Books 5-10: One line reviews

Wow. It’s been some time since my last post. Time flies when you’re bogged down by stress, anxiety and drinking until you can’t feel feelings anymore.

But I have been reading, so do not worry. It seems to be one of the best cures for my anxiety. Well that and meat lover’s pizza.

I haven’t been reading as fast as I did at the beginning of the challenge but I’m certainly not behind! What I haven’t been doing though, naughty LibraryLyndsey, is keeping up my reviews on this lil ol bloggy. So I thought I’d catch up by doing one line reviews for books 5-10.

Here we go, folks.

Book 5: “Charlotte and Emily: A Novel of the Brontes” by Jude Morgan
5 out of 5 stars
Review: The Brontes are unable to reconcile their imagination and literary desires with the harshness of the realities of the outside world… Relatable.

Book 6: “Moral Disorder” by Margaret Atwood
4 out of 5 stars
Review: Margaret Atwood is such a good writer that she makes me want to give up any literary aspirations I may have and sell straw hats on the highway instead.

Book 7: “The Reinvention of Love” by Helen Humphreys
2 out of 5 stars
Review: Whiney French journalist has affair with Victor Hugo’s wife and then gets old.

Book 8: “Small Island” by Andrea Levy
5 out of 5 stars
Review: A mind-blowingly fantastic novel about a Jamaican couple who are disillusioned when they move to England after WW2 and realize the British aren’t as cool beans as they thought they were… but at least they’re better than the Americans!

Book 9: “Before Green Gables” by Budge Wilson
3 out of 5 stars
Review: A well thought out prequel to the Anne series, this book makes you realize why Montgomery didn’t write a prequel herself: because Anne’s an orphan and it’s bloody depressing!

Book 10: “Matilda” by Roald Dahl
(A childhood favourite, I have allowed at least some of my #50BookPledge books to be re-reads.)
5 out of 5 stars
Review: Matilda, the extraordinary little being she is, is a little hero of mine… so much so that AS I was reading this book, I had her likeness tattooed on my back!

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Yup. ‘Tis true. I had this tattoo done a week and a half ago. My very first! I chose it because how wonderful the sketch is, because of what Matilda means to me, and of course because of the literary-ness of it all. “The Reader of Books” is the title of the first chapter of Matilda.

So now I am a certified badass because of my tattoo although some people tell me that because the tattoo is of a little girl reading a book, it cancels out the badass-ness of it all but I say no! It only makes me MORE of a badass because I don’t care what no one thinks, man! I march to the beat of my own drum!

(Can badasses still have Disney movie marathons on Saturday nights?)

Cheers and love,
Library Lyndsey

 

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