Book reviews

REVIEW: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Hello?

Did I really finish reading another book? The second book this month? WTF REALLY

My life is such a misery, lol. I said to myself that I’d be reading more, but all I did was excessively fangirling over k-pop on twitter. I’m really sorry if that bothered your twitter timeline so much…

But anyways, a review! For a detective book which is not my usual reading genre (although I’m such a Sherlock Holmes trash…)


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The Cuckoo’s Calling
by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Rating: rating-4-stars
Goodreads | Amazon
Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Published: April 18th, 2013
(Russian version: February 13th, 2014)
Format: Paperback

Synopsis: A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this. (cr.: Goodreads)

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Book reviews

REVIEW: My Trip to Adele by R.I. Alyaseer & A.I. Alyaseer

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First book finished in July!

Also my first contemporary book ever since… ever since forever? You know my preferences are fantasy, and that I rarely pick contemporaries… But I couldn’t get past this one because it features one of my favorite Western artists that is Adele.

My most favorite song from Adele will always be Someone Like You, because it’s too close to me and what happened in my life 5 years ago, and this song always triggers the memories of my past whenever I hear it, so, actually despite being the most favorite song, I try to listen to it as less as possible because I’ve overcome my initial pain and I wouldn’t like to have myself drown in that depression ever again.


My Trip to Adele
by R.I. Alyaseer & A.I. Alyaseer

Rating: rating-4-stars
Goodreads | Amazon
Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Published: September 12th, 2016
Format: eBook (borrowed
with Amazon Kindle Unlimited)

Synopsis: An Adele concert held in Verona becomes the focus for an unhappy married couple, a divorced mother and a devoted lover from three different countries and cultures.
This is the story of three flawed but likeable people. First up is Elias, a Moroccan man living in Rome. He discovers that a black magic spell was cast upon him but starts to doubt whether it was the real cause of the break-up between him and his long-lost love Malika. He decides to search for her in the shadows of Marrakesh after eight years of separation.
Nadia, a single mother from Jordan, is battling her ex-husband in the courts and doing all she can to secure freedom for herself and her only son. Her dream is to take her son to see his idol, Adele, live.
Finally, Yaser, a married man living in Las Vegas, realizes that his marriage is crawling all over him like a slow, painful death, so he starts to rebel against his wife. While faith initially brought them together, it is now causing them to drift apart.
These three characters are on a journey to break free of everything that has haunted them, learning harsh truths about fate, religion, courage, desire and guilt along the way.

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Monthly Haul & Wrap-up

June Wrap-up & Haul! / Or never make promises again, Liliana

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Hellooooo, I have news for you. It’s up to you to decide whether it’s good or not. But fact.

JUNE IS ENDING TONIGHT.

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Did I say already that from now on only Produce 101 season 2 gifs will be used here for reactions?

Whaaaat? How??? Why so quick?
Ahhhh, nevermind, we never win a game against time. Unless you have a blue police box that is bigger on the inside. So let’s go for our regular monthly wrap-ups!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books Read In 2017 So Far

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Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis.

Hellooooooooo, have a good last week of June!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday‘s prompt is Best Books Read in 2017 So Far, and I definitely won’t be separating by genre or anything because I read too little to do it that way. I will post a book cover and a link to my review for those interested in my opinion on that specific book I’ve chosen!

Best Books Read in 2017 So Far

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, Tag Thursday

Tag Thursday: The Cookie book tag

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Hello people of the world!

I’m back again with another tag that I wasn’t tagged in (as usual, lol), but I’d still do that because it seems fun!

I saw this tag on Beth’s Reading Every Night, so I hope you don’t mind that I did this tag~

The Cookie Book Tag

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Do The Talking

Do The Talking: Why I buy books in Vietnamese when I never read in that language + polyglot problems

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Hi!

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve had some discussion posts, and, even if I had lots of ideas written down in my book blogging journal, I also had to consider the best time for each topic I have planned.
Actually I should’ve opened this specific topic a lot earlier when I still had some conditions going on, but I thought I’d still share this one while I can discuss it (and tbh I can do it anytime haha). Anyways, let’s jump into it!

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis.

I’m BAAAAAAACK!

I’m currently on my short break from work, which I took in order to go for a travel with my sister and my cousin that was absolutely crazily wonderful, and here I am today, ready to gear back again with my blog updates! Today we have another Top Ten Tuesday, and the prompt is:

Top 10 Most Anticipated Books For the Second Half of 2017,

which actually will be called:

Top 6 Most Anticipated Books For the Second Half of 2017

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post: May 15-21

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Helloooooooooo!

It’s time for another Sunday post! Sure I like these posts because sometimes you just can’t keep up with all those updates, and these kind of stuff are just to help you to catch up with the latest news!

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, Wednesday Shelf Control

Wednesday Shelf Control: Tales of Trensalore: The Eleven’th Doctor Last Stand

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Wednesday Shelf Control is a bookish meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies on a weekly basis.

Hi!

How are you feeling within my new blog design? Everything still readable? Maybe there is something that concerns you a bit? I really care about the readability of my blog, so if there are any issues, please let me know!

And now we move onto another Wednesday Shelf Control post!

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