All Things Books III

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Post by Meltem » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:18 am

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Post by Meltem » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:17 pm

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Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation.
When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal.
Inspired by the author's own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked coming-of-age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras has written a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.


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Post by nightstar » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Joanne wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:56 am
«A poem to Friends»

I cannot give you solutions
to all life’s problems,
Nor do I have answers
to your doubts or fears
But I can listen to you
and share it with you
I cannot change
neither your past nor your future.
But when you need me
I’ll be by your side.
I cannot prevent you from stumbling
I can only offer you my hand
to hold on to you so you won’t fall.
Your joys, your victories, your successes
are not mine.
But I truly enjoy it when I see you happy.
I do not judge the decisions you take in life.
I constrain myself to support you,
to stimulate and to help you if you ask me to.
I cannot draw limits for you
within which you must act,
But I can offer you the space
needed to grow.
I cannot avert your sufferings
when some pain is breaking your heart.
But I can cry with you
and pick up the pieces
to armor it again.
I cannot tell you
who you are,
nor who you should be.
I can only love you
as you are and be your friend.
These days, I have been thinking
about my friends,
amongst whom you appeared.
You were neither on top,
nor at the bottom, nor in the middle.
You were not heading
nor concluding the list.
You were not the first number,
nor the last.

And neither do I pretend to be the first,
the second, or the third on your list.
It’s enough if you want me as a friend.
Thank you for being one.
Jorge Luis Borges
thank you so much I love Borges
The poem and the short movie are really interesting

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Post by nightstar » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:44 pm

Meltem wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:32 am
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This is so true. Also very helpful for building a communication. yesssmileyf

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Post by Eliso » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:15 pm

kids are always playful! [default_winking.gif]

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Post by Eliso » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:16 pm

Shakespearean quote of the day trose

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Post by Meltem » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:47 am

Good Morning, Book Loving Friends... Image

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"Once you know the truth,
you can’t ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies.
Heavier or not, the truth is yours now."
~ Sue Monk Kidd




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"Do not fear to lose what needs to be lost."



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"Change before you have to."



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“You should shine with all of your light all the time.”
~ Garth Stein



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“On the last day of the world
I would want to plant a tree”
~ W. S. Merwin



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Hope you have a lovely day, canims... kissey theart


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Post by Belena » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:02 am



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 I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.)                                                                                                                                                        Mad Girl's Love Song" - Sylvia Plath   



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Post by Meltem » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:59 am

Belena wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:02 am
What an enchanting and poignant tale. wub I have taught and loved Kafka's works for many years,
but his relationship with this heartbroken young girl is somehow more special to me.
It shows his compassion, a deep understanding of life, loss, and love, as well as an enormous imagination.
I am also a teller of tales and have learned how to create long, continuous stories for my students over the years...
Many still write or call to reminisce about some of them. I love this post more than I can say, @Belena canim
& will share it around the world. [loveboat.gif]


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Post by Belena » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:50 pm

Meltem wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:59 am


What an enchanting and poignant tale. wub I have taught and loved Kafka's works for many years,
but his relationship with this heartbroken young girl is somehow more special to me.
It shows his compassion, a deep understanding of life, loss, and love, as well as an enormous imagination.
I am also a teller of tales and have learned how to create long, continuous stories for my students over the years...
Many still write or call to reminisce about some of them. I love this post more than I can say, @Belena canim
& will share it around the world. [loveboat.gif]
I liked it a lot and wanted to share it here with you. I've translated in Albanian for my fb friends.


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 I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.)                                                                                                                                                        Mad Girl's Love Song" - Sylvia Plath   



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