I don‘t know if this is an actual old print, or just a creation for the book, but I like it all the same!
The Essex Serpent was a unique read with a complicated heroine. I LOVED the Victorian setting and the mystery of the serpent. For some reason it took me ages to get through, but I definitely enjoyed the read.
Weird Sunday morning reading! There were some problems with this one that I think a bit of editing could have fixed, but overall I had fun reading it. I love a good local (NW Arkansas) story, especially if it‘s horror!
I couldn‘t form a picture in my American brain of what an English tidal mill would look like, so I googled it and came up with this! This image is perfect in my humble opinion! As for the book... I LOVED IT! I‘ve had to travel a lot for work lately and this thriller kept my attention from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
A very enjoyable mystery with a satisfying ending!
Dog, book, couch, blanket, and favorite pillow = the makings of a perfect weekend ☺️. Not a perfectly composed picture, but I'm sooo happy it's Friday! And Nora has a new bone!
Guys. GUYS! I freaking loved this book! Morally ambiguous X-Men types try to find their demi god "Father" and chaos ensues. I don't want to say anymore for risk of spoilers. WARNING: This book is violent! You've been warned!
Awesome, accidental photo op! I just moved and have been slicing open book boxes with a steak knife from my kitchen. I started to reach for the knife when I resumed unpacking and got a chuckle.
Dream big little Nora Dog #dogsoflitsy Pets are magic. What would we do without them? I love to hermit up, but Nora keeps me sane.
I love big paperback reads like this when I need an escape. Admittedly I got a bit tired of the inner thoughts of cavemen by the end, but I'm still glad I read it!
You can't get any better than O'Connor when it comes to southern gothic. Longing for my university days and stuffy lit profs to debate with after finishing this one.
It was sobering to read this account of such a devastating time in my city's history. This sign honors those that stayed behind to tend the sick and dying during the Memphis Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878.
I really wanted to like this book, but I think something got lost in translation. The characters were unlikable and flat, and by the end I was ready for everyone (except the kid and the dog) to meet their doom. There were a few really creepy bits in the last few pages, but I can't say I'll recommend this in the future.
I checked this out to preview for my 13 year old cousin, and really enjoyed the read! I think she may need a year or two before she can appreciate some of the material, but I think I'll pick her up a copy now all the same. It kinda reads like the American Girl books would if they were written after puberty and with a lot more spice.
Guys this book is craaayyyyy!!! A total mind floof, and damn scary! I'd definitely classify this as horror, but it's so much more... smart... interesting... than the average horror novel.
This was forced on me by my neighbor when she found out I loved to read. Despite my snobby prejudice against books you can buy at the grocery store I actually enjoyed it! Good for a beach read or a quick escape.
"We are all migrants through time." Exit West is a beautiful novel that asks the reader to consider what it really means to be a migrant, an immigrant, a native, a refugee, a lover, a friend. Its elements of magical realism are stunning and perfectly executed. This is hands down one of the most important reads of the year. #BOTM
EVERYONE, stop what you are doing and read this book! It's sci fi, but is eerily timely and realistic. READ IT! ...and after you read it talk to me about it!
This is a book about those trapped by a cycle of revenge, lies, and secrets. Aptly named, the main characters experience a brutal and savage time in their lives, while their so called protectors, adults and teachers, do nothing but contribute to the chaos. In the end a person's only real redemption comes from true friendship and love. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
FANTASTIC! Read this in two days! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
At first I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is literary and has interesting character development, which was not something I expected from a werewolf novel. But, after the love interest came into the picture the writing started to feel more contrived than literary (not to mention the excessive discussion of buttholes). I'm excited to dig into my other library picks though!
Unique setting for a mystery! I doubt I'll seek out Hillerman in the future, but I'm glad I gave it a try! Also, I think I'm gonna try to hunt up the movie!
Maybe because I'm from Arkansas and I recognized the landscape she described... Maybe because I remember being an idiotic, pretentious 23 year old... But I'm gonna go against the trend and admit that I really enjoyed this book.
This is a beautiful book! I've had it on my TBR list for years and am so glad I got around to reading it. If you are looking for a story about immigrant experiences, or mother/daughter relationships, I couldn't recommend Joy Luck Club highly enough. It also fulfills two challenges on the #readharder challenge! On another note, I was surprise to read so many negative reviews on Goodreads. What did y'all think?
And so it begins! #readinggoals
Y'all, I'm enjoying the hell out of this ridiculous book.
THANK GOD IT'S OVER!!!!! Has anyone else read this abomination?! I would have tossed this one the first day had it not been for book club. I've never been more disgusted with a book in my entire life, and I've read and enjoyed a lot of crazy stuff. 🤢🤢🤢👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻
I read this on impulse after hearing about her death last week. It is completely hilarious and unashamedly honest. A perfect book to round out 2016. I'll definitely be picking up her other titles next year. The world lost a good one in her, but she left a hell of a legacy.
"...how time packs new years over the old ones but how those old years are still in there, like the earliest, tightest rings centering a tree, the most hidden, enclosed in darkness and shielded from weather. But then a saw screams in and the tree topples and the circles are stricken by the sun and the sap glistens and the stump is laid open for the world to see."
Hard to beat reading a book about books surrounded by hundreds of your beloved BOOKS!