Weekly Wrap Up // Week In Books, Blog And Life
Hello Readers! I hope you all had great week. Last week was much better. It felt good to be at my mom’s place for few days. It felt like much needed change. I’m going back to my own house today. Last week was good in terms of reading and blogging. I discovered some great new book blogs and even remembered to add links I enjoyed last week now that the blog looks sorted. I’m still learning new things about SEO and all and also trying to work on visibility. Half things about SEO goes over my I don’t know how much of that is working as of now. Here is my weekly wrap up and also links I enjoyed this week-
Last Week I Read-
The Matchmaker by Hélene Fermont
I have mixed view for this book. Plot and concept was good, had a potential and up to some extent it was good but I had few issue as well. It was repetitive, I didn’t care about the characters and I could see who might be murderer or might have planned it early in book.
Sea of Kings by Melissa Hope
It was set on seas and I enjoyed the adventure, knowing more about the world, and mystery of magical map. This was fun and entertaining with right amount of plot, characters and world with message of forgiveness. My review will be up next week on 23rd.
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
In 1901, the word ‘Bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.
Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the ‘Scriptorium’, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme’s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word ‘bondmaid’ flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world.
Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women’s experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words.
Set when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It’s a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.
I love that cover. I had this since around December on my NetGalley shelf (or was it Jan? Don’t remember) and it’s about time I picked a historical fiction. I read 25% yesterday and so far this is good. It’s steady paced read, writing is beautiful, lyrical and love main character Esme and how she grew up among words and got the idea of keeping words that lexicographers discarded or neglected and couldn’t be included in dictionary.
Next I’ll be Reading-
I Think I Love You by A uriane Desombre
A sweet and funny debut novel about falling for someone when you least expect it . . . and finding out that real life romance is better than anything on screen.
Emma is a die-hard romantic. She loves a meet-cute Netflix movie, her pet, Lady Catulet, and dreaming up the Gay Rom Com of her heart for the film festival competition she and her friends are entering. If only they’d listen to her ideas. . .
Sophia is pragmatic. She’s big into boycotts, namely 1) relationships, 2) teen boys and their BO (reason #2347683 she’s a lesbian), and 3) Emma’s nauseating ideas. Forget starry-eyed romance, Sophia knows what will win: an artistic film with a message.
Cue the drama. The movie is doomed before they even start shooting . . . until a real-life plot twist unfolds behind the camera when Emma and Sophia start seeing each other through a different lens. Suddenly their rivalry is starting to feel like an actual rom-com.
This sounds lovely and I have seen some positive reviews for this book. I wanted to read this as soon as I got NetGalley widget but Couldn’t due to tour reads and other priority books.
What I Published Last Week-
- Unwritten (The Zweeshen Chronicles #1) by Alicia J. Novo (#BookReview)
- 4th Blog Birthday! / / Q&A
- Finding Home by Kate Field (Book Review)
Links I enjoyed this week-
- Love is in the air!! Top romance books of 2020-21 @Damsel In The Bookland
- Minor Detail by Adania Shibli: A book review @ TRINANJANA
- M – Man’s Search For Freedom by Viktor Frankl @ More than Words
- ARC Book Review: Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent @ ReadRantRock&Roll
- 5 Songs I Would Love to See as Books @ Not Just Fiction
- Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett @ NATY’S BOOKSHELF
- The Truth About Unspeakable Things by Emily A. Myers @ Sohinee Reads & Reviews
Thank you for reading! Let’s chat…
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Considering that this post has garnered 40likes in a matter of days, I’d say you’re doing something right….
Thank you! 😀
Thanx for the mention :). I have been looking forward to devouring your blog at peace soon! Looking forward to your review of The Dictionary of Lost Words, it’s in my TBR!
it’s good so far. Little slow for my liking but writing is beautiful.
Susy's Cozy World
I am glad that this week was better! And The Dictionary of Lost Words seems intriguing!!
It reads like memoir so far. It’s life account of main character along with words she found for dictionary and how she worked as lexicographer assistant and became as learned as Oxford educate.
Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles
Time fliiiiiies 🙂 I barely have time to blog, but yours is one I always make time for! xx
Thank you, Meggy! ❤You’re amazing. I notice and really appreciate that and make sure I don’t miss your posts as well. ❤
Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles
All the love to you x
Glad you got some time away at your mom’s house. You’re speaking a foreign language to me when you mention SEO – I know nothing.
I felt the same until I turned blog to self-hosted. apparently Wp.com took care of SEO and everything so far but in self-hosted one has to add keywords and all to keep the post on top in google search.
Glad you were able to enjoy some time at your moms, Yesha. Looks like you had a great week! Hope this week is wonderful for you as well. Happy reading, and thanks for linking up my review! ❤️
Thank you, Mischenko! Happy reading and I wish you have great week as well. ❤️
Ashmita | thefictionaljournal
Sea of kings sounds delightful!
It was great. I enjoyed it.