Spending the day with Sam and Graham.
Spending the day with Sam and Graham.
Spending the day with Sam and Graham.
Actually listened to the Audiobook while cleaning for Thanksgiving. My friend loaned me her print copy which was nice so I could refer to map.
I miss the Gang from 6 of Crows. They did get a mention: "She wished she had Inej‘s gift for spywork or Kaz‘s gift for scheming, but she only seemed to have Jesper‘s gift for bad decisions."
But this was quite the adventure. What an ending! ?
I bought this because Amanda from my favorite podcast Fictional Hangover https://www.fictionalhangover.com/ is the Narrator. She has great voice and does a wonderful job on narration.
As for the story, I really liked it. It sets up the world of Jade and gives flashbacks of how she got there.
This one is complete story but leaves opening for more to come. Books 2 & 3 are available on Kindle. I hope Amanda gets to narrate them as well.
😱 I've been entering Goodreads Contests for years and I've never won anything.
*Glad I didn't Preorder. Was planning on picking up a copy next week.
🎉🥳🎉 Quick Calculation 51% of my
#goodreadsreadingchallenge2021 was audiobooks.
Last night I wanted to know what happens so switched to Kindle. This morning I went back and picked up where I left off because Christian Coulson's narration is perfection.then I listened to last Chapter again on my morning walk. ⬇️
I'm sooo ready for tomorrow's release of A Nobleman's Guide to Scandel and Shipwreck. Spent the last few days relistening to all of Montague Siblings Stories. Excited that Christian Colson is returning for Audiobook. His narration of A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was perfection. 🏴☠️
Not my usual genre, but I wanted to read both of these so when they were on my Library's New Release Shelf I grabbed them.
Finished While Justice Sleeps early this morning. For the most part I enjoyed it. Parts of it were hard to put down and it had a great ending. Legal/Science parts dragged for me but Legal Thrillers aren't my thing. If you like them, you probably like this one. ⬇️
Remember a few days ago when I said I wanted have a spot to #shelfie and Zoom? This is why!
Behind the Scenes w/ Fictional Hangover Podcast and Fangirl: Would You Rather.
Can you tell it was recorded right before Halloween? I've got my favorite Pumpkin necklace on, Claire is dressed as a Starbucks barista and Manda is Gamora.
Or anywhere you get your Podcasts.👩🏻💻
Recently visited a friend in Kansas City and this was my view from her delightful guest room. Every morning I would wake up and think I should #nanowrimo and use this as a setting. Unfortunately I've got nothing when it comes to plot. 🍁🍂🍁
Binge-Watched all 4 episodes of The Long Call on Brit Box and loved it! Devon location was stunning. Yes there were some changes from Ann Cleeves book but the heart of the story is there. So wonderful to see a happily married gay couple on tv. Hope there is a Season 2. 📖------>📺
Audible Daily Deal I bought because someone gave it a ⭐ review because it wasn't 'family friendly'. Clutch your pearls but don't give a unfair bad review just because it doesn't appeal to your puritanical beliefs.
Actually a scarily good Haunted House story. Cover looks historical but it's modern day. Main Characters does Ghosts Tours dressed in Victorian costume.
Some romance but there is also serious aspect of what it's like to be homeless.
Test Photo. 📸 I've been wanting to make a spot with my bookshelves in the background. I finally sorted it out since I've something special happening later this week on Zoom. Stay tuned.
I've throughly enjoyed Paybacks a Witch. Fun witchy romance. Perfect Halloween read.
Next up is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling. My #botm I've been saving to read right before Halloween. 🧙🏻♀️
I'm loving this witchy read. 🧙🏻♀️
Loaned to me by a Kansas friend who has a love of Prairie Writers. I'll be seeing her later this autumn. Want to be able to return and discuss.
While the writing is a bit stilted at times, maybe because it's translated from Norwegian, it has some beautiful descriptions of the prairie. Also it's a much more realistic view of harsh realities of life in the Dakota territories. 🫖📖🤓
Finished this over the weekend. As always it was Firetrucking Brilliant. 🚒
BEST Description of Wuthering Heights ever:
‘Is that the one where everyone lives in the kitchen and shouts at each other across the moors?‘‘.......Everyone hates everyone else, right? I don‘t know why they didn‘t just call it a day and come in out of the rain.‘ 😆
My only complaint is I wanted an Epilogue. (Better yet would be another book.) To see the life Ari and Dante make for themselves. Because in my mind they're still happily together all these years later.
I was up before the dawn to start reading. Laughed, Fangirl Squeed, & Cried. This is the most absolute beautiful thing Gail Carriger has ever written. You have to have read The Parasolverse to appreciate it's brilliance. Pure Fan Service. Round of spot the Wicker Chicken. Agatha and Pillover's story. And then she ties it up with a beautiful bow to include her San Andreas Shifters Series. Truly Fan Service. 🌙📖😭🫖🐔☂️💝
I managed to squeeze one more short Audiobook into September. Turned out to be a good reading month. Busy but I squeezed a few pages in at every opportunity.
While there were many great ideas in the tagged book, some of it hinges on everyone in the home being on board with the plan. And how likely is that? Myself I would appreciate a book about making Sacred Spaces amongst the noise and the clutter of a realistic home.
Haley Atwell's Narration is perfection! And of all the covers of various editions of The Shell Seekers, this Audible one is my favorite. It captures the description of painting Title takes its name from.
While this is probably the most famous of RP's Novels I hadn't ever read it. It has everything you expect: Spunky Women of a Certain Age, Family Sagas, & Cozy Settings. In a few places It's a bit dated.⬇️
🐍🐍🐍 And this is why I don't normally read this kind of Book especially before bedtime. Once I got past the snakes (in the light of day) I was hooked. Yes characters make a whole bunch of dumb mistakes based on assumptions but if you're into Haunted House stories you'll probably like this one.
October 📚& 🍻 Club - Haunted or Not?
UPS is delivering supplies for Kitchen Remodel this afternoon. If I catch them as they‘re delivering I can have them put boxes in the garage.
So I'm tucked into the shade of front porch with #BooksandBrewsClub read for this weekend. I'm resourceful like that. 😉
Impulse buy because of the cover. This one has been lingering on Mount TBR for awhile.
Good solid mystery. Surprises I didn't see coming. Writing makes the setting come alive. You can feel the stifling heat. Harriet the main female character has interesting backstory as suffragette.
Mostly a Pick but I have thoughts. ⬇️
This book had me craving Peppermint Tea but I only had regular mint in the garden. Putting it on the grocery list.
A very different story than The House in the Cerulean Sea. Heartbreakingly sad at moments but oh so beautiful. Wonderful in it's own way.
📖 🫖 ⬇️
I have to admit part of why I celebrate #BannedBooksWeek is that it makes me feel like a Rebellious Teenager again sneaking books past my mother.
But having grown up in home that thought the only thing you needed to read was the Bible and religious literature I know the importance of Books to open your mind to new ideas and other people's stories.
And it's my Litversary‼
5 years ago today - my 1st Post was pic I snapped on vacation on South Padre Island. 😎
Fall Reading TBR is yet to be determined. But 1st up is the new T.J Klune. I've print copy but got Audiobook as well because #life. It's read by Kirt Graves who also does Gail Carriger writing as G.L Carriger San Andreas Shifters. I like his Narration. 🎧📖👩🏻🍳
I read 70 Books this Summer! Hard to decide a definitive Top List but these were my favorites. But No 1 Summer Read was The Guncle. I literally told everyone I knew and some random strangers about it. Talked about it all Summer long.
And that's a wrap‼
I found Truly Devious enjoyable. Cliffhanger ending. But kinda just wanted to know the ending. My favorite Podcast Fictional Hangover covered them so I listened those instead of reading Books 2 & 3. #somanybooksneverenoughtime
Fictional Hangover Book Club finished Vampire Academy & has moved on to Bloodlines which I like better.
Others were Readalongs and Friends Recommendations.
Discovered Heartstopper Series this Summer and LOVED IT!
Also did several rereads of books before next in Series came out: Simon Snow and Long Call. Reticence just because I love it so much.
Also impulse audiobooks and and books with pretty dresses.
Bit dated. Silly young women waiting around for a men to notice them, marry them,
husband's expecting them to set at home while they play golf. I Do always like RP's spunky Women of a Certain Age. Mostly I read RP for the settings of Scotland and the Gardens. As a gardener in Oklahoma where it was 100°F this summer, Envious of characters rising at 8:30am and out to work in the garden by 10am.
The Siren was a Twisty mystery. While the cover looks like light Summer Reading it does have some very dark moments which include Sexual Assault.
It was my next to last read of #SummerReading2021 - since Litsy only lets you Post one picture at a time. It's going to take more than Post. 😉
Thinking I can squeeze another into #SummerReading2021. I bought Kindle book on Sale for 3.99 earlier in the Summer. Spent this month Audible Credit on it. So I could swap back and forth.
My Blue Stack.
Dead Dead Girls isn't due until October so I'm concetrating on Last of #SummerReading2021.
The Indigo Spell I finished last week. LOVED IT! Can't wait to discuss with Fictional Hangover #VampireBookClub.
As for Truly Devious. My favorite parts are the mystery in the past. I like the main character but most of the modern day students are annoying, pretentious rich kids.
Cliffhanger ending. ⬇️
Original plan was to listen to The Heron's Cry but then I found early copy so I ended up reading in Print.
When my @audible Preorder became available I went ahead and read a2nd time. Wanted to check out new Narrator. He hits his stride in Chapter 2 and it's excellent. Definitely recommend the audiobook.
With 2nd Readings of Mysteries, I always catch little things I missed. 'Knowing Who Done It' makes for different read. 🎧📖😎
Not all flowers & fluff. Had me cursing the Patriarchy at times. Wonder if there are any statistics on how many women who were nurses in WW2 and went on to become Dr's?
Tackled serious issues as well like Depression & attempted Suicide. Interracial Dating & Prejudice.
As a gardener, I found Historical parts - Kew, Anderson Shelters, Dig for Victory, & growing of medical plants fascinating. Loved that it show how gardening can be therapeutic.
Listened to on my morning walk because 4 yrs ago today I visited Kew Gardens. Delightful summer story set at Kew and told from a viewpoint of a snail. Yes a snail.
I have print copy as well of this charming short story. Audiobook is just over 17 min. Listened twice on my walk. It's Virginia Woolf. Her words are beautiful and are worth repeating. 🐌🐌🐌 #onthisday