Exhausted but needed to leave the apartment.
I didn‘t like this one as much as the first. But I listened to this quickly in a time where jt‘s taking me longer to get through books(physics and audio).
When one of my books clubs picked this as the book to kick off our summer I had just ordered Normal People on my own and was just like “whelp I hope I like her.” My book Club took a month hiatus due to scheduling but after reading Normal People I am so excited to jump into this for Friday.
Guys my new role and actually having a social life is really cutting into my reading time 😭
Wasn‘t sure I would get this done before the audiobook is due back to the library but I have to make time because the beginning is so good.
“Listen up let me tell you a story” about how the Queens 👑 of Six inspired me to “take you to court” with these readalikes for the Booklist Reader. And “get down” with the Queens at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre through August 4th. https://www.booklistreader.com/2019/06/03/books-and-authors/dont-lose-ur-head-si...
I‘m still behind and have to have this sucker done for a book club on Friday. I am 55 pages in 😂😭 (to be fair I have been working like 10 hour days the last couple weeks)
I may not be going to BEA this week but I will be finishing a series I picked up at BEA 2016 (Also, yes, I panicked and slapped my preorder signature plate on the front endpapers; don‘t judge me)
I got some really bad news about a HS friend I haven‘t talked to in a while yesterday (reminder on this Memorial Day weekend to not drink and drive). But these jerks are cheering me up immensely.
It wasn‘t a full read by the water day (what do you mean the river walk is busier now that weekends are my day off too. Shocker) but it was a good sneak in some audiobook time while wandering downtown day.
Another Alias Grace-esque story in which a male psychologist attempts to “fix” a female patient convicted of murder he becomes obsessed with, while he has his own issues in the background. I am not through yet so I am waiting to see if it is self aware enough to know it is doing this and provide commentary on this idea through its portrayal.
Why does this have a foot note to refer me to the previous book for “the investigation we had just concluded”? That takes me out of the world and I do not think I like it. I flipped through and there is at least one more footnote referencing the previous books. No other footnotes. And I don‘t recall the other books having this. Am I just nitpicking?
I read this years ago when it came out and left a copy at home rather than take it back to the city with me. My Mom picked it up when she needed a book for a day of subbing and hadn‘t been to the library and she has mentioned multiple times this weekend how much she disliked it 😂 I gave it 4 stars when I read it.
Decided to reread this beloved book on audio for book club before tackling my next frontlist title on Scribd. Only to find myself capped. This is only my second audiobook of the month and I just listened to my first this weekend when I reset on the 26th. I usually get 3 frontlist titles but after a year of seeing my perks get less and less I am frustrated. Any other Scribd users experiencing this?
“She appears in an Off Broadway production of A Doll‘s House. A run that lasts 10 years.” I‘m sorry what? This isn‘t the Fantasticks. I‘m sorry. I cannot suspend my disbelief here. Maybe it‘s my theatre side of the same ‘ole plays being programmed over and over. But no. Honestly this was already kind of annoying me.
My friend Mandy and I are starting a booktube channel. First up is Villette. I yell about attics. Mandy appreciates fops. (We‘ll work on clarity and editing/production as we go, but for now enjoy two former booksellers in their element). Warnings for: spoilers, language, and strong feelings about Emily Brontë https://youtu.be/5a0UdNBXzwQ
My brother is a music teacher and works with multiple marching band programs, so there‘s only like one break a year where he can find some time to pleasure read. He purchased this based on a recommendation list I made for him last year (Bird Box was last year‘s read) and I promptly forgot what was on the list 😂 Part of me was sad because I was working on a new list. But happy this is what he went with.