I recently read The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu.
I ended up really enjoying this book. (Also, the audiobook is really well produced!) At first I had some difficulty with the switching pony of views, because it would follow one character for a while, and when I finally got attached to that character and storyline it would switch to a different on in a different time. I also had difficulty with how avoidable on of the main conflicts of the story.
But other than that it has tons of action, and I really liked how the ending turned out. Though I feel like if I had been more attached to the characters, the end would have been heartbreaking to me.
I ended up giving it 4 stars.
Opinião: Os Vampiros de Filipe Melo e Juan Cavia 5/5⭐️ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Debato-me com as palavras para a caracterização desta novela gráfica. Esta história é nacional e não apenas porque o seu argumentista é português. É nacional porque toca na dor do nosso país que, no silêncio, sofre os efeitos de uma guerra demasiado longa. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
A narrativa tem lugar na selva Guineense em dezembro de 1972. Um grupo de soldados portugueses atravessa o país, numa missão secreta, rumo ao Senegal. À medida que vão sendo consumidos pela paranóia e pelo cansaço, estes homens vão lutando não só com a morfologia do terreno inimigo, mas acima de tudo, com algo simultaneamente, sobrenatural e íntimo. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Com clara inspiração na letra da conhecida música de Zeca Afonso, Os Vampiros revisita um dos eventos históricos mais marcantes do século XX - a guerra colonial. Utilizando fenómenos aparentemente sobrenaturais, esta novela explora a angústia, dor, culpa e impotência de um conjunto de homens que, sem pedir, foram lançados num terreno a mais de dez mil quilómetros de distância da sua casa com o objetivo claro de matar. E assim, um bando de miúdos ascendeu à categoria de demónios ambicionando redenção. Os Vampiros é uma novela belíssima, do ponto de vista intelectual e gráfico. A arte de Juan Cavia responde, na perfeição, à complexidade do argumento de Filipe Melo sendo que cada capítulo se inicia com uma frase que tudo diz sobre a nossa identidade. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
“É a guerra aquele monstro que se sustenta das fazendas, do sangue, das vidas, e quanto mais come e consome tanto menos se farta”. Padre António Vieira, Sermões •
Feeling absolutely blessed in this community. 💜 Thank you all of for your kind comments in the last couple of days. You guys are so supportive. You rock!
When @mrsmurphyreads saw that I was reading LITTLE WOMEN, she let me use a hashtag her and a group of readers are using who are also reading this book: #wereadlittlewomen. I've picked this up because I want to read it before seeing the movie with my Aunt. It's been slow-growing because other books hold more priority, but I am liking it.😊
What are your reading tips for reading big books?
Rockstar Elijah Vance will sich nach der schlimmen Trennung von seiner Frau Heidi nun nur noch auf seine beiden kleinen Söhne und seine Band konzentrieren. Als eine zweimonatige US Tour seiner Band Aesthetic Ruin ansteht, will er die Beiden mitnehmen, doch seine Ex stellt dafür die Bedingung, Iris, die Nanny der Jungs, mitzunehmen. Elijah weiß natürlich, dass Iris die Augen und Ohren für seine Ex sein soll, denn sie wird im Sorgerechtskrieg alles gnadenlos gegen ihn verwenden, das ist so sicher, wie das Amen in der Kirche. Deshalb geht er sofort auf Abwehr und lässt sie sein Missfallen deutlich spüren. Dazu kommt der Umstand, dass im Gegensatz zu den meisten Frauen, denen er begegnet ist, diese hier nicht mit ihm schlafen will. Sie ist wunderschön, aber überhaupt nicht sein Typ. Sie ist ganz anders als Heidis glamouröse, umwerfende Schönheit. Sie ist eher natürlich, unschuldig. Die typische Pastorentochter. Ihre untadelige Art bringt Elijah ganz durcheinander. Worauf zur Hölle ist sie aus? Und wie soll er es schaffen, sie in den nächsten 8 Wochen nicht in Schwierigkeiten zu bringen? Das Einzige, was ihm einfällt, das Ganze nicht eskalieren zu lassen, ist offene Feindseligkeit. . .
#MyPerfectRuin ist ein gelungener Rockstar Roman von #CherrieLynn. Die Geschichte wird uns aus beiden Perspektiven erzählt, der Schreibstil ist flüssig und angenehm zu lesen, die Charaktere sind schön gezeichnet.
Iris ist Nanny mit Leib und Seele und sie liebt die beiden Jungs aus vollem Herzen. Elijah macht ihr das Leben allerdings von Anfang an schwer. Doch die Zeit, die die Beiden notgedrungen auf engstem Raum im Tourbus miteinander verbringen, lässt langsam Vorurteile schmelzen und komische Gefühle aufkommen. Iris kann ja kaum abstreiten, dass Elijah die fleischgewordene Sünde ist, aber seine ständig schwankenden Stimmungen sind für sie kaum zu ertragen.
Auch Elijah bemerkt, dass es wohl keine einzige Person auf der Erde gibt, mit der er weniger gemeinsam hat, doch Iris hat irgendwas an sich, dass ihn ganz wahnsinnig macht.
Gerne hätte ich ein bisschen Interaktion zwischen den Bandenmitgliedern gehabt. Das untypische Siezen hat mich wirklich ein bisschen genervt.
𝐇𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐘 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐃𝐀𝐘 @ReneeCarlino
#TheLastPost is 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 💜
❥❥❥ 𝐋𝐢𝐍𝐊 𝐢𝐍 𝐁𝐢𝐎
“See you on the other side.”
Laya Marston’s husband, Cameron, a daredevil enthusiast, always said this before heading off on his next adventure. He was the complete opposite of her, ready and willing to dive off a cliff-face, or parachute across a canyon—and Laya loved him for it. But she was different: pragmatic, regimented, devoted to her career and to supporting Cameron from the sidelines of his death-defying feats.
Opposites attract, right?
But when Cameron dies suddenly and tragically, all the stages of grief go out the window. Laya becomes lost in denial, living in the delusion that Cameron will come back to her. She begins posting on his Facebook page, reminiscing about their life together, and imagining new adventures for the two of them.
Micah Evans, a young and handsome architect at Laya’s father’s firm, is also stuck––paralyzed by the banal details of his career, his friendships, and his love life. He doesn’t know what he’s looking for, only that there is someone out there who can bring energy and spirit to the humdrum of his life.
When Micah discovers Laya’s tragic and bizarre Facebook posts, he’s determined to show Laya her life is still worth living. Leaving her anonymous gifts and notes, trying to recreate the sense of adventure she once shared with her late husband, Micah finds a new passion watching Laya come out of the darkness. And Laya finds a new joy in the experiences Micah has created for her.
But for Laya, letting another man in still feels like a betrayal to her late husband. Even though Micah may be everything she could wish for, she wonders if she deserves to find happiness again.
📚 🌟 📚 💜 📚 🌟 📚
3 minutes ago
🌼 QOTD: ▶ What are you all reading? ◀️️🌼
️🌼 ▪️Hello everyone, what have you (been) up to today?
▪Just moving around to house, doing house work and some bookmark stuff.
🌼 AOTD: I'm actually in a reading slump..
▪️I started reading Cress so long ago. Then I started some book by Nora Roberts...
▪️Now I don't ready any of them. Don't get me wrong they're good, the problem is in me. 😧
🌼 TAGS/Challenges ➡️
🌼️ ▶ What are you all reading? ◀️🌼
▪️Hope you have (had) wonderful Tuesday everyone. 💗 💗
How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer is an interesting look at the way we make decisions. Despite what we like to tell ourselves, nearly every decision we make comes from our gut/instinct/emotions, and then we make up seemingly logical and rational explanations for them.
Some of us struggle with trusting that instinct, but it's namely because we don't deal well with failure. When we make choices that are in alignment with how we feel, we feel better. Seems simple in theory, in practice, not so much.
Lehrer has a casual writing style, and does well to integrate some pretty deep neurological research into an easily accessible read.
@nerdlounge_at hat mich zu #5factsaboutme getagged und deshalb tadaaaa gibt es diesmal ein Foto von mir. Natürlich mit Buch aber ohne sonstigen Firlefanz. Auf gehts 1️⃣ Mein zweiter Name ist „Chaos“ meine Gedanken, Worte und Taten springen ständig hin und her. Für mich macht das immer alles Sinn aber alle Menschen um mich herum sind nach einem Zusammentreffen mit mir oft noch verwirrter als ich. 2️⃣ Entweder ich sage Wochen lang kein Wort oder ich quatsche so viel, dass dem anderen die Ohren bluten 3️⃣ Ich verstehe diesen Schuhtick nicht, den Frauen angeblich haben sollen. Was nicht zu meinen Turnschuhen passt, kaufe ich nicht. 4️⃣ ich bin unglaublich ungeduldig, wenn ich mir etwas in den Kopf gesetzt habe, muss ich es sofort umsetzen. 5️⃣ Kennt ihr die Leute, die zwei Stunden bevor ihr zum abfährt am Bahnhof sitzen? Nö? Jetzt kennt ihr einen. Mich. Ich plane alles ein. Verspätung, Erdbeben, Umleitung über Timbuktu. Leider bin ich dann auch immer ziemlich unausstehlich. ⛔️ So das wars. Wenn ihr mir trotzdem noch folgt... Yeah aber jetzt könnt ihr nicht mehr sagen, ihr hättet es nicht gewusst. 🤣 Ich tagge @sugarsweetangel85 und @secret_bookdreams_and_more und wer immer möchte #bookish#bookstagrammer#bookstagram#bibliophile#crazybutiknowit#bookphotography#inlovewithhades
4 minutes ago
Holy hot 🥵 🔥 damn!! 🎉 ITS RELEASE DAY 🎉
@ashleyjadeauthor is one of my favorite little devious writers, and she knocks us out of the park with this high school tale.
Now I know what you’re thinking, high school? Ew! But I promise you, this book is literary perfection!
Go one click it, or it’s free with KU!
Happy release day, Queen!!
(unbezahlte werbung) | english text below :)
freitag ist es endlich soweit und die dritte staffel von „Tote Mädchen lügen nicht“ erscheint auf netflix.
ich erinnere mich noch daran, wie ich dieses buch innerhalb einer nacht durchgelesen habe, weil ich es so packend fand. es war spannend und bedrückend zugleich. wie fandet ihr das buch und dessen umsetzung? gefällt euch die fortführung der geschichte in form einer zweiten und dritten staffel?
on friday, the third season of “13 Reasons Why“ will finally be released on netflix.
i remember pulling an all-nighter on this book because hannah‘s story completely absorbed me. it was thrilling and depressing at the same time. what do you think of the book and its adaptation? do you like its continuation as a second and third season?
Kindle Price:$13.99 today
Author: Stephen King #stephenking
Book: The Outsider: A Novel
4.4 out of 5 stars (4,105) Reviews
One of my top 5 authors (Pet Sematary was the very first book I read of this amazing author😍🤩) NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—soon to be an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn!
An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
5 minutes ago
Started this beauty and I have to say I’m absolutely loving it! •
What are you guys up to these days? Been busy with work and school but still trying to get a little reading done •
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
The ultimate book-lover's fantasy, featuring a young scholar with the power to bring literary characters into the world, for fans of The Magicians, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, and The Invisible Library.
For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob -- a young lawyer with a normal house, a normal fiancee, and an utterly normal life -- hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his life's duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other. But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world... and for once, it isn't Charley's doing.
There's someone else who shares his powers. It's up to Charley and a reluctant Rob to stop them, before these characters tear apart the fabric of reality. •
5 minutes ago
Let’s talk music...do you enjoying listening to music while reading or working? I’m a bit of a mix of both—typically I need total silence for reading, but don’t mind some background music while I’m writing and doing thesis work. Lately though I’ve been enjoying the soothing, inspiring sounds of @alexstreliski, a neoclassical pianist I recently discovered who also happens to be from my city, Montreal!
I’ve been using my @sudio wireless earbuds to listen to her album Inscape on repeat—it’s the perfect soundtrack for feeling both grounded and uplifted which is exactly what I need to get me through the writing of my last thesis chapter. There will obviously still be a ton of work and editing to be done, but I’m already getting excited to see how the final product takes shape.
If you need to get inspired, plugged in, and focused to get some goals checked off your list, don’t forget to use my code COZYCUPFUL for 15% off a pair of your own @sudio earbuds. I’m using the Tolv model, but they also have a ton of other styles (link in bio). Happy Tuesday! 🧡
Thank you so much @europaeditions for this copy of BILLIE by Anna Gavalda!! This is a weird little book that I didn’t really understand. It was originally written in French and translated to English later, so maybe there was some story lost in translation.
What was the last book you read that you would describe as “weird”? This is mine!
Billie is trapped in the mountains with her injured friend, and as they spend the night under the stars, she recounts their friendship and why he means so much to her.
I read it in one sitting. The ending had me like “whaaaaa” which I did not expect from this. The main struggle I had was the lack of direction, lack of plot, and overall confusion as to what was happening. I think rereading this would be a lot more enjoyable now that I know what’s happening!
Wishing I was right here on my comfy couch with my doggies, but knowing I have a three-day weekend coming up this week is helping me feel like I may truly survive this busy week. I can’t wait to get up north with my family and do some hiking and relaxing! 🥰
I’m ALMOST done reading Clash of Kings, the second book in the “Game of Thrones” series. It’s still keeping me entertained, but tackling 800-page books is no joke. I’ve somehow ended up reading a TON of massive books this year, which I’m sure contributes to my lower “number of books read” total as compared to last year, which is fine by me! 🙌🏻🥰
What’s a big book that’s on your TBR? How many pages is it? Do you have plans to tackle it anytime soon? 📚
8 minutes ago
Oh my heart ♥️ this pic by @lulumoonowlbooks is just gorgeous and is a piece of art. Ariel, Disney, rich colours and books 😍😍😍📚🌟♥️