It‘s a gorgeous day in Southern Ontario but I think my days of reading outside are numbered. 🍁
I‘m not very far in to this but I‘m really enjoying the audio so far. 🌼
Well...one storyline was magical and written in velvety prose. The other storyline was something quite different. I much preferred the 1st over the 2nd though I‘m sure there will be those that feel the opposite. The book has merit, that‘s for sure but I feel it was written to make a statement as opposed to making art. Nothing wrong with that but it failed to win me over. If the whole book were like the 1st storyline it would be a 5 ⭐️ for me.
Great reading for anyone interested in conservation or animal rights. It has a good narrative. 🐒
Next up. 🙂Not sure what to expect. I love starting new books. There is such a sense of adventure.
The contents of this book would normally be very interesting to me but honestly, 224 pages of it got a bit dull. Too much of a good thing. I should have broke it down into much smaller reading segments.
A good read and yet another example of the ugliness of war. However I do recommend it is read with a critical mind. I finished it with plenty of questions.
A very soft, pleasant and really interesting read. My only complaint is that I thought the characters lacked depth but it didn‘t stop me from enjoying it. I would recommend this to anyone who loves light historical fiction. Lots of interesting historical moments in this one. 3.5⭐️
This was a well written and painfully honest account of the complex relationships in the author‘s family. How the people you love the most can also hurt you and drain you the most. I‘m sure most reader‘s will see some aspect of their own family in the pages. Although it is well done, it is also a very somber read and I was glad to reach the end. The tone was depressing. 🤦♀️
Am I the only one who thinks this is funny? My husband gave me the eye roll 🙄.
Unique, weird, clever, amusing and I loved every minute of it. The audio made it highly entertaining. Definitely not a book for everyone. Read at your own risk😉
It is shameful and incredibly stupid that our society has allowed this epidemic to happen. A little less greed and a bit more common sense would have gone a long way to preventing it. 😠
“Words-just words! They line up, one after the other, scratches of black on white... but keep them close, my young friend. Keep them within reach, always. They contain nothing less than the entire world. Opulent. Staggering. Rich beyond your imagining. Waiting for you to crack it open.” - Dani Shapiro. Art by Cindy Derby.
I thought there was a good story here but there was something about the writing style that didn‘t suit me. It wasn‘t poor writing at all but there was something clinical or sterile about it that really prevented me from caring for the characters. I would still say it was a good book, just not a memorable one for me.
Don‘t forget: You don‘t have to finish every book you start...books aren‘t like a plate of vegetables that you‘re supposed to eat because they‘re good for you. Books are like an enormous ice cream sundae...You can eat as much of a book as you want and when you‘re full...you can put the book down and walk away.” - Amanda Palmer. Art by Taeeun Yoo.
Hold came in from the library today, just in time for the weekend.🌲
Is it fair to dislike a book just because you disliked the characters? I think the author did a fine job writing this but I couldn‘t stand either of the two main characters. Not sure why I even finished it but I feel bad saying that because it‘s not really a reflection of the quality of the book.
I remember hearing about the IRA on the news when I was younger but never understood the conflict. This book explains the conflict and some horrifying details that I knew nothing about. A sober but really interesting read.🇮🇪
The story of this autistic child who was found to be a genius was so remarkable that it was almost unbelievable. I had to google him to verify that it was all true. Sure enough, the internet is full of sources that cover his story. This is a real attention grabbing story. 😮
Every summer I pick a big beast of a book that I aim to finish by Labour Day. This one clocks in at over 1000 pages so I think I will start it this weekend. I‘ve never heard a bad thing about this book so I am really looking forward to it. 🥰
As a person who really loves a well done setting in a book, I thought this might be fun to browse through. It has very short essays about the settings in 73 well known novels. I started by just reading the entries from books I had read but I enjoyed it so much I ended up reading the whole book. This book isn‘t for everyone but if you enjoy books where the setting is practically a character, then you might be the right reader for this. ❤️❤️❤️❤️