June is just around the corner! #bookspin list is ready!
June is just around the corner! #bookspin list is ready!
My #doublespin was a Mood Pick, and I grabbed this on a whim at the library earlier this week.
By golly, that‘s today! Love when this happens. 🤓
May #Bookspin is set.
Cute read for young readers. I first saw the movie adaptation with my son about a year ago or so…stayed true to the book, which my son recommended I read.
Finally read this #BOTMBacklog. Not a fan of Celestine and how she handled her relationships, but I cannot imagine being in her shoes and seeing the life she worked to build with her husband being snatched in an instant of “mistaken identity”.
My April #bookspin was a “Mood Pick” - and I decided to return to the misadventures of the Baudelaire children.
2 - 2.5 ⭐️ April #doublespin
The story felt clunky and jumpy at times, and let certain subplots floating (ghostlike) in the background, perhaps they‘re addressed further later in the series, but I won‘t be reading to find out. It had the makings of a “pick” in terms of plot, but fell short for me. The tidy ending came abruptly. I got to The End and was surprised as I‘d expected a bit more finale.
3.5 ⭐️ for my April #Roll100 pick
Happy to be back with Klosterman on this ride through the 90s, the decade that took me through my tweens/teens. I especially enjoyed the sections on music, TV, movies…he also took a deep dive into politics…
I wanted to read this after finishing Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - to compare true experiences in these internment camps with that of Keiko in her letters to Henry.
Takei‘s childhood experiences were protected in many ways by incredible parents who protected the children. Takei knew that what was happening was wrong, but the parents sheltered their children as best they could. Unfathomable💔
“Memory is a wily keeper of the past…usually dependable, but at times, deceptive.”
Sigh, Gone is a Kindle ebook deal (US) today, 3/26.
Highly recommend this memoir. ⭐️🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼⭐️
My book club‘s selection for April. Truly a story of the bitter and sweet of first love during World War II, when American government deemed it appropriate to imprison Americans of Japanese descent and their families. Just a disappointing moment in American history (one of many…).
April #Bookspin set up before the end of March flies by!
My first Agatha Christie I‘m some time. I enjoyed seeing Poirot in action.
My edition of the book included a Wikipedia summary (located on the first few pages) that included spoilers! 😆🤷🏻♀️
The format of this (inexpensive) edition is amusing. I feel like I‘m reading an e-book in paperback form….
A moving memoir of a horrific POW experience in WWII, that man‘s survival, and the road to forgiveness. March #doublespin
Today in Amazon Deals in the US. KWD is a great story teller, weaving the stories of London‘s killer smog and a serial killer.
Delighted to return to Maisie‘s world, having been absent for some time. So much mystery to unravel across three cases and then some, yet Maisie (& Billy) find a way. #roll100 and #bookspin for March - did not disappoint. 💜
My reading of The Radium Girls last month has piqued my interest in Marie Curie. This biography is more my speed. 💚💚💚
A solid introduction to HH for youngsters.
I think I may have enjoyed this more if I read it sooner. The format wasn‘t an issue, I enjoy reading oral histories. Just not my favorite TJR (Hi, Seven Husbands! 👋🏼)…not sure if I‘ll check out the series when it drops next month. 🤷🏻♀️
March #bookspin #doublespin list is set up!
Really enjoyed meeting these characters and sharing in their love of reading and their individual growth.
"That's what most don't understand," he'd said, gesturing at her and her brother. "Fictional characters are often more real than the flesh and blood people around us in the ways that matter, that is."
My #roll100 pick for February. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Moore‘s undertaking of this tragic (yet critically important) moment in American - and world - history was a gripping narrative. Difficult to read at times, one can only imagine the suffering the women endured.
My #doublespin for February was a delight! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A sweet love story with ghosts and books.
In the back-left corner of the Days Gone Funeral Home, underneath a loose floorboard, there was a metal box with a bunch of old journals inside.
My February #bookspin (a “library pick”) was the beautiful conclusion to My Brother‘s Husband. Mike‘s visit with Yaichi & Kana comes to an end, but they will never forget one another. Beautiful to see how Yaichi evolves throughout Mike‘s visit.
Mike‘s arrival in Japan catches his husband‘s brother by surprise…I loved seeing Kana‘s delight in welcoming her newly discovered uncle to her home, while subtly helping her father examine his biases and preconceived (culturally driven) notions.
Hanging in my daughter‘s room while she feels “icky” - setting up my February #bookspin while I keep her company.
Hass offers valuable perspective on being a woman in higher education leadership. I‘m glad to have been led to this book and to have read it. Certainly many important takeaways.
BRB…gotta revisit the entire Fall Out Boy catalog.
Was not feeling my January #bookspin so off I go to find something else…no guilt, no hard feelings.
A soft pick…my Book Club‘s current selection. This was okay…yes it gave me some feels and I can only imagine Kenna‘s pain at being out of her daughter‘s reach.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Wow wow wow. So glad I went with this for my “mood pick” #bookspin. My husband recommended it to me months ago. Cannot wait to see how this story unfolds.
Making this my#bookspin “Mood Pick” selection for January. Let‘s go!
My January #Roll100 selection and first completed read for 2023. This was a mystery I was intrigued by from the onset, and I enjoyed seeing the timelines come together. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘m planning to tackle this chunkster in 2023! I‘ve marked off ~100 page chunks which will help me hit goals each month to keep progress. Of course, if I‘m all about it, the markers are merely suggestions.
My son picked this title to “give me a break” from Greg Heffley…who still plays prominently into Rowley‘s tale. I‘m Team Rowley, Greg is a little pipsqueak.
3/3.5 ⭐️ - a quick read of the source material (revised from the original publication) for the Julie Andrews adventure I grew up enjoying. Reading this made me want to check out Saving Mr. Banks…
Such a creepy journey…don‘t want to say too much as I think going into is blind is the best way to experience this ride. 3.5 ⭐️
Delighted that my dear friend, @BekahPat shared this with me!
January #Bookspin set up is a fresh start!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - this was fantastic…loved the layers and convergence…the commentary on shared experiences through social media.
More of the same from Greg… 2.5 ⭐️
My December #bookspinbacklog is a bust - just not feeling it…but I‘m okay with it. Releasing the #Roll100 pick and putting in the To Be Donated pile.
Ruffin & Lamar share Lamar‘s jaw droppingly horrific experiences with racists/racism/racist comments & WTF moments with brilliant humor.