Heading into the long weekend with big plans to #readmyowndamnbooks.
I got halfway thru and just couldn‘t keep going. Vivian annoyed me too much and I lost interest in her story 🤷🏼♀️
Some days, one glass of wine ain‘t enough 🤫 📚
(PS- in the background is a copy of my ‘Instant Pot Bible‘, not a Pot Bible 😂 I noticed it AFTER I edited my photo and didn‘t feel like re-taking it sans ‘Pot Bible‘ in the background -insert lazy shrug here-)
#TBRtemptation post 4! First in a (so-far trilogy) series. Manhattan, 1964. Recent Bryn Mawr grad Vivian Schuyler bucks Fifth Ave tradition entering the Mad Men world of Metropolitan Magazine. A parcel arrives whose contents concern family history & an aunt wiped from records.
Berlin, 1914. Violet Schuyler Grant endures her rocky marriage to a scientist so as to be a physicist. A British captain offers something else.
#blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
“I‘ll find a way, I‘ve always found a way. I am, after all, a woman of considerable strength and intellect.”
My favorite quote!! Happy International Women‘s Day Ladies!!! ❤️❤️ 💪🏻💕👊🏻
Image from Pixabay 😊
A fun novel with two time eras, filled with a touch of suspense and a lot of romance. This was my first novel exclusively by Williams (I read her collaborative work The Glass Ocean earlier), & I am now a fan of her work. Vivian Schuyler is vivacious, sarcastic, and a tad nosy; Violet Grant is intelligent and a woman ahead of her time. Can‘t wait to read more by Williams!
#24B42019 and #11thHourReadathon (time circled)
#Zeke #Vladimir #catsoflitsy
Third day start time for #24B42019 . Making progress in my pile of books. I also realized I probably will not finish War and Peace by tomorrow - even at warp speed listening, there is way too much left, and at 1.75x, the excited Russian characters sound really cartoonish! But, I‘m glad I switched to audio for the first time reading it. I can go back and savor so much later with a strict book read.
“I‘ll find a way. I‘ve always found a way. I am, after all, a woman of considerable strength and intellect.”
This took me forever to get in to, but I have learned to be patient with Beatriz Williams. I ended up enjoying this quite a bit.
On vacation last week, I read my first Beatriz Williams - it was a hoot! Reminded me of Kate Morton, but with more sexy times. 😄 Perfect vacation read, and I‘ll definitely be reading more of hers.
(Our cat wouldn‘t cooperate for the photo, so my daughter volunteered. 😁)
I know there are a lot of fans on here - I‘m not a massive fan of romances- is there another storyline too? Not holding my attention at the moment.
I got my very first Beatriz Williams book today! As I bought it I thought of you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😍😘 I haven‘t read any of her books but I have heard soooo sooo many of you rave over her here on Litsy so I took the plunge! Look forward to reading this one!
I had never read any Beatriz Williams until this year. Now she is a favorite author of mine and I give her books 4-5 stars. This was my first book of hers and I loved that it was historical fiction without the fluff. I am tagging @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks because she was the person that encouraged me to read Williams!
Thanks for the giveaway @Mommamanzi
I need a lighthearted, yet meaty book this morning while waiting for my car‘s check up. This will do the trick! I‘m telling all my IRL friends that Williams is fast becoming my new favorite author. It‘s light, yet there‘s an undertone of serious situations that keeps the narrative pulsing.
This juicy, dishy book was right up my alley. There's something for everyone here with two time periods (1914 & 1964), major secrets, family history, romance, betrayal, danger, murder, a lady scientist, and a whole lot else to make this an addictive, hard-to-put-down story. This is my first of her historical women's fiction, and I'm kicking myself for having waited so long to finally read her. I can't wait to read the rest of her books!
Starting this one tonight for my library historical fiction discussion later on this week.
Violet was romanced by her creepy, older professor while in college and they ended up marrying. Walter Grant was Violet‘s Svengali and she endured him to make her way in the male dominated world of physicists.
@Kappadeemom thank you so much for my goodies!! I love it all! I can't wait to read the books and the recipes look yummy! 😍. The tablet is adorable and I use those constantly! Just perfect!! #feedareader @MinDea @TricksyTails
Professor Grant, Violet's husband, is a bit too controlling if you ask me and a poor “excuse” for a husband.
You will love the secrets of the suitcase and of Aunt Violet. Who would think a suitcase could cause all this excitement, intrigue, entertainment, and of course a fantastic story?
Day 2 #4newfavesin4days
I guess I had more time to read this month - do 3 more days in a month make a difference?
I thought I was over historical fiction taking place in WWII with women and spies and alternating POV - but this book changed my mind! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for motivating me to try Beatriz Williams. I love her writing (and her book covers). I‘m anxious to get to the next book in this trilogy. #mounttbr #pop18
Look what I found on my Kindle when searching for books for today‘s #violet prompt.
I‘ve read exactly one Beatriz Williams book: loved it and bought a few more I have yet to read.
I don‘t even remember picking up the Abigail Owen book, but now that I‘m looking at it again, it looks pretty interesting. 😳😂