We‘re currently stuck on the OBX (literally stuck due to overwash on Hwy 12) and there‘s no power. Milo‘s bored, but I have sunlight and my book, so I‘m good 😎
😏😂 I love John Boyne
Anyone part of The First Look Book Club? Each morning this week, I got to read a part of The Water Dancer, and now I‘m super excited to get my #BOTM box this month 💃🏽 Every week is a new release. It‘s a great way to preview a book before buying or wasting a checkout at the library.
Pretty excited about these two—First Look Book Club is offering a daily excerpt from The Water Dancer this week. I wasn‘t really interested in the book, but after reading the first bit, I‘m down for it. And then some kids catching on fire. My two kids have thrown some fits that seemed to come close to combustion, so I feel pretty comfortable reading about that 😏🤷♀️ #botm
Ehh, I may be giving up on this one. My book club picked it. I gave it about 50 pages, but if we‘re being honest, I‘m kind of over the unreliable narrator who‘s been accused of a crime that we don‘t know if she committed or not because we only get her account of the story. I have so many other books waiting for me. #movingon 🤷♀️
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A super important novel that reiterated the importance of the Me Too movement. I loved the characters and setting the author created. I loved the badassery shown by the young female characters. My English teacher heart loved the prep school setting and English teacher main character. I wish the ending had been handled differently, but that‘s my only complaint...and it‘s a tiny complaint 🤷♀️ A total pick in my book 👍🙌✔️🔥
The wait is over 💃🏽💪👊🥳🤩🙌👏
Umm...🤔 I am reading The Goldfinch and, therefore, should read a YA novel with this ridiculous blurb?! Goodreads has lost its mind. #thatsastretch
I had a meeting at my son‘s school, and they‘re having a book fair (be still, my heart 😍🤗🎉). The minute I spied this gem, alllllll the memories of reading this series came rushing back. I LOVED these books as a kid!
I‘m in more of a reading valley than a slump. The reading struggle has been so real for months now 😫 Eileen was a DNF although I liked it well enough, I‘m currently reading/listening to The Goldfinch, picking up some Anne Lamott wisdom here and there, but nothing is making me crave time with a book. I‘m going to throw in another one and just see what happens! Wish me luck 😁🤞
Here I go, @irre Starting this one today and I‘ll get it to you ASAP!
Alas, here I am in the conundrum of finishing a book during vacation and not knowing which of the 3️⃣ books to start now...
I love anything Bitter Southerner, and I especially love their Summer Reading Lists. https://bittersoutherner.com/bitter-southerner-summer-reading-roundup-2019
This was between a ‘so-so‘ and a ‘pick‘ for me. I went with a pick only because it touches on really important topics and it‘s written in a way that makes for a quick read that‘s perfect for teen readers struggling with the stamina it takes to get through full pages. I would absolutely recommend this to some of my high schoolers, but I‘m not the perfect reader for this book. Still, super important conversations can be had after reading this book.
Well, would you look at that?! So what I thought was a typo happened again, and inquiring minds had to know🕵🏼♀️ if this was some weird word never used in modern English. Alas, friends, Dr. Google tells me that this word that I thought was a misspelling of ‘favorite‘ is a Flippin‘ Green Gem. Whaaaa?? And how does one pronounce that? I‘m only going from the dip that kinda starts the same, so is this “savor it” “savor rite” Headed back to Google.
A good book written from an interesting perspective. I enjoyed the child narrator's voice and seeing such atrocities through his eyes. The connections and comparisons made between the two boys on both sides of the fence was a constant reminder of the theme that, regardless of race or ethnicity or culture, humans are humans.
Woahhhh, the reading slump has been REAL lately. I'm almost through this one and hoping to finish it today. It'll be heading your way soon, @irre
I tried. I gave it another afternoon and a bit this morning, but I find myself actually irritated at how little I care about these characters. I‘m bored. I get what Rooney‘s going for, but I don‘t need these detailed descriptions of everyday activities. See this play-by-play of him opening a bottle of wine? Listen, I‘m an expert at opening a bottle. Novels are not where novice wine openers should learn the ropes. That‘s why we have Google. ✌️