Cassie marzy o aktorstwie. Z tego powodu idzie na studia do Grove, gdzie poznaje tajemniczego Ethana. Chłopak wzbudza w niej emocje, których nikt inny nie jest w stanie wywołać, a co najważniejsze ma wrażenie, że on czuje to samo. Ethan natomiast nie chce związków, ani zbliżania sie do kogoś. Jest typowym bad boyem. Mimo świadomości i jego ostrzeżeń Cassie pozwala, aby Ethan złamał jej serce. Kilka lat później zranieni spotykają sie ponownie. Ethan, gotowy poświecić sie dla Cassie, ona z brakiem zaufania. Co wyniknie z tej relacji?
Dawno żadna książka aż tak mnie nie wciągneła. Nie mogłam sie od niej oderwać. To uczucie pomiedzy Ethanem i Cassie przepełniało moją dusze i, co rzadko mi sie zdarza, kibicowałam obu bohaterom.
A humor w tej książce? To dopiero coś! Praktycznie nigdy rzeczy, które w książkach powinny być śmieszne nie wywołują nawet uśmiechu. A tutaj? Co chwila śmiałam sie z przekomarzanek bohaterów. Powinniście sami się przekonać.
A jutro może zabiorę się za 2 tom!!!😍😍 Pełna recenzja na blogu 😍
#inmymailboxtoday was a happy surprise from @delreybooks!! SPINNING SILVER by Naomi Novik is on almost everyone’s TBR this year and I’m so excited to finally have a copy to read!!! Thank you, @randomhouse for sending it to me!! #spinningsilver#naominovik @getunderlined
It's very rainy and dark Chicago, which makes for great hiding under the blanket time but not the best light for photos. So, instead of a shot of my current read ("The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton) here's one of the most beautiful reading/writing spaces I know. Don't you just want to spend ALL your time here? 😍
What are you currently reading? Any fun bookish plans for the weekend?
Anyone else have books falling out their bags?? No? Just me? <- that’s a lot of questions marks -
Hey! Hello, I have news! Okay, basically I entered a writing competition a few weeks ago, and I received an email yesterday that stated: “We received hundreds of entries this year, and the standard of writing was extremely high. After a tough shortlisting process by our competition judges, I am pleased to tell you that your entry was chosen as the winner!” KSNNSBAJSJS! (That was me being excited by the way 😂)! I am so happy to have my writing actually enjoyed by people, and the prizes are totally bookish so I’m gonna share them with you guys. I receive:
- My work published on websites!
- A kindle fire!! - A hamper of chocolates - A ticket to the awards event where I will meet a variety of authors
- Books from all of the authors - And finally a signed book from the creators of the competition! -
Apart from that news that made my week, we have a book tag!! I was tagged by the fabulous @parchmentmagic for the #bodilybooks tag! -
📖 HEART (favourite romance): I don’t tend to read romance. Does TUOU count? -
📖 LUNG (a book that was a breath of fresh air): City of Bones -
📖STOMACH (book you were keen to digest): War Storm -
📖 LIVER (book that took on a controversial topic): The Hate U Give (please read it if you haven’t yet!)
📖KIDNEYS (book with no filter): ummm? Idk 😂
📖 INTESTINES (a really long book): Out of the one’s I have read, Lord of Shadows! -
Qotd: have you watched Thirteen Reasons Why on Netfilx? What are your opinions? I know that season two has people talking. (I’ve reviewed this book previously for those interested - go to March 13th - scratch that! Ignore March! I cringe at my old photos 😂)
"Everyone is faking it, all of them pretending to be something they're not. The whole world is built on lies and deceit." -Shari Lapena
I'm currently 60 pages into this and it's already SO intense. I can't wait to binge the rest this weekend.
What is everyone currently reading?
📚 #AllTheBooksJune18 - Books and Nature
📚 #JuneShelfAwareness - Books and Nature
📚 #WeTheBooksJune18 - Currently Reading
“What is rarely related is the fact that Life is every bit as devious as Death. Life will follow you in a taxi. It will bump into you by chance. It will work its way into your affections. And to do so it will beg, barter, collide, and if necessary, resort to chicanery.”
finished this book in about as opposite a setting to the story as possible: outside in a cute homely English garden VS within the grand Metropol hotel in twentieth century Moscow. Shame they haven’t invented teleportation and time travel for the sake of coordinated Instagram posts, isn’t it. 🤷♀️
Goodness me I loved this book! It had me wanting to overhear political gossip while dining on cutlets with perfectly paired wine, dress in dinner suits and retire to an attic room with a hidden study through the back of its wardrobe... the Count Alexander Rostov is a charming companion to be housebound with in the Metropol, his impeccable skills as a host and companion winning him surprising friends, from a curious young girl to a willowy actress to a seamstress to a head chef to a juggling maitre d’. I loved reading about these friendships developing and settling into the feeling of lifelong companionship, all in the four walls of a grand hotel.
Would highly recommend for someone who’d like their epic Russian novels to be rather more readable and playful than eg Tolstoy. It’s a little like grown up Wodehouse, maybe what would happen if Jeeves were the main character instead of Wooster (and also Russian...) But it also has serious and solemn and philosophical depths, expressed with wit but without saccharine. We’re talking Wilde (if you mixed Dorian Grey with the lighter plays) or Pratchett (if it was set in this world rather than the Disc). High praise indeed from me!👏
“In the vast expanse of this unpredictable wilderness, you will either become your best self and flourish, or you will run away, screaming from the dark and the cold and the hardship. There is no middle ground, no safe place; not here, in the Great Alone...”
Earlier this year I read Kristin Hannah’s ‘The Nightingale’ and it became one of the best books I’ve read this year, if not ever. I see no reason to compare the two other than to say that The Great Alone has now also been added to that list. In fact, I think I loved it even more. There are a number of reasons for this; the story itself is beautiful, brutal, heartbreaking and beautiful again. There are so many love stories in this book; love between mother and child, men and women (both young and old), the love between friends that creates community, the love we all have for the places and people we call home. This is a book that depicts just how fierce love and attachment can be, in both the very best and the very worst ways.
I could quite honestly go on and on about this one but I’ll stop for now! If you have any other Kristin Hannah recommendations, I’d love to hear them! ✨