I am cutting it close on finishing my audiobooks backlog, but it might be possible. Tagged book is up next! #currentlylistening
Pink spines on my TBR shelf. Someday I‘ll get to all of these! #curiouscovers
#BookNBrunch! Accompaniment this cold and gray afternoon was: multigrain scoop Tostitos, with black olives, pepperoni, Genoa salami, and Swiss, cheddar, & mozzarella cheeses; and a sparkling mango lemonade drink. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
1-9-21: My 3rd finished book of 2021! I‘m re-reading this series. I haven‘t read it since the mid 90s. Written in 1978, book 1 holds up well. A time capsule of a funky era in San Fran and the group of people who live at 28 Barbary Lane are equally as interesting as the time they live in. Lots of people finding their true selves while looking for love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #talesofthecity #armisteadmaupin 👍🏼📖#️⃣3️⃣
This was a fun book often recommended in those '1000 books to read before you die' list. It was much better than I expected and I will read another in the series. It reminded me a little of John Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row'. Totally about the diverse and eccentric characters.
I was inspired to read this book after it was featured on "The Great American Read." I picked it up in the San Francisco airport as a souvenir.
It was okay. Not bad, but I had a hard time keeping track of who was who. I can understand why it was a successful newspaper serial before it was turned into a novel. Reading it in pieces and all the cliffhangers would have probably worked better for me than reading it in a book.
Husband bought me the 6 book set by Maupin & I just finished the 1st (tagged). These endearing tales about a group of friends began appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 70's. I just googled & found “Letter to Mama,“ a coming-out letter sent by Maupin to his mother (also sent by a character in “More Tales of the City.“) Now get the Kleenex; here's Ian McKellan reading that letter.
Feeling very lucky to be seeing Armistead Maupin in conversation with Neil Gaiman tonight at the London literary festival! Big queer icon for my bisexual little heart. He‘s such a funny but also poignant and observant speaker.
I have vivid memories of my mom reading this series when I was 11 or 12 years old. So far it has completely met my expectations. I have a rare evening alone and I‘m enjoying the solitude. Drinking tea, enjoying my view, catching up on reading and Oprah magazines. @Cathythoughts another pic of my view. 😍
Oh, what a delight! This audiobook is narrated by Francis McDormand, who is even better than I expected, and I had very high expectations. I came to SF in the early 90s when I was in my 20s and it was a wonderland! So much of the magic captured in this book was still sprinkled around the city, in specific pockets, and I remember being both intimidated by and energized by the possibilities of the city. Grab this audiobook- it‘s fabulous!
It's been about 17 years since I first read this San Francisco classic, and I'd forgotten some of the more surprising (and one cringe-worthy) twists and reveals. And it was a bit more soap-y than I remembered (owing, no doubt, to its origins as a newspaper serial). But I didn't forget the wonderful characters who end up feeling like friends. I would love a Mrs. Madrigal in my life.
Not dead! Just book hopping a lot recently. I am finishing up "Excellent Woman" by Barbara Pym, but then I found the documentary "The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin" on Netflix. So of course I had to revisit "Tales of the City". ?
Hmm. Conflicted by this book. On the one hand, I can see why it would have been a captivating and possibly groundbreaking novel when it was released, with its focus on the sexual and cultural adventures of a cast of characters in San Francisco in the 1970s. But now it feels ...well, tedious and gossipy and, frankly, kind of dull. I'm glad I gave it a go since it's a "Great American Read," but I won't be continuing with the series.
When you're traveling and you already have your tablet with almost 400 books on it PLUS three additional paperbacks "just in case" but you feel compelled to stop into the airport book kiosk and buy two more that catch your eye ...
Has anyone read Armistead Maupin‘s Tales of the City series? These are some of my favorite book spines in my collection 😍. #bookspines
#inlaws #reviews #others
A fabulous & fantastical glimpse into the lives of the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, with the first in the series set in San Francisco in the 1970s. Full of secrets & surprises it also has a great deal of humanity. The characters are rich & multi-layered and through the whole series you go on a really interesting, if increasingly unrealistic, journey with them as they look for love, happiness, and a sense of belonging.
The tales take place in San Francisco in the late 70s, but many of themes are very relevant still today. The stories involve “Anna Madrigal” and her tenants along with a few of their acquaintances. I knew nothing of this series until the #GreatAmericanRead but after doing some research, I saw that there was a miniseries in the 90s and that netflix plans on reviving the series. I‘ll have to check out both and read the rest of the series.
#riotgrams day 12 - queer reads! I thought about this prompt all day - what to pick? As I was dithering around in my Apple TV I was reminded of #GreatAmericanRead on PBS and Armistead Maupin‘s Tales of the City, which I‘ve never read. I got it on my nook in the very early days as a freebie and it‘s hung around ever since. Maybe I should make this one of the books I catch up with for GAR (when you‘ve read about 82/100, the TBR is quite short).
The series starts to lose its mojo after the initial trilogy but these first three books were just awesome. 😎 Michael Mouse, Mary Ann & friends navigate love, sex and dating in late 1970‘s San Francisco.❤️
In this series of books a diverse bunch of people #ComeTogether to form a family and welcome new additions as the years go by. Please recognise the self restraint it took to choose these books in response to the prompt, and none of the first few ideas that sprang to mind.
2. I'm curious about a few that I didn't know much about till they were mentioned in the Launch, especially the ones glossed over. I was just relieved that they practically skipped "Left Behind" altogether.
3. #VOTEGalaxy (among others)
I thought there would be more episodes. Oh well.
Anyone else think the Launch should have had spoiler warnings?