Harry Potter and Hedwig LEGO at B&N yesterday. There was also a fire bolt.
Harry Potter and Hedwig LEGO at B&N yesterday. There was also a fire bolt.
Picked this Audible Original audiobook on a whim- hey it‘s free- after getting another book. It‘s a YA fantasy about a world where music makes magic. 12 year old Amelia dreams of going to Mystwick, a school for musical magic. All the music mentioned is played by a symphony and includes original compositions. It‘s less than 9 hours long. The reader sounds just like a 12 year old girl. The story was enjoyable. I‘d read more if this becomes a series
I continue to find this graphic series just so-so. Probably because I watched the television series first. I love the show- it‘s way less confusing than the books and the characters are much more interesting and likable. Also, I don‘t like the illustrations. I think I‘ll skip book 3 when it‘s released and stick to the show.
Eating‘s gross, isn‘t it? In the abstract, I mean. When you‘re used to hyperspace recharging stations, to sunlight and cosmic rays, when most of the beauty you‘ve known lies in a great machine‘s heart, it‘s hard to see the appeal of using bones that poke from spit- coated gums to mash things that grew in dirt into a paste that will fit down the wet tube connecting your mouth to the sack of acid under your heart.
I got a couple of books for my birthday. Looking forward to reading Sabrina. Plus I love the matching Funko Pop. I already own a copy of Crawdads so I‘m passing this one on to my sister. I also got a new poison container for my Halloween poisons bar. 🎃
There are men who are wolves inside and want to eat up other people to fill their bellies. That was what was in your house with you, all your life. But here you are with your brothers, and you are not eaten up, and there is not a wolf inside you. You have fed each other, and you kept the wolf away. That is all we can do for each other in the world, to keep the wolf away.
I wanted to finally read this book before the movie comes out in a few weeks. I decided to listen to it on audiobook. That was an excellent idea as the reader, David Pittu, does a great job voicing all the characters and their various accents. Plus, I realized that if I had to slog through 770 pages of trauma, substance abuse and bad choices it would have taken me forever.
Well written, overly detailed, and ultimately very sad. I loved it.
I‘m not sure if this is a novella or a story.
Jim is visiting NYC for some interviews about his blog/book and to see his publisher. While lost in a storm he wanders into Ozymandias book store. The story becomes a book lovers nightmare as Jim wanders down stair cases onto floors made up of endless rows of books, worrying about being trapped, or caught,or the store being a front for crime. He is shown the way out and then never again finds the shop
The Waverly women each have a special gift. Their backyard has a garden whose plants have magical side effects. Their yard also has a strange apple tree. Eating an apple from this tree will reveal to the eater the biggest event of their lives- good or bad.
The story was cute and it was a fast read. A perfect beach book.
I‘ve been reading this book since April. While I was enjoying what I read I found myself not reading it for long periods of time. Well, I finally sat down and finished it in a day and a half. The story seems like a mix of various vaguely remembered fairy tales but is actually a unique tale with three strong female characters. Despite the slow start I ended up loving this book.
This is the graphic novelization of the first book in Lev Grossman‘s Magicians series. It differs from the book in that it is told from Alice‘s point of view. We get Alice‘s story from childhood to when she becomes a niffin. The illustrations are pretty good.
I enjoyed this a lot. Alice is my favorite character in the series. Reading this made me pull out my DVDs of the show for a re-watch.
This was my #poetrychallenge2019 book for August. I gave this a so-so. The poetry wasn‘t bad, just underwhelming. There wasn‘t even one poem that stood out for me. I‘ve never read anything by this poet before. Honestly, I pulled this off the shelf because it had “map” in the title. I‘m a big map- head.
from: a visit to my pantheon reveals a hole in the sky
I hope you‘re kissed tonight
for real, not like people at midnight on TV
pretending time is a dog
we‘ve taught to sit. I think I mean
we scream Happy New Year
as if we can tell the future
what to do, trying hard to look
as if we feel the way champagne tastes,
and I don‘t believe for a second
we‘ve got such beautifully lit
chandeliers inside us.
The second book in the Daevabad Trilogy. I love this series. I would love to know when the 3rd book will be released because multiple storylines ended in cliffhangers. In this one all my favorite main characters are on different sides, with different plans, of varying degrees of danger to the population. Some characters may not be able to come back after their actions. Frustrating,sad, this book went in another direction than the first- loved it.
A Girl Sings to Death
A girl in an orange dress climbs
the spreading cypress and sings.
She hangs like a spider monkey
and looks at things upside down.
A red-tail perched in the crown calls
to her mate on the bell tower cross.
Death has been saving an earthly
squirrel for the hawk‘s children.
Death has been saving a snake
for them, it has a rat in its belly.
The girl makes a place in her song
for the cries and the wind listens.
“ Sir, you don‘t shush me. You don‘t ever shush me. I am a librarian. I shush you. Shh...Sorry. “
Maggie - from the tv adaptation of NOS4A2.
I still haven‘t read the book but I‘m enjoying the show.
Happy Summer Solstice to everyone in the Northern hemisphere! 🌞🌼
Happy Winter Solstice to those in the Southern Hemisphere! ⭐️❄️
I had to do my solstice activities at sunrise today because my building has scheduled window washers (inside apartment) for today. I just finished baking Summer Solstice honey cakes. I‘m waiting for them to cool to remove them from the mold. I hope they turn out alright. 🐝
I took a break from media and social media for a while. I‘ll probably do a bunch of catch up posts. I‘ll try to spread them out a bit. These are the books I purchased in April. The tagged book, a collection of poetry, looks very interesting. I think it will be my poetry read for June.
Waiting for the 2019 Tartan Day Parade to start here in NYC. Yay Scotland!!
(Why is there no Scottish flag emoji? )
A fun graphic novel about three witches on a road trip to recover their stolen magical objects- crystals, an orb, a planchette, spices, and an invoking ritual. When they catch up with the culprit - an ex-boyfriend of one of the witches- they realize that the true object of desire is something one of the witches brings with her.
My family and multiple friends and co-workers have tried to get me to read this book. I always refused because it doesn't seem like my kind of book. One of my coworkers brought it to work a few months ago and gave it to me, telling me I "have to read it" Apparently it is everyone's favorite Hannah book. I started it this morning.
I finished the latest book in the Flavia deLuce mystery series this weekend while visiting my mother. Flavia and Dogger are working on their first case since starting their own detective agency. This mystery involves herbal medicines- with a sick twist. Any book that involves botany gets a thumbs up from me. 👍
I'm doing laundry tonight and found these two Libba Bray books on the give away shelves. Score!
When love empties itself out
It fills our bodies full.
For an hour we lie twining
pulse and skin together
like nurslings who sigh
and doze, dreamy with milk.
Donald Hall's last collection of poetry. This was my favorite poem in the collection. Overall, I thought the collection was so-so. Definitely my least favorite Hall collection.
More bookish mail today: I found this tee-shirt depicting the Abhorsen's bells on Etsy. This is my second favorite series (after #HarryPotter ) and I never see anything except fan art online , so I couldn't resist buying this. The art work is gorgeous.
I'm still reading this book. To be honest it's not what I was expecting from the synopsis I got of the book. I'm waiting for the science part. Meanwhile, City Bakery's February Festival of Hot Chocolate is on. This is why I love February and why I'm waiting 'til March to start a ketotarian diet. Today's hocho was salted caramel. Plus, I cannot resist the pretzel croissant. Yum!
My planned reads for February. They are all for Category challenges at #LibraryThing except the poetry and the graphic novel. The poetry is for my own yearly challenge of reading one book of poetry a month. Usually I read all the graphic novels on my shelves in February. This year I'm going to spread them out.