Who knew I had so many purple books!! I‘ve read all of these books except The Jane Austen Book Club And have loved all of them!
My goal is to read the Jane Austen book club once I finished reading all of Jane Austen‘s books. I think I have at least 2 more to read.
#purple #purplebooks #purplestacks #springintoreading
A small pick from me. I enjoyed it, but the writing was a bit repetitive, I wanted more details about the world, and it felt a little too long, for me. In spite of that, I did really like the diversity and tolerance shown in the story, and I think a teen would enjoy this a lot!
#BookMail Pt2 I‘ve been eyeing this one for awhile, it‘s been all over Litsy, BookTube & Bookstagram. I love alternate histories, plus the cover is so pretty! I didn‘t realise it at first, but the author also wrote Exit,Pursued By Bear, which is in my #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom. Set in a world where the British Empire still holds sway, Victoria-Margaret is queen-in-training, with 1 year in Canada to be free before being genetically matched & married.
I spent all day at a work training (how am I supposed to plan summer reading in a #polarvortex???) so now I think I deserve to curl up with this hot chocolate and #ya book. I won‘t tell you how much Bailey‘s is in that mug, but suffice to say I was feeling generous.
It has been snowing all day again so hiding underneath my blanket with a cup of tea and a book sounds like a good plan.
The books that I ordered came! And in a non book related update- our agency scraped enough money together to operate until the 18th which means a full paycheck on the 25th at least. Thank goodness.
Isn‘t this a gorgeous cover? #CoverArt
I enjoyed this book and did both the audiobook and regular book reading. It was a different take on Victorian era manners and proceedings in an alternate reality. I preferred listening to the audiobook because the narrator was able to bring the Victorian era into the book for me. Enjoyed that the author was able to also include the LGBTQ community in the series which led to its believability in a more modernized way.
I really enjoyed this story, although I‘m still processing that ending... it was definitely different! I would recommend skipping the audiobook for this and going for s paper copy. The narrator wasn‘t terrible, but she did the most god awful annoying voices for all the children and elderly characters.
Went to listen to my audiobook last night and realized I must have fallen asleep while it was playing at some point... I had no idea what was going on! I was too tired to try and find my place in the paper copy then, so I‘m doing that this morning while I eat my oatmeal.
Stumbled across this at my library and grabbed it based on title and cover alone. Queen Victoria's descendant will get a genetically-based match but has one wild summer before committing. !! Obviously, I'm starting this right now.
Finished this just now. Overall, I enjoyed it. The narration was excellent and the story itself was fun, with an intriguing premise. I didn't think that the ending was the most plausible thing in the world and seemed to wrap things up a little too neatly for the characters.
This was an interesting premise. A alternate universe UK in which its power has never diminished leading to an incredibly diverse and open-minded world including a bi, POC heir to the throne. Also, there's not a war between science and religion, they actually harmonize. My only issue is that this ended up being more of a love-triangle romance than originally advertised and I was more interested in the alt-universe part. Still really good though!
In an alternate world where the Victorian period endured and expanded, genetic diversity is encouraged, and the heir to the throne is a POC, three people‘s lives become entwined over one unforgettable summer in Canada. For a traditional romance reader like me, this was a three star read because I wasn‘t satisfied with the ending even though I loved most of the story. Includes LGBTQ characters 😊
Finished this in front of the fireplace this morning, trying to warm up. I'm not gonna complain about our -5 degrees C, but.. Okay, maybe a little. 😨❄ Anyway, this one is slow as all get-out until around 55%-ish in, and then it picks up and becomes a neat little thing of friendship, love, families, gender and sexuality. All in all, not what I expected, but I adored it anyway. Also a surprise-book for my #Booked2018 - unconventional romance!
This book was okay, but I feel like it tried to do too much, too fast, and without adequate support from the rest of the story. I liked the premise, the setting, the little homages to Canadian/Ontario life, but the characters fell a bit flat and the end was too convenient. The minor exploration of colonialism, genetics, gender identity and sexuality was done at a disservice to each topic. Too much, too fast, not enough world building.
I was attracted to this because of the gorgeous cover, but the premise is pretty interesting too: in an alternate future where the British empire never fell, the crown princess has a last hurrah incognito in Toronto before she‘s scheduled to marry her genetically-perfect match. #BAM #TBRtemptation
Soooo... is there a plot to be found somewhere in this book? I'm some 30% in and thus far all that's happened is that a bunch of people have went some some debut ball. I don't want to bail on it because it's well executed and all, but if nothing is going to happen I'm not sure if I want to finish it... Ugh, decisions. 😑
My husband did a very good job this Christmas! All super pretty and on my list!
Test-driving my Christmas present. Been on the hunt for a good reading-tablet for the longest time and was gifted one of the better options, so I'm a happy little camper. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate, and happy holidays to those who don't ❤️🎄 🎅
Warm socks, coffee with Bailey's, a good book to read (please note the socks are stylishly colour coordinated to match the book.) Merry Christmas everyone!!
You know when you‘re reading a book and it‘s so good, you‘re like, “why did I wait so long to read this?!” That‘s how it felt when I started reading this book! It was sooo good and the story sucked me right in! An alternative history about the Victorian era set in Canada, in I think the slightly present day. This book was great! 🌟🌟🌟🌟
*BOOK MAIL* My husband asked me to get on Amazon, and order something that he'd picked out for one of our kids, so while I was on there, I added a little something to the cart for myself.....you know, for my troubles 💁
Also, THIS COVER!! The lighting in my house does NOT do it justice. It's gorgeous, front to back ✨
#books #bookmail #coverappreciation #ThatInevitableVictorianThing
First- I mailed my #secretsantagoespostal package! It should arrive Saturday somewhere south of me! 😉
Second- I‘m really enjoying this book! Interesting dynamic happening between the characters.
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So we had a blizzard here in NW Minnesota. The day started with pouring rain which turned into huge snowflakes. I took these pics around lunchtime. White out conditions by the time I went home at 5. Yay winter.
Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon wrap-up! I finished two books (That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston and Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger) and read bits of two others (Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado) for a total of 698 pages. No idea how many hours I read for but I had a lot of fun reading and seeing how everyone else was readathoning 😄📚 #readathon
Happy #readathon ! I'm really enjoying this alternate-history YA; it has a great and unique combination of futuristic and historical elements. And the cover is super pretty. Haven't finished any books so far as I set aside my first pick (Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill) after 80 pages since I wasn't in the right mood. Hope everyone is having a great bookish day!