slipping a smidge of reading in during my lunch break 😊
I’ve seen many #bookstagram reviews raving about this novel and around the same amount from readers just not into it. So far (~150 pages in), I’m falling somewhere in between 🤷🏻♀️ Perhaps by the end I’ll have a stronger opinion along the love-hate spectrum?
I wasn’t immediately drawn in—Eleanor is an unappealing character from the start. But I stuck with it out of curiosity to piece together Eleanor’s past and understand her quirks. I almost put the book down around page 60 because her obsession with the rock musician seemed so juvenile and odd, and it seemed to be tending in a direction that would be predictably heartbreaking for her hopelessly romantic instincts. But Eleanor’s growing social connections with Raymond and Sammy kept my interest. I’m beginning to enjoy the humor more now, and it feels like this read could have some plot twists.
Another part of why I’ve stuck with it is that I tend to enjoy books that explore strained mother-daughter dynamics— Eleanor’s relationship with her mother is a definite dark undercurrent in this story!
For those who’ve read #EleanorOliphantIsCompletelyFine , did it resonate with you from the start? Was this a DNF for you? Was there a moment when you suddenly became more infested in Eleanor’s character?
Qotd: Which templates would you like to see in the future?🌻
Hey there my little lemons🍋 FINALLY, a regular post from me! Hell yeah it's time for me to get my shit together again and post stuff lol sooo I just quickly wanted to thank you guys for all the love you're showing my templates! I have so much fun creating them and seeing you use them! Especially now that I announced my new template series "mystical creatures" you guys have been absolutely amazing! I've been getting such good ideas and inspirations and I'm so thankful for your support💛 I'll post the rest of the "aura color" series the next two days and then next week I'll start the new one which I'm very excited about! Let me tell you that much: the design is VERY different and I think you'll love it🧚 ...
#qotp : New or used books?
I’ve been really disliking my theme and it’s been causing me not to take photos so HELLO NEW THEME 👋👋 I promise I won’t change my theme every two weeks for now on 😂😅 I’m actually really happy with this theme and hope y’all like it too!
I also want to start sharing photos of different bookstores (and maybe a few non-bookish things 😱). This is from an antique store I visited during college orientation 📚❤️ I actually really like used books, especially classics! It’s really cool to see how the prior owner enjoyed a book (and I love reading old annotations 🙈) ...
If you enjoyed the 90s sitcom “Friends” or “Sex in the City”, then you will enjoy “The Apartment”. “The Apartment” encompasses the meaning of friendship, and how an apartment in hell’s kitchen in New York City can serve as a safe haven for four young friends. Claire, Abby, Morgan, and Sasha come together by chance, and form an unbreakable bond. “The Apartment” takes you on a journey through their friendship, successes, and hardships. This book reminds me of the final season of “Friends”, and how it’s emotional when they all grow up, and start to live out their adult lives away from a place that has been such a pivotal part of how they became friends. I couldn’t help but want another “season” of “The Apartment” because you grow attached to the characters just like I did on Friends. Overall this was a good, and easy read and would recommend if you are looking for something you still have to work to keep the characters separate, but want and easy and interesting plot line. -Xoxo Brooke’s Books ...
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