If that's not the perfect quote to include at the beginning of a memoir, I don't know what is.
I had so much fun with the first month of #LMPBC, but I also thought as I read, "I don't really know these readers, and it's fun. But wouldn't it be fun to do it with my three best friends from high school, as we're spread across four states?" They agreed and #homegirlsread was born! This is my first pick. And I am marking it up like crazy with underlines and hearts. #booksandbooze
Secrets and murder at a New England college? Yes, please. Optioned by Netflix? Yes, please. The college is Hawthorne College?! This book might be my spirit animal.
The heat broke last night, and we woke up to 69-degree weather, which means coffee and a book al fresco!
I feel incredibly lucky to have an early copy of this novel. It's not often a world-class novelist is a year ahead of you in school and writes a novel set in the decade & town in which you both grew up (and it's not NY or LA or London). Yes, we moved around a lot & I claim more than one city in an "it feels like home way," but of all of those, we get what everyone says is a great literary, political, modern historical Topeka novel?!
Pulled this from the "How have I not made time for this yet?" pile.
A special, surprising thing happened yesterday as I drove from Denver (where I'd been on vacation) to central Kansas (to visit one of my best friends). I unexpectedly passed Nicodemus, Kansas, so I U-turned to visit. Then I remembered I bring too many books on road trips, and I had this in my trunk. Cue me rereading the final scene where it took place and the unexpected highlight of my trip.