In which I try and actually use Litsy... My current read is a reread because I still have not read book two and three!
The clumping masses of its buildings are punctuated by great high towers like fingers of stone, hand-wrought lanterns powered by the modern marvel of hydroelectricity, delicately arching bridges woven of glass and #audacity, and architectural structures called balconies that are so simple, yet so breathtakingly foolish, that no one has ever built them before in written history. (But much of history is unwritten. Remember this.)
1) Sure, why not, I'll try something new
2) Patrick Rothfuss, he seems like a pretty cool guy
3) However my match partner prefers
4) Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, MCU
5) Death of children an child abuse. Couldn't read the tagged book
7) It's okay, but I prefer without
9) YES! I seem to have lost most of mine during the last move
10) Beer bottle labels
April wrap up!! (Not pictured are the children‘s books I read with the kiddo)
The Fifth Season & The Poet X were my favorites this month!!
I had a really difficult time getting into this book. That being said, I'm so glad I kept reading because I ended up LOVING this book. I loved the writing style and the character development. I found the story to be unpredictable. Now I can't wait to read book 2 in the series!
Loved this book!! The prelude was hard to get through but once you do the story is epic. Intricate world building and capturing story. Loved all of it and definitely getting a spot on my favorites shelf. If you enjoy sci-fi / fantasy, check it out! So happy my bff gifted this to me in our #scififantasyswap 💋 & she even did a buddy read with me! 🖤❤️🖤 @kellyann28
This is PHENOMENAL! If you are into heavy fantasy reads you should really pick this up. I am pretty much forgoing any reading plans I had and going straight to book 2 of the trilogy. This was a super fun buddy read I did with @TheBookKeepers ! I had so much fun discussing this with you! ❤
52 miles until home and I am ready to be out of this damn car and so is my 3 year old! 🙃😖
I'm trying my hardest not to blaze through this buddy read with @thebookkeepers but y'all.....this book is fantastic!
Probably my favorite book of all time.
One of the best examples of using POV to tell the story. One of those books that takes a little time and mental effort from the reader, but ultimately rewards with perfectly- executed reveals and twists.
Doing a little indoor hammock reading while the hubs enjoys some basketball! I need to catch up with @kellyann28 on our buddy reading 🖤
@Canndor what an awesome #SFFS package! I love everything! I‘m really excited about these books. Thanks so much. Thrilled about the coffee too I loved that the last time I was in Austin 😃
@Avanders Thanks for the great swap!
I'm reading this for bookclub at the end of the month. I'm having a really difficult time getting into it, but I love the writing style. For me, I think I just need to read a little bit at a time. Anyone else have trouble getting into this book?
🎉🎉🎉 @kellyann28 is the best swap partner ever 😘 Thank you love!!
I‘ve been itching to read both of these books & LOOK at that mermaid book sleeve 🖤🖤🖤
Thanks @Avanders for hosting! Loved the theme of this one!! #sffs #scififantasyswap
1. I would love to be able to control minds!😈
2. The Orogenes from NK Jemisin's incredible Broken earth series. Their powers to avert natural disasters in a world where they're going to get more frequent could save a lot of lives.
3. Alicia Donadio from Justin Cronin's The Passage- i was heartbroken when she died.
These were thought provoking fun questions!!
I really enjoyed this! It felt solid sci-fi to me, not fantasy at all, and it suffered some from the standard first book syndrome of setting up a whole world with its own language and culture and themes but overall I enjoyed the interplay of different characters and how they started out as a small part and grew to be important for the plot. I'm interested to see where the next book takes me.
☝️ my face after reading this book
AMAZING world-building, but no resolution/explanation at the end.
My friend says, “Yeah! But doesn‘t that make you wanna read the next one?!”
Library sale (and a pop in to my favorite book store) haul!
Already started reading The Fifth Season. Couldn‘t wait!
It was difficult to get into in the beginning because of all the terms and the setting and names, but it‘s worth the push through, eventually you just fall into this world with familiarity. The concept is fascinating and the history of the seasons left my thirsting for more. An amazing read and held up my love for N.K. Jemisin‘s writing and storytelling.
Also my #booked2019 prompt for cli-fi
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
So this is a book where I don't understand the popularity. The chapters written in a second person narrative were odd and overall i found the story boring and couldn't really figure out their world. Not for me.
Finally reading this much belated #bbbbc book. Took me a moment to get into it because I kept trying to read when I was tired so I was falling asleep and not remembering what I'd read, but now I'm really enjoying it.
I also just tried to catch up with a few people's feeds. It's been awhile. I may need to cut back on follows so I can try to keep up.
An evening of babysitting cut way shorter than I thought it would be. So now it‘s me, my pup, and a book. Also, the music from my neighbors LIVE tejano band (they‘re really good!) and my husband playing fortnite, haha. I‘m enjoying this, but I‘m not 100% behind the narration style yet.
I was excited to see the #SeriesRead challenge today because this is a perpetual goal for me: finish the series I‘ve started! I was surprised by how many of my 2019 reads so far are series books. Although some of these don‘t “count” toward finishing series as I‘ve started new ones (Nevermoor, Binti, and The Broken Earth series). I‘ll finish Miss Marple soon; next goal: finish series on my shelves! (Though I‘m dying to pick up The Obelisk Gate...)
1. Just the usual...fighting crime and saving kittens.
2. New management took over at work and they are lovely. I‘m still having a hard time comprehending that I‘m allowed to have a life.
3. Still reading...
4. Lizzie Borden
5. 🍀☘️🍀☘️🍀☘️☕️(Irish coffee) for @TrishB @wanderinglynn @Meaw_catlady
"Tell them they can be great someday, like us. Tell them they belong among us, no matter how we treat them. Tell them they must earn the respect which everyone else receives by default. Them them there is a standard for acceptance; that standard is simply perfection. Kill those who scoff at those contradictions, and tell the rest that the dead deserved annihilation for their weakness and doubt."
February wrap-up... my reading was really down this month. Seems like falling on ice and injuring my hip and leg would give me more reading time, but nope!
14 books finished:
9 by black female authors #readblackwomen
5 challenge books
5 #mountTBR books
I only finished one Anne Rice book this month, so I am now two books behind schedule on my #YearOfRice.
Favorites are pictured... The Fifth Season was my overall favorite. ❤️
Carrying on the #Friyayintro theme... this is the back of our house - my bedroom is top left! Please ignore the mess in the conservatory!