15 minutes into this book and I just can‘t. I don‘t often abandoned books. But this one is not for me.
I went to the library for the first time this year.
This magical book is one of my favorites. Josey, one of the main characters, has a serious sweet tooth, but she has to hide it from her overbearing mother. Throughout the course of the novel she learns to stand up for herself, and finds a pretty sweet life waiting for her when she does. Filled with just a pinch of the fantastic (like books that appear just when you need them, which sounds lovely to me) and romance too. #candyland #SeasonsReadings
11 books read this month, bringing me to 152 so far this year. I read The Sugar Queen every Fall! It makes it easier to let the warmer weather go. Nothing like reading about how much Josie loves those first cold snaps to make Fall and impending Winter more bearable! It‘s my #BestOfNovember But it always is! So, out of the new-to-me reads, Etched In Bone, was my favorite! Anne Bishop never disappoints! Happy reading, Littens!
It's cold, rainy and windy. That's why I'm happy to be inside with a cup of tea, a fire and a book 😊
"...sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."
So lovely!! @GypsyKat
Three words: Whimsical. Quirky. Magical. I really enjoyed this book. Magical realism is so fascinating to me. Josey was an endearing and lovely MC and you wanted her to find happiness. Chloe was a lost and interesting girl that you wanted to hug. Della Lee was a hilarious and made you laugh a lot. Definitely recommend.
I don't know much about this book except it has magic, Southern Belles that are terrible at being Southern Belles and lots of sweets! Plan to delve into this one this weekend!
"Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."
TBR pile for April/May. It just keeps growing!
Today‘s prompt was #BooksAboutBooks Most of my books about books are currently in storage, but I do have these lovelies available!
The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
The Norton Book of Classical Literature
Obviously, I needed something sweet to go with these great books. Since the last few days have been so warm, I was in need of some mochi ice cream!😋
Yay!! Im so excited, and spoiled! So many cool things! I‘m excited to read all of these, the tagged book sounds really interesting! @JoRead Thank you so much, I love it all! #EasterBasketBookSwap
Thanks @JoeStalksBeck for hosting!
I literally couldn‘t hold #Luna back from the excitement long enough to take a pic without her photo bombing 😹 I think she ate a piece of grass, not sure how worried I should be 😳 #catsoflitsy
1. Chloe of The Sugar Queen, books she “needs” just appear, she is sweet with good friends and I‘d like to make a living making cheese and tomato sandwiches...seems pretty uncomplicated all around.
2. Good Will Hunting
3. Thoughts of my best grandma or childhood memories in general.
4. This is a day late, so anyone who would like to play...tag, you‘re it!
1. A stuffed dog with a radio in his belly, sounds creepy now but it was awesome! 🎶
2. Sugar queen has gone to many people, I just gave Pachinko to my brother-in-law and he dug it a lot.
3. Dark side...46, I have to say my 40's have been the best so far🙌🏻
4. I live 9 miles from the hospital I was born in, had my girls there, but hope to move somewhere warm when I retire. 🤞🏼
Happy Birthday @jesshowbooks 🎂🎉 #friyayintro
New audiobook - my first Sarah Addison Allen!
The fact that I have binge-listened to three entire Sarah Addison Allen books in the last 6 days should tell you how good they are! ❤️
Hooray for a fabulous audiobook helping me get chores done. I did all the above stuff plus vacuumed and scrubbed the kitchen bc I didn't want to stop listening! 😍 #audiobook
This was my first Sarah Addison Allen book and I loved it!! It wasn't too fluffy or too heavy and it kept me engaged in the story all the way through. There was great character development, engaging plot and magical fun. You must read the author's interview at the end and her deleted scenes. The added insight you receive from those is so cool. I highly recommend this book.
❤?????....??? #Audiobook #SummerReading
Definitely my fav of hers thus far! ?
(Thanks @Sassy_Steph !)
And I'm pretty sure the reason for that is because of Chloe Finery's character, who has a very "special" relationship w/ books that I'd LOVE to have? - & whom I envisioned as Isla Fisher.?
I've now listened to all 3 titles of hers that my library carries, which is a big bummer since her books make for wonderful summer listens!??
At the start of the month I posted my tentative TBR for June and I am pretty pleased with how many of them I actually read. I read 39 total books (5 audio and 7 physical books from my shelves which is a lower number than books purchased). Best book of the month was Hunger by Roxanne Gay. #wrapup #splashintosummerreads #bestofjune #junebookbugs