Spring Bookish Bingo – Wrap Up

 

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BOOKISH BINGO IS RUN BY BEKKA AT PRETTY DEADLY REVIEWS. LEARN MORE HERE.

The Details:

  • Every new season has a new bingo card. This one is for books read in the months of March, April and May.
  • The object is to get as many BINGOs as possible (five across, up and down, or diagonal)
  • One square per book
  • You do not have to review these books, or even have a blog, this is simply for books read during the allotted months
  • At the end of February, there will be an international giveaway for all participants. The more BINGOs you get, the more entries you get in the giveaway!

– MY SCORECARD –

I’m a bit late with the wrap-up, but I completely forgot about the bingo! Also, I wasn’t reading that much during those months, and books overall took more of the second place in my life. But summer is looking different, I have more power and will to read, so hopefully, I will be able to get at least one bingo during the summer bookish bingo.


Now it’s time for ASummer Bingo! Details here.

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

33224064Title: Into the Water

Author: Paula Hawkins

Pub Date: May 2nd, 2017

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Into the Water is the incredible new standalone thriller from Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train. Published in over forty languages and now a No. 1 box office hit film starring Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train is a global phenomenon.

With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town. Once again Hawkins demonstrates her powerful understanding of human instincts and the damage they can inflict.

Into the Water is an addictive novel of psychological suspense about the slipperiness of the truth, and a family drowning in secrets.

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Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

12689566Title: Fat is a Feminist Issue

Author: Susie Orbach

Pub Date: first published 1978

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

This is the original anti-diet book is back – in one volume together with its best-selling sequel. When it was first published, Fat Is A Feminist Issue became an instant classic and it is as relevant today as it was then. Updated throughout, it includes a frank new introduction by Susie Orbach that brings this book to a new generation of readers whilst offering a current perspective for its original fans. With an increasingly dominant diet industry, costing the consumer millions of pounds each year, Susie Orbach’s best-selling classic is as important as ever in helping women to love their own body and face the demands of 21st-century living with confidence.

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BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: The inside is what matters…

It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is: choose a book with an ‘ugly’ cover but that is beautiful on the inside. It turns out that there isn’t a lot of books that have a really ugly cover that I liked, and I promise that good looking cover is not a reason for me to rate a book high! I found a book that has a cover that is not very ugly, but I don’t like it that much – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The cover of book I checked out from library is not that attractive and there are other cover designs that are so much prettier!

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Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

33133783Title: Love in Lingerie

Author: Alessandra Torre

Pub Date: January 16th, 2017

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.

The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.

Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.

Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.

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