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  • Have just started ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ by Ursula Le Guin for the #leguinalong (hosted by @afrolicthroughfiction ) and I just had to share a photo of the two maps that start this book! The Labyrinth of the Tombs is just stunning! 💛 
As a teenager, I saved up for months to buy a map of Middle Earth to put on my bedroom wall. It’s rolled up nice and safe now, to keep the edges from ripping, but the Hobbit in me absolutely loves pouring over it! 💛

Do you have a favourite literary map? 💛

#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookishfeature #maps #literarymaps #bookishmaps #earthsea #leguinalong #readalong #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan #bookworm #lovebooks #booknerd #bookobsessed #tbr #currentlyreading #lockdownreading #fantasybooks
  • Have just started ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ by Ursula Le Guin for the #leguinalong (hosted by @afrolicthroughfiction ) and I just had to share a photo of the two maps that start this book! The Labyrinth of the Tombs is just stunning! 💛
    As a teenager, I saved up for months to buy a map of Middle Earth to put on my bedroom wall. It’s rolled up nice and safe now, to keep the edges from ripping, but the Hobbit in me absolutely loves pouring over it! 💛

    Do you have a favourite literary map? 💛

    #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookishfeature #maps #literarymaps #bookishmaps #earthsea #leguinalong #readalong #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan #bookworm #lovebooks #booknerd #bookobsessed #tbr #currentlyreading #lockdownreading #fantasybooks

  •  102  2  27 May, 2020
  • #Сейчас_читаю Урсула Ле Гуин "Волшебник Земноморья"
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"Пренебрегать прошлым значит пренебрегать и будущим"
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У меня в книге три  первые романа этого цикла:
✨"Волшебник Земноморья"
✨"Гробница Атуана"
✨"На последнем берегу"
И ещё два небольших рассказа.
Когда я только приступила к чтению, я предполагала что, этот цикл - наивные детские сказки, но оказалось что это очень захватывающие, и даже философские истории! Урсула Ле Гуин, создала уникальный, очень продуманный мир, Земноморье состоит из многочисленных островов и большого океана, в этом мире есть волшебники, школа магов и даже драконы. Главный герой цикла - Ястреб (Гед, если упомянуть его Подлинное имя, но лучше не надо.)
Я не буду пересказывать скитания и злоключения Ястреба, скажу лишь, что в этих трёх книгах описана вся жизнь нашего волшебника, его становление не только как человека, но и как мага. Здесь есть вражда и гордыня, зависть и ненависть, но также настоящая дружба и взаимопомощь, и конечно же противостояние добра и зла. Весь этот путь мы проделаем вместе с Ястребом и скучно точно не будет. Нас ждёт долгое путешествие на лодке, вместе с Ястребом, мы посетим гробницы и будем блуждать по тёмному лабиринту и даже прокатимся на спине у дракона.
Урсула Ле Гуин пишет очень красочным языком, когда читаешь, нет сомнения, что это классическое произведение, и в тоже время читается очень легко. Получаешь истинное наслаждение от слога автора.
Мне очень понравилось! Хочу сказать спасибо моей дорогой подруге, Катюше, @katarina_budanova подарив эту книгу, ты открыла для меня эту необыкновенную историю! 
Я не раз ещё вернусь в мир Земноморья, это точно.
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"Гостеприимство, - сказал он, - доброе отношение к чужому человеку - тоже великое дело, иногда даже подвиг."
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"Странная у тебя магия, похоже, что она годится лишь для великих дел." 🧙
Книга прочитана в рамках марафона #12забытыхкниг_барышень_5 от @chitaem_vmeste_
  • #Сейчас_читаю Урсула Ле Гуин "Волшебник Земноморья"
    📖 5/5
    "Пренебрегать прошлым значит пренебрегать и будущим"
    🧙
    У меня в книге три первые романа этого цикла:
    ✨"Волшебник Земноморья"
    ✨"Гробница Атуана"
    ✨"На последнем берегу"
    И ещё два небольших рассказа.
    Когда я только приступила к чтению, я предполагала что, этот цикл - наивные детские сказки, но оказалось что это очень захватывающие, и даже философские истории! Урсула Ле Гуин, создала уникальный, очень продуманный мир, Земноморье состоит из многочисленных островов и большого океана, в этом мире есть волшебники, школа магов и даже драконы. Главный герой цикла - Ястреб (Гед, если упомянуть его Подлинное имя, но лучше не надо.)
    Я не буду пересказывать скитания и злоключения Ястреба, скажу лишь, что в этих трёх книгах описана вся жизнь нашего волшебника, его становление не только как человека, но и как мага. Здесь есть вражда и гордыня, зависть и ненависть, но также настоящая дружба и взаимопомощь, и конечно же противостояние добра и зла. Весь этот путь мы проделаем вместе с Ястребом и скучно точно не будет. Нас ждёт долгое путешествие на лодке, вместе с Ястребом, мы посетим гробницы и будем блуждать по тёмному лабиринту и даже прокатимся на спине у дракона.
    Урсула Ле Гуин пишет очень красочным языком, когда читаешь, нет сомнения, что это классическое произведение, и в тоже время читается очень легко. Получаешь истинное наслаждение от слога автора.
    Мне очень понравилось! Хочу сказать спасибо моей дорогой подруге, Катюше, @katarina_budanova подарив эту книгу, ты открыла для меня эту необыкновенную историю!
    Я не раз ещё вернусь в мир Земноморья, это точно.
    🧙
    "Гостеприимство, - сказал он, - доброе отношение к чужому человеку - тоже великое дело, иногда даже подвиг."

    "Странная у тебя магия, похоже, что она годится лишь для великих дел." 🧙
    Книга прочитана в рамках марафона #12забытыхкниг_барышень_5 от @chitaem_vmeste_

  •  52  10  26 May, 2020
  • ❞....𝖑𝖎𝖋𝖊 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖉𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖓𝖌, 𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖙𝖜𝖔 𝖋𝖆𝖈𝖊𝖘 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖉, 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖕𝖆𝖑𝖒 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖇𝖆𝖈𝖐.  𝖄𝖊𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖕𝖆𝖑𝖒 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖇𝖆𝖈𝖐 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖓𝖌.  𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖈𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖇𝖊 𝖘𝖊𝖕𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖙𝖊𝖉, 𝖇𝖚𝖙 𝖓𝖊𝖎𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗 𝖈𝖆𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖇𝖊 𝖒𝖎𝖝𝖊𝖉.❞
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📚 #MauroBorgogni #S9Plus
  • ❞....𝖑𝖎𝖋𝖊 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖉𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖓𝖌, 𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖙𝖜𝖔 𝖋𝖆𝖈𝖊𝖘 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖉, 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖕𝖆𝖑𝖒 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖇𝖆𝖈𝖐. 𝖄𝖊𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖕𝖆𝖑𝖒 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖇𝖆𝖈𝖐 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖓𝖌. 𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖈𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖇𝖊 𝖘𝖊𝖕𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖙𝖊𝖉, 𝖇𝖚𝖙 𝖓𝖊𝖎𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗 𝖈𝖆𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖇𝖊 𝖒𝖎𝖝𝖊𝖉.❞
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    📚 #MauroBorgogni #S9Plus

  •  4  0  25 May, 2020
  • A selection of books available by some wonderful women fantasy writers I have enjoyed over the years.
  • A selection of books available by some wonderful women fantasy writers I have enjoyed over the years.

  •  4  1  24 May, 2020
  • Passando só para avisar que a resenha de "As Tumbas de Atuan" de Ursula K. Le Guin já está no ar lá no canal. 
E como não estou muito inspirada pra fotos hoje fiquem com o registro do meu lanche da tarde (café latte sem lactose gelado e "croissant" de chocolate com creme). 😅
  • Passando só para avisar que a resenha de "As Tumbas de Atuan" de Ursula K. Le Guin já está no ar lá no canal.
    E como não estou muito inspirada pra fotos hoje fiquem com o registro do meu lanche da tarde (café latte sem lactose gelado e "croissant" de chocolate com creme). 😅

  •  187  6  18 May, 2020
  • "She blew out the candle[...]and without slowing her pace at all went forward in the pitch dark, easy as a little fish in dark water."
  • "She blew out the candle[...]and without slowing her pace at all went forward in the pitch dark, easy as a little fish in dark water."

  •  27  1  6 May, 2020
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Fantasy —

Read May 2020 —

The second installment in the Earthsea series did not disappoint, and in fact, I preferred it a little to the first novel. Le Guin does a great job of shifting the narrative and making Earthsea more than about Ged, despite the fact that he’s a major player in this novel too.

I think the cool thing about this fantasy novel is despite the fact that it deals with grand ideas - death gods and the powers of godkings and wizards - the story is more focused on the quite personal struggles of the main character, Tenar. Her story is really a story about freedom, choice, and power, far more than it is about fantasy.

As a bonus, the authors new afterword added an amazing element to the story, so I highly recommend you take the time to read it too.

#books #book #bookstagram #whattoread #whattoreadnext #booksofinstagram #fantasy #fantasybooks #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #tombsofautuan #ursulakleguin #ursulaleguin #newberyaward
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Fantasy —

    Read May 2020 —

    The second installment in the Earthsea series did not disappoint, and in fact, I preferred it a little to the first novel. Le Guin does a great job of shifting the narrative and making Earthsea more than about Ged, despite the fact that he’s a major player in this novel too.

    I think the cool thing about this fantasy novel is despite the fact that it deals with grand ideas - death gods and the powers of godkings and wizards - the story is more focused on the quite personal struggles of the main character, Tenar. Her story is really a story about freedom, choice, and power, far more than it is about fantasy.

    As a bonus, the authors new afterword added an amazing element to the story, so I highly recommend you take the time to read it too.

    #books #book #bookstagram #whattoread #whattoreadnext #booksofinstagram #fantasy #fantasybooks #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #tombsofautuan #ursulakleguin #ursulaleguin #newberyaward

  •  18  0  5 May, 2020
  • Les lectures du mois d’Avril. .
📖 J’ai commencé à faire un peu de ménage sur ma chaîne YouTube, à supprimer les vidéos qui ne me plaisait plus. Quand internet sera de retour, j’ai la ferme intention de me remettre aux vidéos « Booktube ». Affaire à suivre... Certains de ces livres feront peut être l’objet d’un chronique vidéo !
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⭐️ L’AVENTUREUSE (de Jack London) qui s’est révélé difficile à lire, pour des raisons morales. J’ai un avis partagé sur ce roman qui d’un côté est emprunt de féminisme et de l’autre qui dépeint parfois en termes plutôt crus l’esclavagisme de l’époque, teinté de racisme. .
⭐️ UN PEU PLUS LOIN SUR LA DROITE (de Fred Vargas). Un livre que j’ai lu en moins de deux semaines. J’aime beaucoup le style d’écriture de cette auteure, qui sait nous entraîner dans la plus bizarre enquête policière en partant d’un simple fragment d’os trouvé dans une crotte de chien parisienne. J’ai aimé que l’intrigue nous emmène jusqu’à un village perdu du Finistère et les personnages sont atypiques, on s’y attache (On y retrouve des personnages d’un précédent roman « Debout les Morts »). Pourtant ce n’est pas mon préféré de ses romans, j’ai trouvé que l’intrigue avait un dénouement trop soudain. Mais ce fut incontestablement une bonne lecture. .
⭐️ LES TOMBEAUX D’ATUAN (de Ursula Le Guin). Tout simplement LA lecture du mois. J’ai dévoré cette histoire en quelques jours tant je me suis sentie appelé par les tombeaux et par le labyrinthe d’Atuan. C’est le second conte des « contes de Terremer » et on y retrouve avec plaisir Épervier le sorcier. Au milieu du désert, la vie de Arha est entièrement dédiée à servir les tombeaux et les Innommables. C’est finalement en emprisonnant le sorcier qu’elle parviendra à se libérer des tombeaux. .
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#bookstagram #livrestagram #livresaddict #bookstagramfrance #bookslover #lire #lecture #lecturedumoment #lectureconfinée #livres #jacklondon #fredvargas #contesdeterremer #talesfromearthsea #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan #terremer
  • Les lectures du mois d’Avril. .
    📖 J’ai commencé à faire un peu de ménage sur ma chaîne YouTube, à supprimer les vidéos qui ne me plaisait plus. Quand internet sera de retour, j’ai la ferme intention de me remettre aux vidéos « Booktube ». Affaire à suivre... Certains de ces livres feront peut être l’objet d’un chronique vidéo !
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    ⭐️ L’AVENTUREUSE (de Jack London) qui s’est révélé difficile à lire, pour des raisons morales. J’ai un avis partagé sur ce roman qui d’un côté est emprunt de féminisme et de l’autre qui dépeint parfois en termes plutôt crus l’esclavagisme de l’époque, teinté de racisme. .
    ⭐️ UN PEU PLUS LOIN SUR LA DROITE (de Fred Vargas). Un livre que j’ai lu en moins de deux semaines. J’aime beaucoup le style d’écriture de cette auteure, qui sait nous entraîner dans la plus bizarre enquête policière en partant d’un simple fragment d’os trouvé dans une crotte de chien parisienne. J’ai aimé que l’intrigue nous emmène jusqu’à un village perdu du Finistère et les personnages sont atypiques, on s’y attache (On y retrouve des personnages d’un précédent roman « Debout les Morts »). Pourtant ce n’est pas mon préféré de ses romans, j’ai trouvé que l’intrigue avait un dénouement trop soudain. Mais ce fut incontestablement une bonne lecture. .
    ⭐️ LES TOMBEAUX D’ATUAN (de Ursula Le Guin). Tout simplement LA lecture du mois. J’ai dévoré cette histoire en quelques jours tant je me suis sentie appelé par les tombeaux et par le labyrinthe d’Atuan. C’est le second conte des « contes de Terremer » et on y retrouve avec plaisir Épervier le sorcier. Au milieu du désert, la vie de Arha est entièrement dédiée à servir les tombeaux et les Innommables. C’est finalement en emprisonnant le sorcier qu’elle parviendra à se libérer des tombeaux. .
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    #bookstagram #livrestagram #livresaddict #bookstagramfrance #bookslover #lire #lecture #lecturedumoment #lectureconfinée #livres #jacklondon #fredvargas #contesdeterremer #talesfromearthsea #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan #terremer

  •  55  0  3 May, 2020
  • 🗡️May TBR🗡️
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I guess its fantasy month! This TBR is mostly The Wheel of Time 😂oops.
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So here's the complete list. We have :
🗡️Reaperman by Terry Pratchett
🗡️The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
🗡️A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
🗡️The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
🗡️The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
🗡️The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula LeGuin
🗡️The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
🗡️New Spring by Robert Jordan
🗡️The Farthest Shore by Ursula LeGuin
🗡️Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
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Very excited to read all of these!
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#bookworm #books #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookish #bibliophile #100booksinayear #bookobsessed #bookaddicted #bookshelf #shelfie  #bookreview  #booknerd #bookstagramer  #reader #maytbr #TBR #reaperman #thegreathunt #awizardofearthsea #thedragonreborn #theshadowrising #thetombsofatuan #thefiresofheaven #newspring #thefarthestshore #lordofchaos #robertjordan #ursulaleguin #thewheeloftime
  • 🗡️May TBR🗡️
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    I guess its fantasy month! This TBR is mostly The Wheel of Time 😂oops.
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    So here's the complete list. We have :
    🗡️Reaperman by Terry Pratchett
    🗡️The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
    🗡️A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
    🗡️The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
    🗡️The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
    🗡️The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula LeGuin
    🗡️The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
    🗡️New Spring by Robert Jordan
    🗡️The Farthest Shore by Ursula LeGuin
    🗡️Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
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    Very excited to read all of these!
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    #bookworm #books #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookish #bibliophile #100booksinayear #bookobsessed #bookaddicted #bookshelf #shelfie #bookreview #booknerd #bookstagramer #reader #maytbr #TBR #reaperman #thegreathunt #awizardofearthsea #thedragonreborn #theshadowrising #thetombsofatuan #thefiresofheaven #newspring #thefarthestshore #lordofchaos #robertjordan #ursulaleguin #thewheeloftime

  •  47  0  2 May, 2020
  • “What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”
The Tombs of Atuan is the second in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea series and it’s a freaking fabulous fantasy trip. Any book involving a labyrinth, send my way. I could hang out in a labyrinth ALL DAY 😂. Maybe I should’ve spent my quarantine time building a labyrinth 🤔. Next time.
In comparison to the first book, this wasn’t as great; but judged on its own, it was superb. I loved the return of our wizard Ged, now bolder and wiser and more powerful. And the introduction of the young priestess trapped serving the darkness and having to overcome it made the second book take on its own identity away from the first. Overall, didn’t blow my mind, but I loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
I’m most excited to check this off my list and start the third book because DRAGONS 🐉 😂.
Thanks @thestarsareours for pushing this one to the top of my TBR list 🥰.
+10 points to your Hogwarts house if you see my gnome creepin’ in this picture 😏.
  • “What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”
    The Tombs of Atuan is the second in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea series and it’s a freaking fabulous fantasy trip. Any book involving a labyrinth, send my way. I could hang out in a labyrinth ALL DAY 😂. Maybe I should’ve spent my quarantine time building a labyrinth 🤔. Next time.
    In comparison to the first book, this wasn’t as great; but judged on its own, it was superb. I loved the return of our wizard Ged, now bolder and wiser and more powerful. And the introduction of the young priestess trapped serving the darkness and having to overcome it made the second book take on its own identity away from the first. Overall, didn’t blow my mind, but I loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
    I’m most excited to check this off my list and start the third book because DRAGONS 🐉 😂.
    Thanks @thestarsareours for pushing this one to the top of my TBR list 🥰.
    +10 points to your Hogwarts house if you see my gnome creepin’ in this picture 😏.

  •  248  38  2 May, 2020
  • Almost done with The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, Book 2) by Ursula Le Guin. Love this reissued edition from the 80’s by Gollancz. Currently waiting for Book 3 to arrive in the mail ✨ #mauisreading #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #ursulaleguin
  • Almost done with The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, Book 2) by Ursula Le Guin. Love this reissued edition from the 80’s by Gollancz. Currently waiting for Book 3 to arrive in the mail ✨ #mauisreading #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #ursulaleguin

  •  50  0  28 April, 2020
  • I am so MAD at myself for not reading Earthsea sooner. LeGuin is such a phenomenal writer and the quiet depth of this world is uniquely engaging. I’ve just got one left, The Other Wind, and I’m curious to see where things go. Tales from Earthsea was the perfect sequel to Tehanu, where (in LeGuin’s words) the story arrived in the “present”
This illustration blew me the hickity-heck away. Firefly was definitely my favorite of the short stories.
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  • I am so MAD at myself for not reading Earthsea sooner. LeGuin is such a phenomenal writer and the quiet depth of this world is uniquely engaging. I’ve just got one left, The Other Wind, and I’m curious to see where things go. Tales from Earthsea was the perfect sequel to Tehanu, where (in LeGuin’s words) the story arrived in the “present”
    This illustration blew me the hickity-heck away. Firefly was definitely my favorite of the short stories.
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  •  99  3  23 April, 2020
  • I’ve had a successful day in #theworknook (is #theworkshopnook better?) with the #lettera22 typewriter - more on that later - and THE SUN IS BACK. So I’m sitting outside with #TheTombsOfAtuan for a bit before the sun goes away again. I need to even things up and get some sun on my left arm 😎
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#booktube #books #bookish #booklover #booknerd #haul #bookhaul #wrapup #fiction #nonfiction #poetry #reading #reader #bookperson #youtube #video #youtuber #bookstagram #instabook #workshop #diy #typewriter #theworknook #theworkshopnook #earthsea #awizardofearthsea #ursulaleguin #ursulakleguin
  • I’ve had a successful day in #theworknook (is #theworkshopnook better?) with the #lettera22 typewriter - more on that later - and THE SUN IS BACK. So I’m sitting outside with #TheTombsOfAtuan for a bit before the sun goes away again. I need to even things up and get some sun on my left arm 😎
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    #booktube #books #bookish #booklover #booknerd #haul #bookhaul #wrapup #fiction #nonfiction #poetry #reading #reader #bookperson #youtube #video #youtuber #bookstagram #instabook #workshop #diy #typewriter #theworknook #theworkshopnook #earthsea #awizardofearthsea #ursulaleguin #ursulakleguin

  •  39  0  19 April, 2020
  • I finally started reading #Earthsea today, and gobbled up #AWizardOfEarthsea.
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A quote on the back describes them as crystalline “as if they were not written but found, dug out like jewels from rock” and I think it’s pretty spot on. They’re sharp, and no pointless waffle.
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Excited to move on to #TheTombsOfAtuan, probably tonight during #cosyreadingnight but we shall see.
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I may have already ordered books 5 & 6 #TalesFromEarthsea and #TheOtherWind 🤭
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#book #bookish #books #booklover #booknerd #reading #currentlyreading #currentread #fiction #bookstagram #instabooks #booktube #booktuber #fantasy #ursulaleguin #classicfantasy #leguinalong
  • I finally started reading #Earthsea today, and gobbled up #AWizardOfEarthsea.
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    I can see why it’s not for everyone, but also WHATS WRONG WITH YOU ITS AWESOME.
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    A quote on the back describes them as crystalline “as if they were not written but found, dug out like jewels from rock” and I think it’s pretty spot on. They’re sharp, and no pointless waffle.
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    Excited to move on to #TheTombsOfAtuan, probably tonight during #cosyreadingnight but we shall see.
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    I may have already ordered books 5 & 6 #TalesFromEarthsea and #TheOtherWind 🤭
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    #book #bookish #books #booklover #booknerd #reading #currentlyreading #currentread #fiction #bookstagram #instabooks #booktube #booktuber #fantasy #ursulaleguin #classicfantasy #leguinalong

  •  69  6  17 April, 2020
  • “Living, being in the world, was a much greater and stranger thing than she had ever dreamed.”
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From Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Tombs of Atuan
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#UrsulaKLeGuin #TheTombsofAtuan #Guin #literature #fiction #quotes #quote #bookworm #bookstagram #booklovers #wisdom #bookish #booklove #quotesoftheday #read #igreads #quotesdaily #instabook #lifequote #bookquote #dailyquote #ilovebooks #bestquotes #lovebooks #quotesgram #quotesforlife #readers #readabook #wisdomquotes #quotessentially
  • “Living, being in the world, was a much greater and stranger thing than she had ever dreamed.”

    From Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Tombs of Atuan
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  •  138  1  16 April, 2020
  • "There has once been pilgrimages, kings and chieftains coming from the Four Lands to worship there". Ursula K. Le Guin: The Tombs of Atuan.(Earthsea). The temple 'La Iglesia' in the Las Monjas complex of Chichen Itza. (At the mouth of the well of the sorcerer.) Yucatan State, Mexico. An old mid 70's photo blown up from a contact sheet.
#chichenitza #lasmonjas #laiglesia #mayantemple #bacabes #timetraveller #worldheritagesite #oldphoto #yucatanstate #tbt #ursulakleguin #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #pixlr #abandonedplaces #blowup #mayanhistory #mesoamerica #timemachine #mexicanhistory #contemplations #meditation #endingsandbeginnings #keepyourdistance
  • "There has once been pilgrimages, kings and chieftains coming from the Four Lands to worship there". Ursula K. Le Guin: The Tombs of Atuan.(Earthsea). The temple 'La Iglesia' in the Las Monjas complex of Chichen Itza. (At the mouth of the well of the sorcerer.) Yucatan State, Mexico. An old mid 70's photo blown up from a contact sheet.
    #chichenitza #lasmonjas #laiglesia #mayantemple #bacabes #timetraveller #worldheritagesite #oldphoto #yucatanstate #tbt #ursulakleguin #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #pixlr #abandonedplaces #blowup #mayanhistory #mesoamerica #timemachine #mexicanhistory #contemplations #meditation #endingsandbeginnings #keepyourdistance

  •  17  0  16 April, 2020
  • Buku ini awalnya ada 4. Buku 1-3 ditulis di tahun 1970an dan buku 4 di tahun 1990an (lama banget rentangnya ya).⁣
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Lalu ada buku 'Tales from Earthsea'. Buku ini berisikan kumpulan cerita dari Earthsea. Kalau versi tlotr, ini kayak buku 'Tales from Perilous Realm' kali ya. Masih di Middle Earth tapi bisa dibaca tersendiri.⁣
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Lanjut buku 'The Other Wind' di tahun 2001. Nah, buku Other Wind lanjutan dari buku keempatnya. Saya baca infonya di Wiki. Terakhir ada buku The Daughter of Odren. Serta sebuah novela yang muncul di sebuah majalah berjudul 'Fireflight' yang bercerita ttg akhir hidup Ged.⁣
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Berikut buku-buku Earthsea Cycle:⁣
1. A Wizard of Earhsea⁣
2. The Tombs of Atuan⁣
3. The Farthest Shore⁣
4. Tehanu⁣
5. Tales from Earthsea⁣
6. The Other Wind⁣
7. The Daughter of Odren⁣
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Di GR, buku 7 ditulis sebagai buku ke-6,5. Gak tau kenapa 🤷🏻‍♀️. Versi Engver ada yang menyatukan (omnibus) buku 1-3, 1-4,  dan 5-6 dst. Sementara versi terjemahan hanya sampai buku 4, karena sampai di situ kisah Ged diceritakan (kurleb).⁣
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Kalo lihat pendahuluan yang ditulis Managing Partner MKF, buku ini hadir di masa-masa terbitnya Harpot. Penerbit MKF saat itu berusaha menghadirkan buku-buku fantasi lain yang mungkin gak terbit di penerbit besar. Sebuah usaha yang patut diapresiasi 👍👍👏👏. Karena semakin banyak penerbit maka semakin beragam pula buku yang hadir di tengah-tengah pembaca. Good news for us, yekan? Walaupun ini juga berarti more books to buy or to be put in our neverending wish list 😂. Setujuh manteman?⁣ 📚🔖
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#awizardofearthsea⁣
#thetombsofatuan⁣
#thefarthestshore⁣
#tehanu⁣
#theearthseacycle⁣
Karya #ursulakleguin⁣
Penerjemah #harisapermatasari⁣
#penerbitmediaklasikfantasi⁣
#penerbitmkf a division of #mahdabooks⁣
#novelfantasi⁣
#fantasyliterature⁣
#earthsea⁣
#booklover⁣
#finishedreading⁣
  • Buku ini awalnya ada 4. Buku 1-3 ditulis di tahun 1970an dan buku 4 di tahun 1990an (lama banget rentangnya ya).⁣

    Lalu ada buku 'Tales from Earthsea'. Buku ini berisikan kumpulan cerita dari Earthsea. Kalau versi tlotr, ini kayak buku 'Tales from Perilous Realm' kali ya. Masih di Middle Earth tapi bisa dibaca tersendiri.⁣

    Lanjut buku 'The Other Wind' di tahun 2001. Nah, buku Other Wind lanjutan dari buku keempatnya. Saya baca infonya di Wiki. Terakhir ada buku The Daughter of Odren. Serta sebuah novela yang muncul di sebuah majalah berjudul 'Fireflight' yang bercerita ttg akhir hidup Ged.⁣

    Berikut buku-buku Earthsea Cycle:⁣
    1. A Wizard of Earhsea⁣
    2. The Tombs of Atuan⁣
    3. The Farthest Shore⁣
    4. Tehanu⁣
    5. Tales from Earthsea⁣
    6. The Other Wind⁣
    7. The Daughter of Odren⁣

    Di GR, buku 7 ditulis sebagai buku ke-6,5. Gak tau kenapa 🤷🏻‍♀️. Versi Engver ada yang menyatukan (omnibus) buku 1-3, 1-4, dan 5-6 dst. Sementara versi terjemahan hanya sampai buku 4, karena sampai di situ kisah Ged diceritakan (kurleb).⁣

    Kalo lihat pendahuluan yang ditulis Managing Partner MKF, buku ini hadir di masa-masa terbitnya Harpot. Penerbit MKF saat itu berusaha menghadirkan buku-buku fantasi lain yang mungkin gak terbit di penerbit besar. Sebuah usaha yang patut diapresiasi 👍👍👏👏. Karena semakin banyak penerbit maka semakin beragam pula buku yang hadir di tengah-tengah pembaca. Good news for us, yekan? Walaupun ini juga berarti more books to buy or to be put in our neverending wish list 😂. Setujuh manteman?⁣ 📚🔖

    #awizardofearthsea
    #thetombsofatuan
    #thefarthestshore
    #tehanu
    #theearthseacycle
    Karya #ursulakleguin
    Penerjemah #harisapermatasari
    #penerbitmediaklasikfantasi
    #penerbitmkf a division of #mahdabooks
    #novelfantasi⁣
    #fantasyliterature⁣
    #earthsea⁣
    #booklover⁣
    #finishedreading⁣

  •  72  21  14 April, 2020
  • Selamat datang di Earthsea! Sebuah lautan luas dengan ribuan pulau yang terangkat dari dalam laut. Di mana manusia, raja, penyihir, dan naga hidup bersama. Saling mendukung. Saling menjatuhkan.⁣
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Di daerah utara, di Gont, hiduplah seorang anak penggembala kambing bernama Ged. Suatu hari, dia berhasil menyelamatkan desanya dengan cara menyihir. Karena perbuatannya ini, Ged didatangi seorang Magi bernama Ogion. Ged lalu dikirim ke pulau Roke untuk mendalami ilmu sihir.⁣
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Udah lamaaa saya gak baca buku fantasi. Bisa dilihat dari buku-buku yang saya baca beberapa bulan belakangan ini. Entah kesenangan yang bergeser, pengin coba buku bergenre lain atau belum nemu buku fantasi yang tepat. Apapun itu, I manage to read these books and I love the story.⁣
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Kisah buku ini lebih ke petualangan. Yang baik berhadapan dengan si jahat. Tapi menurut saya, Ursula K. Le Guin menuliskan kisahnya dengan indah. Banyak pesan moral di dalamnya yang bikin saya jadi merenung kembali apa maksudnya.⁣
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Versi terjemahan dari Penerbit MKF yang saya temukan hanya sampai buku keempat. Karena kabarnya Ged si MC hanya muncul di empat buku ini. Cmiiw. Terjemahan bukunya smooth 👍👍 walau saya agak bingung membedakan kata penyihir, penyihir wanita, magi, sorcerer dst.⁣
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Tapi keseluruhan, saya suka keempat buku ini. Saya suka dengan Ged. Apalagi di buku kedua saat dia bertemu Tenar. My fav part.⁣
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#awizardofearthsea⁣
#thetombsofatuan⁣
#theearthseacycle⁣
Karya #ursulakleguin⁣
Penerjemah #harisapermatasari⁣
#penerbitmediaklasikfantasi⁣
#penerbitmkf a division of #mahdabooks⁣
#novelfantasi⁣
#fantasyliterature⁣
#earthsea⁣
#earthseacycle
#booklover⁣
#finishedreading⁣
  • Selamat datang di Earthsea! Sebuah lautan luas dengan ribuan pulau yang terangkat dari dalam laut. Di mana manusia, raja, penyihir, dan naga hidup bersama. Saling mendukung. Saling menjatuhkan.⁣

    Di daerah utara, di Gont, hiduplah seorang anak penggembala kambing bernama Ged. Suatu hari, dia berhasil menyelamatkan desanya dengan cara menyihir. Karena perbuatannya ini, Ged didatangi seorang Magi bernama Ogion. Ged lalu dikirim ke pulau Roke untuk mendalami ilmu sihir.⁣

    Udah lamaaa saya gak baca buku fantasi. Bisa dilihat dari buku-buku yang saya baca beberapa bulan belakangan ini. Entah kesenangan yang bergeser, pengin coba buku bergenre lain atau belum nemu buku fantasi yang tepat. Apapun itu, I manage to read these books and I love the story.⁣

    Kisah buku ini lebih ke petualangan. Yang baik berhadapan dengan si jahat. Tapi menurut saya, Ursula K. Le Guin menuliskan kisahnya dengan indah. Banyak pesan moral di dalamnya yang bikin saya jadi merenung kembali apa maksudnya.⁣

    Versi terjemahan dari Penerbit MKF yang saya temukan hanya sampai buku keempat. Karena kabarnya Ged si MC hanya muncul di empat buku ini. Cmiiw. Terjemahan bukunya smooth 👍👍 walau saya agak bingung membedakan kata penyihir, penyihir wanita, magi, sorcerer dst.⁣

    Tapi keseluruhan, saya suka keempat buku ini. Saya suka dengan Ged. Apalagi di buku kedua saat dia bertemu Tenar. My fav part.⁣

    #awizardofearthsea
    #thetombsofatuan
    #theearthseacycle
    Karya #ursulakleguin
    Penerjemah #harisapermatasari
    #penerbitmediaklasikfantasi
    #penerbitmkf a division of #mahdabooks
    #novelfantasi
    #fantasyliterature
    #earthsea⁣
    #earthseacycle
    #booklover⁣
    #finishedreading⁣

  •  71  12  13 April, 2020
  • 今日からアースシーへ行ってきます。
図書館で予約したら1巻が予約待ち。この区内にゲドを読みたい人が10人以上いるなんてうれしい!同志たちよ!
通して読むの4回目くらいだし、ゲドとテナー/アルハとの出会いから始まるのもまた良し。
#ursulakleguin #thetombsofatuan #thefarthestshore #tehanuthelastbookofearthsea #theotherwind #talesfromearthsea #ゲド戦記 #ルグウィン #清水真砂子 #岩波少年文庫 #海外文学 #海外児童文学 #アメリカ文学 #アメリカ児童文学 #本 #読書

2巻の訳者あとがきで清水真砂子さんが「「真に偉大な事業は"狂気"に捕われやすい人間であることを人一倍自覚した人間的な人間によって、誠実に執拗に地道になされるものです。」との、今は亡き一フランス文学者のことばが思い出されます。」と書いているけどこれ渡辺一夫だね。2年前に読んだときは気づかなかったことがピンとくるようになるのは再読の楽しみ。
  • 今日からアースシーへ行ってきます。
    図書館で予約したら1巻が予約待ち。この区内にゲドを読みたい人が10人以上いるなんてうれしい!同志たちよ!
    通して読むの4回目くらいだし、ゲドとテナー/アルハとの出会いから始まるのもまた良し。
    #ursulakleguin #thetombsofatuan #thefarthestshore #tehanuthelastbookofearthsea #theotherwind #talesfromearthsea #ゲド戦記 #ルグウィン #清水真砂子 #岩波少年文庫 #海外文学 #海外児童文学 #アメリカ文学 #アメリカ児童文学 #本 #読書

    2巻の訳者あとがきで清水真砂子さんが「「真に偉大な事業は"狂気"に捕われやすい人間であることを人一倍自覚した人間的な人間によって、誠実に執拗に地道になされるものです。」との、今は亡き一フランス文学者のことばが思い出されます。」と書いているけどこれ渡辺一夫だね。2年前に読んだときは気づかなかったことがピンとくるようになるのは再読の楽しみ。

  •  67  0  4 April, 2020
  • Today’s entry for the #booksthatmademe is the second in Ursula LeGuin’s classic Earthsea trilogy (or series if you count the books that were added years later), which I bought as a boxed set and read multiple times as a teen.
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I loved the first book, A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, but it was the second that really grabbed me — it was one of my first encounters with a book centered around the Heroine’s Journey rather than the traditional Hero’s. At a time when most epic fantasies were about boys becoming Great Men, it meant a lot to me to read a fantasy novel that treated a woman’s experiences as being meaningful and important, without forcing her to act like or pretend to be a boy in the process.
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THE TOMBS OF ATUAN is the story of a proud, icy young priestess named Arha, whose soul has been ritually “eaten” by the Nameless Ones she serves and whose domain is a pitch-black labyrinth no one but she can enter. Until one day a heretic sorcerer comes seeking a lost treasure, and Arha finds him in the midst of her sacred tomb. The slow shift of Arha’s feelings from outrage to curiosity and finally compassion was fascinating to me, and because I knew who the sorcerer was from the previous book, I was deeply invested in his part of the story as well. I loved the way their relationship developed, and the way Arha grew and changed because of it. But I also loved the respect and gentleness that Ged showed toward Arha, and his willingness to share his wisdom with her. It was definitely a Relationship Goals kind of book for me.
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It’s probably for that reason that I found the eventual fourth book TEHANU, which expounds on what happened to Ged and Arha/Tenar years later, quite upsetting. To me it felt like a betrayal of the narrative promise I’d been given at the end of ATUAN — so while I own a copy of TEHANU, I’ve never worked up the will to read it a second time. But I still love ATUAN and come back to it every few years. In fact, just writing this makes me want to take it out and read it again.
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#earthsea #thetombsofatuan #ursulakleguin #bookstagram #books #bibliophile #igreads #bookish #booklover #booknerd #reading #readingaddict #writinginfluences
  • Today’s entry for the #booksthatmademe is the second in Ursula LeGuin’s classic Earthsea trilogy (or series if you count the books that were added years later), which I bought as a boxed set and read multiple times as a teen.
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    I loved the first book, A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, but it was the second that really grabbed me — it was one of my first encounters with a book centered around the Heroine’s Journey rather than the traditional Hero’s. At a time when most epic fantasies were about boys becoming Great Men, it meant a lot to me to read a fantasy novel that treated a woman’s experiences as being meaningful and important, without forcing her to act like or pretend to be a boy in the process.
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    THE TOMBS OF ATUAN is the story of a proud, icy young priestess named Arha, whose soul has been ritually “eaten” by the Nameless Ones she serves and whose domain is a pitch-black labyrinth no one but she can enter. Until one day a heretic sorcerer comes seeking a lost treasure, and Arha finds him in the midst of her sacred tomb. The slow shift of Arha’s feelings from outrage to curiosity and finally compassion was fascinating to me, and because I knew who the sorcerer was from the previous book, I was deeply invested in his part of the story as well. I loved the way their relationship developed, and the way Arha grew and changed because of it. But I also loved the respect and gentleness that Ged showed toward Arha, and his willingness to share his wisdom with her. It was definitely a Relationship Goals kind of book for me.
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    It’s probably for that reason that I found the eventual fourth book TEHANU, which expounds on what happened to Ged and Arha/Tenar years later, quite upsetting. To me it felt like a betrayal of the narrative promise I’d been given at the end of ATUAN — so while I own a copy of TEHANU, I’ve never worked up the will to read it a second time. But I still love ATUAN and come back to it every few years. In fact, just writing this makes me want to take it out and read it again.
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    #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #ursulakleguin #bookstagram #books #bibliophile #igreads #bookish #booklover #booknerd #reading #readingaddict #writinginfluences

  •  41  6  3 April, 2020
  • Sci-Fi books for our Sci-Fi world.

It begins with a girl and her daemon... His Dark Materials: Gift Edition including all three novels: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman ~ New, hardback, $32

14 intelligent and complex stories hold both hopes and fears for our future... Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow - multiple authors ~ New, $23

One high horn shrilled and ceased... The Tombs of Atuan, Book 2 of The Earthsea Cycle Series by Ursula K. Le Guin ~ Used, $8

SOLD - A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists... The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin ~ Used, $5

SOLD After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten... Authority, Book 2 of The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer ~ Used, $7

SOLD It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness... Acceptance, Book 3 of The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer ~ Used, $7

SOLD - A extraordinary collection of original fantasy tales by today’s masters of the field... After the King: Stories In Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien by multiple authors ~ Used, $6 ❤️ (one of Joe’s favorites)

Hiro delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince... Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson ~ Used, $8 ❤️ (one of Joe’s favorites) > Please DM to purchase any one or more of these books. Free shipping in the contiguous US!
  • Sci-Fi books for our Sci-Fi world.

    It begins with a girl and her daemon... His Dark Materials: Gift Edition including all three novels: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman ~ New, hardback, $32

    14 intelligent and complex stories hold both hopes and fears for our future... Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow - multiple authors ~ New, $23

    One high horn shrilled and ceased... The Tombs of Atuan, Book 2 of The Earthsea Cycle Series by Ursula K. Le Guin ~ Used, $8

    SOLD - A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists... The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin ~ Used, $5

    SOLD After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten... Authority, Book 2 of The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer ~ Used, $7

    SOLD It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness... Acceptance, Book 3 of The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer ~ Used, $7

    SOLD - A extraordinary collection of original fantasy tales by today’s masters of the field... After the King: Stories In Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien by multiple authors ~ Used, $6 ❤️ (one of Joe’s favorites)

    Hiro delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince... Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson ~ Used, $8 ❤️ (one of Joe’s favorites) > Please DM to purchase any one or more of these books. Free shipping in the contiguous US!

  •  33  4  30 March, 2020
  • Sketching done ! Do you recognize the map from the #Earthsea series ?
I've read the books recently and love it. And this nearly all-ocean maps inspired me the project of drawing a large #portolan chart of the archipelago. This is intended to be kind of an actual old navigation map from an Earthsea mariner. And as always, it'll be all handdrawn with quill and ink, the old way.
✏ As you can see, there's still quite a lot of work to do, but the wind lines are a tricky part and needed a good amount of preparation... Now, to the inking ! ✒
#🦊𝔪𝔞𝔭𝔰
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#thebooksofearthsea #terremer #ursulaleguin #ursulakleguin #thetombsofatuan #lescontesdeterremer #talesfromearthsea #ゲド戦記 #fantasy #fantasymap #beautifulmaps #worldmap #cartographer #cartography #ancientmap #antiquemap #portulan #portulano #map #fantasyworld #fantasycartography #mapdrawning #handdrawn
  • Sketching done ! Do you recognize the map from the #Earthsea series ?
    I've read the books recently and love it. And this nearly all-ocean maps inspired me the project of drawing a large #portolan chart of the archipelago. This is intended to be kind of an actual old navigation map from an Earthsea mariner. And as always, it'll be all handdrawn with quill and ink, the old way.
    ✏ As you can see, there's still quite a lot of work to do, but the wind lines are a tricky part and needed a good amount of preparation... Now, to the inking ! ✒
    #🦊𝔪𝔞𝔭𝔰
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    #thebooksofearthsea #terremer #ursulaleguin #ursulakleguin #thetombsofatuan #lescontesdeterremer #talesfromearthsea #ゲド戦記 #fantasy #fantasymap #beautifulmaps #worldmap #cartographer #cartography #ancientmap #antiquemap #portulan #portulano #map #fantasyworld #fantasycartography #mapdrawning #handdrawn

  •  65  5  24 February, 2020
  • 1. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. Vintage paperback in great condition. $5.50 plus shipping.
2. The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin. #2 in the Earthsea Trilogy. Vintage paperback in great condition. $5.50 plus shipping. Comment “sold” to claim!
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#bookish #bookstagram #bookworm #booknerd #booksale #booksforsale #bookgram #bibliophile #bookaholic #usedbooks #usedbooksforsale #vintagebooks #booklove #instabook #bookseller #bookshop #bookclub #bookhaul #currentlyreading #ursulakleguin #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #thelefthandofdarkness
  • 1. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. Vintage paperback in great condition. $5.50 plus shipping.
    2. The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin. #2 in the Earthsea Trilogy. Vintage paperback in great condition. $5.50 plus shipping. Comment “sold” to claim!



    #bookish #bookstagram #bookworm #booknerd #booksale #booksforsale #bookgram #bibliophile #bookaholic #usedbooks #usedbooksforsale #vintagebooks #booklove #instabook #bookseller #bookshop #bookclub #bookhaul #currentlyreading #ursulakleguin #earthsea #thetombsofatuan #thelefthandofdarkness

  •  19  2  22 February, 2020
  • More Fraktur on my desktop ...
Gradually developing a more fluid hand as I memorise the minuscule forms and loosen up.
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Still lots to work on, including majuscules, which I've only taken a cursory look at so far but that's the pleasure of practice, there's always something else to work on. Once you accept the slowness, there's something very meditative about it.
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If you're wondering about materials, I'm using a combination of Brause nibs and Automatic pens on Goldline layout paper, with scarlet and blue/black Winsor and Newton ink, as well as a touch of Kuretake gold ink for the details on the larger letters.
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This particular practice session was inspired by The Tombs of Atuan, the second book in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series. First read as a child, her work opened up a world of magical possibilities to my young mind and was an inspiration to so many writers I admire. .

I still have my old Puffin paperback from the '70s, with its wonderfully over-the-top Art Nouveau typography (which was going through a revival at the time). I can see from the back, it cost 50p - who could have known it would still be inspiring me so many years later - definitely money well spent! 🙂📖 .
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Shared from my calligraphy account @ruth_rowland_studio 
#onmydesktop #calligraphypractice #fraktur #frakturcalligraphy #gothiccalligraphy #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan
#calligraphy #calligraphypractice #brausenibs #automaticpen #winsorandnewton #winsorandnewtoncalligraphyink #kuretake #inks  #gothiclettering #blackletter #calligraffiti #keepwriting #script #lettering #handlettering #calligrafriends #handwritten #dailycalligraphypractice  #handtype #handstyle #handdrawntype  #ink #calligraphysketchbook #bookstagram
  • More Fraktur on my desktop ...
    Gradually developing a more fluid hand as I memorise the minuscule forms and loosen up.
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    Still lots to work on, including majuscules, which I've only taken a cursory look at so far but that's the pleasure of practice, there's always something else to work on. Once you accept the slowness, there's something very meditative about it.
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    If you're wondering about materials, I'm using a combination of Brause nibs and Automatic pens on Goldline layout paper, with scarlet and blue/black Winsor and Newton ink, as well as a touch of Kuretake gold ink for the details on the larger letters.
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    This particular practice session was inspired by The Tombs of Atuan, the second book in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series. First read as a child, her work opened up a world of magical possibilities to my young mind and was an inspiration to so many writers I admire. .

    I still have my old Puffin paperback from the '70s, with its wonderfully over-the-top Art Nouveau typography (which was going through a revival at the time). I can see from the back, it cost 50p - who could have known it would still be inspiring me so many years later - definitely money well spent! 🙂📖 .
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    Shared from my calligraphy account @ruth_rowland_studio
    #onmydesktop #calligraphypractice #fraktur #frakturcalligraphy #gothiccalligraphy #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan
    #calligraphy #calligraphypractice #brausenibs #automaticpen #winsorandnewton #winsorandnewtoncalligraphyink #kuretake #inks #gothiclettering #blackletter #calligraffiti #keepwriting #script #lettering #handlettering #calligrafriends #handwritten #dailycalligraphypractice #handtype #handstyle #handdrawntype #ink #calligraphysketchbook #bookstagram

  •  81  5  17 February, 2020
  • More Fraktur on my desktop ...
Gradually developing a more fluid hand as I memorise the minuscule forms and loosen up.
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Still lots to work on, including majuscules, which I've only taken a cursory look at so far but that's the pleasure of practice, there's always something else to work on. Once you accept the slowness, there's something very meditative about it.
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If you're wondering about materials, I'm using a combination of Brause nibs and Automatic pens on Goldline layout paper, with scarlet and blue/black Winsor and Newton ink, as well as a touch of Kuretake gold ink for the details on the larger letters.
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This particular practice session was inspired by The Tombs of Atuan, the second book in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series. First read as a child, her work opened up a world of magical possibilities to my young mind and was an inspiration to so many writers I admire. .

I still have my old Puffin paperback from the '70s, with its wonderfully over-the-top Art Nouveau typography (which was going through a revival at the time). I can see from the back, it cost 50p - who could have known it would still be inspiring me so many years later - definitely money well spent! 🙂📖
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 #onmydesktop #calligraphypractice #fraktur #frakturcalligraphy #gothiccalligraphy #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan
#calligraphy #calligraphypractice #brausenibs #automaticpen #winsorandnewton #winsorandnewtoncalligraphyink #kuretake  #gothiclettering #blackletter #calligraffiti #keepwriting #script #lettering #handlettering #calligrafriends #handwritten #dailycalligraphypractice  #handtype #handstyle #handdrawntype  #ink #calligraphysketchbook #calligraphysketch #puffinbooks
  • More Fraktur on my desktop ...
    Gradually developing a more fluid hand as I memorise the minuscule forms and loosen up.
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    Still lots to work on, including majuscules, which I've only taken a cursory look at so far but that's the pleasure of practice, there's always something else to work on. Once you accept the slowness, there's something very meditative about it.
    .
    If you're wondering about materials, I'm using a combination of Brause nibs and Automatic pens on Goldline layout paper, with scarlet and blue/black Winsor and Newton ink, as well as a touch of Kuretake gold ink for the details on the larger letters.
    .
    This particular practice session was inspired by The Tombs of Atuan, the second book in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series. First read as a child, her work opened up a world of magical possibilities to my young mind and was an inspiration to so many writers I admire. .

    I still have my old Puffin paperback from the '70s, with its wonderfully over-the-top Art Nouveau typography (which was going through a revival at the time). I can see from the back, it cost 50p - who could have known it would still be inspiring me so many years later - definitely money well spent! 🙂📖
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    #onmydesktop #calligraphypractice #fraktur #frakturcalligraphy #gothiccalligraphy #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan
    #calligraphy #calligraphypractice #brausenibs #automaticpen #winsorandnewton #winsorandnewtoncalligraphyink #kuretake #gothiclettering #blackletter #calligraffiti #keepwriting #script #lettering #handlettering #calligrafriends #handwritten #dailycalligraphypractice #handtype #handstyle #handdrawntype #ink #calligraphysketchbook #calligraphysketch #puffinbooks

  •  96  4  17 February, 2020
  • "Living, being in the world, was a much greater and stranger thing than she had ever dreamed."
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QOTD: Favourite departed author?
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HOPEFULLY this question isn't too morbid for you. Who is your favourite deceased author? For me, it's a tie between Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula K. Le Guin. I love Tolkien too. While Tolkien has always been deadly departed for me, when Le Guin passed away in early 2018, I felt chafed raw from the loss. An author who I admired, respected, and harboured a wish to see speak live was gone. I went through all my Earthsea posts on here and noticed I've never really shared exclusively this cover with you guys! And it's my fave of the cover designs in the series 😂 I just think Tenar looks beautiful and it's so magical and mysterious. I miss DWJ dearly too, she created so many hilarious and magical books for kids and had such a great outlook on the world. But luckily many of my favourites are still around and creating beautiful worlds for us to explore.
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Rereading The Earthsea Cycle with some dear friends helped me calm my mind and accept the passing of a legendary writer, thinker, and feminist. While I still feel a twinge when I think about her death, the books are the greatest comfort, like she is with me while I mourn the loss for myself and the literary community.
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#thetombsofatuan #tombsofatuan #ursulaleguin #ursulakleguin #earthseacycle #theearthseacycle #thebooksofearthsea #newberyhonorbook  #newberyhonor #bookishcanadians #canadianbookstagram #canadianbibliophiles #favouritebooks #favoritebooks #favouriteauthor #favoriteauthor #favoriteauthors #favouriteauthors #winterreads
  • "Living, being in the world, was a much greater and stranger thing than she had ever dreamed."
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    QOTD: Favourite departed author?
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    HOPEFULLY this question isn't too morbid for you. Who is your favourite deceased author? For me, it's a tie between Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula K. Le Guin. I love Tolkien too. While Tolkien has always been deadly departed for me, when Le Guin passed away in early 2018, I felt chafed raw from the loss. An author who I admired, respected, and harboured a wish to see speak live was gone. I went through all my Earthsea posts on here and noticed I've never really shared exclusively this cover with you guys! And it's my fave of the cover designs in the series 😂 I just think Tenar looks beautiful and it's so magical and mysterious. I miss DWJ dearly too, she created so many hilarious and magical books for kids and had such a great outlook on the world. But luckily many of my favourites are still around and creating beautiful worlds for us to explore.
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    Rereading The Earthsea Cycle with some dear friends helped me calm my mind and accept the passing of a legendary writer, thinker, and feminist. While I still feel a twinge when I think about her death, the books are the greatest comfort, like she is with me while I mourn the loss for myself and the literary community.
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    #thetombsofatuan #tombsofatuan #ursulaleguin #ursulakleguin #earthseacycle #theearthseacycle #thebooksofearthsea #newberyhonorbook #newberyhonor #bookishcanadians #canadianbookstagram #canadianbibliophiles #favouritebooks #favoritebooks #favouriteauthor #favoriteauthor #favoriteauthors #favouriteauthors #winterreads

  •  98  28  7 February, 2020
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“From that time forth he believed that the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees.”
🧙 A Wizard of Earthsea / Ursula K. LeGuin
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#pixiebookpix - Trilogy
#grimdragon - Nice package.
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#bookstagram #bookgeek #bookdragon #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookishlife #readmore #allthebooks #booksaremylife #earthsea #ursulakleguin #trilogy #beautifulbooks #beautifulbookcovers #fantasybooks #seaofbooks #awizardofearthsea #thetombsofatuan #thefarthestshore
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    “From that time forth he believed that the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees.”
    🧙 A Wizard of Earthsea / Ursula K. LeGuin
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    #grimdragon - Nice package.
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    #bookstagram #bookgeek #bookdragon #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookishlife #readmore #allthebooks #booksaremylife #earthsea #ursulakleguin #trilogy #beautifulbooks #beautifulbookcovers #fantasybooks #seaofbooks #awizardofearthsea #thetombsofatuan #thefarthestshore

  •  87  6  3 February, 2020

Top #thetombsofatuan Posts

  • #birlikteursulaokuyoruz etkinliğimiz için bu ay seçtiğim kitap Atuan Mezarları oldu.
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Atuan Mezarları, Yerdeniz Serisi'nin ikinci kitabıdır ve ilk kitap olan Yerdeniz Büyüsücüsü'nden iki yıl sonra yani 1970 yılında yayınlanmıştır.
İlk kitabına göre daha çok macera ve daha derin düşünceler içeren bir kitap. Arka kapakta yazar kitabın temalarını kadın, kadının kendini keşfetmesi, cinsellik, yeniden doğum ve yıkım olarak belirtmiş, bu temaları ise semboller kullanarak fantastik öykü içinde okuyucuya aktarmıştır.
Kitapta olaylar Kargad Diyarı'nda geçiyor. Kargad adalarından birinde doğan Tenar isimli kız bebekte, ölen Başrahibenin ruhunun yeniden doğduğu keşfedilir. Tenar, Atuan Mezarları Mahali'ne götürülerek, yutulmuşların/isimsizlerin bir üyesi olarak özel bir şekilde eğitilir. Olgunluk yaşına geldiğinde ünvanı olan Başrahibeliği alır ve yerin altında bulunan karanlık ve sessiz mağaralarda, labirentlerde tek başına dolaşmaya başlar. Bir akşam yine labirentlerde dolaşırken bir yabancının varlığını sezer ve olaylar bu şekilde gelişmeye başlar.
Kitabın temel konusunun kadın olduğunu belirtmiştim. Baş karakterimiz Tenar'ın labirentlerde başından geçen olaylar üzerinden yola çıkarak alt metinde öğretilen kimlik ve keşfedilen kimlik mücadelesi başarılı bir şekilde vurgulanmış. Kadının kendini keşfetme ve özgürleşme sürecinde erkeğin de önemli rolü olduğu ve iki farklı cinsin birbirleri ile aynı yolda eşit durumda bulundukları belirtilmiş. Tabii ki de ejderhalara hükmeden büyücümüz Ged de hikayede yer alıyor. İlk kitaptaki olaylarla bağlantılı bir şekilde ana hikaye devam ettiriliyor.
Serinin ikinci kitabını ilk kitaba oranla daha çok beğendim, hem çocuklara hem de büyüklere hitap eden heyecanlı ve anlamlı bir öykü.
Kadının benliğini farketmesi ve özgürlüğe, ışığa giden yolda karanlıklardan kurtuluşunu fantastik bir pencereden gözlemek isterseniz kesinlikle önereceğim bir kitap olur.
Ayrıca @ecenin_kitapligi na bu kitabı anlamlandırmama katkıda bulunduğu için teşekkür ederim.
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#thetombsofatuan #ursulakleguin #atuanmezarları #okumaguncesia
  • #birlikteursulaokuyoruz etkinliğimiz için bu ay seçtiğim kitap Atuan Mezarları oldu.
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    Atuan Mezarları, Yerdeniz Serisi'nin ikinci kitabıdır ve ilk kitap olan Yerdeniz Büyüsücüsü'nden iki yıl sonra yani 1970 yılında yayınlanmıştır.
    İlk kitabına göre daha çok macera ve daha derin düşünceler içeren bir kitap. Arka kapakta yazar kitabın temalarını kadın, kadının kendini keşfetmesi, cinsellik, yeniden doğum ve yıkım olarak belirtmiş, bu temaları ise semboller kullanarak fantastik öykü içinde okuyucuya aktarmıştır.
    Kitapta olaylar Kargad Diyarı'nda geçiyor. Kargad adalarından birinde doğan Tenar isimli kız bebekte, ölen Başrahibenin ruhunun yeniden doğduğu keşfedilir. Tenar, Atuan Mezarları Mahali'ne götürülerek, yutulmuşların/isimsizlerin bir üyesi olarak özel bir şekilde eğitilir. Olgunluk yaşına geldiğinde ünvanı olan Başrahibeliği alır ve yerin altında bulunan karanlık ve sessiz mağaralarda, labirentlerde tek başına dolaşmaya başlar. Bir akşam yine labirentlerde dolaşırken bir yabancının varlığını sezer ve olaylar bu şekilde gelişmeye başlar.
    Kitabın temel konusunun kadın olduğunu belirtmiştim. Baş karakterimiz Tenar'ın labirentlerde başından geçen olaylar üzerinden yola çıkarak alt metinde öğretilen kimlik ve keşfedilen kimlik mücadelesi başarılı bir şekilde vurgulanmış. Kadının kendini keşfetme ve özgürleşme sürecinde erkeğin de önemli rolü olduğu ve iki farklı cinsin birbirleri ile aynı yolda eşit durumda bulundukları belirtilmiş. Tabii ki de ejderhalara hükmeden büyücümüz Ged de hikayede yer alıyor. İlk kitaptaki olaylarla bağlantılı bir şekilde ana hikaye devam ettiriliyor.
    Serinin ikinci kitabını ilk kitaba oranla daha çok beğendim, hem çocuklara hem de büyüklere hitap eden heyecanlı ve anlamlı bir öykü.
    Kadının benliğini farketmesi ve özgürlüğe, ışığa giden yolda karanlıklardan kurtuluşunu fantastik bir pencereden gözlemek isterseniz kesinlikle önereceğim bir kitap olur.
    Ayrıca @ecenin_kitapligi na bu kitabı anlamlandırmama katkıda bulunduğu için teşekkür ederim.
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    #thetombsofatuan #ursulakleguin #atuanmezarları #okumaguncesia

  •  980  94  22 June, 2019
  • Have just started ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ by Ursula Le Guin for the #leguinalong (hosted by @afrolicthroughfiction ) and I just had to share a photo of the two maps that start this book! The Labyrinth of the Tombs is just stunning! 💛 
As a teenager, I saved up for months to buy a map of Middle Earth to put on my bedroom wall. It’s rolled up nice and safe now, to keep the edges from ripping, but the Hobbit in me absolutely loves pouring over it! 💛

Do you have a favourite literary map? 💛

#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookishfeature #maps #literarymaps #bookishmaps #earthsea #leguinalong #readalong #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan #bookworm #lovebooks #booknerd #bookobsessed #tbr #currentlyreading #lockdownreading #fantasybooks
  • Have just started ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ by Ursula Le Guin for the #leguinalong (hosted by @afrolicthroughfiction ) and I just had to share a photo of the two maps that start this book! The Labyrinth of the Tombs is just stunning! 💛
    As a teenager, I saved up for months to buy a map of Middle Earth to put on my bedroom wall. It’s rolled up nice and safe now, to keep the edges from ripping, but the Hobbit in me absolutely loves pouring over it! 💛

    Do you have a favourite literary map? 💛

    #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookishfeature #maps #literarymaps #bookishmaps #earthsea #leguinalong #readalong #ursulaleguin #thetombsofatuan #bookworm #lovebooks #booknerd #bookobsessed #tbr #currentlyreading #lockdownreading #fantasybooks

  •  102  2  27 May, 2020
  • 🌿 I am currently reading The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. I loved these books as a child but it’s been so long since I read them that I remember very little of the story. Now it’s slowly coming back to me as I read and I am so glad to find that Earthsea is just as good, if not better, than I remember.
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  • 🌿 I am currently reading The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. I loved these books as a child but it’s been so long since I read them that I remember very little of the story. Now it’s slowly coming back to me as I read and I am so glad to find that Earthsea is just as good, if not better, than I remember.
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  •  110  9  25 January, 2019
  • #grimdragon - first books you posted on bookstagram! These represent my first four bookish posts, when I hadn't yet gone full bookstagram. Most of these have since made repeat appearances 😊
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It was fun scrolling back right to the start of my insta and see how crap I used to be at taking photos 🙈 And for some reason I liked to turn the warmth levels way up? Who knows what was going on there. Any who, hope you all have nice Tuesdays! 😊
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#circleofbookishfriends - weird authors. I think Bulgakov and Valente write pretty weird fiction in their own ways.
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#bookstagram #bibliophile #booknerd #bookdragon #bookhoarder #bookstack #vanishedkingdoms #normandavies #speakeasy #catherynnemvalente #themasterandmargarita #mikhailbulgakov #ursulakleguin #awizardofearthsea #thetombsofatuan #thefarthestshore
  • #grimdragon - first books you posted on bookstagram! These represent my first four bookish posts, when I hadn't yet gone full bookstagram. Most of these have since made repeat appearances 😊
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    It was fun scrolling back right to the start of my insta and see how crap I used to be at taking photos 🙈 And for some reason I liked to turn the warmth levels way up? Who knows what was going on there. Any who, hope you all have nice Tuesdays! 😊
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    #circleofbookishfriends - weird authors. I think Bulgakov and Valente write pretty weird fiction in their own ways.
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    #bookstagram #bibliophile #booknerd #bookdragon #bookhoarder #bookstack #vanishedkingdoms #normandavies #speakeasy #catherynnemvalente #themasterandmargarita #mikhailbulgakov #ursulakleguin #awizardofearthsea #thetombsofatuan #thefarthestshore

  •  317  19  15 August, 2017
  • “What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”
The Tombs of Atuan is the second in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea series and it’s a freaking fabulous fantasy trip. Any book involving a labyrinth, send my way. I could hang out in a labyrinth ALL DAY 😂. Maybe I should’ve spent my quarantine time building a labyrinth 🤔. Next time.
In comparison to the first book, this wasn’t as great; but judged on its own, it was superb. I loved the return of our wizard Ged, now bolder and wiser and more powerful. And the introduction of the young priestess trapped serving the darkness and having to overcome it made the second book take on its own identity away from the first. Overall, didn’t blow my mind, but I loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
I’m most excited to check this off my list and start the third book because DRAGONS 🐉 😂.
Thanks @thestarsareours for pushing this one to the top of my TBR list 🥰.
+10 points to your Hogwarts house if you see my gnome creepin’ in this picture 😏.
  • “What she had begun to learn was the weight of liberty. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”
    The Tombs of Atuan is the second in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea series and it’s a freaking fabulous fantasy trip. Any book involving a labyrinth, send my way. I could hang out in a labyrinth ALL DAY 😂. Maybe I should’ve spent my quarantine time building a labyrinth 🤔. Next time.
    In comparison to the first book, this wasn’t as great; but judged on its own, it was superb. I loved the return of our wizard Ged, now bolder and wiser and more powerful. And the introduction of the young priestess trapped serving the darkness and having to overcome it made the second book take on its own identity away from the first. Overall, didn’t blow my mind, but I loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
    I’m most excited to check this off my list and start the third book because DRAGONS 🐉 😂.
    Thanks @thestarsareours for pushing this one to the top of my TBR list 🥰.
    +10 points to your Hogwarts house if you see my gnome creepin’ in this picture 😏.

  •  248  38  2 May, 2020
  • 'Yet there would be no priestess of the Tombs, and the dances of the dark of the moon would not be danced, and the sacrifices would not be made, and the blood not poured out, and the worship of the Dark Ones could be forgotten, forever. She and her lord would like it to be so.' - Manan

Another Le Guin bites the dust. The darkest of the first two volumes had me wondering at times if Le Guin hadn't written an occult tale! The Eaten One, who's soul then becomes owing to the Nameless Gods. The Tombs and the human sacrifices made by the slaves brought to the dark chambers underground. A labyrinth so dark one had to keep to the walls to feel for direction. A darkness and hate that made prisoners of those at Atuan.

I wish more of her work was like this. I really enjoyed this volume in the Earthsea trilogy and although I appreciate a dark setting it was nice to see light overcome dark in a manner of trust overcoming fear. Sparrowhawk and Tenar, still a better love story than Twilight.

Puffin, 1974| Cover art by David Smee.

#scifisunday
  • 'Yet there would be no priestess of the Tombs, and the dances of the dark of the moon would not be danced, and the sacrifices would not be made, and the blood not poured out, and the worship of the Dark Ones could be forgotten, forever. She and her lord would like it to be so.' - Manan

    Another Le Guin bites the dust. The darkest of the first two volumes had me wondering at times if Le Guin hadn't written an occult tale! The Eaten One, who's soul then becomes owing to the Nameless Gods. The Tombs and the human sacrifices made by the slaves brought to the dark chambers underground. A labyrinth so dark one had to keep to the walls to feel for direction. A darkness and hate that made prisoners of those at Atuan.

    I wish more of her work was like this. I really enjoyed this volume in the Earthsea trilogy and although I appreciate a dark setting it was nice to see light overcome dark in a manner of trust overcoming fear. Sparrowhawk and Tenar, still a better love story than Twilight.

    Puffin, 1974| Cover art by David Smee.

    #scifisunday

  •  208  15  8 September, 2019