Intriguing #truecrime. Who knew arson could fix relationships?
Intriguing #truecrime. Who knew arson could fix relationships?
I really enjoyed this one. For me, there was just the right amount of tension. The active shooter situation unfolds in real time, and the reader gets to experience the frustration of hiding with a child and no reliable way to know what is happening and if help is on the way. I have worked in one zoo and my husband still does (at a different one). I was pleasantly surprised to have no major quibbles with the way the zoo was portrayed. 🌟🌟🌟1/2
Well. I'm not quite sure I get the point. Nothing ever happens. The narrator is (to me) exceptionally unlikable. If the point of this story is to make the most of what life you have left, not ensnared by the past, it sure took a long time to get there. And to think, someone read this book and thought, "hey, this would make a great film!" I'm not quite sure why. I certainly will not be checking out this book to screen adaptation.
A rare Saturday with no work has given me a beautiful afternoon of porch reading time. It's quite warm today, but a strong breeze has made it comfortable. 🌻🌻🌻
I'm almost done with this book, thankfully. It has been a snooze fest. I've come far enough that I need to see it through. 💤
Such a nice #giveaway by @Meaw_catlady ! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Your questions are fun and are what convinced me to participate.
🐈 I would miss all animals if they were not there, but specifically my own kitties: Gilbert, Gabriel, and Sharky.
🔙 I would put more focus on family than on my education and career.
💕 I would never want to change my love of nature and animals.
I'm clearly very late to this--haven't had time for Litsy the past couple days.
1- I love books that make me forget whatever has been consuming my thoughts lately. Also books that I can't stop thinking about when I'm doing other things.
2- I don't really collect things (except maybe dust bunnies). 😉
3- Cookbook? Lately Door Dash has been providing most of my meals.
4- I have never really gotten in to poetry.
Mark Twain: people either love him or hate him. I'm not sure where I stand, but I bought this lovely leather bound edition containing 5 novels while visiting one of the museums in Hannibal, MO last year. I believe I posted a pic of the cover then, but as I prepare to start reading, I wanted to share the beautiful sketch found on the inside of the cover. #readtheclassics #marktwain #tomsawyer #riverlife #mississippiriver
This tense thriller was a quick read that kept me turning pages until there were no more to turn. It's rare for me to read a book in one sitting, but this one demanded it.
There are graphic descriptions of violence throughout the book, so steer clear if you are squeamish.
Having lost a friend just a few weeks ago to pancreatic cancer, these words ring particularly true. My friend lived about a year after his diagnosis with very aggressive treatment. 😢 #rip #cancersucks #pancreaticcancer
For me, this was mostly a pick, although I did have some issues with it. I don't appreciate much sex in my reading, so I was a bit put off by Simon's story. Since his was the first, I expected there would be similar intimate scenes for all of the siblings, but there weren't. To me, that just made the description of Simon's sex life even more gratuitous. (I do realize that sex was a big factor in Simon's fate, but I think it could have been ⤵️⤵️
Let me be clear. I love this world. I love the characters. I love the story. BUT, I am quite annoyed by the amount of repetition. If I'm half way through the third book of the trilogy, I'd better understand how the metals work in the magic system. PLEASE stop explaining it! Also, I am quite aware that Vin wears a simple shirt and trousers. #rantover #neededtovent #cosmere #fantasy
I didn't love this one. Some of the stories were interesting, but overall they fell flat for me. I think that Sedaris probably is just not for me.
This second volume of the Mistborn series was as great as I expected it to be. Lots of cool action and magic. I LOVE that the central hero is a bad-ass girl described as 5 feet tall and less than 100 pounds. I certainly won't be waiting long before starting the next installment. #cosmere #fantasy #magic #sandersoncosmere
I loved the descriptive language used to breathe life into the marsh and allow it to become a central character in this rich story. I loved everything about this book, while feeling such anger toward many of the key people involved. Character development was intricate and the growing tension was just right. There is just one major hole that I wonder about in the story. I will add it in comments as a spoiler. #audiobook #naturelover
I just downloaded all 9 free e- books on offer from Amazon (probably only US) in celebration of World Book Day! I don't think I have even read all of the books I got last year in the same promotion! #worldbookday #amazon #kindle #ebooks #freebooks #neverendingtbr #translatedbooks #kindledeals #readtheworld
Does anyone else find it odd that 2 battery operated clocks would die at essentially the same time (just one minute apart). I'm certain they both read the correct time last night. It appears they gave up the ghost about 4 hours ago. Now to find batteries... I wonder where I might have stashed them?
I hate reading something by a favorite author and not loving it. The good news is, I did not hate this book; but, it was a huge disappointment. The two story lines did not gel for me as I believe they were intended. While I see the parallels meant to weave the two plots into one, it just didn't work.
While social commentary is expected from BK, it did feel very heavy handed in this book. It made the conversations feel forced and unnatural.
@DarcysMom I wanted to touch base and let you know that your book is on its way. I got it out last week (Thursday, I think). I apologize for the delay, and sorry I didn't post when I mailed it, but I had a lot going on and had to make a short notice trip to Ohio. #lmpbc #round4 @LazyDays @irre
Interesting? Yes. Funny? Mildly. A good road trip companion while dealing with some heavy family stuff? Absolutely. I really enjoyed the parts relating to cultural differences that Kunal has experienced. His stories were certainly entertaining enough to take my mind off things for a while. Oh, and I'm very happy they didn't keep the original name for his TBBT character. #audiobook #memoir #humor
I've had this waiting on my shelf since it came out in November. A coworker who generally really likes Kingsolver just read it and told me she didn't like it all. 😕 She wants to know my thoughts, so I'm finally dusting it off and cracking it open. 🤞#BOTM #currentlyreading
This one had a slow start for me, but by the halfway point, I was in to it. While predictable and inducing plenty of eye rolls, the book was enjoyable. This is a book I would probably have never read if not for #lmpbc. I give it a pick, because I can see where it would be loved by the target audience, and the writing is pretty good. @DarcysMom @irre @LazyDays
I expect to get it mailed out on Monday!
Getting my book back from Round 4 of #lmpbc is bittersweet. I am looking forward to seeing what thoughts my group members had as they were reading it. The bitter part is knowing that our group lost 2 books this round through the mail, so 2 of our group members will not get their original book back. 😢 @LazyDays @irre @DarcysMom
While I did find parts amusing, this book was a chore to finish. I listened to the #audiobook and often found my thoughts drifting. Going in, I knew pretty much nothing about the story other than it being set in WWII. I was surprised by all the talk of sex and the men's degrading attitudes towards women. I felt that women were viewed only as objects and treated as such. I also found myself very frustrated by all the circular conversations. 😖😖
Reading this book was kind of like coming upon a train wreck. I didn't want to read about these unlikable people, but I just couldn't stop. The writing was engaging, but the characters were just terrible. I found myself wanting more from the diaries, especially the blue one. I'll give it a pick for keeping me turning the pages and being a quick read.
Onward we go: @DarcysMom @irre @lazydays
#lmpbc #round4 #groupD
My current fur babies get a lot of attention on here, but I want to share a memory of my special old man who has been gone for a couple years now. @JoScho This is Apollo. He was diabetic for the last 3 years of his life and handled it like a champ. ❤ to you and your little one. #loveyourpetday #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #seniorpets #diabetes #rip
Owing to a lost package containing 2 books, #round4 of #lmpbc took a hiatus. But, we are back in business, girls! Thanks go to @LazyDays for supplying the replacement books. I am going to get started on this one now, and will get it sent out, hopefully within the next week. Who knows? The original books may show up yet. If that happens, I will make sure they make it home. @DarcysMom @irre
What a creative book! While there are certainly parts of this book that are confusing, the overall arc of the story is beautiful. The images that appear throughout the book are an effective method of evoking powerful emotions. Many times, I was left with a lump in my throat after reading powerful, heartbreaking words and turning the page to be sucker punched by an image.
I enjoyed this last book SO much more than the previous two. I don't know if the writing style finally grew on me, or if there were fewer of the incomplete thoughts that annoyed me. All I can say is, the ending to this trilogy was exactly what I wanted. My questions were answered and the outcome was bittersweet with a healthy dose of hope thrown in.
I was on the fence about whether to keep going with this series. While I'm interested in finding out what happens, I am still really struggling with the writing style. After the 1st, I wasn't clear on what about it didn't work for me. After finishing book 2, I think I can say it's the frequent fragments of thought that pop up throughout the narrative. They seem incomplete and tend to frustrate me for that reason. I will finish the series anyways.