read: july 31-august 24, 2022
i wanted to love this book. i really did. however beautiful the beginning and end were, what filled the middle section of the novel moved at such an odd pace i found myself often bored and uninterested. alice sebold is able to connect heaven and earth in such a unique fashion, which is fun to read about. however, i wasn‘t a fan of sebold‘s vernacular and use of run-on sentences, as they left me often confused.
Lovely bones - a psychedelic film with a heartbreaking ending.
Lady killer's - Absolutely loved the history of woman killer's.
Last night at the viper room - drugs, celebrities and lies
I opened this book to find out the main character was murdered on my birthday, so that was fun! This book reminded me of Ask Again, Yes and The Last Romantics - it was a story about people living their lives. This book was about Susie‘s family and how they dealt with her murder as she watches them from above. I thought it would be a bit more of a thriller/mystery, but I still liked reading it.
In this book, fourteen year old Susie Salmon is raped and murdered. She spends majority of the book ‘living‘ in heaven and she is adjusting to life up there. Meanwhile, her family and friends are dealing with loss and tragedy down on earth. Susie watches her family, friends, and even murderer, continue their lives on earth, after that terrible day, as they learn to grieve and move on.
Last book of #wintergames2021 was a full out therapy session. The first chapters start of as graphic as any K Slaughter novel, then moves in to a wonderful agnostic view of the afterlife and a case study on how people deal with grief and loss. It‘s a lot, and you‘re always wanting more for everyone. Frustrating. Realistic. Haunting. A perspective on serial killers tales, even almost 20 yrs since it‘s publish, that‘s quite unique.
Thank god that‘s over! It‘s times like these I wish I was the type of person who could bail on books. It started off good for maybe the first 10 pages, then it turned into an utter snooze fest with added cringe. So glad to be done
Very sad because of the subject matter, but I also found it thought-provoking and beautiful. Been on my shelf forever - glad I finally read it.
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I finally finished The Lovely Bones after a few months of reading. It‘s beautifully written, but because of the subject matter, I had to take lots of breaks. I was thinking as I read that I knew someone who read this book in school in about 8th grade. As an educator, it seems a little heavy to teach for 8th grade. Anyone else read it in middle/high school? I‘m curious to know! Maybe I‘m just overly sensitive.
Have you ever had a book sit, you pick it up and then you ask yourself why you waited so long to take this journey? Well, that happened with my #bookspin book my first month of BINGO 🤯🥰 Told in an atmospheric way from the perspective of the victim, this poignant and transformational psychological journey is the retelling of grief, loss, hope and moving on. I do wish the killer suffered more because he made me 😡. #recentlyread @TheAromaofBooks
Day 10 #oppositeday Prompt: Soft. Let me explain my response for this prompt. Before this book, I was a hard core reader of violence. I could nearly handle anything. Then this book came along about 22 years ago... at the same time I was pregnant with my first. I remember sitting in the living room with the legs tucked under me leaning on a pillow. ⬇️
this book has been on my TBR for a while, part of a huge thriftbooks haul circa 💸 stimulus check 💸
plenty of reading time in store since i‘m waking up at 3am every morning trying (and failing) to kennel train my canine friend 🥱😴
#thelovelybones #latenightreads #puppy
As a mother, this was difficult to read. For every time it made me hurt though, it made me smile. Alice found a way to do that. I loved imagining Susie in her special heaven. I think I may forever forward imagine heaven in this sense: your own special brand; where things change as you desire. Lovely. My heart bled for her parents, and in the next beat it recovered with Susie‘s peace. Alice, what a gift to the grieving you have made. ❤️
This one had a lot of mixed reviews but had always caught my eye and been on my reading list for a while. First few chapters were great, then it kind of trailed off. The last chapter of the book I enjoyed and the last line is very powerful. What got me most was the Afterword; the author‘s link to the main character and her reasons for writing the book.
I don't know what took me so long to pick this up. Even my non reader friends have read this one. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, so the ending left me mildly unsatisfied. But that's on me not the book, I just need to sit with it for a little bit. Has anyone seen the movie?