Woo a decent foreward.
Actually likes the book - check.
Doesn't insult the author - check.
The main topic is not the author's husband - check.
Actually gets you excited to read the book - check.
The tension builds slowly, Du Maurier only drops clues here and there, but I was drawn in from the start. Is the narrator reliable? Is Rachel manipulative and powerful or is she the real victim?
The movie is entertaining but has taken quite some liberties and fails to do what Du Maurier accomplished with her excellent writing and plot.
💕 I met my oldest friend when I was 5 in primary school 🙈
💕 The photo is of a winter sunset from the top of a hill near where I live 🌅
💕 My Cousin Rachel was the last book that I read and I loved it!
💕 I won't tag anyone because it's Thursday now but if you want to take part still, consider yourself tagged!
#wondrouswednesday (a day late!)
Can‘t wait to start this one. Lots of porch reading in the evenings after work 😁
I‘ve been meaning to read this for years and finally got around to it. It was well worth the wait as I was entranced by du Maurier‘s ability to write such a taut psychological thriller which could be open to different interpretations. Now I think it‘s time for a reread of “Rebecca” which I read many moons ago and loved as well.
My attempt to do Day 16 : #SpellMarchWithBookTitles
For #LiteraryLuck by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & @vkois88
Happy March to you all💞
Wow this is definitely harder than I thought ! But definitely lots of fun😄💚 🤣
M : My Cousin Rachel
A : Alice Adventures in Wonderland
R : Rebecca
C : Crazy Rich Asians
H : Half Wild
#bookstack #booknerd #lovebooks #bibliophile #bookandfunko
#booknerd #bookstack #lovereading #lovebooks #bibliophile
How soft and gentle her name sounds when i whisper it. It lingers on the tongue, insidious and slow, almost like poison, which is apt indeed. It passes from the tongue to the parched lips, and from the lips back to the heart. Shall i be free of it one day? In forty, in fifty years?
I've decided to read a Du Maurier next but can't decide which one. My Cousin Rachel is set in small part in Florence- which I wouldn't mind returning to after a recent book on the subject. But Frenchman's Creek has pirates!
Which should it be?
My November roundup! Only 8 books read; I‘m definitely not going to reach my goal this year. I underestimated how much time it took moving to a new house and putting all my books into storage. But I really enjoyed all 8 of them. Favorite was probably the tagged book or the Sayers. All fiction, two graphic, one short story collection, and 1874 pages read. 📚📚📚
A book that keeps you questioning what really happened, even by the very last page. Philip Ashley‘s cousin Ambrose journeys to Italy and marries the mysterious Rachel. Then he dies under suspicious circumstances. Is Rachel a grieving widow or a cold blooded poisoner? Is Philip just a naive lovestruck young man or a controlling misogynist? Very eerie and atmospheric.
ATB December poll winner, really looking forward to this one!
#HeatOfJuly #uremindme ...My Cousin Rachel ! It seems Phillip is reminding Cousin Rachel of Ambrose. I‘m half -way now & not happy about the way this is going.Du Maurier sure knows how to create an atmosphere... Cousin Rachel is fascinating. I can see why Hitchcock liked this writer. LOVING this one 🎧
This is my first Du Maurier and over the past few days I have devoured it. It‘s so easy to read that you‘re 20 chapters in before you know it. Philip Ashley is infuriatingly pathetic and deserves everything he gets (personal opinion of course) and both main characters are equally unlikeable, but somehow this just adds to the charm. The ending is very abrupt and I don‘t feel quite satisfied, but I‘ll definitely add more Du Maurier to my #tbr pile.
#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks thankyou my friend @Eggs for the tag
💫Hang out with my daughter ( coming home from Dublin for wkend) also read , read , read
💫I love both , can‘t answer this one , not fair on the sun ☀️
💫a WINTER beach person, yes !
💫originally black ... brown now - keeping it that way 😉( high maintenance at this point 🙄)
💫will do 👍🏻
Happy Friday All 👋🏻.. here‘s to lots of reading this weekend 💃🏾📚
And now for some audio- cleaning with My Cousin Rachel 💃🏾. Just starting this one.
I hope du Maurier meant for us to think Philip is a major douche because he really is a major douche. This isn‘t Rebecca-level but still engrossing & kept me hooked. As Philip does, you find yourself going back & forth b/t assessments of Rachel, your sense of what she‘s about & with whom. Very atmospheric, them being in the house so much gives it a spooky claustrophobic feeling too. Kinda wish we had the tale from Louise‘s perspective, LOL 4/5 ⭐️
Such a beautiful weekend & so much to be thankful for ❤️
🌻 A small but wonderful #bookhaul from my beloved charity shop yesterday.
🌻 The comfiest chair given to me by my sister, which has made the perfect secluded reading corner in my little house.
🌻 And to top it off, an early morning walk & the stunning views of my hometown.
🌻 Now home, for a large mug of tea & a hour or so reading.
#tbr #sundaythankfulness #teaandreading