Then and Now #1 (7/18 - 7/25)
The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted @ Caffeinated Reviewer. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme. is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It is hosted weekly over at Mailbox Monday and every Friday they do a round-up of some of their favourite, shared reads!
Last week I got back to the Netherlands on Tuesday and spent the entire train journey reading The Jasmine Throne. I then took Toothless for his vaccinations and now he's on a diet which he seems to kind of be accepting, which is great! I also enjoyed watching the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, especially the Pictogram segment which was just great fun!
Here's what I got up to last week:
- Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan - 5/5
- Review: The Jasmine Throne (The Burning Kingdoms #1) by Tasha Suri - 5/5
- Friday Friyay: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- Review: Women in the Picture by Catherine McCormack - 4/5
- Review: The Hive by Gregg Olsen - 3/5
- Review: Magma by Thóra Hjörleifsdóttir, trans. by Meg Manich - 4/5
While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. "" But there is no dead body. Our narrator is deeply shaken; she has no idea what to make of this. She is new to this area, alone after the death of her husband, and she knows no one.
Becoming obsessed with solving this mystery, our narrator imagines who Magda was and how she met her fate. With very little to go on, she invents a list of murder suspects and possible motives for the crime. Oddly, her suppositions begin to find correspondences in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to fade into menacing certainty. As her investigation widens, strange dissonances accrue, perhaps associated with the darkness in her own past; we must face the prospect that there is either an innocent explanation for all this or a much more sinister one.
The runaway bestseller that helped launch Korea’s new feminist movement,follows one woman’s psychic deterioration in the face of rigid misogyny.