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IuliaCG

IuliaCG

Joined January 2019

“In the end, we'll all become stories“
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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“What Alice forgot“ was translated a bit differently - “We forgot to be happy“. I loved how it made me wonder if what I made out of my life over the last ten years is really what my 10-year younger self would have actually wished for ...

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Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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Main thoughts on this story: how long can a friendship between women last and women's life lasting struggle to maintain balance between family and career

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Plunging into this one tonight 🧡

cjk 😍 4d
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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I have just turned the first page and liked the opening quote: "Adults who are racked with death anxiety are not odd birds who have contracted some exotic disease, but men and women whose family and culture have failed to knit the proper protective clothing for them to withstand the icy chill of mortality."

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Purifying karma and healing past wounds through love kind of story

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Fast and very pleasant read with an original twist at the end

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"Life is too short to be afraid of nothing. And I will show you." The author's fabulous debut collection of stories, cruel and devastating, erotic and sensual, revealing the mysterious and dark sides of both body and mind through a mix of pop culture with fairytale myths

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Loved this one - science and philosophy intertwined in an alternate reality - reminded me somehow of Black Mirror and the Twilight Zone

DrawingSustenance The kitty looks so soft! 2w
IuliaCG @JulietBooks She actually is kind of soft 😁😊 2w
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Just loved this one

Mishu94 I loveddd this one! Such a good read! 3w
IuliaCG @Mishu94 me too, indeed ❤ 3w
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Heartbreaking through its so realistically written violent scenes...

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Brida | Paulo Coelho
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"Gardners always recognize one another, because they know that in the history of each plant lies the growth of the whole World."

Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 1mo
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Exploring Kenya in the first part of the 20th century, under the sun, through this wonderful story

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I love the cat as narrator but was expecting a bit more from the spiritual teachings which seem too commercial and light. It could be because I started with the third book; l'll probably get a clearer picture once I read the first two as well

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I just love her writing

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“You may be happy for a time, but sustained happiness depends on having a deeper sense of fulfillment. [...] The power of being in your Element is enhanced when it nurtures within you a greater sense of purpose. Having a purpose in life is the wellspring of sustained happiness.“

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Such a delicious story. I cried and laughed and cried again and then laughed harder

Crazeedi Me too! I belly laughed and heart cried. It his best book 4mo
Crazeedi And welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 4mo
IuliaCG I really really enjoyed it. I've added “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry“ to my list as well 4mo
CherylRussell He‘s one of my favorite authors. 4mo
MusicallyMorgan Such an amazing book! I just checked out three more of his from the library! 4mo
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A wonderul twelve story collection capturing the Argentinian spirits folklore at the border of gothic fantasy

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Sunday evening is a good time to indulge in surrealism ("The Apotheosis of Homer", "The Stinking Ass", "The Lugubrious Game")

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A bit of history once in a while is good...

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Marina | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Lovely gothic fantasy on love, life and death

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Loved it. Can't wait to see the TV series

Crazeedi Great story 4mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Heart-warming thoughts on ageing and the complexity of love and relationships

readingjedi I loved this one! 4mo
IuliaCG @readingjedi I'm loving it too! 😊 4mo
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A wonderful praise to love's essence, nature and underlying reality. A contemporary story of the destiny changing and liberating force of love, fueled by the fascinating spiritual bond between the famous Persian poet Rumi and Sufi dervish Shams of Tabriz

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"There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything [...] Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught"

StayCurious Love this book! 5mo
IuliaCG @Stay-Curious Me too, after just two chapters 5mo
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Outliers “They are products of history and community, of opportunity and legacy. Their success is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all critical to making them who they are. The outlier, in the end, is not an outlier at all“

Crazeedi Hes a great thinker 4mo
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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What if, at a point in your life when everything seems adrift, your favorite childhood story became real with life changing consequences for you?

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The Strawberry Girl | Lisa Stromme
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Absolutely adored this love story which inspired one of the most famous paintings of all times, The Scream by Edvard Munch

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Unter dem Safranmond | Nicole C. Vosseler
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"Beneath the Saffron Moon" - just couldn't find the English version to tag this book. The adventures of an educated woman in search of freedom and love in a way that was not acceptable in Victorian England. Her adventures are partly interlaced with the travels of Richard Francis Burton and are set mostly in the deserts of 19th century Arabia, where she unexpectedly finds herself on a growth of the soul journey in search for true love

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Could be a helpful approach in dealing with negative emotions and life patterns. As I haven't read anything else yet on epigenetics and psychogenealogy, it reminded me of Karol Truman's "Feelings buried alive never die", Dr Lazarev's books on karma and Dr Bruce Lipton's "Biology of Belief" (who is actually also mentioned in this book)

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How Will You Measure Your Life? | Clayton Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon
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Looking for tools to measure if life is truly fulfilling and balanced... just loved the author's chapter on family culture

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What a lovely story! 🌟🌟🌟❤

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Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes | Guzel Yakhina
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A fabulous debut novel with an overwhelming story inspired by the author's grandmother's 16-year experience in a work camp in Siberia

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"The ethical is always more robust than the legal. Over time, it is the legal that should converge to the ethical, never the reverse. Hence: Laws come and go; ethics stay."

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I had no idea Mo Yan means "Don't Speak" and is the pen name of Chinese author Guan Moye, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2012
#catsoflitsy

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The local publisher picked the story "The woman with the flower bouquet" for the book's title #catsoflitsy

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Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie
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Not really my style, but nevertheless original and ludic manner of telling the story

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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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Beautifully written and unforgettable story of several generations of Afghan families whose destinies intersect in time

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Insomnia: A Cultural History | Eluned Summers-Bremner
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A cultural history of insomnia

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"The context in which you operate sets the lens through which others will perceive you and your charisma. Choosing the right charisma style depends on your personality, goals and the situation."

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Charismatic #catsoflitsy

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El Mejor Lugar del Mundo Es Aqui Mismo | Francesc Miralles, Care Santos
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Written by four hands, by the authors of "Love in Lowercase" and "Desire for Chocolate", respectively, the book reminds us in a heart-warming exquisite way to never forget that the most beautiful place in the world is right here and happiness resides in fully enjoying the present moment

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Spring is definitely here. Absolutely loved this novel, an intense and passionate love story between two illusionists undergoing a fierce competition in the magical circus world

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Ensemble, C'Est Tout | Anna Gavalda
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Happy International Women's Day! 🌺

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Accabadora | Michela Murgia
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Accabadora (the one who finishes) is the last mother, the one who ends the agony of a human being and brings death with love and compassion. The story of how Mary copes with discovering her adoptive mother's unsettling secret occupation. Made me think of contemporary TV series "Mary Kills People"...

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"Like you've thrown a plum and an orchard comes back at you. [...] These two completely different things, a note and a room, finding each other. [...] Do you think that's what we mean by love, Mr Evans? The note that comes back to you? That finds you even when you don't want to be found? That one day you find someone, and everything they are comes back to you in a strange way that hums? That fits. That's beautiful."

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I'm not familiar with war novels. This one describes war atrocities so realistically that it almost completely overshadows the love story

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A detailed psychological analysis which reveals interior motivation and reasons for theft and its hidden meanings deriving from loss. The inner thief may be fueled by four types of behaviors: correcting an evil situation from the past, keeping or achieving power, feeling entitled to have what is stolen or avoiding to jump from teenage years to adult responsibilities.

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This book cover is making me think of oranges and coffee. "Fire" is part of the unpublished diaries of Anais Nin, a passionate and lucid introspection and self-uncovery of the feminine nature, exploring the spirit and flesh with eroticism and fantasy. She practices psychoanalysis. Her relationship with famous writer Henry Miller stands out in her story.

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Stumbling on Happiness | Daniel Gilbert
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The results of these studies are not very encouraging for women aspiring to be mothers 🤪

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On my nightstand at the moment. "The F-word: why it's so powerful, when to use it and how [...] The most powerful word in negotiations is "Fair"."

RJHowe I hope you get as much out of it as I did. It really is cutting edge negotiation theory. 8mo
IuliaCG @RJHowe Yes, I've noticed that and hope to be able to actually put some of the key lessons, at least, into practice 8mo
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