This book is so precious and also really insightful and I had a crazy morning and it healed my brain!
Late to the game but Ive got some Scotch and a comfy pair of pants. Let's read a book!
It's been a long time, Litsy. But Facebook is making my anxiety so much worse and I need a peaceful place. So here's some of my 2018 reads!
I want to give this book to every person I've ever seen roll their eyes at the word feminism.I want to throw this book at the kid in my philosophy class who loudly proclaimed how much he hates "crazy feminists", even though he was roundly put in his place by our staunchly feminist professor. Because feminism isn't perfect. Because feminists are just people. But there's so much good. And so much to learn. This book is an excellent starting point.
I went from loving this to rolling my eyes and sighing. What a dumb turn of events.
Apparently I have read a lot of books since I last posted on here.
Has anyone else read this and found it incredibly hard to follow??
Working from home today during Snowmageddon. At least it gives me the opportunity to do lots of audiobook listening!
Yayayayay!!!! I love all my #littens!!
This book was fascinating and well-written and I rather wish I hadn't read it. I picked it up on the assumption that it was a psychological horror with the supernatural elements only really the outward signs of mental illness. And while it absolutely COULD be that, it could also play in any number of ways. So yeah. Too scary for me.
I have an upset tummy so I am relaxing and catching up on reading! This is book number three this weekend!
Great audiobook. I actually loved the story. I worried it might be casually racist. But in putting these three anthropologists in a tribal setting, what we got instead is a glimpse at humanity without all the fuss of western culture and society. Humanity at its most basic, sometimes nasty, core. And in doing so, it was never the tribal peoples who were really portrayed as "savage".
My #januarywrapup, written up on the plane as a distraction!
Trying to read while I wait for my anxiety meds to kick in at the airport. I am heading to California to visit my sister but husband isnt coming. And even after nine years, it still breaks my heart to not be with him.
There is so much to love about this book. I love YA. I read a lot of it. But I get tired of the teenage drama and overblown contrived issues. Here, the problems are very real and very serious. But the good is just as weighty. The characters never feel like caricatures, even when they are sometimes so GOOD it brings a tear to the eye.
"Hate ricochets but kindness does too."
So. I just finished this book, sobbing uncontrollably and moved beyond words. My husband asked why anyone would want to read something so profoundly upsetting. And I said that I have never in my life felt closer to characters in a book than these. And while the story is not romantic, it is a truly incredible portrayal of true love. Not fairy tale love. Not perfect love. True love.
#litsyatoz #letterY @BookishMarginalia
HOW DARE YOU, FREDRIK BACKMAN?!?!?!
Ugh. How does anyone write something that only takes twenty minutes to read and carries enough emotional punch to reduce me to a weeping mess? God I love this author.