Wrong Place, Wrong Time
I also enjoyed My Murder, Killers of a Certain Age,
and started a new-to-me series beginning with My Sister‘s Grave
The Spy Coast - a new Tess Garrison
I traditionally read police procedurals- Alex Cross, Eve Dallas, Kay Scarpetta, Temperence Brennan, and now Robert Dugoni‘s Tracy Crosswhite
A memoir of a daughter in a cult, how she suffers, and what she learns. This cult is what you expect from cults. I do love the info about nature and edible plants. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃 Happy Thursday!
This is a very hard and enlightening read. We will have much to discuss this month at #LitsyBookClub!
I‘m glad I finally read Dracula. I loved reading this epistolary novel on the dates corresponding to the letters. I can‘t imagine reading it out of order! Maybe next October I‘ll try to read it as Bram Stoker wrote it.
Thanks for joining in on the fun!
An incredible, and sad account of how the Osage Native Americans were systematically murdered for their oil money in Oklahoma- after being evicted from their homes in Kansas, Nebraska, & Arkansas.
I listened to the book and then saw the movie. The movie was extremely well done, but a slow long three hours.
Today we celebrated w. a short documentary of her life. Last year our Bookclub met w. the 94 yo American born German descent author. She & family in East Germany were 1st displaced by Russia during & later by Poland after WWII. As a teen, she survived Russian work camps, displaced persons camps, & ocean voyage to America. 7 yrs later Mom & brother joined her in KS. Her strength, joy, & gratitude abounds. Here is the suitcase she brought to USA.
What a coinkydink- I‘m reading about 10/22 on 10/22!
This is the date Marie- Antoinette‘s son, Louis- Joseph was born, 10/22/1781
I re-read Shirley Jackson‘s The Haunting of Hill House. It was much more haunting this time. I‘m so glad I reread it. I then learned about the authorized sequel/companion book, A Haunting on the Hill. It is good so far! In it, they refer to GIRL MURDER BALLADS, which reminded me of a book I had heard about last year, so that will be my next read, The Ballad of Laurel Springs.
Yay! I met my Goodreads Goal!
The rest is icing on the cake 🎂📚🎉🎂
It‘s a coinkydink how themes sometimes blend together. This happened with my two Litsy book club books & my own own pick.
We read Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow which had a video game in it. I then read My Murder that has a video game in it AND a serial killer survivor support group. NEXT up for #LitsyBookClub is The Final Girl Support Group, which is about the girls who survived the serial killers in slasher movies!
I‘m reading this version from Amazon. It was $0.99, but I got it free with my points! I think this version will be interesting. It has both the 1st & 7th Editions. ( Read the copyright section. It‘s interesting and gives the name of all 7 editions).
I was scrolling through the posts on this enchanting alternative history book. Such gorgeous covers and edges!
(photo credit to the tagged Littens) 💙🖤
Poor Marie Antoinette.
The celebratory fireworks for her marriage to the future king of France (at age 15)
killed several by fires and trampling!
I bought this book because of its beautiful cover. Serendipity would have me start reading it when I was Paris & that I can add it to my mini-émersion into the Hapsburg women that I was planning to start after my trip!
(and a touch of Romanov)
#MariaTheresa #MarieAntoinette #MariaCarolina
I bought this book last year in Paris at #TheRedWheelbarrow bookstore from Penelope, the proprietor. Today, we actually saw Chartes itself!
(the book was great!)
Snap- had to cut off the bottom!
So excited about our trip to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches! We got a free upgrade from Wichita to Chicago to first class! The adventure has started. Loving the tagged book so far!
A book tour! 🧛🏻♂️📕🧛🏻♂️
Is it appropriate to read a children‘s book while drinking a cocktail?
Heading back home after a wonderful four-day weekend in New Orleans -celebrating with great food and fun dancing! Having fun reading the Peterkin family‘s silly antics. #ChildrensClassicRead2023
I should use a more fitting photo, but this is what I saw as I was reading the book, while vacationing in Victoria, British Columbia. We took a short ride to Butchard Gardens & then on to Sidney, BC, which is a little further north on Vancouver Island. (The book was a fun read & I loved the author‘s notes- I did watch Sabrina before reading & caught the Easter Eggs).
Now I‘m fearful for beloved Mina as well as Jonathan! Not to mention Lucy!!! Dracula 🧛🏻♂️ 🩸 🧛🏻♂️ #DraculaDaily
I loved reading these books about the Mitford sisters. They were strong, independent women. Nancy was a sharp- tongued writer; Diana, a fascist, wanted to lead a meaningful life, but had to do so by being the woman behind the man; and Unity was also a fascist and adored Hitler. Jessica was a communist, Deborah became a Duchess (and in- law to Adele (& Fred Astaire); and Pamela a countrywoman & anti-Semite.
Stories about displaced children during WWII.
Unfortunately, they still are being displaced by wars today.
These books are all told by different perspectives.
In Operational Pied Pieper declared in September 1939, 800,000 children were transported from London in just 4 days.
Children were also displaced in France in Europe.
👧🏻 👦🏻 what happens to these children while they‘re away and again once they come home? Who do they belong to?
Love hearing what Adele Astaire is reading!! 👓 📚
It‘s so much fun hearing about books while reading a book!
I had never heard of this AA Milne book/play before !
Starring Adele Astaire by Eliza Knight is a great look into the Other Astaire. Adele is the fire cracker and natural dancer in the family.
I certainly agree with her and Fred, the painting of her by Kokoschka does not do her justice!
Days later, Bandette and I are still on the back porch together reading the Hotel Nantucket!
I did at least change my dress! 🌺
Strawberry Girl 👧🏻 🍓
Poor Mrs. Slater. She was a strong woman making lemonade out of lemons 🍋🌟🍋
Or Chicken Pilau out of decapitated chickens 🐔!
Southern-Style Chicken and Rice: Chicken Pilau | Kitchen Dreaming
Strawberry Girl 👧🏻 🍓 was been a delightful read. I love Birdie‘s voice.
Reading about the gopher turtle 🐢 race reminds me of when my dad used to take me to on country roads so I could bring a box turtle 🐢 back home for the summer. I would build a little fence outside and feed and water him & play with it. #ChildrensClassicRead2023
Sneaking in as much reading as I can at work this week. I‘m hosting book club on this book Thursday. It‘s very moving.
WWII Belgium 🇧🇪 - What choices would you make to save yourself, your family, your countrymen? I have never been truly tested in my life, thanks to many brave women & men before me. 💙💙💙
Bandette loves it when I read so she can lie down in her favorite spot! 🐶
I‘m so far behind on my #ChildrensClassicRead2023 #April
But this book is so delightful, I have to finish it.
Sweet Lucinda‘s uncle gave her money they bet on when she was 10 yo - knowing all along he was going to lose.
She bet she would not get the ‘Snobbiness Disease‘!