Trees are so much cooler than I ever imagined. This book was so interesting! The only downside to reading this book was the slight pang of guilt I now feel when I look at my Christmas tree. Sorry Christmas tree.
Just finished this (after having just finished Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life!) and I enjoyed it. It's a little fluffy and silly, but fun.
Of all the books I own #publishedinthe1990s (which isn't really that many) this is my favourite. I read it a few years ago and it stuck with me. I haven't seen the movie adaptation yet, but now that I'm reminded of it maybe I'll get to it this weekend.
Started this tonight because it was recommended to me by more than one person. It's not something I would normally choose, but it never hurts to try new things! So far so good!
Great memoir about mental illness. I didn't know much about schizophrenia or related illnesses and this gave me a new appreciation and understanding of it. Overall, a very well written and personal story of her life.
This is my favourite cookbook at the moment. All the recipes I've tried so far have been super tasty, especially the cauliflower tacos! May not be for everyone though, as it is both vegan and full of curse words.
Went to Costco for some groceries today and came home with these (and 15 other things that weren't on the list)🙈
Planning to spend the rest of this stormy evening with this book. I'm only a few chapters in and am totally fascinated. The author is so open and straightforward about her early struggles with what she now knows is schizophrenia, it's so compelling!
Insightful and clever, but just not my style of humor. I did love all the movie and pop-culture references. I didn't love that most of the book is written in the form of letters to other people.
"There‘s something truly strange about living in a historical moment in which the conservative anxiety and despair about queers bringing down civilization and its institutions (marriage, most notably) is met by the anxiety and despair so many queers feel about the failure or incapacity of queerness to bring down civilization and its institutions."
In fairness to this book, I had no idea what it was going in, and had I known it was YA fantasy/romance I would adjusted my expectations accordingly. I just saw Jodi Picoult and asked no questions. This is not the usual, dependable Jodi Picoult book I know and love. After 100 pages I honestly didn't care.
I loved this audiobook! Caitlin Moran is hilarious and her perspectives are so entertaining. I genuinely missed having this to listen to on my commutes when it ended!
On my walk home from the train tonight I took a peek in my local tiny library and found some gems. This book has been on my list for so long, I'm so excited! Now I have to quickly decide which of my books I can part with to leave in its place.
Thank you mystery neighbour, hopefully my contribution will be equally as appreciated 😊
Heartbreaking, frustrating, and disturbing. Missoula tells the stories of women who were first victims of sexual assault and then victims of a broken justice system. I wish it was fiction.
A few months ago I fell of the face of Litsy, but now I'm back! Looking forward to reading (and writing) my way through this one!
Yay for a four day weekend and an exciting stack of books!
Meh. A lovely story, but I found it pretty boring overall with a just enough interesting and beautiful details to keep me going. I would have given it a thumbs down if not for the great ending, it really redeemed it for me.
Just about finished this book now and, while the story is entertaining, I'm still most enjoying Capote's colourful analogies. "Looked as lonely and inappropriate as a seagull in a wheat field" is just great.
Upsetting and inspiring. I could not put this book down. An optimistic and insightful perspective on an uncomfortable topic.