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text 2020-02-29 06:56
Reading progress update: DNF on page 53
The Binding - Bridget Collins

After 53 pagesI´m pretty sure that this book isn´t for me. 

 

I couldn´t care less about the  "What is happening behind that locked door?" kind of story and because of the flowery writing style, it will probably take the author another 50-100 pages until she tells me what is behind that freaking door. In short: I´m bored. And I don´t want to spend another 380 pages with this book.

 

DNF on page 53. 

 

 

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text 2020-02-28 23:19
Reading progress update: I've read 43%.
Heroic Failure - Fintain O'Toole

‘This is not as trivial as it sounds’ will, over time, become perhaps the quintessential Brexit claim. It is the key to a meta-politics of exaggerated grievance.

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text 2020-02-28 23:13
Reading progress update: I've read 43%.
Heroic Failure - Fintain O'Toole

Johnson is not a politician who is humorous – the humour, however laboured, is the politics. ‘Ha ha ha’ is literally written into his script.

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review 2020-02-28 21:11
Book Review: Two Steps Forward
Two Steps Forward - Suzanne Woods Fisher

Have you ever been caught off guard, that you got emotional from a book? Well if you did not know Suzanne Woods Fisher books. This one made me get emotional in a good way. Though I was in tears trying to read a few chapters. I would wipe them away and try and continue reading the book. Well, this did not help. It just keeps happening. Though I can say they were happy tears over sad ones. What triggered them I do not know.

It was something that the author wrote in the chapter that made me start the tears. This book “Two Steps Forwards” is written well. The storyline behind Issy in this book is done well. Sylvie King and Jimmy Fisher's storylines were decent. It was not that much that it made me emotional. That does not mean that it was written well.

I do enjoy it when there is a repeat of characters that come from previous books. The storylines do flow well. You can read these books out of order. They can read as standalone. The background does get explained a bit as you read.

I have read “Mending Fences” which is the first book of this series. Two Steps Forward is better than the first one only because it got me a bit more emotional. I would still read the first book as well of this series as I would love to pick up the second book of this series which is called “Stitches in Time”. If you would like to you read my review of Mending Fences.

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text 2020-02-28 21:06
King Hereafter - Dorothy Dunnett

In King Hereafter, Dorothy Dunnett's stage is the wild, half-pagan country of eleventh-century Scotland. Her hero is an ungainly young earl with a lowering brow and a taste for intrigue. He calls himself Thorfinn but his Christian name is Macbeth. Dunnett depicts Macbeth's transformation from an angry boy who refuses to accept his meager share of the Orkney Islands to a suavely accomplished warrior who seizes an empire with the help of a wife as shrewd and valiant as himself.  

 

I'm really enjoying this, but it's very slow moving.

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