Baby Pens are doing it. Sunday night 🐧 🏒
Almost at 40% with this.
The action s book is picking up. Will be keeping an eye on three games tonight. 🐧 are playing later.
Saturday... hockey night in Canada. Opening night. 🐧 are playing at home against the Blue Jackets. 🍁 are at home vs the Habs.
Getting into this one finally.
It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh. So my team is back. Go 🐧. Beginning of a 🥶 is nagging at me. 🙁
So Caesar tonight as reading material.
It's October and 🏒 is finally back. Captain drama in TO. Opening night for the Leafs at home. Oh, how I missed my boys of hockey. #readingandwatchinghockey
I haven't decided what I'll read. Matthews did a really stupid thing. Really stupid. 🙁He's young but Crosby was also young and didn't do something so stupid or he didn't get caught.
A nice story. Nice in a good way. Nothing groundbreaking but it's a fun, quick read. I liked the frienship and “quest” story. I felt the ending was a bit awkward and forced in a “it has to end like that” because it's what's expected. 🙁
It was a nice Saturday morning read.
Powerful, sad, at times lyrical. The life and death of young men on the German front shows us the dissociation needed to live, survive, die. I didn‘t find it glorified war, more rationalized how the men who survive day after day in cruel, insane conditions become a pack, surviving on instinct; how young men who have known nothing else find themselves adrift afterwards.
#booked2019 #summer #booktomovie #fall #soldierstory
This is the kind of novel that you either love or find completely irritating. I loved it. I loved the whole class portrait of the rich French upper class. Renée is a "concierge" for this upper class building with 6 or 8 appartments. She hides her culture, her intelligence, her thirst for knowledge behind her door, her television. She gives the tennants what they want, what they need to see in order for their lives to go on.
Loved it. It has action, magic, science, betrayal, courage and ultimately love and faith win it all. Min is complex, fun to follow and learn this world with. I had no knowledge of Korean mythology and just dived into this very vivid world the writer offered us, readers. I could feel the sand, hear the sounds of the boots on the metal floors of the space ships and see the ghosts. #booked2019 #summer
I hope we get more adventures from this world.
My 🐧 are back. 😎😎😎
Fall is almost here... hockey is back... my 🐧 are back.
Guess what... hockey is back. Listening to the first preseason game. It's Vegas and Coyotes. 🌸 is not in the net. Still, it's hockey. 😊😀🥰 tomorrow night, it's 🐧, Caps, Hawks and ⭐️ all my teams are on the ice. 🍁 are playing on Tuesday.
My cold is a little better hence I can read. The good cold drugs are doing their jobs.
Sunny Cool Friday. Watching on and off the ?♀️ from Quebec City. it's a gorgeous day. the city looks like a perfect postcard. Also... book haul. So pretty.
I'm reading Dragon Pearl and it is soooo good. I caught myself saying out loud « Oh no, your bag... » I think I might finish it today.
It took me almost 3/4 of the book to realize I had read it before. Not my favourite Marple. The colonialist tone was too much for me now. The sexism tone. The plot is well done but this one, written in 1964, was problematic for me. The prism of what people say they are and how they are believe without thought is well done is still relevant now. A more active Miss Marple than usual as it is a closed space, island.
This was a really nice surprise. More of a historical, low key, yet quite emotionally strong mystery. I found myself getting really invested in Helena's rebirth. Lady Helena, unexpectedly widowed, has to stand up for herself and start a new life. From heartbroken teenager who lost her first love, to wife to an older man, whom she loved and had a comfortable life with, to widow with a estate to managed, a life to decide what to do with. #summeread
Labor day week-end marks the end of summer here. School is back. Mornings have a bite to them. Still, I'm gonna enjoy the heck out of my long week-end because : one, the mole inside my right 👁 is just that a mole had bunch of tests yesterday and nothing 💃 ; two, the digital magazine service, i've been working on getting installed since the spring at my library is online. 💃💃 So today, I read and relax like my baby cat is doing.
New book. Just because... no challenge, no bingo, nothing. Just because. 🙂🤟🏻
A good story. It's about books, reading, freedom of reading what you want, imagination. The graphics are a bit caricatural but fit the tone of the story. Freedom to read, freedom to not read. But not the right to impose your views and faith to others. Freedom to find an escape in books. #booked2019 #summer #graphicnovel
A smoke and mirrors heist. Livia being one of the main character is a good thing. It's historical Leverage. I liked it. Charlotte is great mastermind. It is a really fun romp. All characters grow and shine. We get a new character I'm hoping we will see again. Empowered women and men characters. It's faithful to the spirit of Doyle's but the series is now creating its own spirit and canon. #mystery #netgalley #booked2019fall #new2019
I'm going back to Arrian. War, Greeks, Alexander. I also listened to a bunch of Emperors of Rome podcasts this week. Hence a book haul of non fiction Roman books. Also, new nails. Dramatic black with silver dust to mimic deep space. The stars one is the Aquarius constellation. #summerread #newbooks
Not in the database.
A really lovely adventure, historical, alternate history graphic novel. A very charming heroine, who, after WW2 wants to fly planes and become a pilot in the Canadian Air force. Maria is wonderful, the villain is over the top fun, the narrative and graphics are fun and lovely. Jipi Perreault created an wonderful alternative universe I hope he will revisit.
This a painful and emotional read. Fear, pain, avoidance, faith, hope all gathered into this 50 pages of writing. Duras. 40 years after the prisoners, deported and soldiers arrive in Paris as Berlin burns is blunt but poignant. Luminous with black holes of despair. Sentences where the best of people is overshadowed by the worst, by indifference and the will to move on and forget. #readinginFrenchJuly
This is hard to read especially now. In this time. Duras waits for her deported lover to come back along with the families of soldiers. The pain of the waiting, the pain of the news, the pain of what you imagine. Also the indifference of the administrative staff to the returning soldiers, deported, prisoners, who want to move on, to forget. The English title is deceptive. Douleur aka Pain is better. Stage 21, the end of the Tour.
This is book one. I enjoyed it but wasn't head over heels about it. I'll read book 2 eventually.
I liked the lives and minutia of the narrative Elena gives us. But it's slow and violent and depressing storytelling.
The Tour hits the mountains today. The sprint right after the first climb is important. I've checked part of the morning the race center to see how it went. Check out Sagan being cute. https://twitter.com/letour/status/1151807834847436800?s=21
Reading and looking forward to the show in a bit.
The slow pace of the plot bugged me. A lot. Carl is not a likeable characters. Few characters are in this thriller. I kept on reading, a reader I trust wrote a good review, so I persisted. I am glad I did. At around 2/3 the plot picked up, the action got into high gear. The writer does thriller really well, mystery, not so well. #summerreading #readinginFrenchJuly
New summer nails. I just love them. As much As I like the idea of a cold case squad, this cop is an a-hole, sexist and a tad racist. I'm a little pass 50% and I know who did it and why, and I didn't cheat. All that I have left to keep me reading is I want know if she gets out and gets revenge. Still new nails and new books arrived in the mail today. #bookhaul