Decided to stop for breakfast snacks before starting the deweys readathon this morning. I'm all for supporting local businesses, especially when they feed me donuts and kolaches.
I read this book as part of my IRL book club. It was a quick, fun read, but I didn't love it. It was a bit too simplistic for my taste. Plus, I normally don't read sci-fi, so maybe this is just an example of why this genre is not for me. Overall, my book club loved it & discussed many interesting topics in the book. For the full review & book club points: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/book-club-review-all-sys...
Do any of you listen to the By the Book podcast? They absolutely hated this book, but I thought it was rather eye-opening and useful. I express my thoughts, personal anecdotes, and respond to By the Book's criticisms. Also, I would like to state that if a self-help book is doing you more harm than good, stop reading it! https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/book-review-the-four-agr...
Surprisingly I knew nothing of the Borden murders or the trial of Lizzie Borden, so this was a great read for me. The author did a fantastic job of really helping you experience the riveting courtroom drama. This was a well-written and fascinating true crime story. Full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/book-review-the-trial-of...
I don't normally read books about business, but this was such a fascinating story. The author did a wonderful job of sucking me into the story immediately. Made for a great listen for #litsywalkers. Here is my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/book-review-bad-blood/
Just realized that I haven't reviewed some books on Litsy in a while, so I'm gonna do that today. I read as much as I could of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in February and really loved her writing. Americanah was my absolute favorite & my favorite read of 2019 so far. Full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/reading-chimamanda-ngozi...
Wasn't planning on doing #Nonfiction2019 but apparently I'm reading a lot of nonfiction right now including this one that has been on my shelf for more than a decade. #MountTBR Glad I finally read it! It is the most comprehensive look at the Korean War I've read. Here's my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/book-review-the-coldest-...
Went for a nice walk this week on the only day where it hasn't been raining, foggy and gloomy in what seems like forever. This book provides a good baseline to help you focus more of your time on things you value. Here is my full review where I list some of the steps suggested in the book: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/book-review-manage-your-... #litsywalkers @kaye
I received this ARC from NetGalley. It was not what I expected at all but it was still amazing. It was an intensely dramatic way to tell the story of true crime, war, and conflict in Northern Ireland. For full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/book-review-say-nothing/
My favorite Ruth Ware book so far. A little bit of Rebecca, Talented Mr. Ripley and Agatha Christie all rolled into one mysterious story. Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/book-club-review-the-dea...
After a long day at work yesterday, my husband surprised me with a wonderful Valentine's Day evening filled with cupcakes, books, a lobster dinner and the best white russians. It was lovely! Hope you all had an amazing Valentine's Day too! 💕
Was a little late finishing the NetGalley ARC, but I really enjoyed it. I thought the premise was going to lead to a pretty simplistic plot, but the author did well in coming up with some twists and turns. Here is my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/book-review-she-lies-in-...
I finished this audiobook while taking a walk break at work. Maybe self-help books are just not for me. I think this book would be great for people who are already a little creative in their lives. I wanted this book to help inspire a more creative side of myself, but it fell short of doing that. The conclusion was the beat part. See full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/book-review-big-magic/ #litsywalkers @kaye
Got this ARC from book riot. It was a quick read. I read it over the weekend. I had an issue with the conclusion and was a bit confused by the timeline throughout the book, so I think in the end it fell flat for me. My full review is here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/book-review-the-silent-p...
Not a bad way to spend date night - Harry Potter symphony! #HPBuddyRead
This book, graciously given to me by @Chili (thank you!), was a great way to end a wonderful month of reading Zadie Smith. I completed White Teeth, Swing Time, Feel Free and On Beauty. For a full review of all of these, check out my post https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/reading-zadie-smith-janu...
After waiting anxiously for months for my library hold of Michelle Obama's Becoming, I finally got it this week. I started listening to it and was loving it. Just realized that my Libby app returned it while I was sleeping even though I had 10 more days to complete it. Nooooooo!!!! What a terrible way to start my day. 😭😭😭
1. 59 degrees ( I'm still a wisconsinite but days like this I'm pretty happy to not live there anymore )
2. 80 degrees
3. 75 degrees
4. Reading on the beach or by the pool in 80 degree weather with sun and a light breeze
5. I tagged an obvious choice but I'm more of a summer seasonal reading than a winter seasonal reading
Awesome giveaway @REPollock !!! I had two blind dates before tinder when you met people online. I took a friend with me on the first one, but I went alone on the second - I was a bit reckless. Don't do that! He seemed nice but was much older than me. I found out that he kinda preyed on young ladies.
I'm open to a blind date with any genre! 📚❤
I decided that it was finally time to reread Harry Potter. Thanks #HPBuddyRead for giving me the excuse. I am listening to the audiobooks for the first time that my sister-in-law has been insisting I do for a while. I am enjoying it a lot. The narrator even sang the Hogwarts song. So fun! Looking forward to Thursday's discussion. @TheReadingMermaid
As a Jane Austen fan, I'm pretty skeptical of modern retellings, as I don't feel they often do Austen justice. However, this one is wonderful and brilliant. It became available to the public last week. Here is my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/book-review-unmarriageab.... I definitely recommend it. #NetGalley #ARC
Just under the wire, but I did it! What a great weekend of reading! #24in48
Finished my first book of #24in48. The narrator was a lazy, rude, & downright nasty human being. The things she said to her friend were just awful. Plus, it must be nice to have the privilege to spend months & months watching television while in a pill-induced daze in NYC. I couldn't relate at all, because even if I could financially take a year off work/life, I think I would still treat human being and especially myself better than she did. 👎
Ann Rule was truly a brilliant true crime writer. This is another great read for any of you true crimers. Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/book-review-green-river-...
Security almost didn't let me in to the Justin Timberlake concert, because I had my Kindle in my purse. (WTH? Is this a new policy I missed while I was living oversees?) The woman said, "I guess if you want to read, go ahead and read." Thank you for that and I did - there was plenty of time for reading between the acts. Has this every happened to any of y'all?
I have some #JB catching up to do! Letters going out on Tuesday. You guys are awesome! ❤❤❤
1. My 2018 stats show that my reading is all over the board, but I can narrow it down to three: classics, mystery/thriller & true crime
2. Falling from heights
3. Tornado chaser
This book had everything I look for in a mystery and more - a cast of likable, and at times humorous, characters; a thrilling mystery plot that kept you guessing to the end; a descriptive setting with a glimpse into life and culture in Laos during the 1970s; and even a little bit of fantasy. Great read. Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/book-club-review-the-cor...
I absolutely loved this book! My favorite read so far this year! Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/book-review-the-library-...