Let’s talk for a minute about my experience with this massive read -a-thon. I agreed to undertake this challenge because for two reasons: I read pretty quickly and I love reading.
The goal of this read - a- thin was to read a book a day for 6 days. •
Since I have a full -time job and children, isolating myself for 6 days was not an option. I carried the book around with me and read during every spare moment. I would read in the morning, during my lunch break, while cooking, at red lights. Every spare moment was an opportunity to read. • •
What kept me going ?
I was putting the read- a thon progress on my story so that I would have accountability. That is the one thing that kept me going when I found myself slacking. • •
Current read :
I am about half way through The Ruin (about page 211) and hope to finish it tonight so I can start book 6 tomorrow. • •
This book wasn’t as exciting as I expected it to be. I am used to reading fast- paced thrillers that set me on the edge. Although the story was interesting, I didn’t find it to be the kind I enjoy more.
I read this while ago, like towards the end of last year. In a brief summary, this book is about a Flight Attendant who has a layover at Dubai. She meets a man there (lol I forgot the name) who was on a business trip. After eating with him at a hotel, she falls for him and has a temporary affair for one night, until the following morning, she finds him dead, murdered with blood staining the sheets. She doesn’t know what happened, as she recalls she had a hungover after drinking and fell asleep. She fears what if someone saw her with the body and convicted her of the murder, which she knows she hasn’t possibly committed. She removes the traces of blood off her belongings and herself and escapes quietly from the room without getting suspected. .
I finished this book the other day and i don’t know how to feel about it. The book took entirely to long to build and have the plot twist, one of which I already knew. Even though the author has been in some controversy, it didn’t affect how I felt about this book because i still would have rated it low. ⭐️⭐️ two stars for me. This is going to be interesting to talk about at the end of this month with @paperandglambookclub
happy sunday, lovelies! 🥰 It's #BOTM time (my absolute favorite time); my pick this month was 'Before She Knew Him' by Peter Swanson.
I 👏🏻 CAN'T 👏🏻 WAIT 👏🏻 TO 👏🏻 READ 👏🏻 THIS 👏🏻
my MAR #TBR list is getting a little out of control already 🙈 nothing like setting crazy expectations for yourself. luckily it's rainy & gross today, which is an excellent excuse to curl up with a good read.
🙋🏼♀️ what's on your read list for the weekend?
🙋🏼♀️ anyone else snag this book?
In the words of Shari Lapena, "Nothing is more satisfying than tucking into a new Linwood Barclay novel." If you've had the joy of reading Linwood before, let us know what your favourite book is in the comments, and if you haven't, now's your chance to check them out 😏
5 10527 February, 2019
We are thrilled to reveal the cover of Kate Atkinson’s newest addition to the Jackson Brodie series, BIG SKY! 🎉 Use the link in our bio to pre-order your copy of this highly anticipated summer release.
12 17826 February, 2019
In the age of wellness and cures, someone has yet to figure out this disease that has been passed down from generations. It runs through our bloodstream. For some, slow and controllable, but for others, hot and unrestrained. It's a disease that fuels insecurities and robs us of quiet content.
Its appetite is persistent. It causes our souls to cry out for something that seems unobtainable. Because of it, ideas are formed for all kinds of horrible deeds. I know this firsthand. Maybe one day, they will examine the human brain of the persons that committed those horrible acts and see that it wasn't their fault after all. It is in the blood. Inherited.
Perhaps then they will seek a cure for: want.
IVY'S ENVY and
THIS WAY DARKNESS #thrillerread#suspense#horror#terror#suspensethriller#obsession#killerreads#obsession#ebooks#lovegonewrong#instathriller#instasuspense#instaebook
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The Woman in Cabin 10: 😐
Almost every single one of my friends told me that I had to get my hands on this book & give it a read; I'm really disappointed to report that when I finally did, I almost felt underwhelmed by it all.
Anyone else out there who didn't love this read? Anyone who enjoyed this immensely?? I welcome all opinions! (That's the best part of reading)
📚 read my review: inbedwithabook.com
4 10221 February, 2019
So I read this book on a recommendation from a friend. 😳 This was superbly twisted. Like we are talking epically dark, psychologically messed up, and a completely disturbing thriller. So my fiends that live on the dangerous side, here’s another one for you. 💋💋🖤**Does contain triggers**
* One beauty. Two beasts.
The one who owns her. And the one who wants her. *****
I was sixteen when I made the deal...when I put my fate in the hands of Shayne McAllister, a man determined to break me. A man with black eyes and a blacker heart, he's been obsessed with me since we were kids. Now it's five years later, and my father has passed...and Shayne's coming to collect his debt.
But before I'm his to break, I see a chance to make a choice for myself, and I take it. I slip away for one night. One dark, stormy night that goes horribly wrong...until Gavin West. Handsome, angry, and haunted by demons, he grants me one messed up, beautiful night that changes everything and spares no one. Because Gavin decides he wants more than just one night...he wants me.
What follows, is darkness. A darkness where secrets will be revealed, blood will be shed, and sacrifices made.
📚Book review.📚 This story is mainly told from two characters, Jess who has had a difficult past & 10 years ago made a strong allegation towards her school teacher, and Karen, wife of the said school teacher who has stuck by her husband, despite the allegation which resulted in his prison sentence.
I enjoy a story told from different perspectives and this story was no exception. I found the relationships between the characters fascinating and would have loved to have delved into the past even more. The story was filled with deceit & lies, making me question throughout my reading. Therefore, it was only at the very end I understood the actual truth.
It was my first read of @ajreynolds2 but I don’t think it will be my last. #bookstagram#bookreviews#bookrevew#bookmad#bookworm#lovetoread#lovebooks#bookbookbook#ratherbereading#thrillerbook#thrillerread
I'm so glad I finished this. It was too lengthy - overstretched.
I'm disappointed. I'd read negative reviews but I was hoping they were misleading.
This book was a lot like another Dean Koontz novel Midnight (my first Koontz ever). Also, hints of Brainiac in this.
I picked up Koontz after a gap of 6 years. Given the lack of originality of the plot, another gap is due.
I'm sorry about this. I wish I'd liked this book better. Dean Koontz used to be one of my favourite writers.
1 3121 January, 2019
Book : Origin by Dan Brown #bookreviews : 🌸The storyline is good, full of suspense and the climax is out of imagination. .
🌸The book is a good one time read but certainly did not feel like Robert Langdon adventure, it was more of a sci-fi adventure. .
🍁This book is filled with AI and future technology rather a typical symbol and history buffer, which is something expected out of Professor Langdon mystery. .
🌺 I expected more out of the book. Without opening the entire plot of the book, I would only say that it has a futuristic flow, filled with information of various architectural marvels in Spain and a good look into the close relation of royalty and Catholicism. .
LETS TALK SPINES... Do you keep yours nice or break them? 📚
I always try to keep mine nice, so you can easily tell which books on my shelf are second hand. I’m fairly certain I picked up ‘Big Little Lies’ at a little free library hosted by my old work (which means it been on my TBR shelf for nearly two years!! 😳). As for ‘The Hate You Give’, I was lucky enough to win that one in a giveaway (thank you again @meghsbookshelf ❤️).
I’m currently book juggling and reading both ‘THUG’ by @angiethomas and ‘Big Little Lies’ by Liane Moriarty. It’s very early stages in both so I’ve not quite hit that ‘I can’t put this book down’ stage but I can feel it coming soon. ☕️📖✨
These books are certainly helping to distract me from this nasty winter bug I seem to have caught. Hope the rest of you are successfully hiding out from these horrible bugs that are flying around at the minute 😨😷