Wishing all who celebrate….a very Happy Easter! 🌼🌸🌺
Coconut raspberry Easter cake is all ready to go! In the background are my most recent flowers from Chris, gorgeous light and deep pink peonies and lavender carnations. The picture doesn‘t do the colors justice at all. Happy Easter, everyone! 💖🐰🐣🐇💐
My sweet fiancee gave me an Easter basket filled with candy, pokemon, and BOOKS! 😍📚🐇🐣💖 I hope everyone is having a great day!
My goals are to:
1️⃣ Read 6 books fo finish up #bfc28 😳
2️⃣ Track my reading for the week by page count instead of hourly. I‘m always curious as to how much reading I actually do in a week, but I‘m horrible at tracking time, so I‘m going to try pages for my exploration.
3️⃣ Catch up in my reading journal. IM SO BEHIND.
Happy Easter everyone!! ?
I'm totally in for a readathon.. thanks @Andrew65
My goal: READ 4 BOOKS! ???
?️finish "Anna Karenina" i'm around 75%, but there are 200 more pages to go..
?️read 2 other books, not sure which one;
?️read a graphic novel.
Happy early Easter to all who celebrate, and peace and good wishes to each and every one of my fellow Littens, regardless of which holidays you observe! Even if my fiance and I can't be with our extended family tomorrow, quarentine won't stop a festive meal (even if it's just for 2 this year)! Dinner will consist of my late grandmother's govadellis (that's South Philly for ricotta gnocchi 😉). May you all find comfort and joy during this time!
I really enjoyed reading this book, especially since Easter is right around the corner. The book has simple poems in big text in the middle of the page, and more complex poems surrounding the text that relate to what is being said in the bigger text. I thought this was a really clever and interesting way to format the book, and gives different interpretations of what is being said.
Warning: Do not, I repeat, do not read this book on a cruise. However if you‘re not planning to be on a cruise, this is a great read. The story takes place on final voyage of a 1950s ocean liner - no internet, no kids, a return to luxury cruising. It‘s told fr the perspectives of the sous chef, a member of a string quartet, & a farmer whose friend is writing about hidden workers (ie the crew). An entertaining thoughtful read. Just not on a ship.
She really captures what it feels like to be on a cruise, the gorgeous luxury of it, but also touches on the uncomfortable disparity between the experience of the traveller and that of the employee. This complex political issue is forgotten as they all face the challenges of life trapped adrift. The author is more focused on the characters finding fulfillment through romantic love. I do have to say the ending gave me chills.
I don‘t quite know what to say about this book; please pardon the brain vomit. I found it to be funny, terrifying, and poignant. It was a harrowing read. A cautionary tale. A beautiful love story. It reminded me of Bel Canto. The ending was a good one, but I‘m not happy with it. I truly love some of the characters. Heroism figured in here in both large and small ways, as did hubris & cowardice & kindness. I will be thinking about this a while.
I will read anything that Kate Christensen writes. This one grabbed me and wouldn‘t let me stop until I‘d finished the book. (Thank goodness for the light on my paperwhite. My youngest has a migraine and light hurts her. So I‘ve turned down the light to where I can read and it doesn‘t bother her.)
I read this novel about the last sailing of vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella while at sea, and had some interesting dreams! I did enjoy the story, particularly the crew members that are featured as events escalate. eARC from @randomhouse through Edelweiss, out July 10.