JULY BOOK PHOTO CHALLENGE
Day 3: Fluffy read
Last Chance, by Sarah Dessen
Look at the beauty I received yesterday!
April Book Photo Challenge Day 6: Books and animals
Yes, ‘twas I that killed the dog
August Book Photo Challenge: Day Two
↳TBR Pile - Books I plan to read by the end of this year (Not pictured: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)
books-cupcakes August Book Photo Challenge
Day 8: Most Reread Book
All of the above. Before every new movie was released. And then some.
I’ve got a pile of Penguins to read.
Short description, taken from Goodreads:
Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry.
The catch—and there’s always a catch—is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues.
Review by Sarah
(4,5 - 5 out of 5 stars)
After having watched (and loved) the Millenium movies more than just once, I finally got the first of the books a few weeks ago. At first I was a bit worried that I might not enjoy it that much because I’m usually not into any sort of crime or suspense novels at all, but I turned out to absolutely love it. Even though I had a lot of exams and had to study without end, I read this book in record time - it’s probably the first crime novel I ever relt like re-reading.
I loved book-Lisbeth and book-Mikael just as much or maybe even more than their movie-equivalents. I liked the very strong feminist voice. I liked how exciting and gripping the story was, even though I knew it beforehand. I liked how slowly this book evolved without ever getting boring - it would surely have been possible to tell it in half the amount of pages, but probably just half as good. I liked all the little details that were (understandably) left out in the movies and that gave the book so much more depth. In short, I absolutely loved the book and got the second one the moment I finished the first.
I was bothered by a few very small things which made me not rate it the full five stars - like, that Lisbeth was constantly described as “anorexic” because she’s so skinny, even though it was determined very soon in the book that she has no eating disorder whatsoever, or the technical details that were sort of dumped on me as a reader and that were neither very interesting for me nor brought the story any further - but these things did not really hinder me from enjoying this book at all.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a really amazing book, and if you have been thinking about getting it, I advise you to do it right now.
Fleur finally found a place where my kids can’t reach her. Smart kitty.