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Twitterature: November 2014

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I’m linking up again with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy to share a few short & sweet book reviews of the things I’ve been reading over the last month. The concept is that your reviews would be the length of a tweet on twitter – hence the name Twitterature. But don’t worry – nobody will be counting your characters when you are done!

Recently I’ve read…

Reached by Ally Condie

Star Rating: ****

13125947A fitting ending to the series. The concept for the book’s overlying truths was fascinating and struck close to home with the Ebola outbreak all over the news as I was reading this. There are a lot of small details of this book that made it stick with me and linger throughout the day even when I wasn’t reading and weeks later I still think of it often.

#thepilot #hewillarrivebyair #hewillarrivebysea #lovetrianglefinallyasquare #brieflyapentagon

Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World by Jón Gnarr

Star Rating: ***

20697561A how to guide for starting your own political party meets political memoir meets soapbox. Some chapters of this book were more interesting than others and occasionally it felt a overly self praising, but overall it was interesting and informative and I definitely know a lot more about Gnarr, Reykjavik and politics than I did before reading.

#ashortquickread #gnarrisgnarrly #lovedhisinterviewoncraigferguson

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Star Rating: ****

81jFUz+G9lL._SL1500_Much like the other Rainbow Rowell books I’ve read, my only complaint with this book is that her writing tends to turn me into an obsessive junkie that must read the entire book in basically one sitting. Rowell’s characters have a way of becoming very dear to you very quickly and I cannot help but relate to them, even if we have little in common.

#stillfangirlinghard #beth&lincoln4eva #swoon #90s/milleniumreferencesgalore

Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

Star Rating: ***

843240I loved this movie as a child but I either remember VERY little about the actual plot or the movie is vastly different from the book (or books as apparently Bedknob & Broomstick was originally two books). I thought the stories were interesting but something in the writing fell flat for me and it took me awhile to finish reading.

#themoviemightbebetter #totallynegligentcaregiversaywhaaaa

What book have you read recently?

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7 thoughts on “Twitterature: November 2014”

  1. Did your kiddos like Bedknob and Broomstick? Mine are close in age, and I was wondering if I should add it to their lists…

  2. Haha, I love the way you write your reviews + the hashtags. Hilarious.

    I didn’t feel quite so happy with the Matched ending, and I think it has something to do with alternating narrators. Bugs the crap out of me usually.

    Attachments, now that was my jam. Love Rainbow Rowell.

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