“I lost myself trying to find happiness in things that didn‘t love me back.” Page 76
Loved this book!!!
I got my Goodreads goal for the year ?, so now I'm just trying to finish out the PopSugar goals. Picked this solely for the title and wasn't thrilled (NAF of romances)...until one of the characters has books relevant to her life just appear when she needs them, stalking her. Then I was sold.
PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a book with "pop," "sugar," or "challenge" in the title
This book was absolutely enchanting. I loved all the characters, but especially Josey. I really liked the magical quality infused into this book that was so subtle and the themes of sisterhood and learning to love yourself and stand on your own. I also did not see the ending coming. Recommend for sure 👍👍
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book with pop, sugar, or challenge in the title
As usual, this book was whimsical and fun! Magical realism dealing all about the relationships between people. Josey was not my favorite character she has ever written, but Della Lee and Chloe made up for it. Josey is stuck under her mother's every whim trying to make up for being a difficult child instead of living her own life. Until Della Lee crawls in her window one night and works hard to change her worldview! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The smell of peppery warm cheese and thick, yeasty grilled bread was beginning to fill the air. She would give the sandwich to Della Lee when she got home, and while Della Lee ate the sandwich Josey would eat oatmeal pies and candy corn and packets of salty pumpkin seeds from her closet.”
#ColorMePretty | 26: #OrangeAndYellow
Doesn‘t have the same magical flow that many of Allen‘s other novels do. I wasn‘t very invested in Josey. Allen‘s choice to have a character forgive her boyfriend for cheating was fairly infuriating. And did we ever figure out why Josey was such a shitty kid? Probably won‘t read this one again...
Oh my goodness gracious I loved this book! Sweet, charming and completely adorable, with a sprinkling of magic. This would have been a great cozy winter read, but made for a wonderful summertime book as well.
I received this book in a swap a few years ago and I am sad I didn't get to it sooner.
#pop19 A book with sugar in the title
I went to the library for the first time this year.
This magical book is one of my favorites. Josey, one of the main characters, has a serious sweet tooth, but she has to hide it from her overbearing mother. Throughout the course of the novel she learns to stand up for herself, and finds a pretty sweet life waiting for her when she does. Filled with just a pinch of the fantastic (like books that appear just when you need them, which sounds lovely to me) and romance too. #candyland #SeasonsReadings
11 books read this month, bringing me to 152 so far this year. I read The Sugar Queen every Fall! It makes it easier to let the warmer weather go. Nothing like reading about how much Josie loves those first cold snaps to make Fall and impending Winter more bearable! It‘s my #BestOfNovember But it always is! So, out of the new-to-me reads, Etched In Bone, was my favorite! Anne Bishop never disappoints! Happy reading, Littens!
It's cold, rainy and windy. That's why I'm happy to be inside with a cup of tea, a fire and a book 😊
"...sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."
So lovely!! @GypsyKat
Three words: Whimsical. Quirky. Magical. I really enjoyed this book. Magical realism is so fascinating to me. Josey was an endearing and lovely MC and you wanted her to find happiness. Chloe was a lost and interesting girl that you wanted to hug. Della Lee was a hilarious and made you laugh a lot. Definitely recommend.
I don't know much about this book except it has magic, Southern Belles that are terrible at being Southern Belles and lots of sweets! Plan to delve into this one this weekend!
"Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."
TBR pile for April/May. It just keeps growing!
Today‘s prompt was #BooksAboutBooks Most of my books about books are currently in storage, but I do have these lovelies available!
The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
The Norton Book of Classical Literature
Obviously, I needed something sweet to go with these great books. Since the last few days have been so warm, I was in need of some mochi ice cream!😋
Yay!! Im so excited, and spoiled! So many cool things! I‘m excited to read all of these, the tagged book sounds really interesting! @JoRead Thank you so much, I love it all! #EasterBasketBookSwap
Thanks @JoeStalksBeck for hosting!
I literally couldn‘t hold #Luna back from the excitement long enough to take a pic without her photo bombing 😹 I think she ate a piece of grass, not sure how worried I should be 😳 #catsoflitsy
1. Chloe of The Sugar Queen, books she “needs” just appear, she is sweet with good friends and I‘d like to make a living making cheese and tomato sandwiches...seems pretty uncomplicated all around.
2. Good Will Hunting
3. Thoughts of my best grandma or childhood memories in general.
4. This is a day late, so anyone who would like to play...tag, you‘re it!
1. A stuffed dog with a radio in his belly, sounds creepy now but it was awesome! 🎶
2. Sugar queen has gone to many people, I just gave Pachinko to my brother-in-law and he dug it a lot.
3. Dark side...46, I have to say my 40's have been the best so far🙌🏻
4. I live 9 miles from the hospital I was born in, had my girls there, but hope to move somewhere warm when I retire. 🤞🏼
Happy Birthday @jesshowbooks 🎂🎉 #friyayintro