Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
bookandbedandtea

bookandbedandtea

Joined January 2017

Wife. Mama. Nana. Avid reader. Over thinker.
review
bookandbedandtea
post image
Mehso-so

I should have been following Bailey's example and sleeping but I'm glad I finished this last night for two reasons. First, it ended well. Not just happily but strongly. And second, now I'm done with it! All of the characters really did frustrate me so I'm ready to move on.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

I'm finding this hard going. The MC is finally growing on me but all of her family are immensely frustrating. Suki, Owen, and Harry are delightful but they are very minor characters. I'll keep slogging through but the secrets, mysteries, and half truths feel like they've been drawn out too far. I'm ready to have everything out in the open so Martha and I can both get on with our lives.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Untitled | Unknown
post image

1- I look at my books until something speaks to me. I have a really hard time with following plans and lists.
2- I don't ride the bus/train but I listen to audiobooks while I drive to work.
3- My family, my phone 😒, my pets
4- Hot tea or just water. I don't typically snack while reading but if I'm in the mood to munch I might go for cheese and crackers.
5- Anyone who wants to participate, consider yourself tagged!
@Eggs

Eggs #1 — me too! Thanks for playing 🤗🌺 2d
9 likes1 comment
blurb
bookandbedandtea
Seven Dead | J Farjeon
post image

My progress has been slow on this. Today would have been a wonderful day to stay home and read. Alas! Must earn money. 😉

kamoorephoto Where is this snow???! 4d
bookandbedandtea Denver. Apparently Mother Nature isn't paying attention to the calendar. 😒 4d
11 likes2 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

I'm having a hard time with this. It's been slow but I suspect it's about to pick up so that's ok. But hearing about the MCs childhood and learning about her parents is hard. Does it get better?

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Confusion (Original) | Elizabeth Jane Howard
post image

I've been going through the books I've stacked as "want to read" and realized I no longer want to read some of them but I can't figure out how to remove them. Can someone give me some tips?

merelybookish Try tapping on the open book symbol and it should remove it. 5d
bookandbedandtea @merelybookish thank you! 👍 5d
11 likes2 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

Unexpected alone time means #audiostitching 😊

teainthelibrary My favorite way to stitch!! 😍 5d
14 likes2 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
Nancy Drew | Carolyn Keene
post image
blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

My Saturday night plans 😊📚💜🍷😊

catebutler Sounds heavenly! 6d
Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 6d
17 likes2 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
The House in the Night | Susan Marie Swanson, Beth Krommes
post image

I love seeing this boy engaged in books. 😊 I'm not sure Iike the haircut... only because it makes him look 9 instead of 3. Not ready for the little boy to become a big boy. 😭

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Seven Dead | J Farjeon
post image

When my grandbaby is in residence I always try to read physical books, rather than on my kindle, as he's already way too fixated on playing on his parents' phones.😒 I want to reinforce the pleasures of reading and if he sees me with my kindle he assumes games rather than books.

So. Which of these shall I read this weekend?

paulfrankspencer That is an excellent policy. It's ridiculous to wonder why our children are addicted to screens. They mirror our habits and priorities. 7d
monalyisha What a pretty cover (or spine, at least) for the Wilde! And a pretty shelf! I‘m torn as to which to vote for...either the Wilde or the Cline. Also, A+ policy. I should spend less time on my phone in front of my rabbit-daughter. She‘s always trying to text, & she doesn‘t even have opposable thumbs. Her fur makes it extra-slippery, too. So much grief. It‘s a problem. 7d
gradcat The book you tagged sounds like a fun read—especially if you are babysitting at the same time! 7d
See All 9 Comments
gradcat @monalyisha How is that lovely bunny? 🐰 I haven‘t seen any pictures lately... 7d
monalyisha @gradcat She‘s great! This morning she trailed hay all over our bedroom. 😅 You know, the usual. I‘ll have to post some pics soon. 7d
bookandbedandtea @paulfrankspencer Exactly! While our screens are a wonderful tool in moderation they are definitely problematic. 7d
bookandbedandtea @monalyisha You definitely have to think about the example you're setting for your little bun! 🐇 Thanks for weighing in on my choices. 😊 7d
bookandbedandtea @gradcat It does sound fun! I think I'm leaning towards that one. 7d
gradcat @monalyisha & @bookandbedandtea Yaaasss & Yaaasss! 7d
11 likes9 comments
review
bookandbedandtea
Twist of Faith | Ellen J Green
post image
Mehso-so

Based on reviews, most people either love or hate this book. I fall in the middle. It kept me interested enough to keep reading despite not liking any of the characters (Ok, there were two likeable-ish characters) and feeling that the story was very disjointed and many of the characters' actions were inexplicable. I was surprised by the ending and infuriated by the epilogue. This falls between so-so & pan; I won't be reading more in this series.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

1- this book isn't technically humor but it made me laugh a lot!
2- I lost 2 pounds!
3- I would hate to choose! I guess I'll cheat and say "American food" which to me and my circle means burgers, pizza, steak, etc.
4- yes! Like, 17. I think. I haven't seen most of them since childhood.
5- consider yourself tagged!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

review
bookandbedandtea
You and Me, Always | Jill Mansell
post image
Pickpick

I love reading Jill Mansell. Her books are funny, sweetly romantic, and filled with people I think I could be friends with. The small town English settings are appealing too!

CarolynM I've enjoyed a few of her books over the years🙂 1w
9 likes1 comment
review
bookandbedandtea
post image
Pickpick

Two thumbs up! Not only is this a retelling of a fairy tale -- which takes a dark turn and upends the story we think we know -- but it combines two fairy tales and throws in hints of others. Also, no princes were needed to save anyone! Extremely well done IMHO.

quote
bookandbedandtea
post image

I mean, did anyone ever try that??

blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

I'm home sick from work but making the best of it. #CurrentRead

emz711 How is it? 1w
bookandbedandtea @emz711 It's off to a wonderful start! 1w
15 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
post image

I love libraries. 📚💜🤗

marleed Oh don‘t you love it when the library makes a purchase you recommended. That happened for me this week too! 1w
bookandbedandtea @marleed Absolutely! I never really expect them to do it so getting an email like this is always a lovely surprise. 1w
15 likes2 comments
review
bookandbedandtea
The Roses Underneath | C. F. Yetmen
post image
Pickpick

The aftermath of WWII from the perspective of a young German mother employed by the Monuments Men. Good but not great.

10 likes1 stack add
blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image
C.Perone 🤣 2w
TrishB @MrBook will like this one! 2w
MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
15 likes3 comments
review
bookandbedandtea
The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
post image
Pickpick

This was wonderful! So sad and yet full of love and hope.

24 likes1 stack add
blurb
bookandbedandtea
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
post image

Mother's Day offerings from my lovely family. I am completely in love with this cover so I was especially happy to receive this one. Can't wait to get started!

BookishMarginalia Lovely pic! 2w
readingjedi 😍 2w
marleed Your photo is frame-able! 2w
bookandbedandtea @marleed high praise! Thank you! 2w
18 likes5 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Some of the projects I've seen look really cool but I've never taken the leap.

RainyDayReading I've done a few projects with books. But they've always been books that were already falling apart or were unreadable because of ripped or missing pages etc. I made Christmas ornaments with the pages from a destroyed copy of Harry Potter a few years ago. It's actually quite fun! 2w
bookandbedandtea @RainyDayReading Yes! Damaged books would be perfect. I'm sure I have a few, I'll check. I'm also ready to do a purge and it occurs to me that those books might as well be crafted with as given away. 🤔 2w
11 likes2 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
The Teddy Bears' Picnic | Jimmy Kennedy
post image

I LOVE catching this little boy in the act of reading to himself. He has quite an ambitious TBR at the ready too! 😄🧒🏼💙📖

review
bookandbedandtea
The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
post image
Bailedbailed

I'm officially throwing in the towel. And so is Miss Breezy. #dogsoflitsy

blurb
bookandbedandtea
The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
post image

Does anyone else feel such dread about bad things that are clearly about to happen that you find yourself avoiding the book you're reading?

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Today's PSA 😉

SheReadsAndWrites 😂😂😂😂😂 Yes. This. 2w
14 likes1 comment
review
bookandbedandtea
The Dispatcher | John Scalzi
post image
Pickpick

This was really good! The premise was fascinating and I'd be interested in more stories set in this world. I've loved both of the Scalzi book's I've read this year so I'll definitely be reading (or listening) to more in the future.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
post image

This is heart breaking. #CurrentRead

16 likes1 stack add
review
bookandbedandtea
post image
Pickpick

This falls between so-so & pick. The set up is intriguing: who is the person anonymously leaving $100,000 on porches in the Los Angeles area and why are they doing it? But once we get going I had some problems: the behavior of Kate's bosses made no sense to me; Kate was pretty easily led for a hardened reporter; Jack's behavior was flat out unacceptable yet was treated as ok; her response to Eric "lying" was over the top. But it ended well.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
post image

I suppose a visit to Hogsmeade is too obvious? In that case: have a steampunk pet à la Katsu or Bumbersnoot.
#FictionBucketList
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick 🤣🤣🤣 I have “Feed Bumbernoot coal for a job well done” on my list! 3w
9 likes2 comments
review
bookandbedandtea
My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
post image
Pickpick

This was absurdly hilarious. I especially liked all the flashing eyes! I only read two of the possible stories so I expect I'll return to this several times in the future for some quick amusement.

16 likes1 stack add
review
bookandbedandtea
Artemis | Andy Weir
post image
Pickpick

Pick w/ qualifications. It's very entertaining & I- unusually, based on reviews- liked most of the characters, including Jazz. But heist capers aren't really my thing & whenever I read/watch a story where the MCs are kinda the bad guys I get distracted from the story while deciding if the ends justify the means. In this case yes but it didn't start that way & she couldn't have predicted that when she accepted the job. Now I'm just babbling. 🤷‍♀️

16 likes1 stack add
blurb
bookandbedandtea
Artemis | Andy Weir
post image

1- Artemis, Henchman of Zenda, The Dispatcher
2- Tulip Fever
3- Peonies
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

I'm feeling a little nostalgic this morning. Thinking about curling up with Nancy Drew despite being halfway through three other books.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
The Lost Man | Jane Harper
post image

Grandbaby
Tagged
Errands and reading. Nothing exciting, which is just the way I like it!
Yesterday was 55, today was 75, 30s at night
Tortilla soup
#friyayintro @howjessreads

review
bookandbedandtea
post image
Bailedbailed

My second audio book in a row that didn't work for me. This is messing with my commute!

blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

1- I read it sometimes (once I start I can't seem to stop!)
2- Tagged! (Rumor has it there's one in the works 🤞)
3- rarely but print when I do
4- sure, sometimes
5- I've never seen one in the wild 😭
Hello and consider yourself tagged!
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 3w
12 likes1 comment
blurb
bookandbedandtea
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Amazon Prime's First Reads for May sound really good. Decisions, decisions.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

I kinda like this (in part because Felix is totally Colin Fifth 😉) but I'm also kinda bored with it. I can't identify a plot... does anything happen in this book?

review
bookandbedandtea
post image
Pickpick

Sweet, improbable, humorous, and sexy. Two thumbs up!

blurb
bookandbedandtea
The Prisoner of Zenda | Anthony Hope
post image

1- The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope
2- The Blue Castle, L.M. Montgomery
3- Goodreads, a spreadsheet
4- stormy sky
5- consider yourself tagged!
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great photo-thanks for playing ❣️ 3w
4 likes1 comment
blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

I read only 4 books in March (lots of fanfic though) but 14 in April (I doubt I'l stay up long enough to finish Artemis tonight). I think my slump is over. 😊

JohannaRose Wow! That‘s a fantastic month of reading! Great job! 👏👏 3w
18 likes2 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

First in what I suspect will eventually be a large collection of enamel pins of the bookish variety.

review
bookandbedandtea
The Lost Man | Jane Harper
post image
Pickpick

I was a little disappointed that her third book didn't continue the Aaron Falk series- and I have high hopes there will be many more of those!- so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Are literary mysteries a thing? If so, I think that's what this is. I enjoyed getting to know every member of this family and learning their secrets. As is usual in her books the real main character was the landscape; very strong sense of place.

CarolynM I loved this one too. 3w
20 likes1 comment
blurb
bookandbedandtea
Untitled | Unknown
post image

I've been so lost this weekend and it's wonderful! My reading slump might be over. 🤗

review
bookandbedandtea
Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
post image
Pickpick

This is between pick & so-so for me. It was certainly well written & I remained eager to find out if Queenie was able to help herself & allow others to help her too. But I didn't like any of the characters which always frustrates me. Also, based on a number of reviews, I was expecting a different story so was always waiting for her to make different choices. I'm glad that it ended with her starting to learn that it's ok to take care of herself.

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
post image

It's Been A Good Day For Books part 2: thought I was going to be watching my grandbaby today but I'm not so I get to read while I eat lunch!

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
post image

It's Been A Good Day For Books part 1: supported an indie store for #independantbookstoreday AND got in and out before the celebration they were set up for started. 😊 (No crowds for me!) #tatteredcover

blurb
bookandbedandtea
Artemisa | Andy Weir
post image

I had planned to start the tagged book today but then two library holds came in so I guess I'd better go with one of those instead. 🤔