Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Suet624

Suet624

Joined September 2016

reading now icon
Real Life: A Novel by Brandon Taylor
reading now icon
Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig
blurb
Suet624
The New Yorker | Conde Nast
post image

Because I love to read books, I often leave my New Yorker's sitting in a pile. I have a serious backlog & can't throw them out. I made a commitment to read at least 2 of them before reaching for a new book. Each time I pick up the magazine I am struck by how much I love the content. I learn so much about subjects I had no idea I could be interested in. Just a heartfelt appreciation that they continue to put in the time to provide amazing content.

paulfrankspencer Inability to keep up is what caused me to unsubscribe twice. 4d
Lola I could have written this post 😂 Yes, this is me. And @paulfrankspencer I too have unsubscribed- and then a special officer comes and I‘m pulled right back in 🤷🏻‍♀️🙃 4d
Suet624 @paulfrankspencer @lola I commit to read two articles. I skim the other articles to see how deep I want to go. I have to be a bit ruthless about not bothering with certain things (like articles about architecture and the theatre). I rarely read the short stories. I have unsubscribed but always return. I feel an inordinate amount of responsibility to committing to them. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 4d
See All 13 Comments
Lola That‘s a good strategy. My problem is that I tend to treat them like novellas and attempt to read from cover to cover. Then I get overwhelmed and out it back on the stack and the pile grows and grows 😬🙄 4d
Leftcoastzen I feel seen.😀Not currently subscribed but feel it coming on ! Great cover! 4d
Suet624 @Lola I know exactly what you mean. I used to read it the same way, as a novella and then adding it back to the pile because I hadn't read the very last piece. Grrrr... It's not supposed to be a job so I'm kind but firm with myself. Enjoy some and leave the rest and be just a little bit ruthless about it. Granted, this is a new-ish strategy but it's working for me so far. 🌹 4d
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen Do it! 😂 4d
kspenmoll I have a smaller pile because I try to get each moth done by its end. Bathroom reading too!!!I admit I do not read everything, but choose articles/stories of interest, poems & of course, cartoons. 2d
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope you have a wonderful day! ❤️📚❤️📚 1d
Suet624 @LeahBergen thank you so much, Leah! It‘s a beautiful day here today and that alone is a wonderful thing. 💕😂 19h
Suet624 @kspenmoll my hero, keeping that pile low and moving them out of the house. 19h
BarbaraBB Wishing you a very happy birthday, my special friend ❤️😘 12h
batsy Happy birthday, Sue! Hope you can have a good one, though I know it's not been the best day over there in the States ❤️ 52m
56 likes13 comments
review
Suet624
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
post image
Pickpick

After reading a series of books that left me uninspired, I finally picked this up & could not put it down. The sea, Ireland, and the main character continues to hover in my mind days after reading it. This is a haunting novel of a quest to track the last migration of the Arctic tern, of a woman who cannot stay in one place despite her desire for love and connection, a woman who carries on despite so much grief, and those who stand alongside her. ⬇

Suet624 It's funny that I mention Ireland, because much of this takes place in the ocean but I love her descriptions of Ireland and could imagine the places she spoke of. So many thanks to @BarbaraBB for the gift of this story. 4d
BarbaraBB I‘ve been a bit anxious that the book would be disappointing after the high expectations I might have created so I am relieved and happy it had the effect on you that you describe above ❤️ 4d
Rissreads I adored this book too! ♥️ 4d
See All 7 Comments
Suet624 @BarbaraBB We are basically twins in our reading pleasures so how could you be wrong??? But I definitely know the feeling... I've experienced it often. 4d
BarbaraBB We are! Twins 👯‍♀️ I mean! And I‘m proud to be 🤍 4d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB same. Brings me comfort. 4d
BiblioLitten My favourite this year💙 3d
58 likes1 stack add7 comments
blurb
Suet624
Watergate: A New History | Garrett M. Graff
post image

Vermonter Garrett Graff who wrote the impressive ‘The Only Plane in the Sky‘ about 9/11 has written another one that I‘m excited to check out. Thought I‘d share a local newspaper‘s review of the book: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/book-review-watergate-a-new-history-garrett-...

(Captain Adorable and his sister hoping to catch a ride in that boat.)

merelybookish Lovely pic. Looks like sister has some beautiful red hair! 6d
Suet624 @merelybookish She sure does! 6d
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
See All 10 Comments
Graywacke Love the picture 5d
tpixie Love that photo! Adorable kids, great shot 📸 5d
Suet624 @tpixie Thanks so much. 🌼 4d
Jeg Love that beautiful red hair. Great pic of them both . 3d
Suet624 @Jeg thank you, Joy 3d
41 likes10 comments
blurb
Suet624
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
post image

It‘s been exactly a year since I received this book from @BarbaraBB as a gift. Today I am finally picking it up to read. I thought it was serendipitous that @TheKidUpstairs posted this today. A book is read when it‘s ready to be read. 😀❤️

BkClubCare I am reading a book right now that I‘ve had on my shelf for a decade plus! Its time has arrived, I guess. (edited) 7d
AmyG I loved this book so much and hope you do, too. (edited) 7d
squirrelbrain It‘s worth the wait! 😁 6d
See All 13 Comments
BarbaraBB I hope the book is ready for you and you for the book 🙏😘 6d
Ruthiella A year later isn‘t too bad! I hope you love it! 😊 6d
Suet624 @BkClubCare Hahaha, yes indeed. 6d
Suet624 @AmyG @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Ruthiella So far I can't put it down. I needed this book right now. (edited) 6d
TheKidUpstairs I definitely want to read this one soon!!!! 🤣🤣 6d
EvieBee Yaaas! 6d
erzascarletbookgasm I hope the timing is perfect, I loved the book. 6d
BkClubCare @Suet624 😱”its time”! 🤓 6d
Sparklemn And when someone lends you a book that they recommend and assumes you'll read it right away...hmmm. I'll read it but it will have to earn its way to the top of the pile! (edited) 4d
Suet624 @Sparklemn I agree but I did feel badly about how long this one took me to read. I value the rave recommendation of the person who gave it to me and I didn't want to be insulting. I also find myself REALLY wanting to know if someone liked a book that I gave them that was special to me. Can't win. :) 4d
55 likes13 comments
review
Suet624
Lost & Found: A Memoir | Kathryn Schulz
post image
Pickpick

There are 3 essays in this book. The 1st is Lost & that is the one I was most struck by. The author writes of her father-his life, his illness & his passing. It is a glorious piece of work, one that I immediately wanted to share with my friend whose sister passed away. Of the last 3 books I read about a parent dying, this one hit all the key points in such an elegant way. I appreciate her effort in expressing the inexpressible.

54 likes2 stack adds
quote
Suet624
Real Life: A Novel | Brandon Taylor
post image

“…a woman with a tight, mean face, dark hair, green eyes, lots of freckles, skin like an aging banana peel.”

That sentence stumped me. Skin like an aging banana peel? Certainly a creative description but I have no idea what that would look like.

Dilara Lots of liver spots?😒🤔 7d
Suet624 ohhhh... yeah, I guess that's right. I have liver spots though and now I have to imagine I look like an aging banana peel. Great. :) 7d
Megabooks This is an odd sentence… 7d
See All 7 Comments
Suet624 @Megabooks Thank you for confirming ... I didn't know if it was just me. 🙄 7d
BarbaraBB It‘s odd indeed. But I loved the book. 6d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I‘m still trying to figure out how I feel about the book. I‘m waiting to write my review because I don‘t want to write yet another grumpy review. 6d
BarbaraBB Haha why not? They‘re often more interesting to read (not yours specifically but in general)! A bit like Tolstoj on happy families 😉❤️ 6d
48 likes7 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

It‘s a pick but primarily because I learned so much about deaf culture.

I was left with so many questions about the characters…is there going to be a sequel? What the heck will their future be? Why did the story end in such an abrupt way? Was the story simply a vehicle to explain all the challenges experienced by those who are deaf or was it supposed to resolve the various situations of the characters, such as housing, schooling, marriages?

Ruthiella I don‘t think everything was going to resolve at the end. I felt that the book was really about Charlie and her exploring Deaf culture and ASL and also her growing up. So by the end, we don‘t know what will happen next, but do know that Charlie is better equipped to handle her future as a Deaf person. 1w
Suet624 @Ruthiella Thanks for responding. I'll be interested to see what folks think about it when we discuss the book later. I may also just be a grumpy pants and can't see the forest through the trees. 1w
See All 7 Comments
BarbaraBB I‘m with you Sue! 1w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB @cinfhen Barbara, I'm so glad to hear you understood my review. It's always hard to criticize a book, especially one that educates us, but jeepers! Finish the story! 1w
BarbaraBB I just finished it and was wondering if I would be the only one without a raving review. Should‘ve known better 🤍 1w
Cinfhen I‘m with both of you @Suet624 @BarbaraBB - it‘s a pick for the content but the plot/ story was #MoreMehThanYeah 🙄 1w
55 likes2 stack adds7 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Mehso-so

I LOVED Freshwater, their 1st book. Their 2nd book sits on my shelf to be read but I went directly to this one for #CampLitsy. I know the goal is to write in many genres & I can appreciate that challenge. But this one just kind of broke my heart. It felt repetitious and full of guilt. I consider their writing to be so unique and this was not. I may grow to appreciate how they write of rising from grief into hope. But mostly I‘m disappointed.

batsy Oof, that's a bit disappointing. I was just telling @Cathythoughts the same about Freshwater. It's one of the most unique things I've read. And the prose is searing. It stays with you. 2w
Suet624 @batsy Freshwater blew my mind. This one is pedestrian at best. Super disappointing. 2w
sarahbarnes Really disappointing to hear. This one will be my first book by the author and it sounds like it won‘t be a good one to start on. 2w
See All 7 Comments
Suet624 @sarahbarnes As you know, everyone has an opinion. :) Some folks liked it. But it is not indicative of their other books. I will continue to look for their work and am very much looking forward to reading Dear Senthuran (edited) 2w
Suet624 @batsy @sarahbarnes Also... I had to go back and fix my pronouns. A bit embarrassed about that! 2w
youneverarrived Freshwater is one of my favourite books. I‘ll go into this one with lowered expectations 👍 2w
Megabooks Interesting. I‘m curious how people will come down on this next month. Great perspective! 2w
51 likes7 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

I seem to be reading memoirs about dead fathers. This is my second in a row. Carr writes a beautiful testimony to her father, David, who died at 58. I thought I was a good parent but now I feel I have to kick it up a notch. David was a crack addict and alcoholic with twins who kicked it all to become a columnist at The NY Times. His advice to his children. and his (sometimes tough) love was ❤️❤️ 🔥

Burlington - where I finished reading this one.

LeahBergen Gorgeous! 3w
Cathythoughts ❤️ 3w
Suet624 @LeahBergen there‘s a 10 day jazz festival going on right now too. It‘s quite the scene. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙 ⛵️ 3w
65 likes2 stack adds4 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Mehso-so

My friend said, “You‘re not reading Kellyanne Conway‘s book, are you???” No. The author is Kelly, the daughter of Tim Conway, who continues to make me laugh when I see his skits. I read it because I needed a light read after my last book. This was not light. Tim was a great dad and it‘s amazing how close he was to his six kids. But there‘s a stepmother who turns into the wicked witch near the end of Tim‘s life and hurts Kelly a great deal.

Graywacke Seriously that was also my first question on seeing the cover - which my brain rechecked several times, trying to process, before it got to your comment. 🙂 3w
Suet624 @Graywacke 😂 😂 3w
54 likes2 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

What happens when a virus comes wafting through the world after the polar ice begins to melt and all that was buried in ice is unleashed? It can't be good, right? Chapter by chapter this book tells the story of the results. A generational story that is intriguing and depressing. Some chapters were more captivating than others and some were super sad. I actually made it to the end & enjoyed the last chapter - The Scope of Possibility - a lot.

TrishB Yes I enjoyed the last one- just some others in the second half that weren‘t as stellar! 4w
Suet624 @TrishB definitely. 4w
See All 8 Comments
Megabooks It ended perfectly but yes, a very sad book overall. 4w
squirrelbrain Another great review! I‘m about 3/4 of the way through now…. 4w
Suet624 @squirrelbrain Interested to hear what you think of it. 3w
BarbaraBB For me the ending made up for a few dragging stories in the second half! 3w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB yes, by now I‘ve forgotten those boring stories in the second half. 3w
63 likes2 stack adds8 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

Porch reading.

Addison_Reads What a perfect reading spot. 💚 4w
Suet624 @Addison_Reads The porch is equally as long to the right of me. I keep getting distracted from my reading by all the bird song. It‘s a lovely afternoon. 💕 4w
BittersweetBooks I want a porch like this! 😍 4w
See All 18 Comments
Suet624 @BittersweetBooks I feel pretty fortunate. I rent a tiny apartment within a larger house. I hope you can find a porch to lounge on too. 4w
Megabooks Gorgeous porch!! 4w
BarbaraBB I love your porch 😍 4w
Cathythoughts Such a lovey spot 💫 4w
LeahBergen What a beautiful spot! 4w
batsy Lovely reading spot! 🌞🌳🐦 4w
MaureenMc 🥰 4w
Tamra 😍 4w
Jeg Beautiful porch. 4w
Suet624 @megabooks @barbarabb @cathythoughts @leahbergen @batsy @maureenmc @tamra @jeg Thanks everyone! Anytime anyone comes to read on the porch with me, you're more than welcome. I'd love it! 😻 4w
BarbaraBB I‘d love that too 🤍 3w
Jeg I‘m so wanting to make it back to that part of the world. To catch up with relatives and maybe sit on that porch with my book and you. 3w
Suet624 @Jeg please! Anytime! Would love it. Seriously. 3w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
kspenmoll It looks like such a relaxing place to delve into a book, with a beautiful view. 3w
84 likes18 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

A fantastic read by a woman intimately involved in the work done by The Yippees. Covering the period of 1967 through the mid-1970‘s, Gumbo brings her work alongside Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin back to life. The FBI notes sprinkled throughout reflect the wiretapping and surveillance done for years on the author. Women claiming their place in the struggle against the war effort while men received the attention. 🔽

Suet624 Gumbo can seem to speak pretty highly of herself, but she deserves to. It‘s also interesting to think about the actions that took place in the late ‘60‘s in relation to the current state of affairs in the U.S. 4w
59 likes1 comment
blurb
Suet624
post image

It feels as though I‘ve been waiting for this book for years. My librarian just purchased it and waved it at me as I walked in the door. I‘m hoping Judy Gumbo does a good job of writing the history of the activism that took place in the late ‘60‘s. This is the story I want my kids to know about. With Bobby Seale and Robert Meeropol recommending it I have high hopes.

Leftcoastzen Looks interesting! 1mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen It definitely seems like something you'd be interested in. I'm enjoying it so far. 1mo
49 likes2 comments
review
Suet624
Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
post image
Pickpick

Thought this would be an easy breezy read, like his other book The Guncle. If you have an older dog you may want to skip this one. It brought back all the emotions I felt when my dog Rosie grew old & passed away almost 15 years ago. Believe it or not, I carried Rosie‘s ashes with me when I moved from Vermont to California & back again a year later. She‘s still with me. This story is a journey & one that you know the author personally experienced.

Megabooks When this came out my dog, who has since passed, was 16. I skipped it. I‘m not sure I‘ll go back. 1mo
Suet624 @Megabooks you were smart to do so. And i‘m not sure you need to read it. It‘s okay but not great. 1mo
CBee I have a 14 year old dachshund - don‘t think I could do this one 🥺🙁 1mo
See All 12 Comments
LiteraryinLawrence My #lmpbc was thinking of this for this round, and I vetoed it because my cat had recently been diagnosed with cancer. No stories with vulnerable pets for me right now! 1mo
CampbellTaraL I went in completely unaware, just started reading without checking reviews or the cover blurb. Three years ago my dog had to be euthanized because of a rapid growing tumor that was causing seizures and paralysis. Many tears while reading this one. Unfortunately, I definitely understood the protagonist's pain. 1mo
Cathythoughts I have a very old dog , Harry ! I think I‘ll pass on this one so. ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, look at the Lily of the Valley. ❤️ 1mo
Suet624 @CBee Nope. Don't do it. 1mo
Suet624 @LiteraryinLawrence It's really not a good one for you then. I'm sorry about your kitty. 1mo
Suet624 @CampbellTaraL I'm with you. I went through the same thing. So many similarities between the book and my experience. It brought all those memories back and made for a tough read. 1mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts Awww, Harry. I'm surprised I never checked to see what the book was about, but now that I think of it, I might have thought I'd be okay with the subject matter. I guess the author did a better job than I expected. 1mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen The lilac and the lily of the valley are my favorite flowers. Both their smell and their announcement of the arrival of spring and the gardening season make me very happy. 1mo
68 likes12 comments
review
Suet624
So Much Blue: A Novel | Percival Everett
post image
Pickpick

I ask friends if they‘ve ever heard of this author and no one has. How can this brilliant writer, an author of over 30 books, not be more well known? This story covers three important parts of an artist‘s life - a rescue attempt, an affair, and his family life. Secrets color his life and colors are sprinkled throughout the story, highlighting the feelings imbued in the story. An engrossing read with an emotional end. I‘m sure I‘ll reread this one.

Suet624 @BarbaraBB thanks for the recommendation. I had to purchase this one, which I rarely do …I try to get the library to find a copy. This was worth every penny. 1mo
sarahbarnes I agree. And now I need to add this one to my list. 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve been wondering as well. The other two books I read by him were just as good! 1mo
See All 7 Comments
batsy I loved this. But I've yet to read any of his other books and I know I have to fix that because each book sounds bold and brave. I wonder if he's not so heavily marketed because he's not an easy sell? 1mo
Tamra I‘ve yet to read anything by him, but I‘ve had this one marked TBR for some time. Thanks to your review I‘m going to bump it up! 1mo
Suet624 @Tamra Telephone feels like a complicated first read of Everett's. I enjoyed it but mostly because I went in with a positive attitude. The Trees and So Much Blue are currently my two faves of his. So, again, I enjoyed Telephone but don't judge him if you're not completely enamoured with it. 1mo
Tamra @Suet624 thanks for the heads up! I have a hold on the audio of The Trees. 🤞🏾 1mo
63 likes2 stack adds7 comments
blurb
Suet624
Readings | Sven Birkerts
post image

Abundance courtesy of the library AND I found a $20 bill stretched out in the walkway to the building.

I‘ve got something to read for #CampLitsy and #CampTOB22 and the recommended Lily and the Octopus. The book on the bottom of the list was written by Tim Conway‘s daughter. Those of you who watched Carol Burnett shows will remember him fondly.

vivastory What are you going to do with the $20?! 1mo
AmyG What a day!!!! 1mo
merelybookish Fun! 1mo
See All 22 Comments
Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to How High We Go In the Dark … great books you‘ve got there 👍🏻😃 1mo
Jas16 You deserve a lucky day! 1mo
squirrelbrain A great haul! 😁 1mo
Suet624 @vivastory Funny you should ask. I'm taking the summer off & I had just been telling myself I COULD NOT worry all summer about not making money. That I needed to relax about it. A minute later I look down and there it is, right in front of me on the ground. That $20 will be my talisman - a reminder that I am safe and protected. 1mo
Suet624 @AmyG Agreed. And it's blue skies and warm breezes. Life is good. 1mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts I seem to remember getting this book from the library once before and ran out of time to even open it. I'm happy to get a second chance at it. 1mo
Suet624 @Jas16 Oh, thank you! I think you might be right. 😻 😍
1mo
Suet624 @squirrelbrain I'm so excited!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Lovely story about the 20$ and some good advice you gave yourself! Last but not least: terrific haul 🤍 1mo
sarahbarnes Love library abundance! ❤️ I just got How High We Go from the library today, too! 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Thanks so much, Barbara. May I keep my enjoyment high and my worries low this summer. :)
1mo
Suet624 @sarahbarnes Aren't libraries just the best???
1mo
sarahbarnes They truly are!! 1mo
Suet624 @Chelsea.Poole That's really good to know. I picked it up on a whim. 1mo
vivastory How serendipitous that you would find the 20$! Enjoy the books & I hope you have a lovely weekend! 1mo
kspenmoll Love your 20$ talisman! Remember you deserve this summer! 1mo
Megabooks So glad you‘re joining us and how cool to find $20! 💜💜 (edited) 1mo
Nute Wow! This feels like a lucky day! Happy wishes, Sue!💕 1mo
64 likes22 comments
blurb
Suet624
Three | Valrie Perrin
post image

I‘m so happy to be the first to post about Perrin‘s second novel to be translated. I just received my copy in the mail. Her debut novel, Fresh Water for Flowers, continues to hold a top spot in my list of much-loved books.

jlhammar Looking forward to this one! 1mo
BarbaraBB Wow! I need this too! (edited) 1mo
AmyG OOOOOOOOOO…I can‘t wait to hear how this one is. I still occasionally stop to think about FWfF. Definitely a favorite book. 1mo
See All 6 Comments
Suet624 @AmyG it‘s just the best. ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB @jlhammar keeping my fingers crossed that it comes close to her debut. 1mo
kspenmoll This summer I plan to finally read FEFF. 1mo
54 likes6 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Mehso-so

I imagine it was perfect in the ‘80‘s and it might have had an impact on me then. Now, though, I felt it offered very few specifics on achieving the transformation he writes about. Wanted to bail, but I rarely do that, and in customary fashion, (the reason I don‘t bail) is that the last few chapters finally gives you what you‘ve been waiting for: his grand pronouncements on what matters. I‘ve done inner work for years and this is merely a primer.

Suet624 On the plus side, this has been on my shelf and my #bookspin list for ages. May‘s bookspin accomplished. @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! It's funny how sometimes a book hits at the exact right moment in life - and other times it misses. 1mo
42 likes2 comments
quote
Suet624
post image

“There are no ordinary moments.“

I‘m really trying to take that statement to heart. It feels like a different way of saying ‘live in the present moment.‘

RaeLovesToRead Nice clouds! 😊😊💕 1mo
Suet624 @RaeLovesToRead Sometimes I need the reminder to look up. 1mo
Nute Aren‘t clouds an extraordinary thing? 1mo
Suet624 @Nute I spend a lot of time reminding myself to look at the clouds. They are such beautiful pieces of art. 1mo
48 likes4 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

This was my front yard for over 20 years until my divorce. My ex-hubby still lives there. I‘m housesitting in the neighborhood right now so this was my reading spot last night. Pretty sweet.

LeahBergen How beautiful! 1mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen it really is. 💕 1mo
batsy Oh, wow. 1mo
See All 17 Comments
Cinfhen So stunning!! I can understand why you must miss that view 😍 1mo
Amiable Is that Lake Memphremagog? 1mo
fredthemoose Oooh… I left a lake house after ending a long relationship… it was for the best, but man did that sting! Hope you have a fabulous stay back in the neighborhood! 1mo
Suet624 @Amiable Nice guess, but no. Lake Champlain is the furthest body of water. That's the Adirondacks of New York far away. The closer body of water is Shelburne Bay. The land on the right is part of Red Rocks Park in South Burlington and the neighborhood is Queen City Park. (Maybe more than you needed, but just in case you knew of the area...) 1mo
Suet624 @fredthemoose @cinfhen Honestly, by the time I left I was so miserable I couldn't see the beauty of the place anymore. Now my ex and I are friends, we go on family vacations together with the kids, and I visit the front yard quite often. :) Now my view is of mountains and valleys in ski country. Not a bad swap. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm So lovely! 1mo
BarbaraBB It is beautiful and I am happy you can still enjoy it! 1mo
TheSpineView I love reading by the lake. Looks lovely there!💙📖💙🏞 1mo
Amiable @Suet624 My mother-in-law lived near Jay Peak for 30 years —we‘ve spent a lot of time in those parts! That view looks a bit like the one from my husband‘s stepdad‘s family‘s place in Newport. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely! 🌅 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 💫 1mo
Megabooks Beautiful! 🤩 1mo
Jeg Beautiful. 1mo
53 likes17 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

Very well researched, this is the story of events at Memorial Baptist Hospital in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. It‘s also about the legal questions and charges filed against a doctor & several nurses who decided to end the lives of some remaining patients. The book is long and quite detailed and left me with so much to think about. I‘m also realizing it left me pretty depressed. I need to find some uplifting books!

jlhammar Such a tough read, but so good. Great review! 1mo
Suet624 @jlhammar thank you! The epilogue was interesting too… so many hospitals and nursing homes still unprepared… 1mo
63 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

I worked with Bernie for years. I heard this author on Zoom talk about Bernie‘s second run for President and I really appreciated the stories he told. Bernie is tough to satisfy and can be exhausting but Ari seemed to be upbeat about his four years with Bernie and I appreciate that. So of course I had to buy the book today. 💕💕

Leftcoastzen 👍✊ 2mo
CBee You worked with Bernie??? How COOL is that ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Suet624 @CBee yup. was his assistant when he was Mayor and when he was congressman. He‘s a very moral man who cares deeply for women, children, veterans and seniors. Also worked on a number of campaigns. 😵‍💫 (edited) 2mo
CBee @Suet624 that‘s amazing! I adore him. It‘s nice to hear that my beliefs and impressions of him are all true ♥️ 2mo
SqueakyChu I adore Bernie, too. Such a mensch! ❤️ 2mo
55 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
Suet624
One More Year: Stories | Sana Krasikov
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed this collection of stories of women from Ukraine and Russia navigating their relationships with men now that they live in the U.S.

50 likes1 stack add
blurb
Suet624
Like Brothers | Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
post image

Dollar Tree (now ‘dollar and a quarter tree‘) for the win.

Christine Great find! (Really re: $1.25?) 2mo
Suet624 @Christine yeah, I want to be a bit bummed about it but it‘s hard to be. I always thought the store where everything is a dollar was a bit of a unicorn. Still is at $1.25 I guess. 2mo
53 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Suet624
Spin with Me | Ami Polonsky
post image

I just looked at my last bookspin list and I have managed to knock off 4 books. My goal was just to read one off the list. I wasn‘t even paying attention to the books I was pulling off the shelf and boom! I guess I really should be working on a vision board. 😂😂 Apparently what you put on paper gets a little spotlight in your life without you knowing.

This is May‘s list for #bookspin. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
50 likes1 comment
review
Suet624
The Undocumented Americans | Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
post image
Pickpick

I just monopolized a telephone conversation w/a friend for 50 minutes talking about this book. You may think you know about the lives of undocumented individuals/families. I guarantee that unless you are living the experience, you do not. This book is a gut-punch. The author, an undocumented American, takes you to different cities to explore what life is like for those who work the jobs none of us will take on.The loneliness, despair & outrage 🔽

Suet624 Come right off the page. This is a must read. Thanks to @kspenmoll for sending me this book. It‘s a stunner. I need to keep talking to people about it. 2mo
Tamra Stacked! 2mo
Readergrrl Another great book that I must read!! 2mo
See All 10 Comments
Leftcoastzen It‘s been on my radar, stacked! 2mo
charl08 Such an amazing book! 👏 2mo
kspenmoll Passionate review! So happy you finished it-I am yet to read it. 2mo
Suet624 @Tamra @Readergrrl @Leftcoastzen It's a short book and easy to read but it's packed with so much information and emotion! I hope you can get to it. 2mo
Suet624 @charl08 I'm so glad you can relate to what I'm talking about. 2mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll Katherine, thank you so much for this book. I think you told me you have a copy already, right? If not, would you like me to send this to you? 2mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 I do have a copy! Hoping to get to it soon- been such a wild couple of months with work, etc.etc. That I have been burying my head in mysteries. 2mo
69 likes8 stack adds10 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

I finally finished! it‘s been on my shelf for years & my #bookspin selection twice but it‘s finally done. This 500-page, tiny type, supposedly semi-autobiographical (really?) story was well written and engrossing. I kept wondering how much of Peekay‘s life experiences were real & that may have affected how I felt about the story. Nevertheless, it‘s a powerful journey. I may be ready for the sequel in a month or 2 but for now I‘m ready to move on.

LeahBergen I loved this when I read it (many years ago)! 2mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen there is imagery and situations that I won‘t forget anytime soon. 💕 2mo
See All 7 Comments
Erinreadsthebooks The movie is great, too! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! It always feels SO good to get one of those long-term backlist books off the TBR!!! 2mo
Suet624 @TheAromaofBooks it sure does! Thank you for your assistance in getting it done! 2mo
Suet624 @Erinreadsthebooks I‘ll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip. 2mo
62 likes7 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

This is me the 4th day after my second booster, catsitting at someone else‘s house. Miserable. But the outdoor roaming cat knew it and stayed with me throughout. I‘ll never get through this book though. My headache and fatigue are making it tough.

LeahBergen Aww, I hope you‘re back to normal very soon! 2mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen Thanks, Leah. This shot really kicked me in the butt. 2mo
aa_guer2021 Hope you feel better soon! 😻 just know! 2mo
See All 31 Comments
batsy Sweet kitty to keep you company 💕 I hope you're feeling better soon. 2mo
squirrelbrain Feel better soon! 2mo
BarbaraBB That sucks. Hope you feel better soon 🤍 2mo
rockpools Feel better soon! 🌼 2mo
AmyG Feel better Sue. 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts I hope you feel better soon. Great to have the second booster done though 👍🏻 I‘d say Ill be called for mine soon 👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
Suet624 @aa_guer2021 They sure do! 2mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts I kept thinking that if I was having so much trouble with this booster, I can't imagine what would happen if I actually got COVID! I was having such trouble breathing! 2mo
Cathythoughts Your breathing is better now then ?! I hope so. Yes I had trouble breathing after my second vaccine and needed steroids for awhile. .. but it passed in a couple of weeks and alls been fine sinse. All will be well .. I hope you are ok now. 2mo
Smrloomis Ugh, I hope you feel better soon! ☹️ 2mo
Jas16 I so hope that you are feeling better soon. 2mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts Yes, my breathing is better but my lungs in general haven't been great since I got Lyme Disease. So I think they are just vulnerable to this particular vaccine. I'm glad you're doing well. 2mo
Suet624 @Jas16 @smrloomis Thank you so much for your kind words. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Hope you feel better soon ! You have a kitty nurse , that‘s a comfort I hope. 2mo
CarolynM Hope you feel better soon💐 2mo
BiblioLitten I hope you are feeling much better today. 💕 2mo
tenar Sending you well-wishes ❤️ The first booster kicked my butt, so I imagine my second will, too. Great job getting yours done! 2mo
Suet624 @tenar Best wishes to you!!! My big debate is how many of these boosters will I need? My scientist friend says they are racing to find a way to offer an annual shot, like the flu shot. I hope they figure it out. This every-five-months thing is tough. 2mo
Suet624 @BiblioLitten I'm getting there! Thank you.... 2mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen That cat was a wonderful nurse. Sadly I had to leave the kitty to its true owners. :) 2mo
Suet624 @batsy Thank you, Suba! 2mo
Suet624 @CarolynM Thank you... I still have aches but at least the headache and fatigue are gone. Best wishes to you. 2mo
Anna40 Hope you feel better soon 2mo
Suet624 @Anna40 a little bit better every day. Thanks! 2mo
tenar @Suet624 It‘s absolutely tough! I‘ve also read about a nasally administered booster in the works; hoping it both has fewer systemic effects and may improve our ability to fight the virus off right in the respiratory tract!🤞🏻 Definitely rooting hard for the scientists these days. Hope you keep feeling better day by day! 2mo
rohit-sawant Hope you're much better now, Sue! 2mo
kspenmoll So sorry You had such a difficult reaction to your booster. I am way behind on checking your posts & missing you! 2mo
62 likes1 stack add31 comments
review
Suet624
An Everyday Cult | Gerette Buglion
post image
Panpan

The author came to our local library to speak about her experience. Unfortunately I missed her talk so I grabbed her book. I‘m with a reviewer on Goodreads who says she couldn‘t understand people not seeing through this particular group. I suppose clinging to a community that you‘ve invested financially in for 18 years (despite being treated poorly) is hard to quit. This is not a meaningful addition to readings on why people join a cult.

quote
Suet624
An Everyday Cult | Gerette Buglion
post image

“There is a point in the cool of the northern springtime, just after garden beds have been raked out, when everything looks seductively tidy. Under the Earth‘s surface, a storm is brewing, ready to burst forth on the first warm days.”

I can feel it coming. ❤️❤️❤️

AmyG That sounds like a very interesting book…considering all going on today. 3mo
Lynnsoprano Beautiful! 3mo
Suet624 @AmyG so far the concept of the book is more interesting than the actual book 😉 3mo
See All 12 Comments
AmyG Ha! 3mo
kspenmoll Love this quote. Cleaning my garden this week… 3mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll the quote really got to me. Felt so accurate. And yippee for working on your garden!! 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely! I can feel it coming too 💫 and I‘m excited. 3mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts @kspenmoll and today it‘s snowing. 🥴 2mo
BiblioLitten Lovely lines 💐🍃🌱 2mo
Suet624 @bibliolitten This quote was the best thing about the book. 😊 2mo
kspenmoll Daffodils are opening up, forsythia blooming & Robert‘s magnolia tree budding. So you should have the same soon- really warm week! 2mo
Suet624 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
63 likes1 stack add12 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

Based on Eva Nahir Panic‘s life, this tells the story of Eva‘s choice to protect her husband‘s reputation by going to prison at the dreaded ‘Alcatraz of the Adriatic‘, with the understanding that her young daughter would be abandoned. This is very much a political story as well. Ideals & devotion keep running through my mind after reading this story. There is also a film that tells her story that could be found on YouTube. This story shook me. …

Suet624 I feel as if she is judged harshly for her decision and yet this story is so complex (at least in my mind). It was a different time where she and her husband saved 1500 people who would have been sent to concentration camps. This was a time that very few of us have experienced and I can‘t possibly imagine what I would have done. (edited) 3mo
Nute I want to know this story. Stacking! 3mo
See All 9 Comments
Suet624 @Nute To be honest, most of the political work they did is not fully explored in the novel. I wish the author had spent time on that. I found out more about their political acts after reading articles about Eva's life. This book focuses on three generations of women and how Eva's decision affected the next two generations.
3mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , I was going to try & get this today, but the parking lot was so full at my local indie I didn‘t go in. 3mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen nice to know the store has so much business! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Yes! Happy for them ! There may have been a live event finally. plus , they have coffee, tea , treats ! 3mo
Jeg @Suet624 I just watched the documentary on YouTube. Amazing woman. 2mo
Suet624 @Jeg Truly. 2mo
53 likes9 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

@Tonton and @britt_brooke recommended this book. It was a delightful Sunday read. Bragg writes of life in Alabama in such a descriptive way that you‘re placed right in the thick of each season. His description of abandoned dogs roaming about, cats being left at the dump, shook me a bit. Along comes Speck, an Australian Shepherd, desperately in need of food and care. Bragg‘s love for this wild, crazy, half blind dog is so lovely to read about.

britt_brooke I‘m so happy you loved this, too! Nice review. 💚 3mo
Suet624 @britt_brooke thanks for recommending it. Now I want to read some of Bragg‘s other work. I‘ve only read his first and his last. 🙂 3mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 I hope you do! I think there‘s just one I haven‘t read, but I‘ve enjoyed the rest. I met him once and he‘s delightful! 3mo
Tonton @Suet624 So glad you liked it!😎 3mo
70 likes3 stack adds4 comments
review
Suet624
The Book of Mother: A Novel | Violaine Huisman
post image
Pickpick

Read this in one day which always provides more of an emotional punch. The author writes of her life with her mother, a wild, magnetic, emotionally disturbed woman who has suffered through much of her life as a result of her upbringing and her own choices. It‘s a roller coaster ride written by a loving daughter and a fascinating read. This won‘t be a book for everyone, though, that‘s for sure. Long list - #bookerprizeinternational2022

LeahBergen Great review! 👍 3mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen Thank you, Leah. 3mo
batsy This sounds great. I'm trying to read the books from the longlist that I think won't make the cut, because as usual I've left it too late. Hopefully this one makes the shortlist! 3mo
See All 8 Comments
Suet624 @batsy it‘s hard to keep up with all the reading! After the Tournament of Books crowned the wrong winner I‘m a little sour. Of course the TOB is a silly yet lively competition. The results can feel very random. Let‘s hope the Booker keeps its head and delivers. 😊 3mo
BarbaraBB Great review. Starting this one now. 3mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I‘m curious what you‘ll think of it. 3mo
sarahbarnes Great review! This one is up next for me and I‘m excited to read it. 2mo
Suet624 I‘m interested to see what you think. 😊 2mo
66 likes2 stack adds8 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

Whether you liked the book or not, I'm excited to report this one has been nominated as a finalist for the Vermont Book Award. Kim's reaction to finding out and her struggles with anxiety and being a writer are all on display in today's blog post. https://kimberlyharrington.substack.com/p/some-news?r=35nxq&s=r&utm_campaign=pos...

48 likes1 stack add
review
Suet624
Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
post image
Pickpick

I only now saw as I posted this photo that Anthony Marra, an author I love so much, has a quote on the cover. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ A solid story of a bevy of logging families living amongst redwoods in the Northwest. The author incorporates a lot of subjects (environmental concerns, poverty, racism, miscarriage) and the main family of the novel carries the load on their shoulders. Without spoiling anything, I wish she had chosen a different ending.

blurb
Suet624
post image

There are so many tragic events going on in the world right now. Taylor‘s death really knocked me out for the count this morning. I know how I and many of his fans are feeling right now but I can‘t imagine what it must be like for his bandmates. And now Dave has lost a second band brother and a best friend. 💕💕💕

CBee I‘ve been so sad about this all day 🙁 And I‘m currently listening to Dave‘s book so it‘s all the more heartbreaking 3mo
TheBookHippie Just numb. 3mo
DebinHawaii So sad. It hit hard. 💔 3mo
See All 13 Comments
Bookwomble 💗 3mo
Jas16 Oh no. I hadn‘t heard. 3mo
bookishdawg 💔😢 3mo
TheBookHippie @Suet624 we had tickets right before COVID and held them —we finally got to see them last summer. 3mo
kyraleseberg First thing I read when I woke up this morning and it broke my heart. 😔💔 3mo
Suet624 @kyraleseberg Such a sprite. A brute on the drums. Joy and mayhem. Taylor. 💕 3mo
batsy It's so sad. 3mo
BarbaraBB So tragic. And indeed, Dave Grohl lost another brother. 💔 3mo
readordierachel Sad news 3mo
54 likes13 comments
blurb
Suet624
Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
post image

I‘m housesitting/catsitting for two days. Of course I had to bring all of this reading material. Three books and 3 New Yorkers. Just in case. 🤷🏻‍♀️

kspenmoll But of course! Enjoy your “new home!” 3mo
AmyG How‘s Damnation Spring going? 3mo
Suet624 @AmyG I'm liking it a lot. Thank you for the recommendation. 3mo
AmyG I am glad you are enjoying it! 3mo
57 likes4 comments
review
Suet624
Oh William!: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
post image
Pickpick

Some serious parallels to my life in this one, especially the relationship between Lucy and her ex-husband. I think this is a perfect rendering of a woman/man examining their past and looking more closely at how they have impacted each other. I thought it was a sweet tale of support and discovery.

BarbaraBB I just read another Strout which I loved and was thinking that I should really read this one now! 3mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB she has such a wonderful style of making a character stand right in front of you and explain their lives to you. I‘ve liked all of the ones I‘ve read by her but somehow I‘ve missed Burgess Boys. Your review of that one is wonderful. 3mo
BarbaraBB I‘d absolutely recommend that one to you! 3mo
nathandrake1997 Hi Sue, you are my favourite ❤️ 3mo
Suet624 @nathandrake1997 Right back at you! ❤️ 3mo
72 likes4 stack adds5 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

Interesting analysis on language being the key component used to ensnare/coerce/inspire someone into joining a group. Notorious cults are examined as well as multi-level marketing (Amway has quite the slimy history), gyms, new age groups, and QAnon. It‘s a wild world out there, folks.

review
Suet624
Rememberings | Sinad O'Connor
post image
Pickpick

I‘ve rewritten a review 3 times already. What‘s important to know is that you won‘t remember it for the writing, but mostly for how brave, how contradictory, how traumatized, & how beautiful she & her voice are. I had to listen to all her music as I read the book because you can feel how she continues to evolve over time. I‘m glad she spent the time to try to explain her thoughts and actions and I feel a great deal of compassion for her.

Suet624 Her story about Prince was pretty shocking and her interaction with Mohammed Ali was 💕💕💕. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love listening to her songs in the 90s 👍💜 Need to look this up. 3mo
BarbaraBB Oh wow! And did she mention Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers? He wrote a song about her and she has always denied anything between them 3mo
See All 8 Comments
Cathythoughts I love her voice ♥️ the depth of it. 3mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB she did. 😀 just a sentence or two. 3mo
Suet624 @erzascarletbookgasm just be aware that the book is not the most well written. She had a nervous breakdown in the middle of writing it after having a radical hysterectomy with no hormone replacement therapy offered to her. Her traumatic childhood and PTSD took over and she had to be in hospital. So the writing in the two halves of the book are quite different. 3mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts i didn‘t realize just how many albums I had not fully listened to. I know all her early stuff but her later albums are so filled with spirit and are really quite beautiful. 3mo
Suet624 February #bookspin 3mo
70 likes1 stack add8 comments
blurb
Suet624
Rememberings | Sinad O'Connor
post image

Tim Rice, who wrote the lyrics to Don‘t Cry for Me Argentina, wrote to Sinead and told her that Sinead‘s version was the best he had ever heard, hands down. I‘d never heard it before and now I find I can‘t stop listening to it.

https://youtu.be/lwS66Xq811o

(Photo of yesterday‘s snowstorm)

Jeg Wow. 3mo
Sparklemn It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing. 3mo
Suet624 @Sparklemn you‘re so welcome. 3mo
See All 6 Comments
Suet624 @Jeg I know, right? 3mo
DivineDiana Going to listen right now! Thank you for the link. ❤️ 3mo
Suet624 @DivineDiana I hope you like it. 3mo
69 likes6 comments
blurb
Suet624
Rememberings | Sinad O'Connor
post image

Sitting on a window seat under a blanket, second story apartment, snow falling, people walking by who have no clue I‘m up above watching them, (people never look up to the second story when they walk!) reading Sinead‘s book. Only 30 pages in and even I am terrified of her mother. It‘s a quiet Saturday.

marleed I lived in a 3rd floor apartment in a very public, busy, touristy space for 5 years. I would often sit on my balcony or sometimes stand looking over my balcony. I was surprised at how few people looked up. I noted this to a military friend living in the complex. He was not surprised at all and explained the military trains soldiers to look up. 3mo
Simona I always thought she is an interesting person with strong opinion. 3mo
Suet624 @marleed fascinating. It would make sense that military and cops would be trained. It‘s a strange phenomenon to have to be trained to do it though. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
See All 9 Comments
Suet624 @Simona I‘ve been watching some of her interviews on line as I‘m reading this. I especially liked this one. She covers a lot in it. https://youtu.be/TwNDceMdfJw 3mo
Simona Thank you for the link 🙏 3mo
Suet624 @Simona 💕💕 3mo
readordierachel Sounds like a lovely morning ❤ 3mo
Suet624 @readordierachel you‘re so right. It is. 3mo
Megabooks I have this on my shelves. Looking forward to your review! 3mo
62 likes2 stack adds9 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

Two children grow up being characters in their parents performance art pieces. Some would think that would be awesome. Clearly, in this case, it‘s not. And then the parents go missing. … how the adult children respond differs and their shared history requires they determine together what to do next. I enjoyed this one but not quite as much as Nothing to See Here.

BarbaraBB I had such high expectations after Nothing too but this one couldn‘t live up to them 3mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB agreed 3mo
68 likes2 comments
review
Suet624
Topics of Conversation | Miranda Popkey
post image
Pickpick

Chapter by chapter a woman narrates her thoughts about her relationships with men and women. Sexual liaisons, needing to please, and the apparent desire to be/remain unhappy are common topics. Reviews are negative and I started wondering if the audio version might be worse than the print version. I was taken by this novel and copied parts of the book into my journal. She gets people like me. Definitely trigger warning notice given.

JamieArc I‘m glad I‘m not alone in my thoughts on this book ❤️ 4mo
BarbaraBB I guess I need to read it too now 🤍 4mo
Christine Hmmm - stacking! 4mo
See All 9 Comments
Suet624 @BarbaraBB @christine feeling a lot of pressure over here about you two stacking it. 🤪 @megabooks hated it. So there‘s that. 4mo
Christine LOL, don‘t!! I tend to think about books not as good or bad but as either right for a certain reader at a certain moment, or not. The way you wrote about this was so intriguing that I had to reconsider it! 4mo
BarbaraBB I know @Megabooks hated it indeed. Reason I didn‘t read it. But your review makes me reconsider for sure! 4mo
Suet624 @Christine @BarbaraBB thanks to both of you for easing my mind. 🥰🥰 and again, I‘m not sure the audio is the way to go. (edited) 3mo
Leftcoastzen On my TBR but have noticed the reviews are all over the place! 3mo
Megabooks 🤷🏻‍♀️ I really thought I‘d like it but it didn‘t work for me at all. I‘m glad you enjoyed it though!! Go for it @BarbaraBB 👍🏻 I‘m interested to see where you fall. 3mo
68 likes4 stack adds9 comments
blurb
Suet624
Topics of Conversation | Miranda Popkey
post image

Okay. I‘m going in. But the reviews are so bad that I wonder why I stacked this book! Onward!

EvieBee Lol! Keep us posted! 4mo
Megabooks This was terrible!! 😬😬 4mo
Suet624 @Megabooks (gulp!) 4mo
JamieArc I was one of the few who liked it. It could be timing, feeling isolated during the pandemic, I liked feeling like I was with friends discussing things, and I appreciated some of the things it made me think about. 4mo
Suet624 @JamieArc I‘m enjoying the beginning at least. 😃 Thank you for your thoughts. 4mo
55 likes5 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

Reading Wilson‘s first novel, I was surprised to see that he had actually mapped out his second novel already. Here the plot of Nothing to See Here is imagined as a script for a movie that one of the characters in this book will appear in.

802Librarian Ha! I‘m reading Nothing to See Here right now 🤓 4mo
Suet624 @802Librarian I really liked that one. 4mo
Suet624 And you changed your name! Spectacular!! 4mo
See All 6 Comments
Megabooks Wow! Read FF first and didn‘t remember this. Cool. 4mo
802Librarian @Suet624 Did it right after I moved! 4mo
Ruthiella How cool! 4mo
50 likes6 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

After being away from home for weeks to work on yet another election, I just had to treat myself to a visit to the library on my way back home. I pulled out my phone, opened the Litsy app, and started searching through the list of books I‘d stacked based on recommendations from you all. Three were from reviews … the tagged book was just a special surprise waiting for me on the shelf. 💕💕💕 and yes, Christmas is still alive over here.

TrishB Great picks 👍🏻 4mo
Suet624 @TrishB I can‘t wait to start them. I‘m right In the midst of 4mo
TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 4mo
See All 8 Comments
AmyG Oooo good books! I do the same, open Litsy and check my TBR. 4mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts on 4mo
Reggie Our tree is still up. Lol glad you treated yourself, Sue. 4mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB just saw you were so-so about it. Rats. 🥴 4mo
Suet624 @Reggie Thanks, Reggie. Vermont is still gray (often) and cold and snowy so my colorful tree keeps my spirits up. Glad you still have yours too. 4mo
60 likes8 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Mehso-so

I love all of Poitier‘s movies but did not love this book. Generally speaking, it is is a bit of an unfocused meander through his life. It‘s more of an ode to his parents and the notion that growing up in poverty with the freedom to explore on Cat Island made him the man he was. This was part of a selection of books at the library for Black History Month.

KCofKaysville @Suet624 I liked it anyway about insights into his childhood and beliefs even though it was as you say, unfocused. 4mo
Suet624 @KCofKaysville yes, I definitely liked parts of it. Especially hearing about his childhood. 4mo
50 likes2 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

Thanks to @AmyG for sending me this novel. A quick and easy read, just what I needed right now. A lonely man starts a journal explaining his current life - he once was a well known “somebody” and now he is lonely and alone. He leaves the journal at a cafe and from there it moves on to other people. How the journal impacts them, how they come together & how they learn to speak their truth is fun to watch. It‘s a romance novel but the concept is 👍

AmyG Glad you enjoyed it. Sometimes you just need something light and easy. 4mo
67 likes3 stack adds1 comment