Teaser Tuesday: All the Light We Cannot See

Having finished most of my Netflix queue, I’ve also polished off my at-home TBR.

Taken together, the wheel of time has turned to:

Teaser TuesdayJust in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.

1. It’s on my TBR

2. It’s a one-week loan from the library

3. It’s longer than 500 pages

Book Bingo Card 1The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 97.

She smells smoke and knows. Fire. The glass has
shattered her bedroom window, and what she hears
is the sound of something burning beyond the 
shutters. Something huge. The neighborhood. 
The entire town. 

All the Light We Cannot See cover

In Retrospect

I gave Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton 4 stars.

The book was well-written and engaging; however, I deducted points for three things:

Mrs. Clinton persists in calling the United States a democracy.

It is not – it is a democracy in a republic.

Mrs. Clinton acknowledges her faults only twice.

Everything other failing is a vast conspiracy to undermine her or her goals.

Mrs. Clinton presents progress for progress’ sake as a desirable ideal.

It was like reading a defense of Dolores Umbridge by Dolores Umbridge.

In summary, I would probably get along with Mrs. Clinton so long as politics never became a topic of discussion.

Bingo square: a biography of someone you dislike.

What have you been reading?

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6 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: All the Light We Cannot See

  1. I won a copy of this ages and AGES ago and it’s been sitting around staring at me ever since. It would have been February that I got it and I’ve quite shamefully not picked it up yet. I think I’ll try and get to it next month.

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  2. Beautifully written, haunting story. There is a table is the lobby of my apartment building where residents put things they want to give away that others freely pick up. I had read a good review of All the Light We Cannot See. When a copy was left on the table I took it. After I read it I passed it on to friends who thought the book was wonderful, too.

    Right now I’m enjoying reading The Boys In the Boat, a well written non-fiction story.


  3. Beautifully written, haunting story. I agree with reviewers that it is the best novel written in 2014.

    Right now I’m enjoying The Boys In the Boat, a well written non-fiction story about the unlikely victory of the University of Washington crew team who won Olympic Gold in 1936.


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