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Hi, Gaya here, 27, from Yerevan, Armenia.

This is my book blog. My main blog is openinvitation, don't be surprised to get a follow back from it.

My TV shows and films

My main obsession for a long time now is Stephen King. I read sci-fi, horror, fantasy, science books. The best story I have ever read is The Dark Tower, so expect a lot of that on your dashboard if you follow me.

Long day and pleasant nights.
A Tower Junkie

captain-mycaptain:

dirku:

nonomella:

that terrifying moment when everything is happily resolved but the book still has 200 pages left

that terrifying moment when there’s too many things that need resolving but the book has only 20 pages left

EITHER WAY

IT’S JUST LIKE

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littleprincesshowell:

you know that a book is going to be confusing as fuck when it starts with a map

A review
Before I start with the book, I want to say that when I moved to Germany I bought a laptop on the second day of my stay and a bike at the end of my first week. I learnt to ride a bike in one day, and I commuted to work right the next day. My average speed on bike is 15km/hour, I don’t wear a helmet, I’m a careful rider, I don’t race on the streets, I always slow down and put my foot on the ground instead of taking chances. I’m not a party pooper, I just prefer not to murder anyone or be dead myself. I enjoy my slow, relaxed rides and hate when I have to speed up more than I want to.

My opinion on how to ride a bike in such a busy city as Yerevan is very unpopular. I love speed but not when I’m on a two-wheel, unprotected. Sometimes I see riders rushing down Baghramyan avenue at 50km/hour and just like that my mind starts playing different scenarios where a car suddenly stops in front of them, or a child wanders off the sidewalk, and thoughts themselves are painful enough. I don’t understand the risks. Let me rephrase that: I understand the feeling, adrenaline. I don’t think it’s worth it. Just to get to the place a few minutes earlier? Well, my friend, you have to manage your time better.

Almost all my friends race on the streets. And I usually don’t enjoy my rides with them. I have 700c tires and high gears on my bike and I can’t compete with their lower geared mountain bikes. I always end up breathless and tired after a steep hill. Where’s the fun in that? And although I know that I have to take it easy, not try to keep up, just keep my pace, the thought of pedaling faster, harder almost never left my mind. And it’s wrong.

This book set my mind at ease. It’s written by a racer who discourages the racer mentality in the cities. I think many of my friends need to read this book but they will probably hate it.

I don’t agree with everything that is written here. For example, I think that every rider should wear a helmet. The reason why I don’t is because I haven’t yet found one I like and that fits me right.

There are many technical details I didn’t need in the second half, but most of it was very useful tips on how to behave, both riding/maintaining techniques and relationships with pedestrians, car drivers and other riders. I’m a self learner, and I found some of the tricks mentioned here new and very practical.

The writing is very funny by the way. I immensely enjoyed it. And I’d recommend this book to anyone who thinks of starting commuting or riding a bike in general!

A review

Before I start with the book, I want to say that when I moved to Germany I bought a laptop on the second day of my stay and a bike at the end of my first week. I learnt to ride a bike in one day, and I commuted to work right the next day. My average speed on bike is 15km/hour, I don’t wear a helmet, I’m a careful rider, I don’t race on the streets, I always slow down and put my foot on the ground instead of taking chances. I’m not a party pooper, I just prefer not to murder anyone or be dead myself. I enjoy my slow, relaxed rides and hate when I have to speed up more than I want to.

My opinion on how to ride a bike in such a busy city as Yerevan is very unpopular. I love speed but not when I’m on a two-wheel, unprotected. Sometimes I see riders rushing down Baghramyan avenue at 50km/hour and just like that my mind starts playing different scenarios where a car suddenly stops in front of them, or a child wanders off the sidewalk, and thoughts themselves are painful enough. I don’t understand the risks. Let me rephrase that: I understand the feeling, adrenaline. I don’t think it’s worth it. Just to get to the place a few minutes earlier? Well, my friend, you have to manage your time better.

Almost all my friends race on the streets. And I usually don’t enjoy my rides with them. I have 700c tires and high gears on my bike and I can’t compete with their lower geared mountain bikes. I always end up breathless and tired after a steep hill. Where’s the fun in that? And although I know that I have to take it easy, not try to keep up, just keep my pace, the thought of pedaling faster, harder almost never left my mind. And it’s wrong.

This book set my mind at ease. It’s written by a racer who discourages the racer mentality in the cities. I think many of my friends need to read this book but they will probably hate it.

I don’t agree with everything that is written here. For example, I think that every rider should wear a helmet. The reason why I don’t is because I haven’t yet found one I like and that fits me right.

There are many technical details I didn’t need in the second half, but most of it was very useful tips on how to behave, both riding/maintaining techniques and relationships with pedestrians, car drivers and other riders. I’m a self learner, and I found some of the tricks mentioned here new and very practical.

The writing is very funny by the way. I immensely enjoyed it. And I’d recommend this book to anyone who thinks of starting commuting or riding a bike in general!

  #grant petersen    #just ride    #bicycle    #commuting  

thranduil-stormborn:

naturemetaltolkien:

Tolkien died in 1973. Reverse it and you get 3791.
Three rings for the elven kings under the sky, seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, nine for mortal men doomed to die, and one for the dark lord on his dark throne.

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mygreatkingdom:

One of the best feelings ever: Finishing a good book.

One of the worst feelings ever: Finishing a good book.

mutedlikesunset:

Book Cover Remake; The Hunger Games Series

separate links (full size): 1 | 2 | 3 

requested by : ianoshea

sswincestiel:

gambling-withdesire:

superbooked:

i want to open a book store that is 24 hours and people can finally go out at like 2am and be like “i just finished the first book in the series i need the next one stat” or if people are just having a stressful night and want to be surrounded by books

My favorite part about this post is that someone understands that it’s calming to be surrounded by books

a book nightclub.

read responsibly.

Someone make this happen pls.

  #cormac mccarthy    #the road  
  #cormac mccarthy    #the road  
This is nineteen, this is chassit, all your friends are dead.