Buddy Read: The Bear and the Nightingale

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  • Lucy Cruickshanks 1 year ago

    Hi everyone!

    I am going to be reading The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden this month, if anyone would like to join me? I plan to start next Sunday (13th May) and read about 60 pages a day for a week. 

    If anyone would like to read with me, raise your hand!



  • Mark Housley 1 year ago

    Lucy, that is such a good book! Let me know when you start the second one :)

  • Zoe 1 year ago

    *raises hand*

    I found the audiobook today and I really want to read it! Count me in! 

  • Nina 1 year ago

    I'm in too :) Been looking forward to reading the book and now I've got a reason to push it up my TBR

  • Lucy Cruickshanks 1 year ago

    Hooray! Great news, ladies!

  • Gina Thomas 1 year ago

    I’ll join you ... this has been on my kindle for quite awhile and I’ve heard it’s very good!

  • Lucy Cruickshanks 1 year ago

    Brilliant! Thanks, Gina!

  • Lucy Cruickshanks 1 year ago

    Hi everyone, hope you're ready to roll! I'm going to crack the spine on The Bear and the Nightingale this evening and then I'll post my thoughts daily, reading about 60 pages a day by my copy. Look forward to chatting with you. Anyone else still welcome to join, of course, or share your thoughts if you've already read the book.

    A warning too for anyone new on this thread that there will be **spoilers** from this point down.

    Happy reading!

  • Gina Thomas 1 year ago

    Yay! I read a little last night as I sat on my back porch during a rainstorm-perfect atmosphere for beginning a fairytale! I’m looking forward to this one, I’m already enjoying the writing style

  • Lucy Cruickshanks 1 year ago

    That sounds great, @Gina. Love a good storm!

    I have read the first 6 chapters and I am enjoying it so far. I think the writing style is perfect for a fairytale (a little flowery and whimsical in the type of language it uses, with similies containing wild animals and wild weather etc, but not overdone) and I liked the descriptions of place, especially the contrast between the forest and Moscow. I thought all the descriptions of food were good too. I feel like the first couple of chapters set Vaysa up to be the main character and she seems the most interesting to me so I would like to see more of her - she has disappeared a bit. That said, I am excited by the arrival of Anna... I have a feeling she's going to be a catalyst for something big. I'm also looking forward to the more fantastical elements kicking in to lift the novel. My gut says the one-eyed man and horserider are going to play a part in this and I'd like to get that going. My only query would be around the first chapter, really. Was it needed? For me, the second chapter was a far more interesting place to start. Looking forward to hearing how you got on...

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