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Details from my home (reading) / Detalji iz moga doma (čitanje)

My home. The smell of old and new books joined into something that reminds me of libraries. Red roses. Lots of red roses and now and then a few pink ones. And always coffee and more coffee. Lots of reading. Linguistics is still a field that interest me, but literature is always my first love. I couldn't imagine life without literature. New interesting book read parallelly with classics. I never can get tired of classics. Rereading them never gets old. Not that I don't enjoy reading new things. 

Moj dom. Miris starih i novih knjiga spaja se u nešto što me podsjeća na knjižnice. Crvene ruže. Puno crvenih ruža i ponekad pomalo rozih. Uvijek kava i još kave. Puno čitanja. Jezikoslovlje me još zanima, ali književnost je moja prva ljubav. Ne mogu zamisliti život bez književnosti. Nove zanimljive knjige čitane zajedno s klasicima. Nikad mi ne mogu dosaditi klasici, čitanje njih je uvijek zanimljivo. Ne da ne uživam čitati i nove knjige. 







Recently, I've read The White Queen. If you want my full review, you can check it out on my goodreads profile here but I will probably write an even longer review on my other blog soon. At the moment I'm reading Kolarovi by Hrvoje Hitrec and this epic novel totally blew me away. I've almost finished reading this one and I'm loving every moment of it. I can't believe I didn't came across again it before because I do read a lot of Croatian literature. Another book I'm reading at the moment is Roman Tales by Alberto Moravia. I've been wanting to read more of Moravia, because I absolutely loved his The Woman of Rome. I'm really enjoying reading his short stories, he is an exceptiona writer. 

Nedavno sam pročitala Bijelu kraljicu, želite li moj puni ogled, možete ga vidjeti na goodreads profilu tu, ali ću vjerojatno napisati još duži na blogu uskoro.  Trenutno čitam Kolarove Hrvoja Hitreca i ovaj epski roman me oduševio. Ne mogu vjerovati da nisam prije na njega naišla jer doista čitam puno hrvatskih djela. Još jedna knjiga koju trenutno čitam su Rimske priče koje je napisao Alberto Moravia. Htjela sam pročitati još nešto od njega, jer mi doista svidjela njegova Rimljanka. Uživam u njegovim kratkim pričama, doista je sjajan pisac.










Do you enjoy reading? If yes, what do you like to read? Do you prefer books or magazines? Where do you keep your books or magazines? What is your favourite reading place? Do you prefer to read at home? Do you have a reading routine? What do you prefer to drink when you're reading? Coffee, water, juice, tea or a glass of wine? I prefer coffee, but I have a feeling you already knew that.

Volite li vi čitati? Ako da, što volite čitati? Volite li više knjige ili časopise? Gdje držite vaše knjige ili časopise? Koje je vaše omiljeno mjesto za čitanje? Volite li čitati kući? Imate li neku rutinu koje se držite kod čitanja? Što volite piti kad čitate? Kavu, sok, vodu, čaj ili čašu vina? Ja izabirem kavu, ali mislim da ste to već nekako i znali.


Comments

  1. Obožavam ruže, uvijek svemu daju neku posebnu atmosferu, baš ti je lijep kutak! :) Ja obožavam čitanje, najviše knjige iako sam pretplaćena na par stranih časopisa koje pobožno pratim već godinama. Nemam neku čvrstu rutinu, čitam kad ulovim vremena i to uglavnom bude prije spavanja (tako mi je nekako najdraže) i uvijek u krevetu :)

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    1. hvala...nemam ni ja neku rutinu, a često čitam u krevetu prije spavanja, to me nekako najbolje opusti.

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  2. I read a lot when I commute! I love everything that has romance in it!!
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    1. I tried reading while commuting and it works for me as well but I can't read in buses and cars because I get car sick.

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    2. I tried reading while commuting and it works for me as well but I can't read in buses and cars because I get car sick.

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  3. I haven't read these titles, Ivana. I usually go for stuff like romance by Nicholas Sparks or those mystery-detective novels by Dan Brown ^_^

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    1. I haven't read Dan Brown yet, but I plan to:)

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  4. wow. gorgeous details! =) awesome!

    xx
    the-not-so-girlygirl.blogspot.com

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  5. Great post! Happy weekend! Kiss :))

    xxBasia

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  6. It was very interesting to know some details from your home. It's very cute dear. Thanks for sharing))

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  7. Lovely impressions. I really enjoy reading and still buy books as I just love seeing them around. I have a huge bookshelf in our living-room...I think books make a room feel so different. I'm a tea drinker ;)
    Have a lovely weekend!
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    1. thank you. I have one two bookshelves but they are not enough, I need to buy new ones.

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  8. This post is really inspiring! Love, love, love the pictures! Roses are definitely one of my favorite scents for sure. Have a great weekend! xx

    María Ale | www.mintsouls.com

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  9. I love how you've described your home Ivana - there's no scent so comforting as the smell of old books, right? Knowing your love for reading, I can imagine how comfortable you must be in your personal library! haha :) To answer the question, although I like reading books, I prefer writing them more. I read quite a few magazine subscriptions now though for blog inspiration, as well as a calming outlet :)

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    1. yes, there isn't a more comforting smell:)

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  10. Nice :)

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  11. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  12. Lovely post dear!
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  13. I always enjoy your book-related posts, dear, your passion for books is so infectious and admirable, so thank you so much for sharing it with us! Your photos in this post are exceptionally gorgeous, also, I love how you used the red roses with the books, it makes for a beautiful composition! x x As you know, I'm not much of a reader myself... I used to read a lot when I was younger, and then, well I don't even know what happened! I still enjoy reading blogs, articles etc. online, but it doesn't quite compare to the experience of actually holding a book in your hand and reading it the 'old-fashioned way'. :) <3 x x I know a lot of people use a Kindle these days, but if I was ever to get back into reading properly, I'd deffo go for the paperback version whenever possible - something about them is just so special! <3

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    1. yes, old-fashioned way is the best, nothing compares to actually holding a book in our hands.

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  14. Enjoyed reading your post. Kolarovi by Hrvoje Hitrec sounds interesting I will try to read it :)

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    1. I'm not sure has it been translated yet, but I would surely recommend it.

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  15. Your house sounds like a great place to relax, as for reading books my interest are mostly in genre of romance and young adult

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  16. Your rose cannon is so cute, very nice stuff. I mostly read magazines currently but am trying to force myself back into books.

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. thanks...magazines can be a great choice for reading too.

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  17. It's lovely to see little corners of your home! Beautiful roses and books, mirrors and vases, coffee and crochet pieces. Very homey.

    I read non-fiction mostly these days. I realized that I said many times that I don't read much, but it isn't completely true - I just don't read much fiction, but I do read a fair amount of books related to my interests which flow from one to another freely. I typically start a few books at a time and switch from one to another depending on my mood. Maya Angelou is one of them now.

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    1. thank you dear...I enjoyed Maya Angelou, I hope you will too. She has got a very candid and clear narrative voice.

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    2. Maya writes with her naked heart. She is as powerful as a prose writer as she is a poet. I find her poems very song-like or often vivid declamation, and her prose is very cinematic. Which is interesting knowing that her background was in dance and music - both acoustic and visual fields.

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    3. her autobiographical books would make for a wonderful film! It could also be very educational if they did the movie right.

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  18. I really like you :)
    Happy weekend!

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    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)

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  19. Wow this is so beautiful photos dear <3
    I love your new look of blog !!!

    Kisses <3

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  20. Beautiful photos dear! How I miss your blog so much :( I always adore photos of books and flowers. Sorry I wasnt able to check out your blog. I'm a bit busy with work right now and I'm also starting another job. Please have a good time always dear and I will catch up with you soon!

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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  21. Thank you for the pics, they are so cozy! As if I smelt the atmosphere of your home, took a cup of coffee with you... Books, of course, books!

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  22. Kutak ti je savršen! <3 Knjige, kafa, ruže... ma, šta može da se poredi sa time? :) Sad jedva čekam da završim obaveze i da čitam :) Najviše volim da čitam na kauču u dnevnoj sobi, ponekad na plaži, dok putujem itd. ali npr. nisam od onih ljudi koji čitaju u metrou, autobusu jer mi bude muka. Knjige držim po policama u dnevnoj sobi mada mi je kolekcija skromna s obzirom na to da kad smo se uselili ovde u stan nismo imali gotovo ništa, pa uživam u tome da gradim kolekciju malo po malo. Čitam zaista sve što mi dođe pod ruku, oduvek je bilo tako :) Rimljanku sam čitala jako davno, i ako pamtim dobro, bila je omiljena knjiga moje nane :)

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  24. Trenutno sam u fazi da nikako ne stignem citati... i to mi je nesto sto mi jako tesko pada jer moja mama kaze da sam ocoravila jer sam cijelo djetinjstvo provela s knjigom... Sjecam se mojih teen dana i odmora s roditeljima... i ja koja nosi po 11 ili 12 knjiga i iako je na moru ne izlazi vec ne moze pustiti knjigu... Bas sam bila ekstrem!
    Zbog klinaca i kronicnog umora, nisam u stanju ni casopis procitati i kako sam rekla, bas mi to fali. Ali dobro, biti ce vremena za nadoknadu...
    Volim citati u krevetu i piti caj... gust na najjace!

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  25. Vidi se da uzivas u divnom, toplom i ususkanom domu. Sve mi se svidja i vaza i ruze i ukrasna flasa i milje na stolu, ma sve je bombonica :-)
    Citam i knjige i magazine. Knjige su mi nekako milije i kad god imam vremena draze mi je da uzmem knjigu u ruke nego magazin, a magazini su tu za svakodnevno prelistavanje i inspiraciju. Uvek ispijam kaficu uz citanje i volim da citam u dnevnoj sobi na omiljenoj fotelji. Knjige odlazem u stakleni deo ormara, a sa magazinima uvek imam problem. Svuda su, a zao mi ih je baciti, mada kada se bas, bas nakupe moram smanjiti njihov broj i zadrzati samo omiljene.

    Pusa

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