Another one of the books I‘m #CurrentlyReading — fascinating so far!
About halfway through and don‘t know how I feel about it. It seems a bit pointless... though I am enjoying the flashbacks about Harvard College in the late 1980s (when I studied there too).
The 13th book in the #MrsMurphy mystery series is a dud. So do yourself a favor, skip number 3 (Murder in Monticello) and also this one. Too much about wine in Virginia, too little mystery, and even the talking animals can‘t save it. Plus it takes forever for the mystery actually to start. Ugh. Hope the next one picks up again.
Lovely picture book!
This gorgeous picture book is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of Gloria Steinem.
Starting this memoir now #ImmersionReading — on a reading kick this weekend 💪🏻
Have you created your new Wizarding World Passport? I just did! https://www.wizardingworld.com/passport
Can‘t wait to see what new fun things are unveiled as Pottermore transitions into the Wizarding World. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
I highly recommend the audiobook, as the two narrators bring to life the satirical dialogue between the oh-so-helpful “author” and the frazzled modern mom who just can‘t wrap her head around the childrearing tips of Victorian-era “experts.” I actually found this more entertaining than Unmentionable.
Today‘s #libraryhaul! Lots of good reading ahead!
I would have bet this quirky story about a time-traveling librarian would be right up my alley, but it‘s just silly. Maybe it‘s a couple of revisions away from comic perfection, but as it stands, it‘s just too farcical for my taste. I made it halfway through, but I just do not care about Shona‘s mission at all. Disappointed. Moving on.
I devoured this psychological thriller about a husband accused of raping one of his colleagues, and a wife with secrets of her own. My one criticism: this book either had a chapter too many or one chapter too few... the ending was way too abrupt. Still, well worth a read. #MiaCat #CatsofLitsy
#audiocoloring this afternoon
Our last Saturday School practice test before my tenth graders take the English statewide exam that they need to pass as a requirement for high school graduation. They‘ve worked hard all year!
Look what just arrived for @WanderingBookaneer — she loved this book so much she bought it after reviewing an ARC in Netgalley!
Oh my goodness! Look at what arrived today from @squirrelbrain ! Aren‘t these stickers magnificent? Thank you so much, Helen, and to your husband too. @WanderingBookaneer and I absolutely love them! #LitsyStickers
We got donuts for #TeacherAppreciationWeek today!
Yay! #Botm arrived!
Made it until chapter 31 and couldn‘t handle it any more. It‘s too little mystery, too little talking cats, and too much cringe-worthy speculation about Sally Hemings, slavery at Monticello, and race relations (or lack thereof). No thank you. Moving on to number 4 in the series and hoping the #MrsMurphy series gets back on track.
Very interesting book about book collectors, sellers, and collections, mostly centered around surviving Gutenberg Bible number 45 (the so-called “lost” Gutenberg, which was actually never lost, so the title 👎🏼). Despite the misleading title, bibliophiles will love this book. Recommended! (I listened to the audiobook).
Litsy is on the web, finally! And it allows you to import stacks from Goodreads! And to zoom in on things! Very exciting!
A lovely story of friendship, love, growing up, and moving on, with lots of banter, crappy horror movies, public access television, and mixed martial arts thrown in. Well worth a read.
This was a quick, thoughtful (though slightly repetitive) read about how the author learned to move on after her sister‘s death by reading a book a day and writing a daily review for an entire year. Part family memoir, meditation on grief, blog on books, and exhortation to be kind and to read, it‘s worth reading.
Relaxing after work