#backpackeurope @JenP @bookwormpropaganda
Travelling from Belgium to France, reading a book set at the Mont St. Michel
@JenP can I get approval for the book. See https://www.mappit.net/bookmap/places/1807/mont-saint-michel-lower-normandy-fr/, but also in descriptions about book.
The story is interesting, but not allways as balanced as I‘d like. Sadly enough it started to get boring after some time as it was a lot about ‘me‘ (while saying at the same time it was not about her). My main objection: not very well written. I really wanted to like it more...
I feel spoiled. I got the most wonderful gifts for #makerswap. I can‘t wait to cook with this apron. And i love the books and origami and ... Thank you very much @mellissimo for this package. @LibrarianRyan
I read a lot of books. For those wondering how this is possible, this is me with my kids and son in law. ‘If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.‘ Reading books is my lemonade.
Read quite a bit in may and some very good books too.
@Billypar what a great book this is! Thanks for putting it on the list. I enjoyed it soo much ❤️ #freakyfriday @Clwojick @monalyisha ( The sarcastic remarks on sexuality and literature was super funny )
Sorry, I‘ve been hit with the flue and still in bed. So while I finished the book more than a week ago, I couldn‘t go to the post office. It will be on its way and arrive early next week. The next one will arrive much sooner.
Thank you ever so much, dear penpall. What a wonderfyl treat❤️ And such a sweet smell! Love the book and everything else. @Carolyn11215
I still had to post a picture of the content of my box for #blanketandbookexchange. Thank you @Kendyl I was so very happy with your presents.😘 @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads . Just wished the picture was better, but days are dark..
The book is very suspenseful. I was however horrified reading the very explicit, graphicly detailed descriptions of sex with minors, even corpses. Kind of a pity. It spoiled the book totally for me. So big trigger warning (I am anything but prudent, but it was too cruel)
Thanks for tagging @Cathythoughts
1. The Great Gatsby
2. The world according to Garp, one of my all time favourites
3. That there were a zillion of worlds to be found through books
4. @Billypar @jhod
Some books are a treat. This one is that kind of book: immensely beautiful and full of understanding of and compassion with its characters. The description of the MC first arrival in the US gives a great idea on how beeing an immigrant must feel. The insight in the fifties decades in NY from the female point of the MC is interesting. Overall: a joy to read. Not an heavy classic, but well worth the time.
It‘s a story about infidelity, about beeing bored by/feeling trapped in marriage and motherhood.
The very honest, and even in these times modern outlook on it ( going for your own hapiness, not really thinking too much of the children) must have shocked people in the 19th century .But,I did not feel any connection to the MC. And, I can‘t see the emancipation in this which lots of others praise.
A short, but beautiful novel. Or is it poetry?
The overall feeling is sadness and loss, the book makes you ache for things and people you don‘t know. It‘s obvious why it is on the 1001 books list.
I‘m pretty sure I‘ll reread this one more than once.
This book is not for too rational people who dislike symbolism, fantasy or fairytales.
To all the others I say ‘you won‘t regret visiting ‘watermelon sugar‘
@Simona @ephemeralwaltz @oOArankaOo My book is in. Will we read our own book first? Can you all send me your mailadress. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org. I‘ll gather then everyones adress. Let me know what you think:-)
@Sarah83 @tricours @BarbaraBB how is everyone? Do we read our own book first? I‘m sorry, but not sure, do we have a list of mails and adresses. Seems I can‘t find it. My emailadress is email@example.com
A delightful book! Great writing skill combined with humour. The parody on equal rights and the insights on how stupid society handles these, made me laugh. This novel is fantasy, but also so much more ❤️ Five stars worth!
And oh, I wished I could introduce myself like this 😃
Allways happy with new friends . On GR https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7973311-claire (name: Claire Bolsens)
and on instagram as ladulcinella.
Ian McEwan again writes in a beautiful language and style about people in today‘s society. The novel starts excellent, but looses his pace fast. However, one does not read McEwan to have a lot of action and suspense. The characters wander, can‘t manage to have real understanding of eachother, and have very different memories and opinions.A central theme is the opposition between science and the world of wonder, magic, storytelling,...
Made another list so there is a choice for the big readers:-)
1. Gorky Park Martin Cruz
2. The secret life of bees Sue Monk Kidd
3. Cashelmara Susan Howatch
4.Rabbit, run, John Updike
@Simona @ephemeralwaltz @oOArankaOo
My book choices. The association of small Bombs by Karn Mahajan
Do not say we have nothing by Madeline Thien
The Vegatarian by Han Kang
All that Man is by David Salazy
@Simona @ephemeralwaltz @oOArankaOo
1. Everything:-) I have two bluetooth headsets so I don‘t have to wait in between
2. Storytel, love it. Excellent subscription. Sometimes Librivox or other
3. Depends, but usually 1,5 speed. Very impatient person sometimes
4. I love Hugh Fraser reading Agatha Christie
5. Those with full cast or read by great actors