6 preporuka za čitanje za august 2017

  1. „Orijentalista“ autor: Tom Reiss (Izdavač: Vulkani, Niš-Srbija, vulkani.rs)

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„Ep koji se ne ispušta iz ruku.“ (Booklist). Mnogi pisci su imali neobičan i uzbudljiv sopstveni život, koji su pokušali i uspjeli pretočiti u romane, koje su napisali. Roman „Orijentalista“ je knjiga koja se čita u jednom dahu, originalna, puna povijesnih činjenica, i opisa različitih događanja tokom svjetske povijesti. Radnja prati životni put jednog od najzagonetnijih i najmisterioznijih pisaca 20. stoljeća.

  1. „Bio sam samo broj“ autor: Roberto Riccardi (Izdavač: Imprimatur, Banjaluka- Bosna i Hercegovina, imprimatur.ba) – Roman prati životni put Alberta Seda, Jevrejina iz Rima, od njegovog rođenja, odrastanja, boravka u koncentracionom logoru do današnjih dana. Koliko je snage potrebno i vjere u život i opstanak, da se preživi u najgorim mogućim uvjetima života.  Nakon puštanja iz logora Dora 1945. godine, Albert Sed se vraća u Rim, gdje prolazi period prilagođavanja normalnom životu. Bavi se trgovinom metala, potom se ženi. Danas živi u Rimu, ima tri kćerke, sedam unučadi i troje praunučadi.    2017-07-30 10.24.27
  2. „Kuhanje“ autor: Slađana Nina Perković (Izdavač: Imprimatur, Banjaluka-Bosna i Hercegovina, imprimatur.ba)- Prva zbirka priča autorice S. Perković, u kojoj su sve priče napisane na jedan zanimljiv i inteligentan način. Svaka priča će vas, tokom čitanja, zaokupirati na svoj način.2017-07-30 10.24.50
  3. „Fatimina ruka“(Prvi i Drugi dio)- autor: Ildefonso Falcones (Izdavač: Laguna, Beograd-Srbija, laguna.rs )- Recenzija knjige preuzeta sa Laguninog portala : Španija na prelasku iz XVI u XVII vek. Zemlja koju predvodi kralj Filip II proživljava brojna previranja sa dalekosežnim istorijskim posledicama. Jednako buran i neizvestan je i život Ernanda Ruisa, sina Mavarke koju je silovao katolički sveštenik. Fizički obeležen nasleđenim plavim očima, nimalo svojstvenim njegovom arapskom izgledu, svim srcem i dušom neumorno se bori da premosti jaz između dve vere i da dopinese miroljubivom razumevanju pobeđenih i pobednika. Rastrzan između ljubavi prema muslimanki i hrišćanki, uviđa da će zauvek ostati musliman među hrišćanima, a da će među muslimanima biti žigosan i prezren kao hrišćanin.
    Ernanda u njegovoj burnoj sudbini ipak vodi srećna zvezda. Nastavlja da se neumorno bori za svoju veru, a dobro srce ga vezuje za hrišćanku Rafaelu jer misli da je Fatima mrtva. Ponovo zasniva porodicu koju sudbina ponovo razdvaja. Rafaela će biti uporna, ali ni Fatima nije žena koja se lako predaje.
    Uzbudljiva i puna preokreta, simbolična i univerzalna životna priča utkana je u verodostojna istorijska zbivanja u Španiji koja na vrhuncu moći jasno otkriva strahote društvenog propadanja.2017-07-28-06-09-40.jpg„Na svom putu glavni junak će preživeti ratove i izdaje, steći prijatelje i neprijatelje, otkriti velike tajne i ljubav. Falkones sa lakoćom i velikim uspehom ujedinjuje sve elemente koje očekujemo od dobrog romana. Bez sumnje je majstorski ukomponovao istorijske činjenice i pretvorio ambijent srednjovekovne Kordove u najbriljantniji element svog romana. Fatimina ruka je veličanstvena priča sa mnogo detalja, roman jasnog, brižljivo razrađenog i elegantnog stila, koji čitaoca uvodi u sasvim novi svet i nagrađuje ga zasluženim krajem.“
    El País
  4. „Djevojčica koja je spasila kralja Švedske“ autor: Jonas Jonasson (Izdavač: Šahinpašić, Sarajevo-Bosna i Hercegovina, btcsahinpasic.ba) – Recenzija preuzeta sa portala BTC Šahinpašić- Sasvim je slučajno Nombeko Mayeki postala heroj. Činilo se ispočetka da je težak i kratak život bio sve što je sudbina namijenila toj djevojčici rođenoj u sirotinjskom naselju u srcu Južne Afrike. Ni sanjati nije mogla da će se jednog dana naći u bijegu sa tri Kineskinje, dva blizanca koji su službeno jedna osoba i starcem što uzgaja krompire, pokušavajući umaći najokrutnijoj tajnoj službi na svijetu.2017-07-28 06.06.51
    Jednako urnebesno smiješna kao i najprodavaniji prvijenac Jonasa Jonassona, ovo je izvanredna i čarobna priča o sreći, ljubavi i međunarodnim odnosima.
  5. „Doručak s Buddhom“ autor: roland Merullo (Izdavač: Ljevak, Zagreb-Hrvatska, ljevak.hr)- Lagan roman i ispričana priča s takvom lakoćom, da vam ne dozvoljava da knjigu ispustite iz ruke. Naklada Ljevak kaže o knjizi: Kad ga njegova sestra nagovori da njezinog gurua – budističkog svećenika odjevenog u kestenjastu halju – poveze na put do njihove rodne kuće, uvjereni skeptik Otto Ringling to prihvaća nerado i uz velik otpor. Provesti šest dana na cesti vozeći se s enigmatičnim svetim čovjekom koji na svako pitanje odgovara zagonetkom nije iskustvo kojem bi se veselio. Ipak, u pokušaju da pozapadnjači svojeg suputnika – i pritom se zabavi – Otto odluči svećeniku putem pokazati malo “zabave na američki način”. Od tvornice čokolade u Hersheyu do kuglane u South Bandu, od utakmice Cubsa na stadionu Wrigley Field do obiteljske farme u Sjevernoj Dakoti, Ottu se pruža nesvakidašnja prilika da svoj svijet – i što je još važnije, svoj život – sagleda tuđim očima.2017-07-28 06.07.36
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Listen to the old advice: when making an important decision, first let it to sleep an”overnight”

The decisions we make on a daily basis often get us out of our minds. We often think “I’ll be thinking about it tomorrow.” Fear and thought that we will not make a good decision. Better decisions are made when it comes to someone else. Then we think with „cold heads“ and we are objective.

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Although, there is no universal rule in making decisions, we better decide when we look at things from the perspective of someone else. If possible, it is best that our decision is “sleeping”, so that we should think about it in more detail on the next day.

Emotions are important when we make important decisions

Important decisions often endanger our emotional health. Our short-term emotions interfere with decision-making and disturb the feeling of judgment. And we are aware that our feelings influence the making of any decisions. The good thing is that this mode works only in certain life situations (not all). It makes sense if we advise a friend  where to move (to which location), but it does not make sense if you advise him or her when buying the cheapest car. If you need to decide whether to stay somewhere, or you’d rather move, imagine a friend in such a situation. Imagine how he / she would act and what kind of decision they would bring. Imagine talking to your dear friend. Consider what questions you need to ask, mention the different risks and warn them about what to explore at the new location. This all requires a lot of mental play, but worth the effort. You can always consult with a real friend instead of a virtual and imaginary one. This method is faster and does not take your the time for telephone conversations and meetings with others.

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Limit information about decision’s making

 

We think that if we have as much information as possible, we will make better decisions with less time. This is not always true. Sometimes the surplus of information, especially irrelevant and unnecessary, is what hinders decision-making. The human brain is not susceptible to uncertainty. Uncertainty means randomness, fluctuation and danger. If we have little information, the brain sends us an alarm mechanically. When we lack data, we overestimate  value of information. Our brain works on a way that if it thinks we’ve tried to find a lot of information, they all have to be important. This surplus of information can be in any form. Perhaps we have explored a particular subject too, and have overcome the “informed decision” point. Or a lot of friends gave us a lot of different tips. The surplus of information makes it difficult to make a decision. Try to throw out the decisions that sound the worst. Instead of looking for tips from a few friends, choose 2 to 3 friends who may have experienced similar experiences.

The medal always has two faces

It has already been pointed out that things need to be looked at from a foreign perspective. It is useful to thoroughly examine your own assumptions. If you have a tendency to make similar decisions in life, put yourself in front of trial, and bring the exact opposite decision. So, confront yourself with established behavior, get out of the comfort zone, use your own imagination to try new roads.

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The suggestion is as follows: if you choose from several options, add a new, completely opposite option. Then imagine that you have brought this new decision already, and how you will live with it. If it’s about moving to a new location, for example, add another country or city that you have not considered. All this helps your brain to do better, examine the assumptions and discern what is most important when making new decisions.

International gathering of owners of the legendary car „Fićo“ in Baščaršija, Sarajevo

The first international gathering of a car that was one of the symbols of the former state of Yugoslavia and the most commonly seen vehicle on Yugoslav roads, was held in Baščaršija Square (old town of Sarajevo) on July 29th, 2017. The occasion for maintaining „Fiat-Fićo Fest“ is the celebration of the anniversary, the 62nd birthday of this favorite car for many people all over the world.

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The organizer of the event was the Association of Fićo Cars Fans – club from Sarajevo. They say, the number would be bigger because fans and owners of Fiat from around the world appeared, but they are limited by space and technical conditions.

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Many vehicles at Fićo festivities arrived from Italy, Spain, England, Croatia, Serbia ..etc.The interest was huge because Fićo is still a favorite vehicle of many people of all ages. There have been 12 vehicles from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many guests from the region and other countries of Europe came, as well.

At Baščaršija square, we’ve been able to see Fićo of all colors, years and different models, from ordinary model to convertible model.

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Municipality of Stari Grad supported the maintenance of this event by giving space for its maintenance. The vehicles have been displayed on the plateau above Sebilj and in front of the Baščaršija mosque, in the period from 10 am to 12 pm on 29 July 2017.

People are still emotionally attached to Fićo and this vehicle is still a great attraction.

Zastava 750 is the official name of a small car, which is known in the former Yugoslavia under the nickname Fićo. Produced under the Fiat 600 license, introduced in 1955, at the Geneva Motor Show, as a symbol of the post-war Italian economic advancement. A few years earlier Fiat’s chief engineer Dr. Dante Giacosa was given the task of making a small vehicle, which, unlike the legendary Topolino – he designed as early as 1936 – would provide a comfortable carriage for four passengers.

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Mr. Giacosa then overcame himself, creating for many the most successful and most popular FIAT of all time – the Fiat 600. In the first five years of production, a million vehicles were sold. This model car, in addition to Italy, was produced in Argentina, Austria, Spain and ex-Yugoslavia.

 

LIEBSTER AWARD & BLUE SKY TAG AWARD.

Liebster Award & Blue Sky Tag Award !!

Liebster award

Good morning bloggers and friends,

I wish you a very happy weekend. It’s been 2 years and a couple of months since I started publishing posts on magicandbeauty.wordpress.com  https://divinespice.com and it’s been a great experience so far. I feel really happy that I still have the same enthusiasm from day one and this has been possible only because of the overwhelming support you guys have given me. I can’t thank enough my fellow bloggers and I hope you will continue to support me.

I would like to share a happy news that I’ve been nominated for the Leibster Award & Blue Sky Tag award by our fellow blogger Nithya, https://divinespice.com

Thank you so much Nithya for nominating me for this award, I really appreciate for taking your precious time to read my work as well as giving me the recognition through this fantastic award nomination. You are so amazing!! Nithy’s blog got loads of interesting recipes with unique ideas, Please feel free to visit https://divinespice.com blog and I am sure you will like reading around.

Now here is the process that goes for the award nominations:-
Nomination Process :

  • Pay regards to one who nominated you.
  • Write down 11 facts about yourself.
  • Then nominate the fellow bloggers.
  • Do inform them of their nominations.
  • Give answers of the questions you are asked.
  • Ask questions from nominees.

Thanks a bunch again Nithya( divinespice.wordpress.com ) for giving me this opportunity and it really motivates me to excel better and go the extra mile

Facts about myself
# I was born and raised in the beautiful town of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
# I love books, travels, good movies, humanitarian works and many more things.
# I like to learn new things and people and places.
# If I am not in a position to travel all the time, I travel “virtually”.
# Even if I like to travel more and explore new places, I also love to spend my free time with my family, too.
# I like to explore Sarajevo when is possible to to promote some interesting things to the world.
# My favorite colors are brown, blue, red and green.

# My favorite music groups are ABBA, Ten Sharp, Depeche Blue,…etc.

# Mo mentally, I read a book “Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, which I recommend to you. I could always return to this book.

# My favorite period of the year is summer.

#I like to cook and try some new recipes, ingredients and spices.

This is an excellent opportunity for me to collaborate with you all and I am so thrilled about nominating my blogger friends as well for this Leibster Award & Blue Sky Tag Award.
Here is the full list of fascinating nominees for this honor:

1. https://libertasnova.wordpress.com
2. https://muhamedkabri.com
3. https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com

4. https://lifemorethanexistence.com
5. https://livingtheqlife.co
6. https://reginamartins.com

7.https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com
8.https://balance440.wordpress.com
9. https://fascinatingworld2016.wordpress.com
10.https://josephelonlillie.com

11. https://setmeravelles.com

12. https://chateauxdesfleurs.wordpress.com

13. https://www.pirancafe.com/
14. https://sandstarsblog.wordpress.com/
15. https://amazingtangledgrace.wordpress.com

16. https://cindyscreativecorner.wordpress.com

All these bloggers are really amazing and please feel free to visit their blog to see what they are up to if you haven’t already. I am sure you will enjoy reading around.

Thank you so much in advance !!

Answers on questions from https://divinespice.com addressed to me:
1. What does blogging mean to you?-Means a lot, because everyday I learn new things and get know a new people.
2. How did you get into blogging ?- I started just for fun and now I really like it very much.
3. How would you react when someone criticizes you, and praises you?- I take critics and praises very well, it helps me to understand complete life and my life on a better way. 
4. What was the happiest day of your life?- When Dayton Peace Agreement is signed in November 1995 and the war stopped in my country and the siege of Sarajevo, too.

 

4 questions for my nominees:

  1. Give us 3 reasons why you love blogging.
  2. Do you have any advice for a new bloggers?
  3. Do you have any hobby and what is it?
  4. Is blogging in your opinion positive or negative thing, please explain.

 

Thank you so much again for all your love and  support and I hope you enjoy reading it ! I’d love to hear from you all!
Meet you very soon with another interesting post ☺  Take care and have a lovely time !!