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“At first I could not meet his eyes. When I did it was like sitting close to a fire that suddenly blazes up.”
~ Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring



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📚 Collezioni di libri 📚
Quanto è bello vedere in libreria tutti insieme i libri di una stessa casa editrice?
La Beat edizioni la vedo poco rappresentata qui su Instagram come altrove, ma sono tra i primi libri che ho iniziato a collezionare ed ecco qui i motivi:
📗 Sono economici, persino i più voluminosi si riescono ad avere a un prezzo decisamente conveniente.
📘 Il catalogo contiene titoli di varie case editrici indipendenti, che mi piace raccogliere sotto la stessa veste grafica.
📙Sono fan delle copertine flessibili piuttosto che di quelle rigide, quindi preferisco il formato tascabile purché sia resistente.
📗Alcuni di questi sono tra i primi libri che abbia mai avuto, sono stati letti e riletti da me e da altri in famiglia: non hanno nemmeno un graffio.
📘 Ho trovato tra i romanzi di questa casa editrice una grande quantità di trame a sfondo storico, spesso con protagoniste femmilini: tra i miei generi preferiti!
📙 Ma quanto sono belli e allegri i colori? 😍
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Avete qualche titolo Beat in libreria? Qual è la vostra casa editrice 'da collezione'?
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It’s an oil painting by The Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer ( circa 1665) depicting a wide-eyed young girl gazing at us over her shoulders with slightly parted lips and a dangling pearl earring.
Her name is Griet. She is 16, the daughter of a tile maker who went blind after an explosion in which two of his coworkers perished. In order to support her family, Griet becomes a servant at the Vermeers where she is supposed to clean the painter’s workshop but as she soon finds out, more toil and varying degrees of hostility are in store for her. Then, a special relationship buds between Griet and her master who sort of promotes her as his assistant then asks her to sit for him.
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Pretty much all of this is fictional. In fact, little is know about the famous painter’s life. So this was an opportunity for Tracy Chevalier to weave a story about the genesis of one his most iconic work.
The writing was fairly simple but it just flows and makes you want to keep turning the pages even if the story is hardly plot-driven. One can feel the tense atmosphere of the household where Griet’s only comfort is being in the vicinity of art and the artist.
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Griet is our narrator and I think we are supposed to root for her but she was insufferable. I don’t understand why some people are so fascinated by artists and would do anything for them supposedly to help their creative process as Griet does for Vermeer. Her personality gets worse as the story progresses. She becomes ruder, gets used to lying, vies for the attention of a married man and keeps rebuffing the advances of a young honest man with whom she has way better prospects. Does really she expect Vermeer’s wife to love her?
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I also wanted to see more development of the character of Vermeer who remained a mystery to me. Why did paint so slowly? ( only 34 paintings attributed to him). Did he love his wife? Did he love Griet or was he just using her for his art?
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I read this book in two days at the end of July and I still think about it. That’s a good sign and it is a good book. I recommend it.
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Are you an artsy person who understands paintings (unlike me)?
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Any thoughts about the book or the movie?

The Sleep Quilt, a fascinating work commissioned by Tracy Chevalier from prisoners trained by Fine Cell Work, is now on display at Conway Street. Pop by to have a look and shelter from this rain ☔️
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#lajeunefillealaperle #tracychevalier #folio #vermeer #hollande #delf #peintre Prochaine Lecture ...🎨🎨🎨J'ai choisi ce livre car le portrait de cette jeune fille était accroché dans ma maison d'enfance, comme beaucoup j'imagine... le regard de cette jeune fille, je l'avais trouvé bienveillant, pudique mais il y avait une expression dans ses yeux qui dégageait autre chose que je n'arrivais pas encore à distinguer. Cette histoire liée à ce peintre Hollandais Vermeer. 🎨🎨🎨à bientôt

Grâce à @queench2 je me suis souvenue que nous étions mercredi !
Jour du fameux #cadavresexquisdetitres que les @edlatableronde ont démarré il y a un an !
"Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier, le récital des anges sous le regard des étoiles "
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Lecture ou Jardinage ?! 🤔
Après avoir lu l'an dernier "À L'orée du Verger" de #tracychevalier j'avais souhaité me procurer la plupart de ses titres dans leur collection originale que j'aime tant !
Le récital des Anges se déroule à Londres à partir de 1901. La Reine Victoria vient de s'éteindre et l'Angleterre a des impatiences de liberté.
À travers le destin poignant de deux familles, l'auteure ressuscite un début de siècle turbulent.
C'est essentiellement autour de l'amitié des filles des familles Waterhouse et Coleman que la vie des deux "clans" va être écrite.
Tracy Chevalier m'enchante à nouveau !
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Nouvelle lecture à la fraîche !
Alors qu'à Marseille je me couche avec une bouteille que je sors du congelo, ici, j'aurai besoin de rentrer sous les draps !
Un bon début de lecture pour l'instant avec #tracychevalier et #lerecitaldesanges #edlatableronde #lecture #livrestagram

#currentlyreading: Tracy Chevalier’s Remarkable Creatures, based on the life of Mary Anning. Fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist, Anning helped change the scientific community for the better while challenging the “normal” middle class, white male background such pursuits required at the time. If you don’t know anything about her, check her out - she’s one of my heroes. So far the book has been great, and features all kinds of fossils - like the ammonite pictured, one of the most common Mary and her friend from the novel, Elizabeth, find on the beaches of Lyme Regis. .
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#litnerd #bookworm #books #booksofinstagram #reading #bookstagram #readingtime📖 #maryanning #fossil #fossils #ammonite #paleontology #history #historicalfiction #tracychevalier #lymeregis

Ho ben poco a cui pensare adesso, esclusi i ricordi.
Tracy Chevalier
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This is what happens when your bbff (bookworm best friend forever 😆) sends you to get books for her because you got nothing for her in your last bookhaul 😂// @purpleaekua asked me to get some books from Ghana Book Trust for her and I obviously couldn’t resist getting a “few” for myself 😬(half are mine, half are hers). I have a feeling once she sees this post she might try to get me to relinquish some of the ones I got for myself 😂// Do you have a bbff you think of first when you discover some great books/book deals? // Do you see any books you’ve read or have heard of in this pile? #bookhaul #bookworm #bookwormfriends #ghanabooktrust #girlwithapearlearring #tracychevalier #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwood #evamovesthefurniture #margotlivesey #midnightinthegardenofgoodandevil #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety #maryannshafer #anniebarrows #allforlove #thescandalouslifeandtimesofroyalmistressmaryrobinson #amandaelyot #thepianolesson #augustwilson #inthetimeofthebutterflies #juliaalvarez #thehamiltoncase #michelledekretser #delicious #ruthreichl #thesparewife #alexmitchel #bookstagram #bookstagramafrica #bookaddict

[ THIẾU NỮ ĐEO HOA TAI NGỌC TRAI • TRACY CHEVALIER ]
Cuốn sách đẹp như một bức tranh vậy, mờ mờ ảo ảo, hư hư thực thực. Lần đầu tớ cảm thấy những lời bình luận trên bìa không làm cụt hứng hay có vẻ tâng bốc sách, chúng chỉ đang cố nói lên sự thật mà thôi.
Xem phim thấy nhiều chi tiết bị lược, tiết tấu khá nhanh và không lột tả được những dấu ấn đậm nét của vài nhân vật (Tanneke, Cornelia...) cả về tính cách hay ngoại hình, thậm chí còn hơi sai sai. Nhưng dù sao vẫn bị lôi cuốn một cách mê hoặc ý.

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