I feel like this is a solid tbr for the month!
This is probably a brilliant book if you read it at the right time but not sure it was the right time for me. Good story telling and a real sense of the community alongside clever plotting and some beautifully written sections were all for the good. It also meandered and had a bit too much poetic lyricism for me (also magical realism). Read for #readingtheamericas and Jamaica
Awesome @Andrew65 is hosting #AwesomeAugust readathon over the next nine days. I hope to make some headway on my list for the month. Specifically, I want to complete at least one line on my #BookSpinBingo - which will require that I read/finish at least three books. Hubby is traveling this weekend so I had high hopes for reading time but momming is negating that somewhat. 🤷🏻♀️ We shall see.
#BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo #BookNookBuddies2022 #SeriesReads #ReadMyRoom
So very moody lately when it comes to reading that I kind of did I the August list with even more room to let the stupid🧠🐿s choose the reading material…but only to a point
Bring it on August! Let‘s read me lots of pages (book finishes too📚🤞🏻)
I don‘t know how to describe this book except that it‘s amazing and I plan to read more from this author. Seriously, that‘s all I can say!
August #BookSpinBingo tbr I still have unread books from previous months😬 but this time I included some related with our almost last summer month (well, not for us here in PR. We can feel that weather almost until October 😳).
So here‘s my ambitious #augusttbr….. The first 7 are all my Netgalley #arcs I need to catch up on (all end of July/August releases) 📚📚📚
Outlander is to finish my #pop21 #advanced with my highest page count #pagecountphobiaisreal 😳
The Mercies and The Arctic Fury is for zoom bookclubs, and Everyone Knows.. for #campToB, and finally Queen‘s Gambit for #pop21 #beginswithQ
Excited about my lineup! 💕📚
Eight books read in August #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks Plus I read The One and Only Ivan (July #ReadWithMrBook). A total of 9 books and 200 pages of my 10th book which will be completed on September🤞I didn't accomplish my goals😔I didn't finish NEWTs, no Bingo, didn't read BookSpin neither Double Spin. Well, new month, new energy, new reading goals. I will read those books on September, which means I will not complete September goals🤔🤣
Inspired by the pages made by @candority and @Kangaj1 this is my #BookSpin #DoubleSpin and #BookSpinBingo card @TheAromaofBooks Some books will be used also to complete N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon (the last one😢due to the controversy with Rowling) organized by YouTuber Book Roast. I still need to fill a free spot with a manga. I only have one series but they are in one of the boxes😳Can anyone recommend me one (but not a long series).
We‘re getting closer and closer to celebrating the love for our bibliophilic Littens who were born in August...oh, it‘s gonna be a great month!!
If you‘d like for the birthday fairies to acknowledge your birthday, please drop us an email at: Litsybirthdays@gmail.com with your Litsy handle + your birthday (month, day). You can only make this request for yourself.
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Well it was a small tbr but I still read 3/4. Didn‘t get to unremembered since I tried a little bit but wasn‘t that into it, so I ended up returning it back to the library. I finished the Iron warrior and I‘m happy with myself for finishing a series. Planning to start a new one soon.
A few days late, but here are some August challenges! #poetrymatters #letstravelaugust #quotsyaugust2019 #ayupaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 @TheSpineView @TK-421 @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Loved this one. Set outside of Kingston, Jamaica, and shifting between the distant past, near past, and present, this novel captures the rhythms of downtrodden but hopeful communities. A preacher flies; a cross-class teen romance has a ripple effect; pride and oppression and opportunity are in tension.
This is no #dreadlockholiday. This is a story of Jamaica no tourists or beach here, it's the culture and undercurrents, it's the Rastafarian movement and it's a story about Kaia who comes home from schools one day with his dreadlocks cut off.
#wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
I think this is the first book that I have read set in Jamaica or about a Rastafarian community. So foreign to me and yet so fascinating, this was a very enticing story. The more I learn about new cultures, the more I realize we are all the same.
I really enjoyed this book. Kaia, a Rastafarian boy, has come home from school with his dreads cut off by his teacher. This starts off a chain of events that weave us back and forth in time between many well drawn characters in a fictional Jamaican town that represent the tensions between class and skin color. Miller has this real gift of showing you what makes people, people. Pick!!!
"The great philosophical question goes: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear, does it make a sound? But this is a troubling question, exalting one kind of being above all others. What then of the ears of snakes, or wood frogs, or mice, or bugs? Do they not count? What then of grass, of stone, of earth? Does their witness not matter? If a man flies in Jamaica, and only the poor will admit to seeing it, has he still flown?"
"Look, this isn't magical realism. This is not another story about superstitious island people and their primitive beliefs. No. You don't get off that easy....You may as well stop to consider a more urgent question; not whether you believe in this story or not, but whether this story is about the kinds of people you have never taken the time to believe in."
I‘ve been incredibly fortunate with my latest run of reads. Augustown is a moving portrayal of this (fictional, but based on the real August Town) town in Jamaica, and the people who live there. The story weaves back and forth through time and you come to understand how the past impacts present events in characters‘ lives in profound ways. I absolutely LOVED this one!
"[Ma Taffy] knew that for people to be people, they had to believe in something. They had to believe that something was worth believing in. And they had to carry that thing in their hearts and guard it, for once you believed in something, in anything at all, Babylon would try its damnedest to find out what that thing was, and they would try to take it from you."