I couldn‘t agree more with Mr. Simpless - life has a way of drawing you to things. ❤️
This is such a delightful read. I just have to say that it made me crave the idealistic fellowship of such distinctive and charming characters. As the book came to a close, I felt a bit sad that the coziness of their company was over. Though they all faced horrible adversity they bonded with hope and loyalty rising above the ugliness they faced with the beauty of their friendships.
I don‘t #audiobike very often, but when I do, it‘s with beautiful scenery as the backdrop! It‘s too hot for a walk, so I hopped on the bike before dinner for a 20 minute scenic ride. #bookfitnesschallenge
Listening to my #audiobook while I do chores this morning! Had to wait till it was available on overdrive again, as I hadn‘t finished it before the due date.
Our backyard is shady in the morning, thankfully, or I would have been a sweaty mess just doing this! 😂 🥵☀️
I‘m appreciating this book more than I did the first time around. And loving the audio version!
Listening to this #audiobook with Maya while making end of year teacher gifts this morning! It‘s my first time making sugar scrubs, I‘m hoping they turned out well.
My detailed wrap-up will come tomorrow once I can tally my weekly steps, but here‘s a glimpse!
Excited to get in my 3 Peloton rides this week, and added a very small strength video in today! Adding on slowly, as I move past the 5-week post-surgery mark. 🎉🎉
Misplaced my headphones, which has made #audiowalk s hard.
1. Tagged book on audio, and my #botm copy of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.
2. The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams for book club.
3. Les Mis - it was Maya‘s first time seeing it. The Hugh Jackman one. 😍
I‘m 4 wks post-op, and back on my bike! (Which lowers my steps 😕). Many of my steps today came from attending Maya‘s School Art Walk.
It was not an easy event for my sweet child; Maya‘s class lost a fellow 5th grader to the flu this year, and she was one of the aspiring artists in her grade. She was also one of Maya‘s close friends. Today‘s event was dedicated to Morgan and I think we honored her well. 😢👩🏻🎨 #Bookfitnesschallenge #BFC
A beautiful 6 mile walk along the UNCC greenway today! Stopped for a moment of silence in memory of the two victims - both UNCC students - that died in the school shooting two weeks ago today. 😢
Started a new audiobook that is actually a reread, haven‘t watched the movie yet.
#bookfitnesschallenge #BFC #audiowalk #2019greenwaychallenge #MayMadness #personalchallenge
This book was absolutely delightful. Full of charm and love for books and quirky characters you fell for. It showed the resiliency of the human spirit and how a community can recover after something as devastating as a war. I adored this book. 2 thumbs up.
A book published posthumously
I went in not sure how I'd feel about the epistolary format, but to my delight I was utterly charmed by this book! It took me a minute to get the hang of everyone's names, but ultimately the characters and their personalities all come across surprisingly well through the letters. And now I can finally watch the Netflix adaptation! 🥰
I'm looking forward to knocking this off of my TBR, in part so that I can finally watch the adaptation on Netflix 😂
This was not a book that I couldn‘t put down - in fact, the opposite. I found I was only able to read little bits at a time before taking a break. Having said that, I still enjoyed it very much so! I felt connected to all of the characters and loved them all. Perhaps I took my time with it because I wanted to savour it.
This is a re-read (1st: October 2009) for online book club. I had forgotten how much humor was in this war story. The first half was especially delightful. Glad to have had an excuse to read it again. The letter-/telegram-writing format is particularly appealing in light of my return to letter-writing for #LitsyLove, after a 6-yr hiatus following my beloved Granny's death (she and I were devoted pen pals for 30 years).
I found this book to be just okay. It has been sitting on my shelf for years and now that it is a Netflix movie and wanted to read it before watching the movie. I enjoyed the letter concepts but at the same time i didn't find anything connection to the characters. It didnt make me feel any type of way. It was just bland. I like reading this book for the historic point of view. Hoping the movie is better.
1) Sewing, hiking, riding my bike, playing the blues harp, gardening
2) working in a smith, but I enrolled in a course for June! Exciting!
3) beer labels and whisky, Doctor Who stuff
4) Inspiration? Maybe my mum, cause she used to sew us stuff as kids
5) now I have that Beatles song in my head ? "love, love, love"?
One of the best books I‘ve read in a while. I love the time it was set in; WWII has always been my favorite point in history. The characters are well written and the style of writing is different than how most authors write. It is written in a series of letter between many different people. i also love the idea of the book club and how books can bring people together. Over all amazing. 10/10
This book was a quick, easy read. Once I got used to the letter format, I couldn‘t stop reading. I loved Juliet‘s voice and narration. Every character seemed so well formed and believable; I could picture each one vividly in my head even though there wasn‘t much to go on for physical descriptions. #fivestars
The last two days have been long and bad; bad and long. I haven‘t picked up a book since Saturday, so I am extremely relieved to be able to hide in a bubble bath and indulge in some reading. #bathandabook #bubblebathreading #hiding
A book for all book lovers to read. The entire book is composed of letters from/to Juliet to/from her dear friends, coworkers, lovers, and strangers. The strangers come together through their love for literature, and this book perfectly captures how books can bring us together in the hardest of times and create connections we would never have previously imagined. All the stars out of five.
Daughter wants to read another book before GWTW so I am too.
This was SO GOOD. I loved the movie, and I loved the book. The audiobook was great and I‘d definitely recommend it. 🥔🍴
Thanks for the tag @Amiable I wouldn‘t have gotten around to it so late but I actually had a social life tonight 😱 but technically it‘s still Saturday here so here goes!
2)Tagged! I loved this book
5)If you‘re reading this and still haven‘t done it, consider yourself tagged!
So, this is so not my usual book choice (historical or romance). I haven‘t gotten to any romance yet, so judging the book by its cover may not work.. historical , that it is. I‘m glad my local book club decided to pick it! I am enjoying it very much so far! It‘s reminding me of what we saw, heard and learned about the ww2 when we visited Poland.
After watching (and loving) the movie, I knew that I had to read the book. It arrived today. ♥️
I still have to read this book, but I‘m loving the movie on Netflix. ❤️
Snuggling up in bed and reading this while it‘s snowing outside! Definitely a nice change from my textbooks (:
My Bestest Book Buddy Becky and I both loved this book. It's been a delightful reread. In the Summer of 2016 we finally made it to Guernsey. Alas, not the one in the English Channel but a charming one in Iowa. Population 63 and one Road Grader.