Friday, August 10, 2012
fishingboatproceeds:

Do Germans use tumblr? I dunno. I guess I’m about to find out.
I just learned that DAS SCHICKSAL IST EIN MIESER VERRATER* (the German edition of TFiOS) had a great first week in Germany and will debut on the Spiegel bestseller list (the German equivalent of the New York Times bestseller list). 
I’ve had the same German publisher and translator for all of my books, and they’ve always done brilliantly by my work, and I’m really thrilled to learn that so many people are finding the German edition and enjoying it.
My translator, Sophie Zeitz, is a far better writer than I am. I know this because my reviews in German are much more positive than my reviews in English. (In Germany, I am often compared to American writers like Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth.) So really this is mostly thanks to her, but I am totally delighted.
I’ll be visiting Germany for a brief tour next month. Hope to see some of you then!

* The title translates approximately to “Fate is a Cruel Traitor,” and has been the subject of some controversy, but for the record I really like the German title. But of course what I think doesn’t matter much, as books belong to their readers, etc.

fishingboatproceeds:

Do Germans use tumblr? I dunno. I guess I’m about to find out.

I just learned that DAS SCHICKSAL IST EIN MIESER VERRATER* (the German edition of TFiOS) had a great first week in Germany and will debut on the Spiegel bestseller list (the German equivalent of the New York Times bestseller list). 

I’ve had the same German publisher and translator for all of my books, and they’ve always done brilliantly by my work, and I’m really thrilled to learn that so many people are finding the German edition and enjoying it.

My translator, Sophie Zeitz, is a far better writer than I am. I know this because my reviews in German are much more positive than my reviews in English. (In Germany, I am often compared to American writers like Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth.) So really this is mostly thanks to her, but I am totally delighted.

I’ll be visiting Germany for a brief tour next month. Hope to see some of you then!

* The title translates approximately to “Fate is a Cruel Traitor,” and has been the subject of some controversy, but for the record I really like the German title. But of course what I think doesn’t matter much, as books belong to their readers, etc.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Se pararmos de desejar que as coisas perdurem, não iremos sofrer quando elas desmoronarem.

Quem é você, Alasca? - John Green

Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Mas essa parte que é maior do que a soma das partes não tem começo e não tem fim e, portanto, não pode falhar Quem é você, Alasca? - John Green
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Ressaca literária:
Inabilidade de começar um novo livro por que você ainda está vivendo no mundo do último.

Ressaca literária:

Inabilidade de começar um novo livro por que você ainda está vivendo no mundo do último.

(Source: letsgobeheroes)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Simplesmente usamos o futuro para escapar do presente.

Quem é você, Alasca? - John Green

Imaginar o futuro é uma espécie de nostalgia. Quem é você, Alasca? - John Green
Monday, July 2, 2012
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
(A realidade é apenas uma ilusão, embora seja uma muito persistente)
Albert Einstein
Como passamos a existir e o que será de nós quando deixarmos de existir? Quem é você, Alasca? - John Green
tardisherlock:


When I look in the mirror, I see only imperfections. I’ve long since got over the fact that I don’t look like Steve McQueen, but occasionally it pulls me up short. I also see age - lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
I’m happy with things I can change, such as my hair and clothes. I like a good pair of jeans and I am influenced by the 60s, when men used to dress like men, not three-year-olds. I would not wear tracksuit bottoms, shorts, sandals or a vest. I like a well-fitting and bespoke suit by Mark Powell, Paul Smith or Richard James.
I am never going to be a gym person, although I did work out for The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - not to much avail, because I spent the film in a dressing gown. I have some muscle memory from being a kid, because I was a sportsman - or a sports boy.
Ten years ago, no one went to the gym, unless you were Sebastian Coe. Now we all have to look like Charles Atlas even when we are graphic designers. Our dads got fit the old-fashioned way, by putting up shelves or building walls. I eat well and walk a lot.
I am concerned with my appearance, but not vain enough to go to the gym or to have Botox. It’s a shock when you first become an actor and see yourself on screen: I hadn’t gone through life thinking I was God’s gift, but I always hoped I’d look great or have brilliant bone structure. Now I am happy being me, because no one else can do it.
- Martin Freeman“What I see in the mirror” The Guardian

“Now I am happy being me, because no one else can do it.”

tardisherlock:

When I look in the mirror, I see only imperfections. I’ve long since got over the fact that I don’t look like Steve McQueen, but occasionally it pulls me up short. I also see age - lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

I’m happy with things I can change, such as my hair and clothes. I like a good pair of jeans and I am influenced by the 60s, when men used to dress like men, not three-year-olds. I would not wear tracksuit bottoms, shorts, sandals or a vest. I like a well-fitting and bespoke suit by Mark Powell, Paul Smith or Richard James.

I am never going to be a gym person, although I did work out for The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - not to much avail, because I spent the film in a dressing gown. I have some muscle memory from being a kid, because I was a sportsman - or a sports boy.

Ten years ago, no one went to the gym, unless you were Sebastian Coe. Now we all have to look like Charles Atlas even when we are graphic designers. Our dads got fit the old-fashioned way, by putting up shelves or building walls. I eat well and walk a lot.

I am concerned with my appearance, but not vain enough to go to the gym or to have Botox. It’s a shock when you first become an actor and see yourself on screen: I hadn’t gone through life thinking I was God’s gift, but I always hoped I’d look great or have brilliant bone structure. Now I am happy being me, because no one else can do it.

- Martin Freeman
“What I see in the mirror” The Guardian

“Now I am happy being me, because no one else can do it.”

(Source: isitreal)