Review by Sahani Nimandra -- The Reel Sisters

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Review by Sahani Nimandra -- The Reel Sisters

Post by Sahani Nimandra » 23 Feb 2018, 21:36

[Following is a volunteer review of "The Reel Sisters" by Michelle Cummings.]
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It’s truly difficult to part away from the people that we love and care. That experience itself is unbearable. With an unexpected ending the author reflects her work on the beautiful bond between friends. Michelle Cummings offered me an unexpected experience throughout my journey in her book, The Reel Sisters.

Consisting 429 pages and divided into 10 sections each gave away a tip on how-to-be-good at Fly Fishing. The plot is about four women named Rose, Sophie, Amanda, Melody whose love for Fly Fishing brought them together. An independent voice given to each character helps them share their first-hand experience and outlook clearly by giving the right picture. The plot focus on recognizing the value of friendship and sisterhood, the strength of love, tough times and happy moments.

The story begins by introducing the lovely bond between the four women Rose, Amanda, Melody and Sophie who would take time to bond over by their favourite activity Fly Fishing. A woman found flowing downstream pulled out of the waters one day changed everything. With this new member came the power of friendship, turbulence of sorrow, happiness times, wild experiences and self-discovery.

The author impressed me on the depth of friendship by using a character's statement; “I went on a quest to find the perfect fabric for each of their quilts. For Veronica, I found a lovely, sophisticated African print bursting with colour and depth. It has a stunning array of patterns and is very pleasing to the eye. The fabric's sheen alludes to raw silk, while the fabric maintains the fine weave of finely spun cotton. It's just beautiful, if I do say so myself. For Amanda, I pieced together a bright, cheery geometric block print. I found a fun print in a fabric shop that just screamed energetic, youthful teacher. It is lightweight, soft and perfect for cuddling up with those two babies of hers. For Sophie, I did an earthly, Autumn-leaves block print quilt. The fabric was made with natural dyes from tree barks, flowers and roots, perfect for my green thumb friend. The earthly colours blend so warmly together. It might be my favourite quilt of the three” Rose, page 33. This clearly show how a devoted friend recognizes their other better through their personality and interest.

The start was simple with a perfect introduction. A deliberate pace used to develop the story contributed by each character helped in giving a clear picture. The lively characters were credible to the story. This plot offers insightful information about Fly Fishing to any newcomers. The plot reminded me of a movie called the Sisterhood of Travelling Pants which was quite similar to this plot.

There were times when I felt this book was boring that I skipped pages. It failed to keep up my interest that I wanted to stop reading sometimes. The unexpected ending was good. I give 3 out of 4 stars but could have offered 4 stars if this book had not drowned me with boredom. There were no hindrance in the process of reading.

This statement captured my interest and I believe it will take yours as well “Fly Fishing is generally catch and release. There are definitely some lessons in the catching but more importantly are the lessons in learning how to release” Rose, page 410.

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Post by CommMayo » 24 Feb 2018, 15:00

I like how you mentioned that this book reminded you of a specific movie. That gives the reader of your review a nice understanding of the style of the book.

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Post by Cotwani » 24 Feb 2018, 17:01

Great review! I understand what you mean by getting bored because I also found that sometimes the details on fly fishing ran too deep. Feel free to read my review of the same at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54946
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 24 Feb 2018, 20:07

CommMayo wrote:
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I like how you mentioned that this book reminded you of a specific movie. That gives the reader of your review a nice understanding of the style of the book.
Thank you, CommMayo!
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 24 Feb 2018, 20:08

Cotwani wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 17:01
Great review! I understand what you mean by getting bored because I also found that sometimes the details on fly fishing ran too deep. Feel free to read my review of the same at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54946
Thank you for your comment, and yes I will check it out!
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Post by Dolor » 25 Feb 2018, 02:22

There were times when I felt this book was boring that I skipped pages. It failed to keep up my interest that I wanted to stop reading sometimes. The unexpected ending was good. I give 3 out of 4 stars but could have offered 4 stars if this book had not drowned me with boredom. There were no hindrance in the process of reading.
I have experienced fly fishing. It's fun.

Too honest of you. Did you read again those pages which you had skipped?

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 25 Feb 2018, 05:42

Dolor wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 02:22
There were times when I felt this book was boring that I skipped pages. It failed to keep up my interest that I wanted to stop reading sometimes. The unexpected ending was good. I give 3 out of 4 stars but could have offered 4 stars if this book had not drowned me with boredom. There were no hindrance in the process of reading.
I have experienced fly fishing. It's fun.

Too honest of you. Did you read again those pages which you had skipped?
Na, I felt it was exaggerating too much. Kind of annoying! Thanks for stopping by Dolor!
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Post by Kat Berg » 25 Feb 2018, 20:42

Oh, I understand the temptation to skip pages when a book begins to drag on and on. I definitely tend to speed read through those sections. I normally like to take my time through a fictional book and savor every moment. Two things will get me racing through the pages: boredom and anxiety about what is going to happen next. :) thanks for the review.

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 25 Feb 2018, 22:29

Kat Berg wrote:
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Oh, I understand the temptation to skip pages when a book begins to drag on and on. I definitely tend to speed read through those sections. I normally like to take my time through a fictional book and savor every moment. Two things will get me racing through the pages: boredom and anxiety about what is going to happen next. :) thanks for the review.
Yes, I can feel that. I took like to savour every moment but sometimes it is just impossible. I can't agree with you more! Thank you for stoping by!
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Post by jvez » 05 May 2018, 02:58

I love the friendship presented in this book. It's just a bit sad about those boring pages. It really is a bit exhausting to read a book when you can't fully enjoy it. But still, I think it has a very good theme. Thanks for this informative and honest review :)

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 05 May 2018, 03:01

jvez wrote:
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I love the friendship presented in this book. It's just a bit sad about those boring pages. It really is a bit exhausting to read a book when you can't fully enjoy it. But still, I think it has a very good theme. Thanks for this informative and honest review :)
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Post by LV2R » 14 Oct 2018, 04:47

The book sounds like an interesting way to introduce the love of fly fishing through some friendships and the bonding of women enjoying the sport. It was interesting to describe each woman's characteristics through quilting materials. It was nice to hear that it had an unexpected ending.

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 14 Oct 2018, 05:02

LV2R wrote:
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The book sounds like an interesting way to introduce the love of fly fishing through some friendships and the bonding of women enjoying the sport. It was interesting to describe each woman's characteristics through quilting materials. It was nice to hear that it had an unexpected ending.
It did, but this book is my least favourite. Thank you for commenting!
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Post by Espie » 14 Oct 2018, 21:47

"Parting is such sweet sorrow" was what Shakespeare would have said. Indeed, letting go of a dear one - whether it be a friend, family member or a partner - could be difficult yet necessary, too, for both parties' sake. It's but apt, therefore, to live life like every day is one's last and to make it count for one's self, loved ones, and others whose lives one's own is intertwined with. Thank you for your profound review.
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 15 Oct 2018, 06:54

Espie wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 21:47
"Parting is such sweet sorrow" was what Shakespeare would have said. Indeed, letting go of a dear one - whether it be a friend, family member or a partner - could be difficult yet necessary, too, for both parties' sake. It's but apt, therefore, to live life like every day is one's last and to make it count for one's self, loved ones, and others whose lives one's own is intertwined with. Thank you for your profound review.
Thank you so much for commenting! :tiphat: True, but this was one of my least favourite books.
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