The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0399562508
ISBN 13: 9780399562501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver of Stars Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0399562494
ISBN 13: 9780399562495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver of Stars Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK USA Today's top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing "I've been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling. . . . It's such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together." --Reese Witherspoon From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they're committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN 10: 0718183223
ISBN 13: 9780718183226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver of Stars Book Review:

LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SPELLBINDING STORY OF LOVE, COMMUNITY AND THE POWER OF READING: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK FROM THE AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU THE GREATEST LOVE STORY IS THE ONE YOU LEAST EXPECT . . . Alice Wright doesn't love her new American husband. Nor her domineering father-in-law or the judgmental townsfolk of Baileyville, Kentucky. Stifled and misunderstood, she yearns for escape and finds it in defiant Margery O'Hare and the sisterhood bringing books to the isolated and vulnerable. But when her father-in-law and the town turn against them, Alice fears the freedom, friendship and the new love she's found will be lost . . . 'A beguiling tale of unlikely love. The most appealing thing is Moyes' wonderful way with romance. Delightful' The Times 'Beautiful, special . . . with characters so real they feel like dear friends. I loved it and didn't want it to end!' Liane Moriarty 'Inspiring and wildly romantic' Daily Mail, Books of the Year 'Her best book yet. It's a romance - but about female friends, the outdoors and the magic of reading' Grazia 'Epic' David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 144345866X
ISBN 13: 9781443458665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Book Review:

In 1936, Bluet is the last of the Kentucky Blues. In the dusty Appalachian hills of Troublesome Creek, nineteen and blue-skinned, Bluet has used up her last chance for “respectability” and a marriage bed. Instead, she joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding up treacherous mountains on a mule to deliver books and other reading material to the poor hill communities of Eastern Kentucky. Along her dangerous route, Bluet confronts many who are distrustful of her blue skin. Not everyone is so keen on Bluet’s family or the Library Project, and the impoverished Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek provides an authentic Appalachian voice to a story of hope, heartbreak and raw courage and shows one woman’s strength, despite it all, to push beyond the dark woods of Troublesome Creek.

Me Before You

Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin Random House
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0143130153
ISBN 13: 9780143130154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me Before You Book Review:

Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.

The Giver

The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 054434068X
ISBN 13: 9780544340688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver Book Review:

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1405944587
ISBN 13: 9781405944588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver of Stars Book Review:

Discover this pocket of joy perfect for anyone who loves uplifting and heart-warming stories, from the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, now a major motion picture THE SPELLBINDING STORY OF LOVE, COMMUNITY AND THE POWER OF READING: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK FROM THE AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU ______ THE GREATEST LOVE STORY IS THE ONE YOU LEAST EXPECT . . . Alice Wright doesn't love her new American husband. Nor her domineering father-in-law or the judgmental townsfolk of Baileyville, Kentucky. Stifled and misunderstood, she yearns for escape and finds it in defiant Margery O'Hare and the sisterhood bringing books to the isolated and vulnerable. But when her father-in-law and the town turn against them, Alice fears the freedom, friendship and the new love she's found will be lost . . . ______ 'A beguiling tale of unlikely love. The most appealing thing is Moyes' wonderful way with romance. Delightful' The Times 'Beautiful, special . . . with characters so real they feel like dear friends. I loved it and didn't want it to end!' Liane Moriarty 'Inspiring and wildly romantic' Daily Mail, Books of the Year 'Her best book yet. It's a romance - but about female friends, the outdoors and the magic of reading' Grazia 'Epic' David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day

The Peacock Emporium

The Peacock Emporium
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-01-10
ISBN 10: 1848947496
ISBN 13: 9781848947498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Peacock Emporium Book Review:

**From the bestselling author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture** The charming multi-generational novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me. 'A charming and enchanting read.' - Company Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again. Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life. But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future . . .

Still Me

Still Me
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 0399562478
ISBN 13: 9780399562471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Me Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me. Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life. As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you find the courage to follow your heart—wherever that may lead? Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she discovers who she is and who she was always meant to be—and learns to live boldly in her brave new world.

After You

After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0698152042
ISBN 13: 9780698152045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After You Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me. “You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.” How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future. . . . For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.

Paris for One and Other Stories

Paris for One and Other Stories
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 0735221197
ISBN 13: 9780735221192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris for One and Other Stories Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, Paris for One and Other Stories is an irresistibly romantic collection filled with humor and heart. “A vicarious jolt of Parisian romance. . . Delightful.” –People Magazine "An old-fashioned, feel-good love story. . . It’s as if Moyes has booked a vacation and is taking us along. To Paris. Amour!” –USA Today “Dreamy escapism, a book you can curl up with and easily finish over a weekend, with or without a glass of wine.” –Miami Herald Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, "Paris for One" is quintessential Jojo Moyes—as are the other stories that round out the collection.

Summary of The Giver of Stars

Summary of The Giver of Stars
Author: Fireside Reads
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 9781715257880
ISBN 13: 171525788X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Giver of Stars Book Review:

Learn the Invaluable Lessons from The Giver of Stars: A Novel by Jojo Moyes and Apply it into Your Life Without Missing Out! What's it worth to you to have just ONE good idea applied to your life? In many cases, it may mean expanded paychecks, better vitality, and magical relationships. Here's an Introduction of What You're About to Discover in this Premium Summary of The Giver of Stars: A Novel by Jojo Moyes: The Giver of Stars, published in 2019, is one of Jojo Moyes' most recent works. It is a historical novel based on the true story of the Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky. Set in the small town of Baileyville in the 1930s, it told the story of friendship, female empowerment, and their fight for the right to literacy. A British woman, Alice Wright decided to marry a handsome American by the name of Bennett Van Cleve in the hopes of escaping her suffocating life in England. However, the monotony of quotidian country life and an overbearing father-in-law quickly disillusioned Alice about Baileyville. In search of adventure, she took an opportunity to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's traveling library. Through this, she met and befriended Margery O' Hare, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who had never asked a man's permission in her life. They were joined by three other single women and together, they became known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. Their story was a classic drama of love, justice, loyalty, passion, and humanity.Ultimately, The Giver of Stars reminds readers of how past issues are still imbued in our society today. Praised by critics, the novel is a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and one of USA Today's top 100 books to read at home while social distancing. Plus, - Executive "Snapshot" Summary of The Giver of Stars: A Novel - Background Story and History of The Giver of Stars: A Novel for a Much Richer Reading Experience - Key Lessons Extracted from The Giver of Stars: A Novel and Exercises to Apply it into your Life - Immediately! - About the Hero of the Book: Jojo Moyes - Tantalizing Trivia Questions for Better Retention Scroll Up and Buy Now! 100% Guaranteed You'll Find Thousands of Dollars Worth of Ideas in This Book or Your Money Back Faster You Order - Faster You'll Have it in Your Hands! *Please note: This is a summary and workbook meant to supplement and not replace the original book.

Me Before You After You

Me Before You   After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 1405929715
ISBN 13: 9781405929714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me Before You After You Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON, ME BEFORE YOU, WHICH HAS SOLD OVER 8 MILLION COPIES WORLD WIDE AND IS NOW A FILM STARRING EMILIA CLARKE AND SAM CLAFLIN TOGETHER WITH THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING SEQUEL AFTER YOU IN ONE EBOOK Me Before You Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time. After You Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for - or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . . ***** 'A tender, funny and hopeful look at love, grief and life. Bumper box of tissues required' Stylist 'Poignant . . . heartfelt . . . Me Before You, at its heart, is about two people who properly listen to each other; it is something good' The Independent on Sunday 'Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday 'With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' Glamour

Night Music

Night Music
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-09-03
ISBN 10: 1848943245
ISBN 13: 9781848943247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Music Book Review:

The dark and romantic novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You and the new bestseller The Giver of Stars. **** 'Warm, engaging and acutely observed.' - Woman and Home Isabel Delancey has always taken her gifted life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to a crumbling pile in the country. With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings fast disappearing, Isabel turns to her neighbours, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions. As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had - and that a heart can play a new song . . . 'A skilful blend of emotional intensity and satisfyingly drawn characters' - Marie Claire

Pursuit

Pursuit
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN 10: 0802147925
ISBN 13: 9780802147929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pursuit Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author, “a compelling domestic horror story” of a new bride haunted by childhood nightmares (Kirkus Reviews). Less than twenty-four hours after exchanging vows with her new husband, Willem, Abby steps out into traffic. As his wife lies in her hospital bed, sleeping in fits and starts, Willem tries to determine whether this was an absentminded accident or a premeditated plunge, and he quickly discovers a mysterious set of clues about what his wife might be hiding. Why, for example is there a rash-like red mark circling her wrist? What does she dream about that causes her to wake from the sound of her own screams? Slowly, Abby begins to open up to her husband, revealing to him what she has never shared with anyone before—a story of a terrified mother; a jealous, drug-addled father; a daughter’s terrifying captivity; and the demons behind her terrible recurring dreams of wandering through a field ridden with human skulls and bones… From a recipient of a National Book Award and three Bram Stoker Awards, this suspenseful, twisting tale, named one of the scariest books of the year by Kirkus Reviews, is a “fast-paced examination of the destructive and restorative nature of obsessive love” (Booklist).

Tel Aviv Noir

Tel Aviv Noir
Author: Etgar Keret,Assaf Gavron
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1617751545
ISBN 13: 9781617751547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tel Aviv Noir Book Review:

Keret and Gavron masterfully assemble some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection.

The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0316499048
ISBN 13: 9780316499040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of the Stars Book Review:

In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews). In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders—Doctor Kathleen Lynn, a rumoured Rebel on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over three days, these women change each other's lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds.

The Giver Graphic Novel

The Giver  Graphic Novel
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1328631826
ISBN 13: 9781328631824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver Graphic Novel Book Review:

The Giver is a modern classic and one of the most influential books of our time. Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P. Craig Russell’s beautifully haunting illustrations. Placed on countless reading lists, translated into more than forty languages, and made into a feature film, The Giver is the first book in The Giver Quartet that also includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. In this new graphic novel edition, readers experience the haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas and his seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment, through the brilliant art of P. Craig Russell that truly brings The Giver to life. Witness Jonas's assignment as the Receiver of Memory, watch as he begins to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community, and follow the explosion of color into his world like never before.

Number the Stars

Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-10-19
ISBN 10: 9783125342743
ISBN 13: 3125342740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Number the Stars Book Review:

Paperback the Giver of Stars

Paperback   the Giver of Stars
Author: Linda Holmes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798689830704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paperback the Giver of Stars Book Review:

The book explores a host of subjects; (love and finding your "tribe" through genuine friendship.It also highlights how reading affects people in a positive way: giving hope, comfort and the power to make informed decisions) it was a privilege to read