I love Goodreads. I’ve used it on and off for years now. In November I deleted my old account and started again. I don’t know why but it’s been exactly what I needed. I’ve kept up to date with my reading challenge this year and I’ve been loving logging everything in Goodreads.
If you would like to follow me on Goodreads then please feel free, my username is: Katherine Orr
I have to say though, I don’t get into the community of Goodreads, I use it to track my reading, read other people’s reviews of books I’m interested in and find quotes. And that’s it. I would love it to feel more like a social network though, so any suggestions on how to do that would be much appreciated.
I’ve started reading the series again. It has to have been at least 10/12 years since I last read A Series Of Unfortunate Events and I’m not sure I even made it to the end of the series.
I loved the film that came out years ago and I really enjoyed the Netflix TV show and I am absolutely loving rereading the books.
Lemony Snicket as the narrator is brilliant. He goes beyond foreshadowing and straight up tells you who’s going to die later in each book, he doesn’t lull you into a false sense of security that maybe this time everything will end nicely for Violet, Klaus and Sunny and I (unlike alot of people it seems) love how he defines some of the more unusual words he uses.
Any child reading this book will learn new words and won’t just skip them because they don’t know what they mean, as someone passionate about encouraging young people to read more these are the perfect books!
In all honesty I cannot remember what happens in this series, but I can’t wait to find out!
May so far has been mental and as far as I can tell that isn’t going to change anytime soon.
I’m moving house on the 18th so the majority of my books have been tucked away in boxes (which makes me sad because my bookshelves look so empty) and I’ve had to be selective with the few books I’ve left out.
The Sex Myth – Dr Brooke Magnanti
Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
Dethroning Mammon – Archbishop Justin Welby
Hopefully by the 20th I will be all moved in with my books back on their shelves and I’ll be able to read a few more books, but for now this will do nicely!
These are the other books I’ve read in April on top of my holiday reading wrap ups which can be found here and here.
Finding Sanctuary – Abbot Christopher Jamieson
4 Stars: I really enjoyed this, I’ve never (to my knowledge) read a book by a monk. It was interesting to hear his perspective on modern day life. He presented the reader with a number of ways in which we can learn to find sanctuary in the business of everyday life.
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon:
3 Stars: I took a long time to read this book, I’m not sure if that was because I wasn’t enjoying it enough or because I was just busy. Either way I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping to.
Punk Monk – Andy Freeman and Pete Greig:
4 Stars: I have already done a full review of this book which you can read here, but suffice to say i loved this one.
Gatecrashing – Brian and Tracey Healey:
5 Stars: I loved this book. It was all about a 24/7 prayer movement in Ibiza. Basically this couple moved their lives to Ibiza to live in the community and bring Christ to the party-goers of Ibiza.
Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur:
4 Stars: I really enjoyed this book of poetry, it was incredibly powerful and raw. For me though it just wasn’t as good as The Princess Saves Herself In This One.