Currently reading: I‘m loving how this book is written. Cross your fingers this doesn‘t end up in the stack of started but not finished
1.) wouldn‘t say enjoyed it so much as watched recently 🤣
2.) moose tracks? I think?
3.)sort of. I just picked up a cozy mystery: Midsummer Night‘s Mischief
4.) too many lately
5.) worst: kidneys relapsed / best: I‘m looking forward to the weekend 😉
I remember wanting to read this when I was younger and I have no idea why I didn‘t. It was available on audio from my library, and I have about an hour and a half left. I almost DNF‘d it and I‘m glad I haven‘t
When you go to NY with a strict rule of: only buy books from indie pressed based in NY and forget that the friend you‘re visiting is also a book lover and will take you to these beautiful indie book stores. Ooooops
This was ok. I was expecting more substance to it though. 🤷♀️ I liked it for what it was, but it left me wanting more of her thoughts. The little bit at the end just wasn‘t enough for me.
I am in complete awe of this woman‘s positivity. Things you should know: this woman is a comedian. It‘s not literary gold, but definitely worth the read! Also: if you cannot handle a lot of cussing, maybe don‘t read this. I‘d like to thank the lovely @britt_brooke for sending me this. I‘d love to pay it forward and send it to someone also! In the first comment I‘ll have what I‘m looking for :)
Hailey needs a hug.
I‘ve been stewing on this book for about an hour, and I‘m still thinking about how beautiful her prose is in juxtaposition with how horrible the events of the book are. This novel is stunning and heartbreaking, and elicited a HUGE emotional response from me which isn‘t hard, but it didn‘t feel like that was the cheap purpose.
This book is going to destroy me. For a short(ish) book it‘s taking me a while to read because I have to stop and take it in. The writing though, it‘s so beautiful and darkly funny.
#shelfie sort of 😂 I came home from work the other day to books on my floor and I was so confused. That wasn‘t where I left them! I need to go through and get rid of some that were just meh, or be honest and get rid of what I‘m never going to read. 🤷♀️ ooooops. Book tagged is current read.
Maybe shouldn‘t have read this right after my grandpa‘s funeral, but at the same time it seemed perfect. It was a beautiful read. I haven‘t read any of his other books, but if they‘re written like this I‘m going to enjoy them too.
Don‘t let people remove you from your own story. Be ruthless, even if it is your own mother. - When I Hit You, Meena Kandasamy
This was a cute fluffy brain scrub of a graphic novel. I read it after finishing The Dinner by Herman Koch and I needed it. 😂 I‘m probably going to give it to my niece because it definitely seems more her age and something she‘d also really enjoy.
So, I‘m not sure how I feel about this book. Which is why I‘m making this a blurb instead of a review because I want to sit on it a bit more. While I indeed liked the writing and it was definitely tense: I‘m not sure about the characters and their actions. I‘m going back and forth between being horrified and also questioning what I would do. This talks about some gruesome things and touched on mental illness. Also: really unlikeable characters. 🤔
To say I enjoyed reading this book would be inaccurate. I felt heard, I felt understood, I felt uncomfortable, and I felt angry. Not with her or her stories, but the fact that these are stories that SHOULDN‘T have happened. I shouldn‘t feel so relieved that I can empathize giving my phone number because it was safer than the alternative. 5 Stars.
I needed a break from some of the heavier books I‘ve been reading or listening to, and this book guys... I‘m dying from laughing.
There is still 5hrs left in this audiobook; just how much worse can this get?? What those boys did... horrifying, and I feel like I don‘t even know it all... but seriously...? How. Much. Worse.
1.) Security by Gina Wohlsdorf - I work in a hotel. It takes place in a hotel. 😬
2.) Gingerdread Man 2 - just don‘t.
3.) I work in a hotel that I‘m fairly positive is haunted. Lots of spooky crap happens there
Tagged creator and who I stole from :) #tuesdaytidbits
I realize this book has very mixed reviews + I‘m only about an hour in to the audiobook, but I am really enjoying it so far.
Just started this one today. And by just started I mean I‘m 6 pages in and the main character, Prue, is a sarcastic beast and I love her. Please don‘t change 500+ pages later. Also, I love The Decemberists and I‘ve had this on my shelf, for a long time, and never connected it was THAT COLIN MELOY. 🤷♀️🤦♀️😂
Not necessarily 20 years, but I definitely go down rabbit holes of needing to know more about certain niche topics. Currently? Mob/Mafia/Organized crime in a time period of 1940s-1960s surrounding the immigrant experience during that time and comparing it to what is considered to be the “American Dream.” I have problems 🤦♀️😂 lol
This was a wonderful audiobook. It was an easy quick listen that also had some thought provoking moments. Definitely dated to the G.W. Bush/Al Gore election to just after 9/11. I‘d be curious to have an updated essay on her idea of patriotism in this political climate.
Thank you @CoffeeCatsBooks for being so thoughtful for a giveaway and congratulations on 15k! 😁 I hope when I get there I can do something as generous as this too! So, here‘s a picture of a smiling alpaca :) #payitforward
1.) tagged book - listening on audible now so I can watch the movie lol
2.) A lot them...? But like @AprilMaesBookHabit said, I know we both read Sloppy Firsts because the cover was brightly colored and caught our eye. 😂
3.) Grace Helbig at her signing for Grace‘s Guide. Would like to go to more signings!
4.) 🤷♀️ I‘d like to try my hand at making butterbeer
The things I liked: hearing about the different countries and cultures. Her talking about what it‘s like to work in a rather male dominated profession. I didn‘t like that I felt like the reader is kept at an arm‘s length away. You get to say “how cool is it that you did that thing in Afghanistan,” but it‘s just answered with “well, whatever.” I feel weird rating a memoir 3 Stars, but I feel like parts could have been paced better
1.) knitting/crochet, at work, cleaning
2.) I had an audible subscription but I wasn‘t listening to them as quickly and cancelled. Now I mostly use the library through Libby
3.) Sped up to 1.25 speed
4.)I like when the author narrates their own books - Neil Gaiman
5.) Trevor Noah‘s Born a Crime
#audiobookinquiry @Chelleo @Penny_LiteraryHoarders
Sprout might be my new literary heroine. This book though. 😢
1.) any of the I Hate Fairyland graphic novels. I don‘t know why Gert‘s drinking makes me giggle but it does.
2.) I like a sweet white wine or hard cider
3.) pop-punk bands from the 00‘s NO SHAME 😂
4.) Shopping cart
I know it‘s not Friday anymore but looked like fun #FridayFrigesDay — tagged creator and who I took it from :)
“Did we just assume they were miserable because our lives were so different?”
Regarding her assignment in Afghanistan after 9/11 - her thoughts on the women in the country.
I‘m about an hour in and so hooked. For a random “well, this is available!” pick from Libby, it was such a good choice.
Finally got started on the #24in48 and already have to take a break. Child demands a snack. 😒 l
I love Kurt Vonnegut. I‘ve only finished two of his novels. Part of me wants to read the collective works in order of being published. I realize that‘s crazy. I‘ve been in a HORRIBLE reading slump, and I got this book for my birthday. I‘ve finished one of the speeches and now I don‘t want to do my job. I just want to read. 😂
It‘s been so long since I‘ve read these and I want to read the next series. Audio FTW. Libby FTW.