Surprise book mail! And it‘s Friday. Everything is right with the world. #thingsyousavebook
You have to read this. I‘m about 1/3 in and just keep thinking all these people are just bat-shit crazy. Or blind. Deluded. Something. This Elizabeth Holmes was like some kind of persuasive sorceress.
Another to add to my teetering piles! Win in a Goodreads giveaway (my third in about 6 weeks-crazy!)
Thank you Liberty for the theft of your cover shot with my addition. Charming it is. This book was great, very Dickens-like, touching characters and wonderful drawings. This is a fictionalized account of the early to mid-life of Madame Tussaud, of wax museum fame. Highly recommend this, it‘s being published in October.
I love this quote and its image. Not related to the story at all, but I couldn't stop thinking about it. The book is great so far, sucked me right in. Reminds me of that Slade House haunted house vibe.
Fantastic! The publisher's intro letter says reviewers called it a cross between Fates and Furies and The World According to Garp. Hmmm. Don't think I even understand that, nor would I make that comparison!! It's its own thing. Highly recommend.
Fridays are always good, but even better when you get something like this in the mail, as a total surprise! I do not recall entering a contest for this, but the publisher's letter references LitHub so maybe I did. And even better, I got turned down for this on netgalley recently!
Thanks to Simon & Schuster for the ARC. The book was excellent, but so dark for my tastes. Many unlikeable (or at least hard to like) people, doing things I couldn't imagine and for reasons that were often not entirely made clear. All things I don't like. That said, I would recommend the novel. The writing is evocative and the characters and settings were crystal clear in my mind.
Coincidentally an A book as my first in 2017 for the #LitsyAtoZ. This started strong, but deteriorated due to the backwards story thing which I found confusing. Ultimately redeemed by the twisty ending I didn't foresee. (Can't find my previously taken photo of the cover either.)
As my Christmas present to myself (or we'll say it's from my husband), I got the $50 out of state membership to the Brooklyn Public Library. It's going to be so worth it. I will only use it for eBooks and they have so many more books through Overdrive than my local library system. I'm so excited! 🎄🎁
Entertaining but I didn't find it near as good as Destiny of the Republic.
Waiting for my husband to have some minor outpatient surgery, so taking the opportunity to try and finish this in eBook form.
Just finished this. Pretty good but not as much as Persepolis.
One of the book blogs I read (might have been Book Riot) suggested some post election reading and this was one suggestion. I'm embarrassed to say I've had this for quite a while but haven't done more than flip through it quickly. I'm going to spend some more time with it.
This or its companion "healthy" edition is the best cookbook ever. I have made many things from it, nothing that wasn't loved. I also own the baking one. And various other ATK smaller books but this one is best. #cookbooklove
Excellent. The actual reading is about 3/4 of the 752 pages with the back being end notes. Still long, but worth it.
Great book. Highly recommend.