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“This debut novel takes us into a near future (2074) in which a politically polarized America descends into a second Civil War-and amid warfare, a family fights to survive.”
I’m currently reading American War and I’m enjoying it so far. I was a little hesitant to read this book because of the mixed reviews that I’ve seen. . But overall I’m really happy I decided to give this book a try.
What books were you initially hesitant to read but ended up loving?
#bndtpsept17 - Day 25: Magic Number (number in the title)
Technically it's the first book ("One Rainy Day in May"), but they are all so beautiful I had to put them together. These were written by Mark Z. Danielewski, who also wrote House of Leaves. Since 2015, he has published 1-2 volumes a year (at the end of October the 5th one is coming out), and I've read that he intends to publish nine all together. It's hard to describe without giving away the plot, but people all over the world are involved and it all starts with a little girl finding a kitten.
Happy Monday! I've missed you all. Will try to catch up with comments and posts and tags soon. Looking forward to a glass of wine and finishing Touch this evening, after a long day... I've been surprised by how much I've enjoyed this read. 🍷📖 • • • •
"All these openings for closeness - all these humans with their disappointments and their desperate hearts, but it's so much easier, so convenient, to blame emotional distance on a lack of time." ~Touch, Courtney Maum
"Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous – they contain ideas." ― Pete Hautman
It's Banned Book Week 📚 I recently started rereading the Harry Potter series and I'm loving going back through the books (currently on year 3). It's hard to believe that a series of books that made children (and adults) fall in love with reading was once banned due to fear of kids practicing witchcraft. Other books I've read recently that were once banned: The Handmaid's Tale and A Wrinkle in Time.
“It means 'Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234'.”
||City of Bones||
After years of procrastinating, I’ve finally started City of Bones. Long series are very intimidating which is why i put it off for so long, but this book has been such a fun read that I’m positive I’ll stick with the series. In my opinion, it’s Clary’s relatable personality and sardonic sense of humor that make this books so enjoyable! I absolutely love characters like her and wish there were more of them that existed in real life. Right now I’m about 140 pages in out of 467 and I’m hoping to finish it by October 3rd.
-what are you currently reading?
Mondays are SO CRAZY! I cannot believe how busy the office was today. This week is already shaping up to be a lot better than last week, so I'm really excited to do some catching up today of THE SNOWMAN by @jonesbo_author in Abby's bookclub! Are you guys reading this one too? Plenty of time to join the bookclub hosted by @crimebythebook! Thank god it isn't snowing in upstate New York today, otherwise I'd be really creeped out. 😱
Uma tortura em forma de livro? ESPERA! ✋🚫 Não é tortura no pior sentido da palavra... O livro é bom, tanto é que li 100 páginas em poucas horas! É uma leitura bem rápida, mas uma tortura com relação ao conteúdo que ele apresenta. Mas a gente já tem que esperar algo assim né? Se tratando de um thriller, gente psicopata e casamento perfeito, não dá pra esperar só flores. Eu já estou ficando agoniada e acho que ainda nem cheguei na pior parte dele. 😓 #medo -
SINOPSE: Grace e Jack formam o casal perfeito “(...) Eles estão sempre juntos. Grace não comparece a um almoço sem que Jack a acompanhe. Também não tem celular, que ela diz ser uma perda de tempo. E seu e-mail é compartilhado com Jack, afinal, os dois não guardam segredos um do outro. Parece ser o casamento perfeito. Mas por que Grace não abre a porta quando a campainha toca e não atende o telefone de casa? E por que há grades na janela do seu quarto?”
I love Greek mythology and I really enjoy poetry. So when I found a poetry book that reincarnates many of the amazing women in Greek myths I had to buy it. I purchased this a year ago and I've probably read it 40 times since. I tend to read it after Ive finished a book that really shakes me up (like #thealchemist ) because it brings me back to myself. These are Medeas letters to us modern girls and they are worth every second.
I wish I could be all 'I've-been-an-Eve-Babitz-fan-for-years!' here, but alas, like the rest of the reading world, I just discovered her recently. That's a shame, of course, but the upside of that is that I found a new favorite LA writer just when I thought I'd read them all. She's funny, lyrical and likable, like a Joan Didion who'd split her last quaalude with you in the Barney's Beanery bathroom and let you borrow her lipgloss.
Babitz was a well-known party girl who hob-nobbed through the jacaranda-lined streets of 1960s and 1970s Los Angeles with the likes of Steve Martin, Jim Morrison and Ed Ruscha, to name a few, and most of her writing sticks fairly close to this material. This is the first novel of her's I've read, after two wonderful books of essays, and at first I was unimpressed, but then it grew on me. A lot.
What I like most about her books is that she peppers them with spot on observations and one-line truths. Like, "In New York, the way to tell you're happy is by shopping," and she "had become officially Impossible. She had turned twenty-eight." She has mentioned that age, 28, before in her writing and it's always stood out to me. In my own 20s, I spent a lot of time trying to determine when I would become an adult, and in retrospect, 28 was it. It's not the year I figured it out-just the year I realized that someday I was going to have to.
And that's what this book is ultimately about: pulling yourself out of the quicksand that is being young and choosing to chart your own course. Eve Babitz is now in her 70s and, as far as I know, not still writing, which is too bad. She wrote so gorgeously and astutely while in the throes of youth and beauty that I can only imagine she'd do the same when looking back on them.
Bennett got his 18 month shots this morning, which means extra long naps, which means extra reading time. I really needed it with this book - I am finally at the halfway mark. This book is good and has got me thinking a lot, but, nonetheless, it is difficult to read. I've been tempted to quit it multiple times, but it kills me not to finish a book.
Tea time! 🍵 I just came back from my math class and I'm ready to have a cup of tea and read for a bit 🙌 I hope your day is going great 🌼 // ¡Hora del té! 🍵 Acabo de volver de mi clase de matemática y estoy lista para tomar una taza de té y leer un rato 🙌 Espero que su día este yendo de maravilla!🌼