Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
webhau1

webhau1

Joined May 2016

reading now icon
Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
blurb
webhau1
Shem Creek: A Lowcountry Tale | Dorothea Benton Frank
post image

review
webhau1
post image
Pickpick

Bookclub pick and look forward to discussing it with them. Very well written and I can see why this was one of Reece Witherspoon‘s bookclub picks.

blurb
webhau1
post image

Plan for the morning. Bookclub book and fresh coffee❤️

review
webhau1
Pickpick

This book kept coming up on a podcast that I listen to called “What should I read Next”. I am very glad to now say that I have read it and loved it. I loved reading from Francie‘s point of view and was rooting for her and her family throughout the book. I loved how reading was talked about so powerfully and as something that can save you from your circumstances.

Freespirit I have just read this and loved it. 2mo
webhau1 @Freespirit me too. It reminded me of other books I read told from the child‘s perspective such as The Glass Castle or The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio and also one of my favs Burnt Toast Makes you Sing Good (actually this book (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is significant to the author in that memoir) 2mo
8 likes2 comments
review
webhau1
Digging in | Loretta Nyhan
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. Give it a chance! It is lighthearted in some ways and also deals with some harder topics as well. Grief, motherhood, trying to keep your job when new people take over and trying to find yourself. There are nosy neighbors, gardens and exercise ball office chairs. My first read from this author, I will read more.

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I listened to this as an audiobook. The author is the narrator and is great. This was the first book I read by this author and I will read more. He is honoring his family( especially his Mom as it should be)and cooking and recipes are a part of the story. It is a longer book on audio so you for sure will need to take breaks from it, but awesome to listen to while making or eating dinner.

review
webhau1
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. I feel like it is one that you need to allow yourself to take time with experience all of the imagery. I highly recommend it... go meet these characters, you won‘t regret it. I loved many of them, but I believe Olive, the librarian, was my favorite.

5 likes1 stack add
review
webhau1
Pickpick

I really loved this book. The descriptions were awesome and it was very hard to put down when you needed to. Definitely recommend

review
webhau1
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life | Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush
Pickpick

I listened to the audiobook and really liked these ladies. They really seem to feel blessed by their family relationships.

review
webhau1
post image
Pickpick

This book was very well written. You really care about Eleanor. I loved meeting the characters in this book. This was our bookclub‘s pick for the month and I can‘t wait to talk with them about it!

RaimeyGallant Can't wait to read this one! 1y
7 likes1 comment
review
webhau1
post image
Pickpick

In the acknowledgments, the author mentions her father “who loved good stories about regular people”. I think that sums this book up well! I enjoyed meeting the people in the story. Nice and relaxing read, glad a librarian had marked it on the shelf as one of her picks as it made me look at it and pick it up.

5 likes1 stack add
review
webhau1
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio version and Jen is a fantastic narrator, you feel like you are listening to one of your friends. She is open and honest. Her faith is inspiring and real. We are reading this for our bookclub and I would highly recommend it. After listening to this audiobook, I found that she has a podcast and it is great also.

blurb
webhau1
post image

Have read this in the past and loved it. Reading Again for bookclub. The audiobook is good on this one also.

blurb
webhau1
post image

My family has been through a terrible year, just really awful. This book gives such great advise in just the first few chapters I have read so far. It is currently on sale on Amazon for $1.99.

review
webhau1
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives | Julie Lawson Timmer
Pickpick

Overall I thought this was a good book. I had some issues with how much was crammed into the very last chapters. There are some nice people to meet in the story and inspired thoughts of how people can make a difference for others. This was a book I read on the Kindle through the Kindle first option and somehow I thought the title said Detectives rather than Defectives. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to catch my error😩

review
webhau1
The Last Chance Matinee | Mariah Stewart
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book and meeting the people in the town. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

review
webhau1
post image
Pickpick

I read this book for my bookclub. I think it will be a fun discussion. I did really enjoy the story being told from the Imaginary friends perspective. You really use your imagination when reading to keep up with the descriptions in the book. There were a few slow spots in the middle, but push through as it gets quite good. I am glad I read it😊

7 likes1 stack add
blurb
webhau1
post image

Lately things are stressful and out of control a visit back to Mitford is in order. The narrator of this, John McDunough, is fantastic. He sounds just like what I think Father Tim would sound like. Thank you Jan Karon, you are balm for the soul.

review
webhau1
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
Pickpick

We picked this as our last bookclub selection. I didn't love this, but at the same time I am not sorry I read it. I was done with it a week or so before we discussed it and by that time I realized that some of it was sticking with me. If you start it, try and finish as there are lessons to be . One message was if you only have one friend make sure you pick a good one.

blurb
webhau1
Be Frank With Me: A Novel | Julia Claiborne Johnson

http://cinlib.org/2oAdA25 loved this audio book the narrator was really good, I am not surprised it is on this list that my library forwarded.

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I listened to this on audio. It was read by the author, which sometimes doesn't work, but in this case was so much fun. Fans of Gilmore Girls especially will enjoy listening to Lauren Graham taking about her life including the shows she had been on. There was a lot of insights into how the Netflix recent release came about etc. She is charming, smart, and funny. I am an even bigger fan after listening.

blurb
webhau1

Please pray for my husband who is having a tumor removed from his brain tomorrow. I am reaching out to try to have him blanketed in prayers. Please pray for his medical team and for effective treatment. Thank you

TrishB Hope all goes well 💖 3y
Ms.Story 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 3y
6 likes2 comments
blurb
webhau1
post image

I am sure many of you listen to podcasts, as I heard about Litsy from "All the Books!". I just thought I would share a few bookish podcasts in case you haven't as they are a lot of fun to listen to. I have gotten great book recommendations from the podcasts including "The Clancys of Queens". Have a great day!

review
webhau1
Boston Girl | Anita Diamant
post image
Pickpick

I loved this book! I used my commute time to listen to the audiobook. The narrator is Linda Lavin and she is fantastic! My first read by this author and it was great. A Granddaughter interviews her Grandmother about her life. It is written from the Grandmothers perspective. I enjoyed my first read by this author. It is my bookclub's pick for January. I think there will be great discussion!

ephemeralwaltz I really enjoyed this one! Straightforward narrative with a great story 👌🏻 3y
celtichik Ohhh...Linda Lavin...I need to listen to this one. 3y
webhau1 She is really good 3y
9 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
webhau1
Pickpick

I listened to the audio addition of this book. It is read by the author which adds so much. He breaks into song and has character interludes in between chapters. His love for his family and friends comes out so strongly. He comes off very genuine in this. I laughed many times and also cried listening to this. Worth it!

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I listened to this as an audiobook. The author, Tara Clancy, reads it and she is a fantastic narrator. There is a lot of love in this book and her family is such a fantastic bunch of characters. So glad to have listened after ready Liberty's recommendation!

review
webhau1
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. Life is short, but you never know how your actions can make such a huge difference in people's lives. Also, a reminder that you never know what is going on with people behind the scenes. Grumpy isn't always what it seems. Good Thanksgiving pick.

3 likes1 stack add
blurb
webhau1

I did bail on this one, but I think it was really just me and the mood I may have been in. There were many in my bookclub that really liked this book.

6 likes1 stack add
review
webhau1
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
Pickpick

This was the book for my bookclub this month. I am looking forward to the discussion next week. It is slower moving until about the halfway point and then you really are vested and want to know what happens and worry for the characters you have met. Hard truths about war and the power of the human spirit.

4 likes1 stack add
review
webhau1
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book! I believe she and her friends really did help out the people in this kitchen counter cooking school. I listened to this as an audio book, and although the narrator did a great job, I would recommend this as a book you would want to buy or check out rather than listen to, as there are quite a few recipes that are read. "Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good " is still my favorite of hers as I loved that one, but this is also good.

MrBook Great review 😁👍🏻! 3y
webhau1 Thank you! 3y
4 likes2 comments
review
webhau1
Pickpick

I enjoyed this memoir. To me it was like a collection of short stories as it jumped around a bit. The author shares a lot about her writing process, which is very interesting. She was generously honest in a way that I feel helps people . There is a lot of love shown in this book for her family and her upbringing. There is a great deal about what books and other authors have taught her over time. I am going to read more of her work!

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I read this with my bookclub. It took me a bit to get into as there are many characters. I did like how the story is written from different perspectives. It did teach me about a tragedy in US history that I was unfamiliar with. It was a good book to read with a bookclub as it was an interesting discussion. If you read this, be sure to read the discussion with the author at the end, as it explained a lot behind the motivation for writing.

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I listened to this as an audiobook. I thought it was very good in this format, but I also thought it would be good to own as a hard copy to underline somethings to remember. The author does a great job of sharing her faith and the importance of relationships. When life is good be thankful and celebrate, when life is hard be thankful and grow. I will definitely read more by her and have passed on recommendations to others

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I really love this book! I have read it and then also listened to the audiobook and it has a great narrator. It is filed many times with the cookbooks, it is really a memoir with recipes. The recipes are things the author remembers about growing up in a resourceful family. When I read it, it brought up so many funny memories for me from the time this time period. It is really a great read!!! So worth it

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book! Jo Jo Moyes writes such endearing characters. I always find myself rooting for them and I think you will too. This book addresses the have and have nots in an interesting way. It deals with the subjects of bullying, optimism, finding your tribe, blended families, long car rides with a flatulent dog, and helping each other. I would recommend it!

review
webhau1
After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
Pickpick

I did like this book. I liked getting to find out about Lou. The bookclub I am in had read "Me Before You" last year. We had such a great discussion about it. This year we all went to the movie together and then all read this sequel and met again to discuss it. What a great journey we shared!

review
webhau1
Pickpick

I did like this book. There were a couple of things that I might have liked to turn out different but I really liked the whole premise and the characters in the town were very endearing. I met the author at a book signing and she was charming! I would recommend it!

review
webhau1
Be Frank With Me: A Novel | Julia Claiborne Johnson
Pickpick

I used the audio version based on rec from BOTNS podcast. It was a very good book and the narrator Tavia Gilbert was fantastic! If you like audiobooks, this is a great one to listen to and I really liked the characters and the plot.

2 likes1 comment