My #summersantagoespostal package has arrived! Thank you to my match, whoever you are! Can't wait until opening day!
I‘ve been a bit absent from Litsy lately. It has been a MONTH (it‘s actually been a year, if I‘m being honest). I‘m still making time to read a little every day on my commute, but otherwise my life is consumed by work. Luckily, we‘re going on vacation in two weeks (road trip!) so hopefully I can get back to participating more then because I miss you! In the meantime, trying to get some work/life balance lessons from this book. #lawyersoflitsy
I know giving this a so-so is an unpopular opinion. I liked Barker's writing style, and I love the idea, but this felt so one dimensional to me and I couldn‘t get invested in the characters. Maybe it‘s because it‘s been so long since I studied the Iliad, I don‘t remember much about it. But I felt like this had so much potential and it just missed the mark.
We're planning a road trip! What should we see? Where should we eat?
🍭 Top song on my 18th birthday was either All for You by Janet Jackson or Lady Marmalade
🍭🍭🍭 Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird has been my favorite book since the 7th grade. Atticus isn't the direct reason I became a lawyer, but it probably contributed
I'm flying through this April BOTM, so I am in the perfect mindset for cool science news about black holes! https://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-first-photo-of-a-black-hole-1833923659/amp
1 - from an online article
2 - I might do this lilac hue for the summer
3 - I'll try anything, so I can't really think of anything I still haven't tried
4 - Grey's Anatomy. It's like an old comfy sweater
5 - My name and birthday
1 - traveling, baking, skiing
2 - knitting or crocheting. I'm a lefty and having a hard time trying from books and videos, so I need to take a class.
3 - I get a new Christmas ornament whenever I travel
4 - I've had wanderlust my whole life. No one in my family likes to travel so I don't know where it came from!
5 - 🍻
This was so powerful, and in an accessible and relatable way. It perfectly captured the the usual teenage issues and vividly described the additional burden on black youth and black communities. I cried multiple times, including a borderline ugly cry on the train to work this morning as I finished it. I can't recommend this enough, both for adults and teens.
1 - Hopefully a vacation. We're thinking about a road trip to Canada.
2 - I'm adventurous! I don't get to do it as much as I like, but I'm a hop on a plane to a foreign country without so much as a hotel booked type.
3 - I work really hard and I'm good at my job
4 - @PerksOfBeingABookworm This topic is timely 🤗
I finally got a chance to read this and I really enjoyed it! Bipolar and schizophrenia run in both sides of my family, so I'm familiar with the symptoms and how difficult it can be for those who suffer with these diagnoses, especially when they're not receiving the right treatment. Thank you for sending me your book and sharing this story with me, @Ava_Black ! I'll be sure to spread the word!
Enjoying a delicious beer this evening! @PerksOfBeingABookworm tell Sarah I love it - great recommendation. Thank you! And if you're a sports fan, sorry about the pint glass, it was my only clean option! #BBSredacted #modernbrewery #citrapolis
Abbie! Your package was so generous. I'll send you a detailed email later, but I love everything. Sorry my phone is craptastic so it's hard to see, but those elephant paper clips rock and I love fun socks. My husband's dad is from St. Louis so he'll be very excited about the Schlafly's key chain and the other goodies. And these books are great! I just read Ladder to the Sky so I'm super excited to read another John Boyne. Thank you! #BBSredacted
For all you true crime aficionados, this was excellent. It was also bittersweet. Michelle McNamara died before she could finish the book and just two years before the Golden State Killer was arrested.
1. Our townhouse unit is on the far end
2. Yes, it is a great starter home, but I hope to sell in the next few months to buy a single family home
4. The morning and evening train commute
5. There is a somewhat new restaurant down the street from our house that we tried tonight. It's an Italian steakhouse and sushi restaurant 😂🤣
Doing some local brewery hopping today! Partly to fill a rainy Sunday, partly to pick out the perfect brews
A fictionalized account of Mary Mallon, aka "Typhoid Mary." Keane paints a vivid and accurate picture of early 1900s New York, and portrays Mary as a strong and tenacious woman. I loved Mary and sympathized with her plight given the time period, even as I hated her choices through my 21st century lens. This book was fascinating, not to mention incredibly well researched and beautifully written.
Sorry for the late post, I was having technical issues with Litsy. Thank you so much for everything, Ashley! I am so excited about the books - Mr. Timothy sounds awesome! And the included postcards are a great idea and such a nice touch. You'll def be hearing from me! I already started coloring and I can't wait to try the coffee this weekend. The notes book and the book marks are lovely as well. Thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️ #cupidgoespostal
WOW. This is a long read but well worth it for its sheer insanity. Having just read John Boyne's "A Ladder to the Sky," I have to wonder if Boyne drew some inspiration from the reputation/rumors of Mallory. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/11/a-suspense-novelists-trail-of-dece...
And thanks for this SECOND giveaway! (Yep, you heard me. Check out @WorldsOkayestStepMom 's page for deets on both). My favorite teacher was my labor law professor in law school. I hated law school and was considering dropping out when I took his course and something just clicked. I stuck out school, passed the bar, and I've been practicing labor law for 8 years! #palindromegiveaway
150k, wow! I'm nearing 10k and thought that was pretty good 😉🤣 Congrats @TheReadingMermaid !!
My favorite type of book is anything with an unexpected twist - be it a thriller, a mystery, a ghost story, or even a family saga. Thanks for the opportunity! #150kgiveaway