“Have I no chance of succeeding?”
I‘m part of a Jane Austen book club on Facebook, and this month is Emma. I have always been a Mr. Darcy fan from P&P, but I think Mr. Knightley may take the top spot in Austen men!
Favorite audiobooks: go! I prefer fiction, but I‘m game to try anything. I have two free credits with audible and want to give it a shot. Thanks!
Thoughts on Alias Grace? No spoilers; just a general opinion! Starting it today. Margaret Atwood is amazing but always leaves me a little unsettled... which I‘m sure is her goal.
This book BROKE me. And I would do it again in an instant. I normally do not enjoy books that jump between points of view.... I‘m so glad I didn‘t let that deter me from reading this. One of the most inspiring and thoughtful books I‘ve read in a long time. Don‘t read it in public if you‘re not prepared for ugly crying.
First book on my 2018 Reading Challenge: a book that you‘ve seen the movie for. I watched this movie years ago and downloaded the book, but never got around to starting it.
I got my new Kindle!! I feel like I‘m late to the #lianemoriarty train, but I‘m enjoying it so far. :)
So since my most recent promotion (general manager of my office, yay!!), I have ZERO TIME to read. Since its not something I'm willing to give up, I thought I'd give audio books a go. My library has a decent selection, and I had to invest in a CD player but I'm hoping listening while I'm cooking/cleaning/whatever will work out. 📚🤞
I'm finished. And I'm completely and utterly devastated. This was not a "bring along on your vacation" book, but it was amazing from beginning to end.
Also, when #michaelcunningham reviews the book and calls it a "heartbreaker," you really have no one to blame but yourself for your tears when you read it anyway lol.
A promotion at work has kept me crazy busy and I've barely had any time to read! I have much bigger plans for my August reading list.
- The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood
- The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Uncommon, Carey Scott
- Reread of A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Rachel Held Evans
- I'm taking time to break in my Buffy coloring book!!
Now my promotion at work is official... I'm part of my district managers "leadership book club" lol. ?
"Women rarely make one big decision to leave the workforce. Instead they make a lot of small decisions along the way, making accommodations and sacrifices that they believe will be required to have a family. Of all the women women hold themselves back, perhaps the most pervasive is that they leave before they leave."
I was just promoted at work after working towards it for a year! I'm finding some of the advice in here invaluable.
I'm so bummed out! My best friend was offered a job in an office an hour and 10 minutes away. Consequently, this opened up a promotion for me, as well as increasing his salary considerably. But I'm trying to convince him not to move just to shorten the commute.... I need audio book suggestions to help make his ride more bearable! Help lol! #audiobook #recommendations
It took me one and a half lunch breaks to finish this, and I loved it. It's not the straight terror you get sometimes with Stephen King, but the metaphors throughout the book are amazing and I loved the main character of Gwendy. King never fails to impress me, and I was thrilled with this novella.
I went with "pick" for this book because the writing was beautiful and I loved the characters. They were flawed and interesting and deeper than you'd expect in a book with so many main characters. That being said, I didn't care much at all for the ending. It just seemed strange and abrupt to me. Overall though , I really did enjoy the story. ?
"Martin smiled and swivelled to look at her. In the dim light of the computer screen he seemed otherworldly; Julia thought him beautiful, though she knew it was the beauty of damage."
This book is GORGEOUS. A bit depressing, as not a single good thing has really happened yet, but it's just so beautiful that I don't mind.
My library trip... a couple books I've been meaning to try and my favorite book for a reread.
I adore Diane Keaton and I love hearing her talk about her beautiful relationship with her mother.
So... I need a suggestion for an audio book. I'm trying a free trial of Audible, I really like listening to books while I work out. Something upbeat and preferably non fiction; I need to expand out of my comfort zone. Thoughts? Suggestions?
"You must know,” said Estella, condescending to me as a brilliant and beautiful woman might, “that I have no heart—if that has anything to do with my memory.”
“Oh! I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt,” said Estella, “and, of course, if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. But you know what I mean. I have no softness there, no—sympathy—sentiment—nonsense.”
Taking my lunch break outside with Pip and Estella today.
I love making lists... I'm not quite up there with the main guy from High Fidelity but I'm close. So, in no particular order, my top 5 favorite books.
1. It-Stephen King
2. Matilda-Roald Dahl
3. The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Wicked-Gregory Maguire
5. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen
This list could change at any point, possibly even later today. What are your top 5?