Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
myellenbee

myellenbee

Joined October 2016

retired nurse, grandma, lover of books, crochet and animals.
blurb
myellenbee
post image

1. A spy, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh really clicked with me.
2. No snooze, but it takes a bit to get moving. The alarm agitates the cats enough falling asleep again wont happen.
3. Treat others as you want to be treated. Be kind.
4. Green any shade
#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

blurb
myellenbee
Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
post image

Look what came today! I cant wait to start it!

8 likes1 stack add
blurb
myellenbee
post image

#ThoughtfulThursday
@MoonWitch94

Apple orchard🍎
Stew
Cinnamon dolce ☕
Hayride
Pumpkin pie
Tag @annkuch13

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃🍂🍎 1y
21 likes1 comment
review
myellenbee
The Guest List | Lucy Foley
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick rread, the pace is fast and the story is told from multiple points of view. The story covers a weekend wedding on an isolated island off Ireland. The atmosphere is haunting both in the writing and on the island. Everything seems so beautiful and perfect but the veil is slowly peeled away. The information is placed perfectly to realize the turns in plot just as they happen. Definitely recommend this book!

Bklover I loved this one! 1y
23 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
myellenbee
post image

My current read. Danica wants to know if you've read it too? #catsoflitsy

MySharonaK Aww so cute 😻 1y
14 likes1 comment
blurb
myellenbee
Ulysses | James Joyce
post image

I just finished Ulysses by James Joyce. It was hard going at times but really worth it. I can see how scholars study it a lot. I'm awed by the mind that produced all those different writing styles and ideas. But thank goodness for all summaries and references sites I needed to explain some of it. I read it for my Dad a James Joyce fan, thanks Dad.

blurb
myellenbee
Untitled | Unknown
post image

# familypairs @ nataliepatali @Blueberry @annkuch13
Annkuch13 is my daughter

13 likes1 comment
blurb
myellenbee
post image

1. The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I'm on 9 of 14.
2. Reading my 1st no illustration chapter book in 4th grade Molly in the Middle. I learned to read late due to visual issues. The The Hobbit in 9th grade as my first adult book. It really inspired me.
3.Aragorn LOTR, Hadrian of Theft of Swords, Joe Morelli Janet Evanovich series.
@egg #wondrouswednesday

blurb
myellenbee
Green Rider | Kristen Britain
post image

#fivefingerstack Thanks @annkuch13 for tagging me.
👍Book I liked: Green Rider by Kristen Britain
☝️Book I always recommend: A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
👎Book I didn't like: Nemisis by Isaac Asimov
💍 Character I'd marry: Aragorn from Lord of the Ring, The Return of the King
🤙Pinky promise I'll read soon: Ulysses by James Joyce, for my Dad a Joyce fan.
I tag @charl08 @rethier1 @sprainedbrain @KPS-BOOKS-45

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Green Rider is good. I'm a few books into the series. 💚🐎 2y
myellenbee I'm impatiently waiting for the next one🙂 2y
17 likes2 comments
blurb
myellenbee
The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
post image

I just came across this interesting sentence. I dont know if others have trouble instantly seeing the difference in the words with ough in them but I do. So having these 3 words together in a sentence was neat and may help in future.

review
myellenbee
The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
post image
Pickpick

A little more review of the book. 451 characters not enough🙂 Matthew Venn is a very likable detective, his main staff of Jen and Ross have lots of potential. They are still learning to work together. I'm really looking forward to seeing their development. I also am enjoying learning of another beautiful part of England.

review
myellenbee
The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
post image
Pickpick

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves is the first in a new series of Defective Matthew Venn. It holds up well to her Vera and Shetland series. It takes place inDevon England. It is well described, I felt like I was there, smelling the sea hearing the birds, seeing small town life. The mystery involves a murdered man who had links to a care center for mentally disabled adults, an evangelical community that Venn had ties to.
The plot is good.I recommend it

TrishB Looking forward to this one- finishing the Shetland series first. 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘ve finished the Shetland series and miss it. 😔 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 haven‘t finished the Shetland series! But I‘ve read this and loved it 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘m waiting for a few more to be published in the series. 2y
9 likes4 comments
review
myellenbee
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
post image
Pickpick

This was such a good book! I couldn't put it down. This is the story of Alex Stern, a freshman at Yale. She is a high school dropout from LA, but recruited to be in the Ninth House. But why her? Ninth house monitors the 8 secret societes. They are more than the rich and powerful, they wield magic. Alex is overwhelmed trying to keep up with her studies and her ninth house responsibilities.
And then things really get busy!
TW rape, drugs, murder

blurb
myellenbee
post image

Fun day at the library book sale!

blurb
myellenbee
post image

1. Loved it!
2. Turquoise
3. It's a toss up. Playing detective all week on a mold smell in the bathroom, recaulking, cleaning walls and drain. OR visiting family in Blufton SC to swim in 80° ocean the same weekend as Jstin Beber's and Hailey Baldwin's
wedding which for some reason I wasn't invited to😃. We didnt see them but our hotel had the flower crew.
4. Yes, I can do both.
5. Will do! Happy Friday! #friyayintro @annkuch13 @howjessreads

review
myellenbee
Dancing on Barbed Wire | Jerry Craven, Andrew Geyer, Terry Dalrymple
post image
Pickpick

This was such beautiful amazing book! So much more than short story collection. There are 3 authors, 3 sections, and a novella at the end to tie things together. Each author starts one section and all 3 write tie in stories. One author then ends the section with a flash fiction. The authors are not identified it is intended for the reader to figure it out from the styles. There are connecting threads through out. So poignant and beautiful.

blurb
myellenbee
post image

#mondaymorningbeverage coffee and bed head.

dariazeoli Hope you had a good Monday! 2y
12 likes1 comment
blurb
myellenbee
To Helvetica and Back | Paige Shelton
post image

Got 4 books for $10 at an outlet mall! Found a new (for me) series by Paige Shelton and one of the few Asimov books I dont have.

quote
myellenbee
post image

"It's easier to believe the most outlandish lie that confirms what you suspect than the most obvious truth that denies it. "

blurb
myellenbee
Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
post image
blurb
myellenbee
post image
Biverson12 Spooky cover! 👻 added to my stack ☺️ 2y
myellenbee @Biverson12 that's great! It's such a good book. I think it is much better than his The Last Unicorn. 2y
8 likes2 comments
blurb
myellenbee
The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
post image
15 likes1 stack add
blurb
myellenbee
Ghost Summer: Stories | Tananarive Due
post image

#7covers7days #coverlove
Day 4
I know we are just posting covers without comment but this watercolor like cover gives the perfect ambiance of the book.

blurb
myellenbee
post image
blurb
myellenbee
Pest Control | Bill Fitzhugh
post image

#7covers7days
Day 2
I tag @annkuch13 to give it a go.

quote
myellenbee
post image

"I've been collecting bugs since I was ten; it's the only way I can stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick. "
So starts the first paragraph of the book. That first sentence was enough to make me read the book. I wasn't disappointed.

blurb
myellenbee
post image

@Biverson12 Thank you for tagging me for #7days7covers #coverlove. Day 1

blurb
myellenbee
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
post image

#wondrouswednesday
1. 22
2. Mountains
3. Ireland and the Canary Islands
4. Middle Earth
@Eggs

Eggs Quite a traveler you are! Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
21 likes1 comment
blurb
myellenbee
post image

This book was SO good! I stayed up till 4 am to finish it. I cant remember the last time I did that. When I finished I was shocked at the time, I had no idea how long I had been reading. Oops. There were so many surprises and it was so suspenseful I couldn't put it down. I can't give detais because I'd hate to spoil anything. I'll be going to the library today forRuth Ware's other books!

Bookworm1987 This is the only book of hers I havent read. 2y
Bookworm1987 Loved all her other books though so i'm sure i'll enjoy this one. 2y
17 likes2 comments
blurb
myellenbee
The Thief of Venice | Jane Langton
post image

1. The Theif of Venice by Jane Langton
2. Hot and dry. 95° not sure where September weather went, near 100s heat indexes for a week.
3. First date where my date brought a guy friend as moral support, I must have been intimidating?
4. 3 grown kids, 5 grandchildren, two cats.
5. Will do!
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

blurb
myellenbee
Dancing on Barbed Wire | Jerry Craven, Andrew Geyer, Terry Dalrymple
post image

1. Both but coffee to wake up, tea to relax.
2. Mostly fiction
3. Definitely light
4. Cats all the way!
5. Oracle sounds very interesting.
6. Practice
7. Plants
8. North- earth and home
#Basicwitchswap

blurb
myellenbee
post image

1. Ulysses by James Joyce
2. The Harry Potter series
3. Too many, all the books...
4. Unbelievable-My Front Row seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katie Tur . 4
5 #annkuch13 , # BookishGirl06 #stillsearchingforCarmenSanDiego
#wondrouswednesday

ImperfectCJ If you decide to tackle Ulysses, check out the tagged book. I was ready to toss Ulysses across the room until I found Campbell's analysis to read alongside it. 2y
myellenbee @ImperfectCJ Thanks for the suggestion I'll keep it in mind. My dad loved James Joyce was kind of a scholar on him. I'd be reading it in his memory so might need the help. 2y
8 likes2 comments
blurb
myellenbee
Star Trek Reader | James Blish, Gene Roddenberry
post image

I'm bailing. It's not that it's not a good book . It's just that it's the written story of the actual Star Trek episodes. It's written narratively not a screen play, but is exactly the stories from the show. So I know what will happen.

blurb
myellenbee
In Our Time | Ernest Hemingway
post image

#SummersEndReadathon. I'm well on my way with the readathon. Started and finished Hemingway's In Our Time. Finished Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton. And am listening to Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman.

Clwojick 👏 👏 👏 2y
10 likes1 comment
review
myellenbee
post image
Pickpick

I really liked this book. It was an intricate mystery with a good ending explanation. Delaney is an American working as a researcher at an antique bookstore in Scotland. She finds a dead body on a errand to pick up a book. There is a lot of Scottish history and atmosphere. Turns out it is book 2 in a series so I'm starting The Cracked Spine book 1 now🙂. Ironically on my wish list is book 4 before I even tried this author.

blurb
myellenbee
Little Tiny Teeth | Aaron J. Elkins
post image

Hello Thursday
1. Those oatmeal peanut butter no bake cookies I could eat the whole batch myself.
2. I will never get tired of all the Harry Potter movies especially the first one.
3. Any cozy mystery.
4. As much time to myself to read with no phone calls or interruptions.
5. Will do! 👌
# HelloThursday

review
myellenbee
Silenced: A Cybil Lewis Novel | Nicole Givens Kurtz
post image
Pickpick

This is a woman PI mystery. It takes place about 150 years in the future, in the American Territories. The USA has broken up. There are just fleeting references to the cause. The story follows Cybil Lewis and her assistant Jane in their search for Jane's missing niece.
There s a nice mix advanced technology and the old that makes sense. The mystery is good and there are some very suspenseful moments. If you like J D Robb you will love this!

7 likes1 stack add
blurb
myellenbee
post image

#24B429 update. I got 13.5 hours of reading in . I finished If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yri Herrera, got started on Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling and continued listening to Crown of Swords book7 of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Best of all I surpassed my Goodreads goal by 2 books!

blurb
myellenbee
post image

#24B42019 This is likely more than I will finish but it's worth a try📚

Andrew65 Good luck with it. 😊👍 3y
9 likes1 comment
review
myellenbee
post image
Pickpick

This book is witty and the story is well told. I really like how the story played out. It kept me turning the pages quickly. It is the story of Korede and Aylooa, two sisters helping each other through life. Its just that one happens to be a serial killer, the other enables her. It delves deeper into sister relationships, the pretty one,the serious one...and why they are that way. There is strife, and jealousy, but more love. TW child abuse

blurb
myellenbee
post image

Look what came in the mail today! I'm excited and ready for #themistletoemurder #pdjames #buddyread

blurb
myellenbee
Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
post image

I'm only on chapter two but I'm pleased to say this book looks like it will be as amazing as The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles!

blurb
myellenbee
post image

Laughing my head off with this one. The best Stephenie Plum so far. Looking forward to the many more.

review
myellenbee
Fluency | Jennifer Foehner Wells
post image
Pickpick

Jane Holloway is a linguist and part of a small NASA group sent to explore a large space ship parked in the asteroid belt since 1960. The ship is apparently abandoned but the lights turn on as they dock. Jane begins to have contact with a presence on the ship. There is really cool science, icky space creatures, battles, and a little sex. The suspense lasts to the end. Great plot. I bought book 2 immediately on finishing. A must read for scifi fans

review
myellenbee
post image
Pickpick

This was a great book! A suspenseful mystery complicated enough to keep you guessing. Jake finds a dead man in her chocolate shop, the police suspect her partner Ellie. But they have 28 cheesecakes to make for July 4th with a hurricane approaching, her son is missing and her dad left the hospital on his own after a heart attack. Poignant family issues are mixed in. And don't forget the amazing chocolate! And sweet rescue dogs too. A must read!

blurb
myellenbee
Buried in a Book | Lucy Arlington
post image

1. Relaxing, big family dinner on Labor Day, grilled burgers, dogs, corn on the cob etc. No rain expected, none for the last 2 weeks actually.
2. Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington I've been busy trying to finish 2 library books before they are due.
3. Edisto Beach, South Carolina.
4. A sloth, it matches my energy level.
5. 96°, heat index106° in other words a normal South Carolina day.
#friyayintro. @jesshowbooks

blurb
myellenbee
Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
post image

#HumpDayPost
1. A picture of my one week old great neice! She is amazing🐑
2. I'm reading 3. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves; Death at the Louvre by Evan Hirst; Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch.
3. Summers climbing trees to read in the branches all afternoon.
4. Not really, I use the library a lot, buy if I can't find a particular book.
5.I'd rather have the books and not be able to talk about them. I have to read.
@MinDea

MinDea Awww. She's beautiful! Congratulations! 3y
8 likes1 comment
blurb
myellenbee
post image

Movies: Freaky Friday- Jodi Foster version, the Faculty , Fargo
Food: feta cheese, flapjacks
TV shows: Falling skys, Father Dowling mysteries
Books: Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi; First Rider's Call, Kristen Britain; Falling in Love with Hominids, Nalo Hopkinson; Fellowship of Fear, Aarons Elkins.
#manicmonday #letterF @JoScho

JoScho Yes feta cheese! 3y
9 likes1 comment
review
myellenbee
post image
Pickpick

A really good mystery! Matt flies to Cuba to marry his Cubana girlfriend only to find her murdered. They met through her Cuban food blog. Matt gets involved with trying to find the killer along with the police, the secret police and a Santeria religion leader. The daily life, culture and politics of Cuba is well described. There are several Cuban recipes too. I felt like I was in Cuba. I hope we will see more from Teresa Dovalpage!

blurb
myellenbee
post image

I put my book down to switch laundry loads only to return to Ozzie sitting on it. Apparently I've been ignoring him to finish the book. Come on Ozzie it's due tomorrow.

annkuch13 Awww 3y
12 likes1 comment