Another short holiday story and my answers to the #WinterGames2021 Week 1 Challenge!
This short story didn‘t really do anything for me, although I‘ve liked Rowell‘s work in the past. Maybe it‘s too early for me to want COVID in my stories…. 😬
Rainbow Rowell sure knows what she's doing. Georgie and Neal felt so real, and I loved the magic f*cking phone! And the subtle Cath and Levi cameo! So good. #womensfiction
Georgie skips flying to Omaha for Christmas with her family to write a TV show for her big break, angering her husband Neal - and now the old phone in her childhood bedroom is letting Georgie have strange conversations with young Neal in 1998.
Read December 7-9
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
I have been wanting to read this for a while and was excited to find it at the dollar store. I decided to listen to it on audio and I had a hard time pausing this book and doing other things. I wanted to find out more Georgie and Neal. I loved the whole magic phone idea. I was very pleased with the ending.
#bookspinbingo space 6
Last month‘s Rainbow Rowell‘s postings inspired me to push this atop my Dec #BookSpin list. I really enjoyed it and it‘s set during Christmas! I just kept thinking if only I‘d saved the favorite chorded phone of my youth, I‘m sure it too would allow me some magical calls today. Alas, all I have is this photo and the endless entertainment it allows my kids - because yes, I took my chorded phone to a grassy knoll for a grad photo shoot!
I really enjoyed this adult contemporary by Rowell. I loved the unique and modern take on the Christmas Carol story of a woman facing the possibility of divorce and being allowed an opportunity to revisit and reflect on her relationship with her husband from when they were dating via a time warp phone. #AuthorAMonth #FeastMode
So this started out REALLY strong for me, but by the time my final matzah ball had plumped to perfection, I found this book more silly & sappy than super satisfying! It was still a sweet, light listen but the magic didn‘t really hold up. I also knew by chapter 4 EXACTLY how this book would end, which I found disappointing seeing that the author chose the obvious cliché. All that being said, RR writes really wonderful social banter? ??
This sci-fi romance was an interesting book. 37-year-old Georgie McCool is a sitcom writer in 2013. She cannot accompany her husband, Neal and their 2 daughters to Neals‘s house in Omaha for Christmas, as her dream project has been picked up by a major channel. She discovers a landline in her parents‘ house where she can call 22-year-old Neal. I enjoyed the idea and their real married life. #AuthorAMonth
I had totally forgotten how sweet and magical this book is. Rebecca Lowman is the perfect narrator for Rainbow‘s books, and even though I‘m not much for romance, I was completely charmed by Neal, Georgie, their 15-year love story, and that magical phone. While no author is perfect, I consistently enjoy Rainbow‘s books. #AAM #bookspinbingo
This actually completes my first bingo. I‘ll post my card tomorrow. Past my bedtime. Night all!
First I don‘t usually read books with martial issues they make me anxious. This wasn‘t too bad but mostly I just couldn‘t stand the characters. Not enough depth to be serious but not enough funny moments to be a fun quirky read. I don‘t know it just didn‘t suit me. #bookspinbingo square marked off though!
I listened to the audio of this for my second #authoramonth pick. This one I really liked! It had a few moments where it veered too far into angst for me, but for the most part It‘s one of the few titles of her‘s that I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed. It‘s more fun to read this going in a bit blind, so I‘ll just say that this, (unlike Attachments imo) this really IS an adult novel, though still with a bit of whimsy. And a great read at this time of year.
Once Georgie realizes she has a magic phone that calls into the past, all she wants to do is make things right with her husband, Neal.
A sweet funny story with believable characters and great dialogue
My current Rainbow Rereadathon book, which I forgot to post because we're doing so many house things this weekend!
My Minisaurus saw this cover next to me this morning and asked, "Mommy, what is that? Is that a microphone?" And then I had to explain phones, pre-mobile days. Feeling old now, thanks, kid.
After this, my last Rainbow Reread will be Pumpkinheads and I'll be perfectly prepared for fall!
I took a nosedive into this book still reeling from her last two books, and was of course not disappointed! Gah! So great! The yellow past phone thing (no spoilers) was just genius! The two timelines merging together in a beautiful symphony. Listening to her writing was like gliding on the smoothest ice! Love love love! All of her other books are already ordered! ❤
Quirky, this book will make you think about love, ambition, selfishness, selflessness and love. Georgie has gotten all she has ever wanted in life up to a point--when she realizes she has taken the love of her life for granted, will it change her ways? Fun, likable characters mix with Georgie's strange behavior for an enjoyable, easy read.
hubs is working on the car, i‘m doin laundry, weathers nice, garlic pickles are perfect👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 is this what they call Domestic Bliss? i didn‘t know how much i needed this weather
Getting ready for the beginning of a new year by starting to plan for ALL the reading challenges I'd like to tackle in 2020.
First up! #ReadWithMrBook 😊
I saw that @MrBook very kindly posted some lists for the #1WordTitle prompt, but luckily these 4 were on my TBR shelf already (and my chosen title is tagged above 😁)
Although I won't need to consult his helpful guide this time around, there's always February!
Main characters were unlikable. Neal did not come off as a nice person and Georgie was such a whiner and acted like she was still a teenager, all angsty over the holiday separation. I also had a hard time figuring out if we were in current day or flashing back to when they were both younger or if it was current-day Georgie talking on the landline to younger Neal I‘m rating it ok, but I think I liked the premise more than the execution of it.
When Georgie decides to work over Christmas, her family travels to Omaha without her. With the help of telephone that can access the past, she spends the next few days considering her priorities and the state of her relationships.
I‘ve read this book before, but I loved it just as much this time. Rainbow Rowell is one author that can be read again and again.
#wintergames #merryreaders #holidayread
Today was a great day for audiogardening. However, I‘m getting a little frustrated at the pace of this book. It‘s been a bit too much hand wringing and wishy washyness for my tastes.
I was taking my #audiowalk yesterday, lost in the tagged book, when I looked up and saw all this stuff in a tree. So weird.
Last morning in #Colorado ☀️☕️😿
Enjoying a peaceful morning cup of coffee with my friend‘s soft cuddly cat.
Am sad & a little nervous, flying home later today after almost four weeks of travel in Canada & the US. With abundant magical memories & impressions to relive whenever it pleases me 😊
Just finished reading this fun, quirky novel by Rainbow Rowell and am now agonizing over which book to read during my flight 😬😇🙃