Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Du Jour - part une

I suppose the love for books it's like any other kind - passionate, seductive and everlasting.
Here's some of my best choices:

My name is Red (Turkish: Benim Adım Kırmızı)  - by Orhan Pamuk
Part murder mystery, part love story-set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.
Maybe it's not a commercial crowd-pleaser, but I believe it could please the most exquisite literary taste.


Of Love and Other Demons (Spanish: Del amor y otros demonios) - by Gabriel García Márquez
Marquez, yet again, has created a world entirely of his own. This is a tale of robust power, lust, love, sickness, madness, faith, frailty, flesh and loss.


The Borgia Bride - bu Jeanne Kalogridis
One thing is for sure - it's a quick read despite it's 500 plus pages. 
The Borgia bride is a sumptuous historical novel of passion, betrayal, scheming and incest, set in the Vatican during the 15th century, one of the most exciting, violent and also sensual times of European history. The plot and characters are based on actual historical personages and events.


The Gardener - by Rabindranath Tagore 
An enchanting book of beautiful love poems. Makes you wanna cry, smile and make love. Beautifully and emotionally complicated, but effortless. That's the kind of a book this is. 


One of my favorit poems:


Come as you are; do not loiter over your toilet.
If your braided hair has loosened, 
if the parting of your hair be not straight, 
if the ribbons of your bodice be not fastened, 
do not mind.
Come as you are; do not loiter over your toilet.
Come, with quick steps over the grass.
If the raddle come from your feet because of the dew, 
if the rings of bells upon your feet slacken, 
if pearls drop out of your chain, do not mind.
Come with quick steps over the grass.Do you see the clouds wrapping the sky?
Flocks of cranes fly up from the further river-bank and fitful gusts of wind rush over the heath.
The anxious cattle run to their stalls in the village.
Do you see the clouds wrapping the sky?In vain you light your toilet lamp-it flickers and goes out in the wind.
Who can know that your eyelids have not been touched with lamp-black?  
For your eyes are darker than rain-clouds.
In vain you light your toilet lamp--it goes out.Come as you are; do not loiter over your toilet.
If the wreath is not woven, who cares; 
if the wrist-chain has not been linked, 
let it be.
The sky is overcast with clouds--it is late.
Come as you are; do not loiter over your toilet.


Love Lasts Three Years (French: L'Amour dure trois ans) - by Frédéric Beigbeder
Cynical and tragi-comic about one night in a hip and new club in Paris amongst all the "it" people, as describing for today as for the 90s, when it was written. 
As one said: Fast and crazy ride and writing, easy to love and easy to hate.
For me - witty, charming and so real.


Seducing the Demon: writing for my life - by Erica Jong.
This one is actually Jong's autobiography. In four discursive essays and an introduction, the author ruminates on the elements of her writer's life. Chatty, gossipy and charmingly entertaining, I found this book being so human, real and raw at the same time.
I was and still am - fascinated.




Read a book now and then.


Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. 
Or, as the famous Oscar Wilde said:
 There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. 





17 comments:

  1. Прекраен избор на книги!

    Мене ми се допадна,,Љубавта трае 3 години" дали ја има по библиотеките или се купува во книжара?

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  2. Не знам за библиотеките, јас ја купив во Култура на Плоштад и цената беше 350 ден. на времето. :)

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  3. Одличен пост. Иако е наблагодарно да се одбере омилена книга, верувам сите имаме дела кои би ги читале по милион пати.

    Не сум ги читала - "Се викам црвено" и "Невестата во борџии", но ветувам следни се на листата.

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  4. thanks for your comment, i follow you!!
    love your post it´s fantastic!!
    kisses

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  5. i love your quotes! and Oscar Wilde has to be my fav. his quotes inspire me so much.

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  6. Thank you for your book recommendations~

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  7. So lovely to read. Really like your blog, you seem like a lovely person :)

    Love
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  9. Ljubovta trae tri godini ja imam citano prekrasna e !!!!! kako sto vikash it's real :D Pozdrav super blog
    xx,Bisera

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  10. Од овие ниедна ја немам прочитано но ќе гледам да ги послушам твоите совети и деновиве да си ја подновам домашната библиотека. :)

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  11. I love reading books, and the Of Love and Other Demons, it´s one of my favourite to!Kisses!!

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  12. It sounds these are great books to read in these upcoming winter evenings.

    Thank You for your lovely comment darling!

    xoxo Ra

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  13. Dużo tego masz<33
    Pozdrawiam i zapraszam do siebie. Obserwujemy? "pisz"?
    :P
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  14. I am loving this post on the importance and joys of reading. I occasionally post book reviews on my blog and hope that it encourage others to spend some hours curled up with a good book.

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Bas super post, mnogu dobar izbor "The Borgia Bride" e fantasticna, mi stana obsesija toj period otkako pocnav da ja gledam serijata "The Borgias", fenomenlana serija ako mozes da ja najdes da ja gledas, se davase na Showtime...pozdrav xoxo

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