For my second roll for the FB group TBR and Beyond's "Summer Lovin' Book Camp" reading challenge, I landed on "Debut Author." This was a tricky one for me, as most of my books are not by debut authors, including the one I had originally picked out for this space. In the end, I chose The Sandcastle Empire because I've had it for a long time, it was the author's debut novel, and if I had read it when I got it, she would've been a debut author, so I'm counting it!
When I first got this book in my OwlCrate, I wasn't overly impressed. Knowing it was Dystopian was the only thing that made me feel I would eventually read it; the cover didn't appeal to me, and the synopsis wasn't all that intriguing.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised! There were a few boring monologue-type parts that I didn't enjoy, but overall I really liked the story and gave this book 5⭐! I would highly recommend it to anyone who loved The Hunger Games!
It’s not the catchiest or most exciting way to start a book but I think it’s interesting that I chose a book about time management for my first book in the #24in48 which is literally all about time management. And books, obviously 📚⏰ Also, I’m starting really late. I’m sure there’s irony in there somewhere
Book number 39 of #abookfromeverycountry - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Although this book is set in London, it is written by an author from Trinidad and Tobago and is about the experiences of Trinidadian people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and their shared experiences, a group of strangers who become friends in this strange, cold, new city, which they express a simultaneous love and hatred for. I think it’s a brilliant short story (139 pages), and I would recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
*Arka kapak yazısı için kaydırın*
Selaam, bu kitabı bugün bitirdim ve inanılmaz güzeldi ♥️ Zaten Nobel Edebiyat Ödülü de var. Gerçi ben okuduktan sonra öğrendim ama olsun. Bu kitap aslında bir alegori, yani simgesel anlamları olan bir öykü. Yazar William Golding yaşadığımız dünyanın gerçekliğini “çocuklar masum meleklerdir” düşüncesini yerle bir ederek yüzümüze tokat gibi vuruyor. İnsanların aslında canavar olduğunu ve her çocuğun bir insan, her insanın da sistemin bir parçası olduğunu anlatan Golding, sistemin temelinin vahşiliğimiz olduğunu gözler önüne seriyor. Üstelik kitabının çocuk kitabı gibi görünmesi de cabası. Kitap Mina Urgan’ın muhteşem sonsözü ile bitiyor. İnsanın dönüp dönüp tekrar okuyabileceği bir sonsöz...Şimdi bir kaç alıntı paylaşayım:
🌊”Demek istediğim şu... Bizden başka canavar yok belki...”
🌊Yığınla anı vardı belleğinde: Debelenen domuzu kuşattıkları sırada edindikleri bilginin anısı; canlı bir şeye üstün çıkmanın, ona kendi isteklerini yaptırmanın; susayıp da uzun uzun, doya doya su içercesine, onun canına kıymanın anısı. “”””Sineklerin Tanrısı””””
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Starting the #24in48readathon by finishing Laurell Hamilton’s Burnt Offerings, then I’ll finish a Time to Kill. I’m working on cleaning up books I started but haven’t finished, this morning at least. We slept out in our trailer last night and hubbys still sleeping!
Diese Woche bin ich die Patin der @indiebookchallenge. Und als Patin hat man ja immer so sein Lieblingskind, in meinem Fall: Ein Lieblings-Indiebook. Damit noch nicht genug Lieblinge. Gekauft habe ich „Die Manon Lescaut von Turdej“ in einem meiner Berliner Lieblingsbuchläden, dem @ocelotberlin. Empfohlen von einer meiner Lieblingskolleginnen (@mariachristinapiwowarski). Erschienen bei einem meiner Lieblings-Indiebookverlage, dem Weidle Verlag. Und unvergessen bleibt mir dieses berührende Werk, weil es mir von meinem Liebsten vorgelesen wurde. Gekrönt wurde mein Lieblingsbuch 2013 mit einer besonderen Auszeichnung in der wunderbaren Welt der unabhängigen Verlage: dem Hauptpreis der Hotlist. Das ist das Motto der neuen #indiebookchallenge . Zeigt uns eure Hotlist-Lieblinge. By the way: Die Hotlist 2018 wartet auf eure Stimme. So könnt ihr ab sofort bis zum 20. August 2018 auf dem Hotlistblog (https://www.hotlist-online.com) für einen der 30 Kandidaten voten. Ich freue mich, dort wieder einen 🌿 Liebling entdeckt zu haben. Und was sagt Herr Klappentexter dazu? „Mein Liebling ist und bleibt die Klappentexterin.“ .
10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.
10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
10:03 The auditorium doors won’t open.
10:05 Someone starts shooting.
Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. .
Recently finished This Is Where It Ends by Marike Nijkamp after a work pal recommended it. I enjoyed the four different perspectives but it fell a little flat for me. Has anybody else read it, and what did you think?
‘I’d rather have written Conrad’s Nostromo than any other novel.’ This is probably the closest I’ll ever come to having something in common with F. Scott Fitzgerald. •
Reading Nostromo, though it may not compare to writing it, is in itself a laborious task. At times it seems like with every turning of the pages you get to peel back yet another narrative or thematic layer.
Conrad’s modernist tale paints at once a picture of South American capitalism and revolution along with its political implications and of human nature, through the detailed analysis of relationships between characters.
The most striking theme (for me at least) remains the eternal conflict between moral idealism and material interests. Are the two mutually exclusive?
Can an honest man be prosperous? Can a rich man be honourable?
I was nominated by my friend @elsa.britt, to choose my 10 favorite books. Post the cover, no need to explain why and nominate one person each day to do the same. I nominate my friend @_kassietaylor. 🤗😘☕️📗📘📔😊
I swear this #readingchallenge has turned me into a night owl 🦉. This is what it looks like when I "only" have 150 pages of a book left, so I decide I can just stay up and finish it before bed: hubby passed out (and snoring😴) on my chest, and puppers asleep at me feet. They just aren't on my level when it comes to getting completely wrapped up in a story! 😏
I've shared my love for #SandraBrown before, and Seeing Red, one of her newest novels, just further cemented her in my heart as one of my favorite authors. When I'm looking for a book that will entertain, keep me guessing, and hook me in from the start, I know I can count on one of her novels to fit the bill. I actually thought I had this one totally figured out, and then a surprise twist came out of NOWHERE in the final pages - I LOVE it when an author is able to sneak something past me! 💯👍 Cheers 🥂 to book 45/52!
I finally finished another book that qualifies for the @bookriot #ReadHarder challenge I’m trying to complete (I keep getting distracted with other books). Task 10 is a romance novel by or about a person of color. I wasn’t looking forward to this task because the few romance novels I’ve read in the past were super cheesy and downright silly. This one, however, was incredibly enjoyable and unexpected, with a protagonist that I related to a lot more than I thought I would. It kept me up late at night and actually makes me want to read more of the genre (& definitely more Hoang). I highly recommend this book for a quick, fun summer read 📖🌞