Friday, 30 March 2012

Nokta reads... 02/2012

After setting & completing my goal of reading so and so many books in 2011, I promised myself to participate in the challenge for this year, too. So February....

Der Prophet (The Prophet) - Khalil Gibran
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Basically people did ask question and the Prophet answered them as good as he could. Sound stupid at first, but really isn't.
Loved this, Gibran really did great.

Die Pfingstrose aus Jade (The Jade Peony) - Wayson Choy
★★★★★★★★☆☆
3 reasons which did prompt me to read this book where as follows.
Chinese immigrant, Vancouver/Canada and to be honest the book cover.
The book is divided into three sections, somthing that you won't realise until you start each section. Three of the four children from the household have each their own part, in which they narrate from their point of view about a defining event.
Beautiful to read and the end brought me dangerously close to bawling.

Die blaue Msuchel (Coastliners) - Joanne Harris
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
In and of itself this book is typically written á la Harris.
Since I had read her books "Chocolat" & "Blackberry Wine", I got a thing for her writing style.
BUT this book was not really convincing, it so dind't give me that magical realism vibe. The insland people are a bunch of pigheaded & daft people, the main protagonist & narrator is annoying as hell, too, and the end itself is not satisfying.
Even though I have nothing against open Endings.

Die Päpstin (Pope Joan) - Donna Woolfolk Cross
★★★★★★★★★☆
*whee* That was something for the feminists' heart. Donna, sweetie, to say it in Inter-Lingo... THIS! The book is good to read, I didn't want to put it away.
All the Herzschmerz & the inhumanity that is religion, Dark Ages(?) & misogyny, too... what else can we ask for?


On another note, Mother will be hopefully soon out of the Hospital & then I can a life of my own again. Th Cat is not doing well, but we try to make his last few weeks as nice as possible.
Oh, and last but not least, if I did post a Tutorial about dyeing paper with tea and/or coffe, would anyone be interested? I was going to post two weeks ago but all the drama at home just made it hard to do anything  else beside eating & working. :/

Yours,
Nokta

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6 comments:

  1. Yes I would be fascinated by the process of Tea and or Coffee on paper. I would be inspired.

    Great reading, and sorry about the kitty...

    love,

    Jesse

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    1. Great to know, then I will try to create & post one soon, just need a bit of time.

      Yeah, the books were very interesting, each in its own right.

      And thank you... sadly he passed away yesterday morning at the age of 16. :'(
      But thank you none the less! *hugs*

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  2. I'm glad your Mom has left hospital. May she have a smooth recovery!

    Kudos to you for your book reading goal achievement!
    As for Dyeing paper with tea/coffee. never heard of it. Let's see what you have to write about it!

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    1. Thank you.... I guess she is ok, 'cause she's nagging at me & my father again. ;)

      Yeas, books are love! If I didn't have to work, eat, shower etc... I would read 24/7.

      Ok, am glad that it is met approval, I love dyeing paper & got asked a few times already if I could share the knowledge. :)

      Have a great week, dear!

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  3. Hello, PinkPanthress.

      Your heartwarming work provokes my impression.
      The passion for the art.  It is universal.

      Thank you visit to the garden of the cherry blossoms.
      The prayer for all peace.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❀

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