Popped by a local charity and discovered the perfect set of canning shelves. Now I just have to deodorize and paint them.
Started this one yesterday.
Edit: DNF'd just not grabbing my attention.
More bad dating and sex advice.
This was a reread. It was rather blah...
This one is going to be a wild ride.
This book is all about how Stanley Tucci loves food; more specifically cuisine. He literally uses food as a guidance system to the major changes in his life. From childhood all the way through being diagnosed with and beating cancer. I highly recommend giving it a listen.
This one was so refreshing after the last few duds. The zoology connection and the red herrings really spiced up an otherwise grim situation. This book features dual timelines that intertwine to form the pattern of a killer. Jane and Maura have their friendship tested when they disagree about the connections in several cases. These cases will take Jane to South Africa on the hunt for something far more dangerous than a leopard. She hunts a human.
This was highly formula driven. broody Damon Salvatore type wants to get his way with downstairs neighbor. They meet, they avoid, they bang. Again. and so on. she falls in love only to discover his betrayal and then he makes grand sweeping gesture. She forgives him. They live happily ever after. Just not my cuppa.
The main story was compelling until about halfway, it became slow and draggy until the last 50 pages. Enjoyed the monkey king and lady general of Ming dynasty aspects. Short story was far better.
This book takes us through Julianna Margulies's life; from childhood through to Good Wife. She touches on Anthroposophy and eurythmy. The former is the practice of getting close to god through human action, typically by the use of eurythmy which is a form of expressive dance. she also discusses the time she ignored a dental situation until it became dire. It was a fascinating read.
The writing was approachable, but the characters just didn't work for me. Bored rich woman can't stop talking about area body discovery despite no new information. Skanky b*tch wife of aforementioned woman's step son thinks she is so hard done by. Seriously she is constantly scheming to steal money that doesn't belong to her. I couldn't find anybody to root for and kept wondering when the b*tch would get murdered. It was definitely time to bail.
My favorite thing about Autumn is the foliage color shift. The riot of colors is astoundingly beautiful. Though tragically absent this season. Cinnamon rooibos chai tea. Grateful for the tomatoes I will harvest soon, that the election went well, and that most people in my country are recognizing the wisdom of being vaccinated. #wondrouswednesday
Wow. I'm going to take a break from these for a while. Two extremely dark installments in a row. Yikes. I've always known Nephilim to be the race of half human-half angel warriors that protect us from evil. That's not the case in this book. In this book they are the evil. So says the Mephisto Foundation. So basically this book dives deep into folie-a-deux. Creeps me right out.
Leslie Jordan's autobiography was super cute. I enjoyed hearing all about Truman Capote, straight man standoffs, and reclaiming joy post-Pulse. Jordan shares highs and lows from a life well-lived indeed. Beverly Leslie will always be one of my favorite television characters.
This book definitely qualifies for the moniker "cozy mystery". I never once felt that anything was high stakes. It was, in fact, less than compelling. Which is difficult to achieve when dealing with murder.
It was interesting to hear from bourdain himself about some parts of his life. I would read other books by him.
Lauren lets us get a glimpse of what life is like throughout an acting career. She illustrates just how much both busting your ass and luck are involved. Or as she calls it Kismet.
She takes us through her early days mispronouncing song lyrics. Her midyears on Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, and the odd movie or show in between. And finally through returning to Gilmore once more. This memoir is short, sweet, and to the point.
1 I have fairly broad taste from Ambrosia to Queen, and almost everything in between. I also enjoy instrumental and folk music. And parody.
2. Any trip which facilitates antiquing and thrift hunting.
3. Bold to assume I have grown up.
4. Puppies, and murder mysteries. In that order. Not combined.
Being a first book there were certainly some growing pains present. The pacing and plotting felt off. The animosity between Claudel and Brennan felt super forced. That being said, it held my attention throughout. the action largely exist in the last thirty or so pages. Tempe was seriously frustrating in this one. Going off all half-cocked, rushing headlong into dangerous situations with zero planning.
I have got to stop reading fiction via audiobook. Very tough to retain details. Here goes nothing. Pizza parlor, bones, murder. Once again Tempe goes off less than half cocked into a dangerous situation. This time she drags a friend into it too. For a person with advanced degrees she sure acts densely.
In this one Mia is extremely insecure about her new status with Michael. She spends christmas break in Genovia. The whole time she angsts over what to get for his birthday, and what to do when he inevitably dumps her. The amount of times Mia thinks she will get dumped are astronomical. On some level she recognizes how unreasonable her attitude is. She is dating someone 3-4 years older than her, which makes for a huge difference at this age.