Very cute book. At one point Backman mentions that he is all black and white and hard angles. His wife is his color in the world. I immediately went to Ove ❤️. The whole book is funny and touching and beautiful. Backman is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
Very much enjoyed this book. It was very approachable while still being educational and informative. As the author describes it, the book starts with the basics and moves higher throughout the brain into what makes us human. I especially enjoyed that the author didn‘t come across as condescending nor did he dumb down the concepts. There is a happy medium and I definitely think Kean found it. I‘ve added the rest of his books to my list.
Just found out today that one of the hospitalist physicians that I work with is a published author. He gave a small talk today about his dad‘s role in WWII, Pearl Harbor and D-Day. Yesterday being the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the fact that many of his residents were under informed, he put together a small presentation. I‘ll definitely be adding his book to my TBR list.
Finished this audiobook today. This is the story of Mary Surratt, one of conspirators in the Lincoln assassination, and the first woman executed by the Federal government. It‘s told from the view points of Mrs. Surratt herself and one of her boarders, Nora Fitzpatrick. A well written and seemingly well researched book.
Misty, thank you so much!! Not only was the packing beautiful (I especially love the wrapping paper 😍) but I have been looking forward to this book (tagged). A beautiful surprise, thank you again. #litsylove #bookmail #happymail
Having read the Twilight books quite some time ago, I went into this story with some trepidation. I was pleasantly surprised. I felt connected to the characters and invested in the story. Definitely much better than Bella and Edward in my opinion.
Also I‘m counting this as my #shelves pic for #30junebooks 😉
Missed by step goal by 30 measly steps 🤦🏻♀️. Will have to work on being a little more aware this week 😉.
Finished one book since I was finishing up vacation and going back to work this week.
I got this book last month as part of the Amazon first reads & started it while I was on vacation. I finished it yesterday & even now I am still not sure how i feel about it. At the beginning it seems like the tale of 2 different women, one old & one young. After going back and forth between the 2 and the twist near the end, I am still not sure what was real and what wasn‘t. Overall, not terrible but not something I can wholeheartedly recommend.
Just realized that I didn‘t post my week 2 update for the #bookfitnesschalange 🤦🏻♀️. I got my steps in while I was on vacation (thanks Mall of America 🙌🏻) and I finished 2 books. Not bad for a full vacation week. #bfc
I may have gone a little overboard on the book buying while on vacation this week. My 2nd mom likes to thrift shop and knew a few good places in town. I added 55 books to my TBR stack - 17 of which were on my wishlist. Holy cow!! I‘m putting myself on a book buying ban for a while 😳. #thriftshopping #usedbooks #bookbuyingban
Even on vacation I had to find books. I may have even gotten my second mom addicted to finding these libraries 😳🤣.
✅ something with an unlikeable character
Huguette‘s long time nurse Hadassah Peri felt like a manipulative, greedy human being and I disliked her intensely.
Between a pick and so-so for me. It was a well researched book but it become a bit dry and tedious at times. Still a fascinating look at the life of a reclusive heiress and the people that were supposed to take care of her.
Landed in Minneapolis safe and sound. If there are any bookish places I should stop in Minneapolis and/or Fargo, ND let me know below 👇🏻👇🏻
I finally broke down and bought a kindle today. It‘s refurbished (=cheaper) so I can see if I like it. My “panic” in getting on a plane and not having enough (🙄🤣) to read was a huge factor in my decision. I‘ll still love my physical books but it will be nice to have as an alternative.
Definitely only a so-so read for me but I felt like that might be a possibility going into it. The plot/storyline wasn‘t terrible but the characters did absolutely nothing for me, at all. Famous chef Deacon Thorpe dies and his 3 wives/children gather at his beloved Nantucket home to say goodbye. You can imagine the drama that ensues but unfortunately none of the characters were enjoyable much less love able. An ok read.
I actually won something 😱😊.
I‘ll regret this in the morning when the alarm goes off but I had to finish it. I don‘t know who I love more - Ove or Elsa. This story brought me to tears multiple times. I just wanted to hug Elsa and tell her that everything would be ok. This might be my favorite book this year.
“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for 22 minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after 30 seconds.”
A fascinating look at the road to success as more than just a product of intelligence and hard work. Gladwell makes a convincing argument that success is also impacted by culture and opportunities.
I‘m only 80 pages in and I think I‘ve cried twice. Poor little Elsa 💔.
#bookmail and #litsylove today. What an awesome surprise to come home to. The tagged book is from ThriftBooks and On the Road was a #bookcrossing swap. Yay #happymail. Now to write some responses and do some reading before bed.
I went back and forth about joining since I‘ll be on vacation for the first week and a half(ish). I bit the bullet and joined in because who couldn‘t use a little healthy motivation, even on vacation 😉. Thanks @wanderinglynn for the #bookfitnesschallenge.
My goal is 10 books and 40,000 steps per week.