Hey #Ottawa area Littens 🇨🇦 The Book Gallery is closing due to a series of unfortunate circumstances. They have to get rid of almost 100,000 books by June so they‘re giving them all away. Free books AND you‘re helping someone who‘s going through a rough time.
1. I‘ll read whatever‘s given to me
2. Right now I‘d say Rilke. Maybe Deleuze or Foucault considering I had to study them. On the complete opposite end, I‘d like to talk writing style with Maggie Stiefvater.
3. No preference
4. I ❤️ a lot of things but my participation in fandom is transient: HP, Sailor Moon, horror
5. Not really
7. I don‘t mind
9. Love ‘em ⤵️
10. Bookmarks, cameras & art supplies mostly
🤦🏻♀️ My mind immediately went to Zelda and I haven‘t even played that game yet.
I‘m all signed up!! I love love love this idea: you send two books, one from a wish list and the other filled notes, photos, art, bookmarks, etc.
Go visit @TheReadingMermaid for details and links.
Today is a grey rainy day (my favourite kind) so I‘m sitting by a window with Gambit and reading 🌧 #currentlyreading
⚡️ Art of various sorts (relevant links in profile), cooking, puzzles, gardening. I also enjoy video games but I don‘t really have time to play them.
⚡️ I can‘t think of one I haven‘t tried but probably something more active than my current hobbies. I‘d like to try archery again.
⚡️ Cameras, bookmarks, books
⚡️ Art - I don‘t know, it‘s something I‘ve always done.
Some year-end stress relief puzzling - which doesn‘t work when the brand new puzzle has a missing piece🤦🏻♀️
Since tomorrow is the start of a new fiscal year, I‘m hoping to have more time to read this month. I need a good adventure fantasy book right about now.
1. Complicated question. Short answer: I live in 🇨🇦, specifically Ottawa. I‘m from here/rural Quebec.
2. I can‘t see myself living anywhere else permanently.
3. All I‘ve had time to read lately is the news.. so, everywhere.
4. Uhh Timbits are considered quintessentially Canadian (Poutine is actually Quebecois and maple syrup is Indigenous). Ottawa has BeaverTails.
Wow I haven‘t posted in forever. Haven‘t read much because March is a busy month. But in other bookish news, my 10yo niece and 13yo nephew stayed with me over their March break and I took them to Chapters—I don‘t think they‘d ever been in a bookstore before because there aren‘t any where they live. My niece emphatically declared “I want to live here” and I couldn‘t have been prouder 😂
Now that it‘s with its intended owner, I can show you all the latest bookmark I designed 🤡 I finally watched the new adaptation a few weeks ago and tbh I like it better than the original. I kind of want to do a full painting of this Pennywise. #BookishCrafts
I enjoyed this. It has some faults typical of a YA fantasy, namely that character development sometimes seems sped up in order to move the plot forward. However, the world building is nice and the start of the book is slow in order to establish character and setting. It‘s from an independent publisher so I know this isn‘t always possible but a map would have been handy. I look forward to reading the second book when it comes out.
No snow day for me but I worked from home today. There‘s now a huge snowbank blocking my driveway, at least 6ft tall, but our water is working again 👍🏼 Now to finish this book while I have some homemade New York-style pizza 😋
Hope all my fellow Ontarian littens stay safe tonight! It‘s been snowing in my area for about an hour and the roads are already terrible and we have no water. Crossing our fingers and knocking on wood that the power stays on. If it‘s a snow day tomorrow, at least I‘ll be able to read 🤷🏻♀️📖❄️
@DuckOfDoom it did indeed arrive and it‘s fantastic! The owl you made is adorable and I adore the art supplies. I love that everything is portable, I‘ll have to take them with me next trip. The book is one I‘ve been meaning to read for awhile! Thank you for sending (twice!) #MakerSwap
I‘ve mentioned before that I tried listening to an audiobook only once in my life so I decided to try again. I downloaded the tagged on Libby for my flight. Not into it. Despite being stuck in one place for 3 hours with no other entertainment and listening to one of my favourite books, I couldn‘t focus on it. I just get too distracted for audiobooks, which is weird because I like podcasts.
I have Twitter but I‘m rarely there. I‘m all over Instagram though: my main is teeebe (art/books), teiaos is my personal account and #Gambit has one at littlegambit24 . My Goodreads and Letterboxd are both /teebe (links on my Litsy profile)
Now I‘m going on a following-spree on Insta 😁 #HelloThursday
Joining #LitsyPartyofOne to read this. I‘ve been craving an adventure fantasy so we‘ll see how this goes and if I‘m not feeling it, I have some poetry and book club books on hand.
⚡️ Before Harry Potter, my faves were Dr Seuss books and the Pony Pals series
⚡️ There‘s too many... first one that comes to mind is playing hide and seek or kick the can in the woods around my house
⚡️ Sweeping and dusting. I still hate them.
⚡️ When I was 2 I was given a rag doll that was as big as I was. I named her Fishie... no one, including me, knows why. I treated her like she was a real person.
⚡️My fave since 6th grade
Ahhhhh I need this! I already have the ebook of Binti but I want to get this so I can read all three novellas at once. Greg Ruth drew the cover art and it‘s amazing 🙌🏼
⚡️Chocolate! I was given these today (Lindor truffles are my fave)
⚡️ There‘s a few but I tagged this one because it‘s on my mind. You can look at my profile to see my thoughts on it 😅
⚡️About 10 EDIT: Actually, I think it‘s closer to 15
⚡️ I love beautiful (leather bound) editions and I have a small collection of antique books. I also tend to get multiple copies of favorites.
⚡️ I wish
This is one of those books that pisses me off because it could have been good and isn‘t. I enjoyed the world and mythology but all the problems of the first book— plot holes, inconsistent characterization— are here magnified and piled under other issues. ➡️ Full review on Goodreads
If there‘s one thing I absolutely cannot stand in a book it‘s inconsistency.
I enjoyed the Irish mythology and historical aspects, and it‘s overall a fun read. However, there‘s a few plot holes and inconsistencies with the characterization that make me less willing to put up with the annoying main characters. It could have done with another round of edits. I will still read the 2nd book because I enjoyed the world and want to know what happens, but this could have been so much better than it was.
The historical parts of this book fascinate me. This part is dealing with how the rise of guilds supplanted what was seen as “women‘s work”. As domestic industries (like healing, ale-brewing, textile work) became professional, women were pushed out by men who were considered experts despite the fact that these had been women‘s jobs for centuries. The author also connects this with the rise of Christianity. Too bad it‘s a TINY part of the book.
I‘m often asked for book recommendations re: #Reconciliation or genocide in the Americas. There are many sources for that but one piece of advice I can give to anyone learning about #Indigenous issues: none of it is in the past. The issues those books detail are ongoing and unless you‘re also reading newspapers/blogs/etc dedicated to Indig. issues, you‘re missing half the story. Case in point, the raids by the RCMP on Wet‘suwet‘en territory.
⚡️ Read more books - I always aim for at least 50 a year
⚡️ Read regularly (at least 2 chapters a day)
⚡️ Finish any books I‘ve put on hold
⚡️ Read more graphic novels (recommendations welcome!)
⚡️ Tackle my TBR
⚡️ Get a library card... because I haven‘t had one for ages and I want access to Hoopla
The explanation behind my handle isn‘t as interesting as everyone else‘s— teebe = TB, my initials.