I need bookshelf advice! 🤔📚
When we moved last year this bookshelf was one of the first things we decorated. I’ve always loved how this little corner of our living room looks. These books are some of the first I got post grad-school (graduation meant I finally had time to read again!), I can’t help but display #MegWolitzer colorful books, and a book an old friend who recently passed had badgered me I needed to read until I went out and bought it and had to sent constant updates and thoughts as I read.
But moving into our new home meant I could finally have a space as “my library” and reading nook (named The Cattic 😸.) We finally started putting up shelves and soon I’ll move my book collection up there.
So I’m torn: do I leave these books here? Do I change them out so they hold my favorite books? Should this be a spot for my #tbr pile?
How do you organize your bookshelves?
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From now through the #DoctorWho season finale, we'll include a free pencil with every book order!
What did you think of "Ascension of the Cybermen"?
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MY TIME AMONG THE WHITES by JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET
When I first saw the title I thought to myself: “Is this about surviving white academia? Hell yeah sign me up!”
This is an essay collection by a passing white Cuban-American that discusses the struggles of being the first generation college student. The burden of knowing that the education your parents dream so much for you to access is what, essentially, ends up creating the greatest distance between you and your parents. It is both a blessing and a curse. I never understood or saw this before reading this book, but damn. It hurts. She also explores how we no longer see the world the same, even the most simple things we used to enjoy with our families become complex. I highlighted half of this book… so much of it resonated with me. The micro-aggresions. The pros and cons of being a white latina with almost no accent. It’s all here. It exposes you. It makes you think hard about this so called “American dream.”
READ IT IF:
🙃You have had to deal with white people in Academia.
✨If you your parent’s “american dream”
🤡Someone who can’t relate to this narrative and would like to, for once, LEARN ABOUT IT ON YOUR OWN as opposed to asking “so, you are an immigrant/latinx/first generation college student, what do you think about x,y,z?”
I mean, if academia is not enough of a trigger, I don’t know how to help you🤷🏻♀️ #academia#mytimeamonfthewhites#firstgenerationcollegestudent#firstgenerationimmigrant#immigrantstruggle#CUNY#SUNY#collegestudent#collegestruggle#whiteacademia
The long journey to Jake Palmer by James L Rubart
Goodreads rating 4.12
RM 10 excluding postage
Book condition 7/10 with fold mark on front cover and clean pages
Dm us to purchase or for further enquiries 🌼
What if there was a place where everything wrong in your life could be fixed?
Corporate trainer Jake Palmer coaches people to see deeper into themselves—yet he barely knows himself anymore. Recently divorced and weary of the business life, Jake reluctantly agrees to a lake-house vacation with friends, hoping to escape for ten days.
When he arrives, Jake hears the legend of Willow Lake—about a lost corridor that leads to a place where one’s deepest longings will be fulfilled.
Jake scoffs at the idea, but can’t shake a sliver of hope that the corridor is real. And when he meets a man who mutters cryptic speculations about the corridor, Jake is determined to find the path, find himself, and fix his crumbling life.
I stayed up until 3 last night binging @toalltheboysnetflix part 2 because it was the first opportunity I had to watch the whole thing...and now I’m watching it again tonight while organizing my life for this week.
Damn do I love the innocence of a beautiful YA romance.
Also I love @noahcentineoreal and his portrayal of Peter K, but I feel like Book Peter > Movie Peter.
And I really want Lara Jean’s room and clothes.
LOCK YA DOORS PPL FIVE ⭐S
I gave this a solid 5/5 stars. Riley's first, Final Girls, was a really high four stars so I had lofty hopes for this one and I was not disappointed. Too many thrillers out there right now are so "wife this, husband that, babysitter, suburban neighbor, affairs blah blah" - I can't hang. I CANNOT.
I like my thrillers D A R K. Like borderline horror dark, typically. I want to be spooked! I want to be surprised! I want to say "what in the ever loving FUCK did I just read!?"
This was that book. It gave me the Heebie jeebies in the best way. I did not know where it was headed. I DEFINITELY did not suspect Riley would be playing out a very very timely and smart underlying narrative about socioeconomic status. I cannot tell you more without giving it away but God, I wish I could. It's a thriller with a PURPOSE.
The gist is thus. A lonely broke twentysomething girl house sits in an old, storied, expensive, and purportedly haunted NYC apartment building. She says basically, Avast ye! No ghosts be here! But perhaps, in a way, she is wrong. Perhaps. I will not tell you. Twists and turns ensue, and the ending will get you thinking hard about a subject that is not really normally thriller related. I need to be vague or it will be spoiled. Sorry not sorry.
The last thriller I remember being 5/5 was Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes which I ALSO READ in a a four hour marathon and also nearly threw at the wall exclaiming THEY DID WHAT NOW?! At the end. If you liked that you'll like this. If you have good taste you'll like this, which you do, right?
So yeah, read this book. It's good. It's also PINK. I love this book.
What's your favorite thriller?
#8 BOOK REVIEW 🏆
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
I grew up watching Harry Potter and this fourth one is my most favorite one back then. There's something magical and unique this year, as they bring both Durmstrang and Beauxbatons to Hogwarts. I realize now how different the movies and the books are and already feeling pissed off because they change so much 😂 This one is so much thicker than the first three, which takes me a while to finish (i feel like i read it all the time but still it takes too long 😂). Overall this book is pretty fun for me as i expected because i used to enjoy the movie. I love Hermione but I do think she's somehow annoying here with all the S.P.E.W things. We begin to see the love between Hermione and Ron grow too. Although i must say i used to be very disappointed when Hermione didn't end up with Harry, but after reading the books now I get why she has to end up with Ron. The book offers more details, more storylines, and gradually surprising me each and ever pages. This book is exciting, i liked it even better than the other 3. The details are very specifically explained, it got me a little bit confused but definitely can put the puzzles together now. Book 4 is definitely darker, and so far my favorite of the series.
qotd: let's play this or that -- Dobby or Winky?
Hagrid or Madame Maxime?
Charlie or Bill Weasley?
Fleur or Krum?
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
My review: 4.8/5⭐
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When the validity of a macabre artifact is questioned, pride is on the line as two men wager their guild membership. But in this business of adventure and treasure-hunting, any adventure could be the last, and this bet could cost one man his life.
Read the latest Mythographer's Guild short story! New stories uploaded every other weekend!
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Remedies for the Sunday scaries:
•Cozy robe/blanket: ✅
•Red wine 🍷 (thanks to my sis @slprachel for the cute glass!): ✅
•Fantastic book 📖: ✅
How was everyone’s weekends?! Mine was pretty low-key, which was wonderful. On Friday my fiancé cooked me a delicious belated Valentine’s dinner and then we went to a wine bar, we hung out with friends yesterday, and today we went to church, hiked, and grocery shopped! I also finished the historical fiction novel Home Front Girls (RTC) on Friday, and then started Behind Every Lie by @christinamac79, which I have been absolutely loving!
What have you been reading this weekend?!
Quotes hari ini :
“Tahu kau mengapa aku
sayangi kau lebih dari siapa pun? Karena kau menulis. Suaramu takkan padam ditelan angin,
akan abadi, sampai jauh,
jauh di kemudian hari.”
—Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Gimana, masih semangat menulis?
Untuk yang sedang kehilangan semangatnya dalam menulis, tak perlu cemas. Devki Media akan selalu hadir untuk mendukung dan menyemangati para penulis!
Thanks for this #review of Victims For Sale @feed_the_books
Excerpts of the #bookreview#repost [Swipe for pics!]: 🔖
" #Myreview - One look at the title and the cover and I knew i had to read it. From the title, I got a hint that it must be something related to sex trade or human Trafficking. Right from the start, the book is gripping. The novel has a good pacing and had me on the edge of my seat right through. The narration is impactful. As for the plot, it's dark and twisted and builds up the tension well. Fast paced..like that of the speed of a horse. The book kept me turning pages late in the night. It was at times very painful to read heart-wrenching situations in the book. I love how the author has portrayed the protagonist Sandy from a lost and confused teenager to a strong woman who would fearlessly stand up for several victims. Altogether brilliantly written. I can't wait to read more of her works.
Few more #bookrecommendations for #koreanmarch ..Only a week left..
I am prepared. 😁 You?
1. Gong Ji-young: Our Happy Time (2014)
🗨️ "Yu-Jung is recovering from her third suicide attempt when she receives a life-changing visit. Her aunt, a nun, appears by her side and suggests Yu-Jung accompany her on a charitable visit to death row. There she meets Yun-Soo, a convicted murderer who will soon be put to death. Though she is repulsed by his crimes, something about the depth of his suffering strikes a chord in her.…"
2. Han Yujoo: The Impossible Fairy Tale (2017)
🗨️ “Disturbing and visceral in its depiction of the savagery of childhood, yet uplifting in its reinvention of literary form. A novel of hypnotic language, page-turning suspense and mind-bending metafictional twists, The Impossible Fairy Tale is the most eerie and fearlessly experimental work I have encountered in recent years.” ―Susan Barker
3. Hwang Jung Eun: One Hundred Shadows (2016)
🗨️ "Hwang Jung-eun’s aesthetic achievements stand unique in Korean literature. Her work so far has used fantasy and allegory to reconstruct the voice of social minorities... One Hundred Shadows also stems from this particular kind of sensitivity. The subject is the social issue of an old electronics market being torn down for redevelopment. Hwang does not stop at giving a general commentary on the injustice of eviction or the rights of the tenants. What she focuses on are the shadows of these social minorities..."
4. Jo Kyung Ran: Tongue (2009)
🗨️"Tongue is a voluptuous, intimate story of a gourmet relying on her food-centric worldview to emerge from heartbreak; a mesmerizing, delicately plotted novel at once shocking and profoundly familiar."
5. Kim Sagwa: Mina (2018)
🗨️ "In this shocking English debut, award-winning Korean author delivers an astonishingly complex portrait of modern-day adolescence. With pitch-perfect dialogue and a precise eye for detail, Kim creates a piercingly real teen protagonist―at once powerful, vulnerable, and utterly confused. As one bad decision leads to another, this promising life spirals to a devastating climax."
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Meditation allows space for observation of self without judgment. Through the art of meditation, our awareness of our surroundings and of our own internal situation increases. Leave a 'YES' in the comments below, if you agree.
Learn to meditate with Heartfulness (@heartfulness)
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"You may be rich enough to buy comfort and luxuries, but the same money doesn't define class or give you the ability to purchase it"
These wise words are one of the many pearls of wisdom which were imparted to me through my recent read Three Thousand Stitches by Sudha Murthy. As someone who never reads non-fiction books, the fact that I loved reading this one comes as a surprise to me too and is a clear indication of Sudha Murthy's amazing writing skills. She has managed to capture simple incidents which taught her something, in a manner which end up teaching the readers of the book important life lessons too. (Swipe right for a short age quick review of the book) 👉🏻 .
Follow link in bio to read a detailed review of the book. 👆🔗
Thank you for the lovely post! ❤ #Repost@nurse_bookie (@get_repost)
・・・ #booktour | #giveaway | #bookfeature
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
After a failed engagement, Captain Andrew Lee James has focused on building a career in the Army he loves. That commitment includes helping a feisty, out-of-work ballerina whose devotion to her grandmother’s dying wish immediately grabs his heart. She’s the one, but will he be able to win the heart of a woman who has vowed to never be involved with a soldier?
College graduate Clara Malone swore to never love anyone in the military again but when her dying grandmother asks her to deliver a love letter to the general who broke her heart decades ago, she agrees and finds herself escorted by a handsome Army captain whose kindness challenges her beliefs. Surrounded by desert willows that shower her path with pretty pink flowers and sing with the buzzing of hummingbirds, Clara enjoys the wild beauty of El Paso—and her time with Andrew—more than expected.
Can she deliver her grandmother’s last love letter without losing her heart to a man who represents everything she fears?
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Giveaway (1) winner will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card Link is in my BIO
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QOTD: What is a book you cannot stop recommending right now! Leave the title in the comment!
🧛🏻 Love Kills | Danilo Beyrut | @darksidebooks | Graphic Novel
✨ Hey, leitores do Maine! Beleza?
A dica desta noite é justamente uma HQ sanguinária: Love Kills, o mais novo quadrinho de Danilo Beyrut.
A HQ tem tudo o que uma fantasia urbana e com tons de mistério precisa ter para ser bem sucedida: boas personagens, história cativante e arte fenomenal!
Vampiros caminham livremente por SP. O passado retorna para assombrar nossa protagonista. Terror e sangue são as promessas desta graphic novel! Vale muito a pena!
Foi o meu primeiro contato com algo do autor, mas já me deixou bem animado para conhecer as demais!
Resenha no blog Skull Geek em breve!
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Do you feel trapped by your thoughts?
The mind is a machine that is constantly moving. We are always thinking, always contemplating, rarely giving the mind a break. Especially when we are troubled by problems and worries, it can easy to get stuck in a rotation of certain thoughts. The more we focus on, or observe, these problems, the more we focus on the thoughts that support them, and the harder they are to remove from our focus.
Sounds familiar?! How do you break the cycle? Tell us about it in the comments below.
New books from December/January 🤩 How many have you read? How many do you want to read?
There’s a new post on my blog recapping what I read in January !!! #kaylaturnspages
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Before you watch it, read it! Don't have a copy? We can help! ...
Just dropped this incredible read on a park bench in front of DPAC for a lucky reader to find! 📚💚
About the book by Celeste Ng: “In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren—an enigmatic artist and single mother—who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town—and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.
Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.” #bookfairy#ibelieveinbookfairies#littlefireseverywhere#celesteng#bookworm#readthis#bibliophile#bookstagram#igreads#dpac#durm#durhamnc
♥️ @stephanie_garber is the prince of hearts! I‘ve fallen madly in love with the villains, the world, as well as the heroes. I was so torn between whom I wanted to be the winner in the end... so I supported them all. A truly amazing concoction of fantasy, magic, mythology, all while staying current and relatable. I’m so excited that she’s left hints and clues for prequels, sequels and spinoffs that I ardently hope she takes forward in more wonderful series to come. I never want to leave the world of #Caraval !
♥️ Have you read it yet? I’d love to know what you thought!
♥️ If you haven’t read it yet, please do check it out! ✨Link in bio✨ #bookquotes#amreading#audiobook#StephanieGarber#Finale#yafantasy
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not exactly the most planned out, artistic shot, but this is what you're getting because it's sunday night after a weekend away and i'm EXHAUSTED. i started city of girls about a week ago. i'm not too far in yet but i think i am going to like it!
Evil, Almost Beyond Belief: I read an extremely short sample, but it was a very in depth introduction to the rest of the book. Not only did I find out just how lazy the police were, wanting to rely on the jury and nothing else...but the jury were not even educated enough to make the decision.
It is also revealed that Sheila hadn't been taking her medication that month, so it well and truly could have been a mental breakdown resulting in the murders.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy.••This little book is a darling treasury of life lessons. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by @charliemackesy is whimsical and uplifting!••The breakfast hash was a healthy & delicious compliment too! 🍳
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Have you ever bought a book because of the cover?
I bought The Dollmaker of Krakow because I was in love with the cover art.
It's so beautiful I couldn't resist. I still have to read it and it will take me a while before I'll start it due to wanting to read quite a few more books I already have, but I felt like buying it as soon as I saw it.
ingatkan semua pemegang amanah supaya mendidik anak-anak biarlah seperti melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya.
Salah satu tips bila anak malas membaca Quran/buku cerita, secara personal saya hanya perlu tanyakan "apa perkara pertama yang Allah perintahkan pada malaikat jibril untuk ajarkan pada Rasulullah?". Anak yang sudah mengetahui kisah tersebut terus menjawab "iqra'... baik mama". Menunjukkan anak ini faham akan kepentingan membaca.
Andai kita tidak pandai membaca buku bukan ilmiah, jangan sehingga buta huruf hijaiyah. Jadikan Rasulullah yang sebelumnya ummi (buta huruf) sebagai contoh dan semangat untuk belajar.
𝐖𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐔𝐒 by @taraleighbooks is nearly here! Releasing on February 27!
I can’t wait to read this book! I’ve heard such amazing things so far from ARC readers!
I fell in love with a beautiful, broken boy.
His whispered words of love were the sweetest of lies.
He gave me his heart and destroyed mine.
𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒉𝒊𝒔.
I fell in love with the beautiful man who broke me.
His boldly spoken vow was the cruelest of cages.
He gave me his name and destroyed my soul.
𝑯𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆.
The boy I once loved is now a man.
The man I once loved is now gone.
𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒖𝒔.
I have been called many things.
Victim. Survivor. Daughter. Sister. Wife.
Now I am called something else.
𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒓 𝒏𝒐𝒕, 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚.
Want a little sneak peek into this story?
Read it here → http://www.taraleighbooks.com/we-are-us-sneak-peek
International → http://mybook.to/WeAreUs
Add to your Goodreads TBR → http://bit.ly/2IEvQzn
I did a very cool thing today: I ran my first Half Marathon! I am so excited and proud; I was so worried my recent heath issues would thwart me, but it didn’t! AND I got to run with my amazing mentor and dear friend who beat breast cancer last year.
All in all, in was a perfect day at Disney! 13.1 miles down, so many more to go! 🏅🏃🏻♀️🙌🏼
👉🏻 Do you enjoy hiking?
I love it and actually got to go both days this weekend because the weather was finally warm enough! 🙃
From New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Kraus comes a breakneck, genre-defying YA thriller perfect for fans of Kiersten White, Neal Shusterman, and M. T. Anderson.
Thank you to @FierceReads for sending me a copy of the book and teaming up with me for a great giveaway! Check out how to enter below:
Enter to win a copy of Bent Heavens
- follow me, @kraus_author, @FierceReads and @storygramtours
- tag a friend you think will be interested
For EXTRA entry
- visit @timeladyjess tomorrow and repeat these steps
- Giveaway will end March 2nd at midnight EST
- US ONLY
- not affiliated with Instagram
-must be 18 or have parents permission
-must be a public account so I can verify entries
Liv Fleming's father went missing more than two years ago, not long after he claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Liv has long accepted that he's dead, though that doesn't mean she has given up their traditions. Every Sunday, she and her lifelong friend Doug Monk trudge through the woods to check the traps Lee left behind, traps he set to catch the aliens he so desperately believed were after him.
But Liv is done with childhood fantasies. Done pretending she believes her father's absurd theories. Done going through the motions for Doug's sake. However, on the very day she chooses to destroy the traps, she discovers in one of them a creature so inhuman it can only be one thing. In that moment, she's faced with a painful realization: her dad was telling the truth. And no one believed him.
Now, she and Doug have a choice to make. They can turn the alien over to the authorities...or they can take matters into their own hands.
February is slowly coming to an end, which means National Sleep Awareness Month is just around the corner. This March, I'll be joining @penguinrandomhouse in their #readtosleep campaign by committing to read for at least 30 minutes before bed...instead of scrolling through IG like I usually do 🙃
Reading or listening to a book before bed is proven to not only help you fall asleep faster, but to also improve the quality of your sleep. As someone who has a lot of insomnia, this is something I really want to work on this year. You guys can learn more about the challenge at PRH.com/readtosleep. I'll also be sharing a story template that you all can use as well, so keep an eye out for that :)
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👉🏻 Do you do buddy reads very often? Do you like reading books with people or prefer to be a loner?
Ember is my favorite reading buddy. 💛 Can you blame me? 😍
I used to do buddy reads pretty often, but life has gotten kind of crazy the last couple of years, and since my reading pace has inevitably slowed down, I can’t really commit to it. 😭 I miss it!
there’s a lot to unpack in this photo, so let’s talk about it:
1. yes, those are cat slippers. yes, as an asian woman i can and will get away with wearing something this cute for many years to come.
2. these leggings are covered in cat hair. i’m really good at photoshop, guys.
3. thanks to @randomhouse for sending me “minor feelings” by @cathyparkhong. it’s a collection of essays through the lens of the asian-american experience. i’m reading this before i head out to a fancy schmancy dinner in manhattan. just living my best life over here ✌🏻
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✨Birthday + International Giveaway✨It’s my birthday🎉! I’ll be spending the day running around Disneyland, but I also thought it would be fun to celebrate with a giveaway🎉📚✨
One winner will win a book of their choice from either Book Depository, Amazon, or any other online book store (preorders are welcome📚). You’re eligible to enter as long I can order from the store & ship to you (max $30 USD). 🎂
To enter: •
🎂Follow me (@diaryofaclosetreader)
🎂Tag a reading buddy in the comments below (you can do this up to five times) & in a separate comment mention something that made you happy recently (this can be anything!). BONUS: mention giveaway in stories. (Make sure to tag me so I see it!)
🎂Giveaway will end on Feb 28th and the winners will be announced on the 29th. If the winner doesn't response in 24 hours, a new winner will be selected. GOOD LUCK!!
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~ Kusursuzlar Kitap Yorumu ~
Hangimiz aynaya baktığımızda gördüğümüz görüntüden memnun olmadığı bir dönem yaşamadık? Her zaman eksiktik çünkü bu dayatılmıştı bize. Sıfır beden olmalıydık, uzun boylu ve zayıf aynı zamanda çünkü biz güzel olmalıydık. Sosyal medya, arkadaş baskısı, toplumun genel kanısı bizi her zaman belli kalıplara sokmaya çalıştı. Burnumuz böyle olmalıydı, gözlerimiz badem olsa ne de güzel olurdu, dudaklarımız biraz daha mı büyük olsaydı yada şimdiden gençliğimizi kaybetmeye mi başlamıştık? Nasıl olmamız gerekiyordu ki? Sarışına aptal sıfatını, esmere kara fatma lakabını yakıştıran bir toplumda biz nasıl olmalıydık? Uzun olsak kadın dediğin böyle uzun mu olur dendi. Kilolu olsak onu giyme bunu giyme kilonu gizle dendi. Zayıfladık kemiklerin sayılıyor iğrençsin dendi. Çocukluktan genç kızlığa, Genç kızlıktan olgunluk dönemimize kadar bize hep beğenilmemiz gerektiği dayatıldı. Yoksa bizi sevmezlerdi, bizi sevmezlerse yalnız kalırdık ve yalnızlık çok ürkütücüydü.
Tüm bunları yazma sebebim kitaptaki distopik dünyanın aslında bize çok da uzak olmadığını göstermek içindi. Bu dünyada da kızlar sadece erkeklerin onları seçmesi için üretilmiş. Ama çok fazla kız, çok az erkek var. Bu nedenle de bu seçim aslında bir savaş. Güzel değilsen de bu savaşta yenilmeye mahkûmsun.
Kitabın konusuna BAYILDIM. Yaratılan dünya günümüzden izler taşıdığı için bu dünyanın içine girmem çok kolay oldu. Ki bu dünyanın kurgulanma şekli de müthişti. Kurguda hiçbir hata yoktu benim açımdan. Peki bu kadar övdüğüm bir dünya yaratılmışsa kitabı da çok beğenmiş olmam lazım değil mi? Maalesef. Çünkü ana karakterden nefret ettim. O kadar takıntılı, o kadar kıskanç, o kadar ezikti ki... Hayatımda okuduğum en zayıf karakterlerden biriydi. Hareketleri, düşünceleri her şeyi sinirime dokundu. Bu da kitabı okurken sinir krizleri geçirmeme sebep oldu. Öyle ki kızın yaptığı her şeyi okuduğumda saçlarımı yolacaktım nerdeyse. Eğer karşımda olsaydı onun saçlarını yolardım ama neyse..
Son olarak kitabın dehşet bir sonu var. Kesinlikle hiç beklemediğim bir şekilde bitti. Öyle ki abartısız 5 dakika ağzım açık bir şekilde tekrar tekrar okudum.
Sırf o son için bile bir şans verilmeli.
2020 releases are shaping up to be *very* good (thanks to the tagged pubs for the copies!)👌 I'm especially looking forward to DEATH IN HER HANDS, THE NIGHT COUNTRY, and SHOW THEM A GOOD TIME.
But I'm also anxiously awaiting the new books from Curtis Sittenfeld, J. Courtney Sullivan, Emily St. John Mandel, Emma Straub, Brit Bennet, Lily King, and Samantha Irby later this year (so many!)
What 2020 release are you most looking forward to?
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Happy Sunday🌧 gonna spend the day reading and eating lottttts of food. I haven’t done any reading this weekend yet so hopefully fit in some today! It’s my sisters birthday and our last day in wales so I’m not sure what our plans are but there will be cakeeeeee🍰.
What are your Sunday plans?