In books we live a thousand lives and adventures

In short, our gentleman became so caught up in reading that he spent his nights reading from dusk till dawn and his days reading from sunrise to sunset, and so with too little sleep and too much reading his brains dried up, causing him to lose his mind. His fantasy filled with everything he had read in his books, enchantments as well as combats, battles, challenges, wounds, courtings, loves, torments, and other impossible foolishness, and he became so convinced in his imagination of the truth of all the countless grandiloquent and false inventions he read that for him no history in the world was truer.

Don quixote
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Recent books

The summer is a busy time for me and I hardly find the time to read, usually can’t focus much. But even so, I found the time to read three titles. One is a post-apocalyptic novel set in a world struck by sudden blindness, the other two are adventures of a girl in a whimsical world.

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Quote of the day: Stanisław Lem

We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don’t know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can’t accept it for what it is.

stanisław lem, Solaris

Nie potrzeba nam innych światów. Potrzeba nam luster. Nie wiemy, co począć z innymi światami. Wystarczy ten jeden, a już się nim dławimy.

Stanisław Lem, solaris

Amazing list of Vietnamese books

I’ve been on the lookout for more Vietnamese books since reading The Mountains sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai (highly recommended) and here’s a great list so graciously and laboriously complied by Simon Haisell, footnotes.and.tangents on Instagram. Never run out of books to read and vary them too! Reposted with permission.

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