“That is so ancient. You‘re like a dinosaur”🦕🦖🦕
We‘re currently stuck on the OBX (literally stuck due to overwash on Hwy 12) and there‘s no power. Milo‘s bored, but I have sunlight and my book, so I‘m good 😎
Ok, so are there people who actually read their #BOTM pick in the same year it was received? Asking for a friend 🤔😏😅
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Hearts invisible furies is probably my second favorite book this year next to the great alone by Kristin Hannah. This book is slow, beautiful, heart wrenching, emotional roller coaster that will have you shocked, angry and crying at times. I loved this book and it will always hold a place on my shelf and Cyril my heart. I was happy towards the end with a little sadness. His story was amazing and beautiful.
1. The tagged book. It intimidates me. Everyone talks about how great it is!
2. I don't reread books unless they are books that I read to the two year olds in my class.
3. Probably way over 500. I try not to think about all the unread books that I own.
4. Don't read a lot of nonfiction but the last one was I'll Be Gone in the Dark. 4⭐️'s
5. I tag anyone who wants to play!
Thanks for the tag @sudi and @ImperfectCJ 😀
But I always think the great thing about the civil service is that you can go in there at twenty years old, spend every day of your life behind one desk and before you know it you‘re an old man and it‘s all behind you and the only thing left to do is die. There must be great security in that.
This was a good book, and definitely worth reading. But I don‘t think that I‘m quite as crazy about it as everyone else seems to be. It‘s overly long and would‘ve benefited from some paring down. I listened to the audiobook and it was really well done. I was invested in the family story and definitely wanted to know how things would end up for Cyril.
Thanks for the #FriYayIntro shoutout @Klou @Lizpixie @julesG ♥️♥️♥️
1. I seem to be recommending the tagged book a lot and everyone has been loving it.
2. Saw the Elton John movie “Rocketman” ~ it was good not great
3. Fresh summer fruit cobbler 😋
4. 3 first cousins on my side and 7 on my hubby‘s side. I‘m close with 2 of my hubby‘s first cousins.
5. I‘ll tag some Canadian Littens since I‘m on their side of the pond @LeahBergen @Melissa_J 🇨🇦
"...We need to give the impression that we are a happy, loving family."
"We are a happy, loving family," said Maude, sounding offended by any suggestion to the contrary.
"That's the spirit," said Charles.
? Loving this book so far
#top6reads so far of 2019. Thanks for getting this started @Cinfhen ! It's been fun to see everyone's picks and which books keep repeating. I've definitely moved a few up on my tbr list! I have a feeling East of Eden will be on my end of year favorites list once I've finished it.
📚Daisy Jones and The Six
📚The Seven Or Eight Deaths Of Stella Fortuna
📚The Story Of Arthur Truluv
📚Bag of Bones
I dl‘d PicCollage, but I don‘t have the photos to put in it, I was wondering if you can just access the photos somehow from google? I haven‘t had time to explore. Sorry. It looks so pretty with the photos!
There isn‘t anything new to say about this one, as so many Littens have already read it. However, this was so up my alley and I just loved it. There were a few too many coincidences and ways the characters crossed paths, but I still enjoyed being in this world for awhile and living with these particular characters. It made me smile, cry, and feel lots of emotions, and I was sad to move on to a different book after. It rarely gets better than that.
Book of the Month arrived today! 🙌🏼
Of all the books I have read this year (been a lot) these are my top recommendations (based on how much I still think about these characters and stories they stick with you!) no particular order #recommendations
*The Heart‘s Invisible Furies
*The Radium Girls
*Girls Burn Brighter
*The Broken Girls
*The Storyteller‘s Secret
*The Alice Network
*The Spitfire Girls
*The Calculating Stars
*The Beantown Girls
*The Lost Vintage
Many people love this novel based on all the five star reviews, and while it is a good audiobook, I‘m not sure it lives up to all the hype. Boyne is one of the best at writing dialogue, and much of the story is told through dialogue. The narrator was the perfect choice for this audiobook. While I enjoyed Boyne‘s latest work, A Ladder to the Sky, more than this one, The Heart‘s Invisible Furies was still good. Overall rating: 4.36 stars.
The past 2 months I have not read nearly as much as I had planned which has frustrated me but I‘m trying to remember that I read because I love to & I shouldn‘t put pressure on myself.
I finished all the winter prompts for #booked2019 & read Hunted as #fairytale & the tagged book for Ireland
The first half I didn‘t love since I struggled to find likable characters but as time went on and they grew and evolved I ended up really enjoying this book
This book has become one of my all-time favorites. I was fully invested and engrossed in the story and all the characters, and I just couldn't get enough of it. Although much of the dialogue is humorous, you will find yourself either furious or crying throughout a lot of the book due to the injustices, torment, and heartbreak the main character suffers over his lifetime. I can't say enough good things about this one. Read it.
Finally finished this up for the #irishauthor prompt for #booked2019
I enjoyed it. Not sure I loved it like so many other people seemed to - maybe the way the plot seemed kind of choppy was responsible for that. All in all though, it was well written and I‘d read more from this author.
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Okay I get why there was so much hype for this one. It made me laugh, cry, get angry, and feel content. It put me through every emotion possible. Oh Cyril Avery you have carved a little place in my heart. I loved how all the characters revolved around each other and then finally came together in the end. Such a great novel. Listed to a good portion on audio because this books weighs a TON. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Heart‘s Invisible Furies is unlike any other book I‘ve read. It is an extremely valuable book, in that it gives a full historical perspective of homosexuality. It takes the reader by the hand and gives a full walk-through... and personally for me, a few slaps on the face and explanations that completely changed my views on how I treat people.
I absolutely loved this story of Cyril Avery, told in seven year installments from his birth until his old age. Heartbreaking and very funny at the same time, it lived up to my expectations as I‘d heard quite a bit about it beforehand. This is one of those books that will cause a book hangover for sure as I‘ll miss Cyril and the other colorful characters in this book. This was my H book for #litsyatoz2019.
My kids put this magnet in my stocking this Christmas, and they did so because of books like this. This marvel shreds you through rage, heartbreak, & laughs. This is the life journey from conception through the next 70 years of one man; expect to be deeply attached. It spans WWII Catholic-ruled Ireland to 2015 Reformation Ireland, winding a painful path of bigotry to progress. #Booked2019 #Irish @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
I finished this, but didn‘t review it because I thought it was good—really good—but not great. 🙈 I enjoyed the characters and the story never failed to hold my interest. The writing is solid. But somehow, I just felt like I was a child being led along by a professorial parent. Things were overexplained, there was too much foreshadowing, and there were enough minor inconsistencies as to be irksome. It‘s a beautiful story, but didn‘t rock my world.