Here we go! My first review on here! ✨ I bought “Lullaby” (or “The Perfect Nanny” in the US) months ago and I must have read the first chapter about 3 times but I’ve always put it down and forgotten about it! I found it in a pile of books today and I’ve just read it in one sitting! ✨ Unfortunately, I’m quite upset that my first review on here isn’t a very positive one... ✨ While Slimani’s writing style may be poetic in French, I didn’t feel that this translated well into English. The story, even from the beginning sentence, did not grip me at all! It’s one of those books that I feel I read just to get out the way. It’s described as a “thriller,” but in reality I found it to be a 200 page character study with 10 pages dedicated to the crime committed. Although it’s a short read, it felt like it was twice as long than it actually is due to the severe lack of dialogue in it. I felt myself getting tired reading through pages upon pages of vast description. ✨ Every cloud has a silver lining though! I’m now going to donate this book to a charity shop where hopefully someone who can enjoy it will pick it up 😊 #booklover#booklovers#book#books#bookstagram#bookstagramer#bookstagramcommunity#booknerd#bookworm#bookworms#booknerds#bookreview#bookreviews#bookclub#lullaby#leilaslimani
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BOOK REVIEW: Educated, by Tara Westover I had heard this book was amazing, but as non fiction is not my favorite genre, I put it off. I was wrong! I ended up listening on audio but am thrilled to have a hard copy too! This is the memoir of Tara Westover as she grows up in a religious family, who denounced the government and formal education. We watch Tara grow older and question her parents and start to make her own decisions. The story reads smoothly and like fiction. Tara is a role model. She is brave, fierce, motivated, and everything I hope to be. 5 ⭐️, not a doubt in my mind. #educated#tarawestovereducated#readersofig#readersofinstagram#booksoutside#bookstagram#booklover#booksharks#bibliophile#bookreview
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo . This book has been very buzzed about but with mixed reviews. After reading it, I can definitely see both sides. The book was enthralling, but it felt like watching a salacious documentary at the expensive of the subjects. The “three women” it follows over ten years have complicated romantic situations, but not sure that anything can really be drawn from their stories about female desire like the author tries. Read it for juicy stories but not for much more substance.
I finally finished reading The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (One of my Hubby @duncansillars’s choices for our recent BookTube collab video, Hubby Chooses My TBR! Link to my channel in the bio.) a wee while ago. For the most part I really enjoyed it. But... There were a few bits that I found a tad dry and ever so slightly tedious. It was very much a product of its time. I also felt it was ever so slightly sexist towards women describing them as weaker than men and basically unable to deal with life in the same way as a man! 🤦🏻♂️😳 It was published in the early 1900s so I guess we have to overlook those sentiments as they come from a very different society to how we live today. For the most part the story was good and beautifully written. Would I read it again though?... Probably not! Even though I own this copy would I have chosen to read it of my own accord?... Probably not! My next read is a quick little one. Three stories written in diary entry form. These stories were originally published in the early 1920s. They discuss gender and desire, sexual awakening and youth. They are told from the perspective of two fourteen year olds, a boy and a girl and 40 year old woman who wishes not to return to her youth but to kill herself rather than fall in love. The stories are also, apparently, darkly funny, full of wit and worldly innuendo. This edition is published by Faber and Faber and is part of the Faber Stories series. It was a recent purchase from the gorgeous @typewronger bookshop in Edinburgh. The Lydia Steptoe Stories by Djuna Barnes. #thelydiasteptoestories#djunabarnes#currentlyreading#bookstagram#instabooks#instabookstagram#igreads#igbooks#booklover#bibliophile#bookworm#booknerd#bookaddict#bookcollector#avidreader#booksbooksbooks#bookseverywhere#lostinbooks#readersofinstagram#somanybookssolittletime#bookjunkie#ilovebooks#homelibrary#reading#bookgeek#cantgetenoughofbooks#thatbooksmell#voraciousreader#bookaremydrug
💬 Oi, gente. Hoje vim comentar sobre "Três coroas negras", escrito pela Kendare Blake e publicado por aqui pela @globolivros. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📖 Nessa história, vamos conhecer três irmãs da Ilha de Fennbirn, mas apenas uma delas poderá ser a Rainha da ilha após o Ano da ascenção, quando elas devem mostrar suas habilidades e a mais forte vencerá. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📖 As três irmãs foram separadas quando pequenas, sendo cada uma delas enviadas para um local da Ilha: Katherine, para o lar dos envenenadores; Arsinoe, para o lugar dos naturalistas; e Mirabella, para o templo dos Elementais. Cada um delas com sua habilidade, mas quem se destacará? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📖 O livro adota um ritmo intenso nas primeiras páginas, quando ocorre a apresentação dos vários núcleos de personagens presentes nesse primeiro livro da série. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📖 Narrado nos três núcleos das irmãs, ao final do livro conseguiremos ver esses núcleos se tornarem um só. O ritmo do livro é diferente e seus personagens contém várias camadas a serem exploradas nos próximos volumes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📖 Espero conseguir prosseguir com a série em breve. Já leram?