Bailing at 34%/3:26:01. As much as I dug the two other Abbi Waxman books I read, this is not for me. I'm really not a domestic/neighborhood angst kind of gal.
**** Wasn‘t ready for it to end.
The #24in48 has gone...NOT WELL. As in, this is the first time I‘ve been able to read this weekend and it‘s 9:30 on Sunday morning. But that‘s okay. While I‘m not going to end the weekend with a 24-hour timer, I will have ended it having gone to a local Cherry Festival, spent some time on the lake, and bought a new bed frame.
I don‘t actually read one star books because I usually just stop reading them. So of the ones I actually finished, Other People‘s Houses was a 2 star read for me. I went in with high expectations because I love this kind of book. But I just found the whole thing really cringey and poorly written.
Of my DNFs, Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero is the one I hated so much I could only get 50 pages in before tossing it.
You've probably read or at least heard of The Book Thief...but what about The Bookmark Thief?!? Well here she is in action! Hearty apparently wants me to lose my spot in my current read 😹
Totally enjoyable! This book wasn‘t groundbreaking, but I like stories that are small in scope sometimes. This one focused exclusively on a small group of families in one suburban neighborhood. The parents and kids are all involved in each other‘s business. It‘s about the effects of one person‘s choice on everyone. It was humorous at times with a good amount of character development. I found the characters believable and fun to get to know. Pick!
⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5/5 stars. This book was fine, not amazing, but fine. When Frances sees one of her neighbors cheating on her husband it shakes the neighborhood. While the story was OK, I loved Frances and seriously want to be friends with her.
I finished this in almost 1 sitting! Only because I had to leave work and couldn't continue until I got home. ? The main character's oldest daughter is 14 and a few of their moments were totally relatable. There were also some laugh out loud moments and the drama wasn't over the top, "that would never happen in real life" but drama that you could actually envision happening.
Taking a break from translating to share my simple review of this book.
It's as "white people problem" as it gets which annoys me a bit. However, it's really funny when it wants to and an easy read with interesting insights into parenting and long term relationships.
And just because...a #shelfie
I picked this one up after seeing a few reviews on here and really ended up enjoying listening to it. I could hear myself in the main character, Francis, and some of the things she says about kids and parenting made me laugh out loud. I don't normally like the whole desperate housewives type drama but this tells more along the lines of normal people drama and things that be happening behind closed doors in any neighbourhood. #77of2018 #audio
At first it seemed boring and too many characters but as soon as it jumped off it stayed good. My only issue was two things: 1. Constantly calling one character fat the entire book! She was a whole 30 lbs overweight 🙄. 2. Having a horrible brat of a teenager run her mouth with no repercussions the whole time 🤬. I recommend skimming the Frances parts. Still it was a lot of fun like desperate housewives kinda, without the murder and nonsense.
Seriously, is there anything better than beach reading?? 🏖 📚 ❤️
I have been so busy with end of the school year craziness that I have had almost no time for my beloved books 😢. So, my husband just offered to take my boys to the new Incredibles movie. I told them I was staying home. I now have a comfy chair, a cup of tea, my book and two whole hours. I have a ton of stuff to get done....but it can all wait!
Friday niiiiiggghhtt! Whooo!!! I now how to party: read while the Chinese food is on its way and then a movie with my son. But what book should I read? Help! I started the tagged book but I‘m not sure i feel it right now. (Also: this beer is insanely delicious. So peachy and not ultra sour.)
Quick, easy read. Very Desperate Housewives to me but good summer read. #litsybuddyread
I will be mailing this to the person who requests it. I have a number I‘m thinking of and that poster will get this sent out sometime this week, with some extras. If you want it.... post. And Go! ( I think you can post multiple times )
🌟🌟🌟🌟 what a delightful book! It won‘t win the Man Booker, however, it was entertaining as hell. I‘m afraid I‘m a little more Frances than I care to admit. #13inThree