WanZa Lobsang Lobsang itibaren Az Rakbe Siwaisinghpur, Bihar 847410, Hindistan
Kendi kaderimizi kontrol edebileceğimizi düşündüğümüz kadar kontrol edemediğimiz halde kitabı biraz sevdim. Çocuklarınıza onlardan yararlanabilmeleri için fırsatlar sağlamak için çok ilham verir.
2016 Bu her zaman dizideki en sevdiğim kitaptı, değişecek mi? Bu yıl yeniden okumak beni her zaman şaşırtan şeylerden pek de parlak değildi. Bu hala bir okuma heck, ama favori olarak kalacak mı? 2015 Bu benim favorim! Triwizard turnuvasının kombinasyonunu ve Voldemort'un yükselişini seviyorum. Rowling'in diğer sihir okullarını tanıma şekli, bu sihirbazlık alanının gerçek olduğundan emin olmanızı sağlar, sihir okulunuza bir mektup alamadığınız için neredeyse üzülürsünüz. Rakip okulları 3 Görev'e eklemek ve 'şimdiye kadar Voldemort'un ne olduğunu' altta yatan hissi bu kitabı bir başyapıt haline getiriyor. Sonsuza dek bu kitapları besleyeceğim! Çocukluğumu rock J.K. yaptığınız için teşekkürler Rowling!
Mr. Eugenides can do everything, or at least I am convinced of such after reading Middlesex. I passed on this book for a long time. I kept picking it up in bookstores and putting it down. I've seen quotes from it everywhere, all of which were beautiful, and kept hearing wonderful things about it from friends. To be perfectly honest, what kept me from picking it up in the subject: a hermaphrodite. I think of myself as someone with an open mind, but the thing is that I just wasn't sure if I'd be able to relate to much in this story. I made a very foolish assumption, and I'm quite embarassed about it. Middlesex is a slow burner (my new favorite term). It begins with the story of Cal/Calliope's grandparents, which seems unnecessary in the beginning, but which makes more sense with each passing page. The story then passes on to the parents, then Cal. A couple pages in, Eugenides describes a rather gruesome scene, and this was my signal that this is a no-holds-barred kind of author. He goes there. (This isn't to say that the book is filled with gruesome moments, just that he's not afraid to use them when he must.) To address the smoking gun, so to speak, yes, the main character is a Hermaphrodite. Though the reader knows it throughout the book, the main character doesn't know until they're older. It seems incredulous, but Eugenides makes it work, and makes this believable. He was smart to do things this way, because I was on the edge of my seat waiting for Calliope to discover the truth. And, most likely, he keeps a lot more not-so-open minded readers this way. There's a very frank beauty about this book - he doesn't gloss over anything, but despite the many struggles of the three generations, he doesn't feel it necessary to make his reality very bleak, either. Even when the book is at its darkest, most depressing, you're filled with sadness, but also with hope. The other great thing about Middlesex, aside from its incredible cast of characters is how well it captures society in history - first in Detroit in the '20s (a more bleak picture than '20s of The Great Gatsby), then the '60s. The '20s are focused on the invention of the automobile - the people putting them together as opposed to the people driving them, and the impact that being part of an assembly line and big business had on people, and of course, prohibition. With the '60s, Eugenides tackles race so marvelously - the chapter about the Detroit riots is probably the best in the book, for all of the anxiety and imagery that he evokes. This book is really just as much about middle class America and family ties as it is about sexuality. Don't make the mistake that I made by continually passing on this book - read it!
This delightful picture book describes the beginnings of women's basketball through the point of view of one of its first players, Agnes Morley. Reared in New Mexico, Morley came to Stanford to study and ended up playing basketball at the university. She describes the very first intercollegiate game, a game played only in front of a female audience because Stanford's Berkeley opponents didn't think men should see women sweating in public. The description of the rough and tumble play and mishaps with the goal provide an insider's view to these early days of the sport. Back matter includes an Author's Note providing more background on Morley, a women's basketball timeline, and additional resources. Almost all of the illustrations, rendered in Corel Painter, show the determination of the players and the physical nature of the game. The engaging word choice and captivating illustrations will assure that young readers will love this trip back in time with women's basketball.
Such a page turner. Read this before I read DaVinci Code and ended up being disappointed with DC because this book was so good.
Con la serie del Capitán Alatriste, uno tiene la impresión de que Pérez Reverte quiere ser un émulo de Alexandre Dumas (por el que siente gran admiración, como se constató en El Club Dumas). Con esta novela, muestra su deseo de seguir la estela de Benito Pérez Galdós. La verdad es que la novela se lee ávidamente, mostrando la crudeza del combate sin limitación alguna. Sólida (como todas las de Pérez Reverte), con héroes populares... Muy buena elección.