Purple Hibiscus

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007189885 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ALerche of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 8/12/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by ALerche from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Having read 'Half of a Yellow Sun' and rally enjoyed it, I wanted to read other books by this author. Again this book centers around the authors homeland and domestic family situation. Although the book seems to center on domestic abuse, it also focuses on influences, in the home and outside that creates? the person we become.

Journal Entry 2 by wingLittleSuzwing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 16, 2009
Picked up at the Edinburgh book festival meetup today, thanks ALerche. I've recently read Half of a Yellow Sun so am interested to see what this is like by comparison. However, the way my to-be-read pile is looking, it may take a few months I'm afraid!

Journal Entry 3 by wingLittleSuzwing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, January 7, 2010
Now I thought "Half of a Yellow Sun" would take some beating in the 'heart-rendering emotional turmoil stakes', but this one does it! The first person narration was very well done. It sucked me right into the story and I remained absorbed throughout. The leading character's relationship with her father was portrayed very realistically I thought, given other non-fictional accounts of domestic violence that I've read. I felt so very, very sorry for her.

The ending was okay, but not as strong as the rest of the book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingLittleSuzwing at The Tun Bar & Cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, January 7, 2010

Released 13 yrs ago (1/7/2010 UTC) at The Tun Bar & Cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Released at meetup.

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Journal Entry 5 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, March 5, 2010
Picked up at the Meet Up last night, looking forward to reading it

Journal Entry 6 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, March 29, 2010
Thoroughly enjoyed this book too even though ''enjoying'' is probably not the right word when it comes to the scenes of domestic abuse and the pain the children and also the mother suffer. The characters were very realistic and the language beautifully chosen. A book that will stay with me for quite some time.

Journal Entry 7 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Going into my " foreign authors bookbox " round 4

Journal Entry 8 by kinedi at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (4/21/2021 UTC) at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Going into my " foreign authors bookbox: to find new readers


Journal Entry 9 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, May 17, 2021
Taken from the Foreign AuthorsBookbox, as my TBR pile is massive it may take me a while to get to this.

Journal Entry 10 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, June 2, 2022
What a wonderful first novel. A sensitive and moving story that will stay with me for a long time.

Reserved to take to the 2022 UK Uncon in Newcastle to fulfil a wish.

Released 6 mos ago (7/30/2022 UTC) at BCUK Newcastle Uncon 2022, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Taking to the 2022 UK Uncon in Newcastle to fulfil a wish :-)

Journal Entry 12 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2022
Pickup at the Newcastle UnCon yesterday and only just seen my own previous JE from 2010, lol - I clearly forgot I read it 12 years ago

Journal Entry 13 by kinedi at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, November 24, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (11/27/2022 UTC) at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Released at the pre Xmas meet up


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