When it rains in the first morning at the lake - back in bed with coffee and a book.
When it rains in the first morning at the lake - back in bed with coffee and a book.
So today a little bit *hehe* #audiocleaning with the unshortened #audiobook of this #chunkster. 😊 I borrowed the book from a friend and I'm very happy that my library has it as #audiobook because for more than 1000 pages I need very very long. So I can hear and read it. 🤣
If you are scared of long books, then this may not be the book for you. But, if that doesn‘t deter you, prepare for a wonderful journey. I really enjoyed reading this book. I‘m torn on how I feel about the ending... without spoiling anything, I‘ll just say the journey of it was wonderful. And I‘ll be thinking about this book and the world of it for a long time. Definitely something to pick up if you want to drift into a magical place.
Next #audiobook beside "Berliner Journal" (Max Frisch). It's unshortened, so it's 38 hours long. Ufff.
Can we discuss?
I read it, watched TV series, now audiobook
-Multiple plots - strange vs norrell, theoretical vs practical magic, man with thistledown hair
-So much backstory as if there are so many other parts of this world
-Magic is obviously a big part of the book but it doesn't describe the mechanics like in Harry Potter
I feel like I'm reading a Jane Austen novel with magic instead of politics or a gothic novel with footnotes
Short little #audiowalk with the dog before dinner to hit 10,000 steps for the day. 😊 Felt good to stretch my legs after working out so much in the morning and not moving much from 9:00 am-7:00 pm. 😂 @Emilymdxn I started this book finally and I'm loving it! I'm like 2.5 hours in, and it's just got such a great vibe. #newyearwhodis #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn
I have started this book again. Last time I tried reading this there was too much going along personally for me. I had to quit not because of the book but life events. I found that I would be reading for an hour and have no idea what I read 🤔so last month I decided to read (listen) to this while walking so I am slowly chugging along.
#HelloThursday ! @wanderinglynn
1. Fanfic is a huge genre that includes Tolkien, Virgil, and Dante — so yes.
2. Tagged! Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
3. I read the news online. I‘m too broke to subscribe.
4. When I‘m completely engrossed in what I‘m reading, nothing can make me put the book down!
5. No, but there‘s one down the street from me. I think I‘ll donate some books soon. @TheBookDream @Mitch
Came home to this amazing #SFFS package yesterday! Thank you @LapReader - you have outdone yourself as always. The tagged book is on my TBR list already because of your recommendation and I love His Dark Materials. I also love PKD but haven't read this one yet, and am super looking forward to Artemis Fowl and all the others. Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤
I‘m going to give this another try. Last time I attempted to read this I bailed - my head was not in the reading zone. Of course I‘ll have to wrestle it from the bottom of this stack first. #LitsyExercise #BookishWeightLifting
This is my first review of a personal favorite...while long, no part of the book feels extraneous, as the two magicians spar, verbally at first, and then-but I've already said too much haven't I? What makes this a winner in my book is the Dickens/Austen savor to the writing, the rounded characters, and the wonderful proceedings which start on the first page and won't let up till the last (which contains a nice double take in the final line).gold!
At the end of the day, Squidapus gave this one a pick. Despite thinking the book had many flaws he still never thought about bailing or putting it down. The book picks up interest dramatically when Strange and the main antagonist show up but it takes 200+ pages to get there! And that's the book in a nutshell; stuffed full of meandering prose that inundates a good story. There's world building and then there's writing your own Wikipedia article.
I forgot to mention Squidapus started this book! Surprising that he hasn't read it considering it's popularity. He's enjoying it and breezing through it...even though he doesn't like the characters. Or the pacing. Or the completely extraneous chapters that add nothing to the plot. I guess it's the prose? Also, get your book names under control Litsy, this has like 10 entries. Side note, this made me remember why I never get Mass Market Paperbacks.
Totally counting this as my first birthday present! I‘ve also gotten bunches of cards from my amazing #jbmail group that I‘ll post tomorrow. My birthday isn‘t until the 29th but I‘m already totally feeling the love!!! Thank you @Soubhiville for passing this along!
It was a beast but I finally finished it. I listened to the audiobook and I think that was the best way for me to read this book. The footnotes would have overwhelmed me if I read a hard copy. The story was interesting and extremely detailed. I am glad I finally got around to reading this book.
I found out today that there's a BBC show on Netflix! I am 100 pages into the book so I think episode one is safe to watch 😊
Clarke weaves her own history of magic into the history of Britain. The lore of the Raven King is one of the best parts of the book. While the protagonists are sometimes irrational, the dialogue is superb. One small downside is that the reader fully knows the villain's plans long before the characters, which leads to prolonged dramatic irony. I hope she writes a sequel.
I started watching this on Netflix today and almost binged the whole thing! I‘ll admit that I hated the book when I read it as a teenager. I thought it was boing with no action. But the show is so good, I think I‘ll give the book another chance. I‘ve put a hold on the book with my local library. 🤓📚🎥 #secondchance #booksintotv
Today I stopped by my local habitat for humanity refurb store and grabbed this 1st edition for a dollar. So pumped
It took me a while to get into this one, but I‘m so glad I stuck with it, because once i started appreciating the pace and writing style it quickly became one of my favourite fantasy novels ever. This reminded me why I love fantasy so much. I‘ve read some bad derivative fantasy in my time, but this was so original, and so linked with the medieval magic I‘ve studied without being pretentious, I can imagine reading this again and again
I wanted to like this and I think I would at a different time. However life has been so insanely busy lately I have hardly had the time to pick it up and, when I do I feel like it takes me forever to read even 1 page. Hopefully I can pick this up again when I have more time.
I‘m finding this book quite heavy going and making slow progress with it - alarming when it‘s soo long. Other people have liked it so much and I feel sure I SHOULD like it. Maybe it‘ll improve. It just seems a bit like someone has said ‘what if we wrote a book about magic... but with much more bureaucracy‘
I‘ve had a few very long books sitting on my audible for ages and I‘ve not wanted to read them because I knew they‘d take ages and get me behind on my reading challenge, but I also couldn‘t stand watching them sitting there knowing I‘d paid for them and wasn‘t reading them! so this is one step towards clearing out the backlog
This book is going painfully slow, I feel like I should be further along than this. Granted, I have had a crazy busy week. I am still not sure what I think of it so far, or if it‘s too early to judge yet. 🤔🤷🏻♀️ To bail or not to bail?
She's up dancing, dancing / Till she feels nothing / She's up dancing / 'Cause she's wild / She's up dancing, dancing / Till she feels nothing / She's up dancing / Till she's disqualified - reminded me of Lady Pole's endless nights of dancing with the Man With Thistledown Hair
#burningbride #NoFemmeBer @Cinfhen @Billypar
@Wife I got your #FiveSensesGiveaway package today!! Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, that scarf is so awesomely great, and oh.my.goodness that tea smells absolutely amazing and I can't wait to try it! And I love the Maya Angelou card- I discovered her writing when I was in high school, and read everything she wrote. 💙
What an adventure! Two English magicians decide to bring magic back to England, but their styles are very different. This leads to a quarrel and separation but so much damage has been done, they will need to work together to correct it. Epic storytelling that spans about 10 years, this book is an undertaking that is well worth the time. Immerse yourself in the world of Strange & Norrell. You won‘t be sorry for it.📚⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Good Morning, Litsy! I love when the sun is my reading light! ❤️📚☀️ Getting in a little reading time before work this morning.
#31BookPics Day 23: My daughter‘s #ReadingPlace at the library before she was politely requested by the librarian to please sit up properly. Back when she can still fit into this tiny nook, seven years ago.
Halfway into the #readathon & this has been beside me all day. Between breaks to eat, stretch, parent & attend 2 soccer games for my kids, I have read a total of 5 hrs & 28 mins, & a total of 207 pgs. Was hoping to have logged more time & be further along, but this book (while enjoyable) is slower reading. 500 pgs left to go. My Bookly app says it will take 14 more hours to finish. I don‘t think I‘m going to finish it during the Readathon. 😕🤷♀️
1) Bel Air, MD
2) Plan is to stick to the tagged book, in hopes of finishing it. 700 pages to go.
3) This great Tuscan snack mix that I found at Aldi‘s. It‘s so yum!
4) I‘m a mom to 4 awesome kids (19, 16, 13 and 11) & one poochie. I work part time as an Operations Manager for a real estate team.
5) This is my 3rd, but I haven‘t participated in a year. Glad to be back! Going to read more and look online less.
#readathon #deweys @DeweysReadathon