Informative and interesting. The different theories are interesting to read. I got frustrated with the repetition f information. My biggest issue is that many of the dates and information is from after 1492. I know that a lot of the written record is from after but several references and discussion is of events that occur long after.
It‘s very dense and informative though. 3.7 ⭐️
I haven‘t been around Litsy much which saddens me. I‘ve still been plugging away at 1491 (I swear it will never end!). Things are good so far I like my job which for this intense introvert is weird. It‘s in retail and involves A LOT of customer interaction and talking and peopling and being polite LOL it‘s part time so that helps. my co-works are good and I get along with them. I have to work today but then I‘m going to finish 1491.
My wonderful Powell‘s bag (Swap gift) is now my work bag because after looking for what feels like ever I FINALLY HAVE A JOB! Yay book money! It is at one of the most non-Moose places too, a tool store LOL
So far it hasn‘t been too bad and the people are mostly ok and agreeable.
I‘m still plugging away at the tagged book. I‘m “this” close to finishing.
I love a good documentary and who does a better documentary than Ken Burns (or Ava DuVernay)? I want to read the companion book.
I highly recommend this documentary series even if you don‘t like country music. My dad is a classic rock (Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Bob Seger, etc) fan and he‘s been watching it too.
Soccer and still plugging away at this book. It‘s interesting in the way a textbook is interesting.
Taking a break from the tagged book tonight to read something really light and humorous. I picked up this one for $1 today at the library sale.
#bookhaul $10.50 for all of this bookish goodness
The little blue one at the top is a copyright 1901 edition of Shakespeare Sonnets
It‘s Labor Day weekend which means the best time of the year! Friends of the Library book sale! Haul coming soon
This is a slow going read. It‘s good, but dense.
So apparently I am drawn to books about brothels and madams in the early 20th century. 😆 Maybe I was a madam or a working girl in a previous life.
New audiobook, first soccer practice and getting my walk in #bfcr3
My mom and I took Man Cub back to school shopping Friday. On the way home my mom stopped for some sweet corn. They had a free library! I didn‘t get out of the car so I‘m not sure what was in it, but I thought that was cool. It‘s a very popular roadside farm stand in my parent‘s area.
Not bad. A bit predictable at times. I really didn‘t like the last few chapters. It felt like Paige forced a happy ending and then thought she better throw in a cliff hanger to make you want another book. Honestly, I don‘t want another book in this series (I know there is a book of Oz stories).
The series over all gets a eh. It‘s not the worst but it‘s not really that great either. The first book was good then it went down hill.
Thank you @LibrarianRyan for the wonderful bookmarks! I love the Ironman and the unicorn is beautiful. Isabella loves the big sparkly one lol
And Lisa Frank paper! Be still my 90s elementary school heart ❤️
Thank you also for hosting this #bookmarkswap it was so much fun
Thank you so much @Crazeedi for all the wonderful bookmarks! And the notebook, pen, sticky notes, and cards 😍
I love the joke on the peacock bookmark lol
Isabella‘s favorite are the tasseled ones lol
Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting this fun #bookmarkswap
Pick 6 Donuts and find out your Hogwarts house ... Hufflepuff for life 🖤💛🖤💛
I pulled the tagged book off the shelf for my next read. I took a quick picture of it and then headed upstairs to bed. Guess what I forgot to grab the book. I don‘t want to go back downstairs. Instead I‘ll be starting the pictured book tonight. #latenightbrain #upnext #readingbeforebed
I miss Carrie Fisher. This was my first one of her books and I loved it. The affair didn‘t surprise me because it was talked about when the book was released.
She does get self deprecating at times but with her addictions and mental health issues it was no surprise that there would be times she would be like that.
I enjoyed this book. I will read more of her stuff and continue to miss her and her strength and sass mouth.
Excellent book, worth the read. I posted previously wondering how much of the story is embellished by both Lewis and Hurston.
From a historical stand point we are lucky to have this story embellished or not told by the man who lived it. This important because it shows that even though the trade from Africa was lawfully ended it did not end.
#bfcr3 week 1 check in
I didn‘t eat great this week but I didn‘t eat terribly, except Thursday I basically had junk food for dinner and way too much sugar. I need to get on those fresh fruits and veggies better.
Took a bit of a new route today by the river and got to see a doe and her fawns crossing by the time I got my camera open they were climbing out.
This is an interesting book. I wonder how much was embellished by Hurston and by Lewis. I have absolutely no doubts in the truth of the story there is historical proof to it. When someone tells a story some times they embellish to make it more interesting.
The background of the story is the JFK assassination in ‘63. I like that the author used the mob conspiracy theory. Didn‘t care for the last 3-4 chapters though. They felt forced and a lot like the author was trying to just wrap it up for publication. I didn‘t really care for some of the story line either but I think it would have been ok if those last chapters hadn‘t been forced. Honestly I would skip this, it‘s not that good.
I‘ll be honest I gave up this week. No walk, no yoga, limiting sugar was my normal attempt. I don‘t know I just couldn‘t anymore.
I finished 1 book maybe 2.
Over all for the #BFC both rounds I‘m happy. I‘m glad I joined and I want to say a huge thank you to @wanderinglynn for creating this. It has motivated me. I‘ve lost 15 pounds since May. #bfcr3 will be better with adjusted goals.
My week 5 #bfcr2 check in. It was a rough week mentally for me. I had to force myself out of bed most days. I finally got a walk in for the first time in 2 weeks and I will be getting in some yoga in a bit. With my mental state I‘ve been eating too much junk = sugar. Next week will be better. At least I did something this week 😊
Finished this last night. I liked this point of view of the Trojan War. The story was good and the characters were ok. The MC bothered me a bit and I‘m not 100% sure why. There was something about her.
My biggest issue was that the narrator changed randomly like in the middle of the chapter it would be a different person perspective, it would go from first to third and back and then to second. It got hard to follow at times.
Over all 👍🏼
Well if nothing else I got my book goal for #bfcr2
The last couple weeks I haven‘t been able to do my normal routine plus the heat last week and running the garage sale at my parent‘s (way to much human interaction for this introvert). Yesterday and today would not have been a problem to go walk but I just didn‘t want to. I‘ve lost my motivation and it sucks.