I read a good chunk of this while giving a final this morning and at one point, looked up to realize I was alone in the room. The last student had turned in the exam and I was still standing there reading. Needless to say, it sucked me in. I loved it. I love that a MC is on the autism spectrum and is written complexly. You‘ll root for a happy ending in this light, but still sexy, romance. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BOTM
Khai‘s mother just wants him to #lovesomeone specifically the Vietnamese young woman she brought to America to attempt to seduce him. Because Khai is autistic, he processes emotions differently and believes that he wants nothing to do with a future bride. I‘m not far in but the story is sucking me in so far! #amonthofsongs
Sophie and I are comfy on the couch listening to the thunderstorm outside. I love how she holds her back feet with her front feet. That fur that sticks out from her toes just kills me. #catsoflitsy
Well, I broke down and started #BOTM back up. These were my picks this month (I got one for free!) Now I‘ve gotta finish up the ones I‘m reading so I can get into these :)
My baseball tournament read this chilly, foggy morning. I‘ve got a great book, a blanket, and a coffee, but this complex would be #better if they allowed sunflower seeds. A baseball game without seeds seems wrong. #amonthofsongs
My library book sale haul part one- fiction. This doesn‘t include the two Owen has already taken to his room. I‘ve read the tagged book but couldn‘t pass up a hard copy.
I saw this on Facebook tonight and the longer I look at it the worse it gets. I have so many questions. 😂
I pulled a few #onewordtitles from my shelf. I‘m hoping I can get to Shout soon, but I currently have 72 more papers to grade (of 100) and then 124 more coming to me in about a week, so it probably won‘t be until after Final exams are graders #springintoreading
Sophie is sunbathing in front of the bookshelf like a good Litsy cat while I finish Sadie on audio. Happy Saturday, Littens! #catsoflitsy
Last night I kept having #dreams that I was teaching and even that I slept in a bed in the middle of the classroom. Clearly, this was a sign I needed to break. So, instead of eating in my office like normal, I took myself and a book out for nachos. #anglophileapril
Anya‘s daughters think #shessocold and have estranged themselves from her in adulthood. In her old age, she begins to tell them the story of her time in Leningrad when she was literally so so cold, during the siege of Leningrad in WWII. There is more to their ice queen mother than they expected. #anglophileapril
Normally I love chunksters, Kristin Hannah, coming of age books, and unlikeable characters but this one didn‘t do it for me. It was far too long and I just didn‘t care by about half way through. I know so many people adored this book but I definitely wasn‘t one of them.
My sweetest friend Misty @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks surprised me with this pretty book and some awesome magnetic bookmarks! I love coming home to #bookmail ♥️. Thank you so much, Misty! You‘re the best! 😘♥️
While I‘m a historian of the history of sexuality, I totally asked for this book from my (then) mother in law because she was pissing me off by sending me all kinds of conservative crap to my email. I put this on my Xmas list that she made me write (along with Sex in the Heartland) and to her credit, she did buy it for me!
I really enjoyed hearing about Michelle‘s background and her take on life in the White House. Her memoir is powerful and poignant. I teared up a few times throughout the listen, which was with the LONG wait on hold through my library. I miss them. Here‘s to hoping in 2020 we get a president who is as gracious, intelligent, and bookish as Barack.
My hold came in and they gave me a free tote to go with it! #library
This book was my third read of the cruise, which I finished up on the plane. Nazi hunters looking for The Huntress, a young woman in post war Boston who aspires to be a photographer, and a Soviet “Night Witch” pilot all play a part. Each of the story lines were equally interesting and Eve from The Alice Network makes a cameo! If you are a fan of historical fiction and enjoy reading about strong, complex women, you‘ll love this book. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I tried to post this last night but it didn‘t work...this was me reading in a bar on the ship. I finished two books (I‘ll post those later) and will finish this one in the airport this afternoon. We had a marvelous time and I‘ve missed you all this week! I‘ll look forward to catching up on my Litsy feed when we land in Denver. (The two yahoos in the background belong to me).
As seen in the Denver airport this morning. We have arrived safely in Tampa and are so excited to get on the ship tomorrow!
It‘s this guy‘s birthday tomorrow! We are leaving from work to head to Denver to catch an early morning flight Saturday and then we are off on a Caribbean cruise all next week. I‘m so excited! My kindle is stocked with recent downloads, I will finish my audio book on the drive, and I‘ve packed my new copy of “The Huntress” for reading out in the sun. I‘ll likely be away from Litsy most of the week, but I‘ll catch up with you all when we return!
For #bestbookfriendship I nominate the four main characters of this novel, JB, Jude, Malcom, and Willem. They are each complex and thus, so are their friendships, but they see each other through so many excruciating things over a lifetime in NYC. I loved this heartbreaker and I love this cover- I loathe the other cover art with a wincing Jude. #literaryluck
#londoncalling Sophie and I are delighted by this audio book so far, in which young Monty leaves England with his best friend Percy (on whom he is totally crushing) for a Grand Tour of the continent in the 18th century before Percy goes to law school and Monty has to work with his father. Will he and Percy move their relationship into the realm of the romantic? We shall see! #marchintothe70s (1770s)
I burned through this in one day. I think I‘d have liked it better in print, but the audio made it easier for me to accomplish other stuff while I listened. The audio is fine, but the narrators accent irritated me a bit. The book, though, was fantastic. I loved hearing Amanda‘s story unfold, even if it was heartbreaking. I particularly appreciated the author reading the author‘s note at the end, from her perspective as a trans woman. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Listening to this gem on my commute. RBG is a badass!
Look what came in today! I need to preorder books more often, I love getting them on release day. Unfortunately I have no time to read right now but I‘m going to make this my plane read for our big trip coming up! It was 4 degrees F this morning here, so the Caribbean cruise is really calling my name! #bookmail
My fox slippers and I are ready to hibernate this weekend with another winter storm coming. I‘ll finish this book (loving it so far) and be a bum in my pjs this weekend.