El libro negro de la nueva izquierda. - Nicolás Márquez, Agustín Laje «Más adelante veremos cómo el capitalismo, al revés de lo que dicen estas teóricas que más que al servicio de la mujer se ponen al servicio del socialismo, ha generado condiciones económicas, tecnológicas y sociales profundamente liberadoras (en el sano sentido de la expresión) para la mujer.» Confieso que por los grandes momentos que me hizo pasar este libro dudé entre ponerle 1 o 5 estrellas pero creo que hay que calmarse un poco con el consumo irónico de las cosas, después de todo Estados Unidos tiene un presidente que llegó al poder de esa manera.
El libro se divide en dos partes, la primera la escribe Laje y ataca al feminismo de izquierda al que diferencia del feminismo que supo ganar derechos cívicos como el derecho al voto.
Se nota que Laje leyó, que estudió, pero estudió con una mirada sesgada por su propia ideología, buscando y revolviendo en la basura cualquier tipo de afirmación, por más teórica que sea, dentro de los MILES de pensadores y filósofos de izquierda para decir que son todos pedófilos y quieren que el mundo sea como la Unión Soviética.
Lo que más me llama la atención de este librito es que se planta en una posición de contracultura, estos dos personajes se sienten rebeldes por defender al establishment y al status quo, los rebeldes que no quieren que cambie nada, nunca. Obvian totalmente el increíble poder que todavía hoy ostenta la iglesia católica y al mayor promotor de la guerra ideológica de la historia, Estados Unidos para centrarse en dos o tres organizaciones de izquierda que al lado de esos monstruos son bebes de pecho.
La segunda parte ni siquiera es entretenida, Márquez es un homofóbico recalcitrante y aburrido que fundamenta sus teorías conspiranoicas con chistes de polémica en el bar.
my first @bookbeau arrived yesterday and it’s beautiful!!😍🌸🦋
I got the jumbo size for 30 USD and it fits all of my books! I even have room for two books depending on their sizes.👍🏼
I was tagged by @haventreadityeti for the #21questionsandabookaint1 thing
(like a million years ago lol)
so here we go!
💭dream vacation: ugh! everywhere eventually. my top 3 would have to be Italy, Greece, & Iceland... I think. There are too many.
💭favorite food: grilled chicken with anything
💭favorite sweets: CHOCOLATE ANYTHING
💭favorite dessert: see previous response
💭favorite fizzy drink: I’ve never tried any soda or nothing. Just water. I’m boring.
💭favorite thing to do during free time (not reading): binge shows, play with my puppies, & eat food.
💭favorite singer/band: I love Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, & Bruno Mars lol
💭If you were a Disney character, who would you be: I think I’m a combination of Moana, Chicken Little, Ariel, Olaf, Mike Wazowski, and Mushu. Hopefully thats good enough.
💭how many times you’ve moved: been in the same house for 16 years
💭indoors or outdoors: both. I love earth and my bed.
💭coffee or tea: neither. I’m weird, we already covered this.
💭soup or salad: saaalaaaad
💭favorite animal: puppies and red pandas
💭favorite vacation: I love Disney, but of course, HAWAIII
💭favorite holiday: SANTA
💭favorite month: July!!
💭favorite ice cream flavor: cookie dough, although I really don’t like ice cream. I’m sorry.
💭favorite color: blue, but really rainbow.
💭favorite vegetable: broccoli, potatoes, yellow squash, ugh too many.
💭favorite thing to do for fun: smack my volleyball against the side of my house or cuddle up in bed and write stories of places I wish I could live in. Like anywhere but here.
💭favorite film: well there are soooo many good Disney and Pixar movies, but besides those, the Harry Potter movies, Baby Driver, & Anchorman.
I tag anyone who likes this photo MUAHAHAHAHAHA❤️
#jfey16#booklife#bookstagrammer#ilovereading#ilovefantasy#bookstagram#readingtime 📖 #bookworm#readersofinstagram#readathon#readingchallenge#booklover#iamreading#amreading#bookbeau#summerreading#summer#flowers#myfavoritething
So, I have some really exciting news! The Captain is being featured in the SFF Book Bonanza August Giveaway. Which means I get to share the link with all of you to download over 100 free books!
Personally, I’ve already grabbed copies of The Fallen Empire Boxed Set by Lindsay Buroker and Monsters by Steve Turnbull.
Anyways, there’s plenty of reading material there to finish out the summer, so I hope you enjoy!
Click the link in my bio to find the books! ...The link is only going to be live until the 19th so choose your books will it lasts! :)
My name is Elizabeth Ann, and I’m 37 years old. I love music, and my passion is writing. To me, these two go hand in hand, most likely because poetry is my first love when it comes to writing.
I was born in 1980 when times were simpler, almost more interactive because without technology, we were forced to actually build relationships face to face. Writing notes and folding them origami style was my generation’s way of texting, and if you were lucky, the boy you liked gave you his pager number. I still remember my first ever phone number and address, and for years, my means of transportation was my bicycle.
My first ever job was a paper route which I split with my little sister, and we’d do that every single day after school, rain or shine. I was taught how to save my money for things I wanted, and my dad taught me to actually go outside every once in a while because I’d hole myself in my room for hours reading & writing.
I always had huge dreams which sometimes were made fun of, but that never stopped me because I didn’t care, they would happen for me....and they did....until they didn’t.
You see, somewhere along the way, I lost who I really was inside, and I allowed life to dictate to me who I was and what I should be doing. Today, I’ve finally found Elizabeth Ann all over again, and she seems pretty familiar to me even though it’s been a while. Who are you? Have you given up your dream & passion to be published? If so, let me know, and let’s start a conversation in the comments below🦋
#hollysandlisasbookishsummer challenge Sailing - a book that took effort. For me it’s definitely Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat. I loved Prince Damen and I liked the overall story and world building, but there was just too much focus on the sexual slavery that the story kind of got lost for me. All the raping, torture and abuse really put me off. Still, I wanted to know what would happen to Damen, so I struggled to keep reading. But overall, this book was not my cup of tea.
On a happier note: I’m back in NYC for the first time since spring and it always makes me feel so happy and full of life to be here! (As you might already know, or if you read my post yesterday, I alternate between my homes in Stockholm and NYC, but spend summers in Sweden.) I always get so much inspiration to write here in NYC, and also get so much undisturbed time to do so on the transatlantic flight, that I’ll (hopefully 😊) make great progress on my third book in the Angelheart Saga trilogy this week!
Which is the place that gives you most inspiration, or where you feel happiest?
(Sorry about the crappy photo, but I was visiting a place across the Flatiron Building and thought it would make a nice newyorkish background. But it’s hard to take good photos when you have to sneak around and don’t want anyone to see what you are doing... 😂😂😂)
“Congratulations on the new library, because it isn't just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you -- and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.” - Isaac Asimov 🚀📚 #chinatownlibrary#chinatown#library#libraries#amreading#scifi#isaacasimov#architecture#chiarchitecture
Do you remember "rowing a book" well now there are more options available to keep the adventure and memory making going with Picture Book Explorers from Branch Out World. Make sure to check them out. New review coming on the blog soon! #hsreviews#homeschoolmama#paddington#amreading#readaloud
new Hardy addition//new york city🇺🇸
Happy Tuesday from NYC!🙌
Posting another new recent addition to the Penguin English Library... adding to my Hardy collection (just two😆).
I got The Mayor of Casterbridge in ‘good’ condition and was hoping it’d be an original version. It came with some stains and a tiny rip on the front cover... but it was what I wanted - an out of print original rubber cover edition so I’m not complaining.🤓
QOTD: Do you prefer covers with lots of colors or simple/minimal designs?✨
It's amazing how a few little words can change your life. It starts with a simple I love you. It's made official with I do. And becomes incredible with I'm pregnant.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jadyn is the girl I love. The girl I've always loved. Our lives are like single threads meticulously woven together--the result an exquisite tapestry of past, present, and future. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Then there are the words that will unravel me. A few little words that will change my life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
|#partner @delreybooks| As most fairy tales start off, Kill the Farm Boy begins with a Chosen One, an epic quest, and a group of unlikely individuals who need to band together. Add in a talking goat, a dark lord who isn’t actually very dark (and loves cheese), an assassin afraid of chickens, a bard who has lost her song but gained a fuzzy tail, and a fighter afraid of her own sword and you’ve got Kill the Farm Boy.
While still following the standard fairy tale plot, Kill the Farm Boy takes what we think we know about these stories and gives us something new. The puns throughout the book were hilarious (at least I thought so) and the characters were memorable and entertaining. The writing of Dawson and Hearne combined so well in this story and I was pleasantly surprised with the world building and the land of Pell that they created. There are strong but flawed female characters, characters who turn out to be much more than what they started as, and plenty of revelations along the way that prove people can always surprise you (both good and bad).
Of course there were plenty of scraps along the quest (as required) but hands down the bookworm troll was my favorite.I probably should have seen the ending coming but I didn’t and I thought the story wrapped up nicely without being too perfect or sugar coated.
Definitely pick this one up if you want a great adventure that pokes fun at the standard fairy tale trope and has fantastic word play through out. I’m already looking forward to No Country for Old Gnomes, the next book in The Tales of Pell series!
Nie zaskoczę Was jeśli przyznam, że zdecydowałam się przeczytać książkę Alejandro Palomasa głównie ze względu na okładkę z tym prześlicznym piesełem. Opis był dla mnie dosyć mocno obojętny, zachęciła mnie tylko obecność psów jako bohaterów i obietnica czegoś innego, niż amerykańskie bestsellery. W końcu Psiakość! to hiszpańska książka.
Jeden wieczór. Mija bardzo szybko, jeśli robisz coś przyjemnego. Może dłużyć się w nieskończoność, kiedy czekasz na dźwięk wiadomości, nerwowo podświetlając telefon. Właśnie tak wygląda wieczór Fera, narratora tej powieści. Jest to okazja do tego, żeby spojrzeć oczami mężczyzny na jego najbliższych, znaleźć powiązania między wspomnieniami, zastanowić się nad tym, jak znaleźli się w tym miejscu.
Mam przed sobą błyskotliwą opowieść o relacji między matką i synem, siostrami, i ogromnej miłości do psów. Przeczytałam tę książkę w ciągu dwóch dni, wybuchając śmiechem niezliczoną ilość razy. Fer opowiadał o wielu zabawnych sytuacjach dotyczących szczególnie jego matki, nie ukrywając też smutnych wydarzeń. W ten sposób ukazuje wszystko, co ukształtowało bohaterów.
Zazwyczaj nie jestem przekonana do prowadzenia takiej porwanej narracji, pokazywania strzępków retrospekcji. Tutaj na szczęście jedyne, co musiałam zrobić, to cierpliwie czekać na odpowiedzi dotyczące niedopowiedzianych kwestii. Dużym zaskoczeniem był dla mnie język - inteligentny, złożony, i zajmujące często pół strony zdania.
Wspominałam już o tym, że okładka bardzo mi się podoba. Zastanawiam się tylko, w jakim celu dodano na jej górze kwiatki, wydają mi się zupełnie niepotrzebne.
Psiakość! to historia barcelońskiej rodziny, pełna krzywd, niezagojonych ran, a także zabawnych sytuacji. Jest prawdziwa, a stosunek bohaterów do ich psów sprawia, że także urocza. Powieść Alejandro Palomasa pozwala zatrzymać się i zauważyć, jak wiele znaczą ludzie, których mamy obok. Jestem przekonana, że to dobra lektura dla psiarzy i nie tylko, w sam raz na weekend.
Another book abandoned. I think the premise is interesting, but it wasn't what I need for my series. If someone were to write an alternate history about the wwi era, this book would be great!
Today’s Tuesday Review features the enchanting Stephenie Meyer’s book: 👩🏽🔬💉 The Chemist. Also featuring: Lilo kitten.
This book reminded me of two of my favorite shows ever: Quantico and Alias. 😎 The story contains espionage, a hunt for the bad guy, a subtle love story running in the background, and action on every page. Oh, and the most important part... 🐶 dogs.
If you’ve read the Twilight 🧛♂️🧛♀️ series or The Host, you already know Stephenie Meyer does not disappoint in her writing. 📚However, you don’t feel as close to the main character in The Chemist as you do in her other books, because The Chemist is written in third person. But it does make sense because the main character averts closeness to protect herself. 🙅🏽♀️ This is a GREAT read if you’re looking for an adventure in written form.
If you’ve already read this book, let me know what you thought in the comments below! 👇🏼 If you’d like to borrow it, same thing!
I’ve been thinking back a lot on my personal journey to publication. It was filled with a great deal of passion, an over abundance of tenacity, enough naïveté to make it seem fun and exciting, and all of it driven by a desire to tell a story.
#RiverNovel was my love letter to the former Soviet Union. The Russian and Ukrainian people who poured into my life as a young woman forever changed who I am today. I wanted to honor them - to tell their stories.
#RiverNovel was also my love letter to the written word. I was the little girl who read under her covers at night with a flashlight. The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins gave way to Jane Austen and Leo Tolstoy, and I found myself sinking into story again and again through every phase of life. I wanted to be a part of the written-word culture that pulled people to the couch and let them see the world. This career isn’t just something I stumbled into - I wanted this. I chased it. I’m still chasing it.
#RiverNovel was only the beginning of my journey. I know that it was. Releasing that book unlocked a treasure trove of stories inside my head, and I have been slowly laying those stories down, one at a time. But I’m less naive this time around-maybe a little more jaded, and oddly less sure of myself than I was before. Because now I know how hard this publishing journey can be. Failure didn’t seem possible the first time around. But now? I feel a little shaky.
Somehow, though, despite the discouragement that continually tries to snake its way into my heart and leave me feeling off balance, I can’t escape the little girl who longs for story. She’s the one with the tenacity that keeps propelling me forward. There are words still to ingest, and there are words to write down. I have to be faithful to the craft itself, because the alternative is to ignore it and run away.
I just can’t do that.
"Aku mulai menyadari bahwa ada beberapa hal yang tidak terjadi sesuai harapan atau keinginan kita. Dan terkadang, kalau harapan atau keinginan kita tidak terwujud, yang benar-benar terjadi biasanya justru sedikit lebih baik." -hal. 213
Adegan pembuka Looking for Alibrandi ini geblek bangeeet! 😂 Aku dibuat suka sama Josephine dari awal, dan langsung di kasih gambaran jelas soal kepribadiannya.
Buku ini lebih banyak bercerita soal hubungan keluarga Josie, ibu dan neneknya. Josie yang dilahirkan di luar nikah dan bagaimana komunitas imigran Italia di Australia yang memandang negatif perbuatan ibunya Josie.
Juga banyak bahasan soal kehidupan pendatang di Australia ini, soal perbedaan kelas dan nyinggung sedikit soal rasisme.
Sejauh ini aku suka banget sih sama bukunya walaupun belum sampe bikin jatuh cinta. (257/360)
Btw, giveaway buku ini masih berlangsung loh. Cek postingan aku sebelum-sebelum ini bagi yang mau ikutan. Terakhir cuma sampai hari sabtu tanggal 18. 🙂
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is”
I finished Gone With the Wind yesterday. I always loved this movie so I wanted to read the book. It was quite a ride. The movie is a much more toned down version. I wasn’t born in the 1860s when the book took place, or 1936 when it was published, and I’m not from the south so I’m not sure how accurate everything is. Mitchell was reaching though with some of her explanations. 😑
Ok I’ll start with the things I liked about the book. I liked the overall story. It was like a roller coaster following these characters lives through the civil war and reconstruction of Georgia. I liked seeing how Scarlett changed throughout the book, although she remained selfish and arrogant the entire time 😒 Her relationship with Rhett was hilarious and entertaining. They’re so petty.
So this book has a lot of racism in it. Am I surprised? No, given the time period in which it’s set and what the book is about. However, it’s still uncomfortable to read at times and I just didn’t like Mitchell’s depiction of black people and her constant need to tell us how black they are. We don’t need to know every five seconds that Mammy’s face is black. WE KNOW!!!!!!!!! 😒 Her delusional romantic depiction of slavery irritated me as well. But, the thing that I disliked most was the way in which she wrote the speech anytime a black person was talking. It was written like an exaggerated caricature and it really took away from my reading experience. It was Jerome from the Hodges trilogy x100. It would take me way to long to read a paragraph trying to figure out what they were saying.
I know a lot of people love this book and that it’s a classic. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either.
Whenever I finish reading a book, if I can give it three or more stars I post a review on both Amazon and Goodreads. It's the best gift you can give an author! "This is a NON-fiction book, not a psychological thriller." I had to remind myself of this fact at every turn of the page. LOST IN THE REFLECTING POOL is a well written, captivating, first-hand account of a long-term, abusive relationship between a psychologist wife (author, Diane Pomerantz) and a psychiatrist husband; it's downright frightening.
It's not often that I feel like I actually got a weekend but this past few days has been really good for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm still exhausted and haven't read anything in a few days, but I feel like I got a lot done!
Anyway, it's Tuesday morning and I am looking forward to the week! Weird since adulting is not my favorite. BUT Avengers Infinity War is released today and when my husband and I sneak away tomorrow night to watch The Meg, we're picking up a copy and I am beyond ready to see it again. And also, Jason Statham in The Meg, SWOON. Give me all the shark movies😍
My 2nd book of August is “Am I Ugly?” By Michelle Elman @scarrednotscared . It was published only last month and I’ve been so eager to get reading it. I’ve been following Michelle on instagram for about a year, when I began my body positivity journey, and I know how hard she has worked to have her book on shelves. I’m 3 chapters in and already it’s such a beautiful memoir. It’s completely open, raw and honest. The language is so artful and poetically written, straightforward and subtle. I cant wait to get into the rest. Another fantastic book showing the importance of representation, the often unacknowledged challenges of inhabiting a marginalised body and speaks to everyone that picks it up. Definitely recommend, especially to those with little education in the body positivity movement - I love it! 💗📚 #michelleelman#amiugly#memoir#bodypositivity#bopo#scarrednotscared#currentlyreading#amreading#summerreads#augustreads#bookworm#bibliophile
Ever get a craving to re-read a book or series? I read the Sookie Stackhouse books before they were turned into an HBO show and they represent a specific time in my reading life when I was done with (my first) round of grad school and discovered pure pleasure reading. Been wanting to get that feeling back. As much as I love reading and my job since my work-life revolves around books it’s hard to shake that “this is what I should be reading” feeling.
🌼Believe in yourself to make progress in goals. Cut goals in half if you can't cut them in half give yourself double time. It's deserved. The most important thing in achieving goals is never stopping on their pursuit. Do not fall for the trick that is has to be perfect. Keep going🌼
#ToSeetheSun#partner Giveaway below!
Do you read SciFi, romance or otherwise?
To See the Sun by @kellyjensenwrites is out now. I loved this story and I definitely recommend it! There is a giveaway hosted by @anoveltakepr and @kellyjensenwrites below with details on how to enter.
Check out the great pics of my fellow hosts @_kora_j and @paradislivres today and join us in celebrating this new release!
I am not usually a SciFi reader, but this was a mail order partner, space cowboyish, forced proximity story so I kind of had to give it a try. Then it ended up also being slow burn and kind of friends to lovers, that was sweet with strong characters and I was in love.
Gael and Bram are imperfectly perfect for each other. Jensen wrote an emotionally impactful story while building a world that comes to life. At its core, this is a love story that evolves organically. Nothing is rushed here, even with a certain sense of urgency at times the story still develops in its own time.
For the nail art💅: A large part of the story is this planet that is just developing, the trials of a new frontier, the hardships that come with settling and the beauty of it. While I do not do this world or Jensen's awesome depictions of it justice, I decided to go with what I kind of envision Alkirak to look like. 🎉On to the giveaway!🎉
You can enter to win the below prize by commenting #ToSeetheSun on any (or all) of the host tour photos, follow A Novel Take PR (@anoveltakepr) and Kelly Jensen (@kellyjensenwrites). Just that easy and you are entered to win.
Reader’s choice of any back catalog e-book by Kelly Jensen or a paperback of Always and Forever: A Chaos Station Collection by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke. Open Internationally!
Winners: Chosen by August 25 and contacted about their prize via the instagram account they used to enter.
Book stores never go well for me when I'm broke 😂😂 what's the most you've ever bought in one trip?
When I used to live in China, the closest English book store was in Malaysia, and whenever we would go there for our travel visas, I would bring an extra luggage and literally fill the whole thing with books because I never knew when my next chance to buy any would be 😂
Reading slump is something I have been hearing a lot since I joined the Instagram. People are constantly wanting to read and explore so many books all the time. To the extent that they don't even have time to reread their favorite books they used to love. And they can't stand it when a book doesn't get into them or they don't feel like reading. They are going mad thinking it's a problem and act as if they are committing a sin. I don't get it. Like, why?
See, if you don't feel like reading, that doesn't mean that you are missing out something or your love for reading has gone. No, it's not. It's more like when we do something we love constantly for a period of time, we all will reach a point where we will not want to do that anymore. For instance, a couple of months back, I couldn't read anything. All the things booktubers said and other readers advised me to do while reading slump didn't work at all. I was just constantly regretting and hating myself for not reading anything. Only when I let go of that thought and concentrated on my writing, I felt relieved. I wrote a lot. And I was okay with not being want to read. And now, I don't feel like writing, I just want to read more and more. And I totally get that it's nothing wrong with reading slump or writer's block. It's just a phase. To be more accurate, it's just a break. Accept it and do something else. Don't waste your time regretting. Life is too short to do that. You will eventually get back to it. That's how it works. That's how it is.
Phew! I feel relaxed after sharing this btw. Haha. So the point is don't worry about 'not reading books'. The more you worry about it, the more you will regret not reading it. So just do some inhale and exhale, and concentrate on other things. Have a great day ❤️