✔Поехать в Тяндзинь (справиться с покупкой билетов, найти нужную платформу и вагон, разобраться с метро в самом Тяндзине, найти библиотеку, найти другую библиотеку, успеть на обратный поезд...)
✔Прокатиться на скоростном поезде🚄. Пекин➡️Тяндзинь, 115км за 25мин👌 средняя скорость 300км/час😬
✔Увидеть ту самую библиотеку, в которую хотелось попасть с момента приезда в Китай. Попасть в нее за час до закрытия, но успеть пофоткаться на память (какая память, для инсты конечно же (шутка (нет))
✔Увидеть сам Тиандзинь, пусть и из окна такси, но успеть захотеть приехать еще минимум один раз, чтобы поближе познакомиться с этим красивым городом!😌
✔Остаться довольными таким воскресеньем😁
. "If it was I who was to be forever young and the picture that was to grow old! There is nothing in the world I would not give ... I would give my soul for that!" .
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a hard book to review. After reading such articulate and beautiful piece of literature, I am at loss of words. . .
Interesting set of characters. Original story. Dialogue is magical. . .
To read 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is to know Oscar Wilde-- the man as well as the writer. I love both. The novel has many fascinating features.
The The Picture of Dorian Gray, isn't about a picture at all. It's about a book. It's about the conveyance of that book into the mind of Dorian Gray, and the destruction that follows. Lord Henry is the real engine of the book. Whenever he enters the scene, the novel takes off. The reader longs for Henry to show up. . .
I could talk about this book forever and I still wouldn't be able to give it the proper review it deserves. Just go read it if you haven’t already read it and if you have, read it again. . .
Note: I think if you familiarize yourself with Oscar Wilde, this becomes a very personal novel, much more than just a disturbing horror story where a man sells his soul. . .
Some beautiful quotes(It's hands down the most quotable novel I have ever read): “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” .
“To define is to limit.” .
“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” .
“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” // the picture of dorian gray, oscar wilde, 👍🏽
One of my favorite high school reads and a book I’m still waiting on a good adaptation for. Remember when the Ben Barnes one came out and they added that weird subplot with Lord Henry’s daughter? No thanks.
I have been slowly making my way through this collection of Truman Capote short stories. They are quite incredible, especially when considering that some of them were written in his teens. I am most impressed by the complex characters created in such a short amount of time and would recommend this edition to anyone (definitely helps that I found it at Barnes and Noble for $6). 😩✨
The only thing I had read of Capote’s before this was In Cold Blood, which I loved in high school and is probably long overdue for a reread.
870/1194. I’m on a desperate push to finish Les Miserables before the end of the year. Do you guys think I can do it? Or am I dreaming?
I’m really loving Les Mis—that is, when Hugo’s not off on some rant, tracing the history of slang through the ages for chapters on end. Marius is such an idiot. I love him and he makes he crack up so hard.
What’s a book or series you want to get through before the new year? Is it likely to happen? 🤣 ——————————
Everyone say hi to Psmith, my typewriter! I’ve been remiss to never feature him here before, and he hasn’t been silent on the subject. I’ve featured his brother, Ancalagon (“who doesn’t even WORK!” Psmith interjects 🙄) in the past. So here’s my trusty typewriter, who “actually works” as I’m required to specify. Dang you’d think typewriters would bond a bit more in times like these but no, the rivalry is REAL. 😒
P. S. If you know where the name “Psmith” came from, you are my friend for life and we need to have tea sometime.
Starfield COEX Mall’s newly opened Starfield Library is currently trending among tourists as the latest cultural attraction within Seoul.
With a spacious area of 2,800㎡, the two-story library is open to the public free of charge. The library consists of three 13 m tall giant bookshelves packed with approximately 50,000 books and magazines. The library boasts Korea’s largest collection of magazines of over 600 different titles, including the latest editions and international magazines. The up-to-date e-book system is especially popular among the visitors as well. In addition, the library offers a pleasing environment for visitors to relax or to enjoy reading with its stylish reading tables and chairs.
Not only does Starfield Library provide comfortable reading space to its visitors, but it also offers a variety of monthly cultural events and performances with different themes on a daily basis. This month’s daily themes consist of poetry on Mondays, travelling on Tuesdays, books on Wednesdays, art and books on Thursdays, special guest lecture on Fridays, children's entertainment on Saturdays and themed performances featuring special guests such as poets, pianists, travel experts, authors, and columnists on Sundays. Visitors are welcome to enjoy all events and performances free of charge.
As the Adult Program Coordinator I get to do lots of fun activities but the real reward of my job is being the Outreach Coordinator and coordinating donation drives and making a real impact on local families.❤️ Today a co-worker and I donated almost 150 coats and cold weather accessories to a local elementary school in need.
Drum roll ... We found Istanbul’s coolest secular space! Nevmekan Sahil is a multi-functional building that serves as a café, art gallery, and library. The highlight is the domed central room that functions as a study space. We accidentally found this gem in Üsküdar, while we were on a mission to find the ottoman bird palaces (which we found later 😃). Can you imagine reading here? We certainly can. If the architect’s intention was to inspire students to study, he/she achieved it!
The Park City Library is a pretty special place. The old High School on Park Avenue was thoughtfully repurposed a few years back and the city library now resides on the bottom two floors of the building. (The Old Miners’ Hospital down the street was the previous library). Step in and you are greeted at the entrance by the Lucky Ones Coffee Shop. Besides the open lighting and the casual working space, the coolest thing about this place is that it’s run by members of our community with disabilities—who can always put a smile on your face. 😀 We can all support that!👍🏻 @parkcitylibrary @luckyonescoffee @parkcitygovt @visitparkcity