In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift — an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs.
But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume” — the scent of a beautiful young virgin.
I still remember when I read this book. It was a few years back, I was still in school and had just seen the movie on TV and liked it.
Obviously I had to read it.
Now, usually I wouldn’t pick up a book that doesn’t take place in our time. A book set in the 19th or 18th century? No way. But this book … Damn this book was so freaking good. The writing was excellent. The characters were amazingly written. And the story was just as unique and original as it was creepy and sick.
I’m currently reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. But I will finish this book soon so I looked what is currently on my tbr-list. I have to admit I’m kinda glad I’m not at home right now (there are too many books waiting for me to read them) and only have a few books on my shelf here in London.
So what is on my current tbr-list?
About the story: The world is in an uproar – A new alien robot appeared in London. After Themis was discovered a few years ago, there are still many questions that need to be answered. The new appearance only adds more questions to those. Why did a second robot show up? Why in London? What is its purpose? What is the best way to react?
Can we imagine this scenario for a moment? Let’s say it’s a rainy saturday afternoon. You hadn’t been able to read much over the week and decide now is the perfect time to catch up on some reading. Since you had finished your latest book you needed to find a new one.
So you walk over to your bookshelves to get your next read off your ever-growing TBR pile. While your eyes scan the various titles you mindlessly brush your finger over the spines of the books on the shelves. Until your finger comes to rest on one book in particular. A book you could have sworn you haven’t bought.
Being your curious self you pick the book of your shelf and sit down in you favourite reading spot. You are a little confused when you couldn’t find a title on the spine or the front of the book, but open it anyway.
But even more confusing is the content.
It shows you what your life will be in 10 years.
June has been an amazing and productive month for me. I’ve taken the huge step to move to London (Yay! to that), read 8 books (also yay!) and I think I’ve never been as productive as I’ve been in the past 2 weeks.
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.
Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters. (x)
Fangirl was one of my favourite books in 2015, so once I read that Carry On would be published I knew I HAD to get it.
And let me tell you, this book was so f*cking good. I’m pretty sure I had a huge smile on my lips while reading this book (Fun story: It took me a few days to finish this book because I was only able to read when I was on lunch break. So I was sitting in our staff room with this book in my hand and everyday a colleague would ask me what I was smiling about and I told them just how good this book was).
Long story short, if you haven’t read this book yet you totally should give it a go!
Everyone has this list of things they want to do at least once in their lifetime, dreams they want to follow, goals they want to achieve. I am no different. My bucket list has been in my head for the past years. Until now.
You may have seen my post about my personal bucket list. But as the title already says, this is a different kind of bucket list. This is going to be my fictional bucket list.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can choose your Top Ten Everything based on the theme.
This week’s theme is: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far
1. Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia
2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
3. Jackaby by William Ritter
4. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
5. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
6. How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh
7. Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole
I wasn’t tagged to do this one but I saw it on Thrice Read and thought I would give it a go. Consider yourself tagged if you are interested in doing it 🙂
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can chosse your choose your Top Ten Everything based on the weekly theme.
This weeks’ theme is: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t
1. Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare
2. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
3. Slated trilogy by Teri Terry
4. Night Watch hexalogy by Sergei Lukyanenko
5. Monsters of Verity series by Victoria Schwab
6. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
7. Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
8. Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown
9. The Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen
10. Raven’s Shadow series by Anthony Ryan
I’m sure I could go on a little longer but I think I’ll leave it at that for now. The thing is, I really do want to read all these amazing book series. I even have the first book of each series at home, standing on my bookshelves just waiting to be read by me..
So why haven’t I? I’m an awful person I guess?