The Stranger by Albert Camus

The StrangerThe Stranger by Albert Camus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The storyline was carved exquisitely circumstantial and descriptive.
Though, Great Author’s pen had cried eventually.
I loved the beginning most especially those phrases used to characterize the plot for the story.
Precisely, The Narrator was quintessential for the quality of oneself truly.
**Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know.
I got a telegram from the home: “Mother deceased.
Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours.” That doesn’t mean
anything. Maybe it was yesterday.

My fav. Quote –
The sound of the waves
was even lazier, more drawn out than at noon. It was
the same sun, the same light still shining on the same
sand as before. For two hours the day had stood still;
for two hours it had been anchored in a sea of molten
lead.

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Wild Nights: Heart Wisdom from Five Women Poets by Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, Claire Whitmore (Illustrator), Lisa Locascio (Goodreads Author) (Foreword)

Wild Nights: Heart Wisdom from Five Women PoetsWild Nights: Heart Wisdom from Five Women Poets by Sappho
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Beautiful collection of Poems comprises classic and modern poetry that features the works of: Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Deep classical poetry entangled along several topics.
Some of the glorious lines are :

# SAPPHO
*”Last night, when someone spoke his name
From my swift blood that went and came
A thousand little shafts of flame
Were shiver’d in my narrow frame.”
(Translated by Alfred Lord Tennyson)

*”Now Eros shakes my soul,
A wind on the mountain falling on the Oaks.”
(Translated by H.T.Wharton)

# EMILY DICKINSON
“I had no time to hate because
The grave would hinder me
And life was not so ample I
Could finish enmity.”

# AMY LEWELL
“Hols your soul open for my welcoming
Let the quiet of your spirit bathe me
With its clear and rippled coolness
That loose limbed and weary, I find rest,
Outstretched upon your peace, as on a bed of ivory.”

*There is no magic any more,
We meet as other people do
You work no miracle for me
Nor I for you.

You were the wind and I the sea-
There is no splendor anymore
I have grown listless as the pool
Besides the shore.

# SARA TEASDALE
” Life will have given the Truth
And taken in exchange -my Youth”

Great poetry.

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Essay on Man by Alexander Pope

Essay on ManEssay on Man by Alexander Pope
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an exquisite philosophical poetry ! ! ! !

It is the best philosophy in poetic version and Every word has immense meaning so deeply around various topics but merely comprehend basics of man and their surroundings.
Intensely and supremely knitted in blossoming beauty of poetry.

Some of Greatest lines – –

“Two principles in human nature reign; Self-love, to urge, and
reason, to restrain; Nor this a good, nor that a bad we call, Each
works its end, to move or govern all: And to their proper operation
still Ascribe all Good, to their imprope”

​ “Oh fool! to think God hates the worthy mind, The lover and the love of human-kind, Whose life is healthful, and whose conscience clear, Because he wants a thousand pounds a year. Honour and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honour lies. ​”

​ “Fortune her gifts may variously dispose, And these be happy call’d, unhappy those; But heav’n’s just balance equal will appear, While those are plac’d in hope, and these in fear: Not present good or ill, the joy or curse, But future views of better, or of worse.” ​

​”Nor ends the pleasure with the fierce embrace; They love themselves, a third time, in their race. Thus beast and bird their common charge attend The mothers nurse it, and the sires defend; The young dismiss’d to wander earth or air, There stops the instinct, and there ends the care; The link dissolves, each seeks a fresh embrace, Another love succeeds, another race. “​

​ “Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield; The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature’s walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to man.”
“Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar; Wait the great teacher death; and God adore.”
“Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.”
“Call imperfection what thou fanciest such, Say, here He gives too little, there too much: Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust, Yet cry, If man’s unhappy, God’s unjust.”
“All Nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride, in erring reason’s spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.”
“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man.” “See! and confess, one comfort still must rise, ‘Tis this, – Though man’s a fool, yet God is wise.”
“For forms of government let fools contest; Whate’er is best administered is best: For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right: In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind’s concern is charity: All must be false that thwart this one great end; And all of God, that bless mankind or mend.”
“The good must merit God’s peculiar care; But who, but God, can tell us who they are? One thinks on Calvin Heaven’s own Spirit fell; Another deems him instrument of hell; If Calvin feel Heaven’s blessing, or its rod, This cries, There is, and that, There is no God.”
“For wit’s false mirror held up Nature’s light; Showed erring pride, – Whatever is, is right; That reason, passion, answer one great aim; That true self-love and social are the same; That virtue only makes our bliss below; And all our knowledge is, – Ourselves to know.” ​

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Journey Through Time by Ivica Hausmeister

Journey Through TimeJourney Through Time by Ivica Hausmeister
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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**Highly recommended to Science lovers ! ! !

It’s a splendid science book prominently covered astronomical concepts along with their physics and chemistry involved.
It comprises Comprehension about some Quintessential were Glorious.
Mere topics covered as –
Subatomic particles
Dark matter
Dark Energy
How since Big Bang and those extremities has been studied in various decisive sort.

While the author wonders about the intriguing future that awaits in two thousand, three thousand years, he firmly believes that it’s crucial to attempt to understand our past fully first.

Excellent Science book !!!!!!!!

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Parrot Talk by David B. Seaburn

Parrot TalkParrot Talk by David B. Seaburn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Fair enough !
Thanks to Netgalley and respective publishers for sending me copy.

It was kind of funny but less descriptive kind of book.
Perhaps, Author’s perspective with the story-line was bit weird.
Story of a family, rather say natural family.
Traits of member personified apparently with glue of extremities of life, even though their Humanity sustained inside them.
It was arrhythmical !

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The Heart Is Improvisational: An Anthology in Poetic Form by Lorna Crozier, Patrick Lane, Carol Lipszyc (Editor)

The Heart Is Improvisational: An Anthology in Poetic FormThe Heart Is Improvisational: An Anthology in Poetic Form by Lorna Crozier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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WOW ! WOW ! WOW !

“The hear has its own reasons which reasons knows not”.

This poetry book titled as ‘The Heart is Improvisational’ was incredibly beautiful which was consisting soulful poems.
Especially, In some poems Heart’s definition and functionality was so excellently described correlating with unique metaphors.
I felt grateful all the time while reading it thoroughly.
Splendid work.

‘ Some think they are hands of gods,
I know they are the hands of a man;
tremulous hulks where water,
sadness and four seasons,
indifferent, filter in. ‘

Some topic was posses so influencing vibes as in Love, Invitation, My heart, Buoy etc
* Aviary–
‘ I hold at my arm,
& watch the clear cocktail is its slow
doing through the tube. We sit in a row
each of us tethered breath by breath’
* L27011945—
‘The healthy heart is impulsive,
an electric muscle the size of a fist’

Most lovely lines-
In this century those like us
refuse like us
to live as if we have never been.

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Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air by Harold Bloom

Cleopatra: I Am Fire and AirCleopatra: I Am Fire and Air by Harold Bloom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I;ve read about Roman Empire alot and lots books over Caesar and Other Emperors.
“Anthony and Cleopatra” the great drama written by Shakespeare is one of the key factor in this book.
She was convincingly subtle and Cleaver woman in History
Every dialogue were epic and noticeable.
Bravo ! ! ! !
Actually, Honorable Author’s research was splendid.
He has taken different and focused dramatic approach towards the Greatest and Lovely Queen of Ancient Era- Cleopatra.
I liked the initiation although some spaces were unfilled and almost whole story.

More I know about Cleopatra, More I find myself near to that Era.

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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining WomenThe Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Shining Stars.

Glorious one as the Victory of The Radium Girls ! !

Dip…….Lip……..Paint…….

Great Thanks for Netgalley and respective publisher.

I had started late this book which led to Great book.
However, starting was slow. But, What a great rhythm had picked by story.
So many congratulations for Writer.
Writing was different and highly enthusiastic , lovely piece of description by Author.
Highly recommended to Genuine Readers.
Emotions were on Zenith as the Part 2 began throughout the book ! !
*Radium is a very rare and most catastrophic element esp. when it comes to use without precaution in Industrial task.
It’s delicacy has shown in this book.
It was complete book with twist and turned of whole matter.
I had enjoyed it !
Even though, Justice had taken time about 13 years for those girls. All is well that ends well ! ! !
I’ll add quote of book soon in my review.

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See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

See You in the CosmosSee You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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“Hello guys, This is Hirdesh and I was reading SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS AND I loved it.”
Books have comprised in such way of recording by the leading character.

Book was about a 11 Eleven years old boy Alex who loves 3 things-
*Doing recording.
* CARL SEGAN- his dog.
* Rocket launching- he didnt knew, but he was great leaner in that.

Easy and lovely piece of writing and loved to read it thoroughly.
It was captivating.

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Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel

Caleb and KitCaleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars ! !
Thanks for Netgalley and respective publishers.

Thats was a teenager boy story deprived about his underestimating life because of his sever disease.

“Few moments in life are enough to live you whole life”

Such instances comes in everyone’s life, likewise happened in this story.
When Kit met Caleb, he forgot about his unhappy life and everything about it.
He was just flowing in the air where Kit named Flower was blossoming.

I like way of writing skills.
Quite easy and simple to read.
Recommendation for Teenagers.

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