I have moved (yet again ...) this weekend and now I only have room for books on one half of a shelf. I'm so glad this is temporary. University degree no. 4 - here I come. At least I have 15 books to read before I run out :D
Day 7 of #7days7covers #covercrush
This is the only one I haven‘t read out of my posts for this challenge, and I 100% bought it for the cover. My mom read it and said it‘s really bleak so maybe a good wintertime book?!
In the world that Collin‘s presents master Binders create a psychic connection one who asks to have painful memories removed. The Binder enters these memories into beautifully crafted books that are protected. No loss is without pain however.
Unfortunately, unscrupulous Binders have twisted the craft for fiscal gain or, to serve the evil ends of family members. The psychic cost is then even higher.
Collin‘s first adult novel. Clever.
This book was darker and less magical than I was expecting. It certainly had its heartbreaking moments. But I loved the relationship between the two main characters and could hardly put the book down. Would love to read something else set in this same universe (hint hint, Bridget Collins). ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I survived uniform shopping with the Spawn so I deserve a treat (next month's book allowance untouched). He got a treat too of course 😁
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The storyline is truly unique and takes you on an adventure that mixes the love of books, mixed with a hint of magic, all wrapped in a beautiful written tale that keeps you turning the page for more.
This book is both a romance and a cautionary tale about the dangers of sacrificing parts of yourself for any reason, whether it's to fit into the narrow role that society has created for you, or simply to survive the pain that all humans must endure. It explores the difficulty of loving someone that society/family doesn't approve of, and the innumerable ways the upper classes can (and often do) abuse the lower classes. Quite an excellent book.
Just started this book. I initially fell in love with the cover, it is beautiful.
I'm 75 pages in, and the premise of the story is so intriguing and unique. I cannot wait to see where this book takes me.
This was an intriguing story set in a world where people go to book binders to be “bound” and forget certain memories.
But it‘s not quite a pick because for part 1 I just had no idea what the point of the story was and it took half the book to get to an event they told me about in the blurb. Parts 2 and 3 were better but I felt part 1 wasted so much time setting up a story that went in a totally different direction and then rushed the end.
I‘m only a chapter or so in and this book has surprised me. It‘s wonderfully detailed prose makes it a real pleasure to read while the premise has a hint of the magical.
A blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and romance with a few gothic elements mixed in. In this world, memories you don‘t want are bound in books. Binders are feared and considered witches in some areas. In others, the unscrupulous use them to make people forget crimes committed against them. Emmett discovers he has a book...but what memories are gone and why?
I liked the world building, atmosphere, pacing, and tension in this one.
A fantastic magical realism story about books, memory, and love. I absolutely devoured the first half of this book, I couldn't put it down. The second half was great too, it just became mainly romance-driven, which bores me slightly. But that's a personal opinion and no reflection on Bridget Collins' excellent storytelling skills. I definitely recommend The Binding to anyone intrigued by the book's synopsis.
Holy crap 5/5 stars
This was AMAZING. The idea of someone being able to take your memories and bind them into a book so you dont have them anymore is fucking so cool but reallymessed with. ALSO I GOT A DURPRISE MALE/MALE ROMANCE IN FUCKING PRIDE MONTH 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
Picked this up at the library based on the cover alone, and so glad I did. This was so well-written and magical, and I was sucked in from the first few pages and then couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough. If you love books about books, a bit of fantasy and a pinch of dystopia - you will adore this.
Anyone else feel like the narrator should read to them every single day? Omg his voice and his accent and the actual performance he puts into it! Almost as good as the voice actor for Game of Thrones.
Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.
Cover love 😍
Spending a bit of time today sorting out my diary and most importantly updating my book tracker with the 14 books so far this year. As they say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Bit of reading later of the tagged book for added contentment
Have a wonderful Sunday Littens 😊
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The Binding wasn‘t quite what I thought it would be. Despite the somewhat speculative fiction aspect of the story, it really is more of a story of forbidden love. While not usually my thing, this book entranced me. It drew me in and made me want to read more. I needed to know what happened next. I needed to know how things turned out. Its a book that had me cheering for a happy ending
Looking forward to starting this 😊
Jennifer!!! This is the sweetest surprise! I‘ve been wanting this book- isn‘t the cover gorgeous?! You are so kind to surprise me like this. I‘m sending you the biggest hug ever. Hope your day today was filled with as much joy as you sent me 💕💕💕
I don‘t want to bail on this book, but after 135 pages I‘m not curious enough about the story to carry on. On paper, this should be a book I enjoy, so this might not be a forever bail. It could simply be a case of right book, wrong time.
I enjoyed this read! I recommend it if you like:
- considering the dark side of technology, a la Black Mirror
- rich descriptions of setting (this would make a good winter read, lots of snow and ice)
- an unusually structured novel
- a fairly slow pace
There are a few other things that might be appealing, but I don't want to add any spoilers.
This book read like a bad fan fiction. Two-dimensional characters, super dramatic descriptions of things to compensate for an utter lack of suspense (or plot, for the first 3/4ths of the book), and it‘s like Collins didn‘t even know where she was headed with the book until more than halfway through, and then once she realized it, instead of revising the whole thing from the start to make it flow, she just veered off in another direction entirely.
The Binding is both my current read and the last step standing between this quilt and its recipient! Learned a lot from this one... patience, not demanding perfection, and improvising.
🏳️🌈📚💕 I thoroughly enjoyed this book: great writing style, LGBTQ characters, book about books, a bit of a meta reading experience. Super cool! My only complaint is that it‘s very clearly Collins‘ first “adult” novel, as it still has a very YA feel to it. And the protagonists have a hard time finishing a sentence, which annoys me. But other than that, this book was a delight! #catsoflitsy
I really enjoyed this. I sometimes struggle with fantasy as I'm not the best at world building but this is set in what seems to be historical Britain and is the same except for the bindings.
It's a good thought experiment and would make for a good book club book. To me this felt YA as it has that sense of forward motion. I would read this author again and recommend this book to most people.
It‘s a grey and very rainy day here. I took advantage of the holiday by having a very lengthy sleep-in 😴Now I‘m up and ready to read! Enjoying this book and a cup of Cream of Earl Grey courtesy of @FantasyChick
Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all Littens who celebrate!