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Book Review #66 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote

Originally posted on Cat's Shelf:
Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be about Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote. Buy this book from Book Depository Recently I read another of Capote’s books, In Cold Blood (I posted my review here) and I totally feel in love with his writing. But before that, I found this beautiful (and super cheap, I might add) copy of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at a flea market, so I just bought it without thinking a lot. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the movie with the same name as this book, staring Audrey Hepburn. I mean, that’s probably what most people think about when they hear the tittle. Of course, this book contains that, but it’s not all. It also contains other short stories, like House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar and A Christmas Memory. From what I can understand, most editions of this book contain the four stories. I read this when I was at a particular busy time in school but that didn’t stop me from…

Remembrance- Meg Cabot

Originally posted on The Romance Corner:
“I’ve been seeing the souls of the dead who’ve left unfinished business on earth for as long as I can remember.”- Suze, Remembrance Title: Remembrace Author: Meg Cabot Series: The Mediator Publication Date: February 2, 2016 Publisher:?William Morrow Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository *I received an ARC from Edelweiss?in exchange for an honest review. * Synopsis via Goodreads:?In REMEMBRANCE, the seventh installment of the Mediator series, all Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva). But when she stumbles across an ancient murder, old ghosts—and ex-boyfriends—aren’t all that come back to haunt her. REMEMBRANCE will be the first ever adult installment of the Mediator, published by William Morrow, the adult division of HarperCollins, the company that brought you the YA books in the series. I was not feeling the cover at first, but now it’s kind of growing on me. It’s been six years since Suze…

Book Review: Soundless by Richelle Mead

Originally posted on The Fault in Our Blogs:
Soundless | Richelle Mead | On Sale Since Nov 10, 2015 Razorbill | 272 Pages | ARC Provided by Publisher Synopsis: For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. ? When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. ? But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon. ? Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever… Review: Soundless reminded me of Indiana Jones…

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis // An Adorable 10-Year-Old & All The Feels

Originally posted on Book Enthral:
Firstly, I need to ask, WHY THE HELL MORE PEOPLE AREN’T TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK??!! The One Thing is an awe inspiring book that makes takes you through the whole emotional spectrum, and has crazy awesome characters. If you haven’t read this, which I know a lot of you haven’t, YOU NEED TO! I started around 9ish at night and read through to ten to 4 in the morning because I JUST COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! Maggie lost her site six months ago due to bacterial meningitis, along with her bright soccer future, her close relationship with her mother, and all of her friends. One day while at her probation officers office (a small prank) Maggie slips, knocks her head and then suddenly a miracle occurs, she can see, but only Ben. This start’s Maggie becoming best friends with a 10 year old, crushing on his older brother (who happens to be the lead singer for Maggie’s favourite band) and her road to emotional and mental recovery Within the…

Book Review #53 – The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness

Originally posted on Cat's Shelf:
Hello readers! I’m still a little stunned by this book but I think I still need to write something about it while it’s still fresh. Here’s my review for The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. Buy this book from Book Depository I’ve heard so much about Patrick Ness! To me, he always appeared to be one of the most loved contemporary authors. After a while, I decided to finally buy one book of his. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to start his trilogy first or just read one of his stand alone but I put my fear of series aside and bought the first volume of it. Besides, this beautiful edition was available at some bookstores and not online so it was a no brainer. In The Knife of Never Letting Go, we visit a planet were every men (and animal) can hear each others thoughts. That’s called Noise. One day, while in the swamp, the only young boy of that town, Todd, and his dog, Manchee,…

Book Review of a Title Too Long.

Originally posted on CREATOR & CURATOR:
Kingdoms & grandmothers. | Photo by Nudge-Book. I’ve read books with titles so short that they come in only a word (‘Unbroken‘ by Laura Hillenbrand, her other titles include ‘Seabiscuit‘ which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001 and became a movie of the same title in 2003, starring Toby Maguire), or many words (‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix‘ by J. K. Rowling). I never thought I’d ever come across another book with an equally long title! And one that seems to be more than a mouthful too! Welcome to Fredrik Backman’s next book called ‘My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises‘ (click the link to read the book’s official synopsis on Goodreads). I was tickled pink by the odd title and equally taken aback as it cost RM69.90! Why would anyone pay so much for a book whose title almost makes no sense to me? Who is this author anyway? I’ve never heard of him before. I picked up the book…

Book Review: The Girl in The Spider’s Web

Originally posted on BeulerBookReview:
Author: David Lagercrantz Genre: Crime Fiction Page #: ~400 Easy to Einstein (1-5) Scale: 3 Overlaps: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson/ The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Many readers will wonder, when their eye catches this review, or when they amble past a shelf full of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, “How is this possible?” Stieg Larsson, the author of the internationally famous Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, did unfortunately pass in 2004. Upon his passing he had already written three of the books in the Millenium series. However, he had planned for this series to span ten books, and before he died he had been working furiously to finish the fourth book. A few years after Larsson’s death, his estate management team hand-picked an author to complete this fourth book. They selected David Lagercrantz, a Swedish journalist and author who has also worked as a crime reporter. Many were skeptical of this decision and remained staunch that no author could replicate the dark,…

Jonathan Franzen Is a Basic Bitch, But I’m OK With It

Originally posted on Sorry Television:
Like most great controversies, it all started with Oprah. Back in 2001, Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections?was selected for?Oprah’s Book Club, at a time when OBC was nirvana for publishers—an immediate launching pad to record-breaking sales and endless press. Franzen?shot some b-roll with O, but his invitation for an official sit-down?was rescinded after a series of interviews in which he expressed reservations about the pick. “I had some hope of actually reaching a male audience and I’ve heard more than one reader in signing lines now at bookstores say ‘If I hadn’t heard you, I would have been put off by the fact that it is an Oprah pick,”’ Franzen told?NPR?at the time. “Those are male readers speaking.” Oprah and Franzen eventually made?up—ever a badass, in 2010 she selected his novel Freedom for her book club and the duo intellectually hugged it out on camera—but even after a decade of half-assed backpedaling, Franzen has struggled (or refused) to shed his reputation as an ungrateful douche. “I think [Oprah]?was surprised that I…

Drowning is Inevitable

Originally posted on brittanymariereads:
Drowning is Inevitable Written By: Shalanda Stanley Published By: Knopf Books for Young Readers Read: June 16-July 14, 2015 Rating: ♥♥♥♥ You can buy this book here. Goodreads Synopsis Olivia has spent her whole life struggling to escape her dead mother’s shadow. But when her father can’t even look at her because Olivia reminds him of her mother, and her grandmother mistakenly calls her “Lillian,”  shaking a reputation she didn’t ask for is next to impossible. Olivia is used to leaning on her best friend, Jamie; her handsome but hot-tempered boyfriend, Max; and their wild-child friend, Maggie, for the reality check that her small Louisiana town can’t provide. But when a terrible fight between Jamie and his father turns deadly, all Olivia can think to do is grab her friends and run. In a flash, Olivia, Jamie, Max, and Maggie become fugitives on the back roads of Louisiana. They’re headed to New Orleans, where they hope to find a solution to an unfixable problem. But with their faces displayed on all the news stations, their…