I really wanted to like this book... 😬
#Booked2019 ☆ @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
I've been forgetting to add my tags for the #Booked2019 challenge! Here's what I've got for fall so far:
#19. Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Evelyn is addicted to fame! 🎥)
#21. The Testaments (So freaking good!)
Question... Would the whistleblower's account work for #23/#24 possibly? 😬
#22. Wayward Son (Penelope is one of the POV characters.)
Evelyn is reminiscent of Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor. She's larger than life and completely unrepentant of any sins it took to get to the top of Hollywood. A fun read that touches on fame, glamour, and confidence. We all need a little Evelyn in our lives sometimes!
Look what was delivered today! Hip, hip, hooray! Thank you, @Crazeedi for all the fun goodies!
My son is sure the bookmark is for him and gives him permission to stay up past bedtime. 🤣 The book looks very juicy too! Can't wait to read it. I love the journal and pen too. So perfect!
I loved Eleanor Oliphant and really wanted to love Susan Green of this book too. However, her meanness and vanity made it hard for me to root for this character. It was more about rooting against the book's "villian" for me.
All in all, it mostly kept my attention to the end (found myself skimming some parts). If you loved Eleanor and Ove, give it a try.
Libraries rock! Makes me want to use the library even more!
Link to artucle: http://www.openculture.com/2019/08/public-library-receipt.html
(Posted by Book Riot on FB)
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Gearing up for next month's #BOTMbuddyread! I took this month off and have missed the weekly book chats so much. Discussions are here on Litsy on Sundays at 11am PST. All are welcome. I'll bring the virtual cookies.
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Wow! I can't believe we both picked Japan for inspiration! Such an amazing box with Japanese treats, books, tea, bookmarks, and a gorgeous cup. 😍 My son is trying to convince me to let him read the tagged book first and eat the Pocky sticks. 😂 @kindergartenkat #SITS #StaycationInTimeSwap #MyLitsyDoppelganger 😃😃
@Chrissyreadit Thanks again for hosting such a fun swap!
#50kcelebration ☆ #giveaway50k ☆ @Crazeedi
Wow! 50K is amazing, @Crazeedi!
My favorite childhood memories center around water (probably because summers reach the 100s frequently here)... Swimming and floating on rafts in grandma's pool, followed up by cool aloe vera slices pressed to sunburns cut straight off the plant. Also, camping by creeks and the ocean. Family, outdoors, and relaxation are the best summer memories for me.
#StaycationInTimeSwap ☆ #SITS ☆ @Chrissyreadit
Aaaand it's off! Feeling great about my first #LitsySwap. Hope you enjoy your books and goodies even half as much as I enjoyed putting it together this summer, @kindergartenkat! 🤗
Spooky but not too spooky. It's a ghost story with a fun twist and set mostly in Scotland. Characters from different backgrounds are included but book does not made a big deal of it. This one's going to be a nice addition to my middleschool classroom library.
#Middleschool • #Booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Not a typical summer read. . . I went into this book knowing next to nothing about this place (the island of Jeju, Korea) or its matriarchal culture. It's a fascinating place that is so different than any other. Themes of friendship, overcoming tragedy, and preserving culture in the face of modernity dominate in this well researched historical fiction. The story is sad and achingly beautiful.
Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed these first two books in The Kiss Quotient series. The characters are lovable and quirky. Light, fast (and yes, steamy) reads--perfect for summer. I devoured them both over two days. 🤣
Fantasy novel set in a world once ruled by six magical Mothers. Following a tragedy and defeat of the Mothers, their kingdom is left broken. It's up to a new generation of heroes centered around the fierce Zafira also known as The Hunter to make things right. Lots of pro-feminism messages woven into Faizal's world.
(Image: Author's Website)
#Booked2019 ☆ #MuslimAuthor
Loved it! Rich wordbuilding with dynamic characters who face off from diverse kingdoms. Monarchs, stereotype busting warriors, dragons, wyrms, battling theologies... there's a reason why this book is so epically big. Perfect for those that love Game of Thrones and the Grishaverse.
#30JuneBooks ☆ @howjessreads
#DNF & #Library
I checked this one out via Libby from my local library and love it. Nonfiction tends to take me (much) longer to read. I like to digest the information in little bits and drive my loved ones crazy rehashing what I learn. 😂 Time ran out on this one. It's about genetics/heredity--the history, key figures, and interesting implications. I think I might need to buy it. 😉
Night Tiger combines magical realism, historical fiction, and mystery genres. I loved the 1930s Malaysia setting and the folklore (weretigers-- hello!). Plot needed tweaks but kept my interest.
Sharing and discussing this book with #BOTMbuddyread Littens made it all the better.😘
#N ☆ @howjessreads ☆ #30JuneBooks
#Booked2019 • #Genrebusting • @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
When I first saw the u in the title of this book, I cringed. As a middleschool teacher, I'm constantly asking my students to spell out "you" on papers and in class discussion posts. However, this book was inescapable, and I knew I'd have to read it.
I'm so glad I did. Now I understand the relevance of the title's spelling and have a great appreciation for Angie Thomas' perspective.
@howjessreads ☆ #30JuneBooks ☆ #U
Outlander, "When They See Us," sweet end of the year board notes from my class, "Pose," and a young AGT violinist... Just some of the things that have made me cry in the past week. This might be a problem, @howjessreads ?! Anyone else burst into tears this often?
#30JuneBooks ☆ #MadeYouCry
#Booked2019 ☆ #GraphicNovel
Such a fun, fast read. Gotta love graphic novels for a quick change of pace. I love Giant Days' freespirited, girl power vibe. Perfect for Summer (or really any season).
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#30JuneBooks ◇ @howjessreads ◇ #Summer
Being a teacher, mom, lifelong learner, and nerdy bookworm, summer for me means signing up the whole family for the library's public summer reading program. Today was the first day of Summer break, and we've already completed the main goal earning us each a free book. Hurray! 🎉
(Tagged is one of my many current reads. Summer = book gluttony for me. 😂)
#Booked2019 ¤ 104F=Summer? ¤ #BooktoMovie
Stretching a wee bit, @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage & @4thhouseontheleft, and using the challenge as an excuse to finally start watching Outlander adaptation. ?
I've read the first three books and have heard glowing reviews of the adaptation being well cast. So much so that every time Jonathan Randall aka "Black Jack" comes on screen, I can hardly watch knowing what's ahead. ? #BookwormProblem ?
#OldFavorite • @howjessreads • #30JuneBooks
I devoured Choose Your Own Adventure books in elementary school and love that my own ten year old son has "discovered" them recently. His teacher even had the students try writing their own short stories in this style. Everything old becomes new again! ?