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  Hello Everyone. I am back to IMWAYR after a very long hiatus..finally! It’s Monday! What are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at book journey where you talk about what you read the previous week and what you are reading now. I have been doing a lot more reading and posting recently. This past week, I reviewed two books and one book to film adaptation.

 

My first review of the week was The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder that you can find here. Rated five stars, it was by far one of my favorite reads of 2014 so far. I was hooked from the beginning. I never wanted the book to end. While it end, I was completely satisfied, and even more than a little bit moved. It is a YA book not to be missed out on.

Following that review was something different- a book to film adaptation for The Invisible Woman that you can find here. While I did not read the book, I loved the movie; and have added the non-fiction book to my TBR shelf. Based on letters and heavy research, the movie tells the story of Charles Dickens and his mistress of thirteen years Nelly Ternan. It started off slow, but by the middle I was hooked. The performances given were incredible. The story was sad and beautiful. I will always remember Felicity Jones’s quote at the end about her relationship with Dickens post his death. The movie is shot during her life with Dickens and post her life with Dickens–a way that doesn’t always work but is extremely successful in this case. I highly recommend this movie. Especially if you are a fan of Great Expectations, Dickens, or historical non-fiction.

My last review of the week was the historical fiction mystery/suspense novel The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose that you can find here. I wasn’t a big fan of this book, giving it just three stars. I liked it, but barely. It was only the historical parts that saved it enough to achieve three stars. If it was just based in the 1500’s during Queen Catherine of France’s reign with Rene le Florentin then the rating would be much higher. He was intriguing, entertaining, and completely three dimensional. There was nothing expected about his character. Plus, learning more about Catherine de Medici was fascinating. I loved it. I want to read more about the two of them now. It was the present protagonist I had problems with.

Coming up this week in reviews is Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, The Fault in Our Stars Book to Film adaptation, and The Girls at The Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine. There may by a possible bonus review.

Happy Monday and have a good week. See you all next week for another edition of It’s Monday. What are YOU reading?

Please comment below with your IMWAYR link. I would love to see what you’ve read this past week. 🙂

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