I‘m just going to leave this right here...
A group of boys are raised without ever having seen or met a female to prove that the opposite sex is a distraction and hinders their potential for academic greatness. I had a huge issue with this idea because the possibility of homosexuality is never addressed. Out of the 26 boys, odds are that at least a few of them would be gay! If you can get past that, it is a unique idea and ends up being quite scary.
There are tons of things that can be used as a bookmark, but sometimes I just get a little help from my friend!
We finally made it home. It is nice to be back in our own space, but I am already missing all of the beauty, adventures, and relaxation of Guatemala. I didn't spend as much time reading as I would have liked to, but I was able to further explore one of my favorite places on Earth. I have all the time for books now that I am back home, anyway. Happy reading to all in this new year. ❤️
Books with a view.
About a year ago a friend recommended TNT's Good Behavior to me. I couldn't get enough! It is so good! It wasn't until I was almost done catching up on the show that I realized it was based on a book of short stories by Blake Crouch. I usually hate reading the book after watching an adaptation, but in this case I think it made me love the book even more. The final story had me audibly gasping in surprise!
I just learned that Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, is not only an alumni of my husband's high school, but he also earned his BA at my alma mater! It is really exciting to find out I have walked the same small halls as an author whose work I have really enjoyed!
Today is the day! If you haven't done so already, get out there and vote! 🇺🇸
Creepy kids. One more reason not to have children of my own. 😬 Maybe it is just me, but the chapters told from the daughter's POV didn't sound like a child. There would be the occasional phrase that would sound child-like, but otherwise the language and knowledge content were unrealistic for a young child who has had little contact with people outside of her home. Otherwise I liked it, but it was hard for me to get past the inconsistencies.
I have been so excited for this adaptation, and I must say, I am not disappointed. I wasn't sure about Penn Badgley playing the role of Joe (he will always be Dan from Gossip Girl to me), but it actually suits him really well. I can't wait to see the rest of the season. Are YOU watching? 👀
A good book and cold beer from a local taproom... What more do I need? Cheers to the weekend, Litsy friends! 🍻
1) I would definitely choose Manhattan Beach and The Heart's Invisible Furies. 2) Trail mix or dark chocolate are some of my go to reading snacks. #65Kgiveaway Thanks, @Eggs for the giveaway, and congratulations on your recent achievement!
I just moved and have less shelving for books in our new place, so my little helper and I distributed a bag of books to a few Little Free Libraries this morning. It was nice to see that they were all pretty full, but I was able to fit several in each. It feels good to know that others will get to enjoy some of the books I had to let go.
My husband and I are finally getting around to watching the new It. It is already creepier than I expected! 🤡
I haven't posted here on Litsy in a while, but I have to let everyone know how amazing The Hate U Give is! I am sure you have seen all of the wonderful reviews already, but this book really lives up to the hype. It is sweet, funny, heartbreaking, and most importantly, totally relevant. I honestly cannot say enough good things about it! There isn't a single person I wouldn't recommend it to! Bravo Angie Thomas! Justice for Khalil!
Modern Romance explores many aspects of dating in our technologically advanced age. I started dating my husband before the release of the iPhone and the many dating apps that have come along with it, so I never personally had to deal with many of the issues covered in this book. However, I still found it relatable. Regardless of your current dating situation, this is a really interesting book. Plus, Ansari is hilarious!
I finished this audiobook while I cooked dinner tonight. Audiobooks make cooking seem much less tedious. 🍚🥒
We are watching Monday Night Football and continuing House of Leaves while all snuggled up for the rest of the night.
I haven't listened to many audiobooks in the past year or so. I have had this one half finished for some time now, so I started it up again on a walk with my dog today. I love that Aziz narrates the audiobook!
This book had some crazy twists I didn't see coming. Towards the end there were a couple of issues I had with things that seemed a little unbelievable, but it was an enjoyable, edge of my seat read.
This was a great follow up to the first book in the series. The use of emails, journal entries, interviews, and other formats to tell the story make these books fun, fast reads. I'm looking forward to the third book in the series that will be released in May.
The Emmys, popcorn, and my book. My kind of night.🍿🎭
I had planned on reading this one in October, but considering it is as thick as a textbook (and has just as many footnotes) I am glad I went ahead and started it last night. Maybe I will be finished by Halloween... 🤷🏼♀️
I had been on a streak of so-so books, and finally this gem comes along. I stayed up most of last night finishing this book. For me, it took a little while to get sucked in, but once I was there I couldn't put it down. This is one of the best books I have read this year. Don't read the blurbs. They give too much away. Go in blind. I promise you won't regret it.
The blurb for this book is quite misleading, as it only explains what is happening for about a third of the book. The story felt clunky and disjointed. The transitions between storylines came at awkward times, and sometimes made it hard to follow. I probably would have given this a pan, but Darnielle's writing was enjoyable enough that I wanted to keep reading. This one just didn't really do it for me.
I thought the writing was beautiful, but the story left me with more questions than answers. It seems like a lot should of happened, but not much actually did happen. I enjoyed reading it, but I wouldn't read it again.