Admittedly this has been the hardest book in the series to read so far. I think having the characters so much older then in the first two books put me off a fair bit to be honest. Especially with Meg now married and oregnant.
This was another re-read via audiobook for me, and I found that I remembered very little of this one, either! Apparently of the three, only Wrinkle in Time really stayed with me. I liked this one a lot more than Wind in the Door, although the “kything” interludes felt a bit forced. I did really enjoy following the storyline as it traveled through each historical period. Still—Wrinkle in Time remains the superior book as far as this trilogy goes!
Listening to this one now. I do find Madeleine L‘Engle so irritating in places because she‘s clearly enamored of the *idea* of science, without bothering too much about what doing science really looks like. Nobody wins a Nobel Prize by puttering around in their garage. Nobody cooks their dinner over the Bunsen burner in the garage-laboratory — it would contaminate the experiment and the dinner. Plus it would take forever.
This library hold auto-checked out to me last night... guess I‘d better get cracking on the last few hours of my current Agatha Christie audiobook! I really enjoyed Jennifer Ehle‘s narration on A Wind in the Door—looking forward to revisiting this one in audio form as well.
Haven‘t done one of these in awhile.
1.Winter...time too humid in the summers where I live.
2.Both, but I have a bad habit of over obligating to book club reads☺️.
3.Definitely print. I love the feel of holding a book, it‘s a more relaxing reading experience on my eyes, and I like enjoying filling the shelves with books I love.
1. Every 3-4 weeks (unless Hoopla/Overdrive/Libby count—then: multiple times weekly!)
2. The Library of Alexandria before it burned! Or THIS: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/welsh-library-stay-in-glads... 😍
3. Two audiobooks: tagged + Poirot Investigates
4. Can‘t remember! I had cards at two libraries from maybe age 4. One in the English village where we lived & one on the AFB where my dad worked.
Definitely not my favorite book so far. It was oddly written from more grown-up perspectives but still in the same overall tone as the first two books and for the same audience. It was a bit jarring to read at times. However, by the end of the book, I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know how things would work out, so that was nice at least.
I bailed. It just doesn‘t hold up in adulthood the way I wanted it to.
This is the third book in the series and was my favorite so far! I loved the stories of all of the ancestors and how it all came together.
"Unicorns find it embarrassing to be thanked. Please desist."
Fun fact ?
This was a re-read for me. It's been at least 30 years since the first time so there were parts I did not remember. Ironicly it is a story about attempting to change things to avoid war due to a power crazy world leader. Sadly timely. I fell in love with Gaudior (the unicorn) all over again. Now that I have read all 5 books of the series I do still think this one is my favorite.
Playing catch up with my #junebookbugs The House of Spirits is a book that's been on my tbr for a while. I need to read it. A Swiftly Tilting Planet is a book I accidentally stole from the library when I was 13. We were moving half-way across the country and the book accidentally ended up in a box. Oops! #setinthesouthernhemisphere #aplanetinthetitle
#aprilbookshowers Day 15: Good book, bad cover
Fish with faces are never a good idea
I read this as a teen and chose it simply because of the cover, not realizing it was the 3rd in a series. This is my daughters copy with a different cover but still awesome just the same. I remember loving it back then. I still have one more to read to finish the whole series. Then I'm adding this to my re-read pile.
My first non-Gilbert Blythe #literarycrush that I can remember (because let's be real, Gilbert is my number one, but I wanted to think a little more out of the box) was Charles Wallace. Not the little kid version from A Wrinkle In Time, but the teenage version from A Swiftly Tilting Planet. Was it because of the lustrous flowing golden locks on the cover of the edition I owned as a 12 year old (and still own today)? Maybe. #feistyfeb
For reasons I probably can't explain, these are a handful of my #MostReread books. Most of these are newer editions because my former copies were purchased on a student budget or in childhood and then loved to near death! Anyone else have any of these as favorites?
The only #multiplecopies I own. I bought the larger version of the L'Engle at a used bookstore even though I already owned the smaller one because I just loved the cover so much. And I got the Lizzie Bennet Diaries version of Pride and Prejudice from that webseries' Kickstarter (although I didn't end up much liking the cover they came up with). #seasonsreadings2016
For today's #FunFridayPhoto I picked this sequel to the famous "A wrinkle in time". This was my first #timetravel book and it fascinated me. I specially liked this rune, it was like a mantra to me back in high school.
This is my 2nd favorite book of this series. I love the concept of the Might-of-Beens & the ripple effects of small things throughout history. The Welsh-Indian narrative throughout time is intriguing & I love Mom O'Keefe's backstory, as heartbreaking as it is. Finally, in this reading, the lesson Charles Wallace had to learn of not trying to control everything really resonated with me.
Going away for 2 weeks w/ no electronics (including music) and ONLY THESE BOOKS!!!! Ahhhhhh!!! Wish me luck! 📖😬