Happy Book Birthday, @adrienneyoungbooks
! Sky in the Deep finally released today, and I'm SO happy my hardcopy came in the mail this afternoon. Isn't it just too gorgeous? 😍
QOTD: Have you ever read or watched a story about Vikings? (My official review is up on my Goodreads account! Link in bio.)
A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings―and all heart.
OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield―her brother, fighting with the enemy―the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
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'THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE' (Samt el qusur), directed by Moufida Tlatli
RSVP Required at: (http://cs-thesilencesofthepalace.splashthat.com)
Free Film Screening @manaratalsaadiyat
Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 PM
Bring all of your friends to experience this extraordinary and powerful Tunisian coming of age story directed by acclaimed filmmaker Moufida Tlatli!
ABOUT THE FILM
THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE
Samt el qusur (Original Title)
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Tunisia | 1993 128 mins | In Arabic, French | English Subtitles
Rating: [ 18+ ] - (Suitable for viewers ages 18 and above)
Synopsis: The news that Prince Sid'Ali has died suddenly confronts 25-year-old Ali with her past again. During the funeral she visits the palace where she spent her childhood and adolescence and where her mother was a servant. She never knew her father - he may even have been the prince. As she wanders the deserted corridors, the images of her youth return, such as her forbidden friendship with Sarra, daughter of one of the princes, who taught Alia to love the lute. She also re-experiences the painful and silent quest for the identity of her father and remembers her mother, the brave and beautiful Khedija, who protected Alia against the furtive desires of the prince. THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE delicately reveals the lonely life of the women who were locked up for life in an Arab palace, half slaves, half mistresses.
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I thoroughly enjoyed Spider-Man Homecoming as much for as it felt more true to the comics as I did it gave us something new, I mean we’ve had a bunch of MJ’s to varying successes but they all were basically the same. Different can be good. Different can be better. Holland and Zendaya are the goods imho and refreshingly young in a cast that includes the great Keaton and RDJ.
Follow Berlin born and based photographer Frank Thiel through the city as he prepares for his upcoming exhibition at Blain|Southern Berlin, opening this Friday as part of @galleryweekendberlin.
Working over a two-year period in close collaboration with his Cuban team and the families of the young women he photographed, Thiel shows his subjects in their own neighbourhoods in Havana. Drawn from across all fifteen municipalities of the Cuban capital, the unadorned locations act as a counterpoint to the often nostalgic or romanticised idea of the city and the life of its inhabitants. The full video will be live on Thursday on @frieze_magazine.
'Quinceañeras' runs 28 April — 16 June at Blain|Southern Berlin
Private View: Friday 27 April, 6-9pm
#BlainSouthernBerlin #FrankThiel #galleryweekendberlin
Becka walked the halls of latter elementary school like a cautionary tale about consciousness itself. If you don’t stay awake, this could be you. The fear was real. Flicka knew that state. When her mom began to downward spiral in the marriage, when her dad became too angry to show either her or her mom any joy, any sign of love, Flicka found refuge in blankness. The hours could pass. It didn’t feel good, it wasn’t an escape. It was the nothing. And the nothing was better than the utter helplessness she felt. The nothing was better than finding her mom crying on the kitchen floor in the fetal position. Nothing.
The fear came, the fear of the nothing, when there were things she wanted to be there for. Small things, and she found herself having trouble accessing…presence. She’d open her eyes wide and still at the same time, feel the pull downward or dispersed, both at the same time, dispersal in all directions. So she became serious about always being there, very there, always having a plan, a focus, an attack. She began writing lists in the morning, at night, in the day, crossing things off and moving them to other lists, an elaborate ongoing system to stay constantly engaged and aware of her state, of her behavior, of her actions. All the stranger, she thought, looking back that what she would eventually do was become completely unaware. This is what Chloe couldn’t handle finally. Couldn’t believe finally. That Flicka really wasn’t aware, the whole time, of what she was doing. Because she was the one who kept the tab, the debt, the grades, the scores, the pros, the cons, a running list of accomplishments, of data, of proof. How could she have possibly ever lost control, made a mistake, let go? She herself didn’t know how to answer the question. IT sent her running away. Now she was coming back, for the first time.