I’m your orbiter
I’ve always been here
I’ll keep the dust away, because I know it makes you sneeze
and I’ll play your song one more time
crying out for its lover
a single moment
the dust settling again
bracing my heart, for the impact of your arrival
… I had to order 3 books from a library two hours away, since my library got rid of all of these books😔 How did I miss that sale?
These books are what got me started on my book obsession. And Encyclopedia Brown, of course.
This book is stamped 1974; I was two years old.
There are not too many books I will read over and again; but it has been so long since I read this story that everything is brand new and like I am reading it for the first time.
Please tell me you have read these stories!
… I received 4 boxes of civil war books I could never afford to buy. Definitely blessed.
Well, I finished this book over a week ago, and have been avoiding writing a review on it ever since. I liked it well enough, but I certainly did not love it like the previous 3 books in the series. I had no sense of enjoyment every time I picked it up to read it. The first thing I always checked was where my bookmark was, and how much farther I had to go. It is hard to read a book that you just aren’t loving.
The things I didn’t like were …. The length of the book. I felt like there was way too much detail to every single thing in the book that was not necessary and did not add to the story. Then there were so many characters, I had a hard time keeping up with all of the different story lines and subplots and interactions with everyone. The last few chapters felt like everything was just tossed out there to tie everything together.
I love the characters of Strike and Robin, and they were both going through personal issues that lent a new dynamic to their working and personal relationship. The blackmailing and possible decades old murder of a child are what was driving the story plot, and it was just too much.
I’m not the only one who took issue with this story. I have seen more reviews with the same complaints I have than reviews that were all positive.
Will I read the next story in the series? Absolutely! I also had huge issues with her novel “The Casual Vacancy”, but it did not stop me from picking up the first book in this series, “The Cuckoo’s Calling”. My review on “The Casual Vacancy” had comments from most that felt the same way I did. And one comment from someone who had a real issue with the fact that I did not like the book, and dared to say so on my own blog that I pay money for to keep up every year 😊 Such is life; you can’t please everyone. You can see my rant over that story, nearly 4 years ago, here: The Casual Vacancy book and TV Show
I got 12 books from my local library yesterday, so I am back to enjoyable reading time! How did you feel about this book?
This last shirt, Feed Me, is really getting my goat… I threw one away this weekend; and again, these bottom letters will not stick to the shirt. The whole black flower background and wording is one piece of vinyl; and as you can see, I still have the transfer paper on the bottom…
Either way, I am making pillows of the “I Read Past My Bedtime”.
And tomorrow; I have two different stories to work on.
Happy Friday; I give you well wishes that you are more productive than me…
It has been a long time since I have done a Friday Fun Facts post, and it is long overdue. Today’s topic: Bizarre book facts.
- Best selling book of all time: The Holy Bible
- Book that is stolen the most: I have seen two different answers on this, with the Bible being one; but the book I saw referenced the most is The Guinness Book of World Records.
- Longest book to date: A la recherche du temps perduby Marcel Proust contains an estimated 9,609,000 characters (each letter counts as one character. Spaces are also counted, as one character each). The title translates to “Remembrance of Things Past“.
- Author with most published books: L. Ron Hubbard, with 1,084 published works.
- Most expensive book: Bay Psalm Book; auctioned for 14,165,000.00 at Sotheby’s.
- Oldest story known: The Epic of Gilgamesh; written on clay tablets between 2700-2500 BC.
Do you know of any strange or fun facts about books? I would love to hear them!
3: Guinness World Records