Experienta cu libraria online elefant.ro

Oricat de mult mi-ar placea sa merg in librarii, sa ma uit la toate rafturile cu carti, sa adulmec mirosul hartiei, in ultima vreme am cam abandonat acest sport. Pe de-o parte pentru ca nu prea am timp, pe de alta parte pentru ca ma enervez atunci cand merg pentru un volum anume si nu-l gasesc.

Motiv pentru care in ultima perioada m-am imprietenit cu libraria online Elefant.ro unde cu un simplu click am gasit majoritatea cartilor pe care mi le doream.

Saptamana trecuta am facut o comanda in valoare de peste 120lei, minimul necesar pentru ca livrarea sa fie gratuita. Numai ca unul dintre produse era doar in stocul furnizorului si dura mai mult livrarea lui, adica s-ar fi livrat comanda in 2 colete diferite, fiecare cu valoare mai mica de 120lei, deci pentru fiecare as fi avut de achitat si valoarea transportului de 7.99leiX2colete. Pentru ca nu ma grabeam foarte tare, in casuta de observatii am mentionat ca doresc sa primesc un singur colet chiar daca timpul de livrare va fi mai lung. Si am stat linistita chiar daca nu am primit un raspuns imediat pentru ca data estimata de livrare a primelor carti era 5 martie, adica maine, iar pentru cel de-al doilea 19 martie.

Numai ca la sfarsitul saptamanii trecute m-am trezit cu primul colet, fara a fi anuntata in prealabil ca soseste mai devreme, si doar nu era sa trimit curierul inapoi, desi poate ar fi fost mai bine sa procedez asa.

Daca as fi stiut ca asa sta situatia mi-ar fi fost mult mai simplu ca de banii aia sa mai adaug niste produse, insa nu a binevoit nimeni sa-mi raspunda.

Am trecut peste si…am comandat din nou cateva carti, de data asta toate in acelasi colet, valoare peste 120lei. Am trimis si un email ulterior ca raspuns la confirmarea comenzii ca as dori sa-mi adauge si comanda precedenta acestui colet, expunand problema. M-am trezit insa cu un raspuns destul de sec si anume ca sistemul nu permite acest lucru, bineinteles in mai multe cuvinte. Ca si cum cartile s-ar ambala singure sau cum? Ca eu nu pot intelege cum nu permite sistemul. Si nici nu e vorba despre suma, ci despre gestul in sine.

Cu maaare parere de rau, aceasta a fost ultima mea comanda la Elefant, ca doar mai sunt si alte librarii online, plus ca as putea sa-mi reiau vizitele prin librarii.

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If Alice and The Little Prince would have met…

„Who are you?”
„I – I hardly know, Sir, just as present – at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several time since then”
„What do you mean by that?”
„I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, because I’m not myself, you see”
„I don’t see”
„I’m afraid I can’t put it more clearly, for I can’t understand it myself, to begin with; and being so many sizes in a day is very confusing”
„It isn’t”
„Well, perhaps you haven’t found it so yet, but when you have to turn into a chrysalis – you will some day, you know – and then after that into a butterfly, I should think you’ll feel it a little queer, wont you?”
„Not a bit”
„Well, perhaps your feeling may be different; all I know is, it would feel very queer to me
„You! Who are you?”

When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, „What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?” Instead, they demand: „How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.

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Two amazing books. The part when Alice meets the caterpillar is my all times favourite. And The Little Prince…it’s the chapter with the fox that I love the most, but Saint-Exupery’s book is simply wonderful and to be read once a year.

The Little Prince -Parts of chapter XXI

„I cannot play with you,” the fox said. „I am not tamed.”
[…]
„My life is very monotonous,” the fox said. „I hunt chickens; men hunt me. All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike. And, in consequence, I am a little bored. But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow. And then look: you see the grain-fields down yonder? I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me. The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the color of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat . . .”
„Please–tame me!” he said.
„I want to, very much,” the little prince replied. „But I have not much time. I have friends to discover, and a great many things to understand.”
„One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox. ” […]
„What must I do, to tame you?” asked the little prince.
„You must be very patient,” replied the fox. „First you will sit down at a little distance from me–like that–in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day . . .”
The next day the little prince came back.
„It would have been better to come back at the same hour,” said the fox. „If, for example, you come at four o’clock in the afternoon, then at three o’clock I shall begin to be happy. I shall feel happier and happier as the hour advances. At four o’clock, I shall already be worrying and jumping about. I shall show you how happy I am! But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you . . . One must observe the proper rites . . .”
[…]
So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near–
„Ah,” said the fox, „I shall cry.”
„It is your own fault,” said the little prince. „I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you . . .”
„Yes, that is so,” said the fox.
„But now you are going to cry!” said the little prince.
„Yes, that is so,” said the fox.
„Then it has done you no good at all!”
„It has done me good,” said the fox, „because of the color of the wheat fields.”

Extrem de tare si incredibil de aproape

Nu multe sunt cartile a carei lectura stii ca o vei relua, chiar imediat dupa ce ai terminat de citit volumul pentru prima data.

Johnatan Safran Foer mi-a picat in mana mai intai cu Totul este iluminat, roman care ocupa si el un loc in topul cartilor preferate. Si filmul e de vazut.

Am intrat in librarie si mi-a atras atentia coperta rosie pe care era desenata o mana, ca atunci cand eram mici si ne faceam conturul palmei cu pixul. Am citit Foer si mi-a fost de ajuns sa cumpar cartea fara sa vad macar titlul romanului.Am citit-o pe nerasuflate si aproape ca nu-I stiam titlul exact la terminarea lecturii.Maniera in care este scrisa e geniala, povestitori diferiti, fotografii si mazgaleli inserate ici colo, cifre aruncate.

Cam atat, nu vreau sa stric bucuria lecturii.Enjoy!

Vreau sa citesc si eu cartea asta!

P.S. Mami, mami, mai avem Pate Hame?

Recomandare carte: Torturati-l pe artist

Soso tocmai o termina de citit, cand am ajuns pe la ei, si m-a intrebat daca ma intereseaza. N-as fi putut sa-l refuz, mai ales ca titlul suna foarte promitator, iar eu mai aveam doar cateva pagini dintr-o alta carte.

M-a captivat inca de la primele randuri, si am citit-o aproape pe nerasuflate. N-as vrea sa dau prea multe detalii, titlul spune destul de multe, va zic doar ca pe prima pagina se tot repeta „Nu vei fi niciodata fericit”. Mie mi-a placut mult, asa ca in final mi-am si cumparat-o.

Scris de Joey Goebel, romanul Torturati-l pe artist face parte din colectia Raftul Denisei de la Humanitas. Daca va grabiti, s-ar putea sa o mai gasiti la oferta de carti din Carrefour cu 9.90lei.

Daca nu v-am convins, poate recenzia de pe Metropotam reuseste.