So.. I think it‘s time I stop trying to like WWII fiction. 🤣. I did like the way this book was plotted. Lots of surprises and twists.. but in between those I found the story pretty slow and boring (and sometimes a bit confusing). Once part 2 started, the book picked up.. but I really did not like the ending. And so many have said this book made them cry, but I was just mad!
#alphabetbookishquiz This was fun!
Page 8: This book may take some getting used to with all these German names and French words with no translation. But stick with it Jamie
Page 51: I love her humor even with being a POW
Page 135: SHOOK 😵
Page 157: My heart is POUNDING 😳
Page 199: Wait what?!!! Mind blown 🤯
Page 206: Oh 💩 this is getting good. Wow
Page 211: No! Stopppp he can‘t be him can he?
Page 263: 😭
My heart is so full after finishing this amazing story! Maddy‘s and Queenie‘s friendship is one for the ages. I want to rush out and learn a new language - I want to jump into a little propeller plane and fly away into the sunset! Mostly, I want to spend more time with Queenie and Maddy.
This was a slow for read for me, but I really enjoyed this unique look at WWII. I don't think I have ever read a war story from the perspective of a female spy and a female pilot. The format was also unique, told in journal enteries, reports, and hurried notes.
#booked19 New to you author @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
A perfect Kansas City Sunday. Family, chili and Chieeeeeefs football. Watching the game and keeping warm. And by watching the game I mean being in the room while the game is on. I don't understand sports, but I love my city. ❤💛❤💛❤💛
Guys this book is SO FREAKING GOOD OMG. Like Mackenzie Lee (The Gentleman‘s Guide to Vice and Virtue) is CONSTANTLY repping this book, and with good reason. I was floored and amazed and it was just so freaking good omg everyone has to read this and love it please. I acknowledge the beginning can be a bit slow and confusing but THERE IS A REASON FOR THIS AND IT GETS BETTER AND ALL MAKES SENSE JUST GO READ THIS WONDER PLEASE YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!
For 3 weeks, this box had been taunting me and I finally got to open it!!!! Thank you soooooo much @sebrittain! The books sound great, the candle smells divine, and the scarf and socks are so much fun!
This was my first swap and I enjoyed it so much. I can't wait to join more. Thank you @Avanders for hosting!
I started this one and felt no connection at all and bailed. A few months later it was my book club's pick. Tried it again and absolutely loved it. #almostdidntread #allthebookssept18 @TheReaderBee @Loriimagination
Started this audiobook a couple days ago and I am loving it. Compelling story, and the narration is 👌🏽. I could listen to Scottish accents all day every day. Anyone happen to know any other audiobooks with Scottish narrators? #currentlyreading
Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends.
#riotgrams #bestbookfriendship @bookriot
Whoops my hand slipped.
Accidental book haul at the library. I felt soo bad because the electronic check out system was completely down and I didn‘t know until I went to the desk. Sorry librarians! #codenameverity #gameofthrones #vicious #theladyoftherivers #themimeorder #queenofthetearling #sarahskey #bookhaul #library
I believe there are two narrators in this book, Maddie and Julie. I'm bummed as I was on hold for the e-book for ages and since it came in, I've barely had time to even start it and it's due back soon. Back on the hold list I go. Once again, so many 📚📚📚📚📚so little time.😬
Found this fan art online on Pinterest but couldn't track it back to the artist. Still, I liked it so much I had to use it. 💜
This book made me cry! It wasn‘t ideal - a massive twist occurred while I was driving to an appointment (I listened to the audiobook) and I bawled my eyes out, then had to explain myself to a couple of concerned reception staff 😂 I enjoyed the writing style and the way the multiple narratives overlapped to come together and become clear in the end. I read The Pearl Thief first, which added to my reading experience. Recommend. #ihavetoldthetruth
I picked this book up ages ago in an Audible sale, and finally got to it for the friendship prompt for #Booked2018.
Such a great story... well-written, filled with action, and totally heartbreaking. I love historical fiction, and WWII era stories are favorites of mine, so this was a perfect choice for me. Both narrators are really good as well!
I just could not get into this. It was long winded and hard to follow and I just didn‘t love it. The idea behind he story was interesting and unique but I just felt like it needed more to it.
I really enjoyed this book. I love reading anything set during WWII. I enjoyed the characters - the main character, "Verity", was such a smartass! ?The story of her friendship with Maddie and all of the sacrifices they both made for the war was heartbreaking, because you know so many things like this happened. ?The only thing stopping me from giving it 5⭐️ is it got bogged down in airplane mumbo jumbo quite a bit. Still, a solid 4⭐️from me!
1. My ever present Mt Dew in my Deadpool can huggie! 🤓
2. Just finished binge-watching season 2 of This Is Us. 😭
3. Code Name Verity - have about 70 pages left, liking it so far & anxious to see how it ends!
4. Extremely windy 💨
5. 3 tats (1 on each hip and 1 on my back), a cartilage piercing in my right ear, 3 holes in each ear and a belly button ring (although my preggo belly has made the hole almost obsolete at the moment!🤰🏻) #humpdaypost
Our high school librarian recommended the tagged book and for $5, why not? Love a good book haul!!
I had read enough reviews to know this was a sad story. Wasn't expecting break your heart, ugly cry, sad. Beautifully written story of friendship and incredible bravery. It's one of those stories I know I would understand even more on a 2nd read. Oh and what is it about being Scottish and named Jamie? Apparently it makes you awesome.
#whodunitdiesChristmas #holidaycheer #wow
Thanks so so much Mariann! Absolutely thrilled with all your gifts! Gorgeous notebook and pens, 3 books- yes, you scored, I do not own any of them, nor have I read them! Chocolate, peppermint candy always a hit with me❤️, cat bookmark, an intriguing bookmark/booklight in one❤️ overwhelmed and grateful😊😲
So are Em & Poe - been chasing your cat toy all night!
Thought this was a cool thing so:
1. Most recently, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
2. I really enjoy watching Peruse Project, Hailey in Bookland and Francina Simone
3. Look at my name! My husband, Jamie Fraser, is obvi my crush!...and Alossa from Daughter of the Pirate King.
4. Illuminae and Gemina. Those audiobooks are KILLER!
5. It's Canada! ❄️❄️❄️
It's official. This book just broke me.