Started this right when the weekend started on Friday night. Bit of reading in bed now Sunday night to wind down.
I do not think I was smart enough for this book. Was just confusing.
Sabriel was great! It‘s there in the middle of my fall stack. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Initially did not even want to read, but glad I did!!
I have seen so many reviews where readers said they liked the book despite hating Queenie‘s attitude and wanting to throw the book and shout at her for her behavior. That‘s why I loved it though. It was a realistic look at anxiety and the spiraling effect it can have. The worst case attitude, the negativity, the self-destruction. I loved Queenie. ✨💥
Started this lovely little book this week! I‘ve never read it, nor seen the movie! 🥳
Also, the last book I read, The Chemist, I‘ve posted about already - but here‘s my blog about it. I have a book club section on the blog where I detail questions we talk about during meeting — https://greenlightphilosophy.blog/2019/07/09/blockbuster-books-the-chemist/
Between a pick and a so so. Read it for a book club and enjoyed it enough to finish in a weekend. Had a very hard time thinking of questions to ask at book club. I don‘t think there‘s much to discuss here. Lots of action, lots of guns, big summer block buster of a book. My sticky notes are things I want to discuss, but all very surface level. 🙄
Book and bomb pop soda from yesterday. I am loving this book so far. My first Meyer ever. 🧪🧬💉🦠🔬
Wrote a blog on this book. Please give it a read. Tony was my life, I read this book as part of my 2019 Theme on Creativity. Blog here ->> https://greenlightphilosophy.blog/2019/06/27/kitchen-confidential-and-blogging-b.... 💕💕
This book made me think of one word: yearn. Evie, our main character, wants so badly to grow up and be loved and to be beautiful. She wants to be an adult and understand the aftermath of WWII and her parents and the hushed conversations all the adults in her life seem to have. She yearns for so many things and grasps a few in the end. A few others, though, fall right through her fingers.
People flee to America from war-torn countries every day. Some are Arabs. Some are Muslims. Some are both, like us. But we could live here for the rest of our lives and never be Americans. You think you‘re doing the right thing by wearing this hijab, but that‘s not what Americans will see when they look at you. They won‘t see your modesty or your goodness. All they‘ll see is an outcast, someone who doesn‘t belong.
Looooooong drive. Great book!!
“Yes, we were being taught to read, but we still weren‘t being taught to think critically or creatively or in any way that would allow us to expand our minds.” - - This reminds me so much of Trevor Noah saying you taught us to fish, but gave us no fishing poles. 💔
Audio drive. 🚙 Vacation mode on! Beach, here we come! ☀️🐠👙⛱
This book was a serious call to action. Made me want to volunteer and make a difference. 👊🏿👊🏾👊🏽👊🏼👊🏻
“I find it ridiculous to assign a gender to an inanimate object incapable of disrobing and making an occasional fool of itself. Why refer to a lady crack pipe or good sir dishrag when these things could never live up to all that their sex implied?” On masculine and feminine pronouns 💕