How I spent my summer vacation: making a tiny bookshop! 😂
How I spent my summer vacation: making a tiny bookshop! 😂
“Life is not for figuring out. It‘s for *living.* It‘s for succeeding AND sucking. And while we are inclined to seek comfort, we are sure to meet with discomfort. Sucking at something embraces that discomfort and turns it into something beautiful.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An inspiring book that helped me shift my perspective on the many things I suck at! 😂
Can‘t go wrong with Dan Gemeinhart! This is a very entertaining read about delinquent boys in prison who unexpectedly find themselves without adult supervision. Reminiscent of “Holes” and “Lord of the Flies,” this middle grade novel is engaging and emotional with great characters and a giant rat!
After two years of being dogless, we have a puppy in the house. ❤️ It‘s so nice to have a reading snuggle buddy again. 🐶
Thank you for everyone‘s concern about my pup (my last post was made from the emergency vet Friday night)...turns out she ate something that upset her tummy and just needed to have a big 💩! All is well again 😂❤️
Finished this tonight as I sit here at the emergency vet with the doggo. I‘ve heard from many people that this series had a huge impact on them them as kids. I had never read it and decided it was time. I found it very underwhelming...slow pace, flat characters I never really cared for or connected with. I wanted to like it so much more! 😬
LOVED THIS. I so enjoyed the simplicity of this modern, “mature-themed” fairy-tale. And yet what seemed like a simple story was so deep and powerful and beautiful...I just love writers who can do this. And that cover! 😍
I completely missed @TheReadingMermaid ‘s #pccgiveaway , darn! But I‘m pretty proud of my freehand Oogie Boogie pumpkin this year...just using a filet knife and my eyeballs. Will be a little sad to cook this down and make pie with it! 😆🥧
Despite the glowing reviews, If I didn‘t have to read this book for work, I don‘t think I would have finished it. I really admire the writing talent of Mr. Schusterman...yes, this book is truly excellent work. I gave it a “so-so” review simply because it was so hard to follow. Jumping between Caden‘s reality and the world of his mental illness was confusing, and I just don‘t think a book should be so much work to read!
1. Resting at home after a busy first week of school
2. Scythe by Neal Shusterman 😍
3. Foie gras
4. Competitive tennis—working towards going undefeated in women‘s singles for my team again this season 🎾 💪🏼
5. Looking forward to resting and reading!
For #TeamPennywise , what are your thoughts on any of these books for my #horrorgoespostalbookclub pick? Note that “The Trees Crept In” is a YA...not sure if we‘re doing that, or sticking with adult horror. #hgpbc
I was in a model home yesterday and was baffled when I saw the books shelved backwards. I don‘t get it? Does this make the home more stylish? SMH 🤦🏼♀️
What a fun story! I was hooked right away and spent the next few hours in front of the fire until I was finished. A darkly enjoyable tale of monsters, witches, and other supernatural beings. Perfect for middle schoolers or upper elementary.
Been at the airport for 10 hours and haven‘t actually gone anywhere...delays suck. 😫 At least I have tea and books!
@Emiller I‘m sorry for your loss and for the rough day that was today. 😢 I‘m also sorry I don‘t have a dog or cat to cheer you up...you know...a REAL pet. We are currently without a dog in our house, but have rodents. Two pigs affectionately known as The Dark One and The Fat One. Here is The Dark One. She sends you a virtual cuddle. ❤️ #guineapigsoflitsy
Very cute! Illustrations and characters in this fun graphic novel are adorable, and while the writing in the first half of the book is a bit predictable, the second half gets quite clever. Recommended for upper elementary age (or younger kids who have a rich vocabulary) 👍🏼
I read in my car to avoid socializing with other moms during my daughter‘s art class. 😂 #introvertlife
Yes! This is a wonderful graphic novel about what it‘s like to be an introvert in a world that seems to be predominantly extroverted. The struggles are real! 😂 Debbie Tung does a great job capturing an introvert‘s perspective of some of the biggest challenges of adulthood...dating, marriage, work, and social events. This book is highly relatable for introverts everywhere! 😍👍🏼
Has anyone seen this series on Amazon Prime? Geared towards upper elementary/ middle schoolers, my son and daughter both love it, and I was surprised when I enjoyed it just as much! 😂 😂😂 We binge watch entire seasons. 😳😋 I‘m going to find out if the book it‘s based is equally as fun. 🍰🥣🍪 ✨
Did some LEGO building and audiobooking (audio-LEGOing?) this evening as I finished installing the lighting in my Town Square! 😍 This set was a birthday present from my husband a few months ago...he knew I‘d be so excited about its 300-page instruction book. 😬😱👍🏼 Ah, I am such a nerd! 🤓🤓🤓
I know a lot of people love this one, but I just couldn‘t get into it! 😬 Normally I enjoy dark, weird fairy tales and I thought this would be perfect. It started a little slow for me and I had trouble connecting with the characters. Definitely an interesting story...just not for me I guess!
Starting immediately! I ❤️ Roz
So beautiful...and so sad! I had no idea what life was like for the author of one of my favorite horror stories. Lita Judge did a wonderful job of capturing the emotions of Mary Shelley through her journal entries and turning them into verse and watercolor illustrations. Every page is beautiful and haunting. It‘s a short and powerful read...one you start you will not be able to stop. This book is not to be missed!
Absoutely beautiful artwork and verse in this biography of Mary Shelley!
Party of one for me tonight as I enjoyed a late dinner of fresh Dungeness crab & roasted garlic soup at one of the best seafood restaurants on the Oregon coast. I never mind eating alone in a restaurant! #litsypartyofone #introverting #readingandeating