Cooking Cauliflower Korma with Lentil Spiced rice and some Basa on the side for whoever wants to add fish to their dish, whilst listening to dear Eleanor Oliphant on my wireless headphones. The best way to get a job done!
I thought this was going to be an easy read but finding it a little challenging to hang on to her atm. It could be I'm a little distracted by some issues at home and work.
I'm only 13 pages in, so I'm looking forward to hopefully feeling more invested soon.
I lead an “Other Voices” book club at the church I serve where we look at books by women, authors of color, LGBTQIA+ authors, translated books, and books about immigrants and refugees. This year the focus is on women authors and this was the pick. This is my second read through and I still enjoy it, but found more hints to the conclusion in this read through. She is a tough character to like in the beginning, but stick with it and you will love it
Day 6: Best audiobook to listen to on a road trip.
The book is funny, heart wrenching, heart breaking and a show of true friendship and love. 💜 I love the fact that there is a true representation of depression and anxiety and how it looks to people on the outside and how the people suffering are treated.
Highly recommend NOT listening to this book with children in the car. 👶There are some very serious adult themes throughout.
I'm gonna put this book down for now. It wasn't for me. Maybe I'll give it a chance in a couple of months.
Where do I start? I absolutely adored this book. I laughed, I cried and I nearly pumped my fist in the air at times. What a fantastic story! Eleanor is a truly amazing character, I feel like I'm gushing abit here 😂 Will be lucky to read a better book this year and its only 4th January ❤
Thank you so much for this book @wanderinglynn
#mmdchallenge a debut novel #booked2020 finish in a day
When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure if I would like it, however, by the end i was wondering what took me so long to wait to read it. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an unexpected uplifting story.
@Mitch Oh, this is just so lovely! This tote bag!!! My husband and I had this joke when we were moving from NJ and I was packing. He would ask me how I was doing and I would always laugh and say “everything‘s fine”. It was my mantra while I was sort of freaking out. And now you know what? I am completely fine. 😘 You are so sweet, my friend. Thank you ❤️
The cat is on the back of the bag...Hilly!
A heartwarming read that made me both laugh out loud and cry my eyes out. It deals with so many difficult issues and starts an important conversation about the aftermath of trauma, loss, loneliness and most importantly accepting everyone despite our differences. It is a story of survival with a little bit of humour and an outstanding character that you can't help but love. 5☆ and 100% recommend it. One of my 2019 favourites!
Gifts from one‘s booknerdy wishlist given by librarian sisters-in-law who actually understand the significance of the items on the wishlist are the best gifts. 🥰📚🎁
Audiobook with some triggers for sure. She's a troubled person with a skewed view on life due to a terrible upbringing. She's quirky, depressed and messed up but the co-character helps balance out the story. I do feel it ended a little abruptly but overall, it was a good story.
I put this book down a long time ago at it‘s darkest point. I picked it up last night and finished it today I absolutely loved it. I wish I could have finished it in one go but it doesn‘t matter. I loved Eleanor.
After having my dog for a year I finally got to read while she snuggled. 🥰🥰
This was not at all what I expected it to be. I thought it would be a light, cute and funny story, and while it certainly has a lot of funny parts, it is far from being light. In fact, it is very dramatic, sometimes even too dramatic for my taste. Eleanor is a hilarious character but also a very unreliable narrator and pretty annoying sometimes. I loved her character development though.
I finished Eleanor today, #audiosouping & #audioblogging & ended up really enjoying it. It made me smile & tear up & some of the lessons Eleanor learned about friendship, kindness, not judging others...are lessons the world needs more of. The narration (by Cathleen McCarron) was excellent. Today‘s soup is another Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredient: Quick & Easy recipe (basmati rice, scallions, curry paste, coconut milk, shrimp). Finished soup pics later.🍲
I know I‘ve missed some great books but again I‘ve just gone on instinct and narrowed it down to these. Absolutely brilliant all of them. #top10ofthedecade
Another Sunday of #audiosouping along to Eleanor. I‘m at about 60% & she has definitely grown on me. This is Jamie Oliver‘s Pappa Al Pomodoro Soup. Tomato-bread soup is never the prettiest soup in the pot or bowl but it is smelling delicious & it‘s quick & easy—something I needed this weekend. Finished soup pics coming later. 🍅🍞🍲❤️📚
What a raw, emotional story. Eleanor Oliphant is hard to relate to, yet you can't help but love her. She's bold and funny, and her emotional scars and flaws cause you to become quickly invested in her. Such a unique story of the human experience.
#Audiosouping along to Eleanor slowly but surely. Today‘s soup is my take on an North Carolina Fish Stew (sans bacon & sausage) to use a book-inspired seasoning blend for an event I am taking part in. There‘s still fish & eggs to be added but it smells delicious so far. Finished soup pic coming later.🍲
@mngraham OMG I‘m actually crying. Your #litsylove #winterswap package is so amazing I can‘t even believe it. Thank you for the flowers as well, what a sweet thing to do. (I‘m late with the opening because we had two unexpected deaths in my partner‘s family yesterday morning. The day really spun away from me in terms what I could control.) Thank you so, so much. ❤️
Slightly under the weather & finally getting a little downtime this weekend so I‘m fitting in some #audiosouping
I may be the last person to read\listen to Eleanor & I am only about 20% in & still waiting for the Eleanor love to kick in.😉Today‘s bowl for #soupersundays is a vegetarian chili with some fun toppings. Finished chili pics coming later today. 🍲🥄
At the beginning, I didn't really get this book. After a while, though, I began to like it better. Eleanor is a 30 y/o socially inept woman with quite a few issues, who befriends a coworker and during their leave from work come across a gentleman needing help,who then helps to change her life.With the help of her new friends, Eleanor is able to examine her troubled past & begin to navigate life successfully.Eleanor Oliphant will be completely fine
Eleanor Oliphant is the oddest of odd ducks. She has a way with words. In fact, it‘s not hyperbole to say she‘s a magnificent and prodigious over-describer. The story Honeyman creates is simple enough. Eleanor is essentially a damaged person, who begins to heal during the book‘s narrative. Not my favorite book this year, but she did grow on me.
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It‘s been a long strange fall; was feeling wrecked due to work, finance, illness issues; then a death in the family. I‘ve been away, but got piles of books to make the dark stuff go away!
Day 17 of #GratefulReads is #ThoughtYouWouldLikeButDidnt and I have to go with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I know a lot of people liked it but I really didn‘t. #unpopularopinion @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
I absolutely loved this book. I loved Eleanor‘s journey to hopefully becoming completely fine. It‘s interesting I read this book as I am struggling with loneliness and depression and anxiety as well. I thank Ms. Honeyman for tackling mental illness in a novel. 5⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #fiction #bookclub #bookstagram