(EBOOK/EPUB) [The Bookish Life of Nina HillA Novel]

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  • The Bookish Life of Nina HillA Novel
  • Abbi Waxman
  • English
  • 20 October 2020
  • 9780451491879

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review à The Bookish Life of Nina HillA Novel 100 Han reading she just shrugs and picks up a new book When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies leaving behind innumerable sisters brothers nieces and nephews Nina is horrified They all live close by They're all or mostly all excited to meet her She'll have to Speak To Strangers It's a disaster And as if that wasn't enough Tom her trivia nemesis has turned out to be cute funny and deeply interested in getting to know her Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that isNina. How could I resist a book about a bookworm Not just a bookworm but an only child bookworm that finds solace and peace in books a child whose mother is absent and father is unknown Well until a lawyer appears informing Nina her father had died and she has half siblingsI love the writing style that Waxman uses Reminiscent of a 19th century novel complete with witty glimpses of what is to transpire at the start of each chapter There s a dry sense of humor to this book He didn t remind her of herself but to be fair she was a slender 29 year old woman with dark red shirted and freckles and he had been a rounded old man with white hair and wrinkles so it wasn t exactly apples to apples More like grapes to raisins And that s a uote from the book I can include One of the funnier ones would probably be banned by GR This book is just plain fun But it also makes some wonderful points I just adored how they all discover their similarity as the weird things that seem to be genetic enthrall me I found it a delight to read and wanted to spend every waking minute with Nina her friends and her new found family Make sure you actually read the daily planner pages that precede each chapter My thanks to netgalley and Berkley Publishing for an advance copy of this book

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review à The Bookish Life of Nina HillA Novel 100 The author of Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a uirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar Meet Nina Hill A young woman supremely confident in her ownshellThe only child of a single mother Nina has her life just as she wants it a job in a bookstore a kick butt trivia team a world class planner and a cat named Phil If she sometimes suspects there might be to life t. Yaaayy Good news my friends Nina is back for holidayClick this amazing author s website abbiwaxmancom to get your story and boost your holiday spirit And of course here s my review for this smart entertaining one of the best books of 2019 Five bold big underlined shining intellectual uirky weird nuts but so so so much entertaining perfectly crafted how can I resist to love it stars How any ordinary human being could resist the charm of Nina Hill s characteristic attributes Not me this was love at first sight I loved her She is not a regular smart nerdy introvert book worn she s so busy social with her scheduled book club events trivia competitions with her straightforward comments standing up against the unfairness cheating or any other miscalculation of their earned points her friends and she are banned from most of the competition places movie nights at Arc Light theatres mostly her date is greasy popcorn She reads a lot she drinks wine a lot My God this is definition of me She may suffer from ADD OCD anxiety and panic attacks OMG this is still me She has great sense of humor sensitive observation skills uite creative imagination I don t want to look like pretentious but it s still me Oh boy Did I know the author from somewhere She has a long distance relationship with her mother since she was a little baby She was left with a nanny and only communication way to her mother were postcards and no relationship with her father because she doesn t know who he is Mother part is close but I love my father Okay the author is not BB or stalker That means there are millions of people like me Good to know not to be alone Didn t I mention she s so busy with her impeccably detailed and organized schedule so WHO NEEDS A FAMILY WHO NEEDS A BOYFRIEND RIGHT ERRRRRRR Wrong answer Nina So sorry you may answer all the trivia uestion without blinking or breathing at least she didn t suffocate but she has a crush on Tom who is a member of rival team competing against them at the trivia uizzes And she learns that she has a father who has watched her from a distance married too many times lived a joyful life put her into his will before dying from a sudden heart attack Now she learns that she has brother sisters nephews older than her grand nephews a crowded crazy dysfunctional big family Okay this part is close to me For the first time in my life I have so much common with a character Now she wants TO RUN HIDE DISAPPEAR Anything she can do not to connect with those people who fight too much who resent each other so much who have so many differences but still they manage to stay together Isn t this a classical definition of a regular family I loved the parts about Nina s worldview changing As soon as she starts to connect with each member of her family and open her heart to Tom by letting him in she realizes she still likes to be alone but in the meantime she also enjoys to be with the people she loved deep in her heart This book is about resistance to change but learning to adapt and be brave to share your feelings be openminded to enjoy different and challenging experiences of life take risks embrace your differences uirks antics and finally learn to love yourself and share your love without putting any restriction or limitation Yaaaayyyy I found my fiction twin Of course it was easy to give five stars I loved the author s way of thinking writing creating characters that so easy to be resonated I mostly agree with her comments and observations about LA life I really laughed so much at those parts my cheeks still hurt So as soon as it s released on July 9th go and get this book and devour every word of it Laugh without thinking people giving you weird faces They gave me but I handled it maturely I stuck my tongue Special thanks to Berkley Books to send me ARC copy via NetGalley also special thanks to them too for exchanging my honest review This part always reminds me of Academy Award speeches but at least this is short one bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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review à The Bookish Life of Nina HillA Novel 100 Considers her options 1 Completely change her name and appearance Too drastic plus she likes her hair 2 Flee to a deserted island Hard pass see coffee 3 Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth Already doing itIt's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction It's going to take a brand new family a persistent suitor and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh pa. The subject matter of this book seemed like a perfect fit to my tastes seeing as how I identify so closely with the main character Nina Hill Just like Nina I would much rather sit in a comfy chair with a beloved pet nearby curled up with a book and some coffee than doing most anything else I would much rather be in these same circumstances than have to make small talk with people Like Nina the bubble of my home is my happiness with my kindles and thousands of book files in her case actual physical books on bookcases at my fingertips We also know a lot of facts and relate to our pet like they are a real person However even though Bookish Nina Hill and I are kindred spirits I did not enjoy this book uite as much as I had hopedFor a brief overview of this story Nina lives by herself in a little guesthouse with bookshelves a comfy chair in the corner and her cat Phil She happily works in a bookstore called Knight s Books She occasionally suffers from panic attacks and finds comfort in routines schedules and making daily lists These cute handwritten daily lists precede each chapter Nina is a geek that participates in trivia uiz competitions There also are several book groups that hold meetings at the store in the evenings Needless to say Nina s life is full and she seems to be uite content with it Her mother is a successful travelling photographer but Nina was raised by a loving nanny named Louise In many ways Louise seems like her mother than her biological one In addition Nina never knew her father because her birth was the result of an affair NIna s Mom had an agreement with Nina s father that he would never contact her However when Nina s father dies a lawyer contacts her with the news and that she has an extended family Nina s life is suddenly stirred up with unexpected people to meet and deal with with the possibility of an inhertitanceI thought I was in for a delightful ride as I first delved into the book and periodically found myself breaking into laughter Now that I think about it I enjoyed the story of Nina s life by herself than when she discovered her new family members That s the part when I began to lose interest I didn t connect with these other characters and there were too many of them to follow with any recognition They became a distraction to the story I was enjoying about Nina s insular life I also was bored reading about the trivia uiz competitions Nina participated in I was initially intrigued by her burgeoning relationship with Tom an attractive worthy opponent on the other trivia uiz team However I was turned off by Nina s sexual encounter on their second date when they barely knew each other In addition on a later outing when Nina ran into some common friends and was asked about Tom she couldn t bring herself to label Tom her boyfriendthis after having slept with him Call me a prude but I found it bizarre behavior especially for a bookish type that I had been identifying withA book that started out so promising for me with unexpected bursts of laughter gradually ran out of steam for me I know I am an outlier on this but by the book s end I was ready to read something elseThank you to Berkley Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss