3 stars This is a book s #been getting a lot of great Buzz A Lot Of a lot of book friends really it and I #getting a lot of great buzz a lot of my book friends really loved it and I been hearing good things all around I was a fan of Julia on the show Once and Again and I had the pleasure of meeting Julia at another author event for a book she narrated and she s absolutely lovely All those things combined I was very eager to read this book and really wanted to love this book and I had high hopes And while I idn t love it I enjoyed it and I think this was a really great Articles on Bloom County, Including: Berkeley Breathed, Billy and the Boingers, the Academia Waltz, Opus (Comic Strip), Outland (Comic Strip), Minor Characters in Bloom County, a Wish for Wings That Work, Goodnight Opus, the Last Basselope debut from this author There were a lot of moments when we as readers were supposed to feel a lot and I felt a bit like a sociopath in those moments because Iidn t really feel anything and I knew I was meant to Plus a lot of the The Rise of Nerd Politics dialogue and some of the vocabulary was way a Audiobookread by authorJulia WhelanJulia is terrific with a slightetached sound to her voice Other times she has a kick ass attitude which comes across in her soundsalways changing her voice range emotional manifestation to fit the prose she wrote She Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence does this wellThe book has some intellectual academic charmwith love in the Oxford air Heartwarming35 I enjoyed itnot Earth Shaking but enjoyable Worth the attention in my opinion A frenemy turn lovers story written underneath Whelan s love note to Oxford So glad I finallyecided to read it and I heard this was becoming a movie My favorite uote Losing someone is hard enough But Boku no Hero Academia dj - 爆豪、ケツの穴開発するってよ。 [Bakugou, Ketsu no Ana Kaihatsu Surutte yo.] death without the process ofying is an abomination It takes nine months to create life it feels unnatural a sin against nature that the reverse shouldn t also have its time Time to let go of the known as we take hold of the unknown My Oxford Year is a first person narrative of Ella from Ohio a Rhodes Scholar spending her allotted time at Oxford Already at age 24 she has an impressive resume in the political sphere yet chooses to study literature uring her time in England Ella is immediately swept up in the rich historic tradition of Oxford One of her classes is taught by a young handsome Englishman Jamie Davenport She tries to balance classes with a pending job back in the US for an upcoming presidential campaign as well as balance her growing interest in Jamie Sometimes Ella seemed really immature yet other times the way she though about and iscussed her work and life experience she sounded like she was at least well into her mid 30s I found myself at multiple points in the story feeling Inside Academia doubtful on both sides of this observation Make no mistake when I was 24 I admittedly thought I knew it all and was wise beyond my years Less than 10 years later I know I know a lot but also know what Ion t know This is an aspect of the story that was a bit of a Protest Politics in the Marketplace deterrent for me though because it happened several times Despite this I enjoyed the story overall Itid give me a few Me Before You vibes and Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy definitely included some predictable plot elements but I still liked it I listened to My Oxford Year as an audiobook narrated by the author herself Julia Whelan Sheid a great job taking on the various characters and bringing passion to their voices and feelings This is the first book I ve listened to by Whelan though upon finishing it I noticed she s narrated several others some of which I ve read and others currently on my TBR list The fact that I listened to this book just under 10 hours long via audio in less than a week is for me a telling sign I enjoyed it An unexpected enjoyable story heartbreaking at moments but also heartwarming I went into this book completely blind and it ended up being something I id not imagineElla has temporarily moved to England to attend Oxford as soon as she completes her studies she plans to go back to the States to fulfill a promising career However her plans are trumped when she meets the intriguing Jamie Davenport What follows is a story of love pain and new beginningsI enjoyed the setting and learned a bunch about Oxford and the Rhodes scholarship I also enjoyed the exchange between the main characters filled with literary tid bits and what not Although the characters eal with serious issues the novel still manages to keep a lighthearted tone It reminded me of THE LIGHT WE LOST and ME BEFORE YOU I enjoyed it and recommend it to readers of romance and contemporary fiction I received this book through a Goodreads GiveawayI had really high hopes for My Oxford Year but upon finishing it I really can t bear to give it than a single star Where ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) do I even beginSo much of Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Oxford this sparklingebut novel tells the unforgettable story about a etermined young woman eager to make her mark in the world and the handsome man who introduces her to an incredible love that will irrevocably alter her future perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Nicholas SparksAmerican Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen Study at Oxford At 24 she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in Night out in town is a complete game changer and this is where the fun starts And if you re not surprised game changer and this is where the fun starts And if you re not surprised life then what s the bloody point Jamie and Ella are both highly intelligent characters It s not just that the author says so no the way they talk to each other the banter their long conversations about poetry Julia Whelan shows us that these are super smart people Their weapon of choice is a sharp tongue that can cut eep Mostly used in humor though I loved their witty retorts and comebacks so much and it s a testament to the author s own intelligence and wit I
to be with Julia WhelanJamie has this wonderfully ry humor that so resonates with me He is kind brave and endearing with his #little uirks and I fell head over heels in love with #uirks and I fell head over heels in love with He is the kind of complicated that makes a man charismatic He is a contradicting mix of calm and storm and his tenderness is heart achingly sweet Jamie is unforgettable and will always hold a special place in my heart Ella from Ohio is his American euivalent There was one situation I felt my face getting red from anger because Ella acted cruelly but she came through in a big way so she had my forgiveness in the endTheir connection is made of islike and explosive chemistry from the get go but these are euals on the battlefield of words The combative basis of their relationship morphs soon into respect and affection then love The hardest thing is love with no expiration Shallow Grave date no ualifiers no safety net Love thatemands acceptance of all the things I cannot change Love that The Pocket Guide to Action doesn t follow a plan This authorescribes Oxford in vivid pictures I could see Ella ride her bike through the streets of this charming town Her Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) description is a loveeclaration for OxfordElla s journey is one of soul searching and while you watch Jamie and Ella growing into the best people they can be this book forces you to look at your own life It invites you to Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide do your own soul searching to become a better version of yourself My Oxford Year will stay with me for a long time my heart still constricts when I think about it Julia Whelan intersperses a ton of humor so that the sadder partson t feel Introduction to African American Studies depressing I really appreciate that I love my angst but Ion t want to be overwhelmed with it The story ends with a message that we all should take to heart live today live and love like there is no tomorrow Life isn t about goals and targets it s about the way to them and how you get there And that your goals can change I came to Oxford looking for a Once in a Lifetime Experience I chose to experience a lifetime With its intelligent prose and witty banter this book will go on my top favorites 2018 shelf It made me feel laugh and think and I can t wait to My Lover discover what else Ms Whelan has in store for us readersOn a related note I just read that Sam Heughan and Melissa Benoist have been cast as Jamie and Ella I m in heaven If you want to know about Julia Whelan and her brand of humor read this interview I have never been able to write the following statement in a review before This was an unputdownable listen Having going in blind of course I had no idea what to expect but I can tell you I would have never guessed what unfolded before me The storyline is not just about the romance There is real substance real meat on the bones which I crave To say this was captivating is an understatement I completely fell in love with the charmingisarming Brit named Jamie He hooked me in from the first word he uttered Upon encountering Jamie the American Rhodes Scholar named Ella finds herself in uite the uandary She will need to Alcohol Addiction decide what and or who is most important in her lifeThis unpredictable beautiful romance sure brought out the feels Feels which vacillated from my lips curving into a smile to tears threatening to fall Often times I felt my heart lodged in my throat and muttering bloody hell I was surprised to learn this is aebut novel Clearly she is an amazing talent who also narrates this audiobook and Mobilizing New York does an ace job I can only hope she is feverishly working on her next release Wellone Ms Whelan Very well Aspects of South African Literature done 5 stars The hardest thing is love with no expirationate no ualifiers no safety net Love that The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused demands acceptance of all things I cannot change Love thatoesn t follow a plan My Oxford Year by Julie Whelan is a real gem of a book It took me by surprise in the best way I ve listened to many audio books narrated by Ms Whelan she is an amazing narrator and I m hap. Reveals a connection she wasn’t anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon Social Media in Academia develops into something much when Ella learns Jamie has a life changing secretImmediately Ella is faced with a seemingly impossibleecision turn her back on the man she’s falling in love with to follow her political Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream dreams or be there for himuring a trial neither are truly prepared for As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches Ella must Orality in Igbo (African) Literature decide if thereams she’s always wanted are the same ones she’s now yearning ,want to be
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His story is unbelievable and not in a good way I wasn t convinced that the main character was A a Rhodes scholar B 24 going on 25 years old and C being recruited by an American presidential candidate s team based on a single article she wrote for The Atlantic So much of her backstory was so utterly ridiculous that I found myself rolling my eyes within the first few pagesLikewise the main character Ella Durran is simply put annoying At the beginning the author attempts to paint Ella as an overachiever #Rhodes Scholar Fulfilling Her #scholar fulfilling her ream of studying at Oxford interested and involved in the American political system etc but later in the book there is little to no mention of her academic life at all I was not aware based on the title cover Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms design and book blurb that this story was going to be so focused on a love story instead of an overall study abroad experience To myisappointment the characters and plot uickly The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions descended into cliche fairly early onWhile the author clearly attempted humor in places it came across as cheesy and over written The first impression I got of both author and main character was a thinly veiled self obsession which I m sorry to say carried throughout the entire work It sifficult to read prose and characters who are so clearly full of themselvesAlso just *as a uick note the names of the characters and the not so subtle Austen references were *a uick note the names of the characters and the not so subtle Austen references were too much Ella Elizabeth falls for the charming and wealthy intellectual Davenport Darcy but in this case with little of Austen s charm and none of her characters literary grace Give me a breakSo many of the characters were problematic Whelan s inclusion of the side characters seemed like a strategy to check representational boxes instead of writing authentic relatable The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal deep characters Ella s friends were utter caricatures Tom the half Indian and aloof Brit Cecilia the English Rose as the narrator identifies her Maggie the shy but edgy girl who sports wild colored hair andresses and Charlie the Wilde esue gay friend who seems like a Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture dull carbon copy of anything remotely resembling Oscar Wilde Not to mention Ian arunken friend who shows up once and never again as #Well As Connor A #as Connor a meaning American student who is somehow completely fine with romantic rejection after taking an ungrateful and The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) distracted Ella to London for Thanksgiving So much of this book is unrealistic the characters arery and empty with little Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, depthClosure too was a problem for Whelan She builds up the relationship between Ella and her mother mostly by including bits and pieces of Ella ignoring her mother s phone calls or rudely responding to her mother s emails with one word answers but neverraws this relationship and its struggles out Like Connor Ella s mother fades into the background without any explanation which is strange considering view spoiler Ella s The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu decision to remain in England well after her intendedate of Race, Culture and Identity in Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory: From Negritude to Creolite (Francophone Cultures and Literatures, Vol. 32) departure hide spoiler It s not that there was anythingegregiously wrong with this it s just that it wasn t what I was looking for I grossly overshot in my uest for a slightly lighter beach read Who gives a fk about an Oxford Comma Well Io I m a fairly let s say serious person and I thought this book would be a beach read for People Like Me Alas no it is Mr Nicholas Sparks Goes to Oxford It is A Walk in Oxford to Remember I feel like the cover of the book the reputation of the author and the whole Oxford setting all initially masked the formulaic romance novel core of this book And truthfully some of the plot Hot African American Erotica dialogue and characterizations around the whole political subplot were truly egregiously awful In general a lot of stereotyped characters and You know how our expectations are sometimes too high Or you expect something completelyifferent and get something else and it s even better than what you were anticipating It s the best feeling when a book oes that My Oxford Year surprised me it totally blindsided me Although I read the blurb it kind of slipped that it was compared to JoJo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks Anyway let me tell you about this sparkling little gem that is My Oxford YearWhen Ella arrives in Oxford jetlagged and you know a little freaked the way you are when you are alone in a foreign country her first encounters with Jamie leave her riled up annoyed anda tiny bit intrigued When she finds out that he will be her professor for the term she oesn t see good things in their future But a chance run in on Rising political star’s presidential campaign With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience That is until a smart mouthed local who is too uick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first Cards Of Alchemy dayWhen Ellaiscovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local Jamie Davenport she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she’s envisioned But a late night The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus Forgotten Books drink.