I just found this at my library, so since I have no books of my own( 🤣🤣) it came home with me.
This book made me think of one word: yearn. Evie, our main character, wants so badly to grow up and be loved and to be beautiful. She wants to be an adult and understand the aftermath of WWII and her parents and the hushed conversations all the adults in her life seem to have. She yearns for so many things and grasps a few in the end. A few others, though, fall right through her fingers.
Like strawberry wine and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love oh bittersweet
Green on the vine🎶
#strawberrywine #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
Thank you for another wonderful #ManicMonday, @JoScho 😁🏝
📖 - “Tourist Season” by Carl Hiaasen 🏝
🎥 - “A Perfect Getaway” (featuring a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth) 🏝
🎶 - “Just Like Paradise” by David Lee Roth (my 80‘s influence is showing again 😂) 🏝
The more they learned, the more they found it was like listening to themselves—a better, wiser version of the selves they were fumbling toward. How liberating to discover Martin Luther King Jr. had already done all that work. Brilliantly. He had drawn from Gandhi, and it was amazing how well the principles stood up across time, space, and cultures.
Meh. I may read more of this series, then again...there are other books on my TBR patiently waiting to be read. Doc Ford investigates the apparent death of his friend and neighbor, Rafe Hollins. But was it Rafe who died, or someone else? Fairly good, except for the gratuitous sex involving Doc Ford and two women he barely knows.
Hooray for Hoopla! I am hating this book club book, and really don‘t want to waste a Libro fm or Audible credit on the audio just to get through it, so I checked Hoopla AND THEY HAVE IT! Woo hoo! So, I can read something else today and listen to this as background noise at work tomorrow. 🥳🥳🥳🥳
Zafón is a literary genius. So simultaneously reading Labyrinth and Swamplandia! only highlighted how very poorly Russell stacks up. Also, this image depicts what is unfinishable about Swamplandia! when in the hands of someone who is, imho, incapable of handling it. #thankunext #ohhellno
So I release Swamplandia! back to the wild, and continue w Zafon. I also took up another Coyle installment & started Mount Misery today!
Read 1/2, then DNF.