So thankful for a great thanksgiving weekend! The cherry on top was this package waiting for me from @tracy.m.ng for my last #feedareader package. I‘m so excited to dig into these! Thank you to all of my matches and to the lovely @TricksyTails and @MinDea for organizing this super fun swap! I‘m sad to see the year come to a close! ❤️
@Leelee.reads I am dead at how perfect my #feedareader box is. As soon as I saw that Bonnie Tyler/ Pizza tea towel, I gasped and my son went “MOM ARE YOU OK?” I am so excited about the books and *I might* have hidden the treats from my husband. I‘ll make it up to him in French toast. 😂 your note about the chocolate bar was so funny. What a perfect coincidence! Thank you so much!!!
Oh mah gah, I am so excited about this package!! @JHgotham this is all of my favorite things in one neat little box. I‘m so excited about Harry Potter chocolate and murderino coloring and cults!! And Alfredo in the slow cooker! ❤️❤️❤️ thank you so much!! #feedareader
Congrats @theresidentromantic on almost 5k litfluence and hosting this #almosttheregiveaway! My favorite Disney character is Yzma from The Emperor‘s New Groove. She‘s so deliciously evil and fed up. She‘s what I imagine I would be if I were a villain.
1. Currently, Anthony Mackie. I‘ve been making my way through the Marvel movies and whew!
3. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
4. Neville Longbottom (HP), Shadow (American Gods), Lisbeth Salandar (Millenium Series), Nimona
5. On the hunt!
#audiobaking this book is SO GOOD. It‘s my first Peter Clines (not counting the snippets of Paradox Bound I heard while on a road trip with my husband. Bonus: these insanely delicious salted caramel snickerdoodles.
So much book mail! #botm came with my extra John Green that I couldn‘t resist and then my #postlit book came and sweet @Kappadeemom popped a surprise from my TBR in the package! Thank you so much! ❤️Can‘t wait to crack these open and get reading!
Hey, Min Jin Lee is doing an AMA over in reddit right now, if you have any questions for her! https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/8270km/i_am_min_jin_lee_and_my_novel_pac...
This was between a so-so and a pan for me. The premise of this installment into the Casey Duncan series is solid. Bring in a serial killer, chaos ensues! For me, the problems lay in the multiple red herrings that ended up making the plot and especially the last few chapters a convoluted mess. There was just too dang much.
Today I learned about The Book Thing in Baltimore.
http://bookthing.org/ Free books! Have any Maryland littens been to this magical wonderland? I feel like maybe I should make a trip north!
TFW you really shouldn‘t be starting a new book because you have so many others to read but OMG OMG OMG I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK AND IT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY!!!
Book mail is the best mail! Thanks for a solid trade @Sweettartlaura 😘
My very good friend @lizsassymolassy joined Litsy last night! She is one of my favorite people to trade book recommendations and laughs with. Give her a follow if you‘d like. She‘s pretty rad!
Yes, technically it is Saturday, but I‘m a rebel.
1. I‘m working today and then a little bit of yard work and yoga tomorrow. Not at the same time 😂
3. 12 or 13 years? I can‘t remember exactly.
4. Print: My #postlit book, Audio: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong (Yay Casey Duncan!)
I got my #gameoftomes book back in the mail today and @Yellowpigeon snuck an extra book from my TBR in the package. I can‘t wait to dive into this. I really enjoyed being part of #gameoftomes and having her as my mailing buddy. Thank you! 😘
The story has broken me in both the best and worst ways.
Man, I hated to finish this book. I dragged it out for so long. I love Jane Harper and I love Aaron Falk as a particularly flawed character. I enjoyed the deeper dive into his relationship with his father and how it affected the case and vice versa. The story was great and kept me guessing til almost the end. Definitely pick this up. (The narration by Stephen Shanahan is A+ as usual)
Dammit. This books is going to make me ugly cry, isn‘t it?
I went back and forth on how to rate this. I know Flavia is beloved on here, and overall the book was well-written and I enjoyed the story. However, I prefer my murder mysteries with a bit more...murder? Still, I‘m giving it a pick even though I don‘t plan on continuing the series. This fulfilled the Cozy Mystery for #booked2018 challenge!
The random name picker has spoken and @melyndarae is the winner of the #riotmomspringcleaning giveaway! Yaaaay! Please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get your books mailed out to you! Thank you to everyone who participated! 😘😘😘
I meant to post this a few days ago when I finished and then got sidetracked because life. I really enjoyed this book. It really referenced so much childhood pop culture without getting too hokey or heavy-handed with the “back in the day was so much better”. The world-building was incredible. I could see everything so clearly in my mind. I‘m very curious to see how the film version translates everything.
It is *almost* embarrassing how bad I am at sticking to my “I‘m not going to buy anymore books for a few months” rule that I enacted on Thursday. Almost. I‘m justifying it by remembering that I took 40+ books to 2nd and Charles yesterday. So it evens out, right?
2. I have two brothers and two sisters, all younger
3. One human and three canine
4. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie in print and Force of Nature by Jane Harper on audio
5. Ramona and her Dad by Beverly Cleary
7. Persnickety. It‘s so fun to say!
8. I went to a military boarding school for high school.
9. Dogs forever!
10. Alllll of them.
11. Brain on Fire - Susannah Cahalan
12. You‘re all tagged!
I am (unsurprisingly) running out of room on my shelves and need to make space! To win: just repost this image with the hashtag #riotmomspringcleaning and make sure to tag me! I‘ll close entries and draw a winner at 5pm EST on Monday, Feb 17th. (US only, please!) May the odds be ever in your favor!
This was such a fun book, narrated by the author. I loved learning about Persian culture and the stories about her parents, and especially her father, were poignant and funny. Definitely recommend!
Open Litsy, scroll exactly three posts, buy a book. Is anyone else‘s morning going like this? #blameitonlitsy
@chelreads I had to force myself to wait until this morning to open this package, but it was worth the wait! Everything smelled like summer with the delicious bath bombs and the candle and the tea is one of my favorites! I can‘t wait to dig into these books and the chocolate, preferably together. The pin immediately graced my bag and I love the journal!! I am so thrilled with everything! Thank you thank you thank you! #cupidgoespostal
1. The Time Traveler‘s Wife. Ugly crying, every dang time
2. Olivia and Peter from Fringe (such a criminally underrated show!)
3. I‘ve gotten really into African Violets lately.
4. I welcome all candies into my house indiscriminately.
5. Red, I suppose.
#manicmonday @joscho #ishouldbesleeping #itsnotevenmondayhereyet
I‘m loving all of the Meyers-Briggs posts tonight! I am an INFJ-T, and I don‘t know if I‘ve been more accurately described. I‘m noticing a lot of INFJs around here! #infj
I wish this book had been around when I was in high school. I grew up while the riot grrl movement was happening, but it never made it to me and I think it would have made a huge impact on me. This is perfect for high schoolers that are just getting into feminism. It‘s sort of a riot grrl fairytale and it‘s wonderful!
Thank you everyone for all of the birthday love yesterday! I love this community so much!
I feel so spoiled by @OriginalCyn620 ! And it came in on my birthday, too! These books are amazing, and there‘s a signed Jennifer Niven! I can‘t wait to try out this Mac and cheese recipe and the spatula and measuring spoons are almost too pretty to use! I‘m going to be very busy reading and cooking! #feedareader
1. Ice skating and curling.
2. Tana French is usually my go-to recommendation.
3. Coincidentally, today is my birthday! 🎈🎈🎈
4. My son and I saw the new Jumanji movie. So good!
5. On it!
1. Oh no! I hope your day gets better @tricksytails ! Here‘s my dog squad!
3. No nuts, please!
4. I‘m reading Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas, which is a memoir of the author growing up in both America and Iran.
5. I‘m not really a sports person, but I do like to kayak. Does that count?