All posts filed under: Magical Realism

WWW Wednesdays (Feb. 25)

This meme was originally hosted by MizB over at ShouldbeReading, but is now hosted by the wonderful Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. The questions are the same: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you will read next? So let’s get to it:   WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING? WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT? No idea, but maybe What are your three W’s?

Reviews ~ The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Published: January 1, 2014 Publisher: Picador Genre: Fiction/Historical/Magical Realism/Bookclub How Did I Get It? I participated Secret Book Valentine on tumblr, and this was gift from my Secret Book Valentine, amusingnickname. My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . . Johannes’ gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand-and fear-the escalating dangers …

WWW Wednesdays (Feb. 18)

This meme was originally hosted by MizB over at ShouldbeReading, but is now hosted by the wonderful Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. The questions are the same: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you will read next? So let’s get to it:   WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING? [Red Queen: Click here; review here] [The Miniaturist: Click here] [Wallbanger: Click here] WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? [Outlander: Click here] [Snow Like Ashes: Click here] WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT? I don’t know what I’ll read next, but I think I might read Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. What are your three W’s?