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Sunday, October 31
Friday, October 29
Thursday, October 28
Wednesday, October 27
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I can't make up my mind about this book... There were parts I truly enjoyed reading (the characterization of people, description of places, the historical references, the cultural details embedded into the narration) and then there were parts I struggled to read... so very much (entire bits of story that maybe, could have been dropped, because it wouldn't have affected the story in the end). I think, most of all, I was left with a sense of incongruence... were I can't not decide if the good parts of the book, the interesting parts are worth the tediousness of reading the whole 853 pages of it.
Posted by Marisol Ferreira Simões at 10/27/2010 05:04:00 PM
Monday, October 25
Posted by Marisol Ferreira Simões at 10/25/2010 11:27:00 AM
Sunday, October 24
Saturday, October 23
Friday, October 22
Thursday, October 21
I'm in dire need of bookshelves... Actually, my books are in dire need of them... So, lets get inspired, shall we?
Obviously, some of these are purely wishful thinking :)
(all visual bookmarks available at weheartit.com)
Posted by Marisol Ferreira Simões at 10/21/2010 01:02:00 PM
Tuesday, October 19
Monday, October 18
"People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.'
If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen.
They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.'
So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you're in a science fiction movie. And whisper, 'The creature is regenerating itself."
— George Carlin (Brain Droppings)
Posted by Marisol Ferreira Simões at 10/18/2010 10:52:00 PM