16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Rating: 2.5/5Quick thoughts: Technically the title should have been 17 Things I Thought Were True, not 16. Misnomer aside, this book also contained quite a few typographical/editing errors. While one or two errors do regularly slip past into publication, I get distracted when there are more than that. Nonetheless, I feel that 16 Things I thought Were True is a very relevant contemporary work of fiction. Social media is here to stay and it was firmly embedded in Morgan’s life, which I definitely appreciated. Beyond that though, this book turned out to be pretty average.
Full review on Word Revel.

16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler

Rating: 2.5/5
Quick thoughts: Technically the title should have been 17 Things I Thought Were True, not 16. Misnomer aside, this book also contained quite a few typographical/editing errors. While one or two errors do regularly slip past into publication, I get distracted when there are more than that. Nonetheless, I feel that 16 Things I thought Were True is a very relevant contemporary work of fiction. Social media is here to stay and it was firmly embedded in Morgan’s life, which I definitely appreciated. Beyond that though, this book turned out to be pretty average.

Full review on Word Revel.

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August book challenge ☀️- day 22: Bookstack
Bambi and a small selection of my TBR pile.

catsreadbookstoo:

August book challenge ☀️- day 22: Bookstack

Bambi and a small selection of my TBR pile.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Rating: 2/5Quick thoughts: Curiosity got the better of me thanks to the overwhelming hype for the series, especially with the release of Isla and the Happily Ever After about a week ago. I expected a fun romance with Paris as the beautiful backdrop. After all, I kept seeing people gush over Anna and Étienne. I wanted in on that.
Sadly, I was left very confused and annoyed by the time I finished reading the book. I was confused as to why anyone would love and praise Anna and the French Kiss to the heavens, and annoyed because this is not the sweet romance I felt I had been promised.
Still, Perkins does have a way with words that makes her writing style very well-suited to the genre, so I will give Lola and the Boy Next Door a chance. I hope it will not be riddled with all the problems that prevented me from enjoying Anna and the French Kiss.
Full book review on Word Revel.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Rating: 2/5
Quick thoughts: Curiosity got the better of me thanks to the overwhelming hype for the series, especially with the release of Isla and the Happily Ever After about a week ago. I expected a fun romance with Paris as the beautiful backdrop. After all, I kept seeing people gush over Anna and Étienne. I wanted in on that.

Sadly, I was left very confused and annoyed by the time I finished reading the book. I was confused as to why anyone would love and praise Anna and the French Kiss to the heavens, and annoyed because this is not the sweet romance I felt I had been promised.

Still, Perkins does have a way with words that makes her writing style very well-suited to the genre, so I will give Lola and the Boy Next Door a chance. I hope it will not be riddled with all the problems that prevented me from enjoying Anna and the French Kiss.

Full book review on Word Revel.

A few days ago I found The Night Circus on Overdrive but couldn’t decide if I should pick the ebook or the audiobook, so I borrowed both. But when I started listening, I was so delighted to recognize the narrator’s voice—the narrator of one of my favourite TV shows, Pushing Daisies.

Jim Dale fits perfectly because he sounds and speaks like a classic storyteller, which splendidly reflects the mystical tone of the book. I’ve listened to a little more than two hours so far and I’ve loved every minute of it!

A few days ago I found The Night Circus on Overdrive but couldn’t decide if I should pick the ebook or the audiobook, so I borrowed both. But when I started listening, I was so delighted to recognize the narrator’s voice—the narrator of one of my favourite TV shows, Pushing Daisies.

Jim Dale fits perfectly because he sounds and speaks like a classic storyteller, which splendidly reflects the mystical tone of the book. I’ve listened to a little more than two hours so far and I’ve loved every minute of it!

On the blog: Book Cover Culture #3: Delirium Trilogy
I decided to compare the US, UK and German book covers of the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. They are so different from one another, a single glance isn’t enough to confirm that they’re all covers of the same books. I think it’s interesting how cultures and translations can affect covers so much. Take a look, then vote for your preferred cover on Word Revel.

On the blog: Book Cover Culture #3: Delirium Trilogy

I decided to compare the US, UK and German book covers of the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. They are so different from one another, a single glance isn’t enough to confirm that they’re all covers of the same books. I think it’s interesting how cultures and translations can affect covers so much. Take a look, then vote for your preferred cover on Word Revel.

On the blog: Where’s My Book Mail?
Yay! New books in the mail! I’m always excited about new books but lately I’ve also been quite disappointed because delivery takes so much longer than it should. Not a single one of the four books I ordered from the Book Depository at the end of July arrived by the latest day of their estimation. I even did the math to prove I’m not exaggerating.

On the blog: Where’s My Book Mail?

Yay! New books in the mail! I’m always excited about new books but lately I’ve also been quite disappointed because delivery takes so much longer than it should. Not a single one of the four books I ordered from the Book Depository at the end of July arrived by the latest day of their estimation. I even did the math to prove I’m not exaggerating.

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This aptly summarizes my entire being. Case in point, it is currently 4 a.m.
I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie SarnOriginally published as Un foulard pour Djelila,translated from French by Y. Maudet
Rating: 4.5/5Quick thoughts: Simple as the prose may be, the story is anything but. I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister is such a a sad book, exploring the lives of two Muslim sisters living in France. They each yearn for freedom in a different way, and ironically are both faced with discrimination—one for being too conservative, and the other for being too liberal. I would definitely recommend this book because it grapples with important cultural and religious sensitivities that cannot be ignored, especially because this story is based on a true event: the chilling death of French girl Sohane Benziane, who was of Algerian descent.
Full review on Word Revel.

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn
Originally published as Un foulard pour Djelila,
translated from French by Y. Maudet

Rating: 4.5/5
Quick thoughts: Simple as the prose may be, the story is anything but. I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister is such a a sad book, exploring the lives of two Muslim sisters living in France. They each yearn for freedom in a different way, and ironically are both faced with discrimination—one for being too conservative, and the other for being too liberal. I would definitely recommend this book because it grapples with important cultural and religious sensitivities that cannot be ignored, especially because this story is based on a true event: the chilling death of French girl Sohane Benziane, who was of Algerian descent.

Full review on Word Revel.

partnersinbooks:

Went home to such a great surprise!! 1st Book Dep order success!!! ♥


Tempted. So very tempted to order myself a copy from TBD too.

partnersinbooks:

Went home to such a great surprise!! 1st Book Dep order success!!! ♥

Tempted. So very tempted to order myself a copy from TBD too.

Surround yourself with books.

Surround yourself with books.

Bookstore vs. Library

Survey time! Because I’m curious about what other bibliophiles prefer. Please answer this question for me: Do you usually buy or borrow the books you read?

On the blog: Never Without a Book, Always a Book in My Bag
There are some things that we carry with us wherever we go; our keys, wallets and mobile phones are some of such items. I believe that books count among these essentials. This is why I always carry at least a book, my Kindle or my iPad with me, so that I am never in want of reading material.

On the blog: Never Without a Book, Always a Book in My Bag

There are some things that we carry with us wherever we go; our keys, wallets and mobile phones are some of such items. I believe that books count among these essentials. This is why I always carry at least a book, my Kindle or my iPad with me, so that I am never in want of reading material.

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