Children are not born with the fear of falling. It is life that conditions them to be afraid.
I find it fitting that I finished this today. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and mother figures out there! 💖
I loved this! I cried 😭
Made me want to read more about Norse mythology (and/or retellings) as I know very little of it.
So there's an exception: I don't like Japanese contemporary romance. (But I do like romance in my manga.)
Maybe it's the translation but I also didn't like the writing style. It's a short book but I had a hard time getting into it. The long chapters didn't help.
This was a little funny, though—that, I liked.
'Bean paste is very difficult, you know. Listen, lady—err, Ma'am. Have you ever made it?'
'I certainly have. I've been making it for fifty years.'
Sentaro almost dropped the dorayaki he was about to put in a paper bag. 'Fifty years?'
'Yes, half a century. Bean paste is all about feeling, young man.'
After 50%, it got more interesting and easier to read. But, I'm not going to pretend to like the prose. Because in the end, I don't think I understood anything.
I'm enjoying this book but I've been reading it for 4 days now and I just got past 50%. It's not readable for me.
I suppose I just contradicted myself. Sigh.
I don't like the helmet cover.
I wanted the UK ed (with the heart bow & arrow cover) but got the US one instead. The shop I ordered it from ran out of it but didn't tell me.
So I looked for alternatives without buying another copy. Found this dust jacket designed by a local (PH) artist. Sigh, so beautiful.
- All I knew about this one before reading were (1) it's by Schwab—her debut novel—and (2) there's a witch
- First-person narrative (maybe the only 1 of her books? At least from the ones I've read. Bonus story's in 3rd-person, though)
- Quick read but it wasn't easy
- Not bad but her later books are definitely better
- So far, I don't like Schwab + romance
This, for those who don't know, is a book about magic.
It is also a book about fear.
Specifically, about the fear of the inside toward the outside, the antagonism between those who belong, and those who don't. Little did I know then that it would become a theme so central to my work.
💖 𝕊𝕆 ℙℝ𝔼-𝕋𝔼𝔸 🍵
It's finally here!
BookDepo actually cancelled my pre-order, said they're unable to fulfil it (2 weeks after publication!). So I ordered from Amazon, which is more expensive because of shipping (I'm in the PH—and, unfortunately, this isn't available at the local bookstores yet).
Good thing I can use my credit card reward points on Amazon, this was practically free.
The worldbuilding was more in-depth in this book and it made this a slow read for me—to the point I almost got tired of reading and just wanted it to end. Still, it was a good one.
Not sure how to feel about that ending, though. I mean, I'm happy some died and some are alive. Guess I just didn't expect it to make that turn towards the end. Kinda felt rushed even though it was a long book? Yeah.
Glad to know there will be short stories soon!