4. 5-6 weeks
5. I really enjoyed the tagged book. Recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction!
1. I‘m going back to work tomorrow. Finally! So I‘m just planning to read before bed and weekends. I found out this year that reading goals are not my jam!
2. No, but I do write some. Mostly journaling.
3. Election Day, pumpkin pie and stuffing
4. Happy November @robinb @Booksnchill @Cinfhen and @CoffeeNBooks and @AmyG
Congrats on your milestone @TheLibrarian 🍾👍🏻 The tagged book is my favorite book of 2018. These characters have so stuck with me and I still think of them. I didn‘t read this book for along time because I hate the cover, but after hearing raves about it on Litsy I finally read it. So glad I did! 💔💔Thanks for such a generous giveaway. 😘
I haven‘t been on here very much lately, but went through some life changes in October. I ended a 6 year relationship which was long overdue and I finally got a job! I‘ll start a week from today! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I‘ve been reading this book for 2 weeks even though it is excellent. Loving this series so far!💗💗💗
A special thank you to all the support and encouragement you all gave me during my job search! Littens are the best! 😘😘😘
This forced me to read 5-1/2 books off my TBR shelves last time and I‘m hoping to finish all six of these in November. Here is my stack for #makemereadit in November. Please vote for which book I should read first and I will read them in order by number of votes starting 11/1!
This was very interesting to me as I learned very little history in high school or college. She starts with Mussolini and describes how Fascism has grown and evolved through world leaders throughout history. Very readable and it points out how the average person may not notice the changes along the way to the destruction of democracy without blaming.
This book just broke my heart! 💔💔
“Mercy is most empowering, liberating, and transformative when it is directed at the undeserving. The people who haven‘t earned it, who haven‘t even sought it, are the most meaningful recipients of our compassion.”
Received this in the mail today from @merelybookish and I love the notecards, but the dark chocolate and Pumpkin Spice stole my heart! ❤️ Pumpkin Spice just means Fall to me. I love, love love it!!
@vivastory I‘m hopeful that I will enjoy this book. 👍🏻
This was an awesome start to this series. I‘ve already put the next installment, The Sea Queen, on hold at the library. It‘s a Viking saga set in Norway. This is not my usual genre, but I loved the characters even the evil ones! It made me remember how much I loved Ken Follett‘s Kingbridge series and it‘s been compared to Outlander which is still on my TBR shelves! Loved, loved, loved this fun read! ❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 5⭐️‘s for me!
1. Grammy/Presley date! Mani-pedi followed by ice cream of course. 😜😋
2. Miranda Lambert
3. I‘m a scab picker! If I get a scab it takes forever to heal because I can‘t leave it alone. 😩
4. The Mayans on TV and Wentworth on Netflix
5. Mark wants to see the movie, but I need to read it first!
Congrats @LaurenReads on your huge milestone of #hundredgrand!
I know the tagged book is very obscure, but this is one of my favorite authors. She writes like a dream. She usually writes fiction, but this is the true story of building a cabin in the Minnesota north woods. She also has a new book coming out this week....The Laurentian Divide and I just want more people to read her! 😃
2. 125 so I should exceed my goal!
3. So many good ones: Beartown, Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Prince of Tides, Hearts Invisible Furies, A Ladder to the Sky, Sometimes I Lie, The Great Alone just to name a few! 😜
4. The Laurentian Divide by Sarah Stonich, The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon! Two of my favorite authors finally have new books out this month!!!!! 😄😄💗💗
This is my first book in the #bookaweek challenge. I loved learning about the history of the Dakota as well as the story was great too. I‘m anxious to read The Masterpiece now too. I recommend her first novel The Dollhouse as well. She is right up there with Beatriz Williams for historical fiction authors in my book.
Who can resist 70% off of these hardcovers? Especially when HPB is right on the way to the airport! Rainbirds got cut off and I need that one for #BOTMBuddyRead right?
#Bookslut #noselfcontrol #Sistersweekend #beerdrinking
Another quarter of #Booked2018 complete! I actually loved all these books but especially A Little Life and The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. I think this may be the only reading challenge I complete this year. 😬
1. Gym, picking up my sister at airport, visiting my Mom and other sister, sister night on the town, A movie with a friend, reading and cleaning my office.
2. Tagged. Had another job interview on Monday and they asked for references so impatiently waiting. 🤞
3. NYC, Chicago, and of course my home Minneapolis
We were going to go to the Minnesota State Fair this afternoon, but parking is atrocious so instead I‘m going to sit on my patio and read #6 for the #makemereadit challenge. I have 2 days to read it and it‘s only 677 pages! 🤣
The weather here today is absolutely beautiful! 💗
I resisted reading this book because I thought it would be so boring. Finally, when my BFF who doesn‘t read a lot told me she loved it I read her copy and I loved it too. The movie was terribly disappointing except for the cinematography. Still one of my all time favorite books! 😎
I got a wonderful surprise from @Jas16 in my mailbox!
Thank you so much! This #jb group is so generous and it‘s so much fun to share books with each other. I have a stack pulled and I need to stalk some TBR lists too! 😘 #bookitforward
This way just okay for me. I didn‘t hate it, but I didn‘t love it either. It‘s my first book by this author so I may try her again. I liked the feminist themes, but I‘m not sure I liked Greer or Faith all that much. I think Zee was my favorite character. Of the five that I read for the #makemereadit challenge this was my least favorite. However, all five were picks for me so it was a good reading month for me! 😃
1. My grand babies...Presley, Max and Bass!
3. How quiet it is in the country.
5. All the books!
This I can definitely do! I‘ll post my stack later, but I‘m in! 👍🏻😄
Ending time for #24B4Monday. Obviously I didn‘t make 24 hours of reading, but I think this is my best time ever and I did read:
2 whole books-A Ladder to the Sky and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
Finished one Born A Crime on audio
Started The Female Persuasion 73 pages in
Not a total failure and you know what they say....If at first you don‘t succeed.....🤣🤣
1. Elizabeth Strout
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
4. I force myself to drink it black most days, but I prefer it with cream and if it‘s pumpkin spice flavored creamer that‘s even better! 😜
I say I don‘t read horror, but I do love Edgar Allen Poe and now Shirley Jackson. I read The Lottery in high school and liked it so not sure why I never read more of her. Probably wasn‘t pushed as much as Poe. I don‘t want to say too much about this one as I was glad I didn‘t know too much beforehand. Loved it and read it in one sitting! 4⭐️s
A day and a half into #24b4Monday and once again my reading totals are sadly low. 😩
Only finished this one so far and also trying to finish up Trever Noah‘s Born A Crime in audio.
The Boyne was a bit predictable, but I just couldn‘t stop reading it. He develops his characters so well and tells an entertaining story to boot. He‘s becoming one of my favorite authors after only 3 books. Yay! 😄
Thank you @StephanieGeiser for The Little Paris Bookshop! I can‘t wait to read it. Plus my first ever Book Depository order came! Now I have no excuse isn‘t that right @Andrew65 ? And last , but not least, I get to have some fun with Barack and Joe! 😜
#bookitforward #bookmail #happysaturday
Hanging out with this boy while his Mommy is at work while I begin the ARC of the new John Boyne! Rainy day is perfect for beginning #24B4Monday readathon!
I always think I can do it, but then I read less than normal as soon as I join! Once again, I will try and break my streak of readathon crash and burn! 😜👍🏻
I love it when I need a jacket in the morning and evening, but warm and sunny all day. I‘m so enjoying this book! I always thought Kristen Hannah was a romance writer until I read The Nightingale and now this one. I think I had her categorized incorrectly. Another author who has a long backlist...Oh darn! 😝
This was such a good read and not your ordinary thriller! It‘s a steal on Amazon today!
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. My Fair Lady
3. American Pie and Georgy Girl or anything sung by Loretta Lynn
4. I‘m late to the party so anyone who hasn‘t played yet!