I made my bed and I have to lie in it; I mean; I might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb; I must be off; I must love you and leave you; I must say; I must say good night; I need it yesterday; I never did; I never! I only have one pair of hands; I owe you one; I promise you; I promise you! I really must go; I rest my case; I say; I see; I see what you did there. "Some of my friends whose marriages were fragile, now had the opportunity to leave, which they wouldn't have had the strength or financial independence to do so a generation or two ago, when it was a case of ' you've made your bed, now lie in it'.". If I make my bed in the realm of the dead, You are there. WEB. If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there! WYC. If I shall ascend into heaven, thou art there; if I shall go down into hell, thou art present.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Bed I Made. Oct 19, karen rated it liked it Shelves: thanks-for-prezzies. He liked the challenge, the competition: it fired sparks between us and, for that reason, I liked it, too. It also appealed to my vanity that I could meet this clever, ambitious man and match him.
I loved the thrill of daring to respond to his bait with indifference and firing back a challenge of my own. It hadn't taken me long to understand that for Richard, things acquired value in direct proportion to their difficulty. I wanted him and so I gave him the impression that he would have to work for me. View all 16 comments. Jul 25, Charlotte May rated it really liked it Shelves: contemporary-recentcrime-mystery-thrillerillness-mental-terminalromance.
The reviews aren't amazing, so I wasn't sure what to expect going into this one. Kate meets Richard on a night out and they hit it off immediately, so much so that she ends up going home with him. From here becomes a whirlwind romance - Richard is wealthy, exciting and addictive. However, something happe "I thought psychopaths were like Hannibal Lecter However, something happens to cause Kate to leave.
Not just leave the relationship but flee to the Isle of Wight. Throughout the novel we get flashbacks to her relationship with Richard and what it leads to, and her new life she is trying to build in the sleepy town of Lymington. We get the impression that Richard has done something, and the frequent emails and texts she receives from him just emphasize the fact of his mental instability. Meanwhile, the island itself has enough secrets of its own.
A local woman goes missing the same day Kate arrives, and most people believe it was suicide. One thing I don't really understand is the book's title. I'm guessing it refers to the phrase "you've made your bed, now lie in it. Parts of the novel were a bit slow for me, but as it drew to its riveting conclusion I was hooked! I needed to know what would happen and if Kate would be ok. Overall, a pretty enjoyable and thrilling read. View 1 comment. Sep 29, Evangeline rated it it was ok Shelves: mental-health-illnessaround-the-worldfictioncontemporary, tv-book-club.
I expected a chilling thriller, but there wasn't a lot of action for much of the book. It actually took me ages to get through as it just wasn't holding my attention.
I liked the setting of the Isle of Wight in a quiet and wild winter, but the constant long explanations as to what road Kate was on and which shops she was next to did nothing for me as I haven't ever been to the island.
I prefer fiction to stay completely fictional anyway, letting my imagination create the scene. Th Disappointing. This book had far too much descriptive detail of everything, not just the places that would mean nothing to those of us who haven't been there, but of everything else, the characters' homes and clothes etc. I think it was just in there to pad the book out to novel-length, and I feel it would have created more gripping suspense to have had it as a shorter, to-the-point novella.
I was grateful for the side-plot about Alice and Pete, but didn't appreciate its denouement. The ending as a whole was far too rushed, less than 10 pages in a page novel, and not entirely satisfying. Of course, the whole plot was realistic, something that tragically happens to women the whole world over, but I didn't buy the part of Helen in the end. Maybe it was just too rushed, after all anything is possible in these cases. As for Pete, view spoiler [ I couldn't accept that he'd move on so quickly.
He started a relationship with Kate the day after his wife's funeral! And of course Richard serving a 5-year max. Does he come back for revenge on his release? I do wonder, but maybe not enough to read the sequel if one comes out! Feb 10, Kelly Mander rated it it was ok. I enjoyed the story, how the tension was building throughout the book.
But everything else I had problems with. I couldn't relate to Kate, the main character, at all. For starters the girl drinks a glass of wine on pretty much every page, but also given her sexual history she at one point is convinced to go out for a pub lunch by another character twiddling her nipples.
Is this normal for women? Am I just being a prude? I agree with other readers too about the constant never-ending description o I enjoyed the story, how the tension was building throughout the book. I agree with other readers too about the constant never-ending description of what the sea looks like that day. I found myself skipping paragraphs to get back to the story. I also agree about the exciting but terribly rushed ending.
Perhaps we could have had another few pages about what happened next? View all 6 comments. Lucie Whitehouse has done it again. Her brilliant debut, The House at Midnightwas one of the few books I have been literally unable to put down and read from start to finish within one day. This riveting second novel lasted just a few days, and in the end I stayed up all night to finish it. There is just so much to love about Whitehouse's writing. Much like Jo in The House at MidnightKate is the perfect narrator - immediately likeable and absolutely human, you truly care about and believe i Lucie Whitehouse has done it again.
Much like Jo in The House at MidnightKate is the perfect narrator - immediately likeable and absolutely human, I Made My Bed truly care about and believe in what happens to her.
The minor characters Chris in particular are similarly believable and charming, and the dialogue, which flows like real speech, is a joy to read. I particularly loved the sections describing Kate's first week on the Island, which convey both the loneliness and the romance of her isolated experience perfectly.
I've never been to the Isle of Wight, but I was left with vivid mental pictures of the characters' surroundings, despite the lack of overt description. The whole book is suffused with subtle tension, the flashbacks to Kate's relationship with Richard brimming with foreboding and suspense. The plot is disturbing in places - anyone who has suffered any kind of abusive relationship will find certain parts uncomfortable to read - but it's all carefully handled and sensitively written, and ultimately this content makes the story more powerful.
Whitehouse is clearly an enormously talented and versatile writer; I'm in awe of the fact that this book was published less than two years after her first I know plenty of writers churn out books at such a rate, but very rarely books of this quality. The first is the romance and sex in the story, or rather the amount of it. The author is great at writing realistic, non-embarrassing sex scenes, but they occur very frequently - not something that bothers me, but I do feel she's in danger of being pigeonholed as a writer of superior chick-lit if this continues to be a major feature I Made My Bed her books.
The real problem is, of course, that there would be no danger of this happening if she was a man - but I know this is the way things are, and I'm worried that the literary talent evident in her writing will end up being overlooked. The second is the ending. I do understand that it would have been an incredibly bleak story if Kate hadn't been given some happiness, I Made My Bed, but it would have been braver and better, in my opinion to have her happy alone and free than finding love again so swiftly - the concluding events are only rescued from implausibility by the power of the narrative.
Despite a couple of flaws, this is a fantastic novel which has confirmed Lucie Whitehouse as one of my favourite new writers. There are very few authors whose every book I eagerly look forward to and know I will love, but after two five-star reads, she is definitely one of them.
May 18, Bill Kupersmith rated it it was ok. Found that bleak and fascinating. Unfortunately the story itself was too unlikely to be believed. I often wonder how closely romantic fiction has to be true to real life to be successful. As mystery story it is lacking in the mysterious - we know exactly who the villain is for virtually the entire book. Wife-mistress conversations can be hilarious, but this one is straight. Do you? Two nights ago he. Normally he can stop. Surely there must be similar rules in Britain.
Richard is so stupid that he sends Kate death threats by e-mail, which of course could be easily traced. In real life he would have been in prison before the book was half over. Some of the threats are unintentionally hilarious. Some spouses of rabid baseball fans might agree. Anyway, two stars is generous. No adult reader could believe that Kate could be so naive or so ignorant.
We are supposed also to believe she makes her living translating French novels, but we never encounter a word of French. Or that she was ever in any real danger. View all 3 comments. Feb 09, Misha Mathew rated it liked it Shelves: mystery-suspense-thrillergothic. An enjoyable read, but not as thrilling or suspenseful as the author's previous book, The House at Midnight.
However, a protagonist who is easy to sympathize with, a realistic plot line, and the author's descriptive writing make it worth a read. View all 4 comments. Sep 12, Bree T rated it liked it Shelves: fictionlibrary-reads. Main character Kate is on the run. Only her father, her brother and her best friend Helen know her location. It is a place she visited as a child, with her I Made My Bed and brother after her mother left.
It is a place she associates with happiness, with rebuilding. On her third day on the island, she watches on the shore as the authorities tow in the boat of a local woman, Alice Frewin. Although no body has been Main character Kate is on the run. Kate realises that she saw Alice on the very first day she spent on the island and spoke to her. From the very beginning Kate is drawn to Alice, and especially drawn into this mystery surrounding her disappearance.
She listens at the local newsagent and cafe to the locals, trying to pick up information. It soon becomes obvious that Kate is fleeing her former boyfriend Richard. Kate, for the best part, tries to ignore Richard and immerse herself in life on the island.
She is a translator and once she finishes the novel she has been translating, she gets a job on the island. She visits a local 2nd hand bookstore and is befriended by the owner who invites her around for a meal. She begins to build a life, and to want to stay on the island when her lease of the little cottage is up, even though she knows that she should keep moving. This book is a very slow burn, pace-wise. Much is made of the island itself, the weather, the solitude, the bleakness and the portrayal is wonderful.
The characters are well done in this novel also — Kate, scarred by the disappearance of her mother, immersing herself in French, forging a career as a translator her mother was French. The novel makes much of her friendship with Helen, how strong it was before Richard, and how the arrival of Richard put it on incredibly shaky ground. And they still had to listen to their mothers. May 17, Shelli rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-books.
Fun and educational, my favorite combination for children's books. I myself have wondered "Why bother making my bed if I'm only going to mess it up again? After reading this your children may not feel any better about having to do this chore but they can know without a doubt that through out time all children had to do this same task. Even though the type of beds and variety of other chores may have changed throughout history, the reason they c Fun and educational, my favorite combination for children's books.
Even though the type of beds and variety of other chores may have changed throughout history, the reason they children are given is always the same.
Nov 17, Melanie rated it liked it Shelves: picture-bookhumorous-storieschildren-s-literatureparent-childhistorical-fictioncleaning. A boy asks his mother why he still has to make his bed when he's done several other chores around the house. The mother replies with a story about a recent ancestor who asked the same question under the same circumstances.
In the following pages, mothers go further and further back into history, telling the stories of distant ancestors who all asked the same question. Readers finally end up in caveman times. The "original" mother's answer? Aug 27, Jyh-haw Teng rated it liked it Shelves: public-librarybooks. This book just describe one thing I think everyone has met before, Make one's bed.
It'll get messy again anyway. And Our parents start to pretend they're angry then repeat the sentence again. This happened several times in my life and everything is the same. Till the end the author still not tell us why do we have to make our bed.
I have a feeling that the author wan This book just describe one thing I think everyone has met before, Make one's bed. I have a feeling that the author wants to do a Metaphor. But I don't know what exactly what it is. Jan 13, Kim Patton rated it really liked it Shelves: bmj-ideasto-buy-for-schoolbmjconsideration. This book tells the story of the ever-present question, "why do I have to make my bed?
I Made My Bed dusted off Father's papyrus scrolls So why do I have to make my bed? Aug 27, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: public-librarybooks. I think the book is fit for some children, who do not want to make their beds, can read it from cover to cover. It is very interesting that it has taught to every child who do not like to make bed by themself.
I really recommand every parent can read it before you want to show what is your discipline to your own kids. Aug 30, Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: history-for-kids. I thought this was going to finally share the real reason for making your bed, but the answer is just that the moms have always said "Because I said so. Jul 19, The Reading Countess rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-bookspicture-book-monday.
Repetition, humor, voice and history tie this unique story about family together. Readers will enjoy the predictability as well as the appendix at the end of the book detailing chores throughout the ages. Aug 28, Carson Marie rated it it was amazing.
A wonderful stating off nonfiction book for children. Its creativity of how throughout the ages back to caveman times that all children had to make their beds brings a common fact that children can relate too. While learning about each major time period from the past. Sep 10, Joseph rated it really liked it. Enjoy going through time where kids are always asking why they have to make their bed?
Fun illustrations and use of different grammar with the different cultures or centuries. The ending was a little dry. Jul 25, Letitia rated it really liked it. Really cute, really clever premise and my niece DID start making her bed after this but this is a great illustration of the unthinking lack of diversity in children's books. Would have been a great story to introduce people of color and mixed families, but all the characters are white.
Aug 14, Theresa Grissom rated it it was amazing Shelves: 2ndpicture-books3rd4thteacher-recommendnonfiction. Love this book. I read this aloud to the 2nd graders in my library. They love it and so do the teachers.
A good look at the history of chores, beds and even some of the language used during each time period. Fun way to see changes over history. Feb 22, Edward Sullivan rated it liked it Shelves: picture-books.
Messy rooms through the centuries. Feb 24, Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves: picture-booksfinished The phrase that has been used since the beginning of time: "Because I told you so. Interesting concept and was curious to see how the book would be resolved but a little bit disappointed with the conclusion. Mar 06, Lori rated it really liked it.
Bradford is a colleague of mine at Moorpark College. They have made 'Govt' a 'four-letter word'! Yet, It's a tragedy people are too willing to fall for their Poly-tricks!
Sometimes someone can say that an "issue has been put to bed". This means that the problem has been solved or delayed. The omission of 'own' in your phrase obscures the real intention which intends to say that when one makes ones 'own' bed one advertently creates the conditions that facilitate ones own misfortune.
The expression means that you did something that you cannot get out of. You made a decision that you have to stick with. I think it goes, "You made your bed, now lie in it.
I Made My Bed: by K O'Farrell as told to R Goldberg. From the Gutter to TV; I MADE MY BED. By Kathy O'Farrell as told to Rube Goldberg. pp. Pronunciation. I made my bed . ay. meyd. may. behd.) A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.). Jul 23, · Make sure the duvet is spread evenly over the bed, with the same amount of overhang on each side of the bed. The top edge of the duvet/comforter/blanket should be about 6 inches ( cm) away from the edge of the top sheet at the head of the bed.
Pronunciation. I made my bed . ay. meyd. may. behd.) A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
All my troubles fade But every morning when I rise I'm just sleeping in this bed I made I can't outrun the pain, oh Should have faced these demons as they came, yeah And what I wouldn't trade To make some room in this bed I made Cause every night, I close my eyes And all my troubles fade But every morning when I rise I'm just sleeping in this. Apr 01, · Thank u to every single person that used this song in a YouTube video or tiktok or just shared it with your friends. I had a lot of fun filming this video! L.
Sep 23, · Forte said making your bed after you eat your breakfast and get ready for the day ahead is a good rule of thumb. Also, wash your sheets every one to two weeks -- .
Aug 21, · I've had it in my head for a while that I wanted to make my own bed, it seemed like a big feat at the beginning. It would be the biggest thing I've made yet but knowing I made my own kitchen table last year gave me more confidence to try to make my own bed. I gathered inspiration from magazines and pinterest and sketched out what I wanted it to look like in the end. Aug 17, · Make Your Bed speech - US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven, delivers a speech about the importance of doing the little things like making your bed, embracing.
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