TED: My year reading a book from every country in the world | Ann Morgan

Enjoyed this talk here, and it reminded me why reading is the best :)

 

 

Then i turned a few pages on the blog, too (https://ayearofreadingtheworld.com) , as i was curious what books she found from Moldova/ Romania –  and no, i have not read any of the ones mentioned. Oh well.

And even if the challenge is over, here goes.

From Moldova /  Romania, the nominees are :

  • Cel mai iubit dintre pământeni / The Most Beloved of Earthlings  –  by Marin Preda  
  • Ion – by Liviu Rebreanu
  • Patul lui Procust / Procrustes’s Bed –  by Camil Petrescu
  • Ultima noapte de dragoste, Prima noapte de razboi  / The Last Night of Love, The First Night of War – by Camil Petrescu
  • Nunta din cer /  Marriage in Heaven-  by Mircea Eliade

P.S and i am currently reading one of the books from the list from Russia, but then again, i was sure it would be on the list : Mikhail Bulgakov The Master and Margarita. Still 50% to go, so given that i am reading it in original, wish me luck :)

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Look Up | Gary Turk

We’re becoming unsocial, it no longer satisfies

to engage with one another and look into someone’s eyes…

It’s not very likely you’ll make world’s greatest dad

if you can’t entertain a child …. without using an ipad.

So look up from your phone,  shut down your display

Take in your surroundings,  Make the most of today.

When you’re too busy looking down you don’t see the chances you miss

So look up from your phones shut down those displays

We have a finite existence,  A set number of days.

 

Don’t give in to a life where you follow the hype

Give people your love, don’t give them your like.

Disconnect from the need to be heard and defined

Go out into the world, leave distractions behind.