Recensione del racconto "La reliquia" di James Herbert. #Urania #nazismo #fantasy #spy #noir
Sono arrivato a questo racconto, La reliquia di James Herbert, per diverse strade e attraverso ambigue ispirazioni, qualcuna anche sbagliata. Prima fra tutte le ispirazioni è stata sicuramente la copertina: un gruppo di nazisti attorno ad un tavolo ed un soldato romano armato di lancia che conquista il resto dell’immagine. Il titolo poi ha fatto il resto: la reliquia. Ho capito subito dunque che…
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#WandaVision – Now In Color (S01E03)
E così Wanda è incinta. Cosa potrebbe mai andare storto, cosa potrebbe incasinare un momento così felice? Beh… ad esempio, le cose potrebbero andare velocemente… troppo velocemente. Continue reading
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Girl 6 (1996)
I Be Done Been Was Is dir. Debra J. Robinson (1984)
Director Debra Robinson profiles four black female comedians—Alice Arthur, Rhonda Hansome, Jane Galvin Lewis, and Marsha Warfield—who use humor to illuminate the experiences of African-American women.
ATHENA, BOBBY AND THE 118 ARE ON HIGH ALERT WHEN A SNIPER TARGETS MEMBERS OF THE LAFD
ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON FINALE OF “9-1-1”
MONDAY, MAY 24, ON FOX
In the aftermath of the shooting, Athena and the 118 are on high alert when a sniper is targeting members of the LAFD. Meanwhile, Maddie makes a life decision in the all-new “Survivors” season finale episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, May 24 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-414) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Cast: Angela Bassett as Athena Grant; Peter Krause as Bobby Nash; Jennifer Love Hewitt as Maddie Kendall; Oliver Stark as Evan “Buck” Buckley; Kenneth Choi as Howie “Chimney” Han; Aisha Hinds as Henrietta “Hen” Wilson; Ryan Guzman as Eddie Diaz; Rockmond Dunbar as Michael Grant; Corinne Massiah as May Grant; Marcanthonee Jon Reis as Harry Grant; Gavin McHugh as Christopher Diaz; John Harlan Kim as Albert Han.
Guest Cast: Megan West as Taylor; Gabrielle Walsh as Ana; Debra Christofferson as Sue Blevins; La Monde Byrd as David; Marsha Warfield as Antonia “Toni” Wilson; Cocoa Brown as Carla Price; Dawnn Lewis as Danvers; Ryan Dorsey as Ethan; Shane Conrad as Malone; Merrick McCartha as Pate; Ronobir Lahir as Capt. Mehta
Lewi had spent time with both of the Pancakeses previously and seemed to get on well with them, even if they did not always get on so well with each other. Shortly after he arrived he received a somewhat curt text from Chelsea informing him that she had given birth to a baby girl who she had named Debra.
With Bob upstairs practicing his chess game, Lewi immediately put the moves on Eliza…
...and she was very receptive!
However it seems that despite her marital problems Eliza still has some sense of loyalty to Bob. She told him what had happened with Lewi and tried to show Bob she cared about him with a kiss on the cheek. He did not particularly seem to be into it, but he did not push her away, either.
Lewi, however, was now in Bob’s bad books, and when Bob caught him taking a shower he lectured him about wasting water and paying bills. Lewi has no time for this kind of negativity in his life and headed out to the bar.
After coming home hungry Lewi grilled some hotdogs, and when Bob came to grab a helping Lewi wasted no time in letting him know that he thought he was boring and uptight, and no wonder his wife was looking elsewhere!
Lewi decided to autonomously insult Bob due to the festering grudge sentiment he had developed after the shower incident.
Despite the fact that he had hit on Eliza and kept starting arguments with Bob, Lewi managed to stretch out his stay at Pique Hearth longer than one might have expected. The final straw, though, came when Bob found Lewi asleep in his wife’s bed and threw him out.
Lewi was not impressed, and on his way out decided to grab the plate of eggs and bacon that Bob had just finished cooking as a final parting shot. He sat on the porch in his underpants eating his stolen meal and planning his next move.
That chair looks valuable… and portable!
Lewi had run into Bella Goth a few times at the gym so decided to make his way to Willow Creek and Ophelia Villa...
Bank balance: §2,378
tagged by @honeymeh 💓💓
Rules: 10 songs on shuffle, no skipping allowed
new light - john mayer
debra - i don’t know how but they found me
girls - the 1975
backdoor - stray kids
stay awake - dean lewis
yoino myojo - eve
ローマ字変換 - sumika
i picked up a prostitute’s iphone - 4s4ki, gokou kuyt, maeshima soshi
finder’s keepers - the night café
timecapsuleniaozorawo - burnout syndromes
tagging @kalmgeyama @brazil-hinata @yanag1 @laure-chan @kirbubs @kurahara @heyheysey
Alors, ça y est, je l’ai lu et je l’ai vraiment aimé ce roman insolite.
Une septuagénaire est la seule survivante (son mari et le pilote meurent) d’un crash d’un petit avion au-dessus des montagnes du Montana. On sait qu’elle survivra à son errance dans la forêt et les montagnes inhospitalières car elle fait son récit vingt ans après, depuis la maison de retraite où elle vit désormais. Et pourtant...! Que d’épreuves, que de souffrances.
Néanmoins, la narration est faite donc par Coris qui veut faire un récit au plus près de ce qu’elle a vécu et ressenti, elle ne veut rien nous épargner ; et justement, cette crudité dans la description de ses difficultés, les plus triviales parfois, sont source, en même temps, de burlesque et de grandes questions humanistes. Le ton de Cloris est unique. C’est une femme très comme il faut, catholique méthodiste pratiquante, qui a traversé le siècle (le crash a lieu en 1986) avec sidération et philosophie ; elle délivre ses considérations et des bribes de son passé avec un mélange de sagesse, d’humour décapant et de modestie totale. Selon elle, ce crash et ce qu’elle a vécu dans les semaines qui ont suivi ont mis à plat tout ce qu’elle pensait avoir compris sur elle-même et les autres. Elle veut se garder de tout jugement étant allée au bout de tous les sentiments. Et c’est ce qui émeut grandement dans son récit. Elle raconte l’incroyable, une rencontre extraordinaire, le doute, la solitude, l’épuisement, le désespoir, l’émerveillement, l’affection, avec une égale justesse, sans perdre humour et un œil vif.
En contrepoint, nous avons le récit axé sur Debra Lewis, garde-forestière de la zone du crash, intimement convaincue que Coris est encore en vie alors que les preuves sont faibles et qu’elle est la seule à s’en soucier. Et pourtant, on pourrait douter de la clairvoyance de Debra, vu qu’elle passe son temps à boire du merlot et à le vomir un peu partout, tranquillement tout en menant ses rondes un peu dénuées de sens. Ce personnage est sacrément étrange. Elle ne sait pas faire une phrase sans utiliser l’adjectif « foutu », et prend un malin plaisir à ne pas être aimable. Elle est complètement détraquée, mais ne manque pas d’un certain bon sens et d’une placidité à toute épreuve (le merlot doit aider). Quand même, même si son enquête piétine, elle aussi découvrira des choses sur elle-même, et fera aussi son chemin vers l’acceptation.
Tous les autres personnages sont déglingués, bizarres, à moitié fous. De guingois. On peut sûrement ressentir un malaise dans cet univers étrange et décalé, brutal, parfois laid ou dégoûtant. Moi je m’y suis sentie assez bien, jusqu’au dénouement assez audacieux qui pose la question du jugement, du bien, du mal, et qui se garde bien de trancher. J’ai éprouvé de l’affection et de l’intérêt pour ces êtres imparfaits, foutus, de traviole (c’est un peu la cour des miracles quand même !), et j’ai beaucoup aimé qu’un jeune homme, ce jeune auteur, ait eu le cran de se mettre dans la peau de ces deux femmes si différentes. Ça fait plaisir, ça rassure, je ne sais comment l’expliquer.
Je trouve que c’est un livre fort, extrêmement original, courageux, drôle et touchant.
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The Healthy Living Handbook: Simple Everyday Habits for your Mind, Body and Spirit. by Laura Harris Smith
In modern times we are living longer than previous generations, but individuals are suffering from more anxiety, stress and depression than ever before. Quality of life has decreased for many people.
What if there were simple changes we could make to improve our quality of life and what if a healthy life was achievable by working on our mind, body and spirit. The good news is this book shows that it is.
Going above and beyond sensationalised diets and complicated exercise routines, wellness expert and certified nutritional counsellor Laura Harris Smith simplifies the essentials of a healthy life into one main concept, which is if you can modify your habits you can also change your life. She demonstrates that a truly healthy life is much more than your physical body, it encompasses your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Laura Harris Smith gives examples of simple ways not just of living well but living better in every aspect of your life.
The ideas in this book are easy to implement, practical and down to earth. The Healthy Living Handbook is not a dramatic lifestyle change but it is packed with simple tips that can help bring you peace, joy and rest in these turbulent times. If you are living in a state of good health you will be able to have more energy and engage with others in a much more positive way.
Health Heroes by Emily Sharratt
The relentless media coverage of Covid related issues these days has seen a corresponding resurgence in the public's desire to know more about modern day medicine. This informative and insightful book, though primarily directed at children will certainly be of interest to adults as well.
It charts the evolution of medical science and discoveries from the time of the Ancient Greeks up to the present day where frontline staff show every day that the philosophy of Florence Nightingale is as valid and as necessary today as it was centuries ago.
Switch on Your Brain Workbook by Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr Caroline Leaf's pioneering work on neuro plasticity, that changes in thinking can actually change the brain and can affect behavioural change, paved the way for her current research on how scientific principles are supported by Scripture and vice versa.
Many individuals try to make changes in their lives, but often these changes fall short of true reform. Dr Caroline Leaf explains that we cannot make changes unless we alter our thoughts. This follow up to her bestselling book will assist people to apply the science and knowledge of Switch on Your Brain to their everyday lives, in order to change their thinking and experience increased health and happiness.
Every concept in the Switch on Your Brain Workbook compares science with Scripture, proposing questions to the reader to show the results of our thoughts on our mind, bodies and life. Each section assists individuals to see the important links between scientific knowledge and the Bible.
Based solidly on the latest neuroscientific research on the brain, as well as Dr Caroline Leaf’s clinical experience and research, you will discover how thoughts impact your mind and body. This book shows that the ability to think and choose and to use your mind correctly is often the hardest step, but it is the first and most powerful step in changing our lives. Recommended reading is also included if readers want to do further research.
Food, Health and Happiness by Oprah Winfrey
Celebrities bringing out cookbooks is nothing new. Few however have the integrity and genuine concern for our well-being as Oprah Winfrey. Having already penned several motivational and mindfulness volumes, this book focuses on nutrition and dietary health.
Oprah's relaxed and relatable nature allows us to read these as though they were written by a friend. The recipes included in the book are supplied by professional chefs and the fact that many are U.S. based means we are encouraged to step out of our ' banana bread ' comfort zone and to enjoy the experience of exploring a cuisine relatively unfamiliar to us.
Your Second Act Inspiring Stories of Reinvention by Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton is one of TV's most recognisable and popular actresses. She's won two Emmys for her role as Debra Barone on the long running series Everybody Loves Raymond.
She explains what it has been like to experience various transitions in her life. When her children grew up and left home, she found herself in a new stage of life, forcing her to assess what she wanted to do next. She took a new step in her career and became an executive producer as well as the star of her new show, Carol's Second Act. She also finds great purpose in using her influence to support humanitarian efforts as a Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision, the world's largest non-governmental organisation. She and her husband support this charity's work in tackling poverty around the world, something that she was interested in doing for many years.
Through her own experience, Heaton became interested in other people's stories of how they dealt with transitions in their life and how to offer help with these life changes. In her new book, Your Second Act, she gives wisdom from her own life experiences and including stories of support from individuals across the States. From health and work to practical support, the results are encouraging, uplifting and very relatable. Packed with light-hearted stories and realistic goals to help people find their own purpose in life.
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
This book describes the spiritual quest of an atheist, C.S. Lewis that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in this famous autobiography. C.S. Lewis is the author of classics including The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters. His aim was to identify and describe the experiences surrounding his accidental discovery and subsequent search for the phenomenon he referred to as "Joy". He talks about his early years in an entertaining manner but also includes some painful memories.
However, the main focus of this book is joy as he experienced it. This joy he refers to was a longing so intense for something so good and so out of reach he was unable to explain it with words. He's struck with what he calls "stabs of joy" throughout life. He eventually discovers the purpose for his search as he writes about his experiences at Malvern College in 1913, at the age of 15.
Although he described the school as a difficult environment to find meaning, he is successful in his search for joy. The book's last two chapters refer to the end of his search as he moves from atheism to theism and subsequently from theism to Christianity. He ultimately discovers the true nature and purpose of joy and its importance in his own life. This book is very inspirational and encouraging in these turbulent times from a renowned author.