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Books I've read. The full reviews of all the books can be found over on BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kirsten-mckenzie
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I have loved every single one of Edward Rutherfurd's epic novels - Sarum, London, Russka, Paris. And this one is just as good. This book is better than taking the Lonely Planey guide book with you on a trip to New York! I have a new appreciation for the people who built this part of America. Well worth the read. #NewYork #HistoricalFiction #FiveStars #History #EmpireStateBuilding #Architecture #Family #StatueOfLiberty #bookreview Edward Rutherfurd, Upcoming Author, The Old Curiosity Shop, Antiques Roadshow, New York Travel, Archeologist, Historical Fiction, Guide Book
New York by Edward Rutherfurd
I have loved every single one of Edward Rutherfurd's epic novels - Sarum, London, Russka, Paris. And this one is just as good. This book is better than taking the Lonely Planey guide book with you on a trip to New York! I have a new appreciation for the people who built this part of America. Well worth the read. #NewYork #HistoricalFiction #FiveStars #History #EmpireStateBuilding #Architecture #Family #StatueOfLiberty #bookreview
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
This is a book you must read. The movie was entertaining but the book is superb, and a thousand times more interesting. The feats this small band of men achieved in WWII cannot be underestimated. The art they recovered, and saved, and the help they received... I could gush on and on. But all I'm going to say is read it for yourself. It is a book about art, not war, although of course you cannot escape the atrocities. #WWII #Art #History #Soldiers #Heroes #bookreview This Is A Book, The Book, Monument Men, Soldiers
Monuments Men by Robert Edsel
This is a book you must read. The movie was entertaining but the book is superb, and a thousand times more interesting. The feats this small band of men achieved in WWII cannot be underestimated. The art they recovered, and saved, and the help they received... I could gush on and on. But all I'm going to say is read it for yourself. It is a book about art, not war, although of course you cannot escape the atrocities. #WWII #Art #History #Soldiers #Heroes #bookreview
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
This book is excellent. The movie is excruciating. Do not watch the movie. I was lucky enough to hear Elizabeth Gilbert talk at an Auckland Writers Festival event. Her fear of never achieving the same success with any subsequent book had paralysed her for a long time. To be fair, I didn't buy her new book, just this one! If you are a fan of literature aimed squarely at women, twinned with food, then this is for you. #italy #india #reading #BookReview #BookIsBetterThanTheMovie Great Books, Elizabeth Gilbert, The Sunday Times, Secret Life, Auckland
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book is excellent. The movie is excruciating. Do not watch the movie. I was lucky enough to hear Elizabeth Gilbert talk at an Auckland Writers Festival event. Her fear of never achieving the same success with any subsequent book had paralysed her for a long time. To be fair, I didn't buy her new book, just this one! If you are a fan of literature aimed squarely at women, twinned with food, then this is for you. #italy #india #reading #BookReview #BookIsBetterThanTheMovie
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
Tom Hanks will for me, forever be immortalised as Professor Robert Langdon. I loved the book, and the movie. Dan Brown captured the essence of Italy in such stunning detail, that it was like visiting an old friend when I last went to Florence, Rome & Venice. A five star read for me. Full review over on my BookBub page. #italy #history #religion #BookReview #TomHanks International Bible, Italy History, Dan Brown, Langdon, Tom Hanks
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Tom Hanks will for me, forever be immortalised as Professor Robert Langdon. I loved the book, and the movie. Dan Brown captured the essence of Italy in such stunning detail, that it was like visiting an old friend when I last went to Florence, Rome & Venice. A five star read for me. Full review over on my BookBub page. #italy #history #religion #BookReview #TomHanks
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
Do not read this or watch the movie. You'll never swim in the ocean again, I kid you not! It has taken me years to feel comfortable in the ocean, but I still don't go out 'too' far! Having said that, it is an excellent book, but you'll need a bigger boat... Full review on BookBub. #sharks #sharkteeth #jaws #bookreview #swimmingwithsharks #greatwhite #movieadaptation Peter Benchley, I Kid You Not, Movie Adaptation, Bigger Boat, Horror Books
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Do not read this or watch the movie. You'll never swim in the ocean again, I kid you not! It has taken me years to feel comfortable in the ocean, but I still don't go out 'too' far! Having said that, it is an excellent book, but you'll need a bigger boat... Full review on BookBub. #sharks #sharkteeth #jaws #bookreview #swimmingwithsharks #greatwhite #movieadaptation
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
I don't think a sadder book has ever been written about animals before, apart from maybe Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. You will need shares in a tissue company before reading this one. Also pays to have the theme song from the original animated movie playing in the background for maximum effect. Having said all that, please read it. A classic. Full review over on BookBub. Watership Down Book, Old Yeller, Movies Playing, Personalized Experience
Watership Down by Richard Adams
I don't think a sadder book has ever been written about animals before, apart from maybe Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. You will need shares in a tissue company before reading this one. Also pays to have the theme song from the original animated movie playing in the background for maximum effect. Having said all that, please read it. A classic. Full review over on BookBub.
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
I saw the movie before I read the books, and I saw it on a plane, and you know that there is research which says your emotions are heightened when you're up so high in the sky! The movie was great, but the books hooked me. If vampires can change their diet, there's hope for all of us! Full review over on BookBub. #vampires #LoveStory #twilight #bella #TeamEdward #YA #postcards #vintage Stephenie Meyer, Vampires, Twilight
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I saw the movie before I read the books, and I saw it on a plane, and you know that there is research which says your emotions are heightened when you're up so high in the sky! The movie was great, but the books hooked me. If vampires can change their diet, there's hope for all of us! Full review over on BookBub. #vampires #LoveStory #twilight #bella #TeamEdward #YA #postcards #vintage
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
I loved this series. Loved the books, loved the movies, and was fascinated by the themes. It's disturbing how the behaviours of the elite in the Capital are mirrored by some sectors of society. Full review over on BookBub. Suzanne Collins, Film Industry, Hunger Games
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I loved this series. Loved the books, loved the movies, and was fascinated by the themes. It's disturbing how the behaviours of the elite in the Capital are mirrored by some sectors of society. Full review over on BookBub.
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie
I collect these green cover Penguin editions of Agatha Christie's books, and I'm slowly reading them. The Mysterious Mr Quin is not at all like the Poirot or Miss Marple books, but weirdly it has been one of my favourites so far. The full review is on my BookBub page. #AgathaChristie #mystery #BookCollector #PenguinBooks #OldBooks #AmReading #bookreview Agatha Christie Books, Vintage Penguin, Miss Marple, Poirot, Cozy Reading
The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie
I collect these green cover Penguin editions of Agatha Christie's books, and I'm slowly reading them. The Mysterious Mr Quin is not at all like the Poirot or Miss Marple books, but weirdly it has been one of my favourites so far. The full review is on my BookBub page. #AgathaChristie #mystery #BookCollector #PenguinBooks #OldBooks #AmReading #bookreview
Kirsten McKenzie
Kirsten McKenzie