August #TBR! I'm trying to pack in fun books this month before we're totally back in school mode. (No Austen because I'm giving myself a reread for my birthday next month like I did last year. 😄)
Great book. I am handing it off to my 15 year old who has run out of books. We did not pay for internet at hotel, so he is reading like crazy. I think he will like it.
I loved all the literary references, and the vampires, time travel and evil genius. Seriously, this book is a wild literary ride! I will read more from this series.
Sunset in Mazatlan.
Well this is different! This is the second book I am reading by this author and I love him. I am going to pass this on to my son as soon as I finish. We did not pay for wi-fi at the hotel so we are all plowing through the books we brought.
This took me a long time to read - I had to renew my library rental 3x. I‘m not entirely sure why, but perhaps because I didn‘t find Hades to be an intriguing villain. After the first encounter, he pretty much fell flat to me. Thursday, however, I like. So I‘ll read the next one. #ebook #kindle #libraries #bookrecs
I really wanted to like this more than I did. A comic/fantasy novel riffing on classic literature? Sign me up. And it wasn't bad, fairly amusing in places and certainly inventive but it almost suffered from a surfeit of ideas and a lack of clarity about the rules of the fantasy world he has created. Slightly underwhelmed.
1. Yes, I will add anything to Mt. TBR.
2. Dean Koontz
3. It doesn't bother me if it is or is not themed.
4. I am on an Outlander kick.
7. Normally yes, but for a swap like this I feel like highlights from the Giver would be a nice insight.
10. Elephants and Funko Pops
This is a sometimes funny, all of the time crazy book.
It‘s Saturday, I just cleaned an office and I am rewarding myself with some book time before a girls day at the outlets with friends. I love my friends but sometimes dread all the social time so a quiet book morning is just what the doctor ordered. PS - I didn‘t know good bagels until I moved to NJ. It‘s true what they say.
No Chapter 13? 🤔 I‘m wondering if there is a reason behind this... No spoilers please.
I‘m finally getting to this one, and it is just delightful. The character names! The protagonist is Thursday Next, and her associates include Paige Turner, Victor Analogy, and Jack Schitt. I love the sense of humor in this novel, which is an alternate history set in the 1980s, with time travel and other anomalies.
Thanks, Suzanne, @BennettBookworm , for giving me this book! I‘m loving it!
Mail call! The sticker on the back of today's note from @CoffeeNBooks goes perfectly with my marker cup. 😉 We both liked the tagged book. Thanks for the day-brightener, doll. I'll write back. 😍 #LitsyLove
Love Jasper Fjorde's #UniqueCharacterNames in this #series. MC Thursday Next is a SpecOps agent for LiteraTec. Her boss is Victor Analogy, her partner is Bowden Cable. Her Uncle Mycroft, invented the Prose Portal, which allows real-world individuals to enter books. There's her pet dodo, Pickwick, and my favorite, head of the Goliath Corporation's internal security service, Jack Schitt. 🤪
#LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
Oh, how I loved this book!! I loved everything about it, especially all of the wonderfully fabulous literary references! I don't usually end up reading the sequels to books, but I have a feeling I'll read what happens next in the life of Thursday Next. 📚
#BookRiotReadHarderChallenge2019: alternate history novel
Saturday morning reading. I'm loving this book! I'm so glad I picked it up! #coffeeandabook
After reading the first few pages of another book, I settled on this one to start reading today. It sounds like it's going to be a great book!! 📚
I wanted so badly to like this book. If it wasn‘t for a litsy read, I would have bailed. It was so hard to get through. It was easier after they got to the book traveling bits- but before that I had to force my way though. I didn‘t like the writing style, the dialogues felt rushed through, and overly dramatic, but then other parts felt like the characters weren‘t feeling enough. It felt rushed, it felt like the reactions were wrong (continued👇🏻)
I‘m about halfway through my book! Hoping to finish reading tonight 🙏🏼
I also broke in these new reading glasses in during the #LitsyPartyofOne. First time wearing glasses regularly in my life!
Sorry to spam but I also had to share my #LitsyPartyofOne snacks! Some chips and homemade guacamole to tide me over til later.
Since I picked Early Riser by Jasper Fforde for my #BOTM, my goals for #LitsyPartyofOne is to read these two by the same author. I‘ve had the tagged book on my #TBR for far too long, so this is a good excuse to finally dig into his backlist!
1. Has to be The Greatest Showman
2. HP & the Half-Blood Prince
3. HP & the Goblet of Fire
4. Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Aidan Gillen, Peter Capaldi. Actresses: Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Gomez, Olivia Colman
5. I think it would translate well on to the big screen.
Thank you so much, Jee! I loved your fun clues and deducing what it would be before I unwrapped it (happily I was right 😊). I am really looking forward to reading this!
1) -21 F, which is downright balmy compared to yesterday's -56.
2) I like those days that swing between high 60s during the day and 40s at night.
3) I think it's 65 degrees. I just got up so I haven't had a chance to let the space heater help warm the place yet.
4) Rainy days with no place to go
5) Books like this that you can disappear into
@wanderinglynn #HelloThursday #polarvortex
I laughed out loud at times and I couldn‘t put the book down once I started. Word to the wise though, read Jane Eyre beforehand or never have any intentions of reading it because it will kind of ruin the ending for you. Not fully, but kinda sorta. I definitely look forward to what will happen to Thursday Next...