My books for May.
#PopSugar2019 40/50 - hobby, posthumous, question, zodiac, game, same title
#Chunksters2019 10/10 - TFMIR and TGWPWF
#AtoZ2019 26/26 - X and Z
#AroundtheWorld2019 7/52 - Azerbaijan, Haiti, Hong Kong,
#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn My motivation - My students who are graduating this year. I love them all so much. I walked 4 miles. Did not meet my goal, but I am still trying to get my energy back from the virus.
#BookFitnessChallenge - Did not do well last week. I was down with a nasty stomach virus which depleted me. I am still dragging. My books have been read. I plan to walk after school. I can do this.
Just finished an awesome week of reading.
#PopSugar19 - 37/50 K?K! (question) / R (game) /
THOSP (same title)
#Booked19 - 17/24 R (social media) / LWFC (food) / TWR (middle grade) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen
#ReadHarder19 - 14/24 LWFC (Mexico voices) / TWR (Oceania voices) / TOAOI (animal POV)
#AroundtheWorld19 - 5/52 K?K! (Haiti)
I enjoyed it. I need to read the actual classic in order to truly compare. The Jaguar's Smile was so so. You could tell the author did not like America and blamed Reagan for the war in Nicaragua. I'm not doubting that at all. I'm glad I read this book. I didn't know that we had gone against the Hague International Law.
#PopSugar19 34/50 (retelling of classic)
#AtoZLitsy19 22/26 @BookishMarginalia (J)
#AroundtheWorld19 3/52 (Nicaragua)
What horrible memories, but to make it a life's mission so there won't be a repeat is beyond my understanding of Grace. Mr. Wiesel is one of my heroes. A truly outstanding book.
Ms. Hannah, though fictional, also wrote to bring honor to the people who fought such hatred.
TCOTCB will be one of my faves for 19.
#Booked2019 14/24 (night, clifi, gift)
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
Definitely will stay with me for a long time. Incredible writing and characterization. Please read if you are interested in reservation life in the 80s to current time.
#Booked19 11/24 (indigenous author) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen
Another wonderful researched book of Weir's. I cannot get enough of her writing.
#PopSugar19 30/50 (includes a wedding)
High praise. I am thinking of buying a subscription to the New Yorker to see more of this type of writing. Excellent read!!
#ReadHarder19 - 11/24 (book by a journalist)
Since I was reading a bio of Katherine Swynford, why not also read Seton's Dragonwyck. Seton is who introduced this person to me.
#PopSugar19 28/50 (1 mil ratings - TGWTDT / plant on cover - MOTM)
#AtoZLitsy19 20/26 (I)
#ReadHarder19 10/24 (neurodiverse - TGWTDT)
#AroundtheWorld19 1/52 (Norway)
New Hope ⭐⭐
Greatest Love Story Ever Told ⭐⭐
Flood Tide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Crown ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#PopSugar2019 26/50 (The Crown - set in a convent)
#Chunksters 7/10 (Flood Tide - p511)
#Booked2019 10/24 (The Crown - genrebusting hf/mys)
#AtoZLitsy 19/26 (F, S)
#ReadHarder2019 9/24 (TGLSET - humor/SWANH - manga)
I devoured this book. It covered his life from his birth to the birth of his firstborn. All he wanted was to be treated the same as other performers. I admire him for his work and I'm so glad I got to read his story.
#PopSugar2019 25/50 (written by a musician)
#Booked2019 9/24 (features a musician) @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#AtoZLitsy2019 (Y) @BookishMarginalia
#Chunksters 6/10 (p630)
Finished. I loved some, disliked one or two of the short stories. Borges was a very intellectual man. I hate to say that I ignored proper nouns and italics because it went over my head Overall, it made me think which is why I read. It was a so-so for me. I'm thankful I was introduced to this work. Now on to Sammy Davis, Jr.
#PopSugar2019 - 25/50 (South American author)
Had this book for a few years before I decided to read it. I only purchased it because the title is similar to my daughter's name. It was GREAT!!! I recommend it to any type of reader. It has intrigue, a nasty villainess, love interests, and a hero who will not betray her Hebrew beliefs.
#PopSugar2019 23/50 (fave prompt from past challenges)
#AtoZLitsy2019 16/26 (K) @BookishMarginalia
My 1st online group read through Goodreads. Characterization was great. I enjoyed how Gwendolen's character matured throughout the book. My only wish is that it wasn't so wordy.
#Booked2019 7/24 (public domain) @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
"One for all and all for one." One of my all-time favorite books and authors. When I saw the PopSugar prompt for a book that inspired a phrase, I knew which book I would read. I haven't read it in 25 years, so it was about time for a reread.
I also finished Paolo Coelho's The Alchemist. Loved it.
#PopSugar2019 (phrase and celebrity recommendation - Will Smith) 22/50
#AtoZLitsy2019 (A, T) 16/26 @BookishMarginalia
Reminder to self- When participating in an online discussion, don't forget to double check the chapters before typing in huge spoilers. I'm so ashamed and annoyed with myself.
I received my book from the LMPBC Group @arubabookwoman Thank you all for your comments. @suvata thank you for setting this up. I enjoyed getting to know my new friends. @jmofo, I will send it to you as quickly as I can. I started it last night. @sprainedbrain glad I got to know all of you.
Learned so much about Juauna, sister to Catherine (Henry VIII's first wife). She was abandoned by everyone she loved and was separated from her children. Such an interesting creature. After reading Gortner, I'm left wondering, was she truly insane?
I also finished The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (E) and The Royal Mistress (2 word title). Started The Goldfinch (Chunkster, movie in 19).
I did not read 24 hours this weekend @Andrew65 #25b4Monday, but I did finish 2 books for Black History. The Hate U Give (own voices and literary award - William C. Morris) and Binti (set in space and an AOC set in space)
My little girl's last night as a 7 year old and this is what she chooses to read with me. I will not grumble because it won't be long before she will not want to read and snuggle with her momma. 😭😭💖 Happy birthday my baby girl.
The school is having a book fair and my good friend knows I have no shame when it comes to books.
H - "Come on Tammy. I'll get you a book."
T - "No thank. How much?"
H- "I enjoy doing this for you."
I normally say no, but I can't say no when it comes to books. I'm shameless.
My goals for the weekend - Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (#ReadHarder2019), Black Panther by TaNehisi Coates, and The Hate U Give
I have a #blitsy package that I'm dying to open, but can't till the 28th. Please @Chelleo and @AmyG I am such a child when it comes to swaps.
I have been planning for a few days and only had BP. THUG has been on hold for 3 weeks, but just this morning I received my email. Yay! And B is only $4 on Amazon. My day is made.
Just signed up my 8 year old. She is one excited little girl. Thank you @MeganAnn
My goals for Spring #Booked2019
Night -oriented title: Night - Elie Wiesel or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Cli-fi: Clan of the Cave Bear
Indigenous Author: The Round House - Louise Erdrich or Ceremony - Leslie Silko
Features a Musician: Yes, I Can - Sammy Davis Jr.
Social Media Focus: Ripper - Isabel Allende or You - Caroline Repnas
Food on Cover: Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
I enjoyed this book and am so thankful for Litsy for putting Boyne on my radar. Each chapter delved more into the characterization and I can't wait till my next book from Boyne.
#PopSugar2019 (14/50) The Loving Spirit - du Maurier's debut. Claude and Camille - novel based on a true story.
#AtoZLitsy 12/26 finished Nellie by Cynthia Woolf
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#Booked2019 All winter prompts complete (6/24)
Female Detective - The Hidden Child
Fairy Tale Retelling - The Bear and the Nightingale
Happy Place - The Healing Hills
Podcast - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Irish author - The House of Special Purpose John Boyne
New to me - A Man Called Ove Fredrick Bachman
Dorothy - I read the series, even enjoyed the series, and still can't understand how Dorothy got to be so evil. Because she had to go to back to boring Kansas with no magic. Crazy, right? But I did love how Paige used references to the original series and not the movie. It took me a long while to think of one. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate. I loved Snape since the begining. It didn't shock me, I always like the villains. I started reading about the time I started teaching -2000. And thought, I need to be snarkier. And then, Alan Rickman was cast. I loved his Sheriff in Robin Hood. Perfection. I was proSnape before anyone else. Haha. I wonder what that says about my character - that I enjoy villains.
I think my Goodreads account is Tammy Dayton. I love this group. I feel like I have finally found a place where I belong. Yes Litsy, you are my Cheers bar. And now that song will be stuck in my head, but it's a good song. I couldn't find anything to tag but my favorite Ted Danson movie. ♥️💖 @wanderinglynn