It was a short read. It was a good read.
Saturday morning reading soundtrack #readingsoundtrack
"We don't have to be blood to be family."
I enjoyed this book. I listened to it on audio and really liked that with each new perspective, there was a different narrator.
Great YA book with a lot of heart. ? This is one of those I definitely recommend teachers of high school aged kids (or mature middle graders) have on their shelves.
This checks another off my journey through the states. #ReadingUSA2019 #Alaska @Librarybelle
“It's still there - my own heart, cobbled together and a little worse for wear - but it's definitely not all beat out.”
A short but sweet story told from the point of view of four children living in Alaska - Ruth, Dora, Alyse and Hank. The author has done a great job bringing all of the characters together and the ending was wonderfully poignant. The detail in such a short story was beautiful.
Pressing on with my September goal of only reading books I own. This one I bought from the library bookstore a few months ago for a cool buck fifty because I loved the cover and it's set in Alaska. So far I'm loving it.
I picked this one up on a whim from the library, but after finishing it, it seems more likely that this book picked me. Taking place in Alaska, this story is told from the perspectives of 4 characters whose lives intersect over the course of the plot. While sad and heavy at times, this is a quiet story of hope, family and courage. To me it felt like a cozy hug- just what I needed today 💜
Day 4: Independence
This is my kind of Independence Day.... watching the Macy‘s 4th of July Spectacular on television! Best seat in the house and no crowds- plus a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other!
Happy 4th, Littens and a big thank you to any military Littens for your service in protecting our wonderful country! 🇺🇸
This book had a lot of great elements, but it left me wanting in certain areas. I enjoyed the historical perspective, having very little knowledge of the politics in that area during that time.
Whyyyyyyyyyy do I do this to myself?!?! There is so much stress associated with a big ol‘ library stack like this 😱📚
From front to back! This is a wonderfully written novel. I normally don't read books like this one some would call it a feel good with a bit of drama but this novel was very relatable in many aspects. it wasn't rushed you were able to get to know each character. It gave me all the feels 🤗 makes you wonder if it's really a small world after all.
I enjoyed this story far more than I thought I would. Four different stories from different teens going through truly ruff times in Alaska and Canada in the 70s. A great story about the way things use to be and how much different things where handled. Quick read with very good narrator's although I would suggest the book instead if you have trouble with different pov because almost mixed up the girls a time or two.
Doing a Ready Player One reading challenge with my bookclub in anticipation of the movie coming out later this month. There are three categories in each gate complete with prizes and a golden egg for the first one to finish. So excited!!! Just finished reading The Smell of Other People‘s Houses and it was so heartwarming.
Happy Wednesday! #HumpDayPost
1. I have no pics of my roommate's dog, so here are a couple cute baby polar bears. #LetsMakeTricksySmile
3. No nuts, for sure.
4. I just started listening to The Smell of Other People's Houses, and it's about four teenagers growing up in Alaska—so far, so good.
5. Bowling. 🎳
I listened to this on #Libby while working. I feel like I probably would have liked it more if it were something I'd read in physical form. As it was, it jumped back and forth between POV and got kind of hard to keep track of. When I was able to keep up with who was who, I enjoyed it. It followed the lives of four teens and how they become inextricably entwined in one anothers' lives during the 60s and 70s. 3.5🌟
I listened to the audio version of this book and really enjoyed the full cast of narrators. I typically don't enjoy books with so many different perspectives and ones that lack a central climax, but this book surprised me! It takes place in 1970s Alaska, and tells the stories of local youth and their lives. Overall I found it to be a refreshing read. #historicalfiction #prettycovers #winterreads #audiobook
I wasn't expecting to make this my first book of the year, but once I started the audio book at work I couldn't turn it off. It was fascinating to see the way all of the characters developed, and how the stories of these teenagers in Alaska in the 1970s became interwoven. The audio book was brilliantly performed, and the book was a huge pick for me. What a great way to start of the new year. 💙
What an interesting read. 1960s Alaska was still dealing with what it meant to gain statehood, and this novel gives a look into the lives of some families that got tangled in that strife for various reasons. Historical fiction, still recent enough for the teens to be relatable, and a powerful reminder of the power of change.
This four protagonist, interlocking narratives novel is fantastic. It‘s exactly the kind of YA I like. It‘s set in 1969 Alaska, which adds another interesting layer. The story reveals a lot about family life, and the interactions between family and friends. It‘s not all romance like so much YA these days. 4.5⭐️ Definitely recommend!