I‘m about halfway through and I just love Peter. Lately I‘m loving characters that initially come across as self-absorbed jerks only to be the nicest people you‘ll know. I‘m sure it‘s because I‘ve known a few in my life.
This book had so many layers and so many tales, yet I kept coming back to the story of John. He‘s so awful and boorish and yet he‘s my favorite character in a long time. I tend to pick friends like him, and there‘s a good reason.
I guess I better get with #SucculentSaturday here in the great desert of Massachusetts! 😂🌵
1. No. Just kidding, lived in the desert most of my life.
2. I‘m prone to killing succulents. 😳🌵
3. Probably Becoming by Michelle Obama.
This is the saddest possible chapter in everything. Everyone in life seems like John sometimes, whether as a funny jerk or as someone who has gone through horrible pain. It‘s still a book you both love and hate.
This book is generally too emotionally resonant for a work listen, but I really love the stories about John. I‘m waiting for a sequel all about John. #audiobook
That sounds like something I would do. I mean, I have an Instagram account dedicated to plastic signs with cars on them. They‘re everywhere in New England. (For the curious, @ wheelynicesigns )
I love this discussion of home because I‘m the exact opposite. I spent nearly my entire life in Arizona. There are roots. But the first time I experienced Northeastern brusqueness, it was a matter of weeks before I knew this was my place.
What is home anyway?
I have failed at #bfc and am ending participation in such. I‘ll go back to occasional book posts and a few succulents, and trying to get in shape on my own.
Let‘s see, I achieved none of my goals, but I went up a nice hill and came down with something. Back on the wagon, self. But I am still slowly but surely listening to this audiobook. #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge
2. Outside. The gym bores me to death.
3. Silence, please.
4. Hiking at the moment and I‘m doing none of it. Ugh.
5. Just have me climb up a relatively easy mountain. 👍
@wanderinglynn #hellothursday #bookfitnesschallenge
I usually don‘t care about celebrity deaths but this might go a bit higher on the TBR just about now.
Behind the author during her presentation. New insights: *I never thought of this book as YA, but it well could be. *I had no idea of the pervasive influence of medicine in the book when I read it. *I didn‘t think the only Litten I‘d see would be @ChrisBohjalian . *How were there audiences full of what looked like only white people?
Nice day to be at #newburyportlitfest !
Anyone ever been to the Newburyport Lit Fest? It looks like it‘s very much in the format of Tucson Festival of Books, but smaller. If anyone has been or is going, I‘m curious to hear about it! It‘s April 26 and 27 in Newburyport, MA, which appears to be about 45 minutes north of Boston.
I read some of this on the train back to CT and now it‘s time for a trip to New Bedford. Photo taken outside the NYPL tourist museum. Should‘ve gone across the street, oops.
Just a photo from #litsywalkers today. By the time I shot here, I had been walking around an area for over an hour, right through a district that has suffered from adversity to such a degree that I struggle to see how this could exist in the United States in 2019. Then I saw this and it broke my heart again.
1. Seriously considering going to Boston. So cliche but could be interesting.
2. Meeting my wonderful dust bunnies. 💚
3. I‘m almost done anyway.
4. Ronald Reagan. 😂
5. Well good luck y‘all!
Just reminding myself that I better get moving even when it‘s still and forever cold. Do those of you who deal with this winter on a regular basis ever dream of flying down south just to experience warm temperatures for an hour or so and then flying back? #litsywalkers @kaye
Trump now might be attempting to foment global instability to create the crisis he needs to upend American democracy.
On the other hand, I‘m not sure Trump has met the authoritarian criteria asserted in this book. The goal of this tome may be to raise consciousness, but it‘s actually calming me down a bit. The guardrails of democracy are deteriorating a bit, but they hold for now.
The tragic paradox of the electoral route to authoritarianism is that democracy‘s assassins use the very institutions of democracy-gradually, subtly, and even legally-to kill it.
#americawasgreat #maga #bygettingridoftrump
It‘s utterly ridiculous and I still can‘t stop reading. I wasn‘t expecting it to be so erotic but I‘ve learned to love the unexpected.
It‘s a fun nostalgia trip/memoir, and I learned a good bit I didn‘t know. So without further ado, here‘s a photo from one of my numerous road trips. Photo taken today, Pawtucket, RI.
This is a great month for my reading. I read a book. I read more than one. That‘s something I enjoyed or learned. I‘m happy with it, but next month I‘m going to read more about Massachusetts. #stats #februarystats
If I pull over I wander down alleys to take pictures. So no pulling over. 😂
Yeah, this kid is high.😂 Maybe it would be fun writing a book with a bunch of high characters. I‘m sure tons exist.
PS: This book is so why I could never have a grueling career and a family. Someone suffers all too often.
When you‘re out walking and stumble upon a Kerouac memorial, though given where I was at it‘s not much of a surprise. Still haven‘t read Kerouac though. #litsywalkers