"... coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleaguered in the middle of the night." ☕ so true! ?
"For after all, if attentiveness should be measured in minutes and discipline measured in hours, then indomitability must be measured in years."
Actually finished this one a few days ago, but just getting around to posting. I really enjoyed it! I didn't figure the mystery out until almost the very end, which I appreciate. There were a lot of different emotions and complex characters, too.
4/5 Took me forever, with two stomach bugs sweeping the family and starting a new job, but I did enjoy this book. Didn't find it as gripping as the others in the series (1st one is my favorite so far), but it held my interest with a complex mystery and some time with two very likable lead characters. I think there's a lot more character groundwork than plot in this installment, but overall I recommend.
Learning so much about Venice! It always takes me longer to read through nonfiction, but I enjoy learning along the way 😊
A little slow and uncertain at first, it ultimately became one I couldn't put down. I liked the way the characters were crafted, even if I didn't always like the characters themselves. I especially loved the women and the way the war is discussed through their experiences. (Picture from Google images).
1. At the Waters Edge, Sarah Gruen; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling (re-read); Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor (teaching it); Mighty Miss Malone, Christopher Paul Curtis (teaching it);
2. probably The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas. I read it this summer.
3. Canterbury Tales?? In translation, of course. Not sure, read a lot of "old stuff" in college, haha.
I'm interested in the tagged book and plan to see it through, but I can't say I'm loving it. p. 146 of 665. It's a lot of drama around nothing. I don't like the main characters, but I think that's the point, so I'm going to keep reading and see where it goes. But it is an impressive 40° and sunny!
Weekend reading plans! Not nearly as exciting as a pile of good novels, but... I have a job interview on Monday! 😊 I'm two years removed from my masters degree, so I need to do a little prep. 😆
Just starting this, with high hopes since I enjoyed Water for Elephants. Really need to find time for a trip to the library to get some physical books, but thank goodness for ebooks in the meantime!
So I started Mockingjay this morning. These are quick reads, but I am enjoying them and am looking forward to being able to talk about them with my students. I needed something quick and simple now. Honestly don't know why I waited so long to pick them up. Haven't seen any of the movies, yet, either. Are they worth it if you enjoyed the books?
Pleasantly surprised at this book and series. Really found myself unexpectedly enjoying book 1, now I can't put this one down.