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i’m on a mission to get some people to read more. i wish i could just take them for some coffee in that bookshop but it’s not possible now. do you have any ideas how to convince somebody to read regularly?

jedna z moich ostatnich misji to namówienie kilku ważnych dla mnie osób do czytania. chciałabym ich zwyczajnie zabrać na kawę do tamtej księgarni, ale to nie jest opcja na dziś. macie jakieś sposoby na przekonanie kogoś do regularnego czytania?

(libros del pasaje, thames 1762 y pasaje russel, buenos aires, argentina)

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i have a problem with must-sees. more often than not, they’re flooded with tourists and lose their meaning in camera lights. el ateneo is a bookstore. pushed into a former theatre, yet still a bookstore. but hardly anybody buys anything here. hardly anybody reads. you go in, have something to drink/eat, snap a few photos and leave. for me, el ateneo is an idea, a grand sight but lacks atmosphere.

(El Ateneo, 1860 Ave. Santa Fe, Buenos Aires)

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this photo makes me pine for long, warm days. sitting on the grass, watching the world go by.
well, i’m sitting a lot these days. fours hours daily, to be exact. on trains / tube / buses. i’m not sure how long i can take this for. we’ll see.

anyway, here’s what i read this week: Frank Sinatra Has a Cold by Gay Talese. fascinating.
it reminded me of another classic: The Duke in His Domain by Truman Capote.
Sinatra and Brando. two men who apparently weren’t the best of friends. well observed and described by two geniuses of journalism. enjoy!

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in 2012 or 2013 i’m planning to go and work as a volunteer in Costa Rica for 2 months. this is something i’ve been willing to do for quite a while and here is the short story about it. as a part of my fundraising appeal, to cover the costs of my working experience, i decided to sell most of the books i currently happen to own. many are brand new, other from charity shops, bookmooch.com, readitswapit.co.uk and so on. you can treat buying them as a donation where the minimum is £1 per book (+shipping fee). if you live in london, you can pick them up from my place. i need to free some space and raise quite a lot for my volunteer work so if you could forward my message to people who might want to buy a book or two from the list below, i’ll be grateful. cheers!

w 2012. lub 2013. roku planuje jechac i pracowac przez dwa miesiace jako wolontariusz na Kostaryce. to cos, co chcialam zrobic od dluzszej chwili i tutaj mozecie o tym przeczytac. jako czesc mojej akcji zbierania funduszy, ktore pokryja koszty mojej pracy tam, zdecydowalam sie sprzedac wiekszosc ksiazek, ktore obecnie posiadam. wiele z nich jest nowiutkich, inne sa ze sklepow charytatywnych, stron: bookmooch.com i readitswapit.co.uk etc. mozecie potraktowac kupienie ich jako dotacje, gdzie minimum wynosi £1 za ksiazke (+koszty wysylki). jesli mieszkacie w londynie, mozecie je odebrac ode mnie z domu. walcze o przestrzen i musze zebrac dosc duza sume na moj wolontariat, wiec jesli moglibyscie przeslac te wiadomosc dalej, do ludzi, ktorzy byc moze chca kupic ksiazke lub dwie z ponizszej listy, bede wdzieczna. dzieki!

In English:

Allen Woody – Complete Prose
Allen Claire – Poppy Shakespeare
Anderson Rob – Stretching
Berger John – Ways of Seeing
Bettger Frank – How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling
Borges Jorge Luis – Doctor Brodie’s Report
Bozza Anthony – Whatever You Say I am. The Life and Times of Eminem
Bronte Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Bronte Emily – Wuthering Heights
Callan Rob – Artificial Intelligence
Clair Jean – Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans
Dahl Roald – The Witches
Dahl Roald – Fantastic Mr Fox
De Bono Edward – Lateral Thinking
De Bono Edward – I Am Right, You Are Wrong
De Botton Alain – The Consolations of Philosophy
Doyle Arthur Conan – Sherlock Holmes’s Gratest Cases
Durston Ian – Everything I Need to Know About Being a Manager I learnt From My Kids
Burleigh Michael – Earthly Powers. Religion and Politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War
Fiell Charlotte and Peter – Scandinavian Design
Fitzgerald F. Scott – The Beautiful and Damned
Flaubert Gustave – Madame Bovary
Franzen Jonathan – The Corrections
Fry Stephen – Moab Is My Washpot
Gardner Dan – Risk. The Science and Politics of Fear
Gilbert Daniel – Stumbling on Happiness
Greene Graham – The Tenth Man
Grondahl Jens Christian – Silence in October
Franklin Benjamin – Autobiography and Other Writings
Hamsun Knut – Dreamers
Hamsun Knut – Mysteries
Harrold Fiona – The 10-Minute Life Coach
Hedgecoe John – The New Photographer’s Handbook
Hellinger Bert – Acknowledging What Is
Hicks Robert, Schultz Frances – Still Life and Special Effects Photography
Hill Napoleon – Think and Grow Rich
Hittleman Richard – Yoga. 28 day exercise plan
Hoeg Peter – Miss Smilla’s Felling For Snow
Hough Margaret – A Practical Approach to Counselling
James Henry – The Turn of The Screw
James Henry – Washington Square
Jansson Tove – The True Deceiver
Jansson Tove – Tales From Moominvalley
Jansson Tove – Finn Family Moomintroll
Kerouac Jack – On the Road
Kipling – Just So Stories
Kloskowski Matt – Layers. Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature
Laing R.D. – The Politics of Experience
Leavitt David – The Man Who Knew Too Much. Alan Turing and The Invention of The Computer
Levez Belinda – Teach Yourself How to Win at Online Gambling
McCall Smith Alexander – Tears of the giraffe
McCall Smith Alexander – Morality of Beautiful Girls
McCall Smith Alexander – The Kalahari Typing School For Men
McCall Smith Alexander – The Full Cupboard of Life
McCall Smith Alexander – The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
Moore Isabel – The Food Book. The Essential Facts About Food and Drink
Nagrin Daniel – How to Dance Forever
Niffenegger Audrey – The Time Traveler’s Wife
O’Neill Jamie – At Swim, Two Boys
Paasilinna Arto – The Year of The Hear
Priestley J.B. – Charles Dickens. a Pictorial Biography
Shaw Bernard – Pygmalion
Shriver Lionel – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Silbiger Steven – The 10-Day MBA
Sills Judith – Excess Baggage
Soseki Natsume – Kokoro
Steiner Rupert – My First Break. How Entrepreneurs Get Started
Sticky Wisdom. How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work
Sugar Alan – The Apprentice
Theroux Paul – The Great Railway Bazaar
Thomson, Martinet – A Practical English Grammar (plus Exercise books 1 and 2)
Tracey Brian – Eat That Frog
Trinny and Susannah – What You Wear Can Change Your Life
Tolstoy Leo – Anna Karenina
The Carl Rogers Reader
The Rough Guide to Scandinavia
Vonnegut Kurt – Cat’s Cradle
Winterson Jeanette – Written on The Body

Po polsku:

Banana Yoshimoto – Tsugumi
Capote Truman – Letnia Przeprawa
Caunt John – Poznaj swoja wartosc
Ditlevsen Tove – Twarze
Drosnin Michael – Kod Biblii
Eco Umberto – Imie Rozy
Fallaci Oriana – Wscieklosc i duma
Fallaci Oriana – Wywiad z sama soba / Apokalipsa
Farrelly Frank, Brandsma Jeff – Terapia Prowokatywna
Fox Marta – Zanim nadejdzie rozstanie
Franken Robert E. – Psychologia Motywacji
Fromm Erich – Miec czy byc?
Hamsun Knut – Victoria
Hrabal Bohumil – Auteczko
Hrabal Bohumil – Zbyt Glosna Samotnosc
Hrabal Bohumil – Listy do Kwiecienki
Ibsen Henrik – Hedda Gabler
Ionesco Eugene – Samotnik
Jackson Micheal – Tyskie vademecum piwa
Jagielski Wojciech – Wieze z kamienia
Jan Pawel II – Pamiec i tozsamosc
Japonia. Przewodnik National Geographic
Jelinek Elfriede – Amatorki
Klimko-Dobrzaniecki Hubert – Dom Rozy / Krysuvik
Kolakowski Leszek – O co nas pytaja wielcy filozofowie
Kolakowski Leszek – 13 bajek z krolestwa Lailonii dla duzych i malych oraz inne bajki
Kosinski Jerzy – Malowany ptak
Kottler Jeffrey – Opor w psychoterapii
Kundera Milan – Zart
Kundera Milan – Nieznosna Lekkosc Bytu
Kundera Milan – Niewiedza
Lindgren Astrid – Emil ze Smelandii
Mann Thomas – Czrodziejska Gora
Maslanka Mariusz – Bidul
Maslowska Dorota – Miedzy nami dobrze jest
Matuszewski – Alfabet. Wybor z pamieci 90-latka.
Murakami Haruki – Na poludnie od granicy, na zachod od Slonca
Murakami Haruki – Norwegian Wood
Orwell George – Anglicy i inne eseje
Pamuk Orhan – Stambul
Paul-Cavallier Francois – Wizualizacja
Pessoa Fernando – Ksiega Niepokoju
Pilch Jerzy – Moje Pierwsze Samobojstwo
Poswiatowska Halina – Wszystkie wiersze
Queneau Raymond – Cwiczenia stylistyczne
Sharpe Robert – Bron swoich interesow
Sobol Marek – Mojry
Stasiuk Andrzej – Jadac do Babadag
Szigeti Laszla- Drybling Hidegkutiego czyli rozmowy z Hrabalem
Tokarczuk Olga – Bieguni
Tokarczuk Olga – Ostatnie Historie
Tokarczuk Olga – anna in w grobowcach swiata
Wilson Philip – Slownik idiomow angielskich
Wilson Philip – Phrasal verbs
Wisniewski Janusz L. – Zespoly Napiec
Wysokie Obcasy – Twarze (rozmowy)
Zaworska Helena – Rozmowa z ks. Twardowskim
Zizek Slavoj – Lacrimae Rerum. Kieslowski, Hitchcock, Tarkowski, Lynch
Zola Emmil – Wszystko dla pan
Zawislinski Stanislaw – Kieslowski. Wazne, zeby isc…

my email: getupatsix{at}gmail.com

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about two years ago, i read Anticancer and it was roughly about that time that most of the people i know started considering me a weirdo. at once, i lowered my carb consumption, got plenty of green tea and was sure to brew it for 10 minutes before drinking and, replaced all my cosmetics with paraben free alternatives. these were just some of the major changes. my interest in nutrition grew stronger, i was eating well before but now i was eating much better. i’m still a rather strong anti-cancer food and preventative approach fanatic. this has little to do with the fact that my parental grandmother died of leukemia. it’s just fear and common sense in their purest, craziest forms.

in october 2010, i attended a meditation retreat, during which i participated in metta – loving kindness – a sitting when one imagined all living beings and offered them love. surprisingly, i found this experience life-changing and it felt obvious to me that i wouldn’t eat meat anymore (fish is next on my list – if you want to ask. but this step has proved much more challenging to take). i have been a pescatarian since. of course i miss the taste of meat at times but, as Jonathan Safran Foer once wrote, “there’s a limit to my love”. missing comes and goes.

this year, i decided, to the horror of all my family and friends, that i wanted to lose some fat. this was a quick decision i made after getting one of those BMI & fat percentage receipts you get after stepping off the scale in a drug store. “average” near “poor”? what? give me “good” near “excellent” and i’ll be pleased. so i looked for a good approach, one that wouldn’t make me eat foods i didn’t like and really, convince me that it made at least some sense. one rainy day in a book store and i was ready to give Tim Ferriss’ approach a go. seven weeks (six with full implementation) later i’m still on it. it’s more of a love-hate relationship than somewhere-over-the-rainbow experience but i’m not giving up yet.

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