#NinthHouse - 3 hours in and impatiently waiting for my hardcopy preorder...
I just can't with this book. 😐
Long broken sentences drive me crazy.
Holy Shirt. I just scored a red letter First Edition of The Princess Bride from Thrift Books. I've gotten several signed copies of other books as well -- I guess it's their loss if they don't bother to check the value before listing them.
Two teenagers in 1897 England discover a musty old book in a library that summons a skeletal guardian who puts them into a maze filled with puzzles and monsters. They (and you) can only escape by solving the puzzles.
SO EXCITED for this to come in the mail tomorrow!! It's described as a "solve your own adventure" puzzle novel. I got the bundle with the audiobook as well which is narrated by Wil Wheaton.
#ThriftBooksHaul Part 1 of 2 recent orders.
? Finished - 84, Charing Cross Road
? Starting - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
? New Author to Me - Borges - Not sure what to expect yet, but already disappointed in the quality of this one. It was stated as being in "Good" cond. ? #bookhaul
A neat little volume of actual letters between American writer Helene Hanff and the employees of British bookshop between 1949 and 1969. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartening, sometimes sad. She didn't publish all the letters, so there are few gaps where previous letters are referenced that aren't included, but overall it was an interesting read
Loved Unconventional. Starting Theatrical today.
Both are UK YA romance (ish) books about girl geeks that I had to order from BookDepository because they aren't sold in the US. Harcourt is so fun to read and I was grinning ear to ear on p19 when something from Unconventional showed up in this one. 😊
"Perhaps I was suffering from the same problem as the man who'd sailed around the world and now on land, facing his farmhouse, his wife and kids, understood that the constancy of home stretching out before him like a dry flat field was infinitely more terrifying than any violent squall with thirty-foot swells."
📚 Night Film
📖 Hardback or large paperback, but I also love hoarding ebooks 😂
🙊 I hate assigned readings, so it'd probably be easier to list the only one I actually read -- Great Gatsby. And even that is cheating since I read it the summer before without knowing it would be assigned.
The "Choose You Own Adventure" style is fun and unique in a romance novel. A light and fluffy sort of read if you have a love/hate relationship with romance novels, as it playfully mocks the genre and reader.
I love books that tell stories in unique ways or using multiple medias within (or out) of the book -- "S," "Bats of the Republic," "House of Leaves," -to name a few. I'm not into horror very much, but I'm enjoying NIGHT FILM so far and the different types of documents embedded in the book.
I forced myself to read to chapter 17 because I hate giving up on books, but this one was incredibly boring for me. I'm glad I got it at a yard sale. The protagonist is bland, the attraction up til that point is just awkward, and the other characters are unmemorable. Solid Meh.
How many pages/chapters/etc do you usually give a book before you DNF? I know I haven't hit the major plot yet, but I'm feeling so meeeehhhhh about this book.