Comments: 48
BrokenTune 1 year ago
I've not read von Arnim, but have always been curious about her writing. How is The Enchanted April?
Lillelara 1 year ago
I will be reading the first couple of pages in about 20 minutes, as soon as I´m snuggled up in my bed ;). So I can´t tell you just yet. But I have read "Vera" by von Arnim and I know that I like her writing style (the book in itself is depressing like hell). So I have high hopes for "The Enchanted April".
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Ah, I believe I have Vera on the kindle because of your review of it.
Lillelara 1 year ago
I liked "Vera", but it is a gut punch of a novel and I guess it may be not her best book to start with. I´m denifitely looking forward to The Enchanted April because of its lighter content.
Tannat 1 year ago
How exactly are we supposed to know that the book had a twist before we read it...?
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Yeah, some of the task take a bit of knowledge about plot points. Sometimes the blurb will tell you about it but mostly I rely on the confirmation by other people who may have read it.
Lillelara 1 year ago
Actually this says the blurb of the book: Career of Evil is a fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner.
Apparently this is the perfect book for this square.

Tannat 1 year ago
Fair enough. :)
Hol 1 year ago
@Tannat Glad you asked that. I was wondering, too/
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Ooh, also doubles. :)
Lillelara 1 year ago
Oh my, I didn´t see that. Thank you, BT.
Moonlight Reader 1 year ago
You know what - I didn't create a task for the "start" space after beginning the game! You're the first person to land there, so here you go:

The START space is a free space! Read any book you want to read!
Ani's Book Abyss 1 year ago
That sounds like a fabulous task! =D
Moonlight Reader 1 year ago
Doesn't it just! ;)
Lillelara 1 year ago
Fantastic :)
Obsidian Blue 1 year ago
Thank goodness an easy one! LOL
Lillelara 1 year ago
It´s been the most difficult book too choose ;D.
Woot! Nice and easy!
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Haha. Marple ahoy!
Hol 1 year ago
I've been trying to work out why Lillelara got a double roll. Could anyone tell me, please?
She rolled doubles (a double 4) on the previous roll.
Lillelara 1 year ago
Sorry, Hol. My post is all over the place :).
Hol 1 year ago
Just realised that! Thanks. I have to go over monopol rules!
Hol 1 year ago
It's just because of rolling a double 4, isn't it? *slaps head*
You got it!
Hol 1 year ago
Eventually!!
BrokenTune 11 months ago
Yup. Chimneys includes a shooting.
Yes, it does.
Lillelara 11 months ago
Great! Thanks for the confirmation. Another book that I can knock of my Christie TBR :)
BrokenTune 11 months ago
I will be curious what you make of this one.
Moonlight Reader 11 months ago
Nobody likes it but me! Fingers crossed that Lillelara joins me in the Inspector Battle love fest.
BrokenTune 11 months ago
LoL. I wasn't going to say anything. ;)
No, I like it as well.
Lillelara 11 months ago
I hope I will be participating in the love fest ;D. I will keep you updated as soon as I´m reading the book. Unfortunately I don´t have my physical copy with me at the moment, so I will be starting my Chimneys read tomorrow.
BrokenTune 11 months ago
Yup, there is a talking cat in TMAM. Also, did you like Faust? (You'll find out why I asked...)
Lillelara 11 months ago
Große Bildungslücke ... ich habe den Faust nie gelesen. My German teacher had the most unconventional reading taste. Unfortunately we didn´t read any of the usual literary canon. I just have to wait and see how I manage without this background.
BrokenTune 11 months ago
Ah,... Oh, well. It might work better without the Faust connection. Enjoy!
Hol 11 months ago
I didn't realise you were reading The Power. I am, too. I'm going to a feminist book club next week and it's the current read. It's very much a story driven novel. I'm usually one for character driven, however, I am enjoying it. What did you think? Enjoy your bank holiday weekend, by the way.
Lillelara 11 months ago
It´s a great read for a feminist book club. There is a lot to discuss :).
I feel conflicted about the book. The plot is engaging enough, but I really disliked the characters and I just thought the story didn´t go anywhere towards the end. But then I liked the reversal of the gender roles and the framed narrative elevated this book to a solid three star read for me. But overall I felt "meh" about this book.
Hol 11 months ago
Yeah I'm feeling a bit meh about it myself, although it did just take a more exciting turn after the halfway mark.I get the impression though that not much happens after this. We'll see. You reviewing it?
Lillelara 11 months ago
Yes, I will be catching up on all my reviews over the weekend.
BrokenTune 11 months ago
Great new book choices. Looking forward to your updates. :)
BrokenTune 11 months ago
So, The Lincoln in the Bardo was good?
Lillelara 11 months ago
I liked it (actually quite a lot), but it is a book that I won´t recommend to other people. I don´t know how to explain it, but it is a book that should be read because you yourself have choosen to read it. If you know what I mean ;).
BrokenTune 11 months ago
Yes. It is a book that finds you when you are ready.
Lillelara 11 months ago
Exactly :).
Char's Horror Corner 11 months ago
I have See What I Have Done on my Kindle! I got an e-ARC of it, (it's not out here until August), but haven't read it just yet. I thought it looked pretty good-I'm interested in hearing what you think of it.
Lillelara 11 months ago
I´m in the middle of the fourth chapter and the characters are creeping me out ;)