Sunday.April.14 – Saturday.April.20
AKA: An incredible reading week!
FINISHED READING: 4
Del amor y otros demonios (Of Love and Other Demons) by Gabriel García Márquez
A relatively short tale about a 12-year-old girl bitten by a rabid dog. Although she shows no symptoms, she is sent away to a convent where she undergoes various exorcisms to “cure” her of the sickness. The language was a bit difficult for me but I did like the story (for the most part). A 36-year-old man falls in love with the little girl. Yeah. A whole lot of nope at the last 20% of the book. [3*]
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (#1) by Douglas Adams
Ha! This book is weird but amazing. I can’t even summarize the plot. It’s too indescribable. There’s a mystery involving 2 ghosts, the fate of humanity, and a whole lot of science fiction. Funny and odd, just like the adaptation. [4*]
The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder
My goodness, this book! A 15-year-old boy reads a long-lost letter his father wrote to him shortly before he died 11 years prior. In it, the father spins a fairytale-like story about meeting the orange girl (the boy’s mother). This book is so therapeutic, that I was sobbing by the end. Because it’s not only about love, but about our very existence in the world. [4*]
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The life-story of our foreign-born U.S. Founding Father. I absolutely loved this book!! Because it just goes to show how incredibly hard immigrants have to work to prove themselves just as capable as their colleagues. Hamilton didn’t take anything for granted, using every opportunity he earned, and relentlessly striving to preserve the sanctity of his adopted country’s constitution. He not only fought for the states and created our financial system, but actually shaped our beloved country. One of the best biographies I’ve encountered as it covers all aspects of Alexander Hamilton’s life (i.e. The good, the bad, and the controversies) and the American Revolution. Recommend the audiobook narrated by Scott Brick [5*]
CURRENTLY READING: 1
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
My 30-Day buddy read. About 76% of the way through. The story is okay. Simply okay. Some things are interesting. But it really hasn’t held me captivated. As of now, it’s looking like a 3* star read.
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
I have this audiobook all ready to go! I am so damn excited!!!
BOOK HAUL: 9
Anyone else get all 9 books on Amazon for World Book Day?? I can’t say no to free books! Especially since 1 of them was on my TBR haha.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I know everyone is watching Game of Thrones. But is anyone watching the BBC Les Misérables adaptation on PBS?? I really liked the first episode! Hallelujah to the No Singing!! Plus having read the book recently, it seems like a pretty faithful adaptation which makes me very happy 🙂
HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! 😀