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text 2019-11-20 20:53
Reading progress update: I've read 187 out of 322 pages.
Supernavigators: Exploring the Wonders of How Animals Find Their Way - David Barrie

We're past the insects now.

Phew!

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text 2019-11-20 20:19
BEZPŁATNY e-book w aplikacji Legimi z OKAZJI dziesiątych urodzin

Legimi rozpoczyna świętowanie swoich dziesiątych urodzin. W tym czasie firma zmieniła się z księgarni z e-bookami eksperymentującej ze sprzedażą „firmowych” tabletów „Dante”, do dominującego gracza na rynku abonamentowego dostępu do e-booków.

 

Legimi obchodzi dziesiąte urodziny (źródło: www.legimi.pl)

 

Teraz firma rozdaje e-booki, które będzie można pobrać na swoje konto w Legimi i czytać w firmowej aplikacji. W wiadomości przesłanej dziś przez Artura Wasilewskiego do użytkowników Legimi, można przeczytać m.in. „W związku z tą jakże wzruszającą rocznicą rozpoczynamy świętowanie! W ciągu najbliższych tygodni (a nawet miesięcy - jak świętować, to na całego) szczególnie warto śledzić wiadomości od nas. Uprzedzamy, że najbardziej spektakularną niespodziankę zostawiamy na koniec”.

 

Tablet Dante (źródło: tabletowo.pl)

 

W pierwszej (z zapowiadanych wielu akcji) do wyboru jest jedna z tuzina książek:

Remigiusz Mróz „Kasacja”;

Katarzyna Puzyńska „Motylek”;

Camilla Läckberg „Fjällbacka. Księżniczka z lodu”;

Wojciech Chmielarz „Podpalacz”;

Jo Nesbo „Człowiek nietoperz”;

Ałbena Grabowska „Stulecie Winnych. Tom I. Ci, którzy przeżyli”;

Max Czornyj „Grzech”;

Stieg Larsson „Millennium. Mężczyźni, którzy nienawidzą kobiet”;

Stephen King „Pan Mercedes”;

Harlan Coben „Bez skrupułów”;

Vincent V. Severski „Nielegalni”;

Jacek Piekara „Ja, inkwizytor. Bicz Boży”.

 

Zachęcam do skorzystania z przesłanych mi kodów. Zamieszczam je poniżej. Jeden kod może być użyty jeden raz przez jedną osobę. Aby dodać książkę do swojej półki w Legimi, należy wejść na stronę akcji „Pierwszy z serii”, wpisać kod i zalogować się na swoje konto (lub zarejestrować się). Książka będzie dostępna w aplikacji mobilnej.

Kody Legimi do akcji „Pierwszy z serii”

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Testowy okres Legimi może trwać 30 dni (źródło: www.legimi.pl)

 

Jeśli chcesz bezpłatnie przetestować wypożyczalnię Legimi, wejdź z tego odsyłacza. Możliwe, że otrzymasz 30 dni dostępu gratis. Warto sprawdzić, bo zazwyczaj (bez polecenia) jest to 7 lub 14 dni.

 

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text 2019-11-20 19:40
Reading progress update: I've read 153 out of 322 pages.
Supernavigators: Exploring the Wonders of How Animals Find Their Way - David Barrie

I know it's me, not the book. I just have no interest in moths and other insects - with the exception of bees. Absolutely no interest at all.

The last 100+ pages seem to have mostly featured moths and butterflies...at least it feels that way...and I'm rapidly loosing interest.

This is a shame because Barrie's writing is actually quite good, if a little jumpy. 

 

 

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review 2019-11-20 19:21
Willa Gets Wild in Wilde in Love
Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle - Eloisa James

Genre: Historical

 

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

 

Miss Willa Ffynche is a master at navigating English high society in the Regency era. Keeping her vivacious personality and love of bawdy jokes to herself, she makes herself one of the most refined, desirable ladies of the Season, along with her best friend Lavinia.

What she most definitely does not want is to be a public spectacle. And that’s exactly what Lord Alaric Wilde will make her if she gets tangled up with the likes of him.

 

Alaric never thought he would be famous when he started writing about his daring adventures abroad. But when he returns home, his ship is met by a mob of screaming ladies who adore him and have his likeness posted on their walls. To make matters worse, he finds out a godawful play is starring him in a fictionalized adventure.

 

When he meets Willa, he is drawn to her. She was beautiful and witty and everything he wanted. But she would have nothing to do with a man so infamous. Unless he could convince her otherwise.

 

I really enjoyed this book. I tend to read regencies where the heroine is either socially awkward or is in some way an outcast from high society so it is refreshing to read a book about someone who navigates the world successfully.

 

Lord Alaric is, well, about the same as any other rakish Regency hero. But I enjoyed him anyway. Sometimes if the plot device ain’t broke…

 

What I didn’t care for, though, was Willa, or at least how her personality was drawn out by Alaric. In public, she is very prim and proper, if a little bookish. But when she’s in private with Alaric, she’s confident and care-free. However, it felt more like an abrupt change in character than an actual character arc. She never felt like she was holding back in public, so her “real” personality felt inauthentic.

 

I didn’t care for the villain, the love-crazed woman who wrote the play. She was a weird mix of religious fanatic and teeny-bopper and it didn’t work for me. Maybe if I saw more of her background I would like her as a villain more. Her mental instability wasn’t well fleshed out at all. She was instead a half-baked plot device. The bloodthirsty Lady Helena Biddle who hunted Alaric before disappearing less than halfway through the story would have been a better villain. Yes, she was two-dimensional, but at least she made sense.

However, people looking for a run-of-the-mill Regency will probably enjoy Wilde in Love. It didn’t give me any thrills, but I bet these characters will resonate well with other readers.

Have you read Wilde in Love? What did you think?

 

Get Wilde in Love at your local bookstore.

 

Disclaimer: these links are affiliate links, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase a book through one of them but at no additional cost to you. 50 percent of my affiliate earnings is donated to Trees for the Future.

Source: loversquarrelreviews.com/2019/11/11/willa-gets-wild-in-wilde-in-love
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text 2019-11-20 17:52
Reading progress update: I've read 200 out of 400 pages.
The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness - Susannah Cahalan

Not only is the title making sense, it's got a ton of layers. As someone with more than one mental illness, this is really hitting home with me. If I had been born in 1900, I would have been committed to an asylum for a series of electroshock therapy and orgasms. Or I would have killed myself. 

 

Thank god things aren't THAT bad anymore. But they are far from okay. Invisible illnesses are shitty to deal with. Nobody believes you are sick.

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