Listening to the audiobook and just wanted to say David Pittu is a wonderful reader/performer.
Sometimes you hit the honey pot when you are going through your bargain stacks at the store.
I am currently reading the goldfinch and so far I think that it isn‘t that interesting in the beginning but then later on it gets interesting. I am still towards the beginning so I will make another review when I actually finish it.
#QuotsyJune19 Day 17: #Pattern
Who else is as excited as I am about the film adaptation of this chunkster? It seems very promising. I recall reading this for several months - finished a few YA, graphic novels, full novels to serve as palate cleanser while reading it to this heavy going tale.
In anticipation of the movie release, I‘m teaming up with a fantastic BookTuber, Juan, of Just Juan Reader to host a read along for the book, starting August 1st. Details are on my channel and his.
“[T]he reason I‘d liked Boris and felt happy around him from almost the moment I‘d met him was that he was never afraid. You didn‘t meet many people who moved freely through the world with such a vigorous contempt for it and at the same time such oddball and unthwartable faith in what, in childhood, he had liked to call ‘the Planet of Earth‘.”
#WanderingJune | 12: #Russians
📷: Made with Typorama
I‘m going to have to move a couple of these up on my TBR list. 📖🎬🍿 #Adaptations
Although The Goldfinch was a very slow read for me, I‘m extremely satisfied with the entirety of the story. If you asked me what I thought as I was reading, I would have no answer for you. I truly developed a love for this book during its final pages. Tartt posed many heavy questions for the reader and I have no doubt I‘ll be thinking about them for a long time. Also, bring tissues to the upcoming movie!
😱 I can‘t wait!!! I hope it doesn‘t disappoint 🤞🏻
Ahhh! Did anyone else know about this!? How did I not!?
One of my all-time favorites coming to the big screen in September. I cannot wait!
I just found out that The Goldfinch is coming out as a movie in September!!! Yay!!! I love when books get made into movies. I hope the movie will be just as good as the book. What movie/ tv series adaptions of a book are some of your favorites? I must say I love Outlander!
Wow. This one. I suspect I‘ll have a book hangover from this for a while. I thought this book was extraordinary. I‘m rather at a loss for words after devouring it so quickly. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
On my blog (link in bio) today I‘ve posted about my 20 Books of Summer 2019 challenge. Here is the stack of books I‘ve chosen! I will be reading other books as well (on kindle and audio) but I want to make an effort to read some physical books! Have you read any of these? Where do you recommend that I start? #SummerReading #TBR
Bailing for now but may come back to it later in the year.
“If a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don't think, 'oh, I love this because it's universal.‘ A really great painting is fluid enough to work its way into the mind and heart through all kinds of different angles, in ways that are unique and very particular. I was painted for you.”
#QuotsyMay19 | 18: #Museum
📷: Made with Typorama
“Over and over, I kept thinking I‘ve got to go home and then, for the millionth time, I can‘t.”
I am so incredibly conflicted by this novel! It took me a year to get through all of it, many times abandoning it. It is beautifully written and there portions of it that keep you turning the page, but then there are incredibly dense and slow moments as well. It was a long, long listen and sometimes it just felt like it was never going to end. But overall, I liked the storyline and how the story ended. I‘m just not sure I would recommend it.
I'm feeling so accomplished right now! This book has been sitting on my shelf for years, but it jumped out at me the other day so I've FINALLY knocked it off my TBR 👏🏽
The prose is every bit as beautiful as you've heard, though I won't lie, around the 80% mark was a bit of a slog for me plot-wise. Overall can't be anything but a pick - Tartt is a wonderfully gifted writer!
A woman is being described here - "...her freckles covered with makeup, her hair pulled back in a ponytail at the nape of her neck like some nobleman in The Tale of Genji..". ?
I have seen those pictures credits to you all reading #Genji sometime back! @Lindy @batsy @Daisey ?
Like Theo Decker thinks about his mother and longs for her, today I woke up thinking about mine. Can‘t wait to see her again!
I did the unthinkable today and I DNF The Goldfinch. I honestly have been in a book rut since starting it. So I put it aside till I can get into the headspace for it, whatever that means. Anyone got some insights? Comments?
After lounging on my shelf for years (i think about 4/5 😶), it's time it gets its beautiful bum off it. I am exhilarated right now.
And one can eat grapes in a cup, right?!