws it is! I‘m just blown away, it‘s so beautiful 8mo
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Faibka @charl08 I know! I wasn‘t careful enough when I opened one of the pages and a small part of the cardboard got thorn 😭 it‘s so beautiful but very delicate 8mo
Chrissyreadit Stunning! 8mo
Faibka @Chrissyreadit yes, it‘s truly amazing 8mo
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Finnegans Wake | James Joyce
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“The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later on life down through all christian minstrelsy.”

BarbaraBB You‘re reading this??!? 8mo
Faibka @BarbaraBB yes! There‘s a Facebook group (Blotty Words) that will be reading one page per day (starting today) and discussing it as well as providing all sorts of information and artwork along the way so I couldn‘t resist! I don‘t think I could tackle it on my own tbh so this is a good opportunity :) 8mo
BarbaraBB Wow. I‘ll be following your thoughts. It‘s one of the #1001books I have decided NOT to read, although that FB group idea sounds almost as if it is doable! 8mo
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matthieumcintosh Mmm, I‘ve got a healthy stack of Wake scholarship on my shelves...which I‘ve admittedly read more of than the Wake itself. But! The language is so rich and fun on its own that sometimes scholarship is overrated, ya know? 8mo
Faibka @BarbaraBB and it‘s actually going to be a page per week! Which suits me fine, I‘m in no hurry to thoroughly enjoy this book :) 8mo
Faibka @matthieumcintosh judging from this first page, I agree it‘s going to be a fun ride! I‘ve read Ulysses, A Portrait and Dubliners but I‘m a total neophyte to FW, I know nothing about it other than reading this first page. I‘m hoping the FB group will help in filling in some of the gaps but for now, just enjoying the language which seems to have sprung a life of its own with that thunderous long word! 8mo
jveezer Yay! Looking forward to a close reading of the Wake!!! 📖🤓❤️ 8mo
Faibka @jveezer Yes! Thank you again for letting me know about the group! I wouldn‘t have known how Joyce used different words in different languages to convey the same meaning while also creating an epic onomatopoeic type word. A true master of his craft! 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics 🤗 I think I can only tackle this book with group support, lol 8mo
GingerAntics He wrote it in multiple languages? Why?! The other concern I have is, has everyone agreed on an edition? One page in one addiction could be only part of a page or more than a page in another edition based on type face, formatting, size, etc. 8mo
jveezer @GingerAntics i think most editions follow the original pagination. If you have 628 pages, you‘re golden. I‘m actually reading from an edition hat has been reset so I cross reference to the online version at finnegansweb.com to stay on the same page‘ish. 8mo
GingerAntics @jveezer oh that makes sense. Interesting they‘ve kept the same pagination all this time. I‘ve never heard of that. 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics sorry for not replying sooner, I was offline all day preparing for a test at work but I‘m glad @jveezer was able to answer your question :) 8mo
GingerAntics @Faibka hope the test went okay 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics thank you! It didn‘t go as well as I would‘ve wanted but I‘m glad it‘s over and done, lol. 8mo
GingerAntics @Faibka that always seems to be the way with tests, doesn‘t it? Then again, I find I‘ve done better on tests when I feel that way than when I feel confident about them. 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics True, true. I‘ll never forget one time in college when I was so confident I was going to get a perfect grade on a very difficult exam, already making plans to celebrate and ended up barely passing it 😂 we‘ll see, hopefully I did better than I think 8mo
GingerAntics Oh I hate when that happens. Yeah, if I feel confident I‘m usually positive I‘ve failed. I‘d rather be worried about it. 🤞🏻 Fingers crossed for a good result. 8mo
Faibka @GingerAntics thanks! 😊 8mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“The path I would rather take is the one that leads to life”
Starting late for the readalong and still on #Genji1
A funny thing happened, when I took my copy off the low bookshelf I discovered that one of my cats had actually “marked it” 😓 he was in a weird phase marking all over the place and sadly this was a casualty. Had to get a new copy as the other one is ruined.
Covering XI century on my #amillenniuminbooks challenge
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Redwritinghood What is that you‘re eating? Looks good. 8mo
Faibka @Redwritinghood it‘s a traditional bread eaten in Mexico only for this day to celebrate the three wise men that brought gifts to baby Jesus. That‘s why it‘s called “Rosca de Reyes” which roughly translates as Kings ring/wreath. Though I‘m not very religious it‘s a family tradition and the bread is delicious! (edited) 8mo
Faibka @Redwritinghood I should add that I didn‘t bake it! Lol, I wish I knew how. 8mo
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Daisey Fascinated by this bread and love the photo! 8mo
Faibka @Daisey and this is just a very small one, I‘m always amazed at the size of some of them for large families. My favorite are the ones with caramel filling 😋 8mo
Lindy Too bad about your original copy of Genji. What a naughty cat! I‘m glad you got a new copy and some special bread as a treat. 😊 8mo
Faibka @Lindy thank you! I‘m sad that I‘m very far behind but will do my best to catch up, it‘s such a fascinating read! 8mo
Lindy @Faibka We are only on chapter 6 and a couple of the chapters are quite short. You can do it! 8mo
Faibka @Lindy I‘m finding that it‘s impossible for me to do a chapter a day (during the work week I scarcely have half hour to read :( ) I‘m so far behind that I don‘t think I can catch up so I hope it‘s ok if I post late and comment on previous posts. I‘m loving the book but I‘m going to have to go on my own pace if that‘s ok :) 8mo
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