Some parts of this novel I loved and others annoyed me. The banter between the brothers was annoying at times. The scene in the theater near the end was a bit hokey and unrealistic. However, the way he moved between past and present was flawless. He gave moving descriptions of The Holocaust and the effects it had on his characters. Jack‘s mother‘s story was equally moving. Conroy is gifted writer in need of an editor who can showcase his talents.
I have this on my shelf but haven‘t reread it for a long time because it‘s so heart wrenching. Beautiful, amazing, heartbreaking. Love Pat Conroy. #12coloursofdecember navy blue cover Definitely not a holiday story 😂 @StayCurious #teamreadnosedreindeer
"No story is a straight line. The geometry of a human life is too imperfect and complex, too distorted by the laughter of time and the bewildering intricacies of fate to admit the straight line into its system of laws."
Love this quote!!
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I spent one summer reading almost every day. I read this book over a week and it felt like I traveled to the south and to Italy. It was such an epic and vivid novel, so sweeping and covering so many decades of historical events and the gamut of human emotion and experience. #7days7books number 4
• Ah, this book gives me the feel and flavor of the country I most want to visit someday: Italy!! My ancestors are from this beautiful country and I love reading about it, especially in fiction 😍 Take me away, Pat Conroy •
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Drizzly Blah Saturday so I decided to explore The Book Thing in Baltimore. It‘s basically a giant, walk in, Little Free Library full of books and volunteers. Take what you want, donate what you want, everything is FREE! I got 3 books for me and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for our LFL.
We‘ve settled in on Sanibel Island for a relaxing week. Unfortunately, there‘s a red tide, so we can‘t go in the water, and there are dead fish on the beach. Just means more reading time 😄 Enjoying the beautiful view from our balcony, and watching the rabbits coming out of the mangroves to nibble on the lawn.
TODAY'S THOUGHT: WRITTEN BY A DECEASED AUTHOR
My book club chose BEACH MUSIC as a tribute to Pat Conroy the month he passed.
I also read SOUTH OF BROAD on my own a number of years ago.
I‘ve been trying to use older books from my bookshelves for photo challenges and sometimes it makes me feel the years. I remember feeling #overcome by this book and loving it to bits but now I only have vague memories of the plot. Maybe it is me that is #overcome by age and failing memory! 😳 oh well “when I am old I shall wear purple. With a red hat that doesn‘t go and doesn‘t suit me.” 🤪
Thanks for the tag @cinfhen 😘. Here are my #5fordinner:
C. S. Lewis
Which 5 authors would you choose to wine and dine with over a good meal? @karenuk, @laurabrook, @emilyhaldi, @micheleinphilly
And for anyone other Litten who is reading this post and would like to play, then consider yourself tagged by me. 😀
Yasss! I got my #beachinbookswap!!! Looks like the Postal Service tried to deliver it to my old address and then eventually sent it to my new address... but it arrived!!! Thank you thank you thank you to @WillRead4Coffee for the lovely and amazing books and gifts!!! I am so beyond excited to jump into these!! Also I already used the coffee mug it is AMAZING!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ LOVE it all!!!! Thank you so much!!!
✨Thank you so much @Bostonmomx2 ! Such a pretty edition of East of Eden (which I've never read) and Confess sounds super intriguing! The Reading glasses bookmark is adorbs and I love the sticky notes and candy! Also, the tea is the kind I get from Starbucks in my ombré drink allll the time so I'm super excited to have some at home for when Starbucks is closed! Love the cute flamingo bag! It'll be perfect for the pool!✨ #beachinbookswap
Omg @Laalaleighh I'm going to cry!!! THANK YOU! I can't even believe it. You really know me, and my tastes and I'll do my best to stop reading things 😂😂😂 You are amazing. Thank you so much! #beachinbookswap
It's here!!! Thank you @Laalaleighh ❤️💕❤️💕
Thank you @erzascarletbookgasm for my #beachinbookswap items. I have been looking forward to this all day as I have been doing a 10 hour shift and didn't have time this morning but it kept me going the thought of opening this.
Also thank you @Tiffy_Reads for organizing this. 📖📚
@Kimlayman7 OMG!! Look at all these amazing goodies!! My poor beach partner didn't get all this good stuff. I need to step up my game!! Thank you so very much!!!! Amazing indeed!! #beachinbookswap @Tiffy_Reads
Not opening my #beachinbookswap package until my person receives theirs tomorrow. Even though it's killing me to see what's in that massive box half the size of my table @Bostonmomx2 But it seems only fair to wait. So, don't worry swap partner who may or may not have figured out with a 99.9% certainty who you are, I'm waiting in solidarity with you. We can anxiously anticipate together. 👯
Hoping my #beachinbookswap package shows up today. Also my Gilmore Girls bookmarks because I really need to use my Rory one for my textbook 😂
Dear #beachinbookswap person. No, today is not the day you will get your books, but they are headed out to you express. I've had them forever but I purposely waited as long as possible to send them. When you read the card, you will understand why. So uncross your fingers and don't worry, I love you too much to ever forget about you! I'm just a fellow perfectionist who was trying to get it perfect! PS you're my fave. For serious. 💙😘✨⚡️
Crossing my fingers that today I get my goodies from the #beachinbookswap ! I'm usually the friend that recommends books/buys books for people that I think they'll like, so this feels special! 💕
#TBRtemptation post 1! Jack McCall is an American living in Rome with his young daughter trying to find peace after his wife's suicide. But his sister-in-law begs him to return home, and 2 school friends ask him to help track down another friend who's gone underground as a Vietnam protestor. His journey will leads him to shocking and liberating truths. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
It's on it's way! #beachinbookswap