Rainy Saturday morning, 2 dogs, and a book. I see no reason to get out of bed.
Deep thought and I am only on page 20-something
Did some Xmas shopping at B&N today and had to gift myself this one. It is so beautiful. Check it out if you haven‘t. Our BN is closing in Feb and I don‘t have a lot of extra money for books so this might be my last trip in the store. Say what you will about the evils of corporate bookstores but to be young in Evansville IN and have a store with a gay and lesbian section was a marvel (esp in the 90s which were a lot different than today)
The pride of Indianapolis and Indiana
It has been an unusual year for me in that I have read a lot of the NBA finalists in the year they were nominated. Believers has been my favorite read with There There being a close second. The Friend was total 💩. And I understood going into it that it wasn‘t really about the dog but I read it hoping to find some insight into grief. It was unreadable crap.
I am enjoying this book because I like the main character and the writing is great. it is also making me anxious because I am worried something bad will happen to her or an animal (any animal). I know the anxiety is also part of what makes it such a good book but I don‘t know if I can take it. Is it worth it to finish it if I can‘t enjoy myself?
Considering what is happening in this country right now- I‘m finding this book quite satisfying
1 A great place to read and admire the dome at West Baden Springs Hotel. We did a Mixology class where we learned the history of a few cocktails from the past and also sampled them, of course 2 Last concert was the goddess Brandi Carlile and the twins ❤️ pic from a couple of weekends ago 3 bad habit picking on hangnails 4. Anne with an E, the Good Place- don‘t watch a ton 5 I have read about 10 pages of Whiskey... original voice
At the amazing West Baden Springs Hotel on which the fictional hotel in this book is based. I bought a copy of this book at the hotel because I am dorky and like buying a book that has a connection to a place - if that makes sense.
It is really happening. It exists!
Just found out there is a place called Books and Brews with books for sale AND beer named after famous characters and I can barely (barley?) contain my excitement https://www.booksnbrews.com
I haven‘t posted in forever but I had to hop on just to say this book is incredible. The author does a fairly good job of representing what it was like to live through the AIDS crisis in the 80s. I had a hard time reading it at times because of the memories it brought up.
I am about 50 pages in and I just can‘t do this book. I get what he is doing but I can‘t take it.
I got on my library wait list early so I got a copy as soon as it was released. I am about 50 pages in and I am enjoying it so far. I don‘t think I read her last book. I just couldn‘t get into it.
So it is a good thing to have too many books?
I finished another book for #Booked2018 - different from his other books and really intense - not what I expected. I just happened to think, they sure do spend a lot of time in the forest for people living in a place called Beartown, You‘d think they would worry about bears. FYI this adorable guy is the first pic to pop up when one does a Google image search for “Norway bear” I recalled after finding this that he is actually Swedish but this guy
I listened to this and then realized it would work for #Booked2018 POC author. I tried to read it last year but it was just too violent. I am not sure why listening to it made it easier to take. Anyway, 1 book down and only about 150 pages left in Beartown.
I just finished wk1 of #Luminariesbuddyread last night but, thanks to a bunch of rain and sleet, I have a 4 day weekend and can't really go anywhere (at least not today) so maybe I will catch up.
Have you guys heard about the Bowie Book Club? It was started by his son to read Bowie's 100 favorite books. Unfortunately, he unknowingly started with a book that is out of print and hard to find. I am interested in reading the club books but I think I will start with February and come back to this one when the price is reasonable.
I'm obviously not going to be able to keep up with the #luminariesbuddyread since I am on page 18 and probably won't have that much reading time over the weekend. I am so glad I joined the buddy read, though. It got me to pick up this book finally. I am really enjoying it now that I have read past the first couple of pages.
happy new year, Littens. I will be hanging with this little guy for the eve. I am at my brother‘s for the holidays and this little guy just came to his forever home today.
I always think I will do this but then forget about it. Maybe I will make it a resolution. lol. thanks for setting this up @Jess7
Feeling super spoiled thanks to all of the holiday cheer from @Book_in_hands Thank you so much for this adorable card and these awesome bookmarks. Merry Christmas to you as well. I will be north of the border in a week or so. I will be sure to wave. Thank you @megt for arranging this swap.
I just read an article in The Atlantic about this author/illustrator so thought I would check out her work. so cute
1 last book to finish #LitsyRC and 4/5 reading challenges- didn't finish Mount TBR but I'm fine with that. I have mixed feelings about reading challenges after my 1st yr of completing them. I had a blast organizing and planning books but I looked over my list of books read for the yr & realized I didn't love any of them. Maybe RCs aren't to blame for that but I have a ton of books I am dying to read & I am holding off to finish RCs.
The world only spins forward. We will be citizens.
Enjoyed revisiting this play very much. This is such a great reminder of what we have gone through to get to where we are today. It is so applicable to the world we are living in now. There are so many connections to today in this book. It is painful to consider the history. Thank you @Susannah for choosing this for #qgp2
I mean, she's not wrong.
This woman can go all the way to hell for the way she ended this book. I can't even see the point she was trying to make. I just can't stand to read about animals being abused or injured. This book featured both. There was some beautiful writing throughout this book but I couldn't enjoy it.