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Saturday, March 30, 2013

From Beyond by Arkady and Boris Strygatsky

http://www.rusf.ru/abs/images/obl/saaqq016.jpgFinished this novella yesterday. I have to admit - this was first fantasy I ever read. I was trying to find some information on-line, but it is so difficult when the book I read was in Latvian (that mean that title may be translated inappropriate). First I fond info in wikipedia. As title was in Latvian, I tried to figure out what it would be if translated in English, and what is it's original title in Russian.
I googled name of authors together with some character names of the novella. And found that Title in Russian is Извне and in English it is From Beyond. It is always pretty close translated to English, but when it becomes to Latvian... I still do not understand how Perfect Timing can be translated to Spoonful Of Love?

First the story was published in 1958 in magazine. Story consists of three parts and three eyewitnesses of unusual events.  they witnessed how space aliens visits Earth and their strange behaviour. archaeologist Lozovsky manages to get on Space ship board and he describes his observations there. there are no victims as Space aliens obviously is friendly (as Lozovsky describes).

I have two more stories in this book written by brothers Strugatsky - "Roadside Picnic" and "Space Mowgli"

Hope I will  read much more faster and will be not lazy on posting what I have read.

somebody is reading this , but me?

 

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Complete Illustrated Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

This is the next book I am going to read!

My mother gave it to me Yesterday. She told me that she found it next to outdoors garbage can in a card-box..

It has no marks of use at all (as I found, it should be printed in 1985th).

History:

First published in Great Britain in 1889 by George Routledge & Sons under the title Stories For The Household
This facsimile editoin published in 1983 by Chancellor Press, 59 Grosvenor Street, London, W1
Reprinted in 1984m 1985, 1987
All Rights Reserved
ISBN: 0907486266, 9780907486268
Printed in Austria

Summary from back cover:
All the illustrated stories of the immortal Hans Christian Andersen are included in this handsome volume, a facsimile reproduction of a collection which first appeared in 1889. More than a century after they were written, Andersen's stories retain their freshness, magic and power to amuse; told and retold over the years to generations of delighted listeners, they have become part of our heritage. Thumbelina, the wicked Snow Queen, the Emperor with his new clothes, the Ugly Duckling - these characters are our familiar friends.
All these classic fairy tales appear in this book, as well as over 100 other stories, accounts of Andersen's travels, and his short autobiography 'The Story of My Life' - 137 stories in total. More than 290 original engravings capture the special enchantment of the tales.
Every age group - whether children hearing Andersen's tales for the first time, or parents and grandparents rediscovering them as they read aloud - will find this book a pleasure to own.

Thanks to my mother that she found this book, and the biggest thanks to the person who left this book next to garbage can!





Sunday, March 10, 2013

it is 12:05PM and I am still drinking my morning coffee. I made it few minutes ago, too much morning chores to do :D Now I am relaxing and getting ready to vacuum my apartment :D

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cuba: The Morning After Confronting Castro's Legacy Mark Falcoff



So, as my library is getting bigger and bigger, there is no more place in bookshelf. So, I decided to list some good books on Ebay. Currently I am not offering international shipment, because it is so expensive. Although, I am offering Free Shipping within Eu, Norway and Switzerland (shipping itself is not expensive to EU) First book I listed on auction is Cuba: The Morning After. Confronting Castro's Legacy by Marc Falcoff. Actually I do not know, how to price this book, but I saw that one seller in one online bookstore sold used for $40. I thought starting price need to be smaller, so go and bid for it!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ebay

I am so lazy! I created this blog and wanted to post more frequently, but obviously I am breaking my promise. Last post was on January 27th. More than one month ago!
Finally I placed Victoria's Secret stockings on Ebay auction. I still have no camera so I scanned the package :D The size chart is not visible therefore. As mainly I am working in shop alone I have no free time almost at all. Still reading the same book and knitting the same socks for my kid (I will not finish them until Spring)