I had to turn in my library copy, so I went to buy it on kindle and WHOA - this was a nice surprise!!!
So this hold came in! Aghhhh all the good books and the busiest time of the year!!!! I didn‘t think it through 😱📚
I‘m exactly halfway through and it‘s due back to the library on Saturday. No renewals allowed. 😫 I guess I‘m just going to have to buy it for kindle!! 😂🤷🏻♀️
Found this at a library book sale - hoping for an interesting read! I‘m fascinated by Egypt and hope to see the Valley of the Kings myself someday.
I feel really mixed about this one. On the one hand, it‘s a chapter book appropriate for young readers who read above their grade level - which is hard to find. It‘s got strong female protagonists. It‘s got interesting magic. On the other hand, the world building is slow and incomplete. There are pacing problems with how the lead character “discovers” her skills. But perhaps my biggest complaint and reason for pan (in comments)
And if we could literally count every queer person in America — if we could wake up one day and see everyone whose lives or desires cut across the heteronormative mainstream, whether they are currently in a same-sex relationship or not—we would never look at our country the same way again.
A bit more abstract and academic than I‘d hoped for, nevertheless, this book put into words things I‘ve been thinking and wondering. A worthwhile read.
Mr. JSW bought me this book and I am completely absorbed. I love its random places and factoids. 😂🦛🦛🦛🦛
Such a beautiful tribute, fascinating story, and personal/historical look at Numbers. I learned so much and really enjoyed this read. Highly recommended for book groups - so much to discuss. 📚👥
An easy YA read with plenty of girl power and a good storyline, this book fell just short of my hopes for it. I enjoyed the characters, the sisters, and the hints of magic, but there wasn‘t enough world-building for me, and the magic was completely underdeveloped. Sort of the potato chip of books - I ate it all up but I‘m still hungry, and now I want something more substantial.
2) Maya Angelou.
3) That‘s up to the sender, but I love miscellany.
4) All Souls Trilogy, Disney
5) Harm to children, sexual assault
6) Sweet, like me 😏
7) & 8) I love bookish notes and previously used books!
9) Yes!! Especially from indie bookstores.
10) Nope. Tiny cottage, no space.
Maybe it‘s because this is my field and training, but I found this book so human and real and bittersweet and I couldn‘t put it down.
Stunning in its combination of critical thought and emotional warmth. Reading these essays often left me uncomfortable and sometimes defensive, yet I finished the book feeling invigorated by the self-examination that Dr. Cooper called me to do. Definitely a must read and would be a powerful book group pick. 📚👥❤️
I walked to the library for my two holds and found two more. 🤷🏻♀️ I‘m sure this is a common situation.
I love to wander, and this book is like a meandering exploration of a city street. Not in a disorganized way, but in the way Elkin overlaps ideas and concepts. YMMV for sure, and if you like your genres well defined, this probably won‘t be your jam. I love when memoirs and history and social issues and travel and opinions all come together in a giant mish mash. Sort of like a city street. Enjoy the ramble.
Waiting for the bank to open. I‘m frequently early for things (it‘s either that or late; rarely am I exactly on time), which is why I always have a book with me. 😂 This book has been floating in my purse for weeks and I‘m determined to finish it this weekend!
Mostly enjoyable read with an interesting premise and heroine, in the first part. Somewhere around the last third or so (as other reviewers have noted), it feels like this book changed focus. The heroine turned wishy washy, the author introduced a totally unnecessary romantic twist, and the plot seemed to turn into Frankenstein fanfic. Confusing.
Such an interesting look into running a magazine, and a must for any foodie. Reichl‘s writing is so easy to read and so evocative. Absolutely delightful book. Recommended for book clubs! 📚👥
I have so many thoughts about this brilliant, original, incomprehensible, and ultimately truthful book. I can totally see why YMMV. If ever a book felt like what it‘s like to go through therapy, this is it. Zebra is fragile, traumatized, intelligent and sensitive to the point that she is unable to accept her own humanity. This is the story of how she learns to accept the brokenness of being a human. More thoughts in comments as they come to mind.
Stealing a moment for this flawed, quirky protagonist. Lots of Litsy folx don‘t care for this one, but I‘m loving it.
I find I‘m not a fan of these fictionalized biographies (biographical fictions?), but YMMV. This one is an escape into old Hollywood and a certain crowd. I couldn‘t get in sync with the writing style either, but several sentences were quite good and overall the flow of the story was as well. It‘s not the book, it‘s me.
Very excited to share that I‘m a Book Group Ambassador for @bookshopsc ! As a volunteer guided by booksellers, I‘ll be working with book groups to help them choose their next great read. I‘ll also be honing my book review skills here on Litsy and working on making good book group suggestions for all of us. 📚👥
I‘ve been MIA around here due to work, illness, and I‘m also about to go on vacay so busy planning for that... reading has taken a backseat. Love to you all, though. And here‘s a picture of the mascot from where I work. Just because. (The slug is the UCSC mascot, but Rainbow Sock Monkey is the unofficial mascot of my program.)