Dear book I ordered a few weeks ago, where are you? I will probably have to contact customer service sometime this week, I am most concerned for you =(
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts (last one I did was back in December), lol, so everything’s new to me xD Though honestly I haven’t seen much that’s interested me recently save for the following
James McAvoy. Vincent Cassel. Need I say more? =P (well, also the art world to some level) Plus, this movie looks insane (in a good way) and it looks to have some really character-driven performances here. Definitely going to keep my eye out for this one.
Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Suffice to say, I was quite looking forward to watching this movie ever since I saw the first trailer. I’ve enjoyed all of the Bond movies that Daniel Craig had done (though I do remember more from Casino Royale than Quantum of Solace) so naturally I was excited to see this one. Sure, it’s not based off any of Ian Fleming’s novels but it looked intense. Plus, Adele’s “Skyfall” is gorgeous <3 May contain spoilers ahead!
By: William Boyd
“I am Eva Delectorskaya,” Sally Gilmartin announces, and so on a warm summer afternoon in 1976 her daughter, Ruth, learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie. Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesque Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy, a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses, a woman taught to lie and deceive, and above all, to never trust anyone.
Three decades later the secrets of Sally’s past still haunt her. Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story. Ruth, meanwhile, is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol. She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother’s past—the mysterious death of Eva’s beloved brother, her work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war, her dangerous romantic entanglement. Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service, and she needs Ruth’s help.
This book caught my attention ever since I heard that an adaptation was made starring Hayley Atwell and Michelle Dockery. This novel sounded interesting with a lot of elements that I’m interested in in a novel: Russian emigres, espionage, World War Two setting, covert affairs and secret identities. May contain some spoilers ahead!
In continuation of this week’s Valentine’s-themed posts (bookish and otherwise), here’s some of my favourite romantic sentences (or batches of sentences, lol, I realised all of these weren’t one-liners or anything) from some of the books I’ve read and have just stuck in my memory =D
Without further ado…Spoilers, maybe?