I had so much fun participating in last month’s blogger book nook so I’m back again. This month, Abbey and Tabitha gave the prompt of sharing the love of books. The girls in the group either swapped books with each other or with their own friends. Over here in Gran Canaria, this wasn’t so easy because I couldn’t easily swap with any of the blogger book nook girls and no one I know here seems to read. Instead, I tweaked it a little and asked for people to share their favourite books with me so I could download one. Abbey suggested The Power by Naomi Alderman which has a little review towards the end of the post but first, the questions…
Is there a fellow book blogger whose shelves you’d love to raid?
The Hels Project always mentions and reviews books that I think would be right up my street. She seems to have quite an eclectic taste when it comes to reading material, never sticking to just one or two genres. I can relate to this as I like exploring genres and reading material.
If you could swap lives with any book character for a day, who would it be?
I think it would have to be Zoey from The House of Night series. I’ve always loved anything vampire related and when I was younger, I would imagine what it would be like to be one! She’s also a strong, independant young woman and I love strong, female leads.
Do you normally swap books with friends or do you hang on to books you’ve finished reading?
Sadly, I don’t have many friends who read. If I did, I think it would depend on the book. If it was one I really enjoyed that I wanted to keep, I wouldn’t because I’m that person who lends things and never gets them back. I would share one I enjoyed but knew I wouldn’t read again though. I used to hang on to every book I ever had but had a huge clearout over New Year and donated a lot to charity shops. Now I just have my faves!
If you could send a copy of one book that you really love to everybody on the planet, which would it be?
It has to be The Midnight Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I fell head over heels with this book and got totally lost in the magical world. It was a book I couldn’t put down and had to force myself to to make it last longer because I didn’t want it to end.
Is there a book on your shelf that you love so much, you’d never swap it with anybody?
Honestly, not really. Weirdly, my favourite books, I don’t actually have copies of. I either read an e-book or borrowed from the library.
The Power by Naomi Alderman review
I am so happy Abbey recommended this book to me because I was hooked.
The story is about what happens when girls suddenly have an electrical power woken within them. It is very cleverly written in a fictional context with a subtle relation to society.
The book explores the patriarchy being taken down with men suddenly overpowered by more powerful women. Sterotypical gender issues switch with women trying to control their power and desires whilst men fear rape and losing control. The story basically reconstructs society and what we know of humanity.
The book is so easy to read but intellectual at the same time. It’s an absolute delight for the brain, clever but easy to understand.
The most important thing I have to say about this book is: READ IT! It such an incredible storyline which really draws you in.
Thank you Abbey and Tabitha for another great reading prompt. See you next month!
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