“I'm short on a plan but have an abundance of panic“
Starting this book while I get my pedicure. 😉
I've had my eye on this, and it's on sale for Kindle today: $1.99! 👀
I enjoyed this from start to finish!
The characterisation in this is astounding. Felicity is my favourite, defying all the expectations of a lady. Cannot wait to pick up the Lady‘s Guide.
The plot was fascinating too, introducing slight elements of ‘magic‘ which certainly appealed to my penchant for fantasy.
Overall, this was also very informative. Historical fiction is great! Had never heard of the Grand Tour tradition before this.
A pack of characters I love chasing across a large expanse with something life-changing at the end of the line that everyone is scrambling for? It's not (just) this book and its sequel, it's The Chase!
I really enjoyed the meta explanation for the make up choices in Trek. Also: I have idly wondered if the genetic precursors have any connection to the Founders...
Helllpp, I can't seem to get into this book. 😔 I'm nearly 100 pages in and though I find the lines real witty and funny, it's just not doing it for me. I had to pick up a B&V jumbo comics (😍) as a breather. I caved in already and bought The Lady's Guide (in hardcover, too) bec the premise really appealed to me, so I'm hoping that one's better than this. 😖
A cute historical queer YA adventure novel, "A Gentlemens Guide to Vice and Virtue" was the story to help me out of my reading funk. Monty is a quirky narrator who is in love with his best friend Percy. After circumstances push them off the path of a tour of the European continent, the pair learn how to be true adventurers as they learn about theirselves and each other.
It‘s cold and wet here in the PNW so today‘s plan includes cleaning, snuggling my three fur babies and listening to my audio book. This little guy decided to get VERY close to me this morning. Loving The Gentlemen‘s Guide to Vice and Virtue so far. #corgilove
I really enjoyed this! The rakish charm, the banter, the queer romance, the way Percy and Felicity made Monty check himself fairly often, the descriptions of the cities on The Grand Tour. I like that Monty is deeply flawed, but growing. I also enjoy that he doesn't have an ability to perfectly handle everything situation...he has his strengths and limitations "Fortune favors the flirtatious."
An enjoyable, solid #QueerYA. Monty is an irresponsible, vain, bisexual rake on his 18th century tour of the Continent. Along for the journey are his smart sister and his sweet BFF (also queer, and Black). They find themselves embroiled in a fantastical adventure including alchemy, thievery, and pirates. Monty is a difficult character to sympathize w/ at times and I didn't feel quite as emotionally invested in the characters as I would have liked.
This book has come up on my radar more than once; spur of the moment I got the audio version from my Library and read it this week. I must not have been in the right frame of mind for it, I found it slightly boring. Okay, but just not worth more than two ⭐️.
I absolutely (or as Monty would say, absobloodylutely) love this book. The characters were perfect. They each had their flaws and the plot was great. I couldn‘t put the book down. I would highly recommend this book if you are in to any of he following: historical fiction, romance, adventure, fantasy, YA and anything similar!
#londoncalling Sophie and I are delighted by this audio book so far, in which young Monty leaves England with his best friend Percy (on whom he is totally crushing) for a Grand Tour of the continent in the 18th century before Percy goes to law school and Monty has to work with his father. Will he and Percy move their relationship into the realm of the romantic? We shall see! #marchintothe70s (1770s)
“Wow!” is almost all I can say about this book. I listened to the audiobook while I worked out, during my drive to school, before bed. I couldn‘t stop listening. I love the characters so much, especially the relationships that grow throughout the book. I definitely recommend this one!
So, is it weird that I am absolutely delighted by these two being a couple!? I mean, they're basically kids, I'm nearly 40. They're also fictional, so I forgive myself! 😂 I have so many favorite fictional couples, like Jamie & Claire and Cormoran & Robin(even though they're not technically a romantic couple, they're a helluva team!) But I just adore Monty and Percy! Their dynamic is endearing and adorable. They make me laugh and smile a lot!😍
Does the MC ever become less of a self centered idiot? I‘m about 30% in and really thinking of bailing. Any reasons why I should finish this? 😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑
On a positive note, so excited to open my#happilyeverafter package! Thanks so much @bookish_wookish I‘m super exited! Thanks so much
This book was a fun and quick read that really explored a lot of important issues like race, gender, sexuality, disorders and abuse. I appreciated Felicity‘s strength and knowledge but Percy was by far the most complex and unique character. I was originally going to give this 4 stars but Monty matured so quickly and in such an overly redeeming way that it felt a bit too unrealistic.
#lgbtq #diversity #feminism #mpls #twincities
Slowly making my way through this book and my mountain of Christmas hot chocolate while I wait for a late night load of work clothes to get done in the washer. I‘m very impressed with my recently week of workout dedication 👍
#hotcoco #latenightreading #geese #dedication #mpls #twincities
Finnnnallllyyyy got a review for this done tonight! Let me know what you think? I upgraded my blog and am trying some new things out. I‘m not convinced I love it. 😂
Yay my #JustABookSwap arrived! I giggled when I opened it and saw the tagged book. So excited @madamereadsalot1 you picked great! Thank you so much. Is your user name the same on good reads? Just asking so@I could send a friends request. Can‘t wait to start this one, sadly I will prolly have to wait until the weekend. At least I can say my weekend is booked 😝
@TheBookKeepers thank you for hosting.
I walked two bus stops took the bus to town, bought cat food and more coughing sirup and then had to run to catch the bus back.
Not much walking, but I was outside.
Just forgot to take a picture. So, picture of my shopping.
This is a highly enjoyable book. It successfully blends several genres and it creates quite an unbelievable adventure, in which several important issues are tackled (such as race, sexual identity and misogyny) with a modern sensibility, though lacking a certain profundity that one might expect. Although there are a few plot holes and it gets predictable at times, this doesn't affect the enjoyment that one gets from reading this book. 📚
This was a fun read. A bit predictable and not particularly profound, but I still enjoyed it :-)
If you‘re interested in picking this one up I recommend looking for a paper copy- the audiobook narrator wasn‘t exactly bad but he wasn‘t great either.
I so thoroughly enjoyed this book about Monty, Percy, and Felicity, and their adventures while on their Grand Tour of Europe. There's adventure, romance, scandal, pirates, comedy, mystery, and friendship.
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#ReadingThroughTheYears192021 #192021 #2017
This YA book has won a ton of awards, and now I see why. There's nothing else like it out there. It's an adventure, it's historical fiction, it's a little mystical, and it's a fantastic romance between two male teens. It also tackles topics of race and sexism in the 18th century. This was 500 pages of fun! #YAL