Reading Envy Podcast Episode 144: For the Fans!
Thomas, who many know from his former stint on The Readers podcast, joins Jenny in the pub to chat books. The number of books both of us have read makes the discussion deep and well-considered, although Jenny never admits to reading the postman-haiku book. Jenny also shares a little about her experience on the ALA Over the Rainbow Booklist Committee.
This was somehow the perfect book to read while my Mom stayed with me a few days because Ruth, at 40, is reflecting on her journey away from home and a strange parental situation. (I am also 40.) How responsible are we for our parents? How invested are our parents in our success, or are they more self-motivated than that?
The book has found its way back to home and I‘m glad that you liked the story. I just briefly flipped true notes, but for more accurate reading, I‘ll take the time over the weekend #lmpbc
@ephemeralwaltz My pick for round 002 was sent yesterday, so the book should arrived in time😘
I'm so sorry for posting so much about this book but THAT COVER. And it fits perfectly with today's #ReadingResolutions's prompt, #flowers. I love flowery covers. Looking forward to seeing everyone's posts today!
That's a wrap on round 1! Will be sending this back to you soon @Simona - it was a pleasure to read all your notes @julesG and @ju.ca.no. I thought this was a very entertaining read. Thank you again for your beautiful bookmarks!📚
And thank you again @suvata for organizing - this was so much fun!🎉
I found a (mostly disappointing) used bookstore in town today. I, of course, bought the only Brookner. Lucy, of course, found some books, too.
2. A younger brother!
3. No, not yet (thankfully!)
4. Finishing Atonement and just started A Start in Life by Anita Brookner!
5. I could never have just one..
6. 😂 & 😍
8. I have no interest in learning how to drive, atm.
10. Gimme all the coffee *inhales all the coffee*
11. Finishing college, the tagged book pretty much describes me at the moment!
12. @ju.ca.no @kamoorephoto
Sports for my Boyfriend means reading time for me! We‘re having a Spa weekend starting tomorrow morning, and even though I actually have no time for it, I am so much looking foward to two days (and tonight) of not thinking about the million things I have to do for next week... very much needed! 😍
This week I had almost no reading time (and next week won‘t be any better😭) but I‘ve started this book for #LMPBC and will try to finish it until next week so I can mail it out in time! Hopefully this one will arrive for a change 🙄 @ephemeralwaltz @Simona @julesG
Extravaganza on sunny Sunday morning: breakfast in bed and a new book for #LMPBC 😁
Most novels about someone's early years are kind of like #thefinalcountdown for the character before Real Life begins. Part of the pleasure of reading these novels is seeing the character realise what all adults eventually come to know: there's no one big start; there are multiple starts. This is the only Brookner I've read & it has the best opening: "Dr Weiss, at forty, knew her life had been ruined by literature." #Rocktober @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen
"Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature." In truth, it looks like her parents are the real culprits; either way, Ruth Weiss is being suffocated by the role she has been assigned. Literature weaves pleasingly through this piercing and understated character study.