Sunday, May 23, 2021

A pandemic activity Nº10

 

I am very grateful that there is a system of excellent libraries all around our country, so it is very easy to have an unlimited access to books. 

I've enjoyed having time to read so much!

Nothing beats the feeling... when you discover that your library has a new book of one of your favourite authors. I am reading a novel written by Bernhard Schlink right now. 

I loved also this novel:

“If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn't spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.”

“In principle and reality, libraries are life-enhancing palaces of wonder.”

“Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.”

“These days, loneliness is the new cancer—a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way. A fearful, incurable thing, so horrifying that you dare not mention it; other people don’t want to hear the word spoken aloud for fear that they might too be afflicted, or that it might tempt fate into visiting a similar horror upon them.”
Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine 

   


5 comments:

  1. Dear Klara,
    I am glad you got to enjoy some reading ♡!
    Now Eleanor Oliphant is on my list, too :-).
    Happy Sunday!

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  2. Eleanor Oliphant is a lovely book. Such wisdom in it, but it is also funny.

    Bernard Shlink. Are you reading The Reader? I remember it was very good. Better than the movie, of course.

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    1. I've just read "The woman on the stairs". I think it is his latest. Yes, I had read The Reader ages ago, I loved it.

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  3. I need to read this! Have you ever read the Louise Penny Armand Gamache series? It has a wonderful acronym for F.I.N.E. and is a great set of books.

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    1. Dear Amanda, thank you for the tip. No, I haven't heard of this series before.

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