It has been a long time since I partcipated in a swap! This one seemed like fun and @Mommamanzi is always a good host!
Open date June 30!!
This was so cute and so charming. I love that Hoang writes characters that are different from stansard romance novels. The hero had autism, and the hero was an immrigramt, who had an accent was not at all westernized. They were real and relatable, and the romance was believable.
I so related to Emoni's story about being a mom and a high school student. I had my own daughter while in high school, and the pressures of being a good mother while a child yourself...sometimes it seemed impossible. My own Babygirl is almost 13, and I wanted to reach into this book, hug Emoni and tell her it is going to be okay. That it is not always this hard.
This book gave me all the feels and I was a slobbering, crying mess for most of it.
It has been a busy weekend, fun, but busy. So I asked my kids for one hour. Just one hour to chill out in my hammock alone. Let's see how many times their little faces peek out the back door...
I am only a few chapters in the tagged book and already cried a few times. Nothing particularly sad has happened, but it is bringing up memories of being a teen mom.
I can see why people enjoy this book. Twisty, turny plot, inventive, unique. But not the book for me, almost a pan. Too many charcters to keep straight, the non stop plot twists was dizzying. I am not a fan of mysteries in general, and this book was just too much for me.
#pop19 A book that takes place in a single day
This is disappointing. I expected to love this like I loved Kristoff's other books, but I just could not get into it at all. Apparently, I only like Jay writing space operas and bloody, assassian stories.
You have not lived until you have snuggled up under a comforter and dozed/read in a hammock 💤💤💤. My husband will come out at some point and take me to bed.
It is 74 degrees in KC, which is perfect to most people, but sweater weather for me!
I am having a hard time getting into this one, but I really want to know the ending. Is 7 more hours worth it?
That big blob is my 32 year old husband climbing the jungle gym with our 6 year old son. I am trying to enjoy my book but also hoping he doesn't fall and break something...
Easily the best celebrity memior I have ever read (upsurping BossyPants). Union was real, authentic, raw, funny, poignant, and relateable. So many times I said outloud, "Same, girl" or " yes!". It was really like having drinks with a best girlfriend. And Union has a potty mouth I can appreciate.
#pop19 A book with an item of clothing on the table
She is wearing clothes, so it counts, right?
This book is worth the hype. It's been a few days since I have finished it and I still don't have the words to describe it. I loved it from start to finish and I did not expect to love it at all. I laughed, I cried...I cried a lot. Beautifully written.
#readingwomen A multigenerational family saga
My current situation is, I am almost done with my current audiobook (tagged), I have a ton of cleaning that needs to be done tonight and tomorrow for my husband's graduation party. I need a really good audiobook to listen to while getting these awful, mundane chores done. I need suggestions...in the mood to laugh!
(Picture for attention, but also it's accurate!)
A big Litsy welcome to my friend, @Abby_Bastian !!! I hope you love this kind, bookish community as much as I do!
Some fun people to follow : @CrowCAH @Lmstraubie @LoverofLit @JenlovesJT47 @jesshowreads @MrBook @WanderingBookaneer @BookishMarginalia @Jen_Reads @RealLifeReading @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @gypsykat @joscho @thebookkeepers @LeahBergen @LitsyHappenings
So much this! One of my biggest pet peeves. People always call me Sam without asking. My name is SAMANTHA! I love when people actually ask me what I prefer.
My carpets need to cleaned, sink is full of dishes, kids have no ckean clothes, celing fans should be dusted...but the sun is out and I have a new book
Just hit 1000 books read on GoodReads!
Not my favorite of the DC Icon series, but an entertaining read. Batman is my favorite and my expectations were high. I do think Lu kept true to the spirit of Batman and DC. It was fun to see cameos of faves like Dent and Gordon.
#booked2019 Night oriented title
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
A co worker recommended this to me a few months ago after I mentioned I enjoy romances. She has been hounding me to read so we can discuss. Well...it is awful. I can't even finish it. I DO enjoy romance novels, and the more ??? the better, but this was just unreadable. Anytime an author uses the word "rosette" to describe a body part, I am out. And I will let you use your imagination on what body part that was.
Anne of Green Gables holds a very special place in my heart. I read the series over and over again. Anne taught me about strong female friendships, and Gilbert Blythe was my first crush. I was so worried about his retelling, but it was so lovely, and charming and true to the original. Also gave me an historical context I never considered. Marilla's story is heartbreaking, but hopeful. Marilla is truly a kindred spirit.
My main issue with this book is, it's not You. And I wanted it to be You. I wanted it to grab me, and the characters to leap off the page like You did. I never got that. The book also ends without an explanation for a major part of the plot and I hate that. It felt very unfinished to me. But it is fast paced and kept me entertained. The audio is great.
#readingwomen book based on cover
My six year old son, told his very religious great aunt, that Easter is when the wizard turned Jesus into a bunny inside a cave. So that was fun.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday as much as my heathens and I did.
I enjoyed this fast paced, inventive YA fantasy. However, it did feel lacking in something. I am hoping book 2 fills in what I am missing.
#booked2019 Political intrigue
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
Tanner, a queer kid, in a conservative, Mormon town, falls in love with Sebastian, the bishop's son. This was sweet and charming, just as I have come to expect from Christina Lauren. This was also heartbreaking, and hit close to home on multiple levels.
#pop19 A book with two authors
I had a little procedure done this morning, and the anesthesia has left me so sleepy. So I am spending the rest of the day with a new book,eating Popsicles, and enjoying the sunshine.
Last night my husband took me to see Pride and Prejudice at The KC rep. Lovely venue and a fun show. They adapted PnP to be more of a comedy, and definitely not my favorite retelling. But despite the artistic liberties they took, ( think hip hop dancing at the Netherfield ball), it was an enjoyable show!
I think Margaret Atwood is brilliant. But this book did nothing for me. It made me uncomfortable, and not in a good, pushing boundaries way. I know this is part of a series, and the second and third book are suppose to be better, but I am going to have to pass on that.
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
I definitely should have re-read the first two books, it took me a little bit to get back into the Witchland world. But once I did, I enjoyed every minute of it!
#booked2019 New in 2019 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen
So accurate! 😂😂😂 although it's usually books with sexy time for me.
The tagged book is great on audio, but definitely read with headphones.