My two current reads. Little Women is my audiobook for commuting to and from work. I finally made it to Part 2.😍
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Wishing life had a “pause” button so I could get more reading time like this 🤓📖
I am absolutely flying through THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY - like seriously, I’m going to be done with it WAY too quickly if I’m not careful 😂🙈 I’m loving every moment of this read and, even though I’m not finished with it yet.... I think I’m ready to declare it my favorite Ruth Ware book. 😱
I wanted to take a moment to discuss the main character of this book, Hal. I know some of you have expressed concern/general tiredness over Ware’s tendency to write alcoholic, unlivable female leads. Now - don’t get me wrong - I’ve loved Ware’s books myself! But I can see where you might be ready for change. Hal, the main character of THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY, is the breath of fresh air you’ve been hoping for. 👍🏻 she’s a spunky, scrappy young woman who has been handed a rough deck of cards in life... and I use the “deck of cards” metaphor on purpose, because Hal is a tarot card reader as her job!! 😱🙌🏻 Hal isn’t exactly lovable right off the bat - but she’s engaging and resilient in a way that I absolutely love. 👌🏻
Who are some of your favorite protagonists in crime fiction?! 🕵🏻♀️
So I've had this Harry Potter gym top for a loooong time now and I've just got round to using it tonight! It's so comfy and loose enough to exercise in without getting all caught up!
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Coś dla wielbicieli Agathy Christie. Niby kryminał retro, ale pisany współcześnie. Lekka, przyjemna lektura, trochę kojarząca się ze "Starym kinem". Starsze pokolenie wie o co chodzi 😉. Na wieczór z kocykiem i kubkiem gorącej herbaty w sam raz. Może nie jest to porywające dzieło, najeżone psychologiczną papką i krwawymi jatkami, ale po całym zaganianym dniu, to taki dobry odstresowywacz (jest takie słowo?)😆
The top 5 countries to be an entrepreneur in 2018, according to U.S. News and World Report.
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“Do you know what this is, Potter?' Snape said, his eyes glittering dangerously again.
‘No,' said Harry, completely honestly this time.
‘It is Veritaserum – a Truth Potion so powerful that three drops would have you spilling your innermost secrets for this entire class to hear,' said Snape viciously. ‘Now, the use of this Potion is controlled by very strict Ministry guidelines. But unless you watch your step, you might just find that my hand slips –' he shook the crystal bottle slightly ‘– right over your evening pumpkin juice. And then, Potter ... then we’ll find out whether you’ve been in my office or not.’” 🍁🎃🍂 -
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Part of a book reading club! So far it's interesting. #🤓🤓🤓📚📚
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First, thank you to @netgalley , the Publisher: @doubledaybooks and the Author: @chrisbohjalian for the ARC of The Flight Attendant.
This book was a different kind of thriller for me. I'd categorize it as a slow burner thriller which honestly was not a bad thing, just a different change of pace. Funnily enough, I started and ended reading this book on a flight myself!
We start by meeting Cassie. She wakes up and realizes she's in another Man's room...again in another foreign country. She immediately feels shame and tells herself she's a mess and needs to stop doing this. Her memory is faint but she remembers bits and pieces about the plane ride there, where she meets someone named Alex and how she ended up getting to that hotel room that night. She hopes she can slip out and get back to her own hotel and get ready for her next flight however she's in for a big surprise when she's sees blood, lots and lots of blood on Alex and on herself. We continue to go through this journey with Cassie and the people around her. What happened that night? Who was there? Did Cassie do this? Who is Alex?
I think the best part of this book was about the last 10%. Honestly the ending got me good. I thought I had it figured out but I had no idea THAT is what would happen that's how this book earned the extra star from me, otherwise I would have give it a 3 star review. With a slow burner thriller I expect the book to not be full of twists and turns in most chapters, however I think throwing in some here and there would be good. I felt like the first 50% of this book was just Cassie freaking out. Yes, the mystery was definitely kept based on the ending but I feel like I may have needed a few more twists to keep me a tad bit more engaged.
The characters were hard to relate to just because I don't have the same lifestyle. The characters were good and certainly relatable to others, just not to me. I enjoyed learning through their perspectives though! I did however enjoy the humor of Ani. She was a great mix of professional and humor and I chuckled a few times throughout the chapters she was in.
Overall, I would recommend this. Check this out when it publishes in March!
9/52 is THE RUNAWAY SPECIES by @davideagleman who wrote Incognito which is one of my favorite books. I’ve heard many things about this book and I’m excited to read it. When it comes to actual excitement to read any books this year so far I’d say this one and Crushing It by @garyvee we’re at the top of my list. I never would have thought growing up that I’d actually love reading books. But it’s never too late to learn and apply. #TheDuckMeansFreedom#therunawayspecies#brainfood#read#52bookchallenge