What she needs are stories.
Stories are a way to preserve one's self. To be remembered. And to forget.
Stories come in so many forms: in charcoal, and in song, in paintings, poems, films. And books.
Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives—or to find strength in a very long one.
I’ve gotten Storygraph recently and I found it confusing. I don’t know if I’m missing something.@PetiteSheWolf personally, if it's just about tracking books and getting recommendations, I like Storygraph more. Mostly because it's not so cluttered, drawing my attention elsewhere all the time. The reviews are more concise, imo. I also like the (absence of a proper) community more. It also has nice statistics.
I used Storygraph first, so I'm used to it. I can imagine it's different the other way round. But it's good to have choice and not be forced to use one service, because nothing else exists.I think I’ve figured it out mostly. I just find Goodreads easier and more convenient to manage.
It isOh Dune in on my shelves for a couple of months now but the reading queue is enormous. (I am quite compulsive about books).
I have just finished Joyland from Stephen King and it is a masterclass of story telling. I loved it.
I will share my thoughts. Perhaps. We will see ^^.
Feel free to add me as a friend: here is the link.
What is the title of the book you are reading? That rings a bell
Héhé, gotcha =)It is
Les Folles enquêtes de Magritte et Georgette : Nom d'une pipe !Still having to figure how to insert a book like you just did, looks neat!
My own handle is Louve de France (yep, fan of "les rois maudits" ) if anyone here wanna friend me too ( tagging @LizardFriend95 on the way, LOL)
Yeah I'm a big SF nerd too, and I genuinely love the English language so it's _hard_ veering away from where I naturally want to go!@SkorpionUK I mostly read Sci-Fi these days and the interesting stuff is in English, so I have not read a German book in decades. The bestseller list of Der Spiegel used to be a reliable source for book-tips. There are different sections (Belletristik, Sachbuch...) and different editions (Hardcover = Neuerscheinungen, Paperback, Taschenbuch).
I am a French speaker but since 2000'sish I read in English to improve my vocabulary. So except the books originally written in French or the one I am being given, I almost read the books in English.Yeah I'm a big SF nerd too, and I genuinely love the English language so it's _hard_ veering away from where I naturally want to go!
Good point, the library has a section at the front for the current bestsellers - those cost extra but maybe if I find older ones. That said, the Sachbücher are 90% junk so I'm wary, as usual, of genpop opinions! Does the FAZ still have a decent Feuilleton?
Urgh no! I am a translator, and I've discovered I can neither read English translations of German books NOR German translations of English books. I keep mentally editing and criticising the word choices, or at least thinking about the text on a linguistic level, and it takes me out of the story or content too much.In your case, if the book is a german book, do you prefer the translation?
I'll, ummm, try to be ready!When I will be ready to read in German, I will ask you for a tip
GotchaI just finished book 3 of the Earth's Children series from Jean M. Auel. It's so many pages I won't reach my reading challenge on Goodreads
I've read the series before a few years back, funny how you read things differently a second time. At least it helps me knowing that the story will be a bit slow, (and knowing vaguely how it ends); the first time I was pretty impatient to know what would happen so I missed a few things. I'm reading it more carefully now and like it even more.
I've sent @Froud and @PetiteSheWolf a friend request on Goodreads 😊
Finished it this morning when I couldn't sleep.I'm back on my Michael Connelly BS - I started The Gods of Guilt ages ago but forgot enough that I've now re-started.