Amazon has some great Black Friday Kindle deals going on! I picked up the top three all on sale today.
I am a sucker for history and historical fiction. This fit both. Beautiful and rich story. Great read.
I felt a little deflated after reading this... It felt like a very "Negative Nancy" kind of story line and then got worse! It held my attention rather well, but it didn't leave me feeling anything but sad.
It has a very unique plot, and well formed characters. It's also very thoroughly researched for the time period. I just wish there were more cause for joy. A happier finish... It seemed, to me anyway, that in the end everyone loses.
I found all of this, in the street, in side a rustic basket... It's great collection but sure I won't read all of them...
I wondering just the three firsts...
Did you read some of them, in what, language? Tag me if you made a review...
#spanishreading #giveaway #readinggoals
Si estás en BCN-ES y quieres alguno de ellos, comentame en mi Instagram y quedamos para que te lo pase...
Giving this a try...
Okay, so on the way to the bank I passed the charity shop. Only I didn't pass. I went in and this book insisted on coming home with me. I explained that I already had a huge pile of books that hadn't been read yet but it still insisted on coming home with me. After paying 99p here I am with this beautiful hardback book 😊
This book is set in #amsterdam and is a rather creepy tale... I enjoyed it but I‘m not sure it lived up to the hype and I didn‘t like the ending....
Thank you for a wonderful month of #wanderingjune Barbara and Cindy - it‘s been such fun! 😁
Another #PrettyBooks for me. #30JuneBooks
I‘m surprised to see such opposite reviews on this! Probably because I started it before all the hypes set in & so I wasn‘t expecting anything while reading it, but was immediately drawn by its beautiful writing and the setting of the story, a period fiction with a little mystery & sadness. A beautiful cover too
Which one are you, love it?Or hate it?
#historic #fiction #bibliophile #readinglife #booknerd
I completely bailed out from this one. I've heard such nice reviews about this book. Such nice reviews. And I was so excited to read this one. But, this one was so bland for me. I've seen so many people love it, but this just didn't click with me. I expected it to be dank and dark. I read the summary after bailing out, and found my decision of bailing out to be apt.
Any reviews, people?
Can't even rate it, Sorry.
#miniaturist #books #sunday
Again I'm underwhelmed by Jessie Burton, and I'm beginning to think that perhaps she's not the author for me. "The Miniaturist" started well but couldn't really keep me interested and its 400+ pages dragged on quite a lot which definitely didn't help the situation. I didn't hate it but I won't be recommending this book to anyone in a hurry - 2 stars.
My full review is up on my blog now ?
@squirrelbrain thank you so much for my birthday surprises ......I love it 💕💕💕
I liked this but did not love it. The story is fine overall but weaves too much into a short time span and ultimately I glance at lives of characters without feeling I know them. I found myself enjoying it when i read it but not rushing to pick up. I am certain many will love it but ultimately it's a bit dull for me.
I'd heard such food reviews of this and I finally got around to reading it. I thought the writing was very nice but it was so slow and boring! I enjoyed it when I was reading it but it didn't make me rush to pick it up again (hence with it took me so long to read it) I wasn't sad to finish it and found it so long and drawn out
I was very impressed with this book! I‘ve read some reviews by readers who felt that the mystery of the character of the miniaturist wasn‘t adequately revealed and/or was anticlimactic. I‘ve also read that some readers felt this book didn‘t live up to the hype, but that wasn‘t the case for me. I felt that the character development was very well done, and the writing was exquisite. Highly recommended!
Another #momreviews but I think she‘s given too much away so I‘ve marked as a spoiler. I didn‘t care for this one either because of the disappointing ending. Going into the giveaway stack. @Momreviews
It took six or seven tries to get this shot of #Chloe with this book. I am not actually DNFing because book club, but I want to run away from it. The prose is so PURPLE. I read my husband several passages aloud to highlight how silly some of it feels... I don‘t know, it‘s a bestseller, and I‘ve read some wordy stuff I‘ve loved. But this book is like swimming through peanut butter. #catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy @MinDea
I‘m 5 hours into the #24B42019 readathon! I don‘t know if I‘ll hit 24 hours, but I‘m having fun. The tagged book is great so far. The image text is something I came across online. I‘m not sure where the quote is taken from, but I thought it was really cool & decided to share the image anyway. If anyone knows the author of it, comment ⬇️⬇️⬇️ & let me know!
This cover reminds me of a #hazyshadeofwinter and the movie is waiting to be watched in my house. #winterwonderland I have to admit, as much as I love S&G I am #teambangles when it comes to listening to this song.
How cute is this??
Yeah I did it! 50 books this year, with time to spare! 🥳
Overall I loved this book & the very feel of it. It was good to have some historical fiction set in the Netherlands, & in the late 17th century. By the sound of the book a very controlling community you didn‘t want to get on the wrong side of. A few shocks in here especially towards the end. I did this as an audiobook, which was perfect, and read by the author. If anything a bit slow in places and the very end of the book left me wanting more.
Final update on my week long challenge to read 8 books, 2800 Pages and read for 56 hours
The books pictured are the ones I read on the final day of this challenge.
Read 8 Books : Finished 9 during the week, finished The Miniaturist yesterday.
Read 2800 Pages : Ended up reading 3149 Pages
Read for 56 Hours : Ended up reading for 57 Hours 57 Minutes
That‘s what I call a success, and read some great books. Now back to work!
These are the 4 books I finished during the #13in3 Challenge. As well as these four I also read parts of 4 other books.
My final total was 25 hours 58 Minutes helped by a six hour drive today.
Thanks for hosting this challenge @Samplergal Great fun! 👏😍
Day 3 of my week long challenge to read 8 books, 2800 Pages and read for 56 hours
5=Books Read : Ahead of schedule (today finished The Moscow Cipher and Kill With Kindness)
1227 Pages Read (27 ahead of Schedule)
24 Hours 1 min Minutes Read (1 Minute ahead of schedule)
Doing some driving today so will start listening to The Miniaturist, one that I‘ve wanted to read for a long time.
I enjoyed this book! I didn‘t love how all of the plot points ironed out, but the atmosphere was fantastic — I love how you‘re never quite sure if there‘s magic swirling around you — and the characters so vivid. Now off to watch the Masterpiece adaptation!
Note: We tried to make a book face, but the camera wouldn‘t focus!
#bookreview #bookface #screamathon