BOOK CLUB - the first video of my non fiction book club is now live! Link is in the bio! This months book was You do you by Sarah Knight, watch to see my thoughts and how I intend to implement it. Fancy joining in? Head over and see how you can get involved. Want to know what next months book is? I kinda give it away here, spoiler in the pic
Book 7 of 2018 : Born a Crime; Stories From A South African Childhood - I must admit that prior to reading this book, I knew little or nothing about the author. I was not so sure what to expect. Actually I was expecting a cliché story. You know, the regular "how I rose to fame against all odds" kinda story (not like there's anything wrong with a book with this storyline). -
I was wrong! This is such a fascinating, funny and compelling book that gives an insight to the life, family and upbringing of Trevor Noah during and after apartheid in South Africa. Totally enjoyed reading it -
Interesting review of
my book Manic Kingdom: "Erin is crazy with a strange brain, but her book is like getting kicked in the gonads while taking a shot of Tequila at 5AM. It's a sharp, painful awakening. The medicine doesn't work for her. Therapy doesn't work. It takes her kissing medical school and her old life goodbye and a dangerous romance with a mysterious madman for her to find cures for her broken mind. This isn't a self-help book, but the reader will definitely pick up several themes and invaluable truths on how to promote mental wellbeing. ( Though readers definitely shouldn't do what she did to discover them.) It's a fascinating true story, but reads like fiction, and even though there were times I wanted to grab the main character and shake her, I have a feeling I'll read it again some day." ♀️♀️♀️
You can grab a copy of #manickingdom from Amazon, my website ( link in bio) Barnes&Noble online.
☆☆☆ Spoiler Alert ☆☆☆
If you are planning on reading this book and don't want any insight ahead... don't proceed further.
So Chapter One... you have my full attention. My hesitation has fallen away after taking a many few pauses to really digest these concepts.
There were so many spots highlighted as I smiled to myself during a crazy early morning commute. This paragraph feels to be a perfect explanation in a nutshell.
The writing style is raw, direct and matter of fact - a lot of thought has clearly gone into his theory. And his logic is simple and relatable.
I almost feel as though I am sitting across from the writer at the pub, beers in hand discussing life... and I love that feeling.
I have decided my reading strategy will be a break between chapters to fully digest the concept - but this book could quite easily be devoured in one sitting.
Kitabımız Charlie'nin dersin ortasında hafızasını kaybetmesi ile başlıyor. Dersin hemen ardından okulun yemekhanesinde karşılaştığı ve erkek arkadaşı olan Silas'ın da hiçbir şey hatırlamadığı anlaşılınca çiftimiz başlarına ne geldiğini öğrenmek için birlikte gerçeğin peşine düşüyorlar.
Birinci bölümün sonuna geldiğimizde Charlie ve Silas'ın ilişkileri ve aileleri hakkında pek çok gerçek de açığa çıkmış oluyor. Ancak ikinci bölümün başında Charlie'nin gizemli bir şekilde ortadan kaybolması ve
Silas'ın yaşadıkları hafıza kaybının daha öncede gerçekleştiğini söyleyen bir mektup bulması bana tekrar kitabın başına döndüğümü hissettirdiği için sevmedim.
Nihayet üçüncü bölüme geldiğimizde hafızalarını bir kez daha kaybediyorlar. Ancak bu kez ellerinde başlarına tam olarak neler geldiğini anlatan mektuplar var. Bu sayede de finale hızla ilerliyoruz ve Charlie'nin babası ile ilgili bir takım sırlar da ifşa olduktan hemen sonraa Charlie ile Silas'ın neden sürekli hafızalarını kaybettiklerine dair teorilerini de öğreniyoruz.
Arkadaşlar bu ben kitabın sonunu beğenmedim. Ancak Colleen Hoover ve Tarryn Fisher öyle iyi yazmışlar ki 'hadi canım oradan' diye diye okuyup bitirdim. Bence oldukça güzel bir gençlik kitabı. Genç arkadaşlara tavsiye ederim. Üç kitaba toplamda verdiğim puansa 5 üzerinden 4. • @ninasbooktalk #kitap#kitapkurdu#okudumbitti#aslaasla#nevernever#colleenhoover#tarrynfisher#genclikkitaplari#youngadult#kitapligim#bookstagram#book#bookshelf#bookreview#bookpictures#igbooks#booklovers#bookworm
Es hat eine kleine Weile gedauert, bis ich es nun endlich noch ins Kino geschafft habe zur Verfilmung dieses Buches: „Ruf mich bei deinem Namen“ von André Aciman ist eines meiner Herzensbücher. Die (im Nachhinein wie immer viel zu kurze) Liebesgeschichte von Oliver und Elio währt einen Sommer im Italien der 1980er-Jahre, und über weite Strecken ist es natürlich auch eine Geschichte ihrer Selbstfindung. Elios Eltern nehmen über den Sommer für einige Wochen einen amerikanischen Doktoranden bei sich auf, Oliver, der die Zeit für seine wissenschaftliche Arbeit nutzt. Zwischen ihm und dem einige Jahre jüngeren Schüler Elio entwickelt sich auf intellektueller wie erotischer Ebene eine Geschichte von Distanzierung und Annäherung, die schließlich in einer gemeinsamen Reise nach Rom endet, ehe Oliver in die Vereinigten Staaten zurückkehren muss.
Mit Timothée Chalamet und Armie Hammer in den Hauptrollen glänzend besetzt, läuft die Verfilmung des Romans, „Call Me by Your Name“ (Regisseur: Luca Guadagnino), seit Anfang des Monats in den deutschen Kinos. James Ivory wurde für seine Arbeit am Drehbuch dieses Jahr mit dem Oscar ausgezeichnet. Auch der Autor André Aciman hat in dem Film einen kurzen Auftritt. Über die Unterschiede zur literarischen Vorlage könnte man viel schreiben, auch über die symbolische Ebene des Films und seine Sinnlichkeit. Jedenfalls bin ich von dem Film sehr hingerissen und begeistert.
Meine Ausgabe von Acimans Roman in der deutschen Übersetzung von Renate Orth-Guttmann stammt übrigens aus dem Jahr 2008
Randbemerkung: Anlässlich seines 255. Geburtstages musste Jean Paul hier unbedingt mit ins Bild.
****REVIEW**** / The Wedding Date / 4-Stars: SUCH A SWEET TREAT!: TWD by Jasmine Guillory is simply delicious, feel-good fiction! It's fluff at it's very best. Strangers, Alexa and Drew get stuck in a hotel elevator. Next thing you know, she's agreeing to accompany him to his ex's wedding. What should have been just a weekend "thing" turns into much more! As Alexa and Drew fell in love, I fell in love with their journey, cheering them on along the way. /// So, first, Alexa and Drew eat A LOT in this book. One wouldn't usually bring that up in a review. All of us eat, right? No, these two EAT...pizza, donuts, tacos...more donuts. Ain't no shame in Alexa's game...she tears some donuts and coffee up! It's refreshing. And, they "get it on" every chance they get. The passion is real and steamy. /// What I LOVED the most was the representation of upwardly mobile Black females in this book. Both Alexa and her sister are lawyers. They don't need saving. However, while independent, Alexa is also insecure. She's cute, short, Black and curvy (yasssssss...'cause that's me), but she's always comparing herself to the tall, blond, skinny women in Drew's past. This bothered me some, but then it dawned on me that such insecurity is expected , especially in an interracial relationship where the neither party has ever dated outside their race before. /// About Drew, at times, I found him immature. The author attempted to play upon his "white privilege"...that he was a man who always got what he wanted or didn't understand certain things, but to me he just came off as a spoiled brat (for lack of a better description). /// This book is ALL fluff. There is no real conflict as to why these two can't be together. The "event" that the author would led us to believe would strain their relationship isn't that serious. I think the author missed out on an opportunity to create some real conflict and add some substance to the book, but I loved it anyway. It's funny, carefree and an easy- breezy read!