"What I saw next stopped me dead in my tracks. Books. Not just one or two dozen, but hundreds of them. In crates. In piles on the floor. In bookcases that stretched from floor to ceiling and lined the entire room. I turned around and around in a slow circle, feeling as if I'd just stumbled into Ali Baba's cave. I was breathless, close to tears, and positively dizzy with greed." ~ Jennifer Donnelly.
Just wandering around the bookshop, touching spines and pretending I live here. *********************************
Q: Are you a bookshop 'regular'? Comment with the name & location below so I can check it out! (And if there's anything you love especially about it.)
Next read will be ACOMAF
As I said on my story, I am debating on starting a blog to weite reviews, little original stories, and just talk about random things I feel like sharing. Would you guys be interested in a blog?
Thank you so much for 600 followers!! Getting so much support everyday makes my life immensely greater
• after going on a book buying ban for all of march and most of april, i've started going overboard again •
A Guide to The Good Life by William B. Irvine
“Your primary desire, says Epictetus, should be your desire not to be frustrated by forming desires you won’t be able to fulfill.” .....*
“If you are going to publish, you must be willing to tolerate criticism.”
Counter insults with humor.
second way to respond to insults: with no response at all.
“it is foolish for us to worry about what other people think of us and particularly foolish for us to seek the approval of people whose values we reject.” ..... ......*
“He robs present ills of their power who has perceived their coming beforehand.”—Seneca
Irvine on hedonic adaptation: .....*
“We humans are unhappy in large part because we are insatiable; after working hard to get what we want, we routinely lose interest in the object of our desire. Rather than feeling satisfied, we feel a bit bored, and in response to this boredom, we go on to form new, even grander desires.” .....*
“The Stoics recommended that we spend time imagining that we have lost the things we value—that our wife has left us, our car was stolen, or we lost our job.”
While enjoying the companionship of loved ones, we should periodically stop to reflect on the possibility that this enjoyment will come to an end. If nothing else, our own death will end it. ....*
“After expressing his appreciation that his glass is half full rather than being completely empty, [a Stoic] will go on to express his delight in even having a glass: It could, after all, have been broken or stolen.”
“According to Epictetus, we should keep firmly in mind that we are merely actors in a play written by someone else—more precisely, the Fates.”
“By exposing ourselves to a small amount of a weakened virus now, we create in ourselves an immunity that will protect us from a debilitating illness in the future.” Same applies for discomfort.
Guess who's finally back?
School is almost over and for the next two weeks I don't have many homeworks, so I'll have more time to post and think about my new feed (I already have few ideas🤔).
This month had been very busy and stressful, so I didn't read anything, but I hope to continue soon Isla and the happily ever after!
Plus, one of my favourite series finished and I have to wait about 9 months to see how it will go on! I can't wait, I want season 5 now
How many days of school do you still have?
Another picture of my favorites
What's your favorite book in the trilogy (I KNOW it's all one long book, but still. Which part is your fav?)? Mine is the Two Towers. Because ents and Rohan and such.
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Hello my Booknerds🖤
I hope you are enjoying your weekend
Have you guys read this series by @lishmcbride?🤔 I finished them in one sitting! it's about a necromancer and all other supernatural beings and the humor is just my thing
Also look at those gorgeous covers🖤
Happy weekend, bookjunkies!
Today is the perfect day to finish a book I just finished reading Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley and I loved it so much!
Rachel and Henry are such a sweethearts. And so was everyone in the book.