It's finally September 1st, and I literally woke up at 7am to open this package from @BookNAround and I'm already amazed at the thoughtfulness and consideration she took with everything 😍😍😍
I was so excited to read this! It had been hyped up in almost every book forum I follow, but I was left wanting. Many times the book goes off on irrelevant little tangents and there's an odd supernatural aspect I couldn't get behind. Some of it was very touching, but for the most part I feel this book did not live up to its reputation. 🤷 I expected deep introspection, but got irritating family drama instead... Hmm.
Unpopular opinion, I do not like Paulo Coelho's work. I bailed on The Alchemist and I'm bailing on this too. I love stories about strong women and I really thought this would fulfill that. Well, as I have seen many times with male authors, they are not good at writing female characters. He took a badass femme fatale from history and made her story trite, shallow, and boring! It contained a few good 1-liners, but halfway through... BAIL.
Caitlin Doughty!! A mortician/author/death-positive activist, her books are informative, well-researched, and fun to read :)
I really enjoyed this book, I devoured it in a matter of days. I'm a sucker for all things Tudor-related. This book is written from the perspective of the 3 Grey sisters, Jane, Katherine, and Mary after Edward VI dies young and leaves the throne of England empty and the battles the sister fight to survive in the vicous and fickle royal courts. (Note, it helps a lot if you already have basic Tudor knowledge, if not, it could be a bit confusing.)
1. Only if I trust the person implicitly, or they sign a binding contract in blood
2. I occasionally try new genres, but there are a few types of books I avoid... Harlequin novels, outlandish sci-fi, most fantasy, etc
3. No, I like wee knick-knacks too, candles, souvenirs, pictures, etc.
Trade! Giveaway! Swap! I'd love to trade this book with another Litten! Leave the title of the book you would like to swap in the comments and I'll pick a winner on June 15th at 6pm (GMT +1) Good luck! :D
#trade #bookswap #swap #giveaway #women #strongwomen #women&power #feminism #girlpower #marybeard #manifesto
I had an idea. I was thinking that I would offer a trade for Women and Power by Mary Beard, I just finished it, I think it was good (a bit specialized on Greek/Roman examples, but good points nonetheless) Perhaps if someone had another feminist/strong woman book they'd like to trade, I'd be happy to do so! Thoughts?
Starting "Women & Power: A Manifesto" by Mary Beard and I love how my bookmark inexplicably looks like it was designed to go with the book! ? This will be a quick read, it's a petite book including illustrations and only 104 pages. #MaryBeard #women #power #womensstudies #feminism #womeninhistory
I. Born in America, but I live in Sweden. Dual-citizen.
2. I have a different "favourite book" every few months, so this question feels impossible to answer, sorry :)
3. Right now, Solsidan
4. Auntie Mame (1958)
5. Anything with Line Elvsåshagen
6. Lana Del Rey
8. Contemporary fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, biographies, social science, it's hard to choose!
9. Tullängsskolan in Örebro, Sweden
10. Not currently, but I'd like a turtle. ?
Even at 700+ pages long, I was still so enamored I read it in a week (and I'm no speed-reader). HOWEVER, only the first 500 pages were worthwhile, had JCO stopped there this book would be an absolute KNOCK-OUT, it was compelling, forced me to think outside of my comfort zone, gave fascinating insights in to the religious delusions of man. But then after p. 500 it did a 180° turn and it was 100% superfluous and completely ruined the book. 3/5 stars
New books! Yay!
*The Hate U Give* by Angie Thomas
*Women & Power* by Mary Beard
*The Almost Nearly Perfect People* by Michael Booth
*Born A Crime* by Trevor Noah
#bookhaul #AngieThomas #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #MaryBeard #women #feminism #feminist #MichaelBooth #Scandinavia #Sweden #Denmark #Norway #Finland #Iceland #TrevorNoah #DailyShow #SouthAfrica #Apartheid #memoir #PoC
I'm so obsessed with Litsy now, I swear I'm checking it more than Facebook or Instagram 😂 it's making my TBR pile grow at exponential rate #BookNerdProblems
But progress update, had a busy weekend, but still got a good reading session in, p 467 of 736
I am absolutely *tearing* through this book. Bought it 36 hours ago, and I'm already 291 pages in (out of 736)