Spending this drizzly afternoon indoors. Time to curl up with this #LMPBC pick.
Brilliant book! I love the way this book slowly meandered along but still managed to keep my enthralled. Highly recommend this one.
What a beautifully written book.
I love the descriptions of nature and the harsh landscapes. The interspersed sections of poems or court letters.
I found that there was a long section from Agnes towards the end which I had to keep re reading as I couldn't keep interest but the rest was gripping.
I very much enjoyed this story of a servant in Iceland accused of murdering her master. She is sent to live with a family on a farm until her execution and slowly, but surely, they get to know her and learn that every story has two sides. The writing was beautiful and helped paint a picture of the Icelandic landscape. I much preffered this read over Alias Grace, which has a similar plot.
Have you read this?
Beautiful and haunting.
Full review at: http://bookshelfadventures.home.blog/2019/04/30/burial-rites-by-hannah-kent/
@Mynameisacolour I‘ll get this one sent out to you in a couple days. 💛🖤 #LMPBC #groupB
I've started a book club in my town and this is our first read. Does anyone have some discussion question suggestions?
This was a slow, atmospheric read about the last year in the life of of the last person executed In Iceland. She is sent to live with a family while the details of her death are worked out. Agnes eventually tells her story to the young priest charged with her religious counsel and the family who find it increasingly difficult to ignore the person who has become a part of their daily lives. Kent makes the setting come alive with her writing.
I finished this book for #lmpbc #groupb! I loved it and I can‘t wait to hear what the others think about it. This is a picture of the remains of the murdered Nathan Ketilsson‘s workshop in Iceland.
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This book is living up to my expectations! My plan of going to our mom/child workout group was derailed by a toddler who did not want to get dressed or eat breakfast or do anything but sit in front of the tv on his bicycle watching Elmo on a rainy day. So I guess it worked out perfectly for both of us.
1. -24F/ -31.1C with a windchill of -24F/-31.1C, wind only 2mph.
2. 80F/ 26.7C, in a hammock beside a lake.
3. 62F/ 16.7C to help conserve natural gas this week.
4. Any. All-weather reader here!
5. It‘s Iceland, it‘s winter, snuggle in together!
#HelloThursday I am tagging some of the first to follow me from the Welcome Wagon!
Happy to finally pick this one up. It‘s been on my TBR for along time!
One of my absolute favorite books - based on a true story. Iceland 1828. Agnes is convicted of murder and spends her last days with the local law enforcement agent and his family. Yes, they are living under the same roof, and Agnes works alongside the family. Kent‘s debut novel is so lyrical and gorgeous, yet dark and foreboding. Highly recommend. #RunningAcrossThinIceWthTigers #WinterWonderland
Oh, this is good and I'm frankly astonished to learn it is a debut novel. I will definitely look out for more of hers! I thought there were striking parallels (e.g the nature of the crime committed, the circumstances and ambiguity of the woman found guilty) between this book and Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace" but, while Atwood is undeniably clever I feel that Kent's book has more heart: the last chapter, especially, made for difficult reading.
Loved everything about this chilling historical fiction: interesting characters, setting is prominent, compelling plot line, the prose immersive, and no contrived romance or ending. Bonus - based on a true crime. I‘m anxious to read Kent‘s other novel and I hope she is soon to publish another! She might be an auto buy author for me.
Try reading with 80# on your torso.......😐
I am loving everything about this novel! It‘s ideal for a retreat into pleasure reading at night after “brain food” all day. 😬 Has a perfect atmosphere for October too!
Omg!!! Is anyone else as excited for this as I am!!! If they do it right this movie could be so good. Red Sparrow was amazing with Jennifer Lawrence. I didn‘t read that book but my mom made me watch the movie and it was so good. I can‘t wait for this to come out!
Cool Web site for literary tourism! We‘re planning a trip to Iceland next summer 😁 and I wanted to visit the setting of Burial Rites. BookTrail helps you find book setting locations all over the world! So cool!
I loved this book based on the incredible story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, who was convicted of killing her employer, along with another man, and sentenced to death in 1828.
It was the last Icelandic execution. The execution block and axe have been preserved by the National Museum of Iceland. A memorial stone has been erected at the execution site.
On sale ATM Burial Rights by Hannah Kent.
I loved this historical fiction based on real events. It's the story of the last person to be executed in Ireland. The writing was fantastic; it was captivating. I could not pronounce any of the place names, and struggled with character names, but not a big deal when you're reading. I would love to read more Hannah Kent. #historicalfiction ⭐⭐⭐⭐
1. None whatsoever other than reading (being unemployed = holiday weekends don‘t mean much, unfortunately... 😞)
2. Close call but probably Burial Rites - still thinking about it a lot
3. Uh, meat? 😬 #veggielife 🥗🥦🥕
4. LOL NO. I did gymnastics for a while as a kid, then I hit puberty and lost any sense of coordination or athleticism. And I‘m too frail now to do shit, haha.
5. Gonna do my best!
Oof, what a heavy story—especially knowing it‘s based very closely on a real person and what happened to her. The author did a terrific job of creating this incredibly insular and almost claustrophobic setting, so that the reader gets a small sense of how each day must have felt for Agnes. And you absolutely come to be on her side, just as the family she‘s placed with does too, try as they might to avoid it. Really impressive first novel! 4/5 ⭐️
This was a close second in the TBR voting, and reading the synopsis again has me super intrigued. I‘ve always had a fascination with Iceland, too (not that I‘ve ever been there nor will I likely ever, but I adore it from afar...) #nowreading