“I am so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.” The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams
Hanging out with the lovely Lulu this evening while settling down to read this. 😻 #CatsOfLitsy
#downphoto Endless possibilities of fun downtime messages with this. 😹
I was mostly able to look past the faults of the first two novels (overly flowery language, romance quibbles) because I loved certain things about each of them. But it seemed like no matter what I did, I wasn‘t able to look past those things for this one. It was as if all the bad qualities from the first two were put together into one for a grand, well... finale. Perhaps without the element of Caraval, it lost the necessary magic. 👇🏻👇🏻
2) My niece mispronouncing “popsicle.” The p was replaced with c - hilarious as you can imagine.
3) 🧐 This is a hard one. Maybe Italian.
4) I only know of my cousins on my maternal side: I‘m fairly certain I have 13...ish. 🤣
5) thanks for the tag @Lizpixie I‘m not sure who hasn‘t done it at this point but feel free to use my post as an invitation to do so! ♥️
Beautiful. Procrastinated reading this because I know what The Kite Runner did to me. 😭 But I‘m hunkering down. It. Is. Time. ✊🏻 Wish me luck; please keep unlimited tissue supply on hand.
This book is full of beautiful, some powerful, quotes and it was rude of me to pick just one for the photo. Sometimes the story and character building walked the fine line of leaving me a little bored and for my mind to wander, which resulted in figuring more of the story out. The writing more than redeems this. My spoiler comment was frustrating for me. 🤯
Hopefully going to finish this tonight, but Handles isn‘t really into me reading... He keeps blocking my view (this is a photo from about 30 minutes ago when he was being adorable and not ALLATTENTIONMUSTBEONMEHUMAN). 🥴😻 #BookBlocking ? #KAL #CatsOfLitsy #LittenKitten
#CurrentlyReading Unfortunately I forget who sent me this so I'm sending out a universal "thank you". ?? It has so far been intriguing from the start.
With Rus‘ on the brink of war, Vasya is faced with coming to its aide more than once, forcing her to decide who she will become. I was very impressed with the character development, each having fully come into their own. Arden did well tying up most loose ends to the story, and ultimately I was happy with the ending to this trilogy. Sad to see Vasya go, but I will revisit her.
1) I will be hanging out with my nieces and nephews while their parents do adult things (I‘d rather hang with the kids) 😎
2) Being born to my mom I‘d say is probably it.
4) I‘m really not sure if I have one
5) @josie281 @minkyb @Lizpixie @sisilia #Friyayintro
#BookMail ! Today I received this (it‘s gorgeous with the dust cover off!) along with my 13th doctor. I‘m so excited for the book, though I plan on reading through the Grisha series so I can better enjoy. In other news, the 10th is hiding in the TARDIS because Missy is requesting he say something nice. 👀
Review is for the new story included. The new short story covers some of the time Binti first spends at the university and her feelings as she just begins to try to cope with the events of the first novella. If I hadn‘t read this before, it‘s great insight to have. Having read it before, it feels an unnecessary addition. But I do love Binti, so I was happy to have that new bit to read!
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I am so excited! 🎉🎉💗
I was final able to read and finish a book. I adored this movie and had the book on my TBR for way too long. I liked being able to see the growth of Charlie over the course of the year through his letter writing. It does deal with some triggering material, but it‘s what makes for such a poignant coming-of-age story. Absolutely loved this.
1) Doctor Who (I had to add the latest doctor separately, Jodie)!
2) Spending time with family and ya know, reading. Eating. Pretending I‘ll be doing that last one different in 2019. 😆
3) Historical fiction
4) Asking my brain where it all went wrong that we are still awake at 6a.
5) 13th Doctor Who‘s Funko POP!
I have so much love for this book! The inclusivity with sexuality was heavily emphasized, but it needed to be for how naive Nettie was. A bit anticlimactic at the end for me - I was expecting more from it. I‘m interested in where Nettie‘s story takes her and so I‘ll be picking up the next book.
Put a bit of a dent in this with my niece today! She‘s 7, her first time reading it and mine too. So far it‘s been a fun adventure!
2 ➡️ Any bookstore... but also Costco. I‘d live at Costco if I could.
3 ➡️ Chick-fil-A
4 ➡️ Uhh... it would be... video games and reading I suspect 🤔
5 ➡️ I did giving Tuesday!
I was a bit disappointed with this. It was slow/dragged in places for me. Part 3 was great but getting there at times was a chore. The writing was beautiful and perhaps the one redemptive quality for me. Between The Essex Serpent and this one, the former was the better of the two.
❄️ The Clockmaker‘s Daughter, All That is Left is All That Matters, I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain
❄️ Anything peppermint
❄️ Nope 😱 It‘s not December yet! I refuse!
❄️ My family usually opens presents from each other on Christmas Eve and Santa presents on Christmas. Now that we‘re all older (😒 c‘mon Santa), it‘s been passed on to my nieces and nephews.
This was a great end to the trilogy. It did drag in some places, but overall it kept the same pace as the first two novels. As a whole, this was an amazing story. Equals fighting to maintain power and further oppressed the UnSkilled (commoners), and commoners fighting for their freedom. I did have an idea of how it‘d all end early on but I enjoyed reaching the conclusion all the same. From start to finish, James managed to keep the rhythm👇🏻
Stop, drop, and reading (I am positive that‘s how that goes) for this one. So excited for this, I hope I didn‘t overhype it for myself.
#CallingAllTheMonsters #OctoberXFiles It‘s been so awesome co-hosting this month! I‘ve loved seeing all of the books or things you all have come up with for the prompts and have added to my TBR because of it! Thanks to everyone who played along, and Happy Halloween! 🖤👻
Also sharing in the unpopular opinion. 🤷🏻♀️ I loved the premise and I wonder if it was in better hands for translating if the writing would‘ve brought it to life in a different way... or if maybe the Dutch version is the same. I‘m a little disappointed that it‘s a different version than the original because I almost feel like I‘ve just read an imposter book. 😆 Anyway, it was a bit hard to get through because of that. #BuddyRead
Playing a little catch up for yesterday! Using The Town That Forgot How To Breathe again for #Superstition (if the ...prompt... fits 🤷🏻♀️). And for today... sometimes mental illness, during lucid moments or episodes, can often leave a person feel like they‘re #ASilentShout. Challenger Deep will always stay on my favorites list.
There‘s still time to join in! http://litsy.com/p/eUtoT09EU3B1
This review is a few days late. But oh my gosh! 😱 I‘m still digesting this book. I would throw this book in anyone‘s direction (just kidding, gently hand it to you...precious books...) who hasn‘t read it.