This passage in the chapter I was reading this morning jumped out to the genealogist in me.
My April reading wrap up video is now available to watch on YouTube. The link is: https//youtu.be/HYh1wxqNm4E
I just posted my May TBR over on YouTube. Check it out on my channel: Laura ByTheBook. Sneak peak: the tagged book is one of the titles.
So my #booktube channel is now live and a video posted! If you‘re curious, go to YouTube and search for Laura ByTheBook. (The name of the video is Booktuber Newbie Tag.)
Ok, can somebody who uses the Libby app tell me why I seem incapable of suspending the hold on an audiobook I requested??? You‘re supposed to be able to suspend a hold, but this is the 2nd time i thought something was suspended but it was checked out to me anyway. I currently have 2 audiobooks and 2 ebooks all checked out to me and I don‘t have time for them all! Argh! Help!
So I wanted to let people know that I used to post as KnitNRead but I changed my “name”. I changed to LauraBytheBook on all social media because I‘ve decided to start my own #booktube channel. I‘m still in the planning stage, but I‘ll post here and let you know when it goes up. I‘d love to have you join me!
Taking a break from my afternoon housecleaning for a little reading on this ebook. This is my first Kate Morton. I‘m about half-way through and enjoying it so far.
Finished this audiobook today. Oh man was this great! This has been a great week for audiobooks for me. This is a story of a girl who grows up in the marshes of North Carolina. The storytelling in this is just amazing. I‘m not going to say more so no spoilers, but I highly recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I finished this one this morning. I absolutely love Monk Kidd‘s use of metaphor to find meaning. I gave this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I just started this audiobook today and Wow! Right out of the gate I don‘t want to stop listening.
Reading by the fire on this chilly morning. This is the sequel to Pillars of the Earth which I read years ago. Just now getting around to this one and I am loving it so far. I must be a slow reader though because it is taking me forever to get through this 1,000 page book.
I liked this book okay, but I found myself frustrated by some of the author‘s decisions. There are things that happened that I thought shouldn‘t and things I thought should happen that didn‘t. Primarily I was unhappy with the resolution (if you can call it that).
We have a wind chill temp of -26F this morning, all the area schools are closed and our companies suggested we work from home or take PTO today. I am not able to do my work from home so I‘m spending my day off finishing some books!
I was disappointed in the previous book in the series, but I loved this one. The last chapter had me at turns laughing and crying. Ah... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In honor of the Outlander season finale tonight, we‘re having Scottish Cottage Pie for dinner.
1. The tagged ebook, My Year of Rest and Relaxation on audiobook, Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7), and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone reread for #hpbuddyread.
2. I haven‘t officially taken a quiz, but probably Ravenclaw.
3. The Good Place
1. Tagged. I tried it 3 times and always DNF‘ed it.
2. Pack it during the week and then my husband and I go out to lunch every Friday.
3. Probably saying something stupid...too many to pick one.
4. Freshly ground coffee or basil plants in the July sunshine.
5. Black Echo
First time I read this I DNF‘ed it. Then I tried again and finished it. Nope. Just got frustrated with it and didn‘t understand all the hype.
I finished this audiobook yesterday while painting my craft room. This is the 13th book in the series and I‘ve read them all except for # 14 (the ebook of which came through on my library holds yesterday). I love the Inspector Gamache series and wish I could live in Three Pines, but I felt the one rambled on a bit too much and dragged a bit. Also I didn‘t get enough of the Three Pines good feels in this one.
1. The suburbs of Indianapolis, IN.
2. John Boyne (he‘s awesome!)
3. Goodreads says 249 but it keeps growing!
4. In the winter: in bed under the covers or in the recliner by the fire. In summer: my back patio under the umbrella.
5. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. I‘m currently devouring it. 😉
I have been struck with the worst cold I‘ve had in years and I feel awful. So I‘m just going to stay here in bed and read about Hagrid. Pass me the tissues and Dayquil. #hpbuddyread
1. Read 4 classics, read 4 ebooks already on my kindle, read 4 books over 500 pages, and reread all 7 Harry Potter books for #hpbuddyread.
2. NYE we do lots of finger foods; NY day corned beef and cabbage.
3. Wonder Woman! 💪🏼
5. HBD my fellow January birthdays! ✋🏻
Some #booktubers I follow are doing Nonfiction November so this week when I went to the library I decided to get some nonfiction for a change. These 3 books practically jumped into my hands. 😉 👏🏼👏🏼
This book is making me really uncomfortable. It‘s terrifying in its similarity to the way things seem to be going in reality. I feel myself physically tensing up just reading it. 😬
OMG! I just finished this book with tears streaming down my face. This has to be my favorite read of 2018. Cyril Avery‘s story is both touching and heartbreaking and I am so going to miss him now that I‘m finished with the book. Author John Boyne has a fantastic way with words that swept me into the story and had me at times laughing and crying. I absolutely loved all 580 pages of this book! ❤️
Bookcases are built and ready to be filled!
Today‘s project? Building the two ready-to-assemble 5-shelf bookcases I bought for my bedroom. I‘m so excited! 👏🏼🎉🙌🏻 (Tagged book is on my TBR and seemed appropriate. 😉)