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Taming of the Shrew

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
"It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters."
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) - Charlaine Harris Deadlocked - Charlaine Harris Dead Ever After - Charlaine Harris The Sookie Stackhouse Companion - Charlaine Harris
"Once again, I had that feeling of drowning when I hadn’t even known I was in the pool"
Dead Until Dark  - Charlaine Harris Living Dead in Dallas   - Charlaine Harris Club Dead  - Charlaine Harris Dead to the World (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 4) Publisher: Ace - Charlaine (Author);  Harris Dead as a Doornail (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 5) - Charlaine Harris Definitely Dead  - Charlaine Harris All Together Dead  - Johanna Parker, Charlaine Harris From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse #8) - Charlaine Harris Dead And Gone (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 9) - Charlaine Harris Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
"Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
— Charlaine Harris"
Matilda - Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl
"The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village."
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
"I knew it was working then, so I concentrated even harder, dredging up specific memories I’d saved for this moment, letting them flood my mind, and hopefully his as well. Some of the memories were not clear – dim human memories, seen through weak eyes and heard through weak ears: the first time I’d seen his face… the way it felt when he’d held me in the meadow… the sound of his voice through the darkness of my faltering consciousness when he’d saved me from James… his face as he waited under a canopy of flowers to marry me… every precious moment from the island… his cold hands touching our baby through my skin… And the sharp memories, perfectly recalled: his face when I’d opened my eyes to my new life, to the endless dawn of immortality… that first kiss… that first night…"
Eclipse  - Stephenie Meyer
"I promise to love you forever — every single day of forever."
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella - Stephenie Meyer
"Who was this girl? Why did the vampires allow her to be with them? Why hadn’t they killed her yet? Why did she seem so comfortable with them, like they didn’t scare her? She seemed like she was a part of this world, and yet she didn’t understand its realities. Of course Jasper was bitten. He’d just fought — and destroyed — my entire coven. Did this girl even know what we were?"
New Moon  - Stephenie Meyer
"Like we were connected, the echo of his pain twisted inside me. His pain, my pain."
Twilight  - Stephenie Meyer
"Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something."

Mr. Monster

I Am Not A Serial Killer - Dan Wells

Despite the fact that "Dexter" is for sure inspiration for the book it was quite good publication. Although main character is a 15teen years old boy I must admit he do know a LOT about the serial killers that were hunting US for some time. He have a "code" which keeps him from turning into Mr. Monster and keeps him look like an average boy which seems pretty much like "Harry's code" that Dexter Morgan is following. Anyway - pretty good book if you have a bank holiday and can have a longer weekend. 

If...then

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Eliyahu M. Goldratt

What different ? No one dies, there is no guns, no explosions. 

But then - the book leaves you with a question "What is the goal" ?

What is the goal of market? What is the goal of your company ? Also what is the goal of your marriage ? goal for you ? 

 

And you're start questioning all your actions :) 

 

 

 

The Lord of the Ring

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee The Fellowship of the Ring  - J.R.R. Tolkien The Two Towers  - J.R.R. Tolkien The Return of the King  - J.R.R. Tolkien

I'm not a big fan of fantasy but... this book is not about fantasy is it? ;) 

I enjoy reading about mystic creatures - the way it has been written, I felt it's all real. The whole story gives you a possibility to enter a world where everything and nothing is possible. All characters re so real, there is no hero... all of them are so unique, so...simple  . With basic human feelings, concerns, doubts... but also courage and determination.  

 

Personally - hobbit is my favorite book. Then when it comes to the trilogy first and third are v. good but second .... I thought - they are ONLY walking, walking, walking. 3 can't come, rest can't catch those 3 :P 

 

At the end I wasn't feeling this sadness that the trilogy ended, I was glad it was, but this is one of the books when one day passing shelf I will sot one of them, grab it and read it again :) 

 

 

SPOILER ALERT!

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  - J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  - J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  - J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  - J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

yeah - of course I read it :)

 

At first the book was amazing, reading it gave me so much pleasure but at the end... after all it should be a children book yes? So WHY on earth Rowling decided to kill almost all main characters ?!! Including owl ?! Unfortunately with all my love at the beginning I'm not sure if I would decide to read it again...  in my opinion at the end the author was just trying to get read of this book, maybe she got bored? She forgot that even if life is hard and horrible it should still ends "and they life happy ever after" without killing so many characters (ok...she killed Sirius, she killed Dumbledore - why owl?!). 

LAPD Detective Robert Hunter

The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter Series #1) - Chris Carter The Night Stalker - Chris Carter Executioner - Chris Carter The Death Sculptor - Chris Carter

I was lucky enough to spot "The Death Sculptor" on a sale and get it. After few first chapters I already knew I'll read the rest of the series! 

 

I enjoyed Chris Carter style of writing, how he can stop the action and leave the reader much to imagine but on the other hand, described the crime scene without pompous language, and unnecessary "poetry". The whole idea of the book recalls me other detective book series - Mark's Billingham Tom Thorne. 

 

Main character- Robert Hunter may be to "good" (a Criminal Behavior Psychologist turned Detective for the Homicide Special Section) - everything succeeds, he's brilliant, intelligence, knows everything etc. But I found him fascinated. 

 

For me- it's one of the 'can't wait' book :) 

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings." -the Fox
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince"

The One Minute Manager

The One Minute Manager - Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

"People Who Feel Good About Themselves Produce Good Results"

 

I need to admit that after few first sentences of this books my first through was "damn...". 

So simple - so worth reading. Such books should be recommended on Management studies and after that in each company this books should have a place and future and current managers should read it - at least once per year :)