Her heart is like a bird caught in a house - she can‘t even catch the poor thing to calm it down and set it free 🕊
1. I hated this book.
2. Pack. I eat the same thing everyday for lunch during the work week.
3. When my boss tried to play matchmaker with one of the vendors that comes into my work every week! 😡
4. Vanilla Bean Noel from Bath & Body Works. I buy enough of it to last me all year long!
5. fuchsia Stairs
March ‘18 reads. I struggled this month and picked up and put away 3 other books that I didn‘t end up finishing. Luckily, I spent Spring Break at my mom‘s and was able to read and complete 2 books while I was there for a total of 6. White Fur was definitely the best of the bunch with the Strayed in second.
Like nothing I‘ve ever read! Jardine‘s observations and descriptions are so precise that you wonder how she even slowed her brain down enough to see them, and at the same time wrote them so fast to capture them on the page. It‘s like a beautiful trick of the brain. Read this! 💝
I‘m on my second book for the #botmbingeathon - work has been killing me! Taking up all my reading time 😭
I‘m only a few chapters in, but so far so good for this modern day Romeo and Juliet. Jamey seems like the stereotypical 80s prep boy and Elise seems to be causing his neurons to miss fire in all the ways young love does. Can‘t wait to see what happens to these two! #litsyatoz #rhc #litsybingo #readingwomenchallenge
The first 250 pages tell the story of a dysfunctional girl from a poor, screwed-up family who decides to make her rich, preppy neighbor boy fall in love with her. You follow their relationship for most of the book, which is mostly just the two of them secretly wondering if they actually like each other. The last 50 pages feel like they belong in a completely different story. One where stuff actually happens.
This came in for me at the library today so naturally I had to take a picture with our fuzzy resident that has white fur. 😆 He was unimpressed. #thebookishferrets
Finished entering everything into the spreadsheet and stamping anything that wasn't yet. I was very pleased that I was able to pick out which books I bought before and after I got married, so I knew which stamp to use. Please don't judge me! ☺️☺️☺️
#currentread This one grabbed from the first page! Not feeling well, stayed home from work, hope to get some reading done today 🙂
I am so weak! I have so many books to read but I just peeked at the New Release shelf at my library and these 3 followed me home. I may not have time to read them all before they are due-which should I start first? I need you, Littens! #cantdecide #toomanybooks
I had heard a lot about this book and was excited to discover what all the fuss was about. I was thoroughly disappointed through the entirety of the book. The characters were unbelievable and their dysfunctional relationship didn't make sense. I was glad to finish this book and put it away for good.
Waiting for the Long Island Railroad to take me to the US Open. Going to see John Isner and Maria Sharapova play. Sneaking a little reading of an ARC from net galley in .
Well I didn't hate it but I can't really say I liked it either. There just wasn't much to it I suppose. Nothing really happened for long stretches and what little did just didn't ring true to me. I still cared enough not to bail and think if the ending had been stronger I would be more forgiving.
A Romeo & Juliet retelling, and I wish I had just spent my time rereading Shakespeare. The two MCs, Jamey & Elise, are unlikable, which would be ok if they were interesting, but they're not. Their relationship seemed more toxic & less like a great love affair, & I didn't care about them. I kept reading to see what happened, as I was expecting a huge WTF moment. There wasn't one. This book was a whole lot of nothing, broken up with sex scenes.
I just saw that this book is being made into a movie! It's fun, enticing book that rolls along quickly. A young, rich boy falls for a poor girl and they struggle together to find happiness in a world that doesn't support them. It's a little silly but the ending was surprising and I was relatively impressed with the character depth. Not too shabby.
For the life of me, I can't recall who gave me this give away and I couldn't tell from the box. But it's here! Thank you, thank you!!! (Anyone have any ideas??? I'd say it was sometime in the last three weeks, or so.)
As much as it pains me to do it, I'm bailing on my final two #botm books for #botmchallenge. I'm just not enjoying either one. I gave them both a good effort, and it's possible that I will return to them later, but they are both just not for me. It's a shame, they both have potential, but the execution isn't there for different reasons. That catches me up to 35/35, although I feel like a bit of a cheat. 😂
The most dangerous time to go to Ikea is when you don't need anything. We truly went to eat alone and let our kids play on the play space. Yet here we are with a new chair. My husband thinks he claimed it as his own but I'm thinking it looks like a nice reading spot!
I'm back and forth about this book. At times I found it entertaining while other times I hated its guts. I didn't like Elise until the last 30 or so pages. Jamey, the other main character, I found tolerable but felt like he left a lot to be desired.
I welcomed the vulgarity. Sometimes a lady just needs a break from the real world and step into someone else's sex life. 😑 A solid so-so book that I just might recommend to the right person.
Wow. My thoughts are so jumbled after inhaling the last 50 pages of this book. Mind officially blown. I loved it, but I'm not entirely sure why. It brings the magic and desperation and complete consumption of your first true love to life. I read a few reviews that mentioned vulgarity, but I didn't find it gratuitous at all. I found it raw and tender at the same time. This would make a fantastic book club read since readers seem to be so divided!
"...he sees how power can be shared to make a different kind of elegance -- one more immediate, and less negotiated."
This line just took my breath away! Loving some of these little phrases of insight in this book.