I declare this book will be my favorite for a very long time. The lovemaking scenes were so beautiful. The villain was dastardly and someone you could hate and hope his death would happen before the ending. Each character had his/her own story and each one combined to make a beautiful beautiful book. I want Fermín to be a real person and one of my friends. #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
It left me uncomfortable. The young people are obsessed with death and pain. Some scenes made me cringe (wanting to dispense pain). It made me think of the kids who are fascinated with gothic themes. I didn't like it, but I didn't dislike it either. Not a very coherent review, is it? It just left me depressed. #YABuddyRead @megnews
I'm having trouble sifting through my emotions. Anger, pride, hopelessness, and hope are all in combat. Anger at the injustice of the American government. What reparations can you offer? Pride in my heritage. My words are inadequate. Goodness, this is a great book.
#MGBuddyRead @megnews I love the books you choose.
#Mexico #FoodandLit @Texreader @Catsandbooks
I didn't know much about Frida Kahlo - other than she was a tragic figure who was a genius. Learning about her hardships (broken body, multiple miscarriages) and seeing her physical pain and grief in two dimensional media are bringing up my pain to the surface. I don't know if it's therapeutic or too much. Isn't that the purpose of art though? In whatever form. To connect emotionally.
So glad I found this. A story of one man who shoulders his whole nation. Caught between what is right (fighting for democracy) and what is best (preserving his followers). I found another hero. Once again, US supports evil dictatorship and ignores human rights because Indonesia has money and partners. All Belo asks is peaceful talks. This is a strong role model. #TimorLeste #ReadingAsia2021 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB
I tried to make myself tolerate it. She made the murderer an unlikeable and ugly person. Take my word for it, this is not one of her best. Did she mean to imply that ugly people are deformed spiritually or morally?
The best thing about it is I have completed my #PopSugar2021 challenge with it.
This journey was amazing. I was pulled instantly and shared in all of Hamid's struggles and accomplishments. And what is so striking to me is that it is written by a Jewish American. It just shows her level of empathy and honesty when she writes about the atrocities toward Israeli Arabs. #Palestine #ReadingAsia2021 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
Drum Roll Please....
The 2022 countries are announced.
1) Read one book set in the nation.
2) Eat one dish native to the nation.
3) Share any fascinating pictures, articles, etc. about nation.
4) Tag #FoodandLit @Texreader @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger
5) Have fun.
6) More exciting news. Leila is working on a monthly buddy read. Join whenever you are able.
Tagged for #AuthorAMonth
My students make me smile, especially when learning about the digestive system this week.
My biggest peeve is when my daughters talk to me while ignoring the book in my hand.
Can you play? @mhillis @La_Cori
I want to listen to this epic research again. Like, as soon as possible. The intricate details that went into this work was amazing. The intrigue of not only between governments, but between the people. I loved how Larson entwined the primary documents, the diaries of regular people, with letters from military and government personnel to tell one heck of a story. Rudolph Hess's story was insane.
This. This is the reason I am not reading. Please understand. I love to learn and want to be a better educator, but would have appreciated the choice.
I finished A Darker Shade of Magic for #AuthorAMonth and read the short story "Yellow Wallpaper".
Ongoing Discussion with Warmth of Other Suns
Crooked House - will be finished with PopSugar 2021
The Almond Tree - #Palestine
Place of the Dead - #Timor
Thief of Cahmaran (ebook)
Are we excited for Mexico? I am. I believe I am going to read Murmur of Bees. I want to also read a biography of Frida Kahlo. Summer of the Mariposas looks like a great ya novel. Share what you plan to read and eat. #FoodandLit @Texreader @Catsandbooks
Isn't it funny how one fiction describes a man as a hero? But, actually he was a dictator. Love these nonfiction reference books.
A series about a #bumblingdetective in the CIA. She is an elderly woman who is bored and is hired by the CIA because who would believe an old woman can be a spy. She is in Zambia during the apartheid and trying to identify an assassin. A romance is bubbling in this one. #FoodamdLit @Texreader @Catsandbooks #BBRC @LibrarianRyan #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView
Ongoing Discussion #OtherSuns Warmth of Other Suns
(Ebook) Thief of Cahmaran #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann Pickwick Papers #whatthedickens @Clwojick
Tunnel of Bones #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
Crooked House to complete #PopSugar2021
Almond Tree and From the Place of the Dead #ReadingAsia2021 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB
I want to go back in time and love this in #1986 my last book to complete #CenturyReads 100 years/100 books. I have always liked animal fantasies such as Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH so I don't know why I hadn't read it before now, but I will definitely continue. #BBRC anthropomorphic before 2010 @LibrarianRyan #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView
Plenty of adventure, different dialects, a great villain. Just wonderful.
Off and on. I wish I was more consistent. I do keep my calendars. I want someone to use them a hundred years from now as a primary document.
October has been a so so reading month.
I am grateful for my girls. I am so glad I get to be their mom.
Didn't like hard-boiled crime fiction. Don't much care for cozies. But, when combined with a mystery centered around Poe in October, to mimic Olaf, "put them together, it just makes sense."
The ghost is a Dick Tracy detective who pairs up with a modern day woman who doesn't put up with his Raymond Chandler sexist remarks. Awesome combo and a new series for me. #BBRC @LibrarianRyan #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView
As a young girl, there was nothing I wanted more than my own Phantom. As an old woman, there is nothing I want more than to have more Phantoms in their natural habitats.
Finished Ophie's Ghosts and Trask.
Almost finished with Misty of Chincoteague, Redwall, and The Ghost + the Dead Man's Library.
Will continue reading Warmth of the Other Suns #BuddyRead + The Splendid and the Vile (audio)
Will hopefully begin Little Witch #ChildrensClassics2021 Mrs. Pollifax on Safari #FoodandLit and I Hope You're Listening #YABuddyRead
Will read The X-Files and The Queen's Feet #BBRC
If one could ignore the racist slurs, one could appreciate this adventure story and culture clash set in the #Oregon wild. Trask relates to the indigenous people, but one tyee, chief, has to decide for his tribe to die in peace or war because death is inevitable. White man will come. Should be a classic, if there weren't slurs. #CenturyReads 1960