Now this is a decluttering book I can take advice from!
Now this is a decluttering book I can take advice from!
I got my books back!! I‘m starting to work on my library - I‘ll have four more shelves delivered in November. 🤗 But first I have two questions:
1. How do you cull your books? I don‘t want to admit it, but it probably needs to be done.
2. How would you incorporate this cradle into your library? My Dad made me this one when I was little & I want to find a way to put it in my library.
Thankfully my step kids sleep late and today I don‘t even care (normally I‘m trying to wake them up by 9, it‘s almost 10.) Finished this one and had to grab a tissue. The dialogue was witty and the characters were memorable without being cliche. And the ending was great - it was what I was hoping for for the last 50 pages. I‘m glad this lived up to the hype.
After listening to the What Should I Read Next? podcast on my last flight, I decided I wasn‘t feeling the book I brought. So I stopped by the local indie inside the Minneapolis Airport and grabbed the book I was really feeling. Now I‘m going to kill the next hour with my book and some lunch while I wait for my flight home.
This is the face of a stepmom who is perfectly fine with her step kids thinking she‘s mean for making them read one book by the end of the summer. You would think I was torturing them!
@BayouGirl85 thank you for the book & recipes! I love Jane Austen & Austen adjacent books, so this is lovely. I just walked out to the garden and saw a whole bunch of strawberry blossoms, maybe later I‘ll have fresh strawberries for the galette. 😊🍓
Thank you for a fun, low stress #recipeswap @BennettBookworm !
As I‘m listening to Neil Gaiman introducing Odin from Norse mythology, I thought “this reminds me of American Gods.” Then it dawned on me - of course! They‘re both by Neil Gaiman. Duh 🤦🏼♀️
I have no kids or husband for another week. What should I read next…?
He‘s cute, but sometimes he makes it difficult to read.
This one took me a bit to finish - I feel it was a slow build. But by the end of the book I was rooting hard for these three formidable women & the pages were flying because I had to know what happened to these women. Then I read the author‘s note and was completely floored. I meant to finish this in Jan for #newyearwhodis, but better late than never! Thanks for putting this on my radar @sprainedbrain - it‘s not something I normally would pick up!
Apparently February was a struggle. I read zero physical books, but did listen to 5 audiobooks. And I realized I never posted my January wrap-up. Maybe I‘ll get my act together in March? #februarywrapup
The kids are back today so they got to open their #blitsy packages. Corrine loved all her goodies. She‘s excited the most for the tagged book (another one I may have to swipe.) We‘ve been doing a lot of puzzles recently & this one looks fun. She‘s going to have to hide the bunny because the puppy thought it was for him - she snatched it back from him pretty quick. Thanks @Chelleo for hosting - the kids had a lot of fun (and so did I!)
The kids are back, so they got to open their #blitsy packages. Caden thought everything was awesome & he‘s super excited about the tagged book. He also got his dad a Black Panther water bottle a couple years ago and was excited to have his own. We all agree the gummy bears are tasty (they rival the albanese ones.) (I plan on swiping the tagged book when he‘s not here 🤓)
@DebinHawaii you are awesome! I am ridiculously excited about the books, though the tagged book looks like it‘s just going to increase my TBR exponentially. I‘m tempted to frame & hang all the notecards on my library wall (though I fear there won‘t be room. I‘ve had tea from this brand before & it‘s delicious - tea strainers are always welcome. I told my hubby I must be an adult because I got excited about stamps. Love the bookmarks & washi tape.
Hitting the post office today to mail all these boxes of goodies (the one in the grocery store is open on Sunday.) expect these on your doorsteps soon @Gaylagal2 @Butterfinger @Chelleo
(Michelle, Caden did all the wrapping himself. All I can say is he‘s a 13 year old boy 🤷🏼♀️)
I only got one pick read off @sprainedbrain ‘s #newyearwhodis list, but it was a good one & fantastic on audio. I was nervous about reading Jemisin because I struggled with The Fifth Season. I felt this to be more approachable, but don‘t take that to mean simple. It was complex & fantastic, Jemisin is a master of her craft. I am eagerly awaiting the next book. There will be a next one, right?
Thank you @monalyisha for another great #nywd pairing!
I‘m home early. My husband won‘t be home for at least two hours. Which means I can listen to the last two hours of this book while doing a puzzle. I‘m so glad you picked this one for #nywd @sprainedbrain
I got fancy new headphones for Christmas & am discovering the joy of #audiopuzzling. Puzzle people, what do you do with your puzzles when you finish putting them together?
Another Saturday at my step daughter‘s swim meet. Doing some #weekendreading between heats (I‘m learning the lingo.) 🏊🏽♀️
Littens! How would I find the title of an obscure book? My husband is looking for a book he read a while back. He says it was about a female Russian sleeper agent & gave the impression there was a network of sleepers. He read it as a mass market paperback sometime between 2007-2013. He said he thinks the cover was read with raised gold letters. Any help on where to look or what it might be would be appreciated! (And here‘s Gus cause he‘s cute.)
@monalyisha they match! Though at this point it may be the champagne talking 😂
Thank you @monalyisha for all the fabulous goodies! My stepdaughter read the letter you sent as I opened up your gifts and then stole the picture of Moxie. I‘m going to trust you on the white chocolate because I feel the same about it. The soap smells delicious, but I haven‘t opened the body butter however I love juniper. And that bookmark is gorgeous! I‘m super excited about both of the books! Thank you! #bestof2021
Reginald the Carrier Pigeon finally delivered! (Really I‘m just super impatient.) Anyone read any of these? #mytbr