Dreary, rainy Sunday. I have the start of a cold, so I am curled up with my comfy blanket and this book. It is slow-paced, but it is an enthralling world he is building. 🤓
I feel as though I am starting a grand adventure!
Mixed feelings. Loved the writing and some of the individual sentences. Did not love the characters or the pacing of the book. Some of it felt too rushed, some of it felt too drawn out.
Will give this an overall pick for the important message and the beautiful sentences.
Using one of my favorite coffee mugs this Banned Books Week!
I am forever surprised when I read articles and see what books appear on the frequently challenged lists -not sure if I should use the 😢 or 😠 emoji?
What is your favorite banned book?
I had some ‘me time‘ shopping today. Of course it had to include yarn and books! (Neither of which I really need 😂)
I have been away for awhile, and posting sporadically before that. I am going to try to change that in the upcoming days, as I have missed this community.
Just finished this book, I am not sure how I feel about it yet. It felt too long, too detailed in some ways, yet too vague in others.
View from my front porch on this beautiful September day! 😊
It is hard to describe this book, but I have a feeling that I will be thinking about it for a long time to come. Yes, it is violent, but not in a gratuitous way. Propulsive story, at times very hard to read. I really enjoyed the author‘s notes at the end (do not read them before you read the book). I will definitely look for more of his books.
Hmm, all the descriptions seem to apply—fast-paced, mind bending, intriguing, quick read. However, the character development didn‘t work for me, and I found the first half much more interesting than the second half. I ended up just wanting to get through it. I read a review that compared this to Inception and I think that is apt. I was confused at times, so this is just a so-so for me.
It is hot and humid today in central PA. I am glad that I am done with my weekend chores and can sit down and enjoy the end of this book ☀️😊
I liked this first book in the Farseer trilogy, and am glad that I finally ‘found‘ Robin Hobb!
Although I am not very far into this book yet, I am enjoying it so far. I have never read any of Robin Hobb‘s books before, but I have heard good things!
It is a beautiful day, I hope all you Littens have a great weekend! ☀️😊
Overall a pick for me, but I thought it came across clearly as a debut novel. I liked the premise. I have been waiting for a while for a post-apocalyptic novel that showed a more positive side of human nature and that did happen in these pages. However, some threads were left underdeveloped and a few large questions left unanswered imo. 🤓
So good! Story of Georgy and Zoya from the time of the Romanovs through their long lives. Russia to France to England. Enchanting story, well told! 💕John Boyne‘s storytelling 🤓
The book cover could have been better! 🙄
Catching up from not posting for a while. . . .
If you have ever heard that the Three Pines books get better as the series progresses you have heard correct information! That has definitely been my experience 🤓 this was a great installment!
I listened to this on audio. Terrible narration, but good information. Interesting look at the time period and how the trial was conducted. No concrete answers here, though.
I have to bail about 100 pages along. There are simply too many changes in perspective and time for me to enjoy this right now. The shifts detract from the story, in my opinion. May try it again later, maybe not.
Sad, because I was really looking forward to this one (and I spent a gift card on it 😔)
I wish I loved this, but it felt too long. I enjoyed the back and forth between the 17th century and present; I liked the storyline of historical writings; I loved the strong female characters. However, the book felt too long and there was just too much philosophical detail.
I finished this on audio yesterday-absolutely enchanting! Jim Dale is the narrator and I was swept up into the story. Definitely recommend!
I have been interested in reading more from the WW1 era, and this book, first in a cozy mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear, is a worthy addition to my pile. I liked Maisie Dobbs and I liked reading more about England in this time period. I will probably go on to read more of the series.
I listened to this audio and enjoyed the narration. Overall, it is a very informative and important work and I would say it is worth everyone‘s time and attention. My criticism is that the author is somewhat repetitive and therefore the book felt long.
An alternate history in which Anne Frank survives the Holocaust. It is difficult to describe how I feel after finishing this book. It makes me wonder more about the survivors‘ lives after the end of the war. We read about war experiences, but not much about their struggles of adjusting to society again. Heartbreaking and beautiful, this book gave me a lot to think about.
Help! Did anyone else listen to the Audible book version of this? Does anyone have a physical copy of the book that they could check for me?
I was listening to this when suddenly, at chapter 42, Ken Burns seemed to cut in with an intro, and then the story went backwards in time and seemed to start over at chapter 43.
Any insight would be appreciated. 😊
Not at all what I expected, but, oh, so good! 💕
Like others, I wasn‘t sold on the present day storyline, but Evelyn‘s voice and her story made up for that! I will be thinking about this one for a while!