Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
MynameisSnow

MynameisSnow

Joined June 2020

I'm a world traveler, a time traveler, and I live many, many lives through books.
reading now icon
Gunslinger by Stephen King
blurb
MynameisSnow
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
post image

Hello Litsy friends :) inviting you to add me as a friend on Goodreads, driffaap@outlook.com and let me know how to find you on Goodreads too :)

12 likes1 comment
blurb
MynameisSnow
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
post image

This should be a good one

review
MynameisSnow
Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
Pickpick

Man, so much to say. To thine own self be true right? He was honorable in his ideals, but cocky and Ill-prepared which amounted to disrespect of the land he held so high.
Alaska turned out to be his demise by means of poisoned seeds, ultimately leading to his starvation (awful). I, like the author find comfort to imagine him in a euphoric state during his last days.
We all choose our paths. He died doing what he loved. To thine own self be true.

blurb
MynameisSnow
Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
post image

Finally reading this one. Been on my TBR for years. Love real stories of people going into the unknown. It‘s no secret that in this particular adventure...the unknown was this dude‘s demise. Alaskan wilderness can be brutal apparently.

10 likes1 comment
blurb
MynameisSnow
Shiner | Amy Jo Burns
post image

Bookish kinda night. I‘m whisked away to the snake charmin‘, moon-shiny mountains of West Virgina. Wren is telling me quite a tale.

blurb
MynameisSnow
Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
post image

Trying something totally different here

blurb
MynameisSnow
post image

Eating lunch with McMurphy, Nurse Ratched, and the gang today 😜

16 likes2 stack adds
review
MynameisSnow
Let the Right One In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
Mehso-so

I didn‘t love it. Too slow and not scary. Good writing but a mediocre story. Overall sort of disappointing

blurb
MynameisSnow
post image

Really good so far. My heart breaks for this dude dealing with his son‘s heroin addiction. Intimate look at what I would imagine many know to be the truth of how it is to be at the end of your damn rope, even with your own child. 2 other stories happening too so I‘m sure it all gets weaved together. Love books that do that. This was recommended based on my liking “Devil All the Time” similar feel. Definitely gritty.

blurb
MynameisSnow
Let the Right One In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
post image

Friday night cuddles with Awna

blurb
MynameisSnow
Let the Right One In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
post image

Finally starting this. I‘ve been excited to start this one for a while. SO in the mood for spooky vampire read.

12 likes1 stack add
review
MynameisSnow
Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
Mehso-so

I know that many people feel this book was a let down from the previous books in the series. I really appreciated getting to know Lecter‘s upbringing, and all things that made him trick so to speak. I didn‘t feel it was a let down. I enjoyed it. It was a bit slow for my taste. I appreciated but didn‘t love it.

blurb
MynameisSnow
Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
post image

Diving into the last book in the series aka the prequel. Sad to be saying tata to this sexy psycho

review
MynameisSnow
Kindred | Octavia Butler
Pickpick

Really loved this. Powerful and page-turning too. I have no words that would do it any justice. A must read.

17 likes1 stack add
blurb
MynameisSnow
Kindred | Octavia Butler
post image

Saturday Morning calm before the storm. I signed up for spin interval classes 3x a week and later this morning is my first one (nervous). Anyway I have an hour or so for coffee, some classical music and Kindred. Really enjoying it so far. I was surprised when I got it, to find it in the Sci-Fi section which I do not normally shop from!

alisiakae I love spin, hope it goes well for you! 2y
MynameisSnow @4thhouseontheleft thank you. It‘s spin and sort of like CrossFit/ boot camp combined for HIIT style. Excited but nervous. Classes make me feel introverted lol 2y
23 likes2 comments
blurb
MynameisSnow
Hannibal | Thomas Harris

I LOVED all the insights into Lecter. What I had a major issue with was how in the 2nd half of the book, it just seemed to drag and huge sections just felt to me to be entirely inconsequential. Thomas did a fantastic job creating Mason, however. dude is grotesque, & I'm not referring to him physically. Far more of a boogeyman than Lecter could ever be. The end was ridiculous.. Thomas turned a rock into rubber (Clarice) . NO. Not believable.

review
MynameisSnow
Pickpick

FAITH.
There are miracles in front of us constantly that we doubt away. We refuse to see God. We refuse to Satan at work too, even when right in front of our faces. Maybe it‘s our own shame though that makes us doubt God. “And there lies the heart of it, perhaps: in unworthiness. For I think belief in God is not a matter of reason at all; I think it finally is a matter of love: of accepting the possibility that God could ever love us.

blurb
MynameisSnow
post image

I am facing my fears and tip toeing into this book with one foot ready to run back. This movie gave me night terrors for months when I was a child (I should never of seen it as a child but long story) anyway after much debate with myself, I picked it up at the library.

review
MynameisSnow
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
Pickpick

Ive got new respect for Afghanistan people and for the women especially. So much tragedy, so much inhuman treatment. It doesn‘t even seem possible, but it‘s true. I can‘t say I ENJOYED this book, but as with Kite Runner, it will be with me forever. Not sure there is any other way to judge a great book from an average one. Therefore, this was a great one.

blurb
MynameisSnow
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini

I‘m about 75% done and here are the words RAGING inside of me. I hate Rasheed with the FIRE 🔥 of a thousand suns ☀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I remember feeling the same way!!! (edited) 2y
16 likes1 comment
blurb
MynameisSnow
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini

Chapter 9 and already crying inside. I hate Jalil for allowing this :(

16 likes1 comment
blurb
MynameisSnow
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
post image

Diving in, I‘m sure the water is deep too if it‘s anything near as intense as Kite Runner. Khaled, take me away ❤️

sarahlandis I liked this book more than I liked Kite Runner. Enjoy! Its a stunning book 2y
MynameisSnow @sarahlandis that makes me excited :) 2y
12 likes2 comments
blurb
MynameisSnow

Name some of your fav horror books (other than Stephen King pls)

DaveGreen7777 The Rose Master is a great ghost story! 🌹 2y
MynameisSnow @DaveGreen7777 I‘ll check it out, thank you! 2y
See All 6 Comments
7 likes6 comments
review
MynameisSnow
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
post image
Pickpick

I rarely read books twice, but I feel that this one has so much to offer, & likely different things each time one pours over it, so I may read it annually. I adored Samuel. My heart broke for Tom. I felt proud of Abba. I've known ppl just like Aaron. I know Cal deep in my soul. We are never all good, or all bad. We tend to accept the extremes & not the balance. Sometimes we choose to see only 1 or the other, in ourselves & in others. “Timshel“

paulfrankspencer Timshel 2y
BookwormM Amazing book one of my favs 2y
MynameisSnow @BookwormM Yes, amazingly good. I just finished the movie adaption ( I love to do that after I finish books) cute, old movie but Oh my what a slaughter job they did the book. 2y
17 likes3 comments
blurb
MynameisSnow

Agatha Christie fans: my husband and I are thinking of doing a buddy read. We love suspense and neither of us have ever read Agatha Christie. Looking for suggestions on which of her books to start with? Thanks

blurb
MynameisSnow
East of Eden | John Steinbeck

The ways of sin are curious," Samuel observed. "I guess if a man had to shuck off everything he had, inside and out, he'd manage to hide a few little sins somewhere for his own discomfort. They're the last things we'll give up."

"Maybe that's a good thing to keep us humble. The fear of God in us."
CONTINUED IN COMMENT BELOW:

MynameisSnow ....”I guess so," said Samuel. "And I guess humility must be a good thing, since it's a rare man who has not a piece of it, but when you look at humbleness it's hard to see where its value rests unless you grant that it is a pleasurable pain and very precious.
Suffering - I wonder has it been properly looked at.
John Steinbeck
2y
paulfrankspencer Samuel has the best quotes. 2y
MynameisSnow @paulfrankspencer yes, I love Samuel. I feel like I could literally highlight everything he says. (edited) 2y
See All 6 Comments
MynameisSnow @paulfrankspencer this would make the best book club type read. So much discussion could be had. So much to ask and feel. 2y
paulfrankspencer @MynameisSnow is that an invitation? Cause I'm not sure I'm prepared to join a club. I do wish I'd read it in college where discussion would certainly have been very rich. 2y
MynameisSnow @paulfrankspencer Oh no. I don‘t do the book club thing either, because I want to always have a choice on what I read. Mandatory reading is no fun. However, THIS would be such a garden of deep conversation. Yes I‘d imagine college discussion would of been excellent on this one. I‘m excited to finish and watch the movie adaption afterwards:) have you read Grapes of Wrath? Was it as thought provoking, or almost as good in your opinion? (edited) 2y
10 likes6 comments
blurb
MynameisSnow
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
post image

My guess is that Tom Hamilton, isn‘t even going to be a central character in this book, but I LOVE the author‘s introduction/ description of him SO much. Who doesn‘t want to know this passionate, force of a dude?! Love it

blurb
MynameisSnow
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
post image

Excited to dig in! Sounds very creative!

MynameisSnow And omg I love the way this dude flows his words. He had me at chapter 2. 2y
SamAnne Oh I loved Grapes of Wrath and The Log of the Sea of Cortez and I've recently purchased this one! Maybe next month! 2y
MynameisSnow @SamAnne I‘ve not read anything else by him yet. I‘ll have to add the others to my TBR if I enjoy this one 2y
17 likes3 comments
review
MynameisSnow
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
Pickpick

The writing was wonderful, especially the descriptions of the setting. It felt gothic & dark, as did the characters. I think the main idea of this book is selfishness & desperation. I say, NOT a love story. However, In the end I really liked young Catherine and Hareton. I think at that point after so much miserable fate, I needed something pure to blossom. I can‘t say this was a favorite book for me. Ultimately though, I‘m glad to have read it.

blurb
MynameisSnow
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
post image

100 pages from finished and I‘m enjoying it, however I must believe that Emily Bronte made a challenge to herself to write as many unpleasant characters as possible in a single book. They are all very extreme in their faults. The writing is impeccable, and the descriptions lovely. I want to hit these ppl with a shovel though.🤭 have you ever read a book like that? I think this is my first.

MynameisSnow Ok I DO at present feel sorry for Hareton Earnshaw, but that is not the same as finding him pleasant or like-able. (edited) 2y
18 likes1 comment
blurb
MynameisSnow
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
post image

This is my favorite reading spot, but Awna feels it is her own.

review
MynameisSnow
Helium | Rudy Francisco
Pickpick

Awesome poet, I also recommend watching him read in performance style (YouTube) very stirring. I love the way he see‘s the world. https://youtu.be/p8NVLq2fGLc

blurb
MynameisSnow
post image

I don‘t often care for non-fiction. This book is different though. I have read it about 5 times and never tire of it. This true story adventure does amazing things to my mood, and I plan to fit it in once more before the year‘ end. 😍

blurb
MynameisSnow
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
post image

So pretty. I love this spine. Just getting started here with Heathcliff and company. I‘m optimistic. Loved Jane Eyre, so hope to love Emily‘s work as well.

review
MynameisSnow
Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
Bailedbailed

This is definitely not a book meant for me. I feel like I‘m trapped in one pretentious and hellish ordeal of a dinner party. Back to Brontë sisters for me.

blurb
MynameisSnow
Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
post image

I have to say: If I lived in these times, I just know I would be the town pariah. I really dislike social gatherings, etc. I‘d also find it pretty impossible to put on a phony face and use my manners if I had inner disgust or rage. Lol it would be interesting to know what would become of me in this world, had I been born in this reality of Jane Austen‘s story😘

blurb
MynameisSnow
Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
post image

Hmmmm agree or disagree? Lol

paulfrankspencer Can't say I agree it's better to not know them before, but change is a big thing in relationship. Reminds me of Tow'rs lovely song Who Will I Love? 2y
MynameisSnow I‘ve never heard that song before but yes, true! @paulfrankspencer 2y
17 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
MynameisSnow
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
post image
Pickpick

There is nothing I can say of Jane Eyre that has not already been said many times by masses of adoring readers. I will just say as I feel.
I love so much about her character. How can you do anything but admire a woman who truly belongs to herself? Even in the face of intense love, and other times intense suffering. She held to herself, and had great respect for herself. Crazy this book was written in the 1800‘s. LOVE IT IMMENSELY 💕

blurb
MynameisSnow
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
post image

Right at this moment, I feel that simple Mrs. Fairfax is a hater. No spoilers pls🤪

17 likes1 stack add
blurb
MynameisSnow
Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
post image

You are going to be on a deserted Island for the rest of your life. Name 1 big incredible book that‘s going with you (and tag it)

Mine is Bronze Horseman, by Paullina Simons 😍

Chelsea.Poole Love your pick! 😍 2y
TheSpineView I could do The Brozne Horseman! Loved that book!❤ 2y
MynameisSnow @Chelsea.Poole I read it he whole series years ago and to this day I am hopelessly in love with the story. I am excited to hear yours? 💕 2y
See All 9 Comments
MynameisSnow @TheSpineView tell me another you would pick.💕 2y
paulfrankspencer East of Eden. 2y
KarouBlue Agreed! 2y
MynameisSnow @paulfrankspencer still haven‘t read that one. I‘ve heard it‘s excellent 2y
MynameisSnow @paulfrankspencer I am so glad you mentioned East of Eden. I get it! I‘m only on chapter 7 but I already get it. My God, is this good. I absolutely love the way this dude rolls this out. The character building is superb already. The wit, the frankness, goodness. I never would of picked it had you not mentioned it recently, thank you! (edited) 2y
paulfrankspencer @MynameisSnow so good. The characters don't stop developing. 2y
15 likes9 comments
blurb
MynameisSnow
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
post image

I am enjoying this book so much. I‘m surprised. I don‘t want to put it down, though it will take me a bit to finish because it‘s long, and I keep looking up the words I don‘t know (sadly, there are many) I‘ve always pre-judged and shunned the classics as boring and pretentious. In Jane‘s own tongue however: “I dare say that with each turn of the page, I find myself quite enraptured with this tale”

Jari-chan I just read it in July for the first time and I'm still astonished by this book. Enjoy it! 2y
MynameisSnow @Jari-chan 😍 2y
22 likes2 comments
blurb
MynameisSnow

Can I get some solid recommendation on Ireland based historical fiction? I always seem to enjoy them. I‘d love some great character driven writing set in old Ireland (late 1700-early 1900) historical fiction.

Butterfinger Bodie and Brock Theone wrote The Galway series. I read it about 20 years ago and loved it. Only the River Runs Free is the first one. 2y
MynameisSnow @Butterfinger thank you I will look into this series! 2y
10 likes2 comments
review
MynameisSnow
Gathering of Waters | Bernice L. McFadden
post image
Pickpick

I read this years ago, and it remains an all time favorite of mine. The story was powerful to me, and I loved how it spans characters and time periods. Bernice has a smooth pen from which the words flow just beautifully. I‘ve read many titles of her‘s since. She‘s earned her place as one of my favorite authors. I feel like I know of a secret treasure in that, most people don‘t know of her works.

9 likes2 stack adds
blurb
MynameisSnow
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
post image

I know the feeling Jane!

review
MynameisSnow
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
Bailedbailed

I've always been a Twilighter. Mid 20's when the first 4 came out. I was STOKED when this was finally released. It pained me to bail. After 10 chapters, I could not go further. What I once loved about Edward truly irked me this time around. I'd marveled at his intensity and protective nature. Now though, it felt smothering and TRULY psychotic. I still feel Stephanie is a wonderful character writer, & I'd rather remember Twilight fondly. RIP

GingerAntics I am so glad I‘m not the only one that felt this made Edward a true madman. 2y
MynameisSnow @GingerAntics It defiantly did. I kept thinking that if this was my boyfriend, I‘d HAVE to dump and slap a restraining order on him. It bothered me that Bella didn‘t see that, and I guess that‘s why I couldn‘t go on with it. 2y
14 likes2 comments
review
MynameisSnow
post image
Pickpick

I loved how I could smell the strawberry fields and the sea, as the author described life on San Piedro Island. The quiet hard-working fishermen (many of them war vets), finding solace in the seas, yet dreaming of a more beautiful life in the sweet berry fields. A timely book about hate, and prejudice. A book about small-mindedness, past hurts, war wounds, and the bitterness that keeps our lives small and shallow. A beautiful book.

MySharonaK Wow the picture of breathtaking 2y
MynameisSnow @MySharonaK Funny you mention it. This picture actually was taken by a friend's brother, who lives in Gig Harbor (close to where San Piedro Island is based in the book) now 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 2y
See All 6 Comments
TheSpineView @MynameisSnow Oops! I meant to comment on the picture! My bad. It has been that kind of day! 2y
16 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
MynameisSnow
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
post image

Oh yes. I have my copy on pre- order and I will be geeking out all the way come August 4th. Edward I‘ve missed you 💋

blurb
MynameisSnow
Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
post image

So I lucked out on all the books, and they are on my TBR, but right now my 7 year old and I are watching the first episode of Anne with an E on Netflix. SO adorable. What a perfect actress to play her🥰 I adored the movie as a child and my heart is swelling at my daughter enjoying this.

blurb
MynameisSnow
post image

Cuddles and reading

blurb
MynameisSnow
post image

Digging in! This one comes highly recommended by many. Excited for many feels.