Yoga and a bit housework done now time to sit and read 😁
Yoga and a bit housework done now time to sit and read 😁
This was not what I was expecting, for some reason I thought it was going to be more of a ‘tough‘ read. The subject matter is obviously difficult but it was a page turner at the same time. It was very tell not show. Good characters and I loved the premise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #pocmcparanormal #booked2019
The type of read for me that you get cosy on the settee on a Sunday afternoon and just read it constant. It didn‘t wow me but I enjoyed reading it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A vivid read that really takes you to Vietnam and inside the characters minds. It‘s written in small, to the point sentences which when done right (like this) I love. O‘Brien plays with memory & fiction & what‘s real & what isn‘t but it worked so perfectly in putting across the point that you just can‘t know what war is truly like etc. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #soldiersstory #booked2019
Total reading time for the readathon. It‘s not loads but the past couple of months I‘ve been reading less so it was good to get back to reading every day, and I seem to have my reading mojo back 😁
Thanks everyone that organised it and congrats again to @MrBook ♥️🥳🥳
#MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72
This was one of my #fivestarpredictions books which I‘m trying to make an effort to finally read and it fits a #booked2019 prompt so perfect time to start. It‘s one I‘ve wanted to read for years. #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne
Going to finish The Things They Carried as I‘m at 87% then find a new book to start as well as reading This Must Be the Place. Just shy of 3 hours for yesterday and today but plan on reading for a lot of the evening now 😁 #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne
I‘m going to join in the readathon weekend as and when I can 💕 total so far today reading the tagged book and listening to The Dutch House. Going to read for a bit more before going to sleep 💤
#MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne @MrBook @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72
The best fiction book about slavery I‘ve ever read. I found myself thinking about the characters when I wasn‘t reading it. The writing, the characters, the atmosphere were all just spot on. Obviously not an easy read but I‘m glad I finally got around to reading it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This was THE perfect book to read while travelling. As well as detailing her own adventures in Paris, Istanbul, Florence & New York she also gives insights into how to make the best of exploring a new city & how to best savour the experience. I‘m not sure if I would be brave enough to travel alone in a foreign city but I 100% admire her, and others, that do. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks Helen for this @squirrelbrain 😘
Bath and book with my pumpkin bath bomb 🎃 (it smells so good!) then going to settle down with a takeaway and watch something halloweeny.
There was a thing on Litsy a while back about books you think would be a five star read and this was one of my picks. It‘s definitely living up to expectations so far. I love the way it‘s written.
Had a fantastic two weeks in America; seen and did so much (my other half will be glad if he never sees another library again 😂) and I definitely have the holiday blues going back to normal life today. Shall catch up on all your posts soon 😘
Went to Harvard yesterday (amazing!) and bought these two from the Harvard Book Store. They had a great selection of used NYRB books but I was restrained and just got the one 😂 and baby‘s first book ❤️
Went to visit this stunning library yesterday. I could have stayed all day. It‘s so beautiful!
I‘ve been saving this one to read on my holiday in America @squirrelbrain and so far I‘m loving it.
Having a coffee and reading a bit before more sightseeing in Washington 💙
Summer #Booked2019 complete.
🎁 Book gifted to you - Lanny
🎥 Book to movie - The Bookshop
🤯Genrebusting - The Red Parts
🕌 Muslim author/MC - Sophia‘s Journal
👧 Diverse middle grade - Brown Girl Dreaming
🖊Graphic novel - The Handmaid‘s Tale
#nyrbbookclub Question 5 of 5.
Would you agree that the novel is “a vision of a radical new kind of writing, one suited to a woman‘s body and language and experience outside of the primarily masculine narrative tropes of the past”?
#nyrbbookclub Question 4 of 5.
Hardwick said, "I remember that I started writing Sleepless Nights because of a single line. The line was: “Now I will start my novel, but I don‘t know whether to call myself I or she.” In autofiction what percentage of the book should focus on the protagonist?
#nyrbbookclub Question 3 of 5.
How would you categorize Sleepless Nights?
#nyrbbookclub Question 2 of 5.
Did you get a sense of the narrator through the snippets and fragments of her memories? Or did you feel she was more of an outline, with the focus being on her encounters with other people?
#nyrbbookclub Question 1 of 5.
Sleepless Nights is considered a plotless novel. What is the difference between plot & story?
I actually loved this from the opening line; it felt like I was there listening to her talk about her past memories. It‘s fragmented but that‘s what memories are like so I think in that way the form really worked. It builds up an idea of the narrator & her life. Some parts I was more invested in than others but overall it was a brilliant read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #nyrbbookclub
Thank you very much @kaysworld1 for gifting me this book. I haven‘t read any of Austen‘s novels so this should give me the incentive to finally read one. It‘s much appreciated 😘
And thank you @squirrelbrain for the lovely card. The Strand is top of my list of places to visit in NY 😍 fingers crossed the weather is nice enough for yous to go camping! I had to show the little squirrel stamp, I love it 🐿 #jbuk
My little one due March 26th ♥️
I don‘t know why I kept putting off reading this for so long I loved it 💛 It‘s the authors memories of her childhood and growing up. It really takes you there. Gorgeously written in free verse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #diversemiddlegrade #booked2019
Thanks ladies for the tag @erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish ♥️
Tagging @britt_brooke if you want to join in? 7 of your favourite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a litten each day to join in.
It feels like it‘s taken me an age to get through this audiobook. I think it‘s great that she wrote about the victims & their lives as they really were and not just how they were portrayed in the press. You can tell she did her research. If you like biographies I‘d recommend it. I think more analysis would have made it more interesting for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
What a wonderful, intelligent woman. So inspiring to watch and listen to. 💚💚💚
Thank you @kathedron for this one 💙
I‘m impressed by the originality & I liked the collective voices, the small village feel, the writing and the strangeness of it. I appreciate what the author did although the story itself felt a bit lacking for me. I can see why it seems to be a loved book though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookgiftedtoyou #booked2019
This just arrived early!!! 😍😍 I‘m tempted to start it but I‘m going to wait until tomorrow.
#wonderouswednesday a day late! Thank you for the tag @Cathythoughts 😘
1. I read the tagged book loads as a kid 🧡
2. Eleanor Oliphant made me laugh
3. Gone Girl (couldn‘t get into the film though)
4. You can‘t beat a fry up 😋
5. Anyone that‘s not done it yet
I really enjoyed this YA book about 16 year old Sophia who goes back in time from 2013 to 1857. She settles into a family that live on a prairie in Kansas and it delves into slavery, religion and the treatment of Native Americans. Great story and characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #muslimmc
A classic for a reason. It‘s got such a sense of time and place but it still feels like quite a modern novel. I loved the writing, so many beautiful sentences. The dialogue took a bit getting used to but it definitely added to the novel. One I won‘t be forgetting in a hurry. Thanks for starting the buddy read @Cathythoughts ♥️ really glad to have read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Not my usual type of read but I enjoyed it. Great writing, well paced and two memorable characters in Tim and Virginia. #nyrbbookclub ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I seem to have lost my reading mojo this month 😫 it‘s taking me ages to finish a book and I‘m struggling to really get into any. Saying that, I am liking this one so far. I‘ve got quite a bit of it left to read before our discussion tomorrow so this is my plan for tonight. #nyrbbookclub
This is good but too long winded for what I‘m wanting to read at the minute so bailing for now but will come back to it at some point.
Got my coffee now going to sit and read this for a bit 👌
Excellent collection of short stories by a diverse selection of women writers; they all worked well together and I enjoyed reading pretty much every story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hope it‘s ok I‘m posting my choices now. Sleepless Nights has been on my tbr for years but the other two sound so intriguing! Looking forward to seeing what you guys pick 🖤 #nyrbbookclub