Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Eggbeater

Eggbeater

Joined January 2018

I belong in a John Irving novel.
reading now icon
Book of Night by Holly Black
reading now icon
Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

I am looking forward to the #MarvellousMay #Readathon starting tomorrow. I hope to read the four books shown above. Thank you @Andrew65 for hosting!

Linsy I loved Jane Lawrence and Something That May Shock amd Discredit you. Happy Reading! 3d
39 likes1 comment
review
Eggbeater
Lawn Boy | Jonathan Evison
post image
Pickpick

This book deals with economic class disparities, racism, and homophobia. I think that's the real reason why it was banned in certain school systems. There is no pedophilia as some parents have argued, but yell that loud enough and it will upset everyone.

I liked the book. It reminded me of "Shameless" but with less addiction.

Christy2318 A mom I have been friends with for years was protesting this book at school board meetings and such. She unfriended me after I read it and posted my opinions about it and book banning on my own page. People be crazy. 2d
42 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

This is a sappy romance which isn't to my usual taste but there is some really good queer and non binary representation in this story and I could appreciate it for its geeky cuteness.

45 likes2 stack adds
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

I came away from this book with the impression that I would like Leah Remini. "Belief and faith are great, but very few people have been led astray by thinking for themselves." I have to admire a person who came to that conclusion after having been indoctrinated into a religious cult as a child and for thirty years thereafter. People have no idea the kind of fortitude it takes to leave, let alone speak out publicly. She deserves credit.

MicrobeMom Her show exposing Scientology is also great. 1w
64 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Mehso-so

I appreciated this book for its normalizing the difficulties of living with chronic illness. There aren't enough books out there that do this and this book addresses these issues perfectly. The storyline and the romance was a little too wholesome for my taste, but I am not a huge fan of the genre in general, so please don't make a decision solely based in my review.

54 likes1 stack add
review
Eggbeater
I'll Be You: A Novel | Janelle Brown
post image
Pickpick

This was a good psychological suspense novel with intriguing twins that I really felt for. It covered addiction, fame, mind control, and manipulation. I liked the cult aspect because I have read a lot of non fiction and it lined up with the information I had.

review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

I adored this book because it was so much geeky fun and Scalzi's humor doesn't disappoint. I would not have thought of the logistics involved in getting two Godzillas to procreate, now I won't be able to get that out of my head. Thanks.

#20in4 #Readathon 2nd book completed @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
shanaqui He mentioned this book being like a pop song and it's the perfect way to describe it, isn't it? Just lots of fun. 2w
46 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

#20in4 #Readathon 1st book complete @Andrew65

This was a dark, thought-provoking dystopian novel. The children are jaded, the adults fail to adapt, and the world is wrecked by climate change. So basically, it was pretty realistic. I won't say it was an enjoyable read, but I appreciated it for the keen insight and depressing humor.

mcctrish I read this and you are right, it is very good but it‘s not ‘enjoyable‘ and I can‘t ‘love‘ it 2w
Andrew65 Sounds intriguing. Well done. 👏👏👏 2w
45 likes2 comments
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

I'm hoping to finish up 2 books for April and start on 2 more for the #20in4 #Readathon this weekend. I'll try to hit 20 hours. Thank you for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck. 😊 2w
40 likes1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

This was a slow burn mystery at first, but I was really into it towards the end. I did not see that ending coming. I liked the women. The story was interesting.

36 likes1 stack add
review
Eggbeater
Black Water | Joyce Carol Oates
post image
Mehso-so

The female lead had more depth in my imagination than she did in the pages of this novella. The Wikipedia pages I pulled up when I Googled "Chappaquiddick incident" were more riveting than the book. However, it did spark my interest in the real case and I think it was brave of the author to write this obviously fictionalized story while Ted Kennedy was still alive.

review
Eggbeater
Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
post image
Pickpick

I stayed up late to finish this book. It was great! I loved learning more about Indigenous culture in the Sault Sainte Marie area while engaging in a good thriller with captivating characters.

Favorite quote: " We love imperfect people. We can love them and not condone their actions and beliefs."
This has been a hard lesson for me to learn as an adult.

42 likes2 stack adds
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

My completed stats for the #AwesomeApril #Readathon . I read three books and made good headway on three more. I hated the Waco book, but all of the others more than made up for it. I had a great time! Thank you for hosting @Andrew65 ! 🥰

review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

It's impossible not to love these aunties running around fighting evil with the Komodo dragons on their heads! The book plays out like a sitcom and it is adorable and hilarious. You have to read the first book in order to get it, but neither will disappoint. The story is far fetched, but if you have an eccentric family that you love, you will relate.

CoverToCoverGirl Wonderful review! 4w
52 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

#AwesomeApril #Readathon @Andrew65 book 3 complete

This book wasn't planned, but I needed a light and funny palate cleanser after some serious books and Finlay Donovan fit the bill. It did not disappoint and I feel better.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 Always good to get some lighter fun reads in. 1mo
51 likes3 stack adds1 comment
review
Eggbeater
Malice: A Novel | Heather Walter
post image
Pickpick

This Sleeping Beauty retelling had its slow moments, but it was quite creative and fun and the fabulous ending more than made up for it. I am looking forward to the second book of the duology which comes out in May.

#AwesomeApril #Readathon @Andrew65
Book 2 complete

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
48 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Eggbeater
Waco: A Survivor's Story | David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson
post image
Panpan

TW: I hated it so much I'm afraid to review it publicly. One word: complicit.

#AwesomeApril #readathon
@Andrew65
1st book read

Andrew65 Does not sound good 😵‍💫 1mo
sprainedbrain Ick. 😡 1mo
50 likes2 comments
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

Looking forward to the #AwesomeApril #Readathon this week. Thank you for hosting @Andrew65 ! My lofty goal is to read these four books. I've been distracted lately with an injured pup, so we'll see.

Andrew65 An interesting and eclectic reading stack. Good luck 😍 1mo
KristiAhlers I‘ve read Malice and the Fire Keepers Daughter! Those are both so amazingly good! Happy reading. 1mo
38 likes2 comments
review
Eggbeater
These Deadly Games | Diana Urban
post image
Panpan

I didn't buy it, the plot was too far fetched for me. It seemed liked it was written in a rush. Also, the main character jumped to poorly realized psychoanalytical conclusions for the reader. I found her unsympathetic and unbelievable.

review
Eggbeater
The War of Two Queens | Jennifer L. Armentrout
post image
Pickpick

I think it's funny people are so angry about a small part of this book. It's like they took it as a personal affront. It was a good book. It dragged a little in the middle, but it really picked up at the end. The author is free to write what she wants and readers can like the story or not. There is no need to attack her personally. It's fiction!

kimmypete1 Was I right about what I thought? 1mo
kimmypete1 @Eggbeater ugh. Stupid to get mad over something you should have seen coming! If you don‘t like it, don‘t read it! JLA can write whatever she pleases! 1mo
35 likes3 comments
review
Eggbeater
Long Division | Kiese Laymon
post image
Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book has many different elements packed into one little novel. It has time travel and racism, humor and coming-of-age. There are hysterical images I can't get out of my head. The main character is so endearing and the others are unique and memorable. It is unlike anything else I've read.

51 likes3 stack adds
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

I read my three books for the #MarvellousMarch #Readathon this week and they were all excellent. I am also halfway through Long Division. I am pleased with my progress.

Thank you @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 2mo
44 likes1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

#MarvellousMarch #Readathon
3rd book read @Andrew65

Just finished my reread in preparation for Moon Witch, Spider King. It is a crazy story within crazy stories and it is one of my favorites. It is modeled after very violent mythology and not for the faint of heart, but I fell in love with the insane characters and I'm eager to start the second book.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
PNWBookseller85 One of my all-time favorites! Loved the sequel just as much, if not more. I think what he‘s doing with time/narrative/truth/perspective is so so so brilliant. 2mo
48 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
Eggbeater
Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
post image
Pickpick

#MarvellousMarch #Readathon
Book2 @Andrew65

The imagery conjured up by this author's world building is fantastic. The characters stick with you because they are complex. It's great for fantasy lovers and romance fans. I recommend the audiobook narrated by Steve West-- it's fantastic!

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
49 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Eggbeater
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
post image
Pickpick

#MarvellousMarch #Readathon
1st book read @Andrew65

I thought this science fiction/ thriller was brilliant because the main character was so complex and everyone's motives were so questionable. The acknowledgements at the end of the book that explained the story's origins were heartbreaking.

ChaoticMissAdventures I really enjoyed this too I thought it was so originally done. 2mo
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 I am trying to read more science fiction this year. 2mo
59 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

I'm hoping to read these three books for the #MarvellousMarch #Readathon this week. Two are long so I don't know if I'll finish in time. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2mo
adoramichaels Loved The Echo Wife!!! Now I try to make sure I have a Sarah Gailey book in my physical tbr always! Just read her Magic for Liars a few days ago! 2mo
47 likes2 comments
review
Eggbeater
The Burning Girls | C. J. Tudor
post image
Pickpick

I loved this book because I didn't expect to actually like the vicar so much. The characters were all such surprises. I guessed one thing and it threw me off from figuring anything else out. The ending was convoluted, but great. It was a 5 star thriller because it was such a quick, engrossing read and I didn't want it to end.

Trashcanman I know you 2mo
Eggbeater @Trashcanman 😛🤗 2mo
jlhammar Yes! Really enjoyed this one. Liked it better than The Chalk Man. Have yet to try her others. 2mo
39 likes3 comments
review
Eggbeater
The Big Reveal | Jen Larsen
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this body-positive YA burlesque tale. I was cheering for the main character throughout. It did wrap up a little too neatly and quickly for reality, but I can forgive it because it was such a sweet story.

42 likes2 stack adds
review
Eggbeater
The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
post image
Pickpick

I love any book that teaches me how to swear in French. Putain de merde! That was an excellent ending. I did not see all of the big twists coming and these characters were certifiable. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

kimmypete1 I‘m looking forward to reading this one! 2mo
61 likes5 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Eggbeater
post image

February was a slow reading month for me.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Real Life

⭐⭐⭐⭐
True Crime Story
An Impossible Impostor
A Shadow in the Ember
The Crown of Gilded Bones
The Poison Thread

⭐⭐⭐
The Silence
The Empath Survival Guide

blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

I didn't get many hours in for the #20in4 #Readathon this month because I had things going on, but I did manage to finish one book and I had a good time. Thank you for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 That‘s still a good total. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 2mo
36 likes1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

I liked how the main character slowly revealed her personality and her trauma. It made an outrageous story very believable. The ending had quite a twist! I would recommend this book if you like mystery/ thrillers.

42 likes1 stack add
review
Eggbeater
An Impossible Impostor | Deanna Raybourn
post image
Pickpick

#20in4 #Readathon

I love delving into the world of the unorthodox Victorian, crime-solving Veronica Speedwell. She is so clever and adventurous and independent. This book revisits her past for some good twists and eyebrow raising surprises.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
44 likes1 comment
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

Joining in the #20in4 #Readathon I have a house guest so I'm not sure how much reading I will get done, but I am looking forward to trying. I am re-reading Black Leopard Red Wolf in preparation for the sequel.

Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 3mo
37 likes1 comment
review
Eggbeater
The Silence: A Novel | Don DeLillo
post image
Mehso-so

Maybe this book is brilliant and it is just over my head. For an apocalyptic story it is really boring, possibly because we've already been there. No need to get philosophical about it-- we just hoarded the toilet paper. I guess it was supposed to leave you feeling detached?

review
Eggbeater
True Crime Story | Joseph Knox
post image
Pickpick

This is a crime novel written in interview format in which the author actually inserts himself as a fictional character. It was cleverly done and fun to piece together. The characters seemed very realistic.

57 likes1 stack add
review
Eggbeater
Real Life: A Novel | Brandon Taylor
post image
Pickpick

This book was an emotionally intense read. I've rarely ever felt so deeply for a character in my reading experience as I did for Wallace. The world is not worthy of him. Trigger warnings for everything. The injustice, the microagressions, the flat-out abuse, and he just carries on. His friends are all ignorant. It made me think.

BarbaraBB I loved this one too. 3mo
batsy Great review. This book was a gut punch. 3mo
57 likes4 stack adds2 comments
review
Eggbeater
post image
Mehso-so

It's not the author's fault I am a born skeptic. I buy that I am extra sensitive and I pick up others' emotions around me, but I'm not sure how I feel about the explanation as to why. It made me feel less alone, but when we get into magic gemstones and communicating with the dead, you lose my atheist butt. I need a bit more practical solutions for coping with extra sensitivity. I will have to meditate on this awhile.

review
Eggbeater
A Shadow in the Ember | Jennifer L. Armentrout
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed getting the background information on the gods' history from the Blood and Ash series. At first it seemed a little repetitive of that series, but then it grew into its own story and drew my attention.

review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

This macabre tale with its quirky Victorian characters had an ending I really appreciated. I've always felt there was power in working with one's hands.

51 likes1 stack add
review
Eggbeater
The Crown of Gilded Bones | Jennifer L. Armentrout
post image
Pickpick

I'm really into this series, the endIng of this third book was epic. I am enjoying watching Poppy grow into her power. I can't wait for the 4th book.

blurb
Eggbeater
January | Daniel Parker
post image

These were my January books.

Under the Whispering Door and At Night All Blood is Black were both ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ books.

The Chosen and the Beautiful was ⭐⭐⭐ with potential

Within These Wicked Walls was a ⭐⭐ not for me

The rest were all solid ⭐⭐⭐⭐

review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

This book is sweet and funny, poignant and sentimental. It makes you feel good about the process of death, grief, and loss, whether or not that is really realistic. I loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

MidnightBookGirl I liked this even more than House on the Cerulean Sea! 4mo
56 likes3 stack adds1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

It's an addictive story. I need to know what happens next. I needed something that wasn't stressful to take my mind off of the world.

MidnightBookGirl I need to start this series! I love Armentrout. 4mo
52 likes1 comment
blurb
Eggbeater
post image

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

I'm reading Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune, getting ready to start This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno, and in the middle of the Kingdom of Flesh and Fire audio by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Happy reading, everybody! 🥳

Andrew65 Looks like good reading for the weekend. 4mo
42 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

3rd book read for the #JoyousJanuary #readathon @Andrew65

This book examines the science involved in solving human and wildlife issues. Throughout it, the author has a wry sense if humor. It is not for the faint of heart. There is graphic detail about animal attacks as well as brutal pest control methods. Entertaining facts abound with interesting conclusions and solutions.

ChaoticMissAdventures I got this in my January book haul and I am so excited to get to it! Mary Roach is such an engaging writer. 4mo
Karisa That cover! 🤣 4mo
kimmypete1 The airplane chapter with the birds got to me hard. 4mo
Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏 4mo
48 likes4 comments
review
Eggbeater
post image
Pickpick

2nd book finished for #JoyousJanuary #readathon @Andrew65

This book is entertaining and fun and a great escape and I need more of it.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
43 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Eggbeater
No Touching | Ketty Rouf
post image
Pickpick

This is a translated book about a High School philosophy teacher in France who gets a job moonlighting as an exotic dancer. It is engaging and body-positive. It shows how dancing can boost self-esteem and strengthen relationships with other women. It also illustrates the drudgery and unfairness sometimes associated with teaching positions. I got a lot out of it, even if I found it depressing at times.

1st book read
#JoyousJanuary
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
47 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Eggbeater
post image

I am reading No Touching by Ketty Rouf translated by Tina Kover for one book club, Fuzz by Mary Roach on hardback for another, and listening to From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout just for fun on audio.

I am enjoying all of them so far. #WeekendReading

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Have a good weekend of reading. 4mo
46 likes1 comment
blurb
Eggbeater
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

This is my stack for the #JoyousJanuary #Readathon. I hope to at least complete 4 of these books by the time the readathon is finished. Looking forward to it! Thank you for hosting @Andrew65

JamieArc I picked up No Touching recently. I hadn‘t seen anything about it, but it intrigued me. 4mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Some good book choices. 4mo
46 likes2 comments