1. I don't typically remember my dreams, but when I do they really stay with me so I never feel the need to write them down.
2. Black cat named Salem
3. Jane Eyre
5. I'll definitely spread the love, but as I don't know any children at the moment it would be very creepy to encourage them to tell me a story.
It's time to start my second book for #LMPBC !!!
Thanks @monalyisha for the tasty treats, the Sour Patch bunnies are so yummy.
@Elma I hope my book arrived today and that the chocolates survived the trip. Let me know, and I'll have to think of another method of getting them to you.
Here are my choices. Trying to stay under 300 pages was harder than I thought. If you're not big on poetry or twisted fairy tales, I can definitely tweak my list. There's so many books on my to read list.
#LMPBC #LMPBCnC #GroupF
@Elma @monalyisha @TheLibrarian
Allow for the possibility that the best of you is still inside you, waiting to emerge.
Prepare the way, bit by bit.”
This is a wonderful way to start every week. I might have to buy the book or audio just so that I can have the pep talk whenever I may need it. Definitely a must read!!!!
#CollectionofPoetryPublishedSince2014 #ReadHarder #ReadHarder2019
“The only cure for so much misfortune is love. It‘s not the force of gravity that keeps the universe in balance, but the binding power of love.”
This is my first Allende novel, and I honestly don‘t know what has taken me so long to read her work. This is what I love about reading challenges! I love stories like this one when strangers/acquaintances bond over a shared event.
#HistoricalRomancebyAOC #ReadHarder #ReadHarder2019
1. Tagged book and Sorcery & Cecilia
2. My last five star read was my reread of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban before that was The Yellow Wallpaper
3. “I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” - Alice in Wonderland
“My people cultivated pain. In a way that god cultivated his garden with the foresight that he could not contain or protect the life within it. Humanity was born out of pain.”
Very powerful, and depressing read. I wish this memoir was read by the author because I don‘t think the narrator did the writing justice.
#2018ReadingWomenShortlist #ReadingWomen #ReadingWomenChallenge #ReadingWomen2019 @thereadingwomen
“The more I studied Wicca, the more I realized that witches woved symbolism into just about everything: plants, numbers, days of the week, colors, times of the year, even fabrics, food, and flowers. Everything has a meaning.”
This was an enjoyable quick listen. There are more books in the series and they are all about the same length, so I'm taking a slight detour to finish the series. Tiernan is from #Louisiana and I'll be here for a while.
“You see, this magic that had fallen on me was black magic -and I had wished white.
It didn‘t work at all, and, what was worse, it stopped all the other things that were working so nicely. Oh, if I had only thought to wish permanence for those lovely punishments! If only I had done more while I could do it, had half appreciated my privileges when I was a witch!”
Great collection of stories ranging from hilarious to eerie. #Connecticut
Films: Ever After and Ella Enchanted. I have not read the book, Ella Enchanted but I plan on reading it at some point.
Books: Crimson Bound and Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Kissing the Witch by Emma Dongohue, Circe by Madeline Miller, and The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
“No proper princess would come out looking for dragons," Woraug objected.
"Well I'm not a proper princess then!" Cimorene snapped. "I make cherries jubillee and I volunteer for dragons, and I conjugate Latin verbs-- or at least I would if anyone would let me. So there!”
I‘ve had this book on my tbr list for a really long time, and I can‘t believe it‘s taken me this long to read it because I loved it and I need to read the rest of the series.
“Remember when they call you girl, they're trying to tell you something. They're trying to tell you that they're more than you, that the body you're in makes you less. But you know, and I know, that you're exactly what you need to be.”
This is the second pirate book that I read this month. Both had strong female characters running a ship of their own. I really enjoyed the book, but I could have done without the unnecessary m/f romance.
1. Hated the book, but it's a great song.
2. Buy or pack, I'd never go back to work if I ate at home.
3. I guess any time I'm talking to myself and someone else is around.
4. Lavender or vanilla
5. Black Cardinal
“The tide of her exhilaration drained from her, leaving her exhausted and heartsick. She would have bound the entire city, made them all into her golems, to satisfy her own need to be useful.”
I used this book for the animal or inanimate object is a pov character. It sort of works since neither Golem or Jinni are truly human. I really enjoyed listening to this book and liked that Wecker expanded the story to include details on minor characters.
“In some ways, I think that part of what of what I'm trying to accomplish, whether Amá really understands it or not, is to live for her Apá, and Olga. It's not that I'm living life for them, exactly, but I have so many choices they've never had. And I feel like I can do so much with what I've been given. What a waste their journey would be if I just settled for a dull mediocre life.”
Great listen! It didn't immediately grab my attention, though.
1. Currently my favorite TV show is Schitts Creek
2. A wealthy family suddenly find themselves completely broke with only one remaining asset, a small town called Schitt's Creek, bought as a joke. The Rose family is forced to face their newfound poverty head-on and come together as a family to survive. -- provided by Google
3. Alice in wonderland
5. Magical world where I can live a full life then come back.
I am pleasantly surprised by how much I loved listening to this book. Once I started it, I did not want to put it down. I have read Shiver by this author and I was not impressed. The characters and the plot were both very interesting and I love that she sets all her books in #Virginia
#ReadingUSA2019 @Hooked_on_books @LapReader @Pamwurtzler @kaye @Librarybelle @Laughterhp @BarbaraBB @jessinikkip @squirrelbrain @NatalieR @Addison_Reads
2. 🇺🇸 - The Raven Boys set in Virginia for #ReadingUSA
3. 🇬🇧 - Neil Gaiman
4. 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇪🇸🇮🇹🇩🇪🇩🇰🇳🇴 & 🇸🇪 - I'd like to do a European tour and get these countries done in one trip.
“For as long as I could remember, I had been apologizing for existing, for trying to be who I was, to live the life I was meant to lead.”
Very enjoyable listen! I really appreciated the author‘s note. When certain topics are written about or portrayed in the media, people like to criticize it‘s realism. This is a work of fiction and I loved what the author was trying to say with this story.
#ReadHarderChallenge #ReadHarder2019 @bookriot
“Oh great, you too. So now I wear this label 'Queer' emblazoned across my chest. Or I could always carve a scarlet 'L' on my forehead. Why does everyone have to put you in a box and nail the lid on it? I don't know what I am—polymorphous and perverse. Shit. I don't even know if I'm white. I'm me. That's all I am and all I want to be. Do I have to be something?”
A fantastic read that deserves its place in the 💯 must read book by queer authors!
“This practice of arranging the marriage of a dead person was uncommon, usually held in order to placate a spirit. A deceased concubine who had produced a son might be officially married to elevate her status to a wife. Or two lovers who died tragically might be united after death. That much I knew. But to marry the living to the dead was a rare and, indeed, dreadful occurrence.”
#SouthAsianAuthor #ReadingWomenChallenge2019 @thereadingwomen
"Mrs. Katou still didn‘t move. ‘I believe it was her way of saying she loves you, and she forgives you,‘ I continued. ‘That‘s why you need to forgive yourself. For your sake, and hers.‘ I let go of her hands, picked up the book and left the room. After closing the door, I heard faint, muffled sobs. In that moment, I knew she wouldn‘t need me or anyone else to read to her any longer."
#MysterybyWOC #ReadingWomenChallenge2019 @thereadingwomen
“The beauty of this world where almost everyone was gone. If hell is other people, what is a world with almost no people in it?”
This was a fantastic read, and is now the frontrunner for my favorite book of 2019. If St John Mandel‘s other works are anything like this one, then I think I have just found my new favorite author. I cannot gush enough about it and I'll recommend it to anyone.
Prompt 38: NYT Bestseller #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom
“With her heart hammering in her throat, Ash asked, ‘Will you do me the honor of dancing with me?‘ She looked up at Kaisa, and the huntress‘ look of bewilderment was changing, slowly, to a small, tentative smile. It steadied Ash, and she extended her hand across the distance. Kaisa came down the steps, took her hand, and said, ‘Yes.”
Wonderful retelling of Cinderella!
Prompt 14: LGBTQ+ Relationship #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom
“We embrace those things that make us unique or odd. For only in these things can we locate and then develop our most individual abilities.”
This was a really quick, fun read! I really liked all the characters and the setting. Sunny finds out that she‘s a Leopard person (a person capable of magic) thanks to a friend who believes she must be magic because of her albinism.
Prompt 11: Includes African Mythology #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom
“We all are born with burdens. Some of us more than others.”
I debated whether I should make this a Pick or not, but I decided that the good outweighed the bad. Onye is Ewu, a child of rape, and instead of being treated with compassion, everyone around her hates that she exists. A child born from violence, can only be violent being their theory. I loved the worldbuilding and the stories from the Great Book. However, her "friends" weren't great.
“I am me because I choose to be me. I am what I want. Some people say you have to find yourself. Not I. I believe we create ourselves to be what we want.”
This was a very enjoyable audiobook. Alosha is a great character that is kickass most of the time but has some vulnerability. I‘ll definitely read the sequel.
#LitsyAtoZ2019 #LetterD @BookishMarginalia
1. My goal is to read 120 books this year, but what I really want to do is read 50% of my tbr list which is a challenge since I'm constantly adding to it.
2. Not really.
5. ✋ January birthdays!!!
“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you #plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
Part 2. 12 of 22 books #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom
Shows worst of humanity: 3Body Problem
War story: Defy the Stars
Graphic novel: Through the Woods
Recommend by litten: Everless
Fairytale retelling Spinning Silver
Last book of series : Amber Spyglass
Classic : Do Androids Dream of Electric 🐑
4 your choices: Blue Sword, Golden Compass, Graceling, Undead Girl Gang
I started with a goal of 50 books, which I plan on finishing before July 1st.
Part 1. 11 of 22 books #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom
Since we're at the halfway point:
Shortest Book : Binti
Written by SWM: Sabriel
Award winning Fantasy: Fifth Season
Norse mythology: American Gods
YA not suited for younger: Court of Thorns
Sequel: Subtle 🔪
Compared to Hunger Games: Legend
Can't remember how much time has passed since bought book: Soulless
Love triangle: Unearthly
Encountering 👽: Space Opera
Murder investigation: Dirk Gently
“I just want to feel better. My own body is my deepest enemy. It wants, it wants, it wants and when it does not get, it cries and cries and I punish it. How can you live in fear of your own body?”
Girl in Pieces is a beautiful story about a girl (Charlie) trying to put the pieces of her life back together after everything has been taken from her. The book starts in Minnesota, but the majority takes place in #Arizona @LibraryBelle #ReadingUSA2019
1. In a library. There's a better chance of it being quiet or being able to find a quiet area to read.
2. Favorite fictional character. I think it's creepy to want to be another person.
3. Always cry a bit while reading. If I stare too long at a page, it happens anyway.
4. Be without Litsy for a month. I already spend way too much time on here, it might be healthy to take a break lol.
5. Always read the back cover blurb.