Wow! What a compelling story! I can‘t seem to put this book down, except for this photograph. 😍
Finished Scythe in between walks today! I didn‘t think I‘d like this book but once into it, I couldn‘t put it down!
I usually don‘t wear my Fitbit on sundays but the #BFC makes me want to keep track more! 😄
Book number 49 of my year and I have heard so much great things about this series I can not wait any longer.
I loved the world building and the philosophical thoughts in the diary pieces. The second half of the story was predictable but I still enjoyed it. After finishing I immediately downloaded the 2nd audiobook.
Attending my second #BookCon this year. I'm not sure I'll ever get a grip on how fast the author autograph tickets sell out.
It's sorta like concert tickets selling out I mean authors are our rock stars right? 🎸📚❤
Day one! Off to a great start for the #BookFitnessChallenge I started Scythe as my physical and have a few audios lined up. Very excited to keep it up!
I know I won‘t post everyday for this but I at least had to get in on day one! 😝😂
Had to snap this quickly while Radar was looking. He‘s not a lap cat but will hang next to me and chill. Really enjoying this book after a few duds. I am torn between Litsy-ing or reading though. I can‘t watch the last GoT episodes right away and habe to stay off social media for the next two weeks. 😱
I have had this book and audio forever and I don‘t know why it took me so long to get to it. The story was so fun and different. Once I finished I immediately downloaded Thunderhead and will start it on my commute to work today. I can‘t wait to get back into this world. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I've been listening to this one with my 13yr old and it's taken us a while to finish, but that isn't because the book wasn't compelling. Our time in the car together these last few months was rare. We were both on pins and needles as the main characters finally made it to winter conclave. This was an awesome ride of a book. ☆☆☆☆☆ I've already bought book 2!
Great world building in this YA novel about a future where we‘ve conquered mortality. I was hooked from chapter 1! Thanks for the great pick, @MrsGreen & it‘s on its way to you tomorrow, @chelreads I hope you enjoy! @StephanieGeiser I have The 100, thank you!
#LMPBC book and goodies: received!
Thank you @cobwebmoth for the tea and cookies — they look so fun! And thanks for shipping the book on 😘♥️
And thank you @Chrissyreadit for the bookmark and teas!! 🤗 I‘m super geeked to read this book! It‘s been on my tbr for a while 😁♥️ Also, your book sleeve is so pretty!! 😍
Just finished this and it was pretty good. Was not expecting that ending at all. I like the concept of the book and about how they handle the idea of how everyone has different ideas about death. In this world only a scythe can kill and all of them have their own unique way of dealing with it. I can only hope our future isn‘t like this.
In our latest episode, we check in with an update about the books we'd listed on our YA TBR episode. You can find out what I thought about Neal Shusterman's SCYTHE and about Tahereh Maif's SHATTER ME series . . . and pick up a few other recommendations along the way.
1. I like Saturdays because my husband and I have most of our adventures exploring our new state of CO on Saturdays. And when we don't, we relax. I don't check student email on Saturdays so I can disconnect from work!
2. Enter the Haggis (Celtic rock band that frequented the music festivals in my hometown growing up).
3. Doing laundry, posting my class's weekly announcement, and working on my dissertation.
I adore Scythe. The perfect dystopian book. It had such a rich society, which made the read really immersive. And then ending! And middle for that matter! And even the beginning! Front to back, this is hands down a new favorite.
Listen folks, it‘s a YA series and I ploweddddd through the first two books. It‘s a great, fast read and such an interesting concept. Highly recommend if you want a fun, engaging read . Disappointed that the third book of the series isn‘t on audible... ⛏ #arcofthescythe #YA #Scythe
Great YA book! I'm a huge fan now and must get to the library asap to get the sequel. ?
The setting is a dystopian world where death can not occur naturally, so some people are chosen as Scythes to "glean" others. It raises so many ethical and moral questions, but it's wrapped up in an exciting story so at first you don't realize what you're absorbing.
I'm excited to read the next one. ?
My Letter S for #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia
Starting all these today. I try to keep a book, graphic novel, and an audiobook all going at the same time.
Queen of the Air is my current audiobook and it hasn't been reviewed on Litsy yet. I love anything circus related, so I'm excited to read it.
I've heard so many great things about Scythe. I'm 80 pages in and enjoying it so far.
I haven't started March yet. It's been on my TBR for several months.
Anyone read any of these?
I finished the latest installment for #TheBreakfastBookClub tonight. I won‘t say much so I won‘t ruin it for anyone else but I absolutely loved this one! Definitely pick it up if you haven‘t read it yet.
@whatsthEStorey - I just need to write my notes/reaction and then it will be on its way to you!
Does anyone ever find that writing reviews for your favourite books is the hardest? How can you be expected to sum up every reason that you love them in 450 characters or less? I‘ve been putting off writing this review for DAYS because I just can‘t do it justice. It is SO good. It makes you think about things like what would happen if we achieved everything we wanted, or what does it mean to be human, but it ALSO has a fantastic plot. PLS READ IT.
I love this book! I just reread it with my high school book club, and I got so much more out of it when talking with the students. Morality, mortality, deciding for yourself what you believe...Shusterman creates a story that makes readers question their own beliefs in a way that is thoughtful, as well as engaging. My students have really enjoyed our discussions about it so far. And although it is a young adult novel, everyone will enjoy it.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book but the end doesn't provide enough closure. I guess I'll be picking up Thunderhead next.
I bundled up and walked to the mailbox for this package! Totally worth it!
Not 100% sure, but I think I have Amanda of @TheBookKeepers, to thank for this??
This has been on my TBR for a while, super excited!