Wanted to read this but bailed because...Too. Much. Dialogue.
I don‘t know about y‘all but I can‘t use a map!! Yeah it‘s terrible!! So I don‘t #Getthemapout I use google maps to find the address!! 🤣🤣
One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors!!
This is the first Fiona Davis book I‘ve read, but it won‘t be the last. I loved how the story moved back and forth between 1885 and 1995 as it tells the story about life and mysteries in the historic hotel, The Dakota, in Manhattan. I love when a building or setting becomes one of the characters and The Dakota takes on a life of its own in Davis‘ novel. She also kept me guessing about the characters and their mysterious connections to each other.
Day 17 #AdventRecommends
One of my favourite books this year, simply loved this story and it ending up having far more depth than I expected during the early part of the book. Think I have found a new favourite author. Not read it? What are you waiting for?
Also love this cover!
Another awesome book by Fiona Davis!! She is becoming one of my favorite authors!
1. I spent the day with friends watching Season 6 of Downton Abbey. This is my friend‘s dog Cujo who is hoping for a treat.
3. I‘m planning to take a weekend trip to a warmer spot for a few days.
4. Fitbit wrist band
5. I‘ve just started the tagged book. The Dakota seems to be prominent with main characters in different eras.
📖 My son‘s SAT study guide
🍫 Chocolate covered caramel with sea salt
💇🏼♀️ Every 5 weeks
🌇 Loved it! If you like dual timelines and/or historical fiction then this book is for you.
@TheWordJar thank you thank you thank you! Love all of this! Can‘t wait to read all these books! Especially the tagged one. The socks are so warm and comfy and the coffee is delicious. Thank you for your generosity. 🍁💛🍁🧡
Thanks for hosting #fffs @Avanders #fallingforfallswap
This is my first book in the #bookaweek challenge. I loved learning about the history of the Dakota as well as the story was great too. I‘m anxious to read The Masterpiece now too. I recommend her first novel The Dollhouse as well. She is right up there with Beatriz Williams for historical fiction authors in my book.
Thank you @24in48 and Dutton Books for sending me this door prize! I‘m excited to read it! Have you read #theaddress? #24in48
Blurb: This is “a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota—NYC‘s most famous residence...With rich historical detail, nuanced characters, and gorgeous prose, Fiona Davis once again delivers a compulsively readable novel...”
After reading Girl, Wash Your Face and her driving the point home that only “I” can change my life, I‘ve been dragging my butt out of bed around 5:30 am for a walk with one of my dogs. I struggle with audio books but this one is already quite good by the beginning of chapter 3. #bostonsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #audiowalking
1. Aqua, teal, turquoise, anything blue-green 💙💚
2. The West Wing - I‘m way behind on the podcast & trying to catch up.
3. I don‘t normally Google mid-book, but if I did, it would be The Address.
4. Tomato, cheese, lettuce, mayo
5. Road tripping to STL!
Thanks for the tag, @SilversReviews !
A lot overdue - my end of week summary. Only finished 3 books this week!
Week 19/52 2018 - #BookStats
3 Finished, 1741 Pages Read (Pictured) 911 Pages less than last week😟
6 Book Currently Reading
#LitsyAtoZ 0 (18/26)
#MountTBRChallenge 0 (10/52)
#YearoftheChunkster 1 (14/26)
#SeriesUptoDate 0 (8/20)
#SeriesFinished 0 (2/20)
#ListyPassport 0 (2/12)
A captivating Bank Holiday Read, all based around relationships in the late 19th and 20th Century in The Dakota Building in New York. I love this book & especially the twists, but did find some of the plotting upsetting 😢 The author played with my emotions but it did make for a totally captivating & engaging story. Can‘t wait to try more from this author! Only frustration really was the ending - wanted to shake some sense into the lead character.
Started listening to The Address. I have wanted to read one of Fiona‘s books for some time following the good reviews I have seen. #BlameItOnLitsy
Well, this is awkward. My Goodreads READ list is as long as my TBR list. 😂
Got a couple I've been looking at and a couple impulse picks. I'd probably have more if I didn't have a toddler in tow. He's not a fan of browsing.
Packing for another business trip. Book selection is always the hardest part. Still prefer physical hard copies - even when traveling. #oldschool
Do you travel with hard copy books or only an ereader?
Historical fiction is always my jam, but anything set in Gilded Age NYC? Yes, please. This novel goes from 1880s New York to 1980s New York, centered around the historic apartment building The Dakota. I preferred the 1880s chapters, but I loved how the two women‘s stories became intertwined.
Duel storylines —
The first storyline delves into the societal mores of the 1880‘s and life at “The Dakota”... so interesting and how Sara actually ended up in a madhouse is terrifying.
The second storyline in the 1980‘s was just okay couldn‘t really connect properly with Bailey, I didn‘t find her very likeable. I did like how it all came together in the end even if I did guess the very clever subtle twist early on.
I saw “The Dakota”, while in NYC and it is beautiful...it gives added depth to the book experience because it makes it easier for me to visualize the people, time and place in this story. The history of this building is very interesting and it‘s amazing how it has remained so exclusive for almost 150 years.
I‘d like to know why these particular people were declined?? It appears even the rich and famous can‘t acquire everything thing they want.
When you book matches your bedding 💕