The past three months have been unreal. No words can describe my whirlwind of self-inflicted life changes – but it does reflect in the dark, dark reading choices. In no particular order, Part 2 of My Favourite Books of 2021.
I’m moving home, and reminding myself constantly that, “coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving,” (Terry Pratchett said that.) I stayed up reading overnight yesterday; or this morning. It felt good. Been a while since I did that. Then I ranted about the book on Goodreads. Sharing the rantContinue reading “Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong”
Book 1 of 2021. I have been seeing Normal People by Sally Rooney just about everywhere in the book blogging world, so I was keen to pick this book up when it was recommended to me. I like to read books that are not overly discussed at the moment, because then, I am afforded theContinue reading “Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney”
Hey, it’s January! This blog is getting ooold. Anyway, this post should have been written in December, but I have a lot of “looking ahead” bookish posts coming up and might as well start with this little unfinished Favourite Books Part 3. Links to the other two: Favourite Books of 2020 – Part 1 andContinue reading “Favourite Books of 2020 – Part 3”
Until the past couple of months, I’ve been reading a lot of very heavy, kind of sad content. 2020 has been a weepy year, book-wise. Men We Reaped is another book that moved me to tears. Synopsis – In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicide, and theContinue reading “Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward”
This post should be called: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – the good, the bad and the ugly. Here goes nothing.
*trigger warning for sexual abuse SO I’m still in that phase of “I don’t know what to do with this site.” I’ve done something with it, but I’m not yet happy with what I’ve done. However, I did read this book recently and it has certainly been difficult to get my mind off it. SoContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell”
While reviewing books, I have always had a problem with coming up with a good rating system, that I can follow irrespective of the genre, type, size and author of the book. I mostly just follow the Goodreads system. It goes like this: 1 star: Didn’t like it 2 stars: It was okay 3 stars:Continue reading “How do you rate books?”
The title of the novel The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett made me want to read it. When I started reading the novel, I hadn’t read any reviews or synopses and had no idea what to expect. It is the story of a notorious book thief and a clever rare-bookContinue reading “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett”
During the German Literature Month – November 2011, I received two books by the Nobel Prize in Literature winning author, Heinrich Böll as part of a giveaway (big thanks to Caroline @ Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy @ Lizzy’s Literary Life) – his first ever novel, The Train Was on Time and anotherContinue reading “Reading Heinrich Böll”