Well Invested Time In June 2010 + Announcement

Hi SCG!

Yay, another amazing month is behind us. So, let me offer you a look to  “rear view mirror of my bookshelf”;-) Here are three books which kept me awake in June 2010.

Step in:-)

First three weeks were pretty thrilling thanks to Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of the heroin Salander and her fight for justice. Person who is “guilty” of introducing Salander to me is Josh Hanagarne, when he has mentioned first part of this trilogy on his super cool blog.

At the end of the month I was amusing myself with “fiction” 1984 by George Orwell, which was in many cases, suspiciously similar to our world today. Yeah, sometimes authors have to call it fiction, in order to describe reality, otherwise no one would listen to them;-)

Quotes of the month column goes to George Orwell :

Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.

Now that he had recognized himself as a dead man, it became important to stay alive as long as possible

Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past.

It was not even a forgery, it was merely substitution of one piece of nonsense for another.

All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population went barefoot.

Your worst enemy, was your own nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptoms.

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Announcement:

Dear SCG! I am giving into your attention, that next shipment(=blog post)

on Inspiring Shipments, might blow you away. Curious? Me too;-)

Stay tuned!

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Comments

  1. Cant wait to see the next shipment. 🙂

    Best

  2. I adore your way of writing book reviews, Ivana 🙂

    Nice work with your blog, sweets (Y)

  3. Hi Ivana,

    Stiegg Larson looks intriguing, I’ve been meaning to read him for a while now.

    George Orwell–Wow. His writing gets scarier and scarier the more the world shifts and becomes like his books. He was a great and insightful writer. It’s a shame to see the world he predicted over 60 years ago coming into being.

    • Hey Dave!
      Yeah, Stieg has done amazing job before leaving this world. Spare at least one month of fulltime reading for Stieg’s trilogy!;-)
      George Orwell is hilarious, especially his knowledge about human nature is astonishing;-) I have enjoyed his Animal Farm as well!
      😉

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