Had to test my new #readingnook after spending hours putting the sofa together this afternoon. Rest is also an important part of the #BookFitnessChallenge, right?! 🤣😆
My day started on a low by oversleeping and being late to work, but this sweet chai brightened my day🤩 So far my #BFC is going really well, and I am on good track of reaching my goals for week one 🙌🏻
Started the tagged book for my TBR challenge in #Reading1001 and #AtY2019, and it seems to be a good one! Don‘t know why I waited so long to start it, hopefully the rest of the book will be just as good!
An oldie but a goodie. I‘ve been thinking of this one recently in light of the AJ Finn revelations!
Valentine‘s date with this guy😱. I need a break from YA for a little bit. I read about this book in Save the Cat Writes a Novel and I can‘t stop thinking about it. BTW Save the Cat Writes a Novel is a wonderful book. Let‘s see if this can keep my attention. Also, don‘t you all just love my car‘s seat cover! 😜
A book always made better with a cup of tea. Amazing book!
I haven‘t read this yet.....but maybe nows the time ......99p for kindle - No more this week I promise 😊
After our conversation about these books last wk @julesG I had to order the whole set!! 😆 Dying to find out what happens to Mr Ripley next....! 🤔
Enjoyed this audiobook reread.
Somehow I like and cheer for Tom Ripley as much as I despise him for his deeds. Does that make sense?
I haven't read any of the other books in the series yet.
Started a Sudoku puzzle instead of folding the laundry. Don't tell my kids. I keep telling them to first do their chores. 😉
I've started the #24B4Monday #readathon about 15 minutes ago. I'm finishing the tagged #audiobook while straightening the kitchen and flat. It looks like Bagend after a hoard of dwarves stayed over night.
I'm planning to stay in this weekend. Read, listen, craft. 😉
Since I cannot think of a single book that qualifies for #DebbieDowner, you'll have to look at my butter chicken. A bit bland for my taste, but the kiddo was afraid of needing a gallon of milk if I made my regular Indian chicken dish.
#NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen
Bit of a late review but I did finish this in time for book club last weekend! Enjoyed it; very interesting character study. Lots to think about, not sure if I'd continue with Ripley but I would read more Highsmith.
We also watched the movie--they changed a ton from the book, some parts I get why and some I'm not sure why they felt the need. But the changes give Jack Davenport more than a walk-on role, and he is amazing, so I'll take it!
Only partly bookish - bought a bunch of DVDs second hand.
We're working on our Matt Damon collection, and I've wanted to see all those films on the right hand side of the picture and spotted them in a bundle. All in all 12 DVDs for 18 Euros. Not bad.
Non-#bookmail is also nice mail. Especially given the rest of what was in our mailbox today. I don't want to open it these days.
When I think of books and the #beach, The Talented Mr. Ripley always comes to mind, although I‘m not sure if that‘s because of the actual book or Jude Law‘s little swim shorts in the adaptation. 🤔😅
I never finished the Ripley series, so I‘m thinking a re-read of this one may be in order. I loved it when I read it in my teens.
Tom Ripley is offered the chance to go to Italy to find an old friend...! I loved the first half of the book; 1950s setting, dark and intriguing, what was going to happen?? But the second half wasn‘t as strong! Great ending tho for a change!! I‘d still highly recommend it for an unusual summer read! A classic thriller!! 👍🏻
Listened to this on audio and it‘s deliciously fun!! Thinking I may need to grab the movie ... and the next book in the series.
The original “charming sociopath,” Tom Ripley leaves a trail of murder in his path after he becomes obsessed with wealthy Dickie Greenleaf and his carefree European lifestyle. He evades police at every turn, but his paranoia threatens him even more than the law in this classic psychological thriller.
Deliciously creepy. Absolutely amazing. Loved it!
Full review: https://reneereadsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/book-review-the-talented-mr-rip...
I finally finished! I am glad to have 12 hours for #24in48. I read a total of 4 and a half books, most by audio and rated everything a 4 or 5 star. Ripley was good although slow in pace. I was expecting a different ending so it was a nice surprise. Definitely encourage others to read. It just needs a little push sometimes.
Soooo glad there are 4 more in this series. She‘s ...the ....master .....of ......(wait for it.....).....tension...
#TBRtemptation post 10! This is a detailed re-working of Henry James's "The Ambassadors". We're introduced to a young, suave Tom Ripley newly arrived in 1950s Manhattan. A product of a broken home and dismissive aunt, he gets involved in the moneyed world of his friend Dickie. Sent to Italy to bring Dickie home, he becomes obsessive with his friend, who has ambivalent feelings for Marge, an American dilettante. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?
When you get the best bookmail from Book Depository and it's a gift from someone thoughtful, clever, kind and so very generous. I'm still overwhelmed, it made me so happy. Thank you @saresmoore, you are wonderful and one of the loveliest people I've gotten to know 💜
#Characters2017 #WannaBe I couldn't help but think of one of the ultimate 'WannaBes'--Tom Ripley. As the movie tag line says, "How far would you go to become someone else?" Pretty far in this case. ? This is also one of those somewhat rare times when I much preferred the movie to the book. (Matt Damon ?)
Just finished this one. I always thought the movie was so intriguing. The book was meh - wondering if I should try any of the sequels? Maybe would have been better if I didn't know what was going to happen?