That‘s right - large print! 🤓
That‘s right - large print! 🤓
Best book haul ever! Thank you @floorboard272 - you made my heart smile ❤️
So disappointing. I had such high hopes and it‘s had such good reviews. But I found it long winded, pretentious and full of characters that I hated. Also, it uses the words “retarded” and “schizoid”. Not cool. I got to page 150 (of 500!) before I started jumping forward and skipping bits. Nothing improved. Urgh.
(Leaving dentist) Brain: "don't do the bad thing, don't go to the bookshop."
(Walking into bookshop) Brain: "don't do the bad thing, don't buy the books."
Brain (resigned): "fine, but if you're going to do the bad thing, at least don't buy more th- ...oh screw it, I quit."
#bookhaul #bookspree #oops #sorrynotsorry
Well this is fun! I‘ve never had this happen to me before!
Why yes, I AM reading this delightful book in my housecoat on the front porch 😀
I have fond memories of my grandmothers wearing housecoats when I was growing up. In moment of nostalgia I bought a housecoat a few years ago and it‘s basically been my favorite thing ever since.
This took me 5 days to read this, which is a long time for me. I found myself savoring each line, paragraph, chapter of Lombardo‘s debut novel. I did not want this book to end. Though this book is quite long, I think she wrote an extremely enjoyable book.
For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/08/the-most-fun-we-ever-had-book-review/
Going to take my lunch hour to start this very thick book.
What a story! It took me ages to read but was such a great read about a family, not sure if I should call it a saga but I think that‘s the closest word. It was set in the present but went back through the family history and was so well written and honest about who they all were. I would definitely read more from Lombardo, although maybe in paperback (this was a 500+ page hardback, not ideal for taking on holiday which I foolishly did!!)
3 ⭐️- This big tome of a book looks at the complicated relationships in the Sorenson family. Four sisters, loving parents, hidden pasts and familial angst make up this dysfunctional family drama.
While I found this book long winded in several parts, I appreciated the topics it addresses. I just wish it was more concise & time was spent on character development.
My review: http://bit.ly/2HyFseK
Hold on tight because THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD is a hefty family drama set in Chicago, and spread over half a century. It‘s a serious reading commitment at 530 pages, but well worth the effort. The writing beautifully weaves the past and the present into a unique tapestry of one family‘s story of significant... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-most-fun-we-ever-had
Oh, this book. Claire Lombardo's The Most Fun We Ever Had is a *tad* bit intimidating at 544 pages. (It's not that I don't read big books--I love them--but usually, they're fantasy. Or historical fiction. But a mostly-contemporary, family novel? Not necessarily calling out "big book" to me. That's fodder for another discussion.) (continued in comments)
I had so much fun with the first month of #LMPBC, but I also thought as I read, "I don't really know these readers, and it's fun. But wouldn't it be fun to do it with my three best friends from high school, as we're spread across four states?" They agreed and #homegirlsread was born! This is my first pick. And I am marking it up like crazy with underlines and hearts. #booksandbooze
it took me a bit to get into this family chunkster. first half all the characters annoyed me, but as the backstory evolved, they grew on me in that imperfectly imperfect way characters do. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
somehow i ended up with the large print version...and there‘s all this bold type is areas of emphasis? does the regular print have this, too?
Every time I see a book at the moment that looks fab and has positive reviews it‘s a debut - the quality of debuts is just astounding- is it me or are more authors hitting their stride with book 1 ?
I have a pile of sisters and this story is a beautiful celebration of sisterhood.
Speaking of beautiful, this cover art cried for me to take photos of this magnificent ginko tree from my #BFCr2 walk.
Not quite halfway through but thoroughly enjoying this debit novel. I expect Claire Lombardo will be a name we all know soon!!
Two Daughters arriving tonight for the weekend... shopping in town & got 2 books each for them & tagged book for me ... it‘s going to be a weekend for us girls ♥️♥️♥️🍷🍺🥁🎼🎹📚📚📚
I love Ann Patchett and her bookstore's website (never been there IRL), and she always has great recommendations from her staff: https://parnassusmusing.net/2019/07/09/20-new-books-beat-the-heat/hickleberrypun...
I LOVED this book!!! I'm a sucker for good family dramas and this did NOT disappoint! This one is right up there with The Hundred Years Trilogy by Jane Smiley.
My review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2618116639
Summers are good for tackling chunksters, right?
This book is friggin‘ fantastic — my favorite of the year so far.
More here: https://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2019/06/the-most-fun-we-ever-had-love-an...