I stayed up too late finishing this book last night but it was worth it! I loved this book from the very beginning. There were a couple twists that I didn‘t see coming. All I can say is WOW! It‘s up there in my favorite books.
I couldn‘t get out of bed until I finished this one today. I loved it! Easy to read and hard to put down. It‘s more than science fiction. It‘s about the meaning of life.
#SunmersEndReadathon Time: 42:53
I liked this book, although it didn't happen until 1/3 of the way in! I read some great Litsy reviews and added it and thought it'd be an instant love-at-first-page kind of thing. I was turned off the main character at first though. He goes through a lot of changes and becomes much more of a likeable guy after a while.
This is about time travel. It's also about life, love, and what makes us who we are.
4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is so different from anything I‘ve ever read. Halfway through I looked up and said, “this book is insane. I think I love it.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Time-travel, love, the meaning of life, and what could happen if just one minor thing has altered in a time line? I kind of enjoyed the parts where Tom/John discovers love and a functional family, but the rest simply throws us for too many loops. Time loops, navel-gazing, too many causalities and paradoxes, and self-reference loops. The idea would have made a great short story, but at 384 pages it is more like a bloated headache. ⭐️⭐️
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At first, I felt super conflicted about ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS. It was seriously fun--but it leaned into lots of gross tropes re: Unexceptional Dudes Who Make Good. Ugh.
As the book rolls along, though, it acknowledges and interrogates those tropes, allowing me to love the hell out of its time travel shenanigans, its family issues, and how it considers the ways we shape our worlds. The climax was a bit of a let-down, but it still gets 4.5 stars.
I just wasted a substantial portion of my life making the world's most boring soup. The recipe came from CUT THE SUGAR by Ella Leché, a "healthy food" cookbook that I now suspect is aimed at people who straight up hate flavour. The lack of spices should've clued me in.
I almost salvaged the broth by adding a bunch of Cajun seasoning. The vegetables, I fear, mostly just taste Boiled. Capitalization necessary. #audiocooking
My ginormous puzzle is coming together. Whee!
So's this book. Yesterday I found it cool but kinda gross. The part I listened to today actively interrogated that grossness, and now I'm straight up having a blast with it! Fingers crossed it ends well. #audiopuzzling
I made some #audiopuzzling progress, but it's still gonna be a long road ahead.
I'm a little torn on this book. On the one hand, it's really cool. On the other, the protagonist does Creepy Dude Stuff like falling in "love" with a superawesome woman he barely knows, who I'm pretty sure will be forced to surrender some of her superawesomeness in service to his story. Gross.
@AthenaWins recommended this to me forever ago and I finally got to it. A fun, quick listen and another book about grief and parents...is every book about parents or is that just a thing I keep picking up? I liked I lot of what Mastai was working with...how we become who we are, grief, shame, also there's time travel. Sidenote, we know about nostalgia but what would a comforting but ultimately false yearning toward the future be called?
So I have come to realize that I quite enjoy books about time travel. This explores what could happen if you change the past but it ends up being so much more than that. I know a lot of people found this book to be so-so, and some parts dragged on for far too inf, but overall I really did enjoy it. #audiobook #scribd #timetravel
Is traveling through time actually a good idea? If you already messed up the first time, would you do it again?
I liked the idea behind this book and there were moments when I was really into it, but I don't know, something was off.
Mainly I couldn't connect 100% with the main character and having the story told from his first person perspective didn't help.
🌟 🌟.5 for me.
I didn't like it. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever read, but the worst for this year. I liked the science (sort of) and I thought it had potential. But... the sexism irritated me to no end, I really disliked the main character, and I just wanted it to end.
Oh! Oh! Check this out! This sounds so good! An anthology about Toronto in 2033. You can read it online or buy the book! https://toronto2033.com
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For all my fellow audiobook lovers, my new @bookriot post is for you!
Listened to the audiobook and it was amazing. The author narrates and he is sheer perfection. This wildly inventive time travel story is equal parts brainy nerd-fest and total emotional drama. The book takes so many unexpected turns and I could not wait to see what was coming next. LOVED IT.
This is an interesting take on dystopian/speculative fiction where THIS world is the dystopia.
I truly enjoyed this book until the very end. I wound up skimming the last few chapters. Other nit-picky things, didn't like the MC, and the chapters were ridiculously short which made it all to easy to put the book down.
While I was reading it though, I truly enjoyed the story. The book did not resolveitself the way I hoped/expected it would.
#ReadingResolutions #day4 #CoverLove Publishers have really upped their cover design recently.They‘ve not only made the dustjackets gorgeous with colors,texture & intricate art,there‘s also stained edges & surprises under the jacket on the naked book.It‘s so hard to pick a favorite! The Library At Mount Char(bottom middle)is my usual top runner but Foxlowe(bottom left)is very close, plus the holo on The Wicked Deep(top middle)is amazing too.
I‘m back! Been MIA because I‘ve been very sick with the flu (ironically I‘ve just had the flu shot) and then last night was my baby @Ciara_Rosey 21st birthday party. Being a non drinker at a party is an experience😋Anyway, this #BookMail came Friday, I was told that if I liked Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, this book does the same subject even better. Plus, I absolutely love the cover!
Yeah. I‘ve fallen off the bookban wagon big time! Including another addition to my Bloomsbury Modern Classics collection, a Shirley Jackson I‘ve been after for awhile & 3 others that have been on my tbr for a long time. #booksaremyaddiction #betterthansex #wellitdependsonthepartner
I'm a sucker for time travel books. This one got off to a fantastic start, but really went downhill at the end. The end got really convoluted, and had too many moments of "and suddenly I understood everything about [some character he didn't like]" where the reader didn't understand at all.
No idea where to start with this mess. The narrator's "charming" underdog-esque insistence that he's dumb and not a good writer doesn't work because it's actually bad writing and he never becomes all that likeable. The pacing is a mess and while there's an attempt at some sort of sentimental grand finale it just doesn't pan out. What is this book even about? I thought of bailing many times and now I kind of wish I had.
2. Q-Bert (back in the day)
3. Def Leppard, Journey, Whitesnake, Huey Lewis & The News
4. Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Breakfast Club
I think this is a “your mileage may vary” read. Some people will love it and others won‘t. I felt Mastai had a few loose ends. But I liked the story a lot. I also felt that the heart of the story was a son trying to relate to his father (and to a lesser degree his mother.)
#book1 complete in today's #readathon. I promise this isn't a spoiler- it's on page 8! But it is the basis of the science in this time-travel adventure. This book is more #timetravellerswife than #darkmatter. And in tone, it's more like #thecometseekers So well worth a read! (Also, I hope the language doesn't bother you, but best avoid this book if it does) 🙂
Okay, I'm hooked! It's been too long since my last Litsy #readathon and this looks like the book to get me involved 😁 Happy reading all...
Book club book! Our main narrator Tom lives in a perfect futuristic version of our 2016(think flying cars) but due to a time travel accident ends up in our boring 2016. Definitely more character focused like the Time Traveler‘s Wife than action driven like Dark Matter but I really enjoyed this hilarious ride.
Finishing up a quick reread of this book for book club tonight! I kind of love the new cover!