An international blog about literature and ecocriticism. Here I include my own lyrics, by Rui M. and also the work of others, from 10 to 14 each month 2017: new contributions sent to ruiprcar@gmail.com Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

24
Dez 16

Dear Friends,

 

We kindly invite you to read this small text about Nature as a source of inspiration to our Literary Contest "Nature 2016".

 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/458264?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

 

Enjoy.

published by talesforlove às 13:27

27
Jun 16

Dear friends!

Inside this App about Lisbon you can find literary content!

This is a free App about Lisbon.

Please spread the word :)

 

URL https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh3335s
Store ID 9nblggh3335s
URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/81eefb44-6b2c-468a-9c8e-ab419929fc7a
URL for Windows Phone 8.1 and earlier http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=bde25bc8-cc91-4949-b9bd-5c15e549fa30

 

published by talesforlove às 20:29

30
Dez 15

Dear friends,

Starting today we can help you with illustrations to place inside your book or cover.

Some sample drawings are here:

http://myvisualarte.blogs.sapo.pt/

 

Regards and Happy 2016!

published by talesforlove às 14:53

08
Nov 15

Dear friends,

I would like to inform you that we are selecting the poems :)

 

Best regards.

published by talesforlove às 23:17

07
Jul 15

The forest breaths and as a result the planet Earth also breaths, giving us the oxigen that we need to live. During the Winter, in the north of the planet, where the majority of the dry land exists, many trees lose their leafs and the carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere producing a small increase in global temperature. During the Spring and Summer all the trees of the planet grow leafes and they capture carbon dioxide making the weather lightly fresher than it would be without their action.

To tell you the truth the trees are pressious everywhere, even if they are alone in a grey street of a city or together with a small group of other in a beautiful artificial garden. To grow a tree is to grow a friend, it is an act of poetry and who knows of the tales that the sun beams crossing their branches can inspire.

All the insects of the world and all the animals don’t care about written poetry because they have the visual poetry of flowers in a bed and the colorful grace of reefs. They purely enjoy the beautiful gifts of life!

But, do you know that if the mean world sea temperature rises by 2 degrees celcious that would cause serious damage to reefs? And do you know that the big secret of dogs is their friendship and friendly approach towards us? Certainly, you feel that every living creature is Nature; we are Nature and we also deserve a poem… To protect flowers is to protect us.

Life is special and this is the reason why we invite you to submit your best poem or your perfect tale.

 

We want to select 36 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows 8.

Rules:

  1. Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
  2. Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
  3. The FIRST PRIZE is the software Scrivener for Windows or Mac and participates in a campaign of Crowdfunding;
  4. ALL THE SELECTED WORKS will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
  5. ALL THE PARTICIPANT receives immediately a free e-book titled "Tales for The Ones in Love";
  6. Deadline date: 30 October 2015;
  7. By the end of November 2015 results will be announced at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
  8. The Anthology will be published during December 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
  9. Works should be sent to Rui M. at ruiprcar@gmail.com together with name, country and e-mail contact. Like this page and answer the questionnaire below. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of any volunteer donation must be done using PayPal to ruimigcar@gmail.com.

 

Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love

 

Competition Adjudicator:

Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/

 

Main sponsor:

Literature & Latte

 

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Partners:

  

Book Park and Arts & Literature

http://www.thebookpark.com

 

Nobodys Reading Me

https://nobodysreadingme.wordpress.com/

 

Read Wave

http://www.readwave.com/rick-and-charlie-meet-sylvester-s-new-girlfriend_s90971

 

Realistic Poetry International

http://www.realisticpoetry.com

 

Alabama State Poetry Society

https://www.facebook.com/groups/492636217457754/permalink/876079369113435/

 

Finnally, we would like to kindly invite you to fill in the next questionnaire. It is a part of an academic study about working conditions, people and ultimately their happiness.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jqv0KbQKsNzbQ1mkC3bv2Tga_LUI0fw4MtWRXY9i8vo/viewform

The questionnaire is anonymous and free!

So, why are you waiting for? Please prepare carefully your work and send it to us when you feel comfortable!

Kind regards,

Rui M.

 

Sample Apps for Windows 8:

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/ardor/e6f370ce-84e9-4efa-a570-63b4c2b994c7

 

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/digitalflowers1/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

Inspiring Photos:

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Ambrosia Chronicles: the Discovery. K. C. Simos. Athens, Greece: Kalendis Editions, 2013. 301 pp.

 

 

The History of the Book:
This book tells us the story of Alex, a young woman that studies at University. Nevertheless, her peaceful life, made of her struggle with school, friends, and body-imagery changes suddenly when some unexpected encounters take place. It is then that the supernatural grows stronger in her life... Additionally, the relationship between Alex and her two friends Ian and Lucas give to this YA fiction history a drop of romantic glamour. Also, it is clear to me that the author intentionally gives to the main character the sly with of observational humour and this detail gives us a piece of literature that has the freshness of a Summer during at the seashore! Certainly, it is to be read at a single sitting.

Social/Historical context:
This book was written at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century by K. C. Simos, a lady who had the experience of studying at Birmingham. The book is about a YA story that contains all the facts that a student experiencing the Erasmus program in Europe might experience, namely: the discovery of a new country, the challenge of living with other foreign students and the enriching experience of learning new cultures. Nevertheless, it is impossible to forget that the author is Greek and that means knowledge above average about Greek mythology and, fortunately, this is clear when we read this piece of literature.

Writing Style:
The book is written in the third and first person from the perspective of Alex a young female that studies at an University and have all the philosophical questions we have at that point of our lives. She is the heroine of this book. Despite of the fact that the book is sometimes a novel and other times a mystery book one aspect remains true: it is a book of adventure and discovery of the human nature and about our fears with a very consistent approach for its time and a simple language. Also, it does have a very relaxing pace except when the action is faster giving us a “can’t put down” strong feeling that only a good book can create.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed the adventure! It was an adventure seasoned with some romance and mystery. Certainly, the book brings with it the freshness of the discovery we emotionally breath in when we are very young but also the possibility  of learning new exciting details about Greek mythology.
I really think this is a book also about the awakening into some of the secrets of the adult world but is also a good evocation of the narrow borders between mythology of Gods and the above average capabilities of the human like super heroes.
At the same time, all the revelations aren’t shocking but the result of a smooth path of discovery our heroine does when she can afford to rest during her breath taking adventure.
And, at the end, I find myself thinking, clearly with mingled feelings, that our life takes us by paths we couldn’t even dream about regardless all our efforts to control our insignificant future and present. To me the end of the story paves the way to books two and three bringing together the seed of a new adventure and an almost shocking reason to think about our own lives...
Please feel free to find this book at
Book 1 paperback:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-Simos/dp/9602192895/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1428507709&sr=8-1&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-C-Simos-ebook/dp/B00R4WWNBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-2&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 2:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Initiation-K-Simos-ebook/dp/B00PKE08YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-3&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

Enjoy!
Book review by Rui M. in partnership with Synchronized Chaos.

published by talesforlove às 09:17

01
Jun 14

Dear Friends,

I would like to inform you that the "Lisbon's Book Marketplace 84th Edition 2014" takes place from 29 May to 15 June.

I went there on the 29th May and it was a very interesting experience. I found out that there is a lot of new food there :)

not just books :) So, if you don't want to get fat, you shouldn't feel hungry when you visit this marketplace!

 

But... the books?! I expect to tell you here all my adventures soon :)

 

 

published by talesforlove às 00:44

07
Jul 13

Dear Friends,

There will be during, the next days, a complete new group of poetry in English.

Please enjoy, comment and send me your messages.

With best compliments,

published by talesforlove às 00:54

15
Fev 13

Boa tarde a todos,

informo, a quem não saiba, que o meu livro em Lisboa se encontra à venda em:

"O Alfarrabista" (Baixa - Rua da Madalena), "Museu do Fado" (Alfama) e "El Corte Inglés" (Praça de Espanha).

 

Chama-se "Tales for the Ones in Love"

 

Obrigado e cumprimentos,

 

Dear Friends,

in Portugal, my book is for sale in Lisbon and Arganil.

Best regards,

 

published by talesforlove às 14:43

 

Dear Friends you can make a download of a free app at Windows Phone Microsoft Marketpalce, if you have a Windows Phone.

"Poetry 1", "Poetry 2" and/or "Poetry 3" are my poetry apps.

Regards

published by talesforlove às 14:37

11
Jan 13

Dear friends, good evening. Today is one of those days when I leave here some words about literature. I hope you enjoy and comment. The literature can be seen, in my opinion, as a way to get what we do not have or do not find around us. Maybe I'm exaggerating, some people may think when reading these lines, but if you think about it, why the "fantastic" has success as literary style, in a world that tends to be more uniform, dispite the innovation (and the action to be different) are said to be something that should be followed? Also, why the novels are able to capture so many readers in a context where divorces are so frequent? I have no certainties, but that the hypothesis of an inner search is not unreasonable, it is not ... See you soon, and good reading!

published by talesforlove às 23:13