Writing about Books, Authors, Bookish Things
D' Book Nook
Listen, my addiction could have been cocaine, but instead it is the most benign and beneficial addiction known to humankind.
I love them. (A massive understatement.)
I also firmly believe that anyone who does not like reading, simply has not found the right type of books or the form of reading that clicks for them. Maybe it is hard on your eyes, or you find the books people recommend boring?
These are simply interesting obstacles that can be overcome.
Books too boring? Find another author or genre.
Hurts your eyes? Try reading digitally so you can increase the font size and adjust the lighting. Or… try audiobooks.
Truly I believe that there is a book, genre, author, for everyone. And I wanted to create a space where I could discuss all things BOOKS.
So however you found your way here…*waves* Welcome!
We are really informal around here. I simply ask that you be respectful to everyone.
And also get comfy and ready to read!
Hello, I’m Mystie and let me tell you about these new books I’m reading and the new authors I’ve discovered.
Welcome to D’ Book Nook!
Kamilah Cole constructed a world with all the home-grown ideals and morals that are drilled into Caribbean-ites from birth. She then smoothly threaded in fantastical elements of gods and dragons, which all built the story into an all-consuming fantasy you cannot put down until you know exactly what happens next.
I picked the book up and did not put it down until I finished. The book ravished me. No other way to describe how I felt after. It was feisty, smart, unpredictable, and absorbing in a way I know I will never forget. This author is now one whose work I will follow closely, because she has without a doubt fully captured my attention. To Shape a Dragon’s Breath, the First Book of Nampeshiweisit, is for me, a must read.
I needed a reminder that books can just be good. They can be fun. They can remind you of love, while making you ugly cry with joy. Books can be soft, without trigger warnings, or traumatic triggers, or people dragging themselves over hot coals to achieve some impossible goal. I like those books, but even I can admit, my mind did benefit from reading much lighter fare.
This book felt like eating warm cookies with ponche de crème (the yummier, Caribbean version of eggnog) on a chilly day, cozy, under a soft, fuzzy blanket. It also had that ‘Love Actually’ quality to it. The will they, won’t they? The should they? And the awww yes as it all comes together. Frankly, Hallmark, Harlequin, Netflix, and Lifetime should all be trying to outbid one another for the rights to make this into a seasonal movie.
This book is a palate cleanser specially tailored for those of us who love a touch of fairy in our tales. What caught me with this one is that you go along with the main character, as he discovers that life has a bit more sparkle and twinkle to it than he first imagined.
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