I just can‘t get enough of these poetic words.
I just can‘t get enough of these poetic words.
As I reread HP for a twenty-ishth time (couldn‘t help myself), I just noticed something. Not sure if this has been discussed anywhere before but it seems weird to me that Dementors affected Harry to the degree he lost consciousness. Upon rereading, I realized that, of course, Harry had another (part of a) soul inside him at that time. And that soul was damaged beyond repair. That must be the true answer! 💡😎
This book is a BLAST. Audiobook is amazing too.
I adore Harry Dresden. Bus he does have flaws. I‘ll leave Murphy description of him, which I completely agree, right here:
“Dramatic death scene. Noble sacrifice, right? Tragically misunderstood? Hah! I understand you, buddy. You‘re such a pompous, arrogant, pretentious, chauvinistic, hopelessly old-fashioned, stupidly pigheaded . . .” 🤣
Have I mentioned that I‘m a fan of Sherlock Holmes since forever? Complete works & translated box set here and I also have an audiobook by Stephen Fry plus two or three comic books (as a gift from my father). I saw some Littens did a #sherlocked read a few years back. I think I‘ll be doing mine this year. 🤓🕵🏻♂️💪🏼
When I read the word thaumaturgy, I instantly thought of The Name of the Wind. Later on, I saw Mr.Rothfuss‘ review on goodreads an completely agreed with him. THIS BOOK IS A BLAST. Plus, if he says next audiobooks are even better, then they really are and I‘d better go get the second one stat.
PS. Harry Dresden can be really annoying with his “old-fashioned gentleman” thingy. I hope to see some development as many reviews suggested, though.
As you all might have guessed from my previous rants, I LOVE this final installation of Wicked Years series. It‘s better than the previous 3 books combined in all aspects. Plot, pacing, punchlines, character development, etc. And far more passionate.
I know I said this too many times but hey, I‘m back! 😊👋🏼📚
This focuses mainly on Cowardly Lion, the infamous collaborationist. He sought out Mother Yackle to get some information on Elphaba‘s past and ended up, quite involuntarily, recounting his own.
Like previous books, the pace picked up at the latter 1/3. The end served storyline well & was satisfying enough. However, I was barely engaged & had only a little sympathy for Brrr. 🤷🏽♀️
Yay! One more public library down. I‘m impressed with the collection and, of course, the tree house! 😍
I‘m going to Singapore for a short holiday trip this weekend. So everyone please, any suggestions apart from usual tourist attraction? I plan to visit the National Library for one and probably Kinokuniya too.
If I remember correctly, you live in Singapore, right? @RealLifeReading Do you have anything in mind? Or, if you‘re available, would you like a #litsymeetup ? 😁
It‘s either a pick or a pan for this one. No compromises. Just like Elphaba herself.
It‘s completely different from the broadway show but also very similar. Full of drugs, sex, politics, philosophy magic and religion, it invokes conflictual questions with no provided answer. The ending is far from satisfying. The writing style is hard to get into and I don‘t think I understand half of it. Still, it got a pick from me. Weird.
A bit late but here I am! 🙂
2. Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I was surprised to find this one had been banned in many countries despite the successful broadway show.
3. Too many. And they ban too many books!
4. You only make (a certain group of) people want to read them more. Anyway, what RIGHTS do you have to tell me what I shouldn‘t read? That‘s a very primitive communist way!
I‘ve given up halfway once but I want to give myself a second chance. Also, I dearly need a company to keep me awake during the flight this early. 😴
Please welcome my friend to the community. @padadadadapa She‘s the third Thai Litten I know to have joined (and there are probably only three here). 🎉🎉😁👏🏼👏🏼 Feel free to suggest your fav Littens and accounts. :) #LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyFamily
I‘d drop ones of most celebrated here: @litsybookclub @LitsyHappenings @bookriot @Liberty @MrBook and of course @LitsyWelcomeWagon
(Pic stolen from the internet)
Love Stephen Fry‘s work on the Sherlock Holmes definitive collection audiobooks. And many thanks to @SerialReader for a handy, easily accessible way to read a classic. I‘m on 3rd story right now and I have to agree with Fry‘s foreword; The opening line of this one was the most remarkable and later became one of signature lines of Holmes collection.
“To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.”
Saw this on twitter, read the article and then got lost in the series (again). This time I picked book 19, The Departure, which turns out to be even more heartbreaking than I remembered (2 years ago?).
Feels like I‘ve been rereading Animorphs forever. 😅
P.S. The link to the article is here. But beware, IT CONTAINS SPOILER. https://thespinoff.co.nz/media/02-09-2018/i-read-all-54-animorphs-books-in-five-...
I managed to read a little further from my goal (and fell asleep and woke up late 😂). This is and amazing race! Thanks all of you ‘thoners and of course our amazing hosts. @24in48 See you next Jan! #24in48
I started 3 hours ahead of the EST which is 8 am from where I live. Now I‘ve just finished the third book of His Dark Materials series and picked up my phone and this time I aced it! 🏆🎉💪🏼 #24in48 Oh, I‘m so proud.
Well, my work starts at 9 am so I guess there‘s no harm in reading onto The Book of Dust, is it? 🤔 That‘s what this rereading was for in the first place.
A story of Alyce, a young witch whose mother had been burnt alive by the Witchfinders. She soon found herself trapped in the war between Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary of Scott. Fast-paced and gripping, although there‘re small holes in the plot but they could be overlooked. I really liked Alyce especially in her opening scene.
A quick pleasant read. And the most beautiful cover ever! Thanks again for the gift. 😘 @TheLondonBookworm
As in my previous post, I‘m participating in #ArmchairAudies in Fantasy category. All these finalist titles are very promising. And almost all of them are the first of a series, an independent prequel or a standalone. Only one exception is Snake Eyes but I‘m willing to read book 1-10 to get there. (I‘m on book 3 right now.)
P.S. Oh, I‘ll try not to be biased even with my fav author Cat Valente on the list.
P.S.S. Anyone wants to join? 🙋🏽♀️
Around this time of the year, the #ArmchairAudies is usually held by @LitHousewife to listen to Audie Award finalists and predict the official result. Sadly, this year she isn‘t able to run it. (I hope you‘re well, Jennifer. *virtual hugs sent*) But Miss Dee and Miss Susie (no Litsy account) are helping out this time. 👏🏽
I‘m participating in Fantasy category. If anyone is interested, please don‘t hesitate to reach out! 😉
My friend wanted to order a book (a soccer book of some kind) from Book Depository and I thought shipping halfway across the world is a serious journey and I ought to order some too to make the trip worthwhile. I ended up ordered 3 while my friend got only 1. 🤣
And I‘d like to give credits to Book Depository, as this is the first time I use their service. They took care of the packages really well!
After reading 4th volumes of the Earthsea series, I decided I like Ursula Le Guin‘s voice in female protagonists way better. Or maybe it‘s just because I like Tenar so much. This book spoke strongly on feminism and totally worth reading. 👍🏼
Bought a piece of cake and made myself a nice cup of tea ready for the crazy amount of paperworks. But who could ever work when there‘s a tempting book at hand? One of the most beautiful covers I have.
>> I‘ve read a few chapters and OMG @TheLondonBookworm you know EXACTLY what I like! Thanks for this amazing Christmas present! 😘❤️🎁
I opened my dorm room and found this book in a bag hanging on the doorknob, with a simple post-it note “HBD” and no signing anywhere.
But I knew by heart it was from one of my friends who I‘m currently having a quarrel with and this is definitely his way of making-up. How can I still hold grudges after this? I mean, not all your friends buy books as an apology, right?
P.S. It‘s an extremely belated BD gift. Almost a month actually! 😂
I like this one much better than A Wizard of Earthsea. To me, Tenar seemed more vivid and more relatable than Ged had been in the first book. Her struggle was even darker, fighting with her own beliefs and making choices. I‘d love to read more of her in later books.
This is my tribute read to Ursula Le Guin. May her blessed soul rest in peace. 💚
I can‘t believe I could read so many in one solid weekend. Thanks #24in48 readathon for teaching me this! Next time I‘ll try even harder. 😁
My time is up according to my timezone. Although I haven‘t reached 24 hours goal, I‘m more than contented with my good time spent reading and Litsying. I managed to decline 2 social events in order to keep on reading (without seeming too rude, hopefully). Thanks for the race! It‘s been refreshing. 😁 #24in48
I guess there must be a round-up post about the books read during the readathon. So I‘m saving them for later. ;)
I have a whole shelf of shame, books I‘ve been meaning to read forever. But I find myself glancing sideways, rather guiltily, at this book more often than others. It sits still in the same place for ages until now. Well, it‘s not entirely my fault. My father bought it as a gift so I guess he shared the blame too. 🤣
#4thchallenge #hour30 #24in48 #readathon
First The Bluest Eye, now The Handmaid‘s Tale. Perhaps I should divert my attention to some lighter novels for a while. 😂 This book scared the hell out of me and made me furious every time it underlined the deprivation of women rights. And it left me incomplete, hungry for more, for discussion. Wish there‘ll be a sequel as rumoured!
Now this challenge is easy! I have my all time fav book-to-screen adaptation. It is (and I think it forever will be) The Lord of the Rings. I mean, just look at the One Ring! Though I have to admit that partly it‘s because it was my movie puppy love.
#3rdchallenge #favbooktoscreen #hour18 #24in48 #readathon
Searching through my pile, I‘ve stopped at this one. If Douglas Adams is not intriguing and hilarious, I don‘t know who is. (Well, Sir Terry Pratchett was.) #bestfirstline #2ndchallenge #hour12 #24in48 #readathon
[I need to reuse the photo since I‘m not home at the moment.]
The Borrowers is not the oldest book in my house but it is held very close to my heart. It‘s one of the very first books I was allowed to choose from the bookstore (a translated version). I remember my young self reading and rereading it a hundredth times over. It‘s well-loved. ❤️
#1stchallenge #hour6 #nostalgiaread #24in48 #readathon
Thanks @Varshitha for the tagging! 😉
1. My bed
3. I have to stop at the end of a chapter if I can stop reading at all 😂
4. Tea or coffee are additional pleasure
5. Sometimes music on the background though I don‘t really listen..
10. All my books are like new and I‘m proud
12. I‘m tagging you @Dragon 😊
I found myself holding breath, my heart racing, my gut wrenching while reading it. Several times I wanted to stop but couldn't. I was drowning in Morrison's poetic prose. How could she write such a tragedy so very beautifully?
My review can't ever do the book justice. However, I would NOT recommend it to everyone. (Trust me, I picked this book from my TBR pile by the Random app. And I don't think I'll do that again, not for a little while.)
I‘m reading HP along with Pottermore‘s Wizarding World Book Club and this week we‘re doing chapter 25-29 in the theme Wizarding Careers.
But what I have to say here has nothing to do with the theme. Imagining how Dumbledore must feel at the moment, intentionally avoiding Harry and knowing full well that it upset the boy. Even so, Harry still had so much faith in him, putting his name as a banner. Dumbledore must be very proud and so touched. 💚