The four sections of The Gift for All People by @maxlucado are made up of several short chapters each offering a story and inspiration building towards the section’s message. The journey is from the gift of a Saviour through to the ultimate choice we all made. I found each well thought-out, easy to to read and encouraging. Whilst, in general, I prefer Max’s long-form books, this one was a great pick-me-up reminding me of essential principles and the awesome wonder of what God gives us. [ 314 more words ] https://moonglotexas.com/2018/08/15/book-review-the-gift-for-all-people-by-max-lucado/ #bookreview#currentlyreading#bookstagram#netgalley
Die Kirche der Bücher in Óbidos - - - - - Nachdem ich euch in meinem vorletzten Beitrag bereits die Livraria do Mercado im portugiesischen Bücherdorf Óbidos vorgestellt habe, möchte ich euch heute einen weiteren Bücherort des Örtchens vorstellen, der eine sehr besondere Historie hat. Denn: Die Livraria de Santiago ist in einer Kirche aus dem 12. Jahrhundert beheimatet, die den nördlichen Abschluss des Dorfes innerhalb der Stadtmauern bildet - die Igreja de São Tiago. Von dem historischen Erdbeben 1755 leider vollständig zerstört, wurde sie 1772 wieder aufgebaut. Heute fungiert sie als Buchhandlung mit einem breiten allgemeinen Sortiment und einem grandios-sympathischen Inhaber, der sich nichts aus dem sehr hohen Anteil an fotografierenden Touristen macht ... im Gegenteil: er begeistert den einen oder anderen Besucher zusätzlich für ein gutes Buch und entlässt ausnahmslos jeden mit guter Laune. - Toll! (Das Foto ist im Eingangsbereich entstanden und gewährt einen Blick bis zum Kirchenaltar.)
How’s everyone’s week going so far? 📚 Whew, it’s been non-stop for me and I haven’t had a chance to read! 🤯 But definitely planning to finally start THE LOST VINTAGE today! So excited for this one. It’s being marketed to fans of THE NIGHTINGALE AND SWEETBITTER. Here’s the synopsis: To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. She’s failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last chance. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife, Heather, who now oversee day-to-day management of the grapes. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a talented young winemaker and her first love. At the vineyard house, Kate is eager to help her cousin clean out the enormous basement that is filled with generations of discarded and forgotten belongings. Deep inside the cellar, behind a large armoire, she discovers a hidden room containing a cot, some Resistance pamphlets, and an enormous cache of valuable wine. Piqued by the secret space, Kate begins to dig into her family’s history—a search that takes her back to the dark days of World War II and introduces her to a relative she never knew existed, a great–half aunt who was a teenager during the Nazi occupation. As she learns more about her family, the line between resistance and collaboration blurs, driving Kate to find the answers to two crucial questions: Who, exactly, did her family aid during the difficult years of the war? And what happened to six valuable bottles of wine that seem to be missing from the cellar’s collection. . . . .
I realized I haven’t been very up to date on my recent or current readings. Today I’m reading The Archivist. This is the second installment to the Librarian Chronicles by Christy Sloan. These books follow the adventures of young librarians. Though, these librarians are nothing like the librarians you’ve known. The Bailey family has been tasked with traveling back in time, thanks to science, and writing history as it happens. The main characters in historical events, given the opportunity to write their own stories, may embellish a bit. So it’s the job of the Librarians to ensure that history is preserved as it should be. . . . . . . . . . . . . #currentlyreading#read#reading#books
“Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion and the beginning of morality.” Ian McEwan ⛅️ /// Celebrating Ian McEwan’s 70th birthday year with this glorious little edition from @vintagebooks purchased @buchbar in Antwerp. I can’t believe it was five whole years ago I was poring over his early novels, writing my dissertation about deviant sexual relationships, (im)morality, and psychological theories as analysed by Freud. Thanks to his poignant, discerning novels and short stories, I was so inspired and graduated with a BA First Class Honours...I could reread McEwan’s books eternally ♡ What author can you always return to?
#currentlyreading Herkese Merhaba! Harry Potter ve Sırlar Odasını iki gün önce bitirmiş, bir gün de kitap okumaya ara vererek filmini izlemiş bulunmaktayım. Kitap yorumunu en kısa sürede paylaşacağım. Mükemmel tur grubumuz @jupiterinokuyuculari ile birlikte #mervedağlı'nın #Çilkuşu adlı kitabını okumaya başladık. Okuduğumuz süre boyunca harika alıntılar ve tur bittimindeyse kitap yorumlarımız sizinle olacak! . . Bugün klasik "Siz neler okuyorsunuz?" sorumun yanına bir soru daha eklemek istiyorum. Tur hesaplarını seviyor musunuz? . . Yorumlarda buluşalım! 💞