Day 6 - #BookGiftedToMe #GratefulReads
@ljuliel sent me this book as I had 2 copies of Whitethorn Woods and we were doing a group read so I posted about a free copy and Julie won the book. I was so surprised to receive this book in return and I look forward to reading it very soon. Thanks again, Julie!
Happy Halloween 🎃!
1) I THINK it is Britt-Marie is here, but I should also really start reading Night House and How to be both
2) A Man Called Ove. It deserved a reread only one month after my first read.
4) Night House of How to be both OR my newly arrived books Blind Assassin and Instructions for a Heatwave (not at all fitting for the season).
#trickortreating #october #wrapup
Thanks so much for sending me this book. I haven‘t read it yet but I do look forward to reading it. Hope you enjoy Whitethorn Woods and look forward to discussing it with you and the others in the group!
I absolutely loved the first two thirds of this book! The last third got pretty scattered to me, but I overall still really liked the book. It definitely made me cry multiple times! The characters were great.
I loved this book. And I realize what I love Backman books: It is one of human hope and the ability to change direction and have meaningful moments no matter your age or circumstance. To find out what importance you may have in the small, ordinary mundane moments of life. That. Is Britt-Marie. And I hope. Me.
I think it wrapped up quite nicely but the story line just didn't make sense. I still didn't quite understand how the ending happened but I guess it was ok. I don't recommend this one. It was closely a 3/5⭐ read for me.
I finished A Train in Winter last night and decided I needed to read something a little less...intense next. So I started this one today 😊
Oh wow. This book packs some punch. When Britt-Marie leaves her husband, due to his wandering affections toward another woman, she finds herself alone and without all of the things that keep her grounded and safe. No more balcony. No more well organised cutlery draw. No more being a passenger in the car. So she takes a temporary job in Borg. And from there, magic springs! A bold story of how one person can make a massive difference. Loved it.
1. My favorite book this year.
2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 😴😡👎
3. Corn on the cob.
4. Two first cousins and quite a few distant ones
5. @Avanders @TheReadingMermaid @Mommamanzi @BookwormAHN
1. Tagged! I adore Fredrik Backman and can‘t wait to get into this one.
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It was one of my favorites from last year and it met the #popsugarchallenge
3. Meet Cute by Helena Hunting! It‘s a super cute book about a girl who meets her childhood celebrity crush, and it‘s pretty much like every dream I‘ve ever had in which I met Nick Jonas. 😍
Starting my 51st book of the year and I am so excited for it!!
I can‘t wait to find out why there‘s a rat on a soccer ball on this cover. 🤷♀️
Thanks for the tag @avanders.
I've also read a lot of really good books so far this year, but I've narrowed it down to the #top6reads.
Britt Marie is still by far my favorite of this year, possibly my favorite since I was a kid and Watership Down.
I've loved following this hashtag because I've found new people to follow & new books to read..
If you haven't neen tagged yet @vkois88 @vicgreentoriafield @TheReadingMermaid
‘I know what you‘re thinking. But this is Borg. We forgive each other in Borg. We don‘t have a choice. If we didn‘t there wouldn‘t be any friends left to get pissed of at.‘
I HATED Britt-Marie when I read My grandmother asked me to tell you she‘s sorry, but you learn to (slowly) love and understand her here.
#BookFitnessChallenge Week 4 check-in
I didn‘t get to 10000 steps every day. Had a couple excellent days & a couple I-could‘ve-done-more days.
More importantly, my nutrition is better. I‘m being more conscientious & making better choices.
I am loving my 10 min AM yoga. Helps me clear my sleepy head and warms up my muscles to get me focused for the day.
Audiobooks: 4/6, so right on track.
A busy weekend kept me from finishing To Say Nothing of the Dog until tonight, but it was very fun (and completely different from the well-wriiten but emotionally taxing Doomsday Book), so I think I'm going to order some more books by Connie Willis!
In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy visiting with Britt-Marie again... she was quite the character in My Grandmother Asked Me...
Just some *light* booze and Backman on this Friday night!
It took me a looooooong time to muster up any affection for Britt-Marie. I agree with a reading friend of mine that this is too like A Man Called Ove to rate nearly as well (formulaic, but not as good).
You know what's good? Three of my four orchids are blooming!
I read a few really wonderful books this month. It was a good month for me for both quantity and quality. But, by far, Britt-Marie is my favorite book. It is one that will stay with me for a long time, and a perfect example of the right book at the right time. I really enjoyed reading My Sister The Serial Killer. Don't let the title fool you, it is all about family relationships, loyalty, and loneliness. It was exceptionally good. #marchwrapup
I love the way that Frederik Blackman creates crazy and eccentric characters who become so lovable by the end of the story. Britt-Marie is tough, but by the end, you can‘t help but be enchanted by her and feel happy to have spent the time with this character in this book.
Always have a book handy! I‘ve been occasionally reading this one, picking it up, putting it down, but now, stuck at a hotel with nothing to do for an hour, I‘m hoping to get back into it! We‘ll see...
Another excellent read by Frederick Backman! Britt-Marie was introduced in Grandma says she's sorry. In this book you get to know who Britt-Marie really is, with charming characters that make you laugh and cry.
Frederick Backman has a great way of getting you involved with every part of the book, loved it❤❤❤
This has a lot of what we loved in A Man Called Ove: the misunderstood characters with a heart of gold, a group of misfits coming together to help each other out, heartbreaking AND heartwarming moments. I did not love it as I did A Man Called Ove but I did enjoy it very much. If you need an uncomplicated feel-good book this should do the trick! 👍🏼😊
Backman never lets me down!!
This is a story about Britt-Marie, who finally takes a jump and takes the risk to live for herself. It‘s a funny book, but also heart-warming. Thank you, Britt-Marie, for reminding readers that it‘s never too late to start again, to choose one‘s actions, and dare to jump! 5 ⭐️
Now I think I‘ll go have a pizza.
Colorful characters and an engaging storyline make this an enjoyable read. The development of the town reminded me a bit of Beartown, and the character of Britt-Marie was a little reminiscent of Ove, but for me, this one comes in a distant third behind Backman's two other books I've read.
I have to say something about this, being that tacos are my favorite food. This is an extremely inaccurate description of tacos... 🤨🤨🤨
#bookandcoffee before a weekend trip to Orlando for a graduation ceremony! 👩🏻🎓
Really liking this one so far- Britt-Marie and her quirks are funny but her backstory is sad, so there‘s a nice range of emotions here. I like how it ties in pieces of “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She‘s Sorry”.
“B” for Britt-Marie AND for Backman!
Who are we? Be in the moment. Centered, focused. The rest will come.