Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Strawberry Fields by Katie Flynn [A Book Review]

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Inspiring Stories

Strawberry Fields by Katie Flynn

I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author took her time to tell this story. Normally, I would stubbornly quarrel when two persons were in the same vicinity and bypass each other unawares but I am not sure if it is my mood or the author’s technique but I felt all the circling around the bush has its special purpose.

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Top 5 Wednesday/ Books From Before You Joined

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello Wednesday people,  another Top 5 Wednesday  going back in time with

August 23rd: Books from Before You Joined ________
— These are some of your favorite books from before you joined the online book community, whether that be booktube, goodreads, blogs, bookstagram, twitter, tumblr, etc.

I celebrated my 5 year anniversary this year on WordPress in February and Goodreads in August. I stumbled upon Booktube sometime after or around the time I was introduced to Goodreads and blogging. My taste has not evolve drastically since I thrust myself into the social book world but I must admit that there are many books that I read because of networking. So here are the books and genre that I love before book world expanded beyond the physical library.

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Mark of Distinction, Jessica Dotta [A Book Review]

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Although the language skill which blew me over in book one was not so forceful in book two, the character development left me emotional hence involved. I disliked Mr. Macy in book one but in book two based on the behaviour of other characters namely Foresterre and Lord Pierson, I wondered at times if he is that terrible. My beloved Edward left me with a bitter taste at the end of the story. I am not sure if I am ready to forgive Jessica Dotta[aka JD]
for writing Edward in such manner that his outcome with Julia left me bland. This is what I wanted at the ending of book one BUT the author threw in Issac Dalcy she sugar painted him and left him for the vultures. I feel like weeping. 

Why did the JD threw in that religious conversion with such an awkward twist?

Why did she pen Julia into more of a frustration who I highly suspect behind her so call humble facade is a spoilt bitchy weakling ensemble that urghhh left me screaming! Forgive me but I just need to understand what is JD rationale for Julia. She is hot one minute, then she is cold. One minute Edward is her beloved, next Mr. Macy’s touch has her flustered and then she might consider Issac Dalcy but ohhh nooo, her beloved Edward. Remember that scene in Tangle where the girl is happy that guy frees her from the tower, she is skipping around and in a blink she is mourning she did something bad but then the next minute she is back to skipping. This is Julia. 

But I supposed it is a human trait but it is frustrating!

Let us dwell on the introduction and disappearance of characters such as Ben and Erasmus. What the hell, JD just threw that in the story and BAP, move along folks.

Sigh…..

I am frustrated with Jessica Dotta for book two BUT the way she panned out the events still needs me to read book three to complete the story.

Books With Hard Topics/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday looks at books with “hard topics” such as violence, sexual assault, mental illness etc. In others words books which made you pause in disgust or wary mode and not the flattering “awww.”

Let us dive into it:

1.The King’s Daughter by Barbara Kyle

A rape scene that  made me turn to the other page because I could not finish reading  the page of the leading lady, Isabel. To make matters worst it was the beginning of her downhill battle.

2. Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

Penny is a woman in a domestic abusive relationship who is hanging on by a thin thread for her life and sanity. She is pregnant…

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Buzz Words That Make You Buy| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hey all people, happy Wednesday and greetings in the name of another Top 5 Wednesday. Don’t you look forward to this day of the week? It is definitely a chance to read so many opinions on a new book topic. This week we take a look at favourite buzz words, you know that key word which make you “yes this one is for the buying/getting.” This week Top 5 Wednesday sums up my favourite types of books to read.

 

Let us dive into it:

 

1. Jane Austen

What? Did somebody say Jane Austen? Where? How? Why?

That name is one guarantee to make me stop and stare. Although yours truly is a bit cautious now to read the summary because of earlier burns by some authors taking Jane Austen name and books and turning  it into a sieving heap of nonsense. However, in the past the name Jane Austen played peek-a -boo through the book cover with my book spirit, seconds later: myself paying for books at the cashier sans reading even the summary at the back.

 

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My Best 2015 Books/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Yes my friends it is that time when Wednes-dayers gush about their best books of 2015. Alas fair friends the year comes to an end, honestly by the first week of December I just cannot wait for the next year and new beginnings. However, this year whooped by like the violent winds of a concluded hurricane season. Ok I will shut up and get back on topic. My 2015 reads were not fantastic, most of the books I read were meh, just ok but the five books below stood out.

Let us dive into it:

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The High School Musical Tag

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High School Musical

High School Musical Character Via Wikipedia.org

I LOVE  the High School Musical movies and I just cannot believe I have not done a book tag in its honour. I came across two such book tags on YouTube, one in English and one in Spanish who both claim originality.

Let us get into it:

1. The Start of Something New – A new favourite genre/author/series

Price of Privilege Trilogy

Via amazon.com

Price of Privilege Trilogy by Jessica Dotta. I fell for the first book and finally have in my possession book two which I am excited to read.

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My Year In Books

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Books

Honestly it is not necessary  to post my Goodreads statistics but the My Year In Books is just so pleasing to the eye, I cannot help but share [just so put together and pretty]. I normally do not post all my reviews on here because I do not feel it is necessary. Yelhispressing is not a specific book blog, so my reviews are more on the route of a journal. I have discovered books via blogs in genres I liked, so starting in January 2015 I decided to post a few of my reviews here. Maybe someone will scroll to one of my reads that interests them. Furthermore, it is my love for reading and discovering new books which led to my participation in Top 5 Wednesday. I love meeting people who love reading either for education or entertainment.

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Series Read 2016/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello people, it is another Wednesday in the life of Top 5 Wednesday book meme. This week we dive into series reading, so  dear readers (like myself) get a chance to think about the books in series we want to start reading. I am into Historical Fiction, Period Novels, Romance , some thrillers and Mystery. So I will share the 5 series that I really want to read in those genres.

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Books: Help Me Remember

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Reading

Have you ever experienced that feeling of remembering some details for a book that you read some ages ago but the memory stops there. Sometimes you cannot recall the characters names but you can give tidbits of the places they visited and some of their family background. Even more of a challenge is absolutely zero recollection of the author or even the name of the book.

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