At the suggestion of @ladybelshaw77
, yesterday I decided to pay Waterstones on Gower Street a visit. So glad I did.
I managed to restrain myself from buying anything, as I have my next 20 (eh, 200?) books lined up, but I did spent an hour or so browsing. They have a really interesting secondhand section downstairs. I saw a beautiful first edition of Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood and a signed first edition of The High Road by Edna O’Brien, plus a signed first edition of The Book of Evidence by John Banville which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989. They also have a signed Sara Paretsky @ec.reads
! Think it’s Deadlock. £20.
Even though the upper floors are mostly academic, they’re still worth a visit. There are lots of nooks and crannies with tables and chairs and window seats to sit and read.
✨Viviane had not been Under the Mountain. As her childhood friend, Kallias had been protective of her to a fault over the years—had placed the sharp-minded female on border duty for decades to avoid the scheming of his court. He didn’t let her near Amarantha, either. Didn’t let anyone get a whiff of what he felt for his white-haired friend, who had no clue—not one—that he had loved her his entire life. And in those last moments, when his power had been ripped from him by that spell...
Kallias had flung out the remnants to warn her. To tell Viviane he loved her. And then he begged her to protect their people.
So she had.
As Mor and my friends had protected Velaris, Viviane had veiled and guarded the small city under her watch, offering safe harbor to those who made it.
Never forgetting the High Lord and friend trapped Under the Mountain, never ceasing her hunt for finding a way to free him. Especially while Amarantha unleashed her horrors upon his court to break them, punish them. Yet Viviane held them together. And through that reign of terror—during all those years—she realized what Kallias was to her, what she felt for him in return.
The day he’d returned home, he’d winnowed right to her.
She’d kissed him before he could speak a word. He’d then knelt down and asked her to be his wife.
They went an hour later to a temple and swore their vows. And that night—during the you-know, Viviane grinned at Mor—the mating bond at last snapped into place.✨
February 25, 2018
It was lit by thousands and thousands of candles that were floating in midair over four long tables, where the rest of the students were sitting. These tables were laid with glittering golden plates and goblets. At the top of the hall was another long table where the teachers were sitting [...] Harry looked upward and saw a velvety black ceiling dotted with stars [...] It was hard to believe there was a ceiling there at all, and that the Great Hall didn't simply open on to the heaven. ~ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Favourite Setting for #allthebooksfeb
I've been tagged by a friend from my other account to do the #26thingsaboutme
tag so I thought I'd do it here as well.Consider it a #meetthebookstagrammer
Twenty-six things about me... A- Age: 19, give or take a few decades 😂
B- Biggest fear: Cockroaches, especially flying ones
C- Current time: 1545
D- Drink you last had: Mocha
E- Every day starts with: Hitting the snooze button
F- Favorite song: RN, a song from the 90s by Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
G- Ghosts, are they real?: No
H- Hometown: Penang
I- In love with: Food 😁
J- Jealous of: People who can eat by but never get fat
K- Killed someone?: Not yet
L -Last time you cried : Watching a video on youtube a couple of days back 😅
M- Middle name: Starts with an H 😉
N- Number of siblings: 3
O- One wish: World Peace ✌️
P- Person you last called: Mom
Q- Question you're always asked: Whatchu doing?
R- Reason to smile: Books, Food, Family, Friends not necesarily in that particular order
S- Song last sang: Fade Into You
T- Time you woke up: 0845
U- Underwear color: Black
V- Vacation destination: the Beach
W- Worst habit: Procrastination
X- X-Rays you've had: Chest
Y- Your favorite food: Desserts 😅
Z- Zodiac Sign : Libra
I'm tagging @janey_calypso @stars_eternal @bookooville @dayanreads @luvlyrayna @theshadowofsofia @diy_books_nooks_crannies @andy_ama.tsubuu
to do the tag. No pressure though. .
Read Date: 25th February 2018.
The hero, a runaway boy calling himself Kafka Tamura, is only 15. Kafka is fleeing his father, a man whose shadowy malevolence takes the form of an Oedipal prophecy: Kafka, he insist, will kill his father and sleep with his mother and sister, both of whom banished when the boy was 4.
Alternatively, on another side is the story of Satoru Nakata. At 9, near the end of the World War ||, Nakata was part of a group of schoolchildren who, while on a school trip in the woods, lost consciousness. When he came to, weeks later, Nakata had lost all his memories, his ability to red and write, and most of his intelligence. On the upside, he acquired the ability to talk to cats.
Later in the novel, Kafka finds refuge in a job at a small private library in a seaside town, while Nakata attracts the attention of a sinister cat catcher who wears leather boots, a red tailcoat and a tall hat, Mr. Johnnie Walker.
Along with Kafka and Nakata, Hoshino, Oshima and Miss Seiki’s characters play an equal role. It’s pretty open-ended, with some unanswered questions. Even at the end of the book, one can’t know exactly how Nakata is related Miss Seiki, what’s the deal with Kafka’s father, and the whole curse.
Kafka On The Shore (Haruki Murakami)
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Watched the film after the first time I've read the book 5 years ago!!😊 It's really twisted and weird and crazy😂 I've read the other book from Rhiannon's POV 3years after and now I'm waiting for the release of the sequel, Someday!!! Soooo excited🙌 I didn't know there was a prequel tho😱😭 okay. Let's stay on the nice note❤
Good morning friends. The weather is so lovely I'm tempted to just go out and bask in this warmth.
Guess who joined me on the blog today, the lovely Nada( @africaanah
) I admire her so much and always look forward to her posts. Grab a cuppa and join us for a little chit-chat. (link in bio)
'Here is a bait that has no hook under it, a pleasure courting you which has no pain attending it, no bitterness at the end of it; a pleasure which God himself invites you to, and which will make you happy, truly and eternally happy ... it is certain that there is true pleasure in true religion.'
The West Coast Eagles might be versing Port Adelaide next door at Medibank Stadium this afternoon but our friend Bert from Sesame Street is much happier here (well, as happy as he can be) reading his book! We open on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm.