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The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel (P.S.)

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual EnlightenmentThe Help

Have you ever been reading two books or more at a time! well this is one of my reading habbits. I usually pick few books to read; one E-book and one or two to carry around with me where I ever I go. I enjoy reading in the afternoon or while taking a trip by the train, beach or even at the buss...I am always carring my cell phone and a book where ever I go. Today I added Mobireader PC Its a great tool to make reading easy and fun. now I have the above 3 books added to my E-Shelf but I am still reading The Idea of perfection before I go to bed...4 pages a day, going very slow : P
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Osho On Key Topics: MONEY








Feeling poor? Keep this in mind and feel better...WORDS TO LIVE BY

"I have heard: Two men were walking along a crowded sidewalk in a downtown business area. Suddenly one exclaimed, "Listen to the lovely sound of that cricket!" But the other did not hear. He asked his companion how he could detect the sound of a cricket amidst the din of people and traffic. The first man had trained himself to listen to the voices of nature, but he did not explain. Instead he took a coin out of his pocket and dropped it on the sidewalk. Low and behold, a dozen people were suddenly looking at them! "We hear," he said, "what we listen for." There are people who can listen only to the sound of a falling coin on the ground - that´s their only music. Poor people! They think they are rich, but they are poor people, whose whole music consists only in the sound of a coin falling on the ground. Very poor people... starving. They don´t know what life consists of. They don´t know the infinite possibilities, they don´t know the infinite melodies surrounding you - the multidimensional richness.You hear only that which you listen for." Osho

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The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville

I am reading this beautiful stroy now, Get to know this book;

Harley Savage is a plain woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage gone sour, and a crippling lack of physical courage. They meet in the little Australian town of Karakarook, where Harley has arrived to help the town build a heritage museum and Douglas to demolish the quaint old Bent Bridge. From the beginning they are on a collision course until the unexpected sets them both free.
Elegantly and compassionately told, The Idea of Perfection is reminiscent of the work of Carol Shields and Annie Proulx and reveals Kate Grenville as "a writer of extraordinary talent" (The New York Times Book Review).

From the Publisher

Harley Savage is a plain woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage gone sour, and a crippling lack of physical courage. They meet in the little Australian town of Karakarook, where Harley has arrived to help the town build a heritage museum and Douglas to demolish the quaint old Bent Bridge. From the beginning they are on a collision course until the unexpected sets them both free.
Elegantly and compassionately told, The Idea of Perfection is reminiscent of the work of Carol Shields and Annie Proulx and reveals Kate Grenville as "a writer of extraordinary talent" (The New York Times Book Review).

Publishers Weekly

The fifth novel by Australian author Grenville (Lilian's Story, Joan Makes History) won Britain's prestigious Orange Prize last year and, at its best, it's easy to see why. It is an oddly uneven book, however, sometimes dazzlingly lyrical, compassionate and smart, but occasionally arch and rather clumsy. In the tiny backwater town of Karakarook, New South Wales, where everyone knows everyone else's business, two improbable outsiders fall very tentatively in love. Douglas Cheeseman is an engineer, sent to replace a historic bridge some townsfolk believe could be made into a tourist attraction. Museum curator Harley Savage has come from Sydney to create an exhibit of rural applied arts. The atmosphere of the town and the sunbaked, somnolent countryside is brilliantly rendered, and so, usually, are the prickly, deeply self-doubting lead characters; the use of a wonderfully observed dog as Harley's companion throughout is masterly. At other times, however, Grenville seems to be mocking her protagonists, as when Douglas is backed up to a fence by some cows, and the climactic scene, where he does something unwontedly brave, is forced. The subplot about a banker's self-regarding wife who allows herself to be seduced by a Chinese-born butcher is too coy by half. These elements are only disappointing because the book, when on target, is so remarkably clear-sighted about, yet fond of, its quirky characters. (Apr. 1) Forecast: The prize, noted on the cover, should certainly help to draw attention, and the book is readable and likable enough to earn good word of mouth. Admirers of Grenville's previous work are likely to be more critical. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Library Journal

This fifth novel by renowned Australian author Grenville (Lilian's Story), winner of the Orange Prize, presents the story of two people, both divorced, who for differing reasons are residing temporarily in a small town in the Australian bush. How Douglas, an awkward engineer, and Harley, a plain, big-boned museum curator, meet up as well as connect with the townspeople they are to work with is described with a compassionate eye for human frailty. While unfolding the lives of Douglas and Harley, Grenville depicts the life of the town and some of its eccentric inhabitants, using an effective blend of humor, sensuality, and pathos. She nicely contrasts urban and rural living and shows how even those who work to preserve the historical past may themselves remain haunted by their own personal histories. Both Grenville's description of small-town life in a harsh and rugged environment and her endearing portrayal of the minds and hearts of two people make for a satisfying and memorable read. Recommended for most fiction collections. Maureen Neville, Trenton P.L., NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews

There's a smile-if not an outright belly laugh-on every page of this delicious comic novel (winner of Britain's 2001 Orange Prize), the fifth from the Australian author (Albion's Story, 1994, etc.). The setting is the amiable little backwater of Karakarook in New South Wales, to which engineer Douglas Cheeseman is sent, to supervise the dismantling of the town's moribund landmark, the Bent Bridge. At the same time, Harley Savage, an irreversibly plain middle-aged woman who has left three husbands and as many sons behind her, arrives in Karakarook to help its Heritage Committee build a museum celebrating indigenous arts and crafts (Harley being a sometime curator, and an expert quilter). The tenuous, ineffably awkward relationship between Harley and Douglas is played out within a richly funny context of local folks and their doings, beginning when the two collide on the street, after which she inadvertently rescues him from an angry cow, their first "date" (for tea) leaves both with food poisoning, and they're forced to decision point when the good women of the Heritage Committee form a "blockade" against bulldozers aimed at the Bent Bridge. Meanwhile, the town banker's beautiful wife Felicity Porcelline finds herself helplessly attracted to Karakarook's Chinese butcher (and amateur photographer) Alfred Chang-with predictably disastrous seriocomic consequences. Grenville moves among their separate (and conjoined) stories with easy skill. The unfailingly delightful incidents dramatize the demolition of each major character's "idea of perfection": Felicity lives for physical beauty; Harley labors to subsume her vagrant "dangerous streak" into preservation of the environment and the past;Douglas worships the beauty of logical structures and the bountiful usefulness of concrete. All-including the stray dog that attaches itself to Harley-eventually discover the considerable pleasures of human (and animal) imperfection. Wonderful entertainment: a cockeyed romance that will have you cheering for all of these unlikely, wayward lovers.

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by Isis Goddess, It's an Egyptian Goddess of Magic and Life






“For I am the first and the last
I am the venerated and the despised
I am the prostitute and the saint
I am the wife and the virgin
I am the mother and the daughter
I am the arms of my mother
I am the barren and my children are many
I am the married woman and the spinster
I am the woman who gives birth and she who never procreated
I am the consolation for the pain of birth
I am the wife and the husband
And it was my man who created me
I am the mother of my father
I am the sister of my husband
And he is my rejected son
Always respect me
For I am the shameful and the magnificent one.





"Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho The book started by the above beautiful poem..

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Painting Collection In Turkey

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My Oil Paintings 2007 - 2009




















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YES To Carrot!




Last few days I bought Carrot sun Oil, carrot oil is a powerful tanning accelerator. It also naturally reduces the damaging effects of UV radiation.
 

Yes To Carrot! is a new concept in skin and hair care that combines vitamins and minerals with juices from the 'orange colour' produce groups and Dead Sea Mud. Dead Sea Mud has world renowned detoxifying properties which combined with our range of 26 minerals cleanse, detoxify and mineralize the skin naturally.

Why are Carrots good for your Skin and Hair?


Our body finds it hard to repair the damage to our skin and hair caused by the sun's rays and air pollutants. Carrots and other orange fruits and vegetables (such as pumpkins, melons, and oranges) contain Beta-Carotene, well known for its anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. Our unique Paraben Free formulations of Beta-Carotene and minerals assist our body's natural process in reducing this damage, helping us GLOW!
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Half beauty Woman




Hello lovelies! I am back with one of the paintings from the Archive. A painting which I made soft, bright and girly. Here you can see it framed in wooden frame. This oil painting was one of the only three paintings I made on papers, so for that reason I had to frame it to be displayed in a nice shape. 

What you do think of the colors and the painting in general. I will be glad and pleased reading your previous. 

Enjoy it 

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City Sea Port



Here is one my oil paintings shown in an Interior design. Blue color is the best I like to go for when painting. Its my favorite. So here I came up with this painting as my house view is right in to the sea side where all the ships and boats of the port are. I added more details to it but the first inspiration came from where I live in the lovely small city Tripoli - Libya.   


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New paintings


I am happy to feature my new three  oil paintings. I tried to make something different and choose more bright colors. So I came up with ideas to draw and normal simple objects in my paintings.  

This is more like a collection for a dining room or house hall. I am willing to keep the collection together and not aspirate this pieces. I would love to hear from you :-)  
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The Gossip Painting


I am back again with another new piece of art, The Gossip painting. Its the largest oil painting I have made. Its also one of the shadows figurative type of painting which I adore and can add more details to it in a very simple way. 

Here is a little photo tour of me at the house with my previous collection and where did I place this new painting the living room. It gave it a very nice artistic touch! 


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Bird Shades :Love Story





Here is another oil painting I made this year. If you look closely you will see two bird shadows one is falling and one is rising up. The one falling with one wing is colored in white the other one is splitting to two part, one is red the other is blue.

Ive added a lot of emotions and movements to this art work. which makes me label it as a love story painting  and was very hard to come up with one name for it.

Enjoy it!











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Red Kiss



"Red Kisses"  is another oil painting that was made in winter 2009, one of my favorite and special pieces I made in that year. The trick about this painting, that during night time, when the lights are switched off the painting appears like a bitten white apple, if you look closer to the white side of the painting you might be able to see it clearly.


Enjoy it! 

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In her Arms




"In Her Arms" one of the paintings collections I made in year 2008. it was the first time for me to add silver lines around the painted figure to make it more bold and shiny. I used mixed of colors and oriental floral shapes. 

This one of my Favorite pieces of my oil painting collection. 

Enjoy it! 








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