The practice treating a secular book as scared text was interesting. Zoltan primarily uses Jane Eyre, but also Little Women, Harry Potter, and The Great Gatsby. If you love reading, have a book you turn to constantly, or like to write notes in margins, you might be doing it already. An interesting and thought provoking read dealing with legacy and identity and of course, how books help us deal with every facet of our lives.
We had a freeze a while back and lost some small trees and several branches off the larger ones. But the added sunlight let us have a wildflower garden this year. We enjoy sitting outside identifying various flowers as they bloom. It gets plenty of visitors: hummingbirds, insects, lizards, butterflies, and plenty of songbirds. Our patio plants are also happy. 🦎🐝🐌🦋 Out neighbor‘s cat likes napping in the flowers too. 😂
Great collection of poems. Enjoyed hearing the author read them. Overall, some good audiolistening of late.
Creepy, but in a good way! At first I feared this was going to be like the movie Chuckie, but not at all. Blended different genres together for an interesting and creepy book. When the siblings started sharing their different memories and realizing how their pasts overlapped and saw things from the other‘s point of view, the story really evolved.
Historical novel about two sisters in the Jim Crow era South. Marigold and Violet are sisters, each with their own man problems. For very different reasons, they both have to leave town, hoping for a better future against the odds. Liked their personal growth and found family connections throughout the novel.
Interesting book. We have a somewhat unreliable narrator, lots of horror elements, plus a lot of social commentary on class, race, memory, community, and belonging. There were some things that worked much better than others, but there was a distinct dark atmosphere throughout and the horror element was good.
In case you need a smile today. 🙂
Very gothic. Plenty of supernatural elements, nice semi-secluded setting, and the staff were mysterious and sinister in turn. Not bad overall, but wasn‘t necessarily crazy about it either.
I enjoyed this one. Really liked the characters and the way they interacted, challenged, and supported each other. Their found family group was fun to get to know.
An interesting concept and liked the twist at the end.
Happy Easter #littens and fellow bookworms! Hope you enjoy your day. 😄
I should‘ve bailed. As it is, ended up skimming through a fair amount curious to see if it‘d get better and wanting to know how it ended. Going back to The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi. Lady Pirates are much better.
This would totally be me. 😂😂😂
Just started, but I‘m enjoying it so far. What‘s not to like about lady pirates?
Been enjoying my recent mystery reads, but time for a change of pace.
I had no idea about her background. It was interesting to learn about her family and previous relationships and the mentorship‘s she had that led her to where she is today. A very outspoken and direct type of person, which is sometimes not appreciated. Liked it and wish her success in whatever she does next.
That ending! Can‘t wait for book three.
I enjoyed it. The family interactions and history unfolded at a good pace and it was interesting to see who trusted who as the story went along. Enjoyed the conclusion and would read a follow up if it turned into a series.
Wow! This reeled me in and kept me hooked. I loved that she expressed her grief so visibly and refused to “cheer up” or “move on”. Grief is one of those things we all go through and everyone has to handle it in their own way. It didn‘t help that her mother-in-law blamed her or was suing her either. Her friends and family were wonderful and I really liked her brother. So far it‘s my favorite fiction read of the year. ❤️
Giving this a pick because I liked the locked room mystery angle and the diverse cast. There were a lot of subplots and the story itself was kind of uneven, but often first books are rough as the author finds their footing and learns the new characters and setting. Overall, a decent cozy.
Definitely continuing this series. Enjoyed the humor, the supernaturals, and main characters. The changing viewpoints were a nice way to see what was at stake.
R.I.P. Mr Banks.
(The tagged was my first Banks.)
Reading the tagged. Like the other two pictured, a very humorous read. There seems to be a theme to my New Year‘s reading so far. Apparently I‘m in the mood for witches, magic, hijinks and humor. 😂 So far I can see continuing each series.
R.I.P. Ms Meskis
Been on a good reading streak lately. Was trying to decide what to close out the year on and thought I‘d start the tagged.
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The photos are gorgeous. However, it‘s limited for problem yards so if you have a lot of shade the shade section is very small. The descriptions listed by each plant give you an idea of what it‘ll grow well with, but if you need something specific, say something for water gardens, clay, or sandy soils, you‘d need to check the index or find it in the description. But for sunny yards with good soil, this is perfect to help plan a garden come spring.
Our table centerpiece put everyone in a festive mood. If you celebrate, hope you and yours have a lovely day.
I loved the concept behind the underground book club. I would totally attend events like that. 😂
Not over the top, but a humor read for sure.
Arthur Pepper found himself on an unlikely adventure. Enjoyed how he learned about his wife‘s past and himself on his journey. A comfort read for sure.
It was predictable but I liked how it showcased an Asian male and an African American female. Seeing them both overcome their relationship roadblocks was sweet. His sister‘s reaction to his interference helped moved the plot and advanced his growth when it finally occurred. Also liked how they were put in proximity to each other so they could see how well they worked together.
I think for me this started off strong, slowed a bit about three quarters of the way through, then picked right back up again. Enjoyed the age related humor, the piano wire necklace, and other markers of their age and profession. For me it was a delightful read, but I‘m also a long term Raybourn fan and enjoy older heroines. This checked all the boxes for me and I‘ve recommended it to a few friends. If it turns into a series, I‘m definitely in.
Surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. Picked it up on a whim. I got this from the library, but have since bought a copy for myself and a couple for friends as Christmas gifts. Definitely one I‘ll read again.
I liked it and some parts were better than others. Interesting, but not necessarily wowed by it either. Think it might speak more powerfully to a different audience. Glad I tried it though.
Perdie met her perfect match in Thaddeus. He allowed her to make her own decisions, even when he thought she might leave him behind. Liked that he didn‘t pressure her into marriage or having children but allowed her to set the guidelines for their relationship after agreeing to be courted. He also stuck by her to make sure she was safe as she traveled. Sweet and charming romance.
Still enjoying this series. I like how the characters continue to grow with each entry. Will definitely check out the next entry.
The other books pictured were so-so for me. This one was a pick.
Yay! This was a good read. Glad to hear her book won.
Totally worth staying up late and losing sleep. Where‘s book 3? I neeeeed book 3 now. The wait is gonna be hard.
Saw the above online and it fits perfectly! My preorder arrived today and I‘m so happy! 📚 😁
#HappyHalloween and happy reading!
This isn‘t a cookbook. However, it has some interesting and useful tips for organizing your kitchen, getting the most bang for your buck with meal plans, using the Liquid Index, fun things kids and family members can do to help at meal time, and more. Ended up getting a lot more out of this than I expected.