Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Kangaj1

Kangaj1

Joined April 2016

blurb
Kangaj1
Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
post image

Here's my list for #bookspin #bookspinbingo for Feb. So thankful for this challenge, as it has transformed my reading life!

This list also includes books for #booked2022 #literarycrew #NewYearWhoDis #AuthorAMonth #lmpbc13 #TBRDeckofCards #Roll100 #Netgalley and other book groups and challenges.

Julsmarshall Ooh, I loved Bluebird, Bluebird! 2d
26 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
post image

Birthday week book haul!

readordierachel Happy birthday! 🎉 2d
batsy Happy birthday! Great haul 😍 2d
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! 2d
Texreader Happy birthday week!!! 🎊🎉 2d
46 likes4 comments
review
Kangaj1
The Verifiers | Jane Pek
post image
Pickpick

Thanks to Netgalley and Vintage for the opportunity to read and review this book prior to publication. Claudia Lin is a sharp, witty Chinese American mystery lover working for an online dating detective agency. When one of her clients fails to show up for their meeting, Claudia begins to uncover layers that look a bit more like murder than suicide. I adored Claudia in all of her talents and her flaws,

Kangaj1 and I loved that the side characters were also well-developed. It's as if Harriet the Spy were grown up, lesbian, Chinese, and immersed in technology, online dating, and privacy, And this is not only a literary mystery, it also delves into family drama and how we represent ourselves to each other, whether in person or online. 3d
Kangaj1 The setting in NYC is immersive, with the food, the different neighborhoods, and Claudia's commute via bike. I loved the commentary on self-discovery and the mystery genre. I generally do not like locked room mysteries, but this did not feel like a “typical“ one. Looking forward to many more works from this debut author! 3d
31 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
The Therapist | B A Paris
post image

@Jerdencon #NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha I started the tagged book tonight and it is delishously creepy! These are my next two print reads for Jan.

Kangaj1 @Jerdencon I ended up DNFing The Therapist, but I just finished A Woman of Intelligence and really enjoyed it! Planning to read two a month until I get through the next few I am excited about! 2d
Jerdencon Sorry the tagged book was a bust but glad you liked the other one. I thought it was so interesting. 1d
27 likes2 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
Hoyles Card Games | L. Dawson

I drew 4 cards for Jan #TBRDeckOfCards @Clwojick
3 ended up being DNFs, and 1 was a 4 star read (Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian). Glad to clean my shelves. I may draw the next 4 now for Feb so I can do some planning!

Clwojick Sounds great! 🙌🏻🥳🥳🥳 7d
24 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
post image
Pickpick

I forgot to take a photo before I packaged this up! I started and finished this book today for #lmpbc13 #groupm
It's headed to you this week, @Roary47

Roary47 Oh good! For some reason I thought you sent it already and I hadn‘t been seeing it. 1w
Kangaj1 @Roary47 did you get the one I sent 3 weeks ago? 1w
Roary47 The last one I had was Gallows Court. I haven‘t seen any after that. 🥺 1w
32 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
Kangaj1
The Wild Ones | Nafiza Azad
post image
Mehso-so

Finished this one today for #lmpbc #round13 #groupb @babyruth2510 - I agreed with many of your thoughts! The cover is still so pretty!

blurb
Kangaj1
To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
post image

So excited about these ARCs I got a hold of today, even if some are already out! Free books!

EvieBee I can‘t wait to read 2w
34 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
post image
Pickpick

I just finished my #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

In bookish serendipity, I am also reading The Love Songs of WEB Du Bois. Andrews was a good friend of Du Bois and knew many key figures in the HR. She was the first black woman to lead a branch of the NYPL. This was also one of my pics this month for #TBRDeckofCards

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
29 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
Mehso-so

I don't have a pic as I listened to this on audio and just now remembered it was my #doublespin. I listened to this 43 hour audio in 6 days and did 2.5 1000 piece puzzles while listening! It's been a while since I read the last one and it was fun - ultimately 3 stars for me. Not sure if I will keep going - maybe will wait awhile! This was also my first book of 2022. @TheAromaofBooks

DrexEdit 😲 That's an amazing reading/puzzling experience! 3w
TheAromaofBooks 43 hours! That's a serious commitment!!! 3w
25 likes2 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
post image

I almost cleared the board for #bookspinbingo December 2021!
@TheAromaofBooks

Nutmegnc 😱😱🎉🎉🎉 3w
Roary47 Awesome job! 3w
Julsmarshall Way to go! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3w
tpixie Awesomeness 🥳📚🥳 3w
35 likes5 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
post image

Here are my books for Jan #roll100 with @puddlejumper

I'm hoping I will get to both, but we will see. Have you read either?

PuddleJumper Looks good! I've seen these floating around recently but but not read them 3w
24 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
post image
Pickpick

Here are my top 10 of 2021. I actually had 30 5-star reads out of 179 books read, but these rose up as my favorites, in no particular order! How would you describe my reading taste?

review
Kangaj1
These Silent Woods: A Novel | Kimi Cunningham Grant
post image
Pickpick

More than half of these reads were 4 stars and up for me - it was a great reading month!

tpixie A spindled Splintered was a fun read. My favorite of hers is still January, but also lived 3w
23 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
post image

Here's my Jan #BOTM box with my free birthday month add-on! I've never read Le Carre and this seems like a good place to dip in and try.

ErikasMindfulShelf Black Cake is excellent! 4w
36 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
post image

Here's my list for Jan #bookspin #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks
It includes an #AuthorAMonth and a couple #NewYearWhoDis @Jerdencon and #Roll100 and #lmpbc
I am in the middle of a couple of these right now, so I'll swap them out if needed.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4w
Jerdencon Good choices! Hope you like them! 4w
30 likes2 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
post image

Taking these to the post office today for #lmpbc13 #groupm #groupb @Roary47 @BookishBelle

blurb
Kangaj1
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
post image

Today's haul from the Barnes and Noble sale (bottom 4) plus my favorite used bookstore (top 5)!

Nute Definitely making a trip to B&N Bookstore a part of tomorrow‘s agenda.🙂 1mo
38 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
post image

My Christmas gifts this year, including the fuzzy blanket. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate today!

ju.ca.no Lovely😍 Merry Christmas to you too! 1mo
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
mabell That tea is yummy with an orange slice steeped in it! 😊 1mo
Nute Merry Christmas, Melissa!💚🌟♥️ 1mo
31 likes4 comments
review
Kangaj1
The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
post image
Pickpick

#lmpbc13 #groupb @cwarnier
I just finished this book and wept. It was a perfect read for me, and I am off to find the playlist for it. So glad to find it in this group - I had had not heard of it!

Suet624 I haven‘t read this one but have read her others which are great. 1mo
Andrew65 I really enjoyed this one. 1mo
36 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Kangaj1
The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie
post image
Mehso-so

#lmpbc13 #groupm @Jadams1776
I finished this one tonight. I've read a few Agatha Christie books now and they are just ok for me. I did find this one funny in spots - it was my first Miss Marple!

review
Kangaj1
The Weight of Ink | Rachel Kadish
post image
Mehso-so

Just finished my last fall book for #booked2021 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Jewish author - tagged book
Characters are frenemies - Local Woman Missing
Book of poetry - You Can Not Burn the Sun
#HiddenGem - Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School
New in 2021 - Cloud Cuckoo Land
Heart in title - The Heart's Invisible Furies

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wonderful!! Congrats! 👊🏻 1mo
Cinfhen I was meh about this book too!! My bookclub loved it, I thought it was too long. Anyway, Woohoo 🙌🏻 Congrats on completing your final quarter of #Booked2021
♥️🎊♥️ here‘s the link for the drawing 😁Good luck 🍀

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
1mo
24 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Kangaj1
Brown Girls: A Novel | Daphne Palasi Andreades
Mehso-so

Finished my December #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

I did not love it. Creative storytelling, but the use of "we" did not allow me to connect with any characters.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
17 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
post image
Pickpick

Pixel decided to jump in the photo at the last minute. This book was my December #bookspin. A queer story within a story within a story, illustrations, footnotes, and a broken fourth wall - this was 5 stars for me! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
30 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Kangaj1
post image
Pickpick

Pixel was not impressed with my 4 bingos...
#bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month, no matter what Pixel says! 😂 2mo
23 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
post image
Pickpick

My Nov reads - in general, the larger the book, the more I loved it.

blurb
Kangaj1
Card Tricks: The Royal Road to Card Magic | Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue
post image

Here's my 2022 list for #TBRDeckofCards: Red cards are all kindle books that have been hanging around for a while, and black cards include one set of nonfiction and one set of fiction.

blurb
Kangaj1
Joyful | Ingrid Fetell Lee
post image

#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Can't believe it is December already!

EvieBee Right? Where‘d this year go?! Nice picks. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
21 likes2 comments
review
Kangaj1
post image
Pickpick

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

Finally got to my bookspin for this month. I really liked the view into another culture.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
34 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
post image

@Jerdencon @monalyisha #NewYearWhoDis

These are the top picks I am planning to read early next year! It was so fun to get many titles I had never heard of. All are on suspended hold at the library until the new year, with scattered release dates!

monalyisha Perfect! 2mo
Jerdencon Great choices! Hope you like them! 2mo
28 likes2 comments
review
Kangaj1
The Burning | Jane Casey
post image
Pickpick

I stayed up late last night and finished my #doublespin before I knew this was the one! I am really excited this one is a series! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
18 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Kangaj1
The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
post image
Pickpick

Three bingos this month for #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

New, exciting author for me with the tagged book!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!! 3mo
18 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
What Comes After: A Novel | JoAnne Tompkins
post image
Pickpick

I don't think I will finish any more this month, so here are my October reads!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: The Day the World Came to Town, You Can Not Burn the Sun (friend's poetry), What Comes After
⭐⭐⭐⭐.5: Beautiful Ruins
⭐⭐⭐⭐: The Girl with the Loading Voice, The Eighth Life, The Ruin, Admissions, Gallows Court, Rewind
⭐⭐⭐: Moonflower Murders, A Slow Fire Burning, Death at Whitewater Church
⭐⭐: Lock Every Door

DrexEdit That's some good reading! 🙂 3mo
20 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
Shiner | Amy Jo Burns
post image
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
20 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
post image

Library book sale finds = $2.50. That is an excellent price per page! Also stopped at the post office to mail my #round13 #lmpbc #groupb #groupm @BookishBelle @Roary47

Roary47 Wow! You are already done with it? Nice! 3mo
Kangaj1 @Roary47 I put aside all else and got through both of my books. They were both excellent! 3mo
Roary47 Nice! Mine hasn‘t come in yet, but that makes me super excited! 3mo
BookishBelle I haven‘t finished my last book from the round before! Lol I better get after it. 3mo
32 likes4 comments
review
Kangaj1
Bailedbailed

I decided to skim a bit of this and just look at pictures. I want to remember her from Pollyanna and The Parent Trap and don't want all the rest of the dirt. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yep, sometimes I don't actually want to know about a famous person's private life!!! 3mo
21 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
Knots And Crosses | Ian Rankin
post image

Here are some options for #round13 #groupm #lmpbc
I can grab others if these do not work.
@Roary47 @Jadams1776 @Jerdencon

See All 9 Comments
Roary47 The widow of Rose house or Gallows Court look like fun ones. 😍 3mo
Jadams1776 I‘m fine with any of these! Gallows Court or Knots and Crosses would be my top two (edited) 3mo
Jerdencon I‘ve read the mother in law so any of the others sound good! 3mo
Kangaj1 Let's go with Gallows Court then. @Roary47 @Jadams1776 @Jerdencon 3mo
Jadams1776 👍🏻 3mo
Kangaj1 For those who have done this before, do we mail to the person below us, and #4 to #1? 3mo
19 likes9 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
Midnight Blue | Simone van der Vlugt
post image

Here are some options for #round13 #groupb #lmpbc
I can grab others if these do not work.
@babyruth2510 @BookishBelle @cwarnier

See All 8 Comments
babyruth2510 They all sound good. I‘ve read The History of love but it was so long ago I honestly don‘t remember it. The camel bookmobile sparks my interest the most. Good choices😀 3mo
BookishBelle Good choices! I‘m most interested in The History of Love and Beautiful Ruins. 3mo
Kangaj1 @cwarnier Do you have an opinion on which one to read? 3mo
cwarnier Wow, all of these choices look good. I have not red or heard of any of them. 3mo
Kangaj1 I am going with Beautiful Ruins, as among readers whose tastes I align it got the highest ratings. 3mo
21 likes8 comments
review
Kangaj1
Pickpick

I just finished my #doublespin for September - about 1000 pages! I read this with a group and never would have picked it up otherwise, but I gave it 4 stars. Very page turnery historical about Georgia/Soviet Union and generations of one family. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
16 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
Bailedbailed

This was my #doublespin for October, and I got about 100 pages in before I abandoned it. I might try another of his books, but this one was not for me. Would love to hear recommendations of another to try. For this one, I did not like the characters and it moved too slowly. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 4mo
12 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
A Murder in Time | Julie McElwain
post image
Pickpick

#bookspinbingo #bookspin Here is my Sept bingo board - only 2 bingos but lots cleared off. @TheAromaofBooks

Glad to start a fresh list tomorrow!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great month!!!! 4mo
23 likes1 comment
review
Kangaj1
Pretty Things: A Novel | Janelle Brown
post image
Pickpick


September Reads: 13 books

5⭐: Into the Drowning Deep, Just Mercy
4.5⭐: Bone Gap
4⭐: The Madness of Crowds, The Last Story of Mina Lee, 56 Days, Distress Signals, A Murder in Time, Pretty Things, The Secret History
The others are 3⭐ and below.

TiredLibrarian Just Mercy is one of those books I wish everyone in America would read. 4mo
Kangaj1 @TiredLibrarian it was excellent on audio and I flew through it. 4mo
britt_brooke @TiredLibrarian I 100% agree. I‘ll admit, it changed my perspective. 4mo
Gissy Amazing📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 4mo
25 likes4 comments
review
Kangaj1
Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
Bailedbailed

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

I got about 150 pages in and it is just not grabbing me yet. I have wanted to read this for a long time, and I am glad I can finally move on. I know it is beloved by so many, but not me.

TheAromaofBooks Not all books are the right fit!! 4mo
16 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
post image

Here is my Summer list from #booked2021
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
I filled out the form already.

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 Fabulous!!! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👍🏻📚😎 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Also circling back to say I **do** see your completed form! 4mo
28 likes3 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
post image

Here's Pixel with my #bookspin Six of Crows and #doublespin The Eighth Life. The second one might take a couple months as I am doing a buddy read. @TheAromaofBooks

annahenke Love six of crows 5mo
Jinjer Yayyy for white cats with black markings! That's what my girl, Marilyn is, too. Pixel is so cute.
5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
31 likes3 comments
blurb
Kangaj1
post image

I had a lot of trouble narrowing my list this time! #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

ShyBookOwl Loved the tagged book 🧡 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
22 likes2 comments
review
Kangaj1
Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
post image
Pickpick

Here are my August reads, in order of star rating. The top row is all 5 and 4.5. The middle two rows are all 4 stars, plus the first book on the last row. The last few are 3 stars.

Opal & Nev and My Lady Jane were 🥰 on audio.

review
Kangaj1
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
post image
Pickpick

I got most of the bingos for #bookspin #bookspinbingo

I am in the middle of Into the Drowning Deep and Leaving Atlanta, but I won't finish any more this month. @TheAromaofBooks

I LOVED the tagged book so much!

TheAromaofBooks YAY!!! Fabulous month!!!! 5mo
27 likes1 comment
blurb
Kangaj1
Black Dove, White Raven | Elizabeth Wein
post image

Library haul!

review
Kangaj1
Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
post image
Pickpick

Finished my #doublespin today, @TheAromaofBooks

I liked this one. It took quite a while to get into the story, but I trust Fforde. Definitely a slow burn, but per his style it is super creative and quite funny.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
25 likes1 comment