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text 2018-11-24 07:43
24 Tasks of the Festive Season - Day 9 / Task 1 - Thanksgiving
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays - Oscar Wilde
Bad Blood: Secret and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup - John Carreyrou
The Black Echo - Michael Connelly

Task 1: List the 3 books you’ve read this year you’re most “thankful” for (your favs) or the one book you’ve ever read that changed your life for the better.

 

I´m going with the most "thankful" part of this task. These books might not be my five star reads of the year, but they are the books that I´m most happy about having read this year.

 

  1. The Importance of Being Earnest because it is an utterly delightful play and it brought absolute joy into my life while reading it.
  2. Bad Blood: Secret and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up because it taught me never to trust a blond woman with blue eyes, who tries to stare me down and talks to me in a deep fake voice. This book has been utterly fascinating and it has shown me once again that most people are morons, who just want to believe what they want to believe at any giving moment.
  3. The Black Echo because this book has been my introduction into the world of Harry Bosch. I´m really looking forward to read more of this series.

 

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review 2018-11-17 06:32
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays - Oscar Wilde

It´s a short play, so I`m not going to give a synopsis of the book. Besides, the story is completely bonkers and I wouldn´t even know where to begin in explaining the plot.

 

However, what  I´m going to tell you is that this play is utterly delightful. The dialogue is amazing, Lady Bracknell is a hoot (as are the other characters) and I loved every single page of it.

 

I´ve read The Importance of Being Earnest for the Festivus square (read any comedy, parody or satire) and it´s been a perfect read for this square.

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text 2018-11-16 19:54
Reading progress update: I've read 16 out of 370 pages.
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays - Oscar Wilde

GWENDOLEN: [...] The moment Algernon first mentioned that he had a friend called Ernest, I knew I was destined to love you.

JACK: You really love me, Gwendolen?

GWENDOLEN: Passionately!

JACK: Darling! You don´t know how happy you´ve made me.

GWENDOLEN: My own Ernest!

JACK: But you don´t really mean to say that you couldn´t love me if my name wasn´t Ernest?

GWENDOLEN: But your name is Ernest.

JACK: Yes, I know it is. But supposing it was something else? Do you mean you couldn´t love me then?

GWENDOLEN (glibly): Ah! that is clearly a metaphysical speculation, and like most metaphysical speculations has very little reference at all to the actual facts of real life, as we know them.

JACK: Personally, darling, to speak quite candidly, I don´t care much about the name of Ernest ... I don´t think the name suits me at all.

GWENDOLEN: It suits you perfectly. It´s a divine name. It has a music of its own. It produces vibrations. 

JACK: Well, really, Gwendolen, I must say that I think there are lots of other much nicer names . I think Jack, for instance, a charming name.

GWENDOLEN: Jack? ... No, there is very little music in the name of Jack, if any at all, indeed. It does not thrill. It produces absolutely no vibrations ... [...]

 

Oh boy, poor Jack ;). This is brilliant.

 

I´m reading The Importance of Being Earnest for the Festivus square.

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review 2018-11-01 18:38
Awesome Historical Romance
The Lady Plays Her Ace (The Langley Sisters Book 4) - Wendy Vella

The Lady Plays Her Ace is a fantastic historical romance by Wendy Vella.  Ms. Vella has once again impressed me with her storytelling abilities.  She has provided readers with a well-written book and furnished it with outstanding characters.  Oliver fought for his fortune, with his fists and his brains.  Althea is a Lady and Oliver has decided she's not for him.  Their story is loaded with drama, humor, action, sexy bits and suspense.  I loved this story from the first page till the last and can't wait to read my next book by Wendy Vella.  The Lady Plays Her Ace is book 4 of The Langley Sisters Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2018-09-24 04:29
Cash Plays (Seven of Spades #3)
Cash Plays - Cordelia Kingsbridge

And these get better and better. Absolutely in love with this couple and continued mindfuck of a mystery. 

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