UPDATE: Concurs 2

UPDATE: datorita numarului mic de persoane doritoare sa participe la al doilea concurs din cadrul maratonului (aici) am mai adaugat o regula. Daca nu doriti sa faceti colajul (nu aveti aparat foto,etc..), puteti crea si o povestire cu acelasi titlu: „O zi din viata unei carti”. Dimensiuni: minim jumatate de pagina de Word si maxim 2 pagini!

Concursul se va tine daca vor fi cel putin 7 persoane inscrise.

Inscrierile se fac la postarea initiala!

Maratonul Concursurilor de Primavara / II. Arta fotografica: „O zi din viata unei carti”

Buna dragilor,

Acesta este al doilea concurs din cadrul maratonului.

Mi s-a parut foarte amuzant filmuletul de mai jos.

Pornind de la acesta, trebuie sa realizati un colaj de poze cu urmatorul titlu: „O zi din viata unei carti”. Acest filmulet este doar o idee sau o sursa de ispiratie. Puteti realiza si altceva, sau in alt context, atata timp cat este 1 colaj.

UPDATE: datorita numarului mic de persoane doritoare sa participe, am mai adaugat o regula. Puteti crea si o povestire cu acelasi titlu: „O zi din viata unei carti”. Dimensiuni: minim jumatate de pagina de Word, si maxim 2 pagini!

Concursul se va tine daca vor fi cel putin 7 persoane inscrise.

Reguli:

  • trebuie sa lasati un comentariu la aceasta postare cu inscrierea voastra: numele complet
  • trebuie sa imi urmariti blogul
  • urmatorul pas ar fi trimiterea creatilor pe adresa de email (o gasiti pe pagina About)
  • data limita: 28.04.2013
  • POZELE TREBUIE SA FIE FACUTE DE VOI (nu luate de pe net)

Vor fi 3 castigatori

Premiile sunt:

LOCUL 1: un album foto, cartea Instinct – J.A.Garland, 1 magnet de frigider, 3 vederi, 1 pix, 1 breloc, 3 semne de carte, 1 cod pentru a putea descarca gratuit cartea The  Mutatio Project – J.A. Garland

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LOCUL 2: 3 vederi, 4 semne de carte, 1 pix, 1 breloc laser, 1 racitor, 1 cutiuta jeleuri, 1 clema

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LOCUL 3: 4 vederi, 6 semne de carte, 1 magnet frigider, 1 abtibild, 1 insigna

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Succes!

In my mailbox #12

Buna dimineataa! Sa va arat ce bunati am primit! Majoritatea vor fi incluse in concursurile urmatoare! 😀

House of secrets – Ned Vizzini & Chris Columbus – GENIALA si povestea si ambalajul! In curand recenzia!

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Instinct – J. A. Garland – Thank you

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O multimeeee de swag-uri – din pacate 2 au ajuns rupte, dar voi incerca sa le remediez. Avem un caiet, pixuri, semne de carte, magneti de frigider, jeleuri, lasere, sapun, etc! 😀

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Wake Forest – Charlotte Jackanicz

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De la Regan Black am primit Justice Incarnate, 2 pixuri si 2 racitoare cred.  Thank you!

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Alte semne de carte!

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Si cateva semne, brelocuri si vederi de la targ!

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Am asteptat sa fac aceasta postare, pentru a putea da startul si urmatoarelor concursuri. Am tot asteptat sa primesc un pachet important, dar nu stiu de ce am impresia ca s-a pierdut pe drum. Trebuia sa ajunga deja de o saptamana 😦 De obicei pachetele trimise prin USPS ajung in 2 saptamani. Uff! 😦 Voi ce ati mai achizitionat/primit?

O zi frumoasa!

De ce citesc?

Acest asticol este publicat in cadrul concursului organizat de Libris.ro, cea mai diversificata librarie online, unde putem gasi carti online in romana, dar si in engleza.

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Asta da intrebare! Voi incerca  sa enumar mai jos principalele motive care imi stimuleaza dorinta de a citi.

Sa incepem:

1. CITESC pentru … PLACERE si RELAXARE. Pentru placerea ce vine cu fiecare pagina data, pentru acest sentiment de confort si stare de bine.

2. CITESC pentru…a EVADA din realitatea ce ne inconjoara. Citind, poti patrunde in lumi diferite si vieti diferite. Poti fi un cavaler in cele mai aprige batalii, poti invata la Hogwarts sau poti fi un detectiv. Poti avea aripi sa poti zbura sau puteri supranaturale sa te poti distra. Ideea e ca niciodata nu te vei plictisi. Posibilitatile sunt nelimitate si pe toate gusturile. Dupa cum afirma si George R.R.Martin:  „Un cititor traieste o mie de vieti inainte de a muri…Omul care nu citeste, traieste una singura”

reading dog3. CITESC pentru… un VOCABULAR bogat. Citind, descoperi in fiecare zi noi cuvinte, iti formezi un limbaj. Este foarte impornta sa stii sa vorbesti  corect si sa nu gafezi. Cel putin prima impresie conteaza, nu? Si sa fim seriosi, exista multi analfabeti in tara noastra.

4. CITESC pentru … a putea IMPARTASI cu voi opinii. Acesta este si principalul motiv pentru care mi-am infiintat si blogul.  Am fost placut surprinsa sa descopar un univers cu multi impatimiti de lectura. E placut sa ai cu cine sa discuti despre o carte care te-a revoltat sau emotionat.

5. CITESC pentru… INFORMATII. Cartile contin multe informatii utile si necesare. Daca ai o problema in dragoste..apelezi la o carte de psihologie practica; daca nu stii cu ce mancare sa iti cuceresti familia..dai fuga la o carte de bucate; daca vrei sa afli despre trecutul tarii noastre..pui mana pe o carte de istorie si exemplele pot continua. Concluzia:  cititul este necesar.

6. CITESC pentru…a COMBATE STRESUL. Ei bine, cand vii de la o zi plina de munca, sau facultate, sa pui mana pe o carte si o cana buna de cafea este tot ce iti trebuie. Este un remediu perfect pentru combaterea stresului, deoarece te ajuta sa te deconectezi de la toate problemele avute.

7. CITESC pentru… a-mi dezvolta IMAGINATIA. Cum as putea sa imi impresionez seful cu oferte turistice sau profesorii de la facultate…cu proiecte deosebite?? Raspunsul este: cu o imaginatie bogata! 😀

8. CITESC pentru … a alunga PLICTISEALA. Astfel, drumul cu trenul va trece mai repede, iar vara, statul pe plaja in asteptarea bronzului va fi mai agreabil.

9. CITESC pentru… DEZVOLTAREA PERSONALA SI PROFESIONALA. Am terminat facultatea de Psihologie. Pentru a putea profesa, principala regula este Dezvoltarea Personala. Iar pentru ca aceasta sa fie posibila, ati ghicit: trebuie sa citesti foarte mult! Dar, e foarte placut!

10. CITESC pentru ca…e AMUZANT. Poti sta cu inima in dinti de frica sau iti pot da lacrimile de ras…sau plans!

PS: Am nevoie de comentarii. Astept parerile si motivele voastre! 😀

Spor la citit!

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Book Blog Tour : FIREFLY by Belle Whittington! Guest Post + Easter Egg Hunt + Giveaways!

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I’m very happy to be a part of this book Blog Tour hosted by Books & Broomsticks, and I hope you’ll like my post! As part of the promotional tour, I have a fun guest post written by the author and some giveaways!

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 From Goodreads:
  “The darkest days are ahead of us,” Andrew whispered as the drape of shadows slipped away, allowing Blair to awaken. And in her heart of hearts she knew it was true. The unmistakable signs were all around her, growing within her. She was becoming something more than human. All she could do was accept the inevitable.
“I’ve become a freak … an alien. I no longer belong to the human world,” Blair told her true love, and he held her close, determined never to give her up.
“I’d stay in this darkness forever as long as I could be with you. Wherever you are … that’s my home.” Everett meant every word. In fact, he’d willingly give up his own life to protect the girl he’d always loved.
But there was a storm brewing … a firestorm so strong and catastrophic that it could keep them apart forever.
That storm roared into town wearing a brown leather bomber jacket and riding a motorcycle.
Ash was like a secret in human clothing … a dangerous secret. Everything about him was mesmerizing – right down to the swirls of ink that flowed over the smooth muscles across his chest and around his arms. Being with him was like playing with fire.
Blair knew all about playing with fire.
She knew something else, too. A small quiet voice deep within whispered that she really would be separated from everyone and everything she’d known and loved. Because some secrets run too deep.

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Love Lessons I’ve Learned from Books

There are many types of love: familial love, friendship, romantic love, love of pets, religious devotion, love of home, patriotism, love of possessions.  The list really is endless.  As a student of Literature at University of Houston, I had the chance to read a wide variety of stories, books, and plays covering all types of love.

Color Author Pic-Belle Whittington (1)For instance, the love of honor is strongly threaded throughout my favorite old heroic poem, Beowulf.  If you’ve had the chance to read it, you’ll know what I mean.  Beowulf is steadfast in his conviction to do the right and honorable thing.  It’s one of my favorite things about that tale.  And not only that, Hrothgar the king of the Danes, loved his people and generously shared rings of gold in his mead hall.  What I took away from these two types of love in Beowulf is that one should be true to his/her morals and ethics and also be kind and generous to team members, fellow country-men, and those he/she leads.

But, I digress… I could talk British Literature all day.

In Hunger Games, the friendship between Katniss and Rue is so touching.  Together, they forge a bond, which they are both willing to keep intact no matter the cost … even if the price is one of their lives.  That enormous price is actually paid when Rue stays behind to create a diversion so Katniss can destroy the cache of goods Kato and his group have accumulated.  Pardon me while I wipe the tears from my eyes.  I can’t tell you how hard that scene made me cry when I read Hunger Games!

I think Ender’s Game contains a good example of familial love.  Ender adores his sister, Valentine.  And even though they are separated for years as he attends training, their love remains steadfast between them.  This, also, was a heart wrenching storyline to read.

Little Women has a strong thread of love of family and home embroidered through it.  And the same goes with Anne of Green Gables.  Of course, in that book, you’ll find love of literature, too.  In both of these, I think what I leaned most about love was that it does not always have to be wild and rampant.  It can be love of comfort and home.  After a long hard day at work or school, isn’t that what we all long for … to go home and be surrounded by our loved ones?

The summer I turned ten years old, I read Where the Red Fern grows and cried my eyes out.  If you haven’t read this book, you should.  It’s the heart warming and heart wrenching tale about a boy and his two prize-winning hunting dogs and how both master and canine are willing to fight to the death for each other.  In the end, one dog dies and the other morns herself to death over the loss of her littermate.  And you’ll cry your eyes out when you read it!

Oh, but then there’s romantic love.  Don’t we all adore it?  In Pride and Prejudice, romantic love doesn’t come on swift wings, but grows as Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy come to know each other more.  It’s a love born out of respect and commonality.  It’s probably my favorite love story of all time.  It’s like the best flavor of cupcake topped with an extra dollop of my favorite butter cream frosting.  Reading it once just isn’t enough!

However, there’s a different type of romantic love in books.  I’m currently finishing up Beautiful Creatures, and the fated love between Ethan and Lena is fantastic.  Their relationship, like most fated loves in books, ebbs and flows until they become inseparable.  I haven’t gotten to the end of this book yet, so I don’t have the final outcome.  But I have my suspicions.

What love lessons have I learned from books?  I learned that no matter how far I roam, there’s no place like home; that loyalty, honor, and patriotism is important; that friends are an extension of family, and it’s important to nurture and protect those friendships; that family and pets love with a love fierce enough to fight and die for me; that the kind of love that springs from mutual respect is the most beautiful of all. And I’ve also learned something else.  I’ve got the most wonderful readers in the whole wide world, and I really mean it when I say, “I love my readers!”

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SUPER Concurs LIBRIS

Am primit ieri un mail foarte dragut, cu detaliile acestui concurs pentru bloggeri. Am decis sa ma inscriu si eu.

Libris.ro

Libris.ro, cea mai diversificata librarie online, da startul unui concurs de zile mari. Aici putem gasi carti online in romana, dar si in engleza.

Regulile participarii: trebuie sa public pe blog un post in care anunt inscrierea in acest concurs (indeplinit), siii un articol cu tema „De ce citesc?” in care va trebui sa prezint 10 motive pentru care lumea ar trebui sa citeasca.

Premiile sunt pe masura:

Locul 1: carti la alegere in valoare de, tine-te bine, 900 lei!

Locul 2: carti la alegere in valoare de 400 lei!

Locul 3: carti la alegere in valoare de 200 lei!

Cum castigi?

O instanta binevoitoare, inarmata cu inteligenta, rabdare si simtul umorului va aprecia urmatoarele:

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  2. Cele mai multe comentari la postul „De ce citesc?” de pe blogul tau (pondere 50%)

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Multumim Loredana!