The Truth in My Lies by Ivy Smoak
Plot: I’m not supposed to leave the house. But what my husband doesn’t know won’t kill him. I break his rules every morning on my runs. It’s always been best when I have a routine. So every day I wake up, run, clean the house, wish for a better life, repeat. And every day is exactly the same. Except for Thursdays. I live and breathe for Thursdays. It’s when he comes. I watch him from a distance. I can’t help myself. But I was never supposed to talk to him.
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My Review / My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I started this book not knowing what to expect and I must say that I was surprised in a great way. From the beginning I felt sorry for Adeline, the way she was living her life is heartbreaking.
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La fin de semaine de camping by Catherine Bourgault
PLOT: Malgré sa grandeur d’âme, Sophie voit toujours le verre à moitié vide. Et il y a assurément une raison expliquant ce cynisme que lui reprochent ses amies. Claudia et Mahée perceront-elles enfin ce mystère alors que toutes trois troqueront les talons hauts et le parfum contre les bottes de caoutchouc et le chasse-moustiques pour leur sortie de filles sacrée. cette année au terrain de camping ?
Les toilettes publiques immondes, la douche en compagnie d’araignées et les voisins aussi étranges que douteux forceront la bonne Sophie à constater à quel point la ville lui est chère. Mais avec le charmant Marc dans les parages, tout n’est pas si sombre, finalement. Celui-ci détient peut-être la clé pour comprendre la personnalité tumultueuse de la jeune femme et l’amadouer. ( read more here )
My Review / My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was such a fun and refreshing book. I am a camping girl and I totally understand this story which makes me really happy.
Three girls decide to go on a weekend camping trip. The three days that they spend there are full of challenges, mostly because Sophie hates camping. Add to the story a good-looking man and the story gets even more interesting.
This book was so easy to read that in a few days I was done with it. But that is not a bad thing, it`s been quite long that I didn’t flip the pages of a book with so much joy.
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
PLOT: In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners…..One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. ( read more here )
My Review/ My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don’t think that I can find many words to describe this book. It is simply heartbreaking and sad but at the same time is showing the resilience that a human being is capable off. Even after reading and seeing movies about the concentration camps, it is still hard to read about it and all the suffering people had to go through.
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
PLOT: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. ( read more here )
My Review/My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is one of those reads that you can’t regret for picking it up or spend your money on. It took me a while to finish it, but it wasn’t because the book is not good. On the contrary, every time I was reading it, it was giving me such a great, warm feeling that I didn’t want to finish it.
Michelle Obama is letting us inside of her world, inside of her heart and she is putting herself out there regardless of her insecurities and fears. I simply love how she stays humble even after she reaches the top. She started from the bottom and reached the higher level by simply never giving up and by being herself even when circumstances where telling her to do otherwise. The fact that she never lost her focus and she always remembered to help those that needed her just shows what an amazing human being she is.
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It’s been about a month that we started to stay inside, social distancing is a must, they say. Normally, social distancing doesn’t bother me at all. However, I don’t know if it’s because someone else is telling me I have to do it, I kinda start to get depressed because of it.
In the beginning it was all about me staying inside, being happy cause I have more me time and no time in traffic and I can open my book as soon as I’m done work. It was more time spent with my family, enjoy the kids more, quality time. It was about taking a bath and don’t have to worry that I have to get out in traffic the next day as my office is in my livingroom for now. It was fun, and cozy, and calm. In the beginning…
The last few days I felt like something switched. No, I don’t want to go and socialize but it’s like my insecurities are starting to surface once again. It’s like I’m scared again to live, it’s like I’m losing myself once again. It’s like books don’t help as much anymore, and quality time with my family became a routine from each we all need a break. This is life now…
Will this be life from now on? Will we have to fear people when we are outside? Wait in a line outside to go into a store? Not be able to see our friends? Put our plans on hold or simply forget about them? Will we ever go back to just live? 🤷♀️
I wonder…that’s all…I don’t think I’m waiting for an answer…
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Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
PLOT: A savage crime has rocked a working-class neighbourhood of Boston; four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father is lying in an intensive care unit, his survival in doubt. He is the principal suspect. (read more here )
My Review / My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I must say that I don’t really like books that involve detectives and crimes. But occasionally a story grabs my attention and I give it a try.
This is one of those books that really impressed me. From the beginning I was grabbed by the story and I had to stop several times and just let myself recover from what I just read. I don’t know if what really made me love this book is the fact that children were involved or the fact that we didn’t know what to expect. The struggle of the parents and the dedication of the medical staff is impressive.
The entire book is based on two families that were killed, and as the story evolves you keep thinking that anyone involved can be a suspect. I really liked the fact that we didn’t have clues until the last few chapters. Like this, the suspense was present until the end.
If you like a good suspense and crime book, I highly recommend giving this a try!
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
PLOT: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (read more here )
My review / My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Harry Potter … No matter if you are a reader or not it is impossible that you haven’t heard of this story. You probably saw the movies, or maybe seen it on TV and you just switched channels. But you know about it, that is for sure.I was one of those that never watched the movies and I never felt an interest towards the books either. I just had this idea that I will not like the story and that I might just lose my time. But ohhh, how wrong I was. One day I asked my kids to bring me the first book from the library.
My idea was to read the book with them and to watch the movie right after. They were not really interested in my plans 😀 . So, I continued reading the book by myself. I was hooked from the beginning. I don’t know how I ever thought that I might not like the story. It is simply great! It makes you want to be part of that world; it makes you want to start magic. 😊 Continue reading “#bookreview … Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling”