I‘ve tried this three times, and I‘m just not into it. Bailing (for now?)
Started on this for book club, really enjoying it‘s funny style but keep being distracted from it. Has anyone else read it? Do I carry on? I do like it, but also feel a bit like I can‘t be bothered!!
The Count was the perfect character to spend time with, under house arrest at a hotel for almost half a century. As he witnesses a changing Russia from the outside looking in, he learns to live a life of purpose, surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters. The writing is wonderfully old-fashioned, giving me Agatha Christie vibes (without a mystery) in the best way possible, with witty dialogue and descriptions of the fading glamor. Delightful!
Craning his neck, the Count tried to identify the few [constellations] he had learned in his youth: Perseus, Orion, the Great Bear, each flawless and eternal. To what end, he wondered, had the Divine created the stars in heaven to fill a man with feelings of inspiration one day and insignificance the next?
Loved this book. Beautifully written with snippets of Russian history from 1922. Count Rostov is on house arrest in the attic of a grand hotel in Moscow. One of my favourite books this year... and the 50th, which was my reading challenge🤗 #historicalfiction #readingchallenge
This time of year is always so busy. Sorry I have been absent from Litsy this week and have not even had much reading time😩 My tree is now up however. I have made a commitment to a more sustainable Christmas which means less buying and a focus on doing things with friends and family.
A Gentleman in Moscow is a lovely book. I hope to finish it today and post a review. Happy Christmas preparations friends. 😘❤️
#Top10oftheDecade Already second guessing myself 😂
I got this book from the library back over the summer and read it and was amazed. So at the same library they were selling it for a dollar. I am now re reading again...why? Because it makes me happy, it makes me feel safe, I want to hangout I‘m the hotel. I love the characters. It‘s an amazing book
#unpopularopinion time - I didn‘t love this 🤷🏻♀️. Lots of head, not enough heart. It had the possibility of being like Shawshank Redemption, but it didn‘t deliver on that promise. And I don‘t like period pieces just for the sake of it enough to love it anyway.
One of those rare books that made me want to immediately re-read it. I wasn‘t ready for it to be over.
Maybe it‘s because of the hype, but I was a little disappointed in this book. It had flashes of brilliance where I was totally engaged, but then there were long passages that just bored me to tears & it seemed all over the place, and I felt totally disconnected from the characters. An email from Book Riot last week promised some awesome twist at the end, so I pushed through despite my boredom. What twist? The end was fine but I dunno what they ⬇️
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There are numerous books I have reread. However, I read this once twice in the same year because it was so good. Even thinking about it makes me want to read again. Strong character driven story that had me absorbed from the start.
A lot has happened in my life since picking up this book so it took me a while to get through. However, I appreciated that it seemed to reflect the highs and lows in my own life. The Count is truly a special character. And I‘m glad #litsymademedoit
I finished this on audible a few days ago and I‘m finding now that I really miss the characters!! When doing stuff I did when listening (driving to work or making a cup of tea) I find myself thinking about them and wondering what happened to them after the story finished ... it‘s a bizarre feeling but a sign of a very well enjoyed book I think!
Started on this beauty. The weather in Arkansas is amazing today!!
bit of a slow burn but a moving book 🍷Towles does an excellent job of not only writing charming, memorable characters but he also paints a very vivid picture of 1920's-50's Russia and the quaint life within the Metropol. I wasn't terribly familiar with the historical context of the book's setting but Towles provided some footnotes and general information to keep the reader afloat. 😊
This book is a bit of a mixed bag for me. One moment it gets tedious and the next you are hooked. It‘s like walking in a normal, mundane neighborhood for sometime with nothing interesting to see when at one point you turn a corner and get this unexpected magnificent view.