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*Read Book ⚞ Love in the Time of Taksim ⚣ Love in the Time of Taksim is the a story of a jaded idealist who sets off on a quest to get a ring and sound the alarm about Earth s destruction, only to tumble into a budding civil war, lose her man and find another Join her, and all the characters, risking their lives for what s worth fighting for love, love for freedom, democracy, love for life as we know it, and love between two people 2.5 I read this book because I m quoted in it Not only am I that vain, but I paid money to do it Yes, gasps of shock ARE appropriate Considering I get literally hundreds of books sent to me for free, this was a pretty massive leap.I told the author that I d bought it and was going to start reading, and she asked me to leave a review Fair enough I do get a certain sick joy out of reviewing books, after all Of course, what the author may not have realised is that not only do I do the odd 2.5 I read this book because I m quoted in it Not only am I that vain, but I paid money to do it Yes, gasps of shock ARE appropriate Considering I get literally hundreds of books sent to me for free, this was a pretty massive leap.I told the author that I d bought it and was going to start reading, and she asked me to leave a review Fair enough I do get a certain sick joy out of reviewing books, after all Of course, what the author may not have realised is that not only do I do the odd bit of freelance editing, but I am brutal I m definitely someone you want reading your book before, not after, you publish it.So, what did I think of the book, then Well, the pace wasn t too bad I was in Istanbul recently for the same reason as the author, and was caught up in the riots though my experience involved riot police and tear gas, rather than being safely in a different district I was trying really hard to like the book, and was 50 50 on it until I reached the part where I was quoted and the author had spelled my name incorrectly Not only that, but a few paragraphs later she mentions the Black Sea , says what it s called in Russian, and spelled that incorrectly as well Don t mess with my beloved Russian language Sadly, these were just two examples of the complete lack of attention to detail present throughout the book There were spelling mistakes, sentences with random words in them, and the grammar was a nightmare Not quite she went good nightmare, but just about every example of a perfect tense was a mess I understand that the author speaks at least three languages fluently her book, by the way, acts as a rather brilliant CV but sadly, that didn t translate Get an editor.And the storyline What did I think of that Well, the blurb suggests either cli fi climate change fiction or romance It wasn t really either The first section of the book talks about the author s struggles to get to Istanbul, the middle is mixed, and the last half is her hooking up with her host The constant non contextual pushing of an environmental agenda had me face palming, while I simply didn t care about the characters enough to care if they got together or not This book certainly isn t cli fi, and neither is it a romance a romance has a beginning, middle and a conclusion, and has characters that we can either relate to or learn from Or even hate And what really drove me crazy was that every time I d try to reach that state of suspended disbelief so key to a good read, the author would come smashing through the fourth wall with some kind of obvious statement or joke.This book islike a sequence of diary entries than anything else, an impression only reinforced by the use of dates as chapter headings As a diary, I like it I might not read it, because I can t relate to the main characters author but I could appreciate it What I do like about the book is that it so perfectly captures one person s experiences at a set point in time, and I love that I m a big fan of diaries and blogs in general.Another thing I did like is the author s observations about Turkey they were all very much spot on It s a place I ve visited a few times, and as someone who s been there, she really brought the experience back to me One thing I always forget is how affectionate Turkish men are with one another to the point of friends holding hands in public and I loved little details like that being brought back to me.I imagine that the author s friends and family would enjoy this book, because they know her and appreciate her sense of humour, but it wasn t for me I m sorry I couldn t like it I really enjoyed Love In The Time of Taksim I read the review by Laura before I purchased the book, so I was aware that it would be a memoir of the author s time at a climate change conference during the Turkish protests I m a fan of memoirs and of environmental and social revolutions, so my curiosity was piqued, plus I love to travel and have not yet been to Turkey, so it seemed like a good choice.I thought the author wrote in a very easy to read style and it just really flowed It was one of I really enjoyed Love In The Time of Taksim I read the review by Laura before I purchased the book, so I was aware that it would be a memoir of the author s time at a climate change conference during the Turkish protests I m a fan of memoirs and of environmental and social revolutions, so my curiosity was piqued, plus I love to travel and have not yet been to Turkey, so it seemed like a good choice.I thought the author wrote in a very easy to read style and it just really flowed It was one of those quick reads that is perfect for when you are super busy and want to get your mind on something else but not in a fully fluffy way.I enjoyed the romance element though I am a huge fan of chick lit and it took me back to moments of intercultural romances I ve had in far off lands But I also liked following a character that wants to make the world a better place and is doing something about it It would be great if she writes a follow up memoir so that we can see how she s learned to put the climate change training to use.I also agree with the previous reviewer about the author s ability to capture one person s experiences at a set point in time I love that too And it did take me on a brief trip to Turkey without the price of the ticket.I d recommend this for one of those days you just want a quick escape I barely put the book down as it swept me away for a fun moment in time I adored the intimate portrayal of a first hand account of this prominent time in climate change history and really advocate reading this book I was very shocked by the events that took place in Turkey and was drawn to the subject matter as a result but I was so wonderfully surprised by the fact that we jolted from climate change to romance so effortlessly that it really brought the situation alive, humanized it and served to subtly plant the seed of climate change issues in my mind in a new an I adored the intimate portrayal of a first hand account of this prominent time in climate change history and really advocate reading this book I was very shocked by the events that took place in Turkey and was drawn to the subject matter as a result but I was so wonderfully surprised by the fact that we jolted from climate change to romance so effortlessly that it really brought the situation alive, humanized it and served to subtly plant the seed of climate change issues in my mind in a new and crucial manner I loved the descriptive accounts of Turkey and the characterization A wonderful read if you are either an activist, a romantic, a realist or all