A beautiful day to sit outside and read!
I recently read a book about Alva Vanderbilt and learned about how she fought for a woman's right to vote. This book is about her daughter, Consuelo, and her marriage to the Duke of Marlborough. It is an interesting and fascinating read. The picture I posted is of Consuelo and Winston Churchill who was a good friend to her and cousin of her husband.
I had a really difficult time getting into this book. That being said, I'm so glad I kept reading because I ended up LOVING this book. I loved the writing style and the character development. I found the story to be unpredictable. Now I can't wait to read book 2 in the series!
Just finished this book for #LMPBC. I don't want to go into my thoughts too much because I want the rest of my group to have a chance to read it. However, I did enjoy this historical fiction novel and am fascinated by the story that inspired it. #GroupJ @Wife @Laughterhp
@suvata I'm putting this in the mail to you tomorrow!
I loved this book. There was just something about her writing that hooked me, plus it is a fairytale retelling. She honestly seems to understand fandom and how it bonds people together. In her acknowledgments Poston writes, "There might not be real magic in this world, but there is the power of fandom." I am now a fan of this series.
I'm reading this for bookclub at the end of the month. I'm having a really difficult time getting into it, but I love the writing style. For me, I think I just need to read a little bit at a time. Anyone else have trouble getting into this book?
I am new to this series and I absolutely loved this book! Ashley Poston does an exceptional job capturing what it means to be part of a fandom. It is brilliantly written. Now I need to read her first book!
I received so much #LitsyLove this week. It really warms my heart every day to receive such beautiful notes. 💜 Thank you so much @Bookwormjillk @whatsthEStorey @Crazeedi @AmyG @DGRachel @tracey38 @Stacypatrice @aroc. I'm working on replies this weekend!
Spending some quiet time before a meeting reading the tagged book at a Lord of the Rings themed cafe.
Finished this one tonight for the #LMPBC swap. I don't want to post a full review until the rest of the group has a chance to read it. I will say though that this book made me want to know more about Eliza Lucas. #GroupJ #Round5 @suvata @Wife @Laughterhp
I am in need of lots of coffee today! Last night I decided to read just one more section of the book and then it was 2am. But I finished the book and loved it. It was like a cross between the movie "Love Actually" and the book "Bridget Jones' Diary." I enjoyed this book and was exactly what I needed over the weekend.
"Success often lies not in what happens but in what you prevent from happening."
I wanted to read this memoir before I watched the film. I found Stallworth's investigation interesting especially how he managed to go undercover. My only complaint about the book is it repeats itself a lot, I asked myself a few times "Didn't I just read that description?" Regardless, I'm curious how his memoir compares to the film.
I would rank this between a pick and so-so. The first half of the book was wonderful and unique about Emma, a young baker in France in 1944 who bakes bread for the occupying troops and manages to also make bread to sustain her neighbors. Halfway through the book it started to feel like the same thing over and over. However, I kept reading because I really was invested in Emma and what happens to her.
I have been dealing with a migraine for the last 36 hours. I finally feel it lifting and my vision is back to normal so I can read, which I am very grateful for. Spending my Friday night trying to finish up one of these books. #FridayNightBookClub @JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Hello #litsylove friends!
1. Reading, cooking, knitting/crocheting
2. Historical fiction, fairytale retellings, some romance and some horror (mostly Stephen King)
3. I have 3 cats - Hamilton, Luna and Zeke. They are all 2 years old.
4. My Litsy TBR is accurate and unowned.
5. Journals, pens, anything Harry Potter. My HP Pops collection is out of control.
6. I'm really excited to connect with everyone.
Although I adore the entire series this is probably my least favorite in the series. However, I still give it 5 stars. I listened to the book and Jim Dale is fantastic as the narrator. I am a little behind in my reading for the #HPBuddyRead. @TheReadingMermaid
My weekend reading choices. I am in the mood for something different this weekend. I've been reading a lot of WWII historical fiction recently, and need a break from it. Happy Saturday! 💜
I love the first half of this book. I thought it was creative and I was interested in the story. The last part of the book became unorganized and just weird. I wanted to love the book, and I love the idea if story about a family who has the ability to jump into books and meet some favorite fictional characters. The story just was not executed well.