Credits in, credits out. 😂🤷🏻♀️🎧 #HighlySuggestible
Today is Kentucky‘s primary election for five top state officials, including Governor! My dad is working at a different place than where I vote, and he says turnout is low at his precinct.
HOWEVER, I made my voice heard, and that is what I can do. ✅🗳
Then, I went to Dunkin and got an iced latte. 🤗☕️
I just started this great #StarTrekSummerMay / #MayMovieMagic tie-in
Solomon Reed hasn‘t left his house in years. Lisa Praytor wants to take him on as a project to give #SecondChances to return to school. But Solomon is wondering, “#WhereIsMyMind?” with his severe OCD and panic attacks. However, he has a secret place to escape, the holodeck, modeled on ST:TNG‘s no less, he built in his garage.
I really enjoyed this book when it was first released, and now I‘m glad to have the audiobook. The MC has to give up her #ImaginaryFriend when she goes to school.
Fortunately, my parents didn‘t make me give up my imaginary trips with the Enterprise crew, but they stopped when I was about eight. 😂😂
What a fantastic little book! It definitely reminded me of Mr. Grammar on here, @MrBook 😁😉💙 Dreyer makes punctuation, grammar, spelling, and word use fun. While my writing isn‘t as good as it was in college, thanks vet school 🙄, I thoroughly enjoyed this, and hopefully it will improve my writing. I will probably purchase a copy. 4.5⭐️
You know GoT is huge when they have continuing education scheduled around it!
I know nothing about GoT 😱😱, but I could always learn more about Lyme disease. (That‘s what Borellia is.) 👩🏻⚕️
Hi y‘all! The wonderful @wanderinglynn asked me for a fitness update. Here it is!
Some good news, my doctor released me to physical therapy, so I‘m weaning off the boot. A small step goal or other exercise may be coming soon. I‘m calling PT on Monday. 💙💙
#DevilsDue is a fun, IMO, episode where an entire planet believes they‘ve sold their souls to the devil. 🙄😉😏 Of course the crew foils her plans.
Grady Hendrix is my only current horror auto-buy author. His latest book (tagged) is about a band selling their souls to the devil, but I recommend all his books, especially on audio!
What should I read next? I‘m leaning towards Small Fry because there was a long line at the library. Any suggestions Littens? @Reviewsbylola are you enjoying the 9/11 book?
This talks about the search to find a drug to combat bacterial #Contagion. It has a wonderful historical overview of the #LittlestThings that have caused major problems in history. I‘m going to recommend two other books about bacteria and drugs in the comments. All three are great #audiobooks, too. I highly recommend these books for pharm/science/history nerds!
I was #HookedonaFeeling of humor listening to this yesterday after dad and I finished the Backman, which was also hilarious.
While these stories aren‘t as good as the ones in her first book, Funny in Farsi, they‘re still good for a laugh! 😂😂
By the way, I love this song! It‘s a ‘60s fav. 🎼 #MayMovieMagic
This may be a new top five favorite book!
It is a wonderful commentary on modern society and how women must be “figured out” and fit in the role of being a wife/mother OR a high-achieving career woman.
For the MC, her friends, family & coworkers all can‘t figure out why she‘s thirty-six, unmarried, no children & has a dead-end job. Spoiler alert: It‘s because she doesn‘t owe it to them to be “figured out.” ✊🏻 This book speaks to me!
Loved this look at a genderqueer young person. They have (has?) done an amazing job of taking #TheBestofBothWorld of having male and female traits. Their earring and brooch collection is amazing!
TBoBW is one of the most iconic TNG episodes in which Picard is turned into a Borg. The whole team on the Enterprise really comes together to get Picard back. I can tell you it was the longest summer cliffhanger for me! No internet! #StarTrekSummerMay
I cannot overstate how much I‘m loving this book! Not only is it a great reference book from the copy editor at Random House, but also it is just straight up hilarious! I love it when people can bring levity to a dry topic, and Dreyer does it beautifully. I think I‘m going to have to buy a copy.
This is an amazing book to listen to with your father, even if you‘re a daughter & not a son. Dad & I laughed & squeezed each other‘s arms many times during the #audiobook. It was a fantastic road trip trip with Backman writing & Fontana narrating! 5⭐️
#BFC Book 5/8 Audiobook 2/2 🎉
Great week - I‘m being weaned out of my boot 🎉 & today is the only day I‘ve had a 2nd sugary drink
Not counting points; proud of everyone! I 💜 this community! 😘
This book, by none other than Voyager‘s Captain Janeway, comes out on Tuesday. I loved her first book, Born with Teeth, so much, I preordered her new one from #Audible.
It deals with, in part, caring for her mother who has Alzheimer‘s Disease. I‘m excited to learn more about her and her family.
I can‘t decide if this MC is a sociopath, neuro-atypical, or just socially awkward. I guess I‘ll have to see where the author takes me. 🤷🏻♀️🤔 I‘m just getting used to reading Japanese books.
1. Kirk‘s Current Veterinary Therapy really helped me my first year out of school.
2. If you consider the tagged book one, then yes!😊
3. I love coming back to this book when I‘m down! Cheryl‘s words are a balm on my heart.
4. I think I read one book for pleasure my first two years of vet school. 🤯🤯
5. I‘m not sure who‘s done this one, so consider yourself tagged. You‘re it!!
It‘s #AMatterofHonor to be respectful of the Kim dynasty in North Korea. This book May be 11 years old, but it has stood the test of time well. I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in #nonfiction about defectors.
Can I say how awesome it was to find Star Trek:TNG view-master slides?! Plus I love all the crazy Klingon cuisine in this episode. Gagh anyone?? I‘ve heard the Tibius claw is nice!
This book is so earnest it kills me. But I guess I probably took myself too seriously in high school, too. It‘s an interesting read, if for nothing else than how much the conversation has moved on birth control, sex, homosexuality, abortion, teen pregnancy, etc.
#BFC Book 4/8 I may have underestimated books, but ever since my dad got his new car, he is feeling so much better and doing so much more! I am much happier and less stressed! 🎉🙌🏻
I‘ve never...read...a book...with more...ellipses. The...title...is...accurate... 😂😂😂
This #Conspiracy #audiobook has been in my #TBR forever. Generally I enjoy conspiracies and true crime, but I don‘t usually listen to audiobooks this long. Has anyone read/listened to it?
PS This is one of the better Beverly Crusher episodes, IMO. ***See below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
#BFC Book 3/8
I either like to relate to essay collections or learn something from them. To me, this wasn‘t a great collection. There are no great universal truths, and I didn‘t connect with all the motherhood anecdotes. It was basically an okay memoir. I think other Littens would appreciate it more.
I finished all three books I had started, so I‘m back to square one on the #BookFitnessChallenge, but I met all my fitness goals today!! 🎉🎉🎉
I wanted this book to be beautiful. I remembered it as beautiful. But it‘s messy because life as an addict and life with an addict is chaos.
I was not a fan of My 600 lb Life when I first read this for the #botmchallenge, but Greg and GJ‘s lives mirror so many parent-child relationships you see on that show. Sometimes I can‘t bear to watch people fall deeper into their addictions and dysfunction, though.
#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge Book 2/8
This book is incredible. It‘s American Kingpin & American Pain on steroids. If you like true crime & international criminal conspiracies, you‘ll love this!
It‘s about the takedown of a man who started running an internet pharmacy that prescribed addictive non-scheduled drugs over the internet, but then it exploded to contract killings, throwing over governments, & making deals with North Korea & Iran. 5⭐️
Quite a #Manhunt #StarTrekSummerMay #BFC
Well, #Manhunt isn‘t an episode I relate to much! As an asexual person, I don‘t frequently hit on anyone. 😉
Troi‘s mom comes onboard, and she‘s going through a sort of Betazoid menopause, during which her sex drive quadruples. Again, I really can‘t relate, but you know.
So she falls for this holodeck character, but what she really wants is some Picard, but he‘s not a ladies man like a Kirk.
I‘ll write more when I review The Mastermind later.
#botm has had many good immigrant stories over the years. My favorite was Behold the Dreamers. I wish it weren‘t packed away in storage like ¾ of my books!! ??♀️??♀️ It‘s a rare time I‘ve agreed with Oprah!!
Me, me! 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ #litsyloveslibraries
What do you do when #TheEnemy is blonde, blue-eye, and charismatic with just enough knowledge to be dangerous? You give her millions of dollars. 😉
I hope someday someone comes up with an easier way to get blood for testing - maybe a hypospray to the shoulder like ST:TNG and ST:DS9 - but until I see more proof, I‘ll find the claims unbelievable. #StarTrekSummerMay
Well, the trip was worth it. My dad has a car!! I was hoping to get a picture of him with it, but it rained all day, so here are the dealer pictures!! 😂😂😂 Many of us, Dad and me included, love all the new, modern tech in our cars!
Home safe but exhausted. It wasn‘t a good #BFC day because of all the eating out, but I‘m nearly done with The Mastermind #audiobook @Cinfhen 👍🏻
Listening to this #audiobook on the way to buy my dad‘s car in Nashville. It‘s hilarious!!
Falling down on the fitness side, but you have to try Cook Out milkshakes if you‘re near one!! I recommend cappuccino. My dad recommends vanilla.
#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn
I‘ve read about a number of imperfect futures that I seriously hope don‘t come true. I started with the YA series, like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Uglies, but later I started reading a few adult dystopian novels. Many of them frighten me! But I continue reading them.
I feel really good about #BFC day one! #BookFitnessChallenge
1. Only drank ½ of a Mt. Dew. Unsweetened tea is actually really good!
2. Swapped blueberries for chips at lunch, and ate a large salad at dinner.
3. Prayed twice. Once by myself and once with family.
4. Listened to an hour of my audiobook so far. Hopefully, I can read some ebooks tonight.
Here‘s a picture of the clematis I got my mother many moons ago. Happy Mother‘s Day!
#Violations was probably my first introduction to rape, & I think, at 11, I was too young to understand it.
When I rewatched the series at 25, this was one of the harder episodes for me to watch. I still don‘t watch it often.
I read Missoula a couple of years ago. It was hard also, but no longer shocking. I want to read Not That Bad, but I have to be in the right mindset, & I just haven‘t been there yet.
Curious to see what other Trekkies think
Another day of not getting much reading done before 10 PM, but settling in with this. I‘m using it for my last square in #nonfiction2019 bingo. Thank you for recommending it @SW-T among others!
I really appreciate the support I received yesterday! Litsy is by far my favorite destination online, and thank you for the love friends! 🥰🥰
I hope I can spend more time catching up with people tomorrow since my dad has the day off! 😁👍🏻💙
#TheChase is one of my favorite episodes. In it, the major aliens in the show and the Enterprise crew are in a race to gather DNA samples from various planets to put together to solve a puzzle.
I thought the message was positive, and it explained why all the aliens look similar 😉
One of my favorite chase-centered books & movies is Catch Me If You Can. It was one of my favorite pieces of nonfiction when I started reading again after vet school.
Hey y‘all. I need some help.
I just came out of a year-long major depression a few months ago, so I feel like I have a tenuous grip on my own health.
Now my dad has started dropping out of helping my mom, & I‘ve become her caregiver over 80% of the time. My mom has mobility problems that continue to worsen. I‘m concerned that my dad may be slipping into a depression himself.
I‘m frustrated & exhausted. I‘d love to talk to people can relate.👇🏻
This was a great choice for a #BOTMchallenge reread. I fully blame @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola and @emilyhaldi for my newfound true crime addiction!
C‘mon please Accommack County, #gimmeshelter! So many old, deserted places were burned down by Charlie and Tonya, including the Whispering Pines resort, pictured. It‘s great that no one died, but I really feel for the volunteer firefighters called out night after night during the arson spree. 4⭐️
In the Star Trek: TNG episode #Liaisons, three ambassadors are sent to the Enterprise to experience three of the seven deadly sins: wrath, gluttony, and lust/love that they don‘t have in their society. It‘s not, erh, one of the best episodes. Pictured is gluttony ambassador.
Tampa is the only book I‘ve read that incorporates all three, and probably all seven. Oh Celeste, you‘re crazy! I use this in every photo challenge! 😂😳 #StarTrekSummerMay
Sometimes you have a bad day and you just need some f$cking Bob Ross before bed. I found this on Hulu. I should be back tomorrow y‘all.
If you‘re joining me on #StarTrekSummerMay day 8 the theme is #Liaisons!
Good night Americas!
There‘s certainly a lack #Ethics on the part of Paul La Roux and some of his associates in this true crime book. The story is so unbelievable, it can‘t be made up!
He‘s got his hand in so many business that are so criminal and personally unethical, it‘s just blown my mind.
Thanks @Cinfhen for the rec. 😘 #StarTrekSummerMay #audiobook #audible
So, after a pep talk from @wanderinglynn (thanks 😘), I am joining the challenge! 🎉
Fitness: I‘m still in the boot, so my goals are eat fruits/veggies 3x a day, less than 12 oz sugary drinks per day (coffee and tea with sugar and soft drinks count 😬), pray twice daily (taking requests!)
Books: Eight books total, at least two of which are audiobooks!
Thanks so much for doing this, Lynn!
#DontStopMeNow, I just got back from the doctor, and it doesn‘t look like I‘m going to expire soon, so I‘m celebrating with coffee in my favorite mug that I won during the last @24in48 #readathon! Thanks y‘all! I love it. 🥰🥰 #MayMovieMagic
Looking at the #Clues in another #BOTMchallenge book...I went back and listened a second time CAREFULLY to this book. There was only one clue as to who the killer was. That frustrated me. I like books that lead you along, not ones that come up with wacky endings.
I could say the same about Before the Fall as well. Just a bunch of silly red herrings! Sigh.
Gimme some #Clues! #StarTrekSummerMay
#ThrowbackSaturday #HowFarIllGo #botmchallenge #MayMovieMagic
Oh, Emily, Steph, and Lauren, look what I checked out!! This one of my favorite nonfictions from 2017!
The prompt works because of how far we went reading all 60 #botm back then. It was fun. 😁👍🏻😁 Also, how far will these arsonists go! Six fires in one night with only volunteer fire departments. Just the whole story is crazy!
These are two of my favorite books about #Brothers. Definitely check them out!
The episode Brothers is an interesting one on Star Trek. The terrific character actor Brent Spiner plays his usual character Data, plus Data‘s evil brother Lore, plus their creator Noonian Soong. (Data and Lore are androids.) It really shows a great depth of talent!
Does anyone else start books at midnight? And think, like, why do I keep doing this??