Here I am, with a brief review of my second book of the year, Emma. If you have been following us you know that we are doing a 20 books for 2020 challenge. Although it has been a slow start we are continuing reading and sharing.
After I read a book, I start to research about it to see what other people think. I was surprised to see that –
We are inviting you to join our 2020 goal of reading more books!
Every year, people look back on the previous year and think about the things they have done, people they met, what they have accomplished and so on. We also think about new resolution for the new year. Oyku and I also did that many times and we have blog posts about it for the years 2016 and 2017. For the last two years, we have become more abstract with our new year wishes, like being happy, taking time to relax and have fun, spending time for things we love. These are precious goals, but they are not tangible or quantifiable.
This year, for the wonderful year 2020, –
Let’s be honest. We don’t remember all the books we read. We forget some key characters and even the plot line, while we can remember a small random detail that may not have a major role in the story. Or sometimes we remember just one quote and a few characters that somehow influence us.
Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan is one of the plays that left a nice little quote to me:
Check out our latest video on Youtube! We talked about how we met the famous author Khaled Hosseini. We were at Skidmore College doing our Citizenship Project for our Honors Forum Minor. In Saratoga Springs we led a book discussion at a nursing home and it was a wonderful experience!
We have the Turkish version of this video too. You can find it in our Youtube Channel!
Today is the birthday of Özdemir Asaf, who passed away 36 years ago and still remembered dearly by Turkish literature fans.
We got quite interested in literature when we were in high school, and Özdemir Asaf was one of the poets who taught us how deep and sophisticated Turkish language can be. Even his shortest poems are enough to make us think.
We wanted to remember him on his birthday.
He has a lot of poems and it is hard to pick the favorite ones, but to give an idea we wanted to write the names of his poems that we love.
Playing on a street and interacting with the people around; one of the most beautiful moments of art…
I used to watch this video when I was in high school. I was a big fan of Yann Tiersen back then (I still am a fan) and I enjoyed listening to his musical pieces as I wrote. I also listened to him while reading, sometimes as a soundtrack.
I know almost all of Tiersen’s pieces, but this video above is one of my favorites. Warm lights on a beautiful random street, before it is dark, peaceful music and happy people…
Let the world be this beautiful…
Lisedeyken okuduğumuz Sabahattin Ali’nin kitabı Kürk Mantolu Madonna hakkında bu kadar haber çıkarken biz de bu kitabı yeniden hatırladık.
Sabahattin Ali kitabı için şunları söylemiş zamanında:
“Dünyanın en basit, en zavallı, hatta en ahmak adamı bile, Continue reading
Being on a break means reading books for me. Probably it is not only me; bookstores make a corner for books to be read on beach, usually light and fun. Nowadays I am reading W.Somerset Maugham’s Collected Short Stories. It is definitely not a beach-read, but I am not at a beach, so it is not a problem.
Maugham’s book I am reading nowadays.
I met Maugham’s stories this year, Continue reading