Gotta love #bookmail!
The items in the bottom half of the picture are a bday present from a non-Litten friend, which I opened several days early since I‘ll be out of town on my actual bday. So excited about the books!
I‘ve also gotten birthday cards from several lovely Littens over the past couple weeks. (Yes, I got them!) You guys are awesome 😊 @Jas16 @BookwormAHN @Kdgordon88 @Lovesbooks87
1. Spending the night with my grandparents. My grandfather would tell me stories about his childhood, which was 1901-1919. I loved those stories of trains, small town living, and family.
2. One brother. We don‘t talk.
3. About 18 months ago.
4. Shade, by Pete Souza. Comparative “lit” of 45 v.44
5. Consider yourself tagged if you‘ve read this far. #wonderouswednesday
I thought this was an interesting look at the Obama White House. Because the pictures are juxtaposed to throw “shade” at something Trump said or did - I found the compilation of the things the Trump Administration has done in two years - overwhelmingly sad and jarring when put all together in this format:
This book is a comparison of news articles/tweets from Trump‘s presidency with photos from Obama‘s presidency. What we have vs. what we had. Some of it is so ridiculous it made me laugh and some is so serious it made me sad. Quite an interesting comparison. And I love Pete Souza‘s photos ❤️
Next up! I have been looking forward to this one since I first heard about it! Pete Souza captures so many great images 📸
In unrelated news, we went to the toy store today and picked out gifts for our nephews...when I found this bendy sloth I knew we had to bring him home!! ❤️
Well it wasn‘t quite the funny read I thought it would be, but it‘s a great way to sum up the beginning of one Presidency and how strikingly different it was and is from the one before....through some surreal juxtaposition between Tweets and photos.
This short short book I read in an hour and I am a slow reader. It compiled many of Presidents Trump‘s tweet and news articles about his presidency and in direct response provides a tweeted photograph of President Obama‘s years in the White House. I lol‘d and I felt at both angry and sad. If you want a quick totally partisan read, this is for you.
Some people call it throwing shade. Pete Souza calls it telling the truth (I'm with Pete). Sometimes funny, more often infuriating, this is a comparison of the first 500 days of presidencies 44 and 45. I hope our country (and world) survive so we might see progress (again) with a 46th.
I loved this book! Both subtle and brilliant, this is probably in my top 5 favorites for the year ❤️. It made me laugh out loud and on occasion, tear up a little bit. I could have sat down and read it all in one sitting but I split it up over four nights just trying to make it last longer! Sigh...
In 2016 for Christmas my very red republican brother gave me Hillary stuff, including Hillary TP, a Hillary dog chew toy, and a few other things. I did get a Hillary Funko Pop too though, which I kept.
This year he‘s getting Shade.
Yes, Sisters NEVER forget! 😈
I chuckled, I rolled my eyes, I was entertained, I marveled at Souza‘s eye and his photographic expertise. He‘s an excellent storyteller in his medium.
Although it‘s not really a book one sits down to read so much as it‘s perfect for a coffee table, it was still an enjoyable read from start to finish. (I‘ve been in a reading rut for almost three weeks so this was a fun way to try to get my groove back. 🤞🏻🤞🏻)