Way too many names for me to handle in this one 🤦♀️ bonus points if you know where the tissue paper is from though!
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Well well well, Normal People, we finally meet. I've been avoiding reading this because I wasn't the biggest fan of Conversations With Friends and books that get a lot of hype tend to be a disappointment. However, I started reading it last night and I am already pleasantly surprised. Let's see how this journey pans out.
The idea of writing history of a continent could overwhelm us as this will not be adequate to merely focusing on a topic, but it is expected to involve so many aspects in various levels, not to mention be sensible who the readers are.
Yet it was effortlessly done by this author. As a reader who has little knowledge about this particular continent, it was enjoyable to spend a number of my evenings with this books, which provided fresh air with many interesting facts related to European civilization. It covers the history from classical and medieval era, through gheir government form evolution, reaching the industrialization and revolution era, up to the latest World War II.
With less than 200 pages, the book is definitely capable of focusing on those notable events, but hardly on details such as poverty, media expansion, or women role in society. However, the content in it is sufficient to begin with to trigger our deeper curiosity onto different level.
Wellcome Book Prize, celebrates the best new books that engage with an aspect of medicine, health or illness, showcasing the breadth and depth of our encounters with medicine through exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction.
The Shortlist has been announced!
Here are the books that made it to the list:
1. Amateur by Thomas Page McBee (non-fiction)
2. Mind on Fire by Arnold Thomas Fanning (non-fiction)
3. Murmur by Will Eaves (fiction)
4. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh (fiction)
5. The Trauma Cleaner: One woman’s extraordinary life in death, decay and disaster by Sarah Krasnostein (Non-fiction)
I was excited for Freshwater too bad it didn’t make the cut! The winner of the Wellcome Book Prize will be announce on May 1st! Thank you so much @midaspublicrelations for sending me this Wellcome Prize package! 💕
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21 Lesssons for the 21st century av Yuval Noah Harari
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The Couple Next Door By Shari Lapena
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***The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and the overall bestselling novel of 2017***PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF ALMOST ANYTHING.`Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page' HARLAN COBENFast-paced and addictive, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR announces a major new talent in thriller writing. Perfect for fans of hit BBC series THE CRY, based on the book by Helen FitzGerald.You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall.Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying.Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone.You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there.What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?'How well do we ever know those around us? THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will keep you glued to the pages in search of the answer. Even then, you'll never guess the truth...until it's too late' LISA GARDNERALSO OUT NOW the new Sunday Times bestsellers from Shari Lapena: A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE and AN UNWANTED GUEST
Book challenge number 17 - choose your own adventure.
This was so much fun I read it twice! And there's still more combinations 😀 I want long forward to this category but I did enjoy this and definitely recommend it.
Občas si ráda přečtu nějakou tu klasiku, nicméně ke knihám z povinné četby už tak vřelý vztah nemám.
Ostře sledované vlaky jsou opravdu útlá knížečka, kterou jsem přečetla ani ne za jedno dopoledne. Číst tuto knihu bylo utrpení. Ačkoliv jsem se v průběhu děje do knihy začetla, celý děj i jeho pointa šla naprosto mimo mě. Ani humor, který je v knize použitý, není zrovna můj šálek kávy (?). Kniha má sice znázornit každodenní problémy obyčejných lidí ve válce, ale i přes celé moje úsilí knihu pochopit, se mě nijak nedotkla.
Abych o knize nepsala pouze negativně, můžu ocenit nápad, který pro mě byl zase něco nového, než běžně čtu.
Co vy vs povinná četba, či celkově klasiky? Jaký je váš názor na ně a jaké patří mezi vaše oblíbené?
Stars Above by @marissameyerauthor is a collection of novellas of the Lunar Chronicles. It is for those people who were left high and dry after Winter and needed just a little more of the Rampion Crew for closure's sake.
🌟🌟🌟🌟| philippa gregory will always be my favorite for tudor reads because of the pure historically-unfounded sensationalism (george boleyn was gay! but also sleeping with anne!). but reading alison weir’s novels feels like a slightly more acceptable guilty pleasure — weir is a fantastic historian, and even in her fiction, her knack for thoughtful research and context shines through. I’ve read a lot (like ... a LOT) of books about anne boleyn, and I’m sort of shocked by how many brand new (to me, at least) takes weir had in this book: first of all, she portrays henry as quite unattractive (whereas other books come to universal agreement that at least he was hot at some point), and continually underscores how much anne was not in the least bit physically or romantically attracted to him. second of all, the thing I found most interesting (⚠️TRIGGER WARNING⚠️) was weir’s suggestion that mary boleyn’s “relationships” with francis i and henry viii were both rapes (which she also uses to explain anne’s revulsion re: henry). this is the first time I’ve read anything to suggest this, and in fact weir included many references to various women around the court being raped or harassed. at first, I found it really off-putting and gratuitous, but the longer I sat with it, the more I realized how strange and unrealistic it is to never have seen this in any other tudor text. whether or not the specific rapes of mary boleyn took place, it seems implausible that women would have been entirely safe within their bodily autonomy in the 16th century (since we still aren’t to this day). weir also addressed anne boleyn’s likely exposure to the early feminist texts of christine de pizane, introducing me to a totally new perspective on women’s rights in this period, and giving a more solid basis for anne boleyn as a sort of early feminist hero (a concept which had always seemed anachronistic to me until I read about her formative years spent at various women-run intellectual courts). all in all, I thought this was a unique novel that presented an entirely new perspective on perhaps one of the most written-about women in history. [Book 35: March 24, 2019]
So this is my very first review about the book I finished again. You read right, again. I first read this book for a schoolwork and fell in love with it. The Absolute true Diary of a part-time Indian is very funny and addictive.
Beginners won't have difficulties in understanding the book. It's very good written and easy-to-read.
The book talks about different themes like homosexuality, bullying, death, poverty, alcohol and so on. You have definitely a lot to talk about.
What I liked most about this book is that the main character Junior has his own mind. He knows what is going on and he wants to fight for his own little freedom. He goes against his own people to be his own person. I love it!
I really recommend this book. At some point you will have tears in your eyes, you will laugh a lot and you will be sad about finishing the book. *Who read this book and how did you like it?* Until next time☺️
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“Many of us learn to construct a clear and precise vision of what we want, but we’re never taught how to enjoy what we actually have. There will always be more victories to strive for, more strangers to charm, more images to collect and pin to our vision boards. It’s hard to want what we have; it’s far easier to want everything in the world.” ― Heather Havrilesky, What If This Were Enough?
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Happy almost Friday friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far💜 What are you all currently reading today? I just finished a bunch of books these past few days and I haven’t started anything new yet! I was thinking about doing a reread of A Kingdom of Exiles by S B Nova, so I may continue with that but we shall see👀
Feliz casi viernes amigos! Espero que anden teniendo una buena semana💜 ¿Qué andan leyendo hoy? Yo terminé un montón de libros estos últimos días así que todavía no empecé nada nuevo🙈 Estaba pensando en hacer una relectura de un libro que amo, A Kingdom of Exiles de S B Nova, así que es probable que siga con eso pero veremos👀