@Jerdencon @Shakespearience @RavenLovelyReads I think I'm going to go with future home of the living god for #lmpbc unless anyone has any objections. Getting started on it tonight as long as you all approve 😊
Woefully behind on my #bfcr2 check-ins. I've been out of town for a wedding and not on social media much. I've managed to drink plenty of water and walk a lot, which is not my goal of more structured fitness classes but oh well 🤷♀️. Thanks for checking in @wanderinglynn
I'll be spending the fourth catching up on my #shakespearereadalong with Troilus and Cressida
I loved this genre mixing, terrifying, optimistic novel. It combines so much of the world we live in (climate change, technological advancements, good coffee) with lovely sci-fi/fantasy touches (talking birds and doomsday machines). I can't wait to read more from Anders ❤️
As of yesterday your book was on its way back to you @Laura317 (a week later than promised, sorry!)
The post mark will be a little different than normal. I've been such a mess lately that I took the book with me on a trip to North Carolina and mailed it from there instead of from home 🤷
Finished this hilarious and sweet read for a long distance book club I'm doing with two of my best friends, inspired by #lmpbc. The characters are incredibly flawed but I was happy and surprised to see how much they each grew and matured throughout the story.
@MoniqueReads305 thanks for including this in my stuffed stocking swap package a few months ago!
I finished this last weekend but have been so busy with work, class and picking up after school shifts that I haven't had a chance to get it in the mail to you yet @Laura317 . I'll get it out to you either Monday or Tuesday.
I really liked the book and loved participating in #lmpbc with Laura, @emilyjwhit9 and @Laughterhp! I can't wait for the next round of sign ups since I missed the newest one 🙈
Loved everything about this book: Kossola's harrowing narrative, his storytelling, the explanations on how Hurston developed her relationship with him and the literary intrigue that followed investigation into her work decades later. I can't recommend it highly enough!
@Kayla.Adriena thank you so much for your thoughtful and generous #blitsyhistorymonth package! You did an amazing job on the books, I'm dying to read all of them! And the gifts were lovely. I especially loved the candle and the print. But really I just love everything you sent, thank you!!!
@Chelleo #bhm #bhmswap
This has been my favorite #lmpbc pick so far, but I think I might end up being in the minority with that opinion 😆. I won't say much so I don't spoil it for @Laura317 but I'd love to hear what other people think of it in the comments.
Working my way slowly through Washington Black in this gorgeous yurt in Nova Scotia. I'm loving the book but it's taking me longer to read than I thought it would because of the violence and pain Wash has to deal with. I keep having to take breaks after reading a couple chapters. But I should be done with it in the next week or so and have it sent out! #lmpbc
@Laughterhp @emilyjwhit9 @Laura317
For #lovehate day 4 my pick is Marguerite and Armand from Camille. Even though you know it won't end well for them, the pieces where they're happy and together in the countryside make it well worth the read.
The "darkling" is the worst villain ever. He is a cry baby, misanthropic, boooooring bad guy and I really don't understand the love he gets from fans. By the end of this series I was convinced I was never going to read anything by this author ever again. Then I read Six of Crows without realizing it was the same author and fell in love with her work ?. Regardless the darkling is still a trash villain.
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate
Oh The Twits. My favorite, ridiculous, evil couple that I've always loved. They are perfect in every way and are one of my favorite Roald Dahl creations, which is saying quite a bit. I can't wait until my nephew is old enough for me to share my #lovehate of the Twits with him.
I really liked this #newyearwhodis pick. Gay can make worlds and characters feel real in only a few pages, and some of her imagery is incredibly striking. A lot of the themes and language got repetitive though and I ended up not loving it as much as I thought I was going to. I also don't know if I'll be in a rush to read her other fiction, I'm not sure I could stomach the violence in long form.
This book. I've never read any of Roxanne Gay's books before ( I know, I know #badfeminist). But I've always loved her articles and listening to her give interviews. So far this book is only deepening my appreciation for her. @monalyisha was right in warning me what a tough read it is, but so far it's my favorite thing I've read this year.
This is a decent pick for me but I can't say I loved it. I was totally with the book, even through the random circus adventure that really didn't amount to anything. But that "big reveal" ?. . . It was too ridiculous, even for me. That being said, I've already requested the next in the series from the library #noselfcontrol . Thanks @monalyisha for the #newyearwhodis rec!
My library is really not cooperating with my #newyearwhodis reading. But I should be getting the tagged book and Difficult Women in the next day or two. And my other two I'll hopefully get before the end of the month. Though I might need to revisit @monalyisha 's list and bump some of my alternates up 😬
@Laura317 Young Jane Young is headed your way tomorrow (or the next day, it's my first day back at work with my students and we'll see how much energy I have at the end of the day 🤣)! #lmpbc
Jumping way outside my comfort zone this Christmas and reading this gorgeous graphic novel. I typically don't read graphic novels but am trying to actually finish my #readharder challenge this year and after finishing this I'll only have one graphic novel to go. Happy Christmas reading everyone!
@Laughterhp we both chose purple as our pen color for #lmpbc. So far I've just been marking things I want to comment on with post its but I need to start going back and actually writing things. . . My purple is a little darker than yours. Do you think it's ok to use the one I have or should I try and find another color? Sorry for the newbie question! 🤣
@Laura317 @emilyjwhit9 feel free to chime in with your thoughts!
I think I did alright #in2018, especially since I usually get books from the library instead of buying them. Though I was very surprised to realize I didn't give up on a book this year and that I didn't reread anything. That's a very unusual reading year for me 🤣
So excited to read as many of these as I can in January! The titles in green are ones I'm definitely going to get to in January (provided the library cooperates) and the titles in pink are ones I'm going to try and work in if I have time ♥️. Thanks @monalyisha for all the amazing recommendations, especially the outside my typical comfort zone ones!
Catching up on my posts and starting with this gorgeous book. Maas does an amazing job by all our favorite characters and leaves enough loose ends (Nox anyone!) that I feel like she has more exploring to do in this world. Can't say enough about how much I love this book. Time to go back and re-read them all.
Fan art by: dark-and-beautiful-art on tumblr
So excited for my #stuffedstockingswap #sss package! Especially (of course) the books! I've been wanting to read them both forever! But I'm not sure who sent the package and I'd love to say thank you. Maybe @Avanders could solve the mystery for me?
My love affair with Alice Hoffman's work continues with this perfect book.
Thank you so much @SomedayAlmost ! I love my #witchplease swap and can't tell you how much I appreciate you resending the package! I also love that you edited the tagged book! Can't wait to read it and Spook Lights!