Starting my 2020 reading challenge a little early!
#1: Book —> Screen Adaptation
Rumor has it Doerr‘s “All the Light We Cannot See” is coming to Netflix in 2020!
A truly beautiful and special story, which has been beautiful written. A new perspective on a topic that has been covered by a number of authors. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book.
My next great book. This has been the year of fantastic books for me. I hope the trend continues with this one 🤞
Living in rural Yorkshire, going to a book shop can be an expedition. TIL that a Post Office, on my way home from the school run, sells secondhand books 😃. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have posted and received my #WinterSwap. @kezzlou85 it‘s via Royal Mail, it should be with you tomorrow.
Trying to get into this one. I am on holiday at the beautiful and bright Samoa. Probably not the best beach read but it‘s a buddy read.
I‘ve given this well over the 100 pages test & I‘m afraid very #unpopularopinion ... I‘m not landing in this one , I‘m floating around & there is nothing anchoring me in the story. There is some lovely writing, but overall just not holding my attention.
So Buddy readers @squirrelbrain @LapReader I‘m bailing 😬. I know you really liked it Helen ... look forward to your thoughts Allissa 👍🏻♥️
I loved the way this book moved and how it simultaneously endeared me and disgusted me. World War II is an oft discussed historical topic, but there was something so intrinsically different to this story. It was magical and beautiful while at the same time being terrifyingly heartbreaking and painful. It is certainly a must read, both from a standpoint of historical significance and one of artistic wonder.
Well, this was supposed to be a #buddyread @Cathythoughts @LapReader but the squirrels took over and I devoured it rather quickly!
Suffice to say I loved it, but I won‘t say any more for fear of spoilers....
My September reading thus far! All The Light We Cannot See is worth a read, and This Is Going To Hurt was the biggest surprise of this year. I've seen a lot about this book, especially since the author was performing at the Edinburgh Fringe and it was painfully funny. Still not sure how I feel about Little. Despite very good reviews none of the characters or the writing style have clicked with me, but I'll finish it anyway.
I‘m sure at some point, I made a #BucketList to read all prize-winning novels- and while I haven‘t kept up with that goal, this 2014 #PulitzerPrizeWinner is one that I‘m glad I didn‘t miss! I‘m thankful that it‘s my real-life book club choice for this month! Beautifully, lushly written with brief chapters to heighten the pacing, I loved it! Though my mounting dread had me set it aside a few times!! #SelfImprovementSept
I listened to this on cd in my car. Parts of it were lovely, and parts were heartbreaking. It just didn't always keep my attention well. As lyrical as some of the writing was, other parts felt rambling to me. I had moments considering not finishing it. Excuse the photo. I forgot to take a picture before I donated it to my local library. I did appreciate the ending where it told what happened to most of the major characters.
All The Light We Cannot See is readable enough, but I had to Google Translate a few bits and pieces (from French and from German). It‘s billed as a “touching story”, but I don‘t think it really told me anything new about WWII. Plus, I‘m really not sure how I feel about the depiction of a Nazi soldier “saving” a person with a disability... Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/all-the-light-we-cannot-see-anthony-doerr/ #Pulitzer
It wasn‘t me that bought 12 books today - honestly! The squirrels made me do it....
Actually only one is for me... having agreed to do a buddy read with @Cathythoughts and @LapReader of the tagged book from our TBR shelves, I realised I don‘t actually have it on my shelf 🤦♀️- charity shop to the rescue!
The others are for my MiL and the turned-round ones might just be #secretsquirrelsurprises for Litten friends!
I read this book slowly so I could soak up every nuanced word, emotion, and experience. It is masterfully written and paints a heartbreaking but hopeful picture of lives torn apart by war and ideology. The characters persevere through insurmountable challenges and meet them with a grace that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. A simply stunning book.
Thank you for tagging me @Meaw_catlady 😊😘
1. This book made me ugly cry 😢
2. The Lion King
3. Fruit popsicles
4. Too many to count, unfortunately i have to meet everyone whenever there is a family gathering 😑
5. Done 💜
In St Malo with @TimSpalding, drinking cidre, eating galletes, both of us reading this book. It‘s my second reading and one of my favorite books of the last 10 years. It is why I wanted to see this city. It‘s Tim‘s first time.
Surprise surprise, I ended up enjoying it, and it‘s very clear why it won the Pulitzer. It was superbly written and I felt so connected to Marie-Laure. I‘m still wary of WWII historical fiction as a whole, but at least I‘ve found one that I liked (even though the end broke my heart).
So here‘s the deal. We all know how I feel about wartime historical fiction. The only reason I have this is because my ex-boyfriends mom lent it to me and I never gave it back (whoops). But I felt so guilty just getting rid of it because it won the Pulitzer and the synopsis sounded interesting and it probably is very good. So I‘m going to finally read this and get it out of the way. Wish me luck!
Took me 2 renewals to finish this audiobook but I finished with 9 hours to spare before Overdrive sweeps it away. The characters made the book. Beautiful writing.
Book 206/265 6/29/19