I know what I'm doing this weekend!
I started this book last night and had trouble putting it down!
Cold hard facts.
Cold hard facts.
When your library hold is available at the exact moment you need it 🙌
A fascinating sci-fi full of mystery and suspense focusing on memories, time travel, and saving the world. It was tough to put this one down! My first Crouch novel and certainly won't be my last; I immediately purchased DARK MATTER after reading this.
Oscar unknowingly sleeps with his student who is also a campus drug dealer and ends up taking part in a drug run that spirals out of control while also dealing with his mom's sudden death. This could be compared to the show Breaking Bad because it's similar in tone and execution (and obviously the whole drug thing).
While the ending wasn't really satisfying, it was still a read that held my full attention from beginning to end.
Another solid summer thriller from Sager!
Jules is willing to overlook the odd rules to be an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, home to the rich and famous. When another apartment sitter goes missing, Jules begins to dig in to the history of the building and its notoriously private residents to discover their sinister secrets.
My full review will be featured on Roots & Reads next month!
Princess Shuri must make some tough decisions for the safety of Wakanda while in search of her missing brother.
I adored this volume focusing on Shuri (who I've been fan girling over since the Black Panther movie!) and her loyalty to her home and family. Loved the special appearances from Rocket, Groot, and Iron Man!
Tons of potential but the execution fell completely flat for me. The suspense of the story climax was, well, anticlimactic, and I never connected to the characters or their experiences. I'm really bummed it just didn't deliver!
Mornings are for coffee and contemplation... and learning about Hopper's past! 🤗
"Folks, I'm telling you
birthing is hard
and dying is mean-
so get yourself
a little loving
Happy Mother's Day to every woman who carries a child in their heart.
Excited that my family cooperated today in recreating a photo from Haven's newborn session ☺️
I'm pretty obsessed with the show so I did a happy dance when my #ARC request was approved last week 😁
I'm looking forward to the back story on Hopper!
It's finally here!!!! 😍😍😍
I was lucky enough to read an advance copy but now I have a physical copy in my hands on publication day 🎉, along with the bookmark Casey sent me a few months ago!
My review of THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA is featured on Roots & Reads.
It's a beautifully written family saga that remains true to the era and culture.
Thanks to Ecco & Edelweiss for a DRC to review!
My review for THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK is featured on Roots & Reads:
I make honeysuckle cake once a year when the vines are in full bloom around our garden and it's always a big deal for us around here: from picking the honeysuckle, letting it soak overnight, to straining and making the syrup the next morning!
Two vanilla cake layers covered in buttercream frosting (honeysuckle syrup included). This year Haven decorated it for me with honeysuckle vine and lemon balm from our garden.
I am so excited about this one! 🤗
Some of my favorites books in April!
What in the wuuuuuuut did I just read?! 🤔😱😱😱🤔😱😱😱
Helen Ellis is so charming. She read her essay Party Foul and some friends mentioned in that essay were actually in the crowd, as well as her parents, so we got to meet them and hear their perspective on the story! If you've listened to the Southern Lady Code podcast, you know how well she tells a story so it was exciting to be there in person. It was a great way to end the day in Athens!
A few photos from both Avid Bookshop locations on Independent Bookstore Day
I had a great day in Athens celebrating Independent Bookstore Day at both Avid Bookshops! The evening ended with a reading by Helen Ellis from her essay collection, Southern Lady Code!
My review of THE NIGHT TIGER is on Roots & Reads today!
I cannot stop recommending this book!! It's a captivating look at Harper Lee's desire to write a true crime novel of her own after helping Truman Capote with IN COLD BLOOD. Casey Cep presents the compelling case of the Alabama serial killer that fascinated Lee while offering insight into the author's closely guarded private life.
My review is featured on Roots & Reads:
It was a fantastic weekend around Asheville, even though Saturday was a rainy day! I managed to show restraint in Malaprop's and this is what I left with. I'm already planning to check out a couple used bookstores some folks recommended in the area on my next visit!
We're on a spur of the moment weekend trip to Asheville and I finally visited Malaprop's! I bought the tagged book but somehow resisted these amazing coffee cups!
So far I've laughed until I've cried because she's hilarious and then within five minutes I've cried until I've sobbed because of her descriptions of her childhood.
This was a genuinely creepy YA gothic mystery! Thanks to the publisher for an #ARC for review.
My full review is featured on Roots & Reads:
The fascinating story of how the team led by Carl Sagan selected the music, images, and sounds on The Golden Record sent into space on Voyagers 1 and 2 in the late 70's.
I like to think some time in the next 4.5 billion years an extraterrestrial will find the record and listen to Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode in deep space.
I had to post this here because I know Littens will understand the level of excitement I have over an author reading and commenting on a review! I'm such a fan of Shapiro's work and was beyond thrilled to see this when I checked Twitter a few minutes ago! 😱☺️🤗
Lippman blends noir with subtle hard-boiled fiction in this novel surrounding the mystery of a woman's death as investigated by a new reporter. I love the layers added by alternating narratives of various characters.
My full review will be featured on Roots & Reads closer to publication.
Thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for sending me an #ARC
It was an exciting weekend: the Masters tournament ended today so the massive chaos of tourists is over in our little city, we finished planting seeds in the garden, and I'm enjoying the GoT premiere before reading more of the tagged book (it's fabulous!)
What happens when a memoirist who has defined her life & career by her family learns through a simple DNA test that her father isn't her biological father?
INHERITANCE is not only a fascinating true story, it's powerfully and honestly written with a delicate balance of science and emotion.
Book Three collects Volumes 7-9 and I am devastated ?
I am fully invested in this family and their journey and I don't know how long of a wait there is until the next issue; Vaughan said it would be "at least a year". The creators have done a fantastic job with this long running series and I know they'll continue the series with great care for their devoted readers! They deserve a vacation but whyyyy that cliffhanger?! ???
I loved this book loosely based on actual events in the life of the first female Pinkerton, Kate Warne. There aren't a lot of solid facts about Warne but the few there are certainly make her highly badass, especially protecting President Lincoln on the way to his inauguration!
I haven't even counted up my book total for March but these were my absolute favorites of the month, in no particular order.
My most anticipated read was FURIOUS HOURS, which exceeded all my expectations!
Saw this displayed on the YA new release shelf at the library and couldn't leave without it after all the amazing things I've heard recently!