This book was horrifying and amazing and I loved it! Proceed with extreme caution. All of the trigger warnings for bad things happening to children.
The library gets its own tree, complete with TARDIS tree topper.
It was my turn to pick for book club and I had been wanting to read this one since hearing @Liberty talk about it months ago on All the Books. This was by far one of the best discussions we have had. There was just so much to sort through! Particularly in what I like to call the “temporal fever dream” section of the book.
Impulse buy after I dropped my wife off for a 2 hour massage (but seriously, who could resist a Neil Gaiman book illustrated by Chris Riddell?!?!?!). Went and bought groceries, came back to the massage place and still have a half hour wait. Guess it's a good thing I made an impulse book purchase!
Rereading all of the HP books in order. I've never actually done this, but always read a book here and there as the mood suited. Any other Ravenclaw's out there?
The book club I'm in has been going since January and so far I have been the only person to pick fiction. I used my influence with our June host, who was undecided between a few choices and wanted my thoughts, to get this one. Mwuhahaha!!!
I did enjoy this book, but it has its problems. Mainly, queerbaiting and the magical brown/foreign person trope in Sardar. Honestly, I would be much harsher on this book over these things if it weren't for the fact that it was quite fun and I had really been looking forward to it. But really, using oppressed identities as a device to spice up your novel is not ok.
When I picked this as my BOTM selection in January, I really wasn't sure about it, but thought I'd give it a try. It took me a few days to get through it, but not because I found it easy to put down. I just couldn't stop reading/thinking about these bizarre, disturbing, and sometimes gross characters. It's a strange kind of magic that Moshfegh has spun.
I finished this earlier today. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it and don't quite know what to make of that ending, but for the most part I enjoyed the experience.
A little book club reading between games. Go Tech!
I've been wanting to read these books for awhile and upon seeing the first one available from my library as an audiobook decided that that would be a great way to do so. I really enjoyed Stephen Fry's narration and really, really appreciated that he didn't try to feminize his voice for Trillian's lines. I really hate it when male narrators do that.