Another winner from Sophie Kinsella! Sylvie Winter, the MC, was the usual heart of gold, slightly ditzy woman, who lurches from one comedic disaster to another, that Kinsella writes so well. As a result there was the usual laughs and feel good emotions but the extra something with Surprise Me was that it was written in a way that the reader could read between the lines to the darker themes at work.
Tagged by @bookbookowl to do #fiveanimalsidekicks .
Grimalkin, The Iron Fey series. The Giant Eagles, LOTR (Why didn't they just drop the ring in Mt. Doom, would have saved a lot of mucking around! ).
Fawkes, Harry Potter. Aslan, Narnia series.
Pilot, Jane Eyre.
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Trouble seems to follow Luce, but according to her parents, perhaps she is just troubled. When she is sent to a reform school she meets a group of unique individuals, including hot and cold Daniel. Despite not being able to pinpoint it, Luce has the feeling that she knows him from somewhere or has met him before, but can’t quite place where. As the story unfolds, true identities are brought to light and everything changes. Thoughts in a nutshell The first 3/4 of the story were largely uneventful, but was written in a way that was surprisingly engaging, and made me want to just keep reading. I am really looking forward to reading the next books in this series Read because: it has been sitting on my shelf for literally years.
3 words - teenagers, love, troubled What 3 words would you use? .
~Abhijnanasakuntalam by Kalidasa. Famously known as “The Recognition of Sakuntala”, this was the first ever translation made of an Indian play into Western languages.
This famous play refashions an episode from the Mahabharata, magnificently dramatizing the love story of Shakuntala, a girl of semi-celestial origin, and Dushyanta, a noble human king. A series of unfortunate events leads to their separation, and then play is about how they are eventually rejoined.
Hello lovelies! I hope you all had an amazing Saturday! I got to spend the day with my best friend (whom I haven't seen since last June) and it was awesome. We went to the bookstore and pretty much touched every single book there (ok, almost). Did you do anything exciting today?