Life update

Life Update: New job, book week, and bookshelves reorganization!

I know, I know, I’ve been MIA for a while now… But that’s because I started a new job at a bookstore! It took me a while to get used to going back and forth to the big city from my Kibbutz, but now I’m back, I promise! 

Another update: I got a new bookcase! Yay!! So of course I had to reorganize my books, also in preparation for the upcoming book-week! 

So that was a small life update, and I’ll see you soon with another post about the book I’m currently reading!

Review

BOOK REVIEW- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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THUG is the story about a Starr, a black girl who lives two lives. On one side, she lives in her poor black neighborhood, and on the other one she goes to a rich white school. Starr’s life changes completely when she witnesses her childhood’s best friend murdered by a cop. From there, Starr goes on a mission to clean her best friend’s name and bring him justice.

Wow. This book. I can’t even begin to describe how awed I am by it. It was so relevant to our times, such an important read.

I’ll begin by talking about Starr’s character. She was such a well written character, well rounded and amazingly relatable. Being inside her head was so interesting. It was amazing to see her switch between the two Starrs she was, and also incredibly painful and sad.

The rest of the characters were also well rounded and written well. But the most important was the story line. I was so fascinated, and so incredibly saddened by it. I like to think of myself as pretty much a well educated girl about the Black Lives Matter movement, but this book taught me so much I didn’t know and wouldn’t have had I not read this book.

This book is so important for white people like me to read. It taught me so much, about what I do that can hurt black people, and about what I need to do to help more.

I loved this book so much and I give it a 5\5 stars rating.

Such a great read.

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Most Disappointing Books of the Year So Far

We all read disappointing books every now and then, but some books are just so disappointing you feel betrayed by them.

So here are my most disappointing reads of the year so far:

#1 Falling Kingdoms

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I usually try to take nice pictures even if the book was really bad, but as you can see in this picture I just literally gave up. I had such high expectations of this book, everybody is raving about it, but I just don’t get the hype. I found this book so boring and overrated.

#2 Ivory and Bone

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With this one I can’t really speak because I haven’t finished it yet, but I am really disappointed so far. I got bored like 100 pages in and couldn’t get through a chapter without falling asleep. My grandma got me this book because she read the synopsis and thought it sounded right up my alley, and it really did, but something in this book is just missing. 

#3 Heart of Darkness

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I’m not as disappointed in this book as I am surprised I didn’t like it. I read it for a course I’m currently taking and it sounded really good, and even though the teacher said most of us will be disappointed with this book, I went in with really high expectations. However, I found it very difficult and not fun to read.

#4 Scythe 

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“I. Am. Going. To. Finish. This. Book.” I tell myself as I’m looking at my list of disappointing reads. I had the highest expectations for this one. I got it the second it came out, and I was sure I won’t be able to stop reading it the second I started it. However, it progresses very slowly, and nothing really happens in the book. I am gonna finish it, though. I promise.

#5 The Winner’s Curse&Crime

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With these two I just can’t do this. Everyone keeps talking about how good this series is but I just don’t get it. It doesn’t go anywhere, and it’s very politically driven. I keep waiting for something to happen but it just doesn’t move! I am so frustrated with these two!

 

♦What’s the most disappointing book you read this year so far?