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What a powerful read, and at the end, I'm in tears.
As a parent, I couldn't imagine having to bury your child. Adult or not. It is something I know I wouldn't ever get over, so my heart cries for her dad.
This book is from Mitch's point-of-view, and being her dad and best friend, he knew more than anyone.
I remember watching it all unfold in the media, them calling her 'Wino'. Seeing her dad's view really opened my eyes to her situation. She wasn't lost, or even a druggie, though at one point she had to kick drugs. She was a drunk. A fatal drunk. She wanted to be sober, but was caught in a cycle.
Such a sad way to go. Yet, if you look at that '27 club', weren't they all drunks and super talented?!
If you're a fan, read this. You will gain so much respect for her and her dad. More than you already have. If you're not a fan, read it. You probably have some misconceptions about her like I did. Thank the media for that....
What an ending!
I love how you get to the end and it gives you a glimpse into the future. All those questions you have raised, get some closure and you are left to imagine what it's like from there-on-out. I like that. Most books leave you wondering.
Plus the story all comes together. Yeah it leaves the future open for more, but the 7 book tale truly comes to an end.
I also don't hate Snape anymore. I want to but I can't, not now....
Yup, even though they are decent size books, or you think you know the story from seeing the films, you need to read them. I'm so glad I did, and yeah, I'll probably read The Cursed Child and the Fantastic Beasts books.
Now to watch the film and pray they do my favorite part in the book justice. Since they've omitted the house elves from the other films, I won't hold my breath. Just know Dobby is still my favorite character.
This was such a great read, and a sad one too.
I cried near the very end. Such an incredible loss, to the story, to the series.
Yet I find myself again wondering if this is one of my favorites. The twists and turns in this one, as well as Dumbledore finally letting Harry further into the knowledge he has, is what keeps you turning page after page.
I just hope the movie does this one justice. I'm not going to hold my breath though, the book is always better.
This has got to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest book I have ever read.
You would think it would be daunting but actually, while it took me forever and a day to complete, it flowed so well that I always had a hard time putting it down. Life just got in the way for me, not the book.
This one had me more sad at times. It had moments that you didn't want to happen and they still did. I'm left with a 'Poor Potter' feeling. It sucks. Yet I want more.
The one thing I will tell you about the story is that this is the book where Harry finally understands who he is and matures some. So many of his questions, even ones he didn't know he had were answered. It brought a lot of everything together.
Still it's not over, so I must continue.
A real page turner!
I have loved this series. The first two books were not only an introduction of sorts into the witch and wizard world of Hogwart's, but a collection of small adventures.
This book is all that and more. It has a dark note. It takes the reader to the scariest depths of Hogwart's.
At this point, this book is my favorite. I can't wait to read on!
I felt like this book exactly what I would hope from it. Another year at school and another year of adventures. As these kids learn magic, they learn how to mature and grow as human beings as well. Near the very end of the book, Dumbledore teaches Harry the most valuable lesson of the whole school year. It was well worth reading to get to.
Why do I hate the Malfoy's so much? They take villainy a little too far. Ugh.
The stand-out character was definitely Dumbledore's phoenix! Just sayin'. I love that bird!
Can't wait to watch the film! I've seen it years ago, but want a refresher now. And onto book 3 we go!
* Free Book Friday August 24 Truth and Solace *
Love at Solace Lake Book Three by Jana Richards
Truth and Solace
Love at Solace Lake
Love is worth the risk…
When their grandfather dies, the Lindquist sisters, Harper, Scarlet and Maggie, inherit the northern Minnesota fishing lodge that had been in their family for three generations. The inheritance is bittersweet. They were raised at the lodge by their grandparents. The natural beauty of the place hasn’t changed, but the building itself is crumbling and desperately in need of repair. The lodge also reminds them of what they lost. Twenty-two years previously, their parents died there in what was ruled a murder/suicide.
As the sisters struggle to breathe new life into the failing lodge, old fears and questions rise to the surface even as new love presents itself. Why did their father murder their mother? What truths did their grandparents keep from them? The sisters must fight to keep the wounds of the past from putting their futures, and their fledgling relationships, in jeopardy.
The truth could destroy them. Or set them free.
Maggie Lindquist left Solace Lake determined never to return. Circumstances have pulled her back and she’s helping to restore her family’s dilapidated fishing lodge. When she agreed to the plan she didn’t expect to have to work side by side with the man who abandoned her ten years earlier. She didn’t expect to like him, or want him ever again. But can she trust him as she once did?
Luke Carlsson rushes home to tend to his ailing mother. Her lengthy illness means he needs to stay, at least temporarily. And to stay, he needs to work. Solace Lake Lodge offers him a job and an opportunity to work with the woman he’s never stopped loving. But the restoration is unleashing secrets hidden for decades and no one is left unscathed. Especially not Maggie and Luke, whose love needs to be resilient enough to forgive, and strong enough to build a future together.
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My first time reading the series, and what do I think?!
Fantastic and magical!
Even better than the film too! This story, the first in the Harry Potter series, is everything I had hoped for and more! There were moments in the story that were more vivid and descriptive than the film brought to life. It was what I didn't even know I needed.
A quick read too. From easy story telling, to this magical world and even more magical characters, you are at the end before you know it.
I'm heading right into the next book too. I just can't wait.
A book for punk lovers, like me!
Most of my favorite bands got their start at The Roxy. It was a night club in the late 70's that didn't last very long, but in that time it was magic!
Bands like The Clash, The Lurkers, Siouxie and the Banshees, all played in this club. For me, learning more about the owners, Susan and Andrew was fascinating. I also loved the detailed timeline of the club. Most of this stuff I had no idea about.
If you love punk like I do, get this book. You will be hooked from cover to cover!
What an exciting little read!
It was my first time reading a book from Brad Thor, and I loved the subject matter. Who wouldn't enjoy an espionage thriller with Somali pirates? I know I did, and it also made me want to read more from the author. I even may start this series right, since this novella is #11.5 in the series, but I didn't know that when I sat to read it. I don't think it mattered anyway. I don't feel like I missed out on anything previously so it's all good.
Another cute story.
This one was an introduction to Cinderella's daughter, who also happens to be the next in line to be Cinderella. I'm not sure why history has to repeat itself there, but in the story, that is Ashlynn Ella's destiny.
It didn't really tell us anything else, except she is going away to school.
Short but sweet, I look forward to the next one.