My feline companion is the perfect bookrest.
While my school year started out OK, the same frustrations are surfacing again. I'm in a crappy mental place and I can't shake my negative attitude. I have a long weekend, so I'm going to try and get lost in one of the many books I've started and never finished.
There's a flow to the writing that makes the pages fly. It's lovely. Less lovely was the feeling that very little happened in 600+ pages. Much of the plot itself dragged, and the background info slowed the pace too much. I did appreciate the foundation this built for the Zorro legend, and all the action-packed swashbuckling parts. I wished we'd spent more time with Isabel, and I think a sequel would be fun. I wouldn't revisit this one though.
Finished Z of #LitsyAtoZ but I still have 4 letters left and only 2 weeks... plus book club books to read! Can I make it? 😓
He began to practice his skill at reading people‘s actions, and in that way discovered that words do not always correspond to intentions. He realized that bullies are generally easy to cow, that the loudest are the least sincere, that arrogance is a quality of the ignorant, and that flatterers tend to be vicious. #zorro #isabelallende
@Louise Your package arrived today and I‘m loving everything in it! The library themed wrapping paper is gorgeous! I hated to unwrap it! Can‘t wait to read Zorro (although I‘m woefully behind reading any of my print books 😞). And the bookmark is extra special because I just so happen to own the artwork which is one of my favorite pieces! I love the diversity and sisterhood that the art represents! Many thanks!! 💞💞💞
Thanks so much @Lcsmcat for the book! It arrived today, and I‘m looking forward to reading it!
#bookmail for one of my reading challenges.
Thank you! Thank you @Louise for my #summersantagoespostal box. It is amazing. I love everyone of the books. I can't wait to start them. You are right about Zorro and The scarf is so soft.
Thanks for organizing @BookishMarginalia
I didn't like this as much as other Allende novels I have read. It was very slow to get going and treated the characters more superficially than I would like. It felt like someone's description of a plot rather than a fleshed out novel. It got better in the later sections, and I kept reading because of #LitsyAtoZ, so hat makes it closer to a pick, but still a so-so. #letterZ @BookishMarginalia
So, I didn't lose my job today (yay!), but found out my boss was let go, he didn't leave by choice, so fear of the pink slip is real. Fortunately, I had a little #bookmail waiting for me when I got home - my #letterZ for #litsyatoz. I really need to stick to a book buying ban for a bit, though. Just in case...😱
This was one of my #wanttoreadindec books, but I listened to the first CD, and I'm so bored! I don't know if it's the book or just my expectations, but I wanted this to be exciting, and so far I'm getting boring failing marriage and soldier in retirement sprinkled with a few interesting historical and cultural references. Maybe I'll come back to it later sometime. I also plan on finishing Neverwhere! #seasonsreadings2016