Another great read I love these two characters and reading about them and can not wait to see what they do next and where the story goes, just when IAnother great read I love these two characters and reading about them and can not wait to see what they do next and where the story goes, just when I think I have it pegged it goes in a completely different direction....more
This book should be looked at as a book entirely of its own and should not be compared to Mocking Bird. If you do that then you may find that you willThis book should be looked at as a book entirely of its own and should not be compared to Mocking Bird. If you do that then you may find that you will be able to see it for what it is, which is an amazing book.
It also needs to be understood that this was written BEFORE MB, and MB derived from this manuscript which for me only makes me more fond of MB and now Go Set A Watchman.
I found this book to be quite funny at times and I love the woman that Scout grew up to be, and also loved seeing what the future held for her after MB. I did miss the presence of Jem and Dill, but I loved that we got to see more sides to Uncle Jack and Aunt Alexandra that we didn't get to see in MB.
I did find that some bits were a bit difficult to read and seemed redundant as they didn't really contribute to the story, this could have been due to the fact that it is reportedly in its original unedited state.
For me GSAW will be just as meaningful as MB is and in no way shape or form do I love Aticus anyless. The "purists" need to read between the lines and stop being so self-righteous.
The problem for me is that I now wish I knew what happens to them all from here. What will Scout be capable of and what will the changing face of Maycomb look like. It's quite a tease, you often wonder what happens to characters after the book is finished and we got that chance with GSAW, but it's not nearly enough....more
Such an AMAZING book! So hard to put down, I'm not sure my poor husband can cope as I now plan to read the other four books as I'm hoping they will beSuch an AMAZING book! So hard to put down, I'm not sure my poor husband can cope as I now plan to read the other four books as I'm hoping they will be just as hard to put down.
The thing that I like most about LM's books is that she just gets it, the way you can sometimes feel in a marriage/relationship and the hurt that you both Inflict on each other, whether you mean to or not. She explains these complex feelings in such a way that is so overtly profound that it's hard to not get emotional at times as you can instantly relate and go "Yep, I've felt THAT before!"
I see from the comments that people have skimmed or skipped over E's parts as they found them too hard to read and unrealistic. As someone who has suffered through infertility I can most definitely say that LM has explained expertly the thoughts and feelings that we sometimes have a hard time expressing ourselves. Sometimes you feel utterly insane for what you think and feel and while other times you feel just numb, it was hard for me to read these sections as it did bring some stuff back for me. LM is so great at describing these scenes that I think most people would be surprised at how real these scenes actually are.
Great book can't read her other books! I most definitely a fan now. ...more
I found this book on a "hard to put down" list and I'm so glad I did, as it has lived up to the expectation. When I started reading this book I thoughI found this book on a "hard to put down" list and I'm so glad I did, as it has lived up to the expectation. When I started reading this book I thought it was completely about something else and found it was a pleasant surprise that it was told in three different perspectives. However, if the book had gone on to be in all of Celia's POV, I probably would not have kept reading.
It was so intriguing to see where the story was going and watch as the plot unfolded, I especially liked how the three POV's intertwined with each other. This book is a great look at humanity and at how people really feel when in a relationship or marriage. It's also a great look at how we deal with real life problems, in such a real life way that the the book is instantly relatable.
Every book needs to have an Epilogue like this one which answers all your questions with out you having to ask them! I'm about to start "What Alice Forgot" as it was on the same list and hope it is just as hard to put down as this book was. ...more
I am in love with this series! I don't get much done at all when reading these books, BIG thank you to Raine for getting me the first book and startinI am in love with this series! I don't get much done at all when reading these books, BIG thank you to Raine for getting me the first book and starting me off on the series.
This one had me riveted just as much as the first book had, the characters and the story were so much fun to read. I love that while reading you try and piece together all the clues that are given to you and try and figure it all out along with Cormoran and Robin. Bring on the next book! I can't wait to see what happens to these two.
I was so looking forward to reading this book despite the controversy surrounding it, To Kill A Mocking Bird was "the" book for me and what started myI was so looking forward to reading this book despite the controversy surrounding it, To Kill A Mocking Bird was "the" book for me and what started my love of reading like so many others.
I understand that this is a memoir of the time that the author Marja Mills spent in Monroeville and not a Harper Lee biography. However I did not enjoy The Mocking Bird Next Door at all, so much so that I didn't even finish it, I didn't even make it half way. I found this book to be incredibly boring, flat and just a pain to read.
I found her sentence structure and paragraphs to be unfinished and poorly edited. MM describes the places and people she had visited with either Alice or Nelle poorly;it felt as though she had only described the situations, people and places half way. I find the text is far too jumpy, you go from "A" to "B" waiting for the author to go back and finish what she was trying to describe about "A", which she does not. MM takes far too long to get to her point and can not adequately describe through language her experiences to make the reader feel like they are there with her experiencing what she supposedly had. The author claims that HL approved what was to be in the book so weather the lack of description or conviction of the text is a result of that remains to be seen.