Recent acquisitions. Sometimes I look at the books that interest me and think “man, what a weirdo” and then I‘m happy 🥰
We had a great time at the Eden Mills Writers‘ Festival last week - picked up a couple of books by authors we heard on panels and one from a local author with a booth on Publishers Way. Really interested the tagged book but looking forward to them all!
I wasn‘t sure this day would come...
We decided to add built-ins around our fireplace by a reputable cabinet maker. But it‘s been a nightmare. The fireplace venting was ripped & crushed and hidden from us. We had to fight for proper repairs to be made (our fireplace guy said our house would have been in flames in 2-3 hours...) and then had to wait for the middle to be rebuilt. But now it‘s done! Jury is still out on if it was worth the stress.
I freaking adore Flavia. I didn‘t pick this one up as quickly as I normally would after the way the previous one ended but I was pleasantly surprised at how the story carried on. Flavia continues to delight and Bradley continues to weave the most intriguing mysteries.
Book 10 for #14books14weeks (and the last one I squeaked in during the 14 weeks!)
I‘m sad I‘m late to the Tana French party but happy I‘ve got them all stacked up for me now. This one was such a page turner, even more than In The Woods. It took me a while to get into but holy moly, I couldn‘t put it down once I got in!
Book 9 for #14books14weeks (finished Aug 18)
An #audiocanning day. For such a short book, a lot happens! This one deserves all the buzz it got, it‘s so good. I‘d love to read a good long juicy novel from Braithwaite.
I feel like I did okay with my reading in August, yet somehow, my #SeptemberTBR feels twice as large? I‘ve got five of my #14books14weeks reads that I didn‘t get to, my #GirlyBookClub book, a couple of books in-progress, a bunch of previous TBRs and I‘ve added four more books for my never-ending quest to #readmyowndamnbooks
Long weekend reading goal: finish at least two of the six books I have in progress. I‘ve got these four plus two audios that all were started ages ago. Time to finish some of them off!!
Another delicious meeting of #MummyDaughterBookClub. We all loved The Huntress, though I‘ve clearly been reading too many thrillers because when Nina first appeared, I was convinced she was the Huntress in disguise. Not so much!
The book was a so-so (I‘m just not into short stories) but as always, the conversation at last night‘s #GirlyBookClub was great!
Love your #bookhaulchallenge idea, @Lcsmcat - this is my earliest book haul post from April 2017. I‘ve read all but the two Van Gogh books, which surprises me, I thought I‘d have more that were unread!
Finally finished this today while doing some #audiopainting of baseboards and casing. The female narrator pushed this from a pick to a so-so for me. She had a breathy, lispy quality to her voice that seemed put-on and did not work for me. But the storyline and writing were good!
Another #24in48 in the books! So happy with how this readathon went - I finished 5 books, am close on finishing a 6th and made some decent progress on an audio. Now time to clean up my disaster of a house after leaving trails of glasses, bowls, blankets, etc. all over the place for the last two days.
I love audios! I listen whenever my eyes are engaged but my ears aren‘t - walking, cooking, laundry... I used to have an Audible membership but now I have a Scribd subscription and get my fix between it and the library. I have 200+ titles saved on Scribd that there‘s no way I‘ll ever get through! I‘m almost done with Manhattan Beach but not enjoying it enough to make it my #24in48 audio but hopefully I‘ll finish it soon.
Second book finished for #24in48. While I read, Penny is working on her own sleepathon.
A page turner, for sure - but just like with Final Girls, I knew the who almost immediately, just not the why or what.
With an expected high of 34 and how muggy it‘s already feeling at 6:30, I think this‘ll be my only chance for some outdoor reading today...
It‘s my #24in48 stacks and snacks!
I‘m hoping to polish off my three library books and then at least one or two other books over the course of my 24 hours.
I‘m undecided about picking Sophie‘s World and Less at some point this weekend. I‘m about 1/3 through Sophie‘s World and enjoying it but it‘s a slower read. Less is my Book Club book and I‘m not looking forward to it...
Well, at least this one had a story line - albeit a predictable one. But it‘s like Weisburger just pretended Revenge Wears Prada didn‘t exist. No mention of the magazine and the timeline doesn‘t add up if that book happened.
Book 4 for #14books14weeks
I listen to a lot of book podcasts in the car and when I hear something I think I‘d like to read, I ask Siri to add the title to a reminders list so that I can add it to Goodreads later. She often gets it wrong but close enough that I can guess the title. But not this time... the reminder I have is:
Launch add water
I have no idea what book it is. Any guesses what this title could be?!
Two library holds coming in right before #24in48?! Yahoo!! Looking forward to both of these ☺️
If you‘ll excuse me, I‘ll now be binging on the HBO documentary and the ABC podcast.
Indigo order arrived! Nine Perfect Strangers to go with my mother‘s spa gift certificate to celebrate her retirement, Alexander Hamilton biography as the second hint of the Hamilton tickets my sister is getting for her 40th birthday (first hint is a US $10 bill) and a tote for me that accurately represents my mental state in a book store.
I should have picked this up when I bought it several years ago. Completely riveting!
What the heck happened to all the time I thought I‘d have to read in June?! #JulyTBR is here - the left are the books in-progress and my July #GirlyBookClub read. The right is everything left over from June, including 3 #14books14weeks books, which I‘ve added 4 to in order to get back on track.
Anything here that I won‘t be able to put down once I start? I need a few “quick wins” to start this month off right.
After several long, hot days of cleaning up the several long, hot days of the installation of our hardwood floors, which required several long hot days of prepping, it feels so good to sit out on the balcony with a book!
Great discussion about Radium Girls at this week‘s #GirlyBookClub. This was such a compelling read and we were all fascinated by the tales of these women. It didn‘t feel like a 400-page book, which is always a sign of incredible writing.
I have two things I must accomplish this weekend - get the house ready for our hardwood install and finish this for bookclub. We spent about 9 hours tearing out baseboards and casing and we‘re so close to ready. So now it‘s time to turn my attention to my book. Only 170 pages left!
Finally made it to Curiosa in Toronto! I suspect I may have died and gone to heaven? Every single thing in this shop is beautiful and perfect.
I restrained myself and came home with a gorgeous journal and an adorable Luna Lovegood Pez dispenser.
I don‘t normally do these but I‘m dying laughing see other people‘s posts so I had to jump in!
My name is the one size I have.
You killed my car.
Prepare to be a good chance to be a good night.
(Just want to say that dog then mom were the other predictions for “You killed my...” which makes me wonder about my priorities.)
Thanks for the laughs, @wanderinglynn
Thanks for the tag, @Erika13137
1. Non-relative? Katy - we met in grade 3 when we were shoved into the same split class and forgotten about with the 5 other 3rd graders.
2. Cinque Terre in 2009. It‘s still one of my favourite places I‘ve been.
3. Gingerbread. My mom always baked gingerbread houses for us when we were kids.
4. The Death of Mrs Westaway but I‘m thisclose to finishing Radium girls.
5. @Lcsmcat @Amandajoy @Bibliogeekery