I’m not sure what it is with me and endings. I noticed that every now and then I get really engrossed in a book, thinking I’ve found one I really enjoy, only to be disappointed by the ending. Maybe it has something to do with cliffhangers? When I first picked up The Rules for Disappearing,…
When it comes to my bookshelf, I separate my books according to language and whether they’re fiction or non-fiction.
I’ve had another week behind me, basically enjoying my freedom from responsibilities. I cleared all the clutter from my room and threw out all those university readings and notebooks I don’t need anymore.
I can’t remember the last time I loved a book that made me so so angry! Virtuosity did it for me. I must say I experienced a roller coaster ride of emotions. There were moments I felt happy and mesmerised and others where I felt sad and furious. Martinez writes beautifully and knows how to surprise her readers, which I already said about her second book, The Space Between Us. They are moving stories with beautiful prose and lots of surprises.
There are some elements in books that are so important to me, they form the foundation of whether or not I enjoy reading a particular book.