Such a great book! On sale today.
July 2018 at the beach in OC, MD: An ok book to read while on vacations.
Went to an ice cream/beer tasting pairing today at a local brewery with a friend who‘s been in my life since we were 7 years old. Not reading today. Too drunk. 🤷♀️😅🍻
Next up to read, borrowed from library. Don't know this author, has anyone read this?
Alright I'll give this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐ bc Lillian was an amazing character, she was so three dimensional this book seemed near autobiographical. BUT, bc of this there was no real plot and I almost put it down completely due to the story being as thick as the ice cream I was reading about.. I will also add that this was an audiobook that was FABULOUSLY read by the author herself so Lillian was read as she was meant. All in all it was pretty good.
I often gravitate towards books that somehow incorporate food as a character - what could be better than my two favorite pastimes in one - cooking and getting lost in a good read? So naturally the title of this one grabbed me and I was pleasantly surprised. In my opinion, Lillian Dunkle aka Malka Treynovsky, is eerily similar to Miranda Priestly of The Devil Wears Prada only instead of fashion she rules the world of ice cream!
The writer did a very good job in capturing the main character's voice. Malka, later Lillian, had a distinctive voice from the very first page. She was a hateful, annoying and needy child who grew up to be a hateful, annoying, needy AND entitled adult. I have no problems reading unlikable characters, but 500 pages, listening to Lillian was too much. There were definitely places where the plot could have been better edited.
#Aprella so I listened to the lyrics of #BodakYellow and realized Ms. Cardi B is just giving us the 2018 rags to riches version, with a few colorful expressions 😂😂😂 One of my favorite HF novels and rags to riches story is the tagged book. Don‘t let the cover fool you...this is a well written, richly detailed, immigrant story set in the late 1800s/ early 1900s NYC. Young Malka could easily kick Cardi B‘s As$💛💛💛
Fiction's chock full of male assholes, but you've gotta dig around a bit to find their female counterparts. Next time someone asks me to rec a book about an asshole woman (as people do), I'll point 'em towards Lillian Dunkle.
That said, I liked, but didn't love, the book. Lillian is beautifully realized, but all the other characters are a bit flat. And while the story's interesting, I was well ready for it to be over by the time it ended.
I went back to McNally Robinson and exchanged my random Swedish contemporary for a random historical novel that traces 70 years of NYC history. It should fit my current mood better.
Then I bought fancy ice cream on the way home. I've always wanted to try this stuff and Safeway had it on sale.
#sizzlinsummerreads I don't think I've ever posted this book before...it's a wonderful historical fiction, set in the early 1900's NYC and follows the raise to fame & riches of little Russian immigrant Malka Treynovski, who makes her fortune selling/branding #ice-cream🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦would make a great summer read😍I had to include adorable piggy Olivia because when I see the word #ice , I think figure skating ⛸ @Tiffy_Reads
Don't get between Jake and his ice cream. I loved this book. The narrators voice is fresh and honest which made me love the narrator from the start. It told through a framed story- the narrator is in the present and telling her life story about how a young Immigrant girl becomes the Ice Cream Queen and how she got to the predicament she's in now.
The people who arrived in America with money, their stories aren't interesting. So your eldest brother, Lord Such-and-such, inherited the family estate, and you, Poor Thing, had to make your fortune in the New World instead? Please. Don't even bother me with that. #setinthe1920s #marchintoreading
What does one do when having ordered scrumptious ice cream at the local shop? Why, pull out your copy of this book, of course, for all the world to know that a true bibliophile is the one prepared for any situation 😂😂😂👍🏻. Or, the one who just goes overboard 😆😉. There's always room for a good book and ice cream 😋. Do you concur? Do you bring books into restaurants with you?
#day10 #bestnarrator My favourite narrator begins her story as a 4-year old Russian immigrant and evolves into American institution, ice-cream magnate and tabloid-darling Lillian Maria Dinello. Such a powerful, resilient and entertaining voice... "On the streets of Lower Manhattan, I got my first great education in marketing. Be shameless. Be different. And appeal to the emotions-never the head." #octphotochallenge
Liked this one a lot. It's a larger-than-life story, in a great summer read. I saw a little of everyone I've ever known, including myself, in Gilman's characters. Tragic, funny, romantic and dramatic, it managed to sneak up on me - so that by the end, I felt touched more than I'd realized.