Modern Day Classics

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Hi guys!

I’m gonna try something new and I am going to host a post in my blog. I found it really interesting and fun so check it out. I hope you’ll enjoy it…

This is a guest post with designs from Jazmin Batisti. Jazmin is an Argentine graphic designer currently based in London. She’s passionate about books and illustration.

So what was to happen if classic literature character’s had access to social networking?  Flipsnack has the answers in the following illustrations of some of our favorite classic books. Here is a sample of Jazmin’s work… Continue reading

The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul Review

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The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul Review

by Deborah Rodriguez

My Rating: 3 bulbs

the plot

The story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there — thrown together by circumstance, bonded by secrets, and united in an extraordinary friendship.
After hard luck and some bad choices, Sunny has finally found a place to call home — it just happens to be in the middle of a war zone.
The thirty-eight-year-old American’s pride and joy is the Kabul Coffee House, where she brings hospitality to the expatriates, misfits, missionaries, and mercenaries who stroll through its doors. She’s especially grateful that the busy days allow her to forget Tommy, the love of her life, who left her in pursuit of money and adventure.
Working alongside Sunny is the maternal Halajan, who vividly recalls the days before the Taliban and now must hide a modern romance from her ultratraditional son — who, unbeknownst to her, is facing his own religious doubts. Into the café come Isabel, a British journalist on the trail of a risky story; Jack, who left his family back home in Michigan to earn “danger pay” as a consultant; and Candace, a wealthy and well-connected American whose desire to help threatens to cloud her judgment.
When Yazmina, a young Afghan from a remote village, is kidnapped and left on a city street pregnant and alone, Sunny welcomes her into the café and gives her a home — but Yazmina hides a secret that could put all their lives in jeopardy.
As this group of men and women discover that there’s more to one another than meets the eye, they’ll form an unlikely friendship that will change not only their own lives but the lives of an entire country.
Brimming with Deborah Rodriguez’s remarkable gift for depicting the nuances of life in Kabul, and filled with vibrant characters that readers will truly care about, A Cup of Friendship is the best kind of fiction—full of heart yet smart and thought-provoking.

my thoughts 

The story is located in the heart of Kabul, during war time and narrates the story of five  different women. They have almost nothing in common, nothing but the fact that they all hang out at the same coffee shop in Kabul. Some of the events that take place during the novel will bring them all together and as the story unfolds we witness secrets being revealed, fear and anger take over, issues of heart being solved or not, all in the heart of war. Continue reading

Friday Movie Night

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Brooklyn (2015)

Starrring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnal Gleeson

THE PLOT

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

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Libraries of the World

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It’s Thursday and I am, both ready and happy, to present to you another stunning library. For this week, I have chosen the following library which accomodates the reading needs of an adult as well as a child’s. This library serves all ages and for that a big applaude is in order. My heart melts when I discover that such places exist and  that children have a place where they can be introduced to reading, learn to love and enjoy it. So without further ado…  Bookworms, get ready to drool!

 Conarte Library in Monterrey, Mexico

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Conarte Library in Monterrey, Mexico is a stunning architectural tribute to the beauty of books. The reading area features rhomboid shelves made of pinewood; as they recede into the back of the room they twist and bend to create a mesmerizing optical illusion.

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One Lovely Blog Award

 

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I’ve been nominated by two amazing blogs The Sapphire and Life & Times for this One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much both of you! You rock! I enjoy your posts so much ❤

Rules

  • Each nominee must THANK the person who nominated them and link their blog in the post.
  • They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image 
  • Must add 7 facts about them.
  • Then nominate 15 people!

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Libraries of the World

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Hi guys!

I know it is Friday, and this post is a Thursday thing, but I was kinda busy and sick the previous days to post anything so, now that I am feeling a bit better I thought I should introduce you to another library that will propably take your breath away …

THE VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, CANADA

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Architect Moshe Safdie’s creation resembles a modern-day Colosseum. You enter the Central Library through a huge skylit concourse, which contains shops and cafés and acts as an urban gathering point. Bridges inside the library connect to reading and study areas in the outer walls. Plans are under way to reclaim two of the building’s top floors from other tenants in order to expand the rooftop garden and make it accessible to the public. Open seven days a week.

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Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is the public library system for the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2013, VPL had more than 6.9 million visits with patrons borrowing nearly 9.5 million items including: books, ebooks, CDs, DVDs, newspapers and magazines. Across 22 locations and online, VPL serves nearly 428,000 active members and is the third-largest public library system in Canada.

Wow, huh?

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Love these libraries of the world! People have designed and build such amazing places for bookworms such us ourselves. If only I could visit them all!

What are your thoughts on this one? I’d love to read in this one, that’s for sure! How about you? Let me know your thoughts on the comments below…

Till next time,

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A Bookworm’s Road Trip

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So sorry for being MIA,  I am currently road tripping but I had to pause my little adventure for a bit, so I could type this post and share my excitement and admiration for this little piece of heaven on Earth, named Greece. Hope you like my journey, I absolutely love exploring new places and this one is one of my favorites.

Greece is full of small, colorful, graphic towns, with friendly people and such an interesting history. Each place has its own story to tell as long as you are willing to hear it. This place can make you fall hard and totally in love with it . Here is a taste of want I experienced this past week and, thankfully, I am not done just yet.

So, here is our road trip map.

First stop was Edirne, Turkey where we had a taste of  the East culture that was absolutely mesmerizing, and then we started off  from Alexandroupolis, Greece and headed South. Our final destination was Rio, Patra, Greece.

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Libraries of the World

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The Stuttgart City Library

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Hi guys!

I may be taking you this week all the way from Asia to the heart of Europe and into this library, but don’t be fooled, because this one is designed by Eun Young Yi, a Korean architect. God, those Asian’s and their architecture, so innovating! I love them for the reason that they always have something so unique to present to the world and manage to give us something that we’ll be smitten by. Continue reading