Keeping this in mind for the next time I direct a show. 😜
With all of the rereading, highlighting, and annotating I'm doing, this book is going to take me ages to finish. 😂
Your books helped me to reconcile my faith with my feminism. I could not believe it this morning when I heard of your passing. 37 was much too young and so much has been lost in your voice being taken from the world. I hope that as others see the news more will seek out your books and be encouraged to share in your spirit of compassion and acceptance.
Rest in peace, eshet chayil.
Photo from the Washington Post.
I don't normally read romance (aside from Sophie Kinsella), but I bought this one after hearing about it on an NPR podcast and being interested by the theater aspect. Enjoyed the characters quite a bit, though the plot wasn't as compelling for me as stories in other genres tend to be. I'll likely continue with the rest of the series at some point. #romancy #slowreadersclub
Between a pick and a so-so for me. Overall, I found the book compelling and the plot kept me engaged. It took me awhile to get behind the premise because I kept thinking about the logistics of actually creating this type of society, and I felt like it took too long for some of the basic questions about how it functions and came about to be addressed. As others have mentioned, the ending does feel rushed and too convenient.
I downloaded this audiobook on Wednesday when I realized that the movie had come out. I'd been wanting to read the books for a while since hearing Rebecca talk about them on All The Books, but I had no idea that the movie was about to be released. Ended up seeing the movie Wednesday night, but now I'm looking forward to reading/listening to the books. Did anyone else see the movie? I really enjoyed it!
I'm glad that I decided to go with the audio version of this book. Listening to the author read added to the emotional intensity of the story. You can hear all of her love, anger, and sadness. This book is great not only for Parks and Rec fans who want to learn more about Harris Wittels, but also for anyone who wants to learn more about the current opiate epidemic and how the rehab system are failing to provide effective treatment.
Despite not being in a show for the first time since January and trying to participate in buddy reads, I've been in a bit of a reading slump, aside from audio books. Stress and anxiety have been driving me more toward Netflix. Last week I went on vacation to Minnesota and promised my boyfriend I'd finally start this book he got me for Christmas. It took me a few chapters to really get into the story, but now I'm hooked and really enjoying it.
I went with The Dinner List and decided to pick up The Book of Essie since I never made it to the library to pick up my hold. Not sure when I'll actually end up reading these since I have so many other books I ought to read first... I'll probably start skipping months more frequently while I try to deal with my stacks of unread books. #botm
I've been on a bit of a Sophie Kinsella audiobook kick lately. Just finished the tagged book on my drive home tonight. Along with these, I've also listened to Confessions of a Shopaholic and Wedding Night. A couple I'd already read, but I've found that her books are great on audio. I think Surprise Me and Remember Me? have been my favorites. It's been nice to have some light listening material.
Thanks @Elle_Skeldon for the book mail! You're definitely not the worst pen pal ever!!! I actually put a reminder in my phone the other day to send you a card, and this package was an even better reminder to get on that haha. 🙃 I LOVE this tote and I really appreciate the supportive note. #bookmail
I went into this one not sure if I would like it, but it ended up being a pretty compelling read. The writing style took some getting used to, but once I was acclimated, the short sentences and chapters did allow me to read fairly quickly. I tend to enjoy stories where the lives of multiple characters intersect, and this was definitely that kind of book. I'm giving it a pick, but this isn't going on my favorites list.
I haven't been super active here in awhile. Five months of unemployment despite multiple interviews and even more applications has put me in a funk and I started resorting to old habits of distracting myself with Netflix binges. I did finish a few books, but it's been awhile since I felt really engaged with my reading. I was finally able to get this one from the library. After this I plan to get through some books I got as gifts and from swaps. 👇
@iread2much I just opened the package. Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to trying the peanuts, and I'm very intrigued by the jacket summary of the tagged book. It sounds super fun and even seems like one I could have my boyfriend read when I'm done since we both like superhero stories. 😁 #FunInTheSunSummerBookSwap @BookaholicNatty
Does anyone have any suggestions for books that have helped during a job search? I've been applying for new jobs since November and unemployed (except temp stuff) since January. I've been getting some interviews, but keep getting rejection after rejection, including two today. I'd like to read something with practical tips or even just motivation since I'm becoming less and less confident that I'll find a decent job.
@BookwormAHN Thank you for your very generous box of books and tea! Today was the first day in awhile that I've been able to spend more than 10 minutes between temping and rehearsal, so I was just able to open this now. Today was also very disheartening on the job search front, so it's nice to have a lot of good books to look forward to.
@BookwormAHN Your box is in the mail. I'm really sorry I didn't realize when the open date was for this one. My life has been a mess and when I didn't see the date in the email, I just assumed we'd be getting another email with more information later. I felt bad, so I added more books to your box.
@TheBookAddict Thank you for the lovely package! I'm looking forward to reading both of these books, and the coloring book and puzzle are much appreciated, since being back in my parents' house has significantly increased my need for stress relief. Happy Easter. #easterbookswap
@TheBookAddict I got yours in the mail today too! The book is a used one, but based on your interests, I think you'll like it. Hopefully you like the candy too. I've been under some budget constraints, but thankfully there was some good stuff on sale. :) @JoeStalksBeck #easterbookswap
@Marmie7 I took your items to Fedex today since the post office was closed. I searched around town for Orphan Black Pops, but I couldn't find any, so I picked out a couple bookish Funko items instead. The book is one from my shelf that I'm hoping you'll enjoy since you had some historic fiction on your read list. #funkoswap @JenlovesJT47
@Lacythebookworm Thank you so much for the beautiful package! I wish that I had been able to do more with yours. Today was pretty rough, so it was nice to be able to come home and open this. #blanketandabookswap
@moarbookspleaze Your box is in the mail. Due to some current budget constraints I had to pick a book off my shelf instead of buying a new one, but I hope you like it. #2018nfbe @inwhichHeikereadsharder
@Lacythebookworm your box is in the mail. I'm sorry that this is cutting it really close to the open date. I got the date confused with another swap and thought the open date was on March 15. :/ I'm hoping you get it in time and you like the items. Due to some budget issues, I had to pull a book from my shelf instead of buying one, but that does mean that I've read it and I know it's good. #blanketandabookswap
Last month was stressful and I hardly did any reading, so I'm finally just starting to get into this book now. I think it will be interesting to read after listening to Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. #readingbuddy
I decided that during Lent I wouldn't buy any new books, so I can't take advantage of the fact that this one I've been reading for awhile is now discounted on ebook. ☹ Maybe I'll get the paperback when it comes out later this year. The plot sounds interesting, but I'm also interested in the fact that the author's academic background is similar to what I'd like to study in grad school, and I'm interested to see how she applies her knowledge here.
Finished this one. It was a little though to listen to some of the descriptions, but overall I think it was worth it.
While in the mall today killing time before Black Panther, my boyfriend walked up to me handed me this book that he bought me for Fake Valentine's Day (the term I'm using for our date night tomorrow). Seems more like something I'd buy for him since he's the Cthulhu fan, but it made me laugh when I saw it. 😆
I decided to start off Lent with some spiritual reading. This is a very slim volume that can easily be read in one sitting. The prayers in here are from O'Connor's time in Iowa City. They are honest and relatable, showing both her fears and her hopes. I think that even if you're not Catholic or at all religious you can still appreciate the insight this book offers into the thoughts of a young writer trying to navigate life away from home.
Had to give this one another break during my drive home. Talk of blood already gets me a little queasy, and there's some blunt depictions of body prep in here. Of course, that is what I signed up for when I downloaded this audiobook. 🤤🙄
Finished this one tonight, but not counting it toward my 2018 total since I've had it going for months as my waiting in line/waiting backstage/etc. book. I thought the pacing was rushed in the beginning, which left me feeling off about the rest of the book. There were some nice moments while they were in England, but I didn't find the plot super enaging. Decent as fluff reading. We'll see how The Austen Escape compares as I go through my ebooks.
Just 45 minutes in and I can tell I'm going to have to take my time with this one. Perhaps it would have been better to read it than to listen to some of the descriptions...
This is one that I both did and did not want to listen to. I may have been somewhat swayed toward the side of finally listening by the fact that she also majored in Medieval history/studies. 😶