July was just an okay reading month for me. I was busy with lots of other things, which happens sometimes. But my reading picked up at the end of the month, which I hope will continue into August.
#julywrapup #monthlywrapup #julyreads
This is a very thoughtful and humorous collection of essays about books and reading. As usual with essay collections, some were more enjoyable for me than others. But overall, the reading experience was very pleasant. My favorite essay was the first.
1. Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
2. Mr Salary by Sally Rooney
3. New release (once I get caught up): Bewitched and Betrothed by Juliet Blackwell
4. GR reading goal was 100 books and so far I‘ve read 83.
5. @Erin7 @kindergartenkat @Crazeedi
Thanks for the tag @xxjenadanxx
This has to be one of the titles that‘s been on my TBR the longest. No more! And hooray for long-anticipated books that meet one‘s high expectations. I always love Fadiman‘s writing, and in this it was especially delicious - so brainy and word-nerdy yet funny and irreverent. (And I love how she suggests reading Steinbeck on Cannery Row as a book nerd triumph - I did that back when I used to live in Monterey! I read Cannery Row, obviously. 🤓🐟)
1. Ex Libris - tagged
2. Me Salary by Sally Rooney - 1 star
3. I‘d like to read City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
4. Yes - read 100 books - I‘m about 30 books ahead (but I count children‘s books and short stories too)
5. I‘m a day late because I got sidetracked so I tag anyone else who wants to join.
Thanks for the tag @xxjenadanxx
I loved everything about this. For some the prose might be a tad purple, but that just made it better for me. I highly recommend getting it on audio. It's meant to be listened to IMO.
#ReadingResolutions Day 5: Anne Fadiman talked about #Bookstore(s) in her reading memoir. I confess to not loving it as much as I thought I would: it was only the 1st essay which really made me laugh as she talked about Marrying Libraries. The others I found to be quite alienating and not really much to my liking. Full review here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2014/05/10/saturday-reads-the-distinctive-taste-and-s...
I ordered an embosser stamp yesterday and today it was already in the post. The picture is a bit blurry but this is what it looks like. Can‘t wait to use it for my books. 😍
One of the best books I‘ve read in a long time - refreshing, fun, and an author I could relate to, as we have similar perspectives about books. I think almost any reader would enjoy this collection of essays. It was fun using my kindle dictionary to learn new words (that has never happened before and it was great). I‘m looking forward to reading more by this author.
This was a re-read for me for #freakyfriday (cause it‘s been so long since I first read it). I liked it pretty much the same as when I first read it. I consider it something of a comfort read. I like Anne and her quirky family and their reading habits.
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What kind of love do books inspire in you? Courtly love—you treat the book as a pristine object or carnal love where you annotate and highlight to your hearts content? This is a bunch of essays centered around books and bookish people. Amusing and interesting and occasionally tiring.
I won!! A book themed game. How could I not? 😍📚
I am a geek and I ordered a book stamp
#ReadingResolutions Day 8: My GatheringBooks post today whereby I wrote about “The Heretofore-Unexplored Privilege of Buying Books” is basically an ode to #Bookstore or to be more precise, it is a Manifesto of a Bargain Book Hunter. Here is the link - do visit, fellow Littens and book lovers. The photo above is me doing my book hunting at Bras Basah here in SG. https://gatheringbooks.org/2018/02/08/the-unexamined-privilege-of-buying-books/
This completely delightful book chronicles aspects of the author‘s life of reading and writing, including “marrying” her books with her husband‘s (several years after marrying him), compulsive proofreading, a meditation on the sonnet and much more. A must read for those who love books about books.
I would so love to be a part of this family! The fact that they are mocking the grammar on menus makes me smile. 😄
I have always had to fight the urge to correct the grammar and spelling in my mom‘s letters and send them back to her. 🤭
I love that the maid scolded him! Littens can so relate to this chapter. The author admits to dog-earring pages (egads!). She also has a friend with 8000(!) books who buys 2 copies of every book so that one copy will not have to submit to the indignity of having its pages turned. 😂
I know I‘ve been MIA lately; I‘m just having a hard time reconnecting to the world after my week of flu-dom. But thank you everyone for the sweet birthday wishes! My parents got me a few books and the pictured board game, in which you build a library of rare books in a magical kingdom!!! It‘s amazing! ❤️📚🎉
Thank you so much, @BarbaraBB , for these awesome ex libris stickers! 😍 They are amazing and definitely worth the wait. I feel honoured that you went to so much trouble for little old me. You truly are a wonderful Secret Santa. ❤️ #ssgp
It was a wonderful week of bookmail for me! More like last week because I‘ve been so busy that I haven‘t checked the mail as much as I should have. The best is that Dexter and I both have been getting gifts!!! My awesome Litsy friend @Bookworm83 and Dexter‘s girlfriend Lulu sent us each a little something for the holidays! Thanks so much Erin & Lulu!!! I love the book & the magnet. Your cards were fabulous too!!! The pigs are amazing!!!
A sweet package from my #LitsyGoesPostalOG member, @Bookworm83 ❤️ She sent a book I honestly have never heard of, but it looks perfect! And that beautiful magnet which pictures don‘t do it justice, and I have to say I love her card! You may not be able to tell, but in those guinea pig pictures one has reindeer antlers, the other has a reindeer sweater 😍 It is absolutely perfect, I can‘t thank you enough for your thoughtfulness! Happy New Year 😘
What a wonderful surprise today from @Bookworm83 in the mail today! I love the magnet and can‘t wait to read this book! Thank you so much and I am so lucky to host the Litsy bookclub with you!!
My boyfriend got me the board game I've been wanting to play forever! Now the question is who can I find to play it with me?
#bookmail from my #litsypenpals is the best mail!
Thank you @Bookworm83 - that mail magnet is adorable and the notepad caught my eye the other day at the store 😁 I‘m excited to read this book, too!
Your photo card is also great! Thanks again; Merry Christmas 🎄
I still can't find my lamp shades and my table needs fixed. And I have to get something to sit in that's not a folding chair.