Laughing so hard I‘m crying. I do love Scalzi
Skottie Young is amazing.
This was me everyday when I worked in a call center. I can‘t imagine going back. You don‘t get to be human and now they have even more ways to monitor time off task. 😭
I know there are a lot negative reviews on here about this one, but I loved it! I was pulled in by the characters and ideas. My first Cory Doctorow book, so I‘m definitely going to be checking out more of his stuff. Finished on the road trip back home CO —> NE, through the snow and hopefully no closed interstate systems. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
I‘m definitely not crying all over this novella. 😭 It hurts my heart and mends it at the same time. Alzheimer‘s runs in the family, so...yeah.
I seem to be the only one who doesn't love this book. I don't think I'm going to be able to finish before it's due back. I don't like the author and I'm struggling to get past her to the ideas that made me pick up the book.
This was a random pick-up in the library, so I didn't have high expectations since I'd never heard anyone mention the title or author. It was amazing though! I love the world Scalzi has built and the characters he's created. I didn't realize this was a follow-up book, but now I get to go back and read the first one and couldn't be happier! 😍
1. I haven't read a book series in so long. Maybe His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman? If comics count, then I Hate Fairyland, Bitch Planet, Locke & Key, Paper Girls, and Motor Crush 😁
2. Younger #TeamCharles
3. I live in Omaha, so sometimes I'll go to a game with family/friends. No to watching it on tv.
4. Ice Cream Cake from DQ. Yes it counts as a meal. 🎂
5. Yes, but only magazines and newspapers.
I tried to like the book. I WANTED to love the book. I enjoyed the world building Yoss did, but it wasn't enough to make up for the main character or the treatment of women. Also-obviously not the authors fault-but I guess I missed half the jokes because of my lack of Spanish and knowledge of Cuban culture.
The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
I finished it. I'm glad it's over. I should have bailed.
Having trouble getting into this one. I'm not enjoying the writing or the characters so far. Sometimes I can't remember which character I'm reading; for two very different characters that's a problem. Not sure yet if the book is not my cup of tea or if I need something different right now.
I love the idea for this book. We get to see how a shared sleep-away camp experience plays out differently into each girls future. The story was so well written that I read way past my bedtime. I do wish I had a bit more story on some of the girls, but I recommend this one. I think I'll add it to my re-read.
I really enjoyed this one! YA science fiction where most everyone's brain is wired directly to the internet. The MC's were pretty luck-ass. And I didn't hate reading on a screen. I picked a fast-paced, easy read to test out reading on a kindle before I bought one. Checking books out from my library is clunky and involves too many steps, but reading the book was easy and the paper-white never seemed to strain my eyes.
This was...ok...I guess. Maybe I'm still processing? Part 1 seemed slow, Part 2 had me hooked and Part 3 just ended. I enjoyed that the book was told as journal entries from Cedar to her baby and how she explored her identity to and with the baby, but I think the lack of answers and the abrupt ending just killed it for me.
Such a fun and charming book! It's been awhile since I've read a romance novel, but I really enjoyed the characters and the pacing of this one. It had me smiling for most of the book. And it's due tonight, so I finished it just in time! I hate when all my library holds come in at once. 😂
I don't know how I missed his first book, but Naoki Higashida has some great words of wisdom in his second translated book.
While I can't say that I enjoyed reading this book, I can say I don't regret reading it. The MC is awful-manipulative and self centered-but the book wouldn't have had the same impact if you liked her. It makes important points about a tough subject. It was a little slow to start, but I do recommend if you think you can handle the topic of rape.
This one has been on my TBR pile for a long time and I think I originally picked it up because a Litten recommended it. I needed something lighter after Five Chimneys and it delivered. Fluffy and fun with some good lines, but it lacked fully developed characters. I think it would make a good movie or mini series if they put some time into character development.
It's heartbreaking and unbelievable to read about the day-to-day happenings of Ms. Lengyel's time at Auschwitz.
I just started this and I'm already on 117. I can't stop. I've burritoed myself in a blanket and I'm reading through the night. My heart breaks for these girls.
I picked this up randomly in a bargain bin, and wasn't sure how good it would be but I was pleasantly surprised. Good characters, good plot, random funny pop culture references. Twisted and fun. Maybe a bit more depth to the secondary characters would have been nice, but I'm ready to pick up the second book.
Bury everything. This whole book is just...heartache. I'm struggling because it's so much pain and anger from those affected by the radiation and the mismanagement of the disaster by their government.
I'm thinking of getting a landline...
Severe weather took my power; reading by candlelight. 😕 I saw some trees fall-one onto the corner of my porch-before I moved to the basement, but I'm safe. 🙃
I just finished this 4 part series from BOOM! Studios and it's so fun! All the men are eaten by dragons and so the ladies have to step up and run the town-not that they weren't already. The singing princess parts were hilarious. I wasn't sure what one of the songs was a riff of though. Takes some tired tropes and makes fun of them and leaves you with warm fuzzies. 😄 I do wish it would have continued and had more backstory to some characters.
I weren't into this knowing nothing except that I enjoy Kelly Sue Deconnick, and I was so lost at the beginning. I did find my way and now I can't wait to read the second volume. Also, I LOVED the art and the colors, but like others have said I had a hard time following some of the fight scenes.
This book is maddening! The Circlers are so group-minded and "pics or it didn't happen" and they all either talk over Mae or patronize her. ? Oh, and they are all WAY too sensitive.
"You like kayaking? Why didn't tell me?!" ?
"Because we've talked twice. Ever." ?
"Not-So-Guilty Pleasure #8: Ordering Enough Food from McDonald's for Two People, but I Just Eat It All."
I feel like we should maybe be best friends.
So far I'm loving her descriptions of everything. 😆
Library hold came in! I'm excited to jump into this one tonight.