10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World was one of my favourite books of 2019 so I was looking forward to seeing where Elif Shafak was going to go next.Continue reading “The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak”
Thanks to Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
So, I actually read this book a number of months ago and I’ve started writing a review for it at various points since but I could never really get my head in the right place to talk about it properly. There is something so incredibly difficult about writing a review for a book that you absolutely love and this was one of those books for me.
Thanks to Canongate and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I feel like I’ve been completely behind on my reviews lately (this is not so much a feeling as a fact) and being a high school teacher who has had to completely reinvent her way of working has made things more than a little busy recently. I’m going to try and catch up a little with my reviews over the next few weeks, I think I’m sitting at about a 67% ratio on NetGalley at the moment and I want to try and get that up to maybe about 70% over the next week because there are quite a lot of books I have read but haven’t had a chance to review. To try and speed things up a little bit I am going to be dictating my reviews using a voice recognition programme so if my reviews seem a bit “chattier” then that might be the reason why. It’s also quite a fun exercise to see how Microsoft Word deals with accents, every time I say “rather” it thinks I am saying “robber” which is rather fun.
Thanks to Penguin Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
This almost felt like two different books to me, and I liked one a lot better than the other.