Apparently it‘s my 5 year Litsyversary! I haven‘t posted in a long time! Just finished this book last night and it was great. I recommend to everyone.
I love NK Jemisin‘s writing. I listened to this on audio and read some of it in print to make sure I was following along correctly in some areas where I got a little confused. I really enjoyed this. Not as heartbreaking as The Broken Earth Trilogy but still very good!
Okay so I am a huge Harlan Coben fan, HUGE. But this didn‘t grab me as much as his Myron Bolitar novels or his other standalones. Maybe it‘s because I hate rich people problems. Idk. Win is definitely better as a character in small doses. So many of his comments had 🙄 Over all it was a decent read but I don‘t know if I‘d read the whole series. Glad I didn‘t buy this one and checked it out of the library. It‘s between a pick and so so for me.
Just okay. I get a little frustrated with self-destructive characters but it wasn‘t just that which kept me from fully enjoying this book. I guess it didn‘t quite feel like a mystery or a thriller to me. It also seemed to progress slowly and then speed up at the very end so the pacing could have been better. Not a bad read but I‘m glad I didn‘t spend money on it and waited for the library hold.I won‘t be watching the show. Just not for me 😐
@Gissy Thank you so much! This is amazing! I love it all but especially the picture! I want to frame it and find a nice place for it! Homegoing and The Hate U Give have been on my list for a while. I was happy when Concrete Rose came out but wanted to read THUG first! The bag, mug and bookmarks are just chef‘s kiss! #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BHMS #BlitsySwap
I enjoyed this on audio. Very funny but also deeply introspective look into R Eric Thomas and his struggles with his intersectional identity. I recommend!
1. Sci-fi, mystery/thriller
2. Other bookish items (socks, stickers, mugs, magnets, buttons, etc.)
3. Backlist is perfectly fine! There is so much to read!
4. T-shirts, scarves/head wraps, accessories
5. Both, I‘m interested in learning about new authors but still haven‘t read any Octavia Butler. Newish authors include Angie Thomas and Yaa Gyasi. #BHMS #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BlitsySwap
Great book. To say I enjoyed reading it would be misspeaking but, it was a great fictional account of two women and their lives on the plantation pre and post civil war. A really tough read and many CWs but well researched and well written. I would have liked to read this a little slower but it was a 14 day ebook loan from the library. I will be absorbing and processing this one for a while.
A heads up if you haven‘t started already. The book is good but gets very heavy. I‘m about 65% in and there are some CWs in there. I‘ll label them as spoilers in the comments in case you want them, but you don‘t have to view them if you prefer to go in fresh @GreenGrl87 @Chelleo
1. Unity By Any Means Necessary unitybamn.com
2. I don‘t really collect anything but I like t-shirts and fridge magnets.
3. Tea - my favorite is Mint Tea but I also enjoy other fruity or herbal teas
4. Janet Jackson, Lizzo
5. Coretta Scott-King, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton - I would just like to talk to powerful women and learn from them about love and life. #BHMS #BlitsySwap @GreenGrl87
This was a good read. I had to finish this, I started a while back. Still staying away from election news for now. This was my current events reading for the day.
It took me a while to finish this because I kept picking up other things. This was a delightful tale. I really enjoyed the plus size character being the Main Squeeze (the book‘s version of The Bachelorette). Authentic character who showed the ups and downs plus sized women have with their body image and people‘s responses to it.
I‘ve never seen any of the James Bond movies so I didn‘t have much background to go on. This was an okay book. The plot was pretty good, I just couldn‘t stand the sexism in the book or the sexual relationship trope. I would‘ve been more interested in the story from 16‘s POV, she was the lead female character. Listening on audio helped.
I really enjoyed this book. I know the reviews have been pretty mixed on this one. I‘m not exactly sure how I feel about the ethics of let‘s make believe someone‘s major life decision didn‘t happen gets written from someone else‘s point of view while they are still alive but I still liked this book. The narrator sounded like Hillary - she matched her voice and cadence so it was believable. Ymmv but it was a pick in my book!
This book was inspiring. It is about the Thunberg Family and Greta‘s passion for solving the climate crisis. It was really disheartening to hear about her struggles and her sisters struggles as well and the lack of support they received from the system. This book just wet my appetite to learn more about the climate crisis and what I can do to help. She didn‘t go in to a ton of detail on the climate crisis but you can tell that it is dire.
I‘m still reeling from this book! Shirley Jackson is so good at writing weird, creepy thrillers that have you questioning everything. Is this real? Did that actually happen? Part of the fun is that the questions aren‘t fully answered but the ride is wild and interesting the entire time.
Listening to this on audio was everything I needed with what‘s going on in the world. I loved it! Ymmv. I‘m a direct person and always appreciate it when another person is that way when telling their own experiences. She is hilariously direct and pulls no punches.
Oh my goodness, this book was heartbreaking but so good. I really enjoyed reading from the different perspectives of the women in this family. The author writes about the oppression of women in conservative Arab American families which is rage inducing and sad. But she also manages to write this highlighting the women‘s strength, courage and resilience. It‘s a tough but amazing read.