Silly moment...didn‘t know where the title of this book came from. So good, so apt.
Pick times five thousand. What a great #romance for #PrideMonth, with a diverse cast of characters delightfully drawn. I loved the relationships in this book—between the two protagonists, but also with the MC‘s family and friends. Such great drama, politics, intelligence, and heartthrobs. Made a collage of the highlights for me.
As the daughter of a public figure and someone who moved into public service as well, I‘m really enjoying reading this book so far. MC Alex is a hoot and I am enjoying his unabashed ambition and interest in the political process. Really glad I picked up this one! #romance #currentlyreading
Have only tried one recipe from this book but the dal at least is a winner! Love how easy it was for an Indian food beginner.
Omg THIS BOOK. As a prickly, difficult woman with a prickly, difficult dog, this story spoke to me on so many levels. I was sobbing at the end and may have grabbed Elliott in a hug saying "LOVE ME NOW" while he desperately squirmed away because all the feels. Read it!!!!
LOVED THIS BOOK. I actually put off listening to it a couple times because I was enjoying it SO MUCH I didn't want it to end. Entertaining, intellectual, and so necessary...this one is going to a Christmas present to all the wonderful unruly women in my life. #feminism #awesomereads #greatlisten
I really enjoyed this one, and it didn't quite end as I expected. There had been a lot of hype around this book so I was skeptical at first, but I particularly loved the relationships depicted. They were so raw and real and unexpected that they felt like real life...but better. And isn't that what we always want from our fiction??
I seriously can't even. I just finished this book and immediately had to post a review. It took me weeks to finish because it made me so. damn. angry. I can't believe I don't have whiplash from shaking my head so hard--not is disagreement but in disbelief at the atrocities committed to keep others oppressed and disenfranchised. Read this. Harness the anger that it brings. And use that anger for good. 5+ stars.
Just finished another #ResistanceRead and returned it to the #library. Admittedly it feels a little dated even now but is still an excellent read full of short essays by powerhouses on topics like women's rights, the environment, the economy, LGBTQ rights, and the media. I would encourage anyone to read who feels scared, frustrated, alone, or just pissed off!
Another reason I am constantly confused by critics. I have only heard about how great this book is and how well it depicts women who choose not to have children...but I absolutely hated it. I thought the characters were pretty awful and if it was trying to be positive about the life choices made by the protagonist, for me it failed miserably. I would have bailed but it was only 200 pages so I felt like a weenie dropping out. No thanks!
Was on the fence on this one and this might have pushed me over the DNF ledge. "You're not like other girls" is just so vomit-worthy. #FeministEyeRoll #AssHat #SoMuchNope #ItGetsSoOld #WhatTheHellWomenAreYouMeetingAnyway
I mean...I don't mean to toot my #libraryhaul horn here but...toot toot!! 💕📚💕
First 5-star read of the month. Loved this one with a passion. The two protagonists were hilarious, wise, fire-cracker women I am dying to meet in real life. Funny read that still managed some serious poignancy. I can't recommend this one highly enough. #basadswomen #booklove 💕📚💕
Feeling very conflicted about this book. It was fun in many ways, like with this list of #feminist cocktails...but I also felt like it could have been a bit more nuanced in some parts. It focuses a lot on overtly "masculine" situations or jobs and I felt as it is neglected talking about other workplace dynamics and professions that may be female dominated or oriented and how that element can influence women at work. Ok, just not brilliant.
Love today's #marchintoreading prompt. My favorite lady characters are ones with grit and determination, who persist in the face of heir failures and challenges and revel in their successes...and then back to the business of persisting. #ShePersisted #characterlove
I know I'm really sick when I can't even read more than a page or two at a time! However, this book was compelling enough to make me keep going. The story was a page turner and the relationships that were explored were deep and complex. Would recommend this one for sure.
Was up early and ready for our annual enormous book sale today! Will be back tomorrow for the fill-a-box-for $10 sale. Had to ask if wearing book clothes to a book sale was like wearing a band shirt to see the band...if so, oh well!! 🤓📚🤓
Traveled some miles for an appointment and of course scheduled some time for a stop at B&N. Was totally confused--they got rid of the new books section!!! The new releases are only on tables or mixed in with the backlist! Hardcovers and paperbacks rubbing shoulders! I was shocked and destabilized. Are all B&Ns doing this? #bookblasphemy
Am #currentlyreading this book and loving it! Super interesting, set in Kenya with a main character who is a kickass young woman seeking revenge for her mother's murder. Love that it is about refugees in a non-US setting (gives some perspective on current events). It is also motivating me to learn more different countries and their politics. Hate that I can't stay in bed reading all day! 💕📚💕
Yeah...how not to do a time travel story: have 85-90% be exposition; have a whiney, obnoxious main character; have random extra-bizarre rape sequence to propel plot; rely on stereotypical rape apologia for subsequent action. Hard pass on this one.
I didn't really love it, didn't really hate it. I thought the premise was compelling and interesting, and liked that it was written by a mother of a transgender child about a mother of a transgender child...but I think that at times the story suffered from the long, rambling parts where people lectured each other a bit too much.
Absolutely LOVED this book. The characters are lush and complicated, the world is well-developed with a sense of history and conflict, and the politics were timely and compelling. Queer cabaret spy thriller love story? So, so here for this book.
Just started this book and am super intrigued. I love the description of how badass accountants are...that is where the magic happens. Can you tell I used to be an auditor? 🤓📚🤓
I feel like I have been rather harsh in some reviews but here is another one...great illustration of why #ownvoices reads are so important. The character's emotional journey became the focus rather than the "conflict," which is fine, but the author just felt too impressed with his own ideas to actually understand that emotional journey. The end note said he did some research but I am unimpressed with the result.
Absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed the format, the pace, and the setting almost as much as I loved the main character, Placidia. She is amazingly developed through her own words throughout the story but also through the eyes of others. This book is also going to check off my #bookriot #readharder challenge book about war, as it captures how civilians suffer as well as those in direct conflict. A+ read!
Thank you so much for my beautiful #ValentinesBookExchange! I love the book choices and the goodies are amazing!! I am so excited to enjoy all of them and I showed them off to my coworkers! Thank youuuuuu!