I brought 4 books with me this trip and only finished one. I normally read so much when I travel 🧳 but this work trip had long days and nights! So little reading time 📖🕰.
So airport and plan reading it is!
It‘s been a busy few days on my work trip , but finally able to have a little bit of time to myself tonight to curl up in my Jammies and read. Starting #lmpbc book tonight. Last one for this round. @Tianarose @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @TheKidUpstairs @suvata
I....don't even know what I just read.
It's raw and edgy but also horrific and completely nonsensical. I have to wonder... who the hell gave this Dr a degree and what kind of people live like this? Normalizing teenaged adulthood, free living at any age and blatant pedophilia just freezes my blood. Dark humour is by design but I really don't get it. The cult following for this book is unreal and I have to wonder if there is something I'm missing?
HATE is a strong wrong, so here are #3Books ....I panned 😜Although the tagged book and middle book DROVE ME NUTS
I bailed on Liar....it‘s TERRIBLE😖
@FantasyChick sent me magnetic bookmarks and I have used them to solve the problem of wanting to comment in the #LPMBC book but also not wanting to stop reading to do it!
I just stick one of those book marks in the spot pointing to the paragraph or word and move on! Later I go back and put the comments in.
Got a start on the book yesterday. No comment here....just huh.
@BookishTrish @Andrea4 @ShelleyBooksie
Do not be deceived, this is NOT hilarious, or funny as indicated by the back cover. This is a wry but well told accounting (if true?) of the author's teenage dysfunctional life. I chuckled once, and was just overall surprised at the horrid situation the author survived. The writing was entertaining, he certainly keeps the pace but I'm skeptical of it's truth; it's just too nuts. Know going in this is a fast read but certainly not for humor sake.
I can‘t believe I haven‘t read this memoir before or that there are families this crazy amongst us. Then again, after having read books like, ‘The Glass Castle‘ and ‘Educated‘ I shouldn‘t be entirely surprised. Despite the harrowing circumstances of his youth, Burroughs tells his story with humor. Out of curiosity I added the memoir by his older brother (‘Look Me in the Eye‘) to my tbr.
What a bizarre, wild ride this book was!
I guess that‘s kind of the point?
There were cringeworthy moments.
There were raised eyebrows moments.
For at least 3/4 of it I was scratching my head & wondering if it was going to be a “bail” book for me,I just couldn‘t see where it was headed.
But the character development (especially listening to the audiobook companion) is what kept me going until the end.
I would say it was worth it.
I don‘t think I‘ve ever experienced waiting throughout almost the entirety of a book to understand what the title is all about...anyone else ever have this happen and feel a tad bitter about it?
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs has been on my TBR for three years, I found it at our library. I can see how things may be considered funny but to me the story was about a boy with a delusional mother, abusive father, and a quack of a doctor with a predator in his fold.Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs was interesting, and I finished it quickly. It‘s not a book I‘ll re-read, and not one I‘d be comfortable recommending.
This will be book 6 of my year. I remember reading his book Magical Thinking and absolutely adoring the crap out of how honest a writer he is. So I definitely think I will enjoy this one.
Still working away at this one. Very interesting, but sometimes have to set it down when I get overwhelmed by the fact it is a memoir and not fiction. Some truly bizarre things happening - and that is in *addition* to the downright abusive elements.
Enjoying my coffee with it this morning though. And FYI, Margaret Atwood has her own bird friendly coffee that supports the Pelee Island Bird Observatory in Ontario (Canada, not California 😅)
Some honeycrisp apple tea is a perfect compliment to a drizzly afternoon spent reading. And seriously, rain and not snow for New Year's Eve?!! I thought I lived in Canada - this is just unacceptable
Nothing reminds me more of the holidays/New Year's than snowflakes, glitter, and dysfunctional families. This should be a good one to read over the next few days #holidaydysfunction #familytradition 🤣
I give this book and this author a 5 star rating. It was a super book and it was hilarious. It has actually inspired me to write my own memoir because if his book was that funny then mine would be hilarious!🤣 I have no idea what it was about this book but it really brough4 me back and it reminded me a lot of my child hood in ways. I read this book the first time when I went to prison for the first time.
Coincidence? I think not.
Just one of my lovely finds walking around Portland. They are so in your face pro-read I love it here! Not nearly as much time to read on vacay but I squeezed it in on busses and street cars. 🚋🚌
#MemoirMonday!! What's your favorite memoir and why should everyone read it?? 📖📚 Mine is #AugustenBurroughs #RunningwithScissors
Finish anything amazing over the weekend? ✔️
#memoirmonday #manicmonday #mondaymadness
The books arrived, beautiful @Cinfhen - you are the absolute best! You made my week!! :)
I disliked this book intensely. In my opinion there was nothing humorous here only criminal. Regardless if this was 100% authentic or even 1% true it was beyond deplorable. I‘m not easily offended or scandalized but this story was so outrageous , I received zero entertainment from it. I‘m sickened that the author had such a traumatic childhood (real or imagined)**The “Finch‘s” filed a law suit for defamation & a settlement was reached**
Started this awhile ago but wasn‘t feeling it however it caught my eye, so here I go #RoundTwo! Has this been proven to be all true or is it embellished???
#funhouse makes me think of one of my favorite memoirs, RWS. Although I wouldn‘t really classify the Turcotte home as “fun”.
I‘ve loved Burroughs ever since I read this book. He has such a dry but witty voice and He is at the top of my list of authors I would love to meet. On the flip side, the Turcotte family was devastated by the publication of this book. If you haven‘t read the Vanity Fair article about them, do it! #getmovin
I can't properly describe my feelings about this book. I can't say if I liked it or if I found it too all over the place for my taste. I can't say if I found it hilarious or extremely sad. All I can say for sure is this: if this is indeed a true story, this is one f***ed-up world we live in.
Spotted on Twitter: “LOVING this story...and the writing is so sleek and gorgeous. Reading slowly because this is a Master Class in fiction.” Color me gobsmacked and grateful. I love the work of Augusten Burrroughs so his tweet about THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT will have me smiling a long, long time. Thank you, Augusten. Truly honored. @doubledaybooks @PRHLibrary #russia #thriller #tequila (much)
Got up and ran a 5k at an elementary school. Proceeds benefited the arts program and LOOK! They are having a book fair! ☘️💚 (Forgive my hat covering my face, it started raining and this gal doesn‘t like to get my face wet 😂)