nouranaimi I have been thinking recently of why not having a second bachelors degree on #English #Literature since it is what I found to be really interested in, and thought of looking for courses discussing #books and literature. I found #Oxford university offering a variety of courses on literature and I felt as if I've found a treasure: what I wanted since some time is now within my hands! After reading #janeeyre by #CharlotteBronte and some #poems by #EmilyBronte I had a special interest in the #Brontes and I wanted to read more of their books, and here I am at last starting my #Bronte course I am very excited about the course, and for all what I would learn and read during the next couple of months. . 6d

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nouranaimi ". .'It is not enough for me to know what I have in me - everyone must know it: Pierre, and that young girl who wanted to fly away into sky, everyone must know me, so that my life may not be lived for myself alone while others apart from it, but so that it may be reflected in them all, and they and I may live in harmony.' . ." ... #warandpeace #volume2 #Leotolstoy 3w

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nouranaimi Book Two. . .:
". . At night time in the moon's fair glow,
How sweet, as fancies wander free,
To feel that in this world there's one
Who still is thinking but of thee !
That while her fingers touch the harp
Wafting sweet music o'er the lea,
It is for thee thus swells her heart,
Sighing its message out to thee. . . .
A day or two, then bliss unspolit,
But oh! till then I cannot live! . . .
. ." #warandpeace #leotolstoy #currentread #instabooks #instareaders #books
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nouranaimi It is the time of the year .. and today I have turned 24, my dad turned 55 yesterday, Mathaiel baked special pies for both of us and mum and AlJazi prepared a wonderful table set.. I am thankful to Allah Who Has blessed with my beloved family and am grateful to all my dear friends who made my smile bigger and bigger one by one with all their lovely words and wishes .. I had a strawberry pie and my dad had an apple pie, and as always Mathaiel mashalla is so talented and they are just yummy ! My dear family and friends thank you all for everything •Note to memory: my 20s birthdays are linked to Sudan, to the lively gatherings and all the good people .. the garden settings, and the double birthdays where I have two cakes to eat rather than one 3mon

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nouranaimi "To read WAR AND PEACE is one of the very richest of the rich pleasures literacy can provide" ... #WARANDPEACE #leotolstoy #currentread 3mon

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  •   omnassor90 Happy birthday sweet noura wish you all the best in life .. you are one of the most unique and clever friends I have 3mon
  •   nouranaimi @omnassor90 Sara thank you so much dear I am very much blessed to have and know a dear and a special person as you 3mon

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4mon nouranaimi
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nouranaimi I have been craving this little indulgence for a while and just decided to bake it at home and it tastes divine... Ain't I awesome .. I have finished reading #senseandsensibility by #janeausten and found many important topics for discussion in it. I am not sure whether my next read would be re-reading Pride and Prejudice since I have finished a Jane Austen or War and Peace which I was waiting for the vacation to start... I have found some similarities between Elinor Dashwood's personality and mine. My pen has passed under some important passages and sentences in the book, and the rich introductions it has started and ended with which I here share a couple with you: "Perception of external objects become a wholly aesthetic indulgence","'It is not only knowledge that detaches man from feeling; it is sensibility itself: a sensibility that is no longer controlled by the movements of nature, but by all the habits, all the demands of social life.' In particular those women who nourished themselves on literature (particularly novels) were prone to nervous disorders: 'it detaches the soul from all that is immediate and natural in feeling and leads it into an imaginary world of sentiments violent in proportion to their unreality, and less controlled by the gentle laws of nature., One contemporary cure for nervous disorders was to expose the sufferer to landscape so that the tendency to subjectivity might be somewhat corrected by a sense of those 'gentle laws': this is what Elinor tried with Marriane". ... I highly recommend this book for those whole truly like to reflect and comprehend. 4mon
  •   nouranaimi @part_the_clouds Good evening Dr. Ali, very true indeed, by reading your words one can feel all the positive energy nature and its laws bestows on us, many thanks 4mon
  •   nouranaimi @reemabdelrahim I recommend this precise version of Penguin Classic but be patient with it and read the introductions it has to get the best of it, for these introductions with their analysis will open your eyes to many concepts the novel had it betweenness its lines 4mon
  •   i_am_abeliever @nouranaimi very very good choice of quotes .. I haven't read novels nor poems in very long time.. I always thought they detach you from real world.. And then came this quote..thank you 4mon
  •   nouranaimi @i_am_abeliever I am very glad you liked them Dr. Faten sometimes I get that much immersed in the text that I am literally detached from the real world and I look around my self and wonder how I have lost my whereabouts in what I am reading! 4mon
  •   i_am_abeliever @nouranaimi ️me tooit is a very good idea to stop reading for a while and look around to stay attached to the real world.. Better to take a break , do something else and go back to reading again..very honored to get connect with you. 4mon
  •   nouranaimi @i_am_abeliever The honor is all mine I am very much delighted by your comment thank you so much 4mon
  •   bondimanche_ Lovely. 3mon
  •   nouranaimi @bondimanche_ thank you 3mon

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nouranaimi "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." Edith Lovejoy Pierce #happynewyear #newyear #2014 #2015 4mon

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nouranaimi And December is coming to an end #2014 #iconosquare 5mon

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nouranaimi "76. August 30, 1838
Even so, guitar, thy magic tone
Has moved the tear and waked the sigh,*
Has bid the ancient torrent flow*
Although its very source is dry!
" ...
#thecompletepoemsofemilyjanebronte #emilybronte
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nouranaimi "I cannot imagine myself feeling at home in a place that is indifferent to what has become my true home, a land with no borders and few restrictions, which I have taken to calling "the Republic of Imagination". I think of it as Nabakov's "somehow, somewhere" or Alice's backyard, a world that runs parallel to the real one, whose occupants need no passport or documentation. The only requirements for entry are an open mind, a restless desire to know and an indefinable urge to escape the mundane." #therepublicofimagination #azarnafisi 6mon

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nouranaimi I have finished reading Jane Eyre last week, and words fail me to describe the pleasure I had and found in reading it. It took me several days to reflect and comprehend, relate and digest .. how much I found of me in Jane, how many pages I have dog-eared to retreat into later, and reread I certainly will! My plans were to start War and Peace after Jane Eyre, yet while waiting to receive my copy of Azar Nafisi's newest book in two days, I am rereading a book I have read several years ago; a suggestion from a dear Brazilian friend: #bytheriverpiedraisatdownandwept #paulocoelho
Note to memory: -By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept is linked to Maria and Karachi
-Jane Eyre is linked to Schlosshotel Kronberg
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  •   kummam I'm so happy you liked it! 6mon
  •   bashalr_ I love Jane Eyre 6mon
  •   nouranaimi @kummam Oh Kummam I can't tell you enough how much I loved it, I have literally lived and sensed each word of its pages, my best romance I watched the movie I have reviewed with you 3 times and the 2006 series, all is amazing!! 6mon
  •   kummam @nouranaimi best feeling ever 6mon
  •   part_the_clouds Nice to have the mind to read and reflect. This is a blessing 6mon
  •   nouranaimi @part_the_clouds indeed, I am so grateful 6mon

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nouranaimi Upon my return from Hajj (all praises be to Allah ) my dear little sister has done me what I have been craving since summer .. Pavlova , and that much delicious it was that we couldn't wait till to today to have it again. I can't tell you enough how delicious it is, each bite is a dream to another world thank you my dear talented sister
Note to memory: Pavlova is linked to Hajj
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nouranaimi "Alexandria: You always stop at the same part, when it is very beautiful. Interesting."  ... Check my #review on the more of an #epic #movie: #thefall  in participation with @kummam for @kemzmovies Link in the profile 8mon

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