Continuing my previous post about books published in 2019 that I want to read, Lithub helpfully published a rather comphreensive article about the books they’re excited about. I decided to just steal from them and underline the books that I’m excited about from the list of books they’re excited about. All quotes come from the […]Read More Plans for 2019: Books (2)
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, Penguin. From Goodreads: “Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of […]Read More Plans for 2019: Books*
I’m not a big series buff as I’m one of those people who prefer to rewatch series I have loved instead of discovering new things; furthermore, I’m more and more particular about the media I consume – which sounds incredibly pretentious but it’s not because I’m especially demanding, it’s because if I’m going to invest […]Read More Plans for 2019: Series
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell, Bloomsbury. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (this review will contain spoilers) Whenever I am faced with a one thousand page book I’m forced to ask: does the story sustain all these pages? Not many do. They easily become repetitive and pointless. Fortunately, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell does […]Read More Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Review
When we stumble upon a book the title is usually the first thing we notice. Titles and first lines are deemed elements that catch people’s attentions as they try to decide whether to read the book or not. So I thought it would be interesting to put together a list of great titled books that […]Read More Great Book Titles
Last month was a good time to buy books. There were lots of discounts in my local stores, including Black Friday, my favourite bookstore acquired loads of new used books, and I got some extra money to spend. So this explosive combination was the kick I needed to dangerously burden my bookshelves. As people repeatedly […]Read More Recent Book Haul!
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow, Viking. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Some books are just lovely. This is one of those. lovely story. Lovely characters. Lovely setting. It’s lovely in a very optimist and hopeful kind of way. Alexander Ilyich Rostov is a beautiful character. He’s an old fashioned hero, like Odysseus if Odysseus […]Read More A Gentleman in Moscow – Review