The final Bookspin/Doublespin list for 2021…I cannot believe December is next week! I‘ve so enjoyed this challenge…thank you, Sarah for organizing such a fun & laidback challenge. Cheers to 2022! 🥂
⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoy this series and Snicket‘s tone!
I am so stinkin‘ excited to dive into my match‘s list for #NYWD22. @MeganAnn and I both included the tagged book on our lists and I read - and loved - The Outsiders earlier this year, so I already know we‘re in good company. The titles pictured here are my goals…and I cannot wait. 🤗💜📚
New list for November Book Spin/Double Spin. In the spirit of 🍂Nonfiction November🍂 (that‘s a thing, right?!), these are all nonfiction/memoir/essays. We‘ll see how this unfolds…🧡
A bonus selection c/o @MaleficentBookDragon for this round of #LMPBC. It took some time to get into, but was ultimately an enjoyable read. While I won‘t go back for a re-read it would be intriguing to see the hints dropped along the way building to the big reveal. The stories w/in the story were tough to follow at times, though I understand their use and did enjoy The Revenant. ⭐️⭐️⭐️+ (3.5 ⭐️).
I‘m not going to consider this cheating. I still haven‘t touched my September #bookspin selections, so I‘m repeating the list for October because…I 💜 this monthly challenge. If the same numbers from Sept. are picked (13 & 15, I think), I‘ll pull in the neighboring read in it‘s place (14 for 13, 16 for 15). I think that makes sense… 🤔🤷🏻♀️
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a fun read - ghosts, mysteries, and a quirky town. A bit more cozy than horror, but I‘m okay with that. This is an author I‘d be happy to read again! I loved ending this round of #LMPBC with #GroupW and this selection!
Finished my #LMPBC selection today. Woah…this was a ride and a half! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Did you telephone anyone up?”
“No,” said Oliver. “I read the telephone directory. I found it most calming.”
I can get behind that. If only phonebooks readily were available at all parties. 😉 This why we should always keep a book on our person at all times! 😂
Brilliant adaptation of Kendi‘s Stamped from the Beginning. Reynolds does a fantastic job taking Kendi‘s text and making it digestible for younger readers without sacrificing impact. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This should be required reading. I look forward to reading some of Reynolds‘ other works. I enjoyed the tone of his writing.
I may have only just started my July bookspin pick (my doublespin is waiting in the wings), but I‘m still putting my list out there for the August #bookspin & #doublespin. It‘ll all get read eventually! Listen to #RexManning and keep reading (bookmark c/o TapedOffTV; Rex Manning Day 2019)!
Just finished my selection for Round 12 of #LMPBC. St. James holds steady for me as a “must read” author…now let‘s see what the rest of Group W thinks. 📚 Hope to get this in the mail to @MaleficentBookDragon this coming week!
Thank you for the tag @TheAromaofBooks 🤗
📚Yes. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one I come back to every few years…and The Count of Monte Cristo. Perhaps 2021/2022 will be time for another visit!
📚Cover art does draw me in…from there it‘s a quick scan of the blurbs. I know i shouldn‘t but I do judge a book by its cover (art). 😳
📚This title also reminds me of a childhood friend. Kids - imagination - playing in nature
An easy to digest guidebook to being a supportive human to those in need. It‘s hard to know the “right things to say,” but showing up and being there are often what the person needs. Bring those listening ears…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Backman‘s books just tug at my heartstrings. This wasn‘t my favorite (it‘s hard to compete with Ove), but I did like meeting pre-“Britt-Marie was here” Britt-Marie.
My reading intentions for July are askew, but I‘m delighted to have seen this title come up on a Litsy/Goodreads pal‘s thread. My best friend/work wife is dealing with a gut-wrenching loss, and I‘m forever the awkwardly uncomfortable human that I am. I‘m hoping the advice and takeaways in this read will help me be there for her (and others).
1. I should say working in a tennis pro shop (blocking court time and selling overpriced merch), but my heart champions my Blockbuster Video days. 📼
2. Mrs. Duffy - my kindergarten teacher - a classroom filled with music, and a grade wide production of Mary Poppins.
3. My surprise 1/2 birthday party in 1996 (my half bday is 2/29, and the party was very much unexpected)! 🥳
This library hold just came in...looking forward to hearing McCarthy talk about his 80s experience.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I‘ve had this book on my shelves for over 15 years...I think the author may have spoken at my university. He ruminates on the complexities of race, on sociocultural designations of “identities” in a way that was challenging for me to follow. A dense read for a non-academic.
This was a long-starting title on my TBR stack, and I‘m glad I finally read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️