My favorite book to date. Raw and somewhat historical, with a captivating storyline. Warning- contains a graphic r*pe scene
I‘m sure many #alphabetgame participants will choose this book, and I‘m no exception. It is beautifully written, deeply moving, and it taught me a lot about Afghanistan. #letterk @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I didn't have many titles beginning with the letter “K“ to chose from, but I suspect The Kite Runner would have been my top choice anyway.
#Alphabetgame #LetterK @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1. The Kite Runner 😭😭😭
2. Fantasy. I love being immersed in a fantastical world where anything is possible✨
3. The Starless Sea. The Night Circus. An Ember in the Ashes series. Twilight series.
4.5/5 ⭐️ This was a difficult book to read, but the overall story was good. My heart broke multiple times 💔 Hope y'all made it through this one OK!
EASY AFGHANI KABULI PULAO/RICE
I wish I had time to try all the food mentioned in this book…it all sounds wonderful. I didn‘t know what to expect from Afghan flavors, but I‘d like to learn more. I really liked this method for cooking rice…I think I‘ll incorporate it into my regular rotation.
I‘m still only about halfway through the book. (Continued below under spoiler ⬇️)
🦋 Tagged. It's a difficult read but I'd say 4 stars so far. I like the writing and overall story.
🦋Lobizona- I loved the world building and themes about immigration and LGBTQIA rights.
🦋I'm grateful for my incredible and supportive partner @Light_of_Aether
Thanks for the tag Karen!
This book was fine. Until the MC got a phone call and then it just became a total cluster, full of eye rolling coincidences and unnecessary trauma. I loved learning about Afghan history and culture, so it wasn‘t a complete loss for me, but I think I need to listen to my gut about steering clear of NYT bestsellers 🙄. Sorry to be a hater for this one, #foodandlit!
Tempted to rage quit, but I have less than 80 pages left, so hate read it is. Unpopular opinion here, but this book has spiraled into contrived trauma porn that just needs to end already 🙄😡
Thank you for all of the birthday wishes! 🥰
I spent the day at an outdoor music festival (my first in many years!) and didn‘t read a single page. I‘m very sore today from so much standing and walking (thanks, aging!), so I have melted into my couch and am hoping to finish the tagged for #foodandlit
Afghani Burani Banjan (Afghan Eggplant and Tomato with Yogurt Sauce).
The lentils are undercooked, and I could live without the yogurt sauce (but I don‘t think I got the right kind of yogurt). But otherwise it‘s good. I love eggplant!
I didn‘t expect this book to be any easy read, but it‘s so much tougher than I thought it‘d be. The scene with the pomegranates was heartbreaking.
#FoodandLit Buddy Read Check-in
Oof how are y'all doing with this book?
I'm a third through and already have been crying. I knew this book would be heavy but I didn't realize it would be keep-me-up-all-night-haunt-my-dreams heavy.
3✨ This was a hard one to read. I was not in the right mindset to read it, but appreciated all I learned about Afghanistan. Not knowing a lot about the country made it a challenging read and the content was hard emotionally to get through.
The #FoodandLit Buddy Read for May is The Kite Runner 🇦🇫
This is a casual read-at-your-own-pace buddy read. Anyone is welcome to join! Please let me know if you would like to be tagged in the check-in posts.
What a heartbreaking story this was. There were moments when I struggled with reading, because it got to heavy for me, but I also couldn't put it down. It was like poking at a wound, you know it's gonna hurt, but you just can't help yourself. What an amazing piece of literature this is, I'm so glad I got around reading it thanks to my book club. It was also a glimpse into country and culture I knew so little about.
I know I am very late to the game in reading this one but had to talk about it. This book kept me up and I haven‘t been able to stop thinking about it. This broke my heart in so many pieces but I am so glad to have read it. Sometimes we have to walk through other‘s shoes to gain some perspective on our own life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book was SO good! But when I tell you I cried! It was very depressing at times, and the ending hit me right in the feels. It‘s obviously getting ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“I know, I know. But he‘s always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he‘s lost in some dream.”
“I wasn‘t like that.” Baba sounded frustrated, almost angry.
Rahim Khan laughed. “Children aren‘t colouring books. You don‘t get to fill them with your favourite colours.”
The Kite Runner is a good read, and a newly-resonant one (given what has happened in Kabul these past couple of months), but there are too many convenient coincidences and foreseeable twists for it to really get my motor running. Go ahead and read it if you‘re interested, but steel yourself! Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-kite-runner-khaled-hosseini/
For you, a thousand time over..
Hosseini's first book, majorly referred to as a story of kinship, but as I re-read this, I realized that it better be referred to as a story of guilt, self-realization, and redemption. It combines the anguish of being overlooked by a parent, the constant fear of being killed/evicted from one's own homeland, and the pain of immigration. A must read for everyone.
This is the saddest interview. As if the gut wrenching footage isn‘t enough, this really brings it home.
The author of 'The Kite Runner' has a message for anyone worried about Afghanistan https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/21/world/khaled-hosseini-afghanistan-taliban-qa-trnd...
#KhaledHosseini #Afghanistan #CNN
Khaled Hosseini's books always leave me gutted and emotional. Somehow feeling bereft and hopeful at the same time. It always takes me a while to read them because they aren't the kind of books you breeze through, but the kind you have to sit with. The kind that never truly leave you. This book will stay with me for a long time.
Fifth book for the #Asianreadathon is a book I've been meaning to read for a long time. I believe this copy is my sister's & it's been sitting on my shelf for years. Oops! Well I'm reading it now. I have to mentally prepare myself for all the feels I know I'll have with this one. This is the final prompt in the readathon. The prompt is to read any book by an Asian author that's not US centric. The country represented is Afghanistan.