I had forgotten most of this upon reading it again after many years. I felt like it could have been a bit shorter, but it‘s a unique story with good characters. A book for book lovers.
I was hoping to like this book more than I did…
Characters were a bit cardboard-like. There were a fair amount of parts where action happens “off screen” and we‘re told about it after the fact. The book could have been cut in half and still be a comprehensible story, and I actually PREFER long books. The lack of responsible, critical thinking from any adult character was headache inducing. Might continue the series, but not anytime soon.
Why are we not contacting the police?!? I don‘t care if they‘re fictional characters from a book, they live in our world now and fucking kidnapped people!! Mo and company can prove they were kidnapped, there‘s probable cause littered all over the village!!!
WHY ARE WE NOT CALLING THE AUTHORITIES?!?!?!?!
Fantasy fans will be PSYCHED to see an Inkheart episode of my book podcast, but here‘s the thing — as I learned reading this book for the first time, it‘s a story for *all* book lovers! I like to think this episode is for all book lovers, too. Debut author Akshaya Raman is my guest, and we had the best time talking about world building, the reader/author relationship, and more. 📖 Link to listen in my bio!
📚 Bilbo Baggins! We'd cook and enjoy all the yummy food from his many pantries 😂
📚 Hmm.. try something new that you've always wanted to, but have put off. I did that with watercolor painting and drawing, and it helped me so much!
📚 Hard to choose a favorite... I think I'd have to go with Inkheart by Cornelia Funke!
So it's happened, I kept thinking, you're in the middle of a story exactly as you've always wanted, and it's horrible. Fear tastes quite different when you're not just reading about it, Meggie, and playing hero wasn't half as much fun as I'd expected.
#QuotsyOCT21 day 10: terror
“Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the #worm that dieth not, and when at last he goeth to his last punishment, let the flames of hell consume him for ever. — Curse on book thieves, from the monastery of San Pedro, Barcelona, Spain” #QuotsyJul21
‘Word of honour – no crossed fingers?‘ Meggie looked him straight in the eye. She could always tell when Mo was lying, however hard he tried to hide it from her.
Stacks of books were piled high all over the house – not just arranged in neat rows on bookshelves, the way other people kept them, oh no! The books in Mo and Meggie‘s house were stacked under tables, on chairs, in the corners of the rooms. There were books in the kitchen and books in the lavatory. Books on the TV set and in the wardrobe, small piles of books, tall piles of books, books thick and thin, books old and new.
Something fun and lighthearted 😊 I had the chance to ask one of my favorite singers what his favorite books are and share some of mine in return, and he's going to give one of my favorite books (tagged) a go 📚📚📚 It was fun getting to share the bookish love today and provided a perfect bright spot!
I treated myself to these beauties as an early Christmas present. I adore these new covers!
Just finished These Broken Stars, absolutely loved it! It took a surprising twist at the end. Now to wait for the next novel in the mail, I‘m going to be rereading my favorite childhood book! I absolutely adore this book, even now as an adult. What was your favorite novel as a child?
“Every book should begin with attractive endpapers,” he had once told Meggie. “Preferably in a dark color: dark red or dark blue, depending on the binding. When you open the book it‘s like going to the theater. First you see the curtain. Then it‘s pulled aside and the show begins.”
--#Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Maybe I'll spend some time tomorrow checking out "curtains" of my books. From memory I know #TheHazelWood has beautiful end papers ?
“If you take a book with you on a journey an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it..the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it... yes, books are like flypaper; memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”
Finally getting around to reading this . Do much better than the movie
#Audiobaking today and @andrew65 asked for pics of my chipless cookies but the beasts on the right have both chocolate and peanut butter chips! 🍪 Link to recipe in comments 🍪
Today I also finished the first installment of Mo, Meggie and Eleanor's journey and can't wait to start on the next book!!
It's day 4 of #owlsreadathonsnaps2020 🦉⚡📚📸 Today's prompt is Taming a Fantastic Beast, biggest book on your Magical TBR. The longest book I'll be reading for the #owlsreadathon2020 isn't even on my TBR, it's on my son's. We'll be reading Inkheart for his Ancient Runes exam. #magicalreadathon2020 #magicaltbr #crookshanks
I saw this movie pop up on Netflix and realized I had never heard of it. I wat he‘s the preview and was wondering why it‘s taken this long for me to come across this and saw it was a book. I of course had to read the book first which was pure magic. Can‘t wait to watch the movie tonight!!
I loved the concept for this novel and got more than halfway through before getting bored with it. To be fair, it is a middle-grade novel, so I am probably not the right audience. So, that‘s it for my reading this year. Happy New Year everyone!
Anyone else see Gwin the marten from Inkheart in this pic? (Picture taken of a portion of a weird diorama in a glass coffee table in a cottage we rented up north ..)
“Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them...”
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Today‘s my day off, and you know what that means: reading! #summersendreadathon