They just keep getting better. I wish the library queue wasn‘t so long for the rest.
I didn‘t really read the description of the book before I started. I‘m so glad that I went in blind as I was just as unnerved as James when Jackie walked into that conference room. This was a beautiful and engaging story about relationships and how we must try to truly know someone.
Awesome. I have implemented some of the strategies and I don‘t feel so tied to my phone. I have also become super aware of where everyone else‘s phone is during shared time like dinner.
I usually try to get to the end of every book as quickly as possible so I can start the next one. However, I enjoyed taking my time with this book. The Sisters Blythe were quirky and relatable. Edith and her mom also were great in how they demonstrated how the ripples of a tragedy could effect more than just the immediate players.
#theunreadshelf #christyread2019 #ontothenext
I‘m not sure how I feel about this book. My sympathies were with Florentino until the last chapters. He pushed some boundaries that even for the time I had a problem with. Fermina was an interesting character who‘s impulsiveness seemed to work out for her in the end but could have went terribly awry. #InTranslation #2018christyread
Awesome. This book has a Firefly feel of found family and scrapes that require blowing things up. There was just enough action throughout the story for it never to get slow. Also, enough character to building to feel invested. The end left felt satisfying but left enough loose threads for a series. #FirsttoRead #ARC #2018christyread
I listened to the audio and followed up with the BBC miniseries. The book skips around and does a lot of behind the scenes story movement. The miniseries filled in a few gaps and left out some important parts. Dorothea was almost interesting but her lack of action killed it. Rosamund ended up being more interesting even though she was supposed to be one of the villains. #meh #2017christyread
The magic of the mermaid was really just a background to the struggle of woman fighting for her place in the world. The story was well written and brought up some interesting points about who is right and who is wrong when it comes to the treatment of people and animals. It was a quick and sub read even with the social commentary. #ARC #FirstToRead #2018christyread
Ugh. I‘m so far behind with Litsy, reading and all the things that don‘t have to do with packing.
This was a nice wrap up for the series. It didn‘t leave everything tied up in a nice package but enough that I felt closure. The narrators for this series were good and kept it from bogging down. #LoveAudio #2018christyread
There was just enough world building in the first one that it to make it hard to start this series in the middle. However, the time frame for these is hard to calculate. I thought the first one was over a few years. Now I‘m thinking it was only a few weeks. I still loving this story line though. #2018christyread
An interesting mix of sci fi and dystopia. The flashback format is usually pretty hard for me but this seemed more organic in the telling. I have already started the next book in the series. #2018christyread
I enjoyed the first part of the collection. The second half seemed as though it could have been a novella. I wasn‘t sure if the stories from the first part were then related somehow to the second after I finished. There were some stories where the abrupt endings made it feel incomplete and others that it seemed to work. #ARC #FirstToRead #2108christyread
I think I will pass on any more Graham Greene books in the future. This is my second and I just don‘t like the way he talks about people. His main characters seem to only think in stereotypes. I did find the setting of the story interesting, Vietnam prior to the American military involvement. #LitsyClassics 14/26 #Q #2018christyread
A very beautifully written true crime story. It was very jarring to hear my hometown mentioned in association with something so nefarious. My parents were just toddlers during the happenings. However I‘m sure my grandfather and great grandfather gossiped about at the farmer‘s “office”. #LitsyClassics #I #2018christyread