waiting for the cable guy
I read this short story in one sitting. It has me thinking about a lot of themes and life lessons. I did not expect that.
Picked up a library hold today. Super fun to find this inside. #BookNerdBliss
Much of this is written as correspondence. I‘ve read a few other books that use this method and always enjoy seeing the story from different points of view. I appreciate the author revealing the ways characters miscommunicate or sometimes a character‘s deceit in this way. #LibraryEBook
The main character is a wedding planner and she has quirky, likable coworkers, neighbors, and friends. The brides (or their mothers) are awful in the best possible way for an extra laugh. Which Durham knows about all too well, because she was a wedding planner herself. Of course there is a handsome detective, for a sweet hint of romance. You can get the first e-book in this series, “Better Off Wed” for free. I give this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I enjoyed being taught about Vikings from this heroine‘s unique point of view and current experiences. I was rooting for her from the start and my interest in what happened to each of the people in her life was high. The author told an engaging tale about how messy life is and how much we need each other to get through.
I was astonished to learn Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast. And an author. (He was on the writing team for the most current season of “Veronica Mars” btw.)
I enjoyed the characters and story. There were clever nods to the original stories which I appreciated. There were a few things I had an issue with but they are spoilers, so I won‘t specify. I was especially pleased to have a lesson on Merikans in this historical fiction.
Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read. My middle school son adores this series. #BedtimeBookClub
This is my second Moriarity and I‘ve enjoyed them both. This is written first person, and I appreciated being in these particular characters‘ heads. I enjoy staging simple photos with a book and I realize it makes me consider the story in another way, by determining what I should use. Today, the exercise had a superb payoff as I had overlooked a joke the author made and I laughed out loud as I was setting up this shot. #BookNerdBliss
Edifying short stories to encourage the reader to use the gifts and talents God has given to make a positive difference in his/her circle of influence and watch what God does.
I just finished reading seven Austen novels with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub. This was a short, easy, fun non-fiction to cap that off. Though I could never hold my own at an Austen event, and I do not have the novels ranked by favorites, I fully admit to getting bent out of shape when someone harshly criticizes Austen‘s work. And at the same moment realize I should have no reason to take the criticism personally.
Austen‘s wit is delightful. I read this the first time about three years ago and nothing was lost by rereading it. This is the last book for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub and I have enjoyed revisiting them all.
I made a point of reading a few diverse books in between. Now I plan to dive into a few fun Janeite reads this summer starting with Camp Austen by Ted Scheinman and The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay. (tags in the comments)
Some summer reading for me and my boy. #LibraryHaul
I read this about seven years ago. Out of all the Austen novels, I remembered the least about this one. Though I cannot easily relate to this heroine, I was invested and rooting for her from the start. Austen again weaves human nature so well into the tale I‘m glad for the reread. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub
As I was thinking about staging a photo, I determined the photo on the cover was simply perfect.
Three years ago I heard about Litsy and immediately joined. Times flies when you‘re reading.
Read this the first time five years ago. The reread with the kids was just as fun. Superb series. #BedtimeBookClub
I read this because the title caught my attention on a Book Riot list of unconventional YA love stories. I borrowed it from the library and did enjoy that it was different from anything I have read.
I gave it three stars on goodreads.
Wow. Powerful story.
I am re-reading Jane Austen novels for the first part of the year with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub I decided to read more diverse books in between. I had heard great things about this series, but it was not as clever as I had hoped. It is set in a culture I am not familiar with though, which was my aim.
I gave it three stars on goodreads.
Audio book on Libby - I had to wait about four months for it, and the app made me aware there were twenty people waiting for it. Clocking in at nineteen hours, I changed my habit of only listening in the car to listening while at the gym, doing dishes, etc. because I wanted to hear it all. Well done telling of how she ended up in the White House.