Tuesday, 3 August 2021

TMST


 

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8/3/2021  Do you like to read with others (buddy reads, readalongs, bookclubs, etc)?



I would love to be a part of a bookclub, I have participated in 2 years in one though. We all settle on a team and read different books and discuss. Because we realise how hard it is to get English books. So I shouldn't say I want to be a part of one when I am! It all counts. I guess I want to take part in more ;)




And then Carole and I settle on something every month too, of course we have chosen lots of movies lately ;) But it is fun and I enjoy discussing a book with someone who has just read it too.




What can be bad with clubs and that is that well sometimes you do feel the pressure to finish! That is why the bookclub I am a part of is no pressure at all, if you do not finish, then talk about that which you have read so far.





8/10/2021  Tell us about the best summer job you've had


8/17/2021 Do you ever buy physical copies of your NetGalley/Edelweiss approvals?


8/24/2021 Do you have any pets? Tell us about them (past or present)


8/31/2021 What books are you looking forward to reading in Fall 2021? (September-November)


Monday, 2 August 2021

Best of July

 






Happy August! HOW on EARTH are we this far along in 2021??????


Here are our best of July!


Best Book of the Month:


"Best book goes to Circe by Madeline Miller. Great!"






"The Perfect Play was the perfect short story for this summer!!!"









Best Movie of the Month:

Carole - "Nada for me this month."





"I haven't really watched any movies, but I watched this weird ass Finnish one with moon nazis, evil reptiles and a destroyed earth"









 

Best TV show of the Month:


Blodeuedd - Never Have I Ever & Atypical

"On tv I binged Never have I ever. I laughed, I cried."




"I also watched the last season of Atypical."










"Loved this show then, still love it now. Hilarious!"













Best Cover of the Month:


Carole - "So captivating!"















Blodeuedd - "Just look at him 😉"











Friday, 30 July 2021

A history of what comes next by Sylvain Neuvel

 

Series:Take Them to the Stars (#1)


304 pages, Hardcover


Published: March 4, 2021 by Michael Joseph


Historical fiction/ Science fiction


Library





I am still not sure how I feel about this one. On one hand I did want to know what would happen cos there were so many questions. But on the other hand, would I read more? I am not sure. The bad thing is there will be more so even though this one gave me a pretty good conclusion, there are still those questions.




Mi'a and her mother are some kind of aliens. Replicas going back 3000 years. Daughter being born always looking like the mother. Always on the run from the hunter. Somewhere way back they lost their knowledge and now they do not know where they come from and why they run. They only know they must reach the stars, avoid the hunter, and there can only be two....




Omg, why are they on earth? Why can there only be two? Why do they all look alike? S0 many questions, zero answers. Instead we get Mia and Sara working behind the scenes trying to make the Germans, the US, the Soviets create some rockets




So many why's, I do want questions, so maybe I will read more if I remember. But def from the library again.




Yes, pageturner, but, hard to like people in it






Mia is not sure what she is, but she isn't human. Smarter, stronger than her peers, all she knows are the rules: there can never be three for too long; always run, never fight.




When she finds herself in Germany, 1945, she must turn the Nazi's most trusted scientist with an offer: abandon the crumbling Nazi party, escape Germany with your life, come to work for the Americans building rockets.




But someone is watching her work. An enemy who's smarter, stronger, decidedly not human and prepared to do anything to retrieve something ancient that was long lost.




If only she had any idea what it was . . .


Thursday, 29 July 2021

Audio: A wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

 

Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells


Series: The Wallflowers, Book 5


Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins


Release date: 07-06-21


Publisher: HarperAudio


Historical romance


To review






A Christmas novella in July, just xmas in July tells me. Perfect. Though I did wish it had been longer so I could truly have experienced them falling in love.




Hannah is just a poor relation.




Rafe's family wants him to marry Lady Natalie, but then he meets Hannah.




She thinks he is no good, he fancies her. They are at a houseparty and keep on meeting, alone. But yes I wish it had been longer to truly feel the romance. Now they met, and fell so fast and then lived happily ever after. I mean, not even any drama! Omg, not that I miss drama, or do I? Still, it was a good one.




A short sweet novella





I like Mary Jane Wells, she is a great narrator (though I did not remember Swift being that Irish, but I liked it.)






The search for true love brought the Wallflowers together. Now happily married, these four delightful society women reunite once again to help a notorious rogue find happiness under the Christmas mistletoe...




Rafe Bowman has arrived in London to meet the aristocratic young woman he hopes to marry—Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lord and Lady Blandford. But the dashing American's shocking reputation has preceded him. Before he can claim Natalie's heart, Rafe must learn to navigate the conventions of London society to win her hand.




Even with the best teachers—four former Wallflowers experienced in the art of matchmaking—the wildly rich and very impatient Rafe discovers that wooing a bride is far more complicated than he expected. But Christmas is a time of magic—when a rake can become a romantic...and ignite passion in even the most strait-laced young lady's heart.


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