This quote really resonated with me. At every point in my life, I‘ve been able to find a book to see me through
Well this just happened! 10,000 Litfluence is pretty awesome 🎉
1. I used to love Balderdash. You have to make-up definitions for words and then guess which is the real definition.
2. 🏴 Scotland
3. Doing well! I beat my goal on Goodreads of 30 books
4. When Harry Potter first came out I thought they were kids books and I was too old to enjoy them. I couldn‘t have been more wrong! Of course I finally read and loved them
5. What is your favorite food to eat at Thanksgiving?
I‘m somewhere between a pick and a so-so on this one. I liked the writing, which was smart and funny. The story seemed a little cheesy for me though, even for a romance book. #romantsy
1. I think I have nice eyes. They‘re blue.
2. @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego is the coolest pen pal ever! She‘s so generous and always slips a bookmark or other treat in with her letters
3. I‘m going to try to go to bed early tonight.
📖 I thought it would be boring, but it‘s fantastic. Everyone should read it.
📖 I make it and the dogs unmake it
📖 Warm if possible
📖 8.5 US
📖👋🏻 Happy Friday Littens!
I love Harry Potter, so hearing this book billed as “for fans of Harry Potter” scared me right from the start.See if this sounds familiar: orphan who doesn‘t know much about their parents finds out they have magical powers and goes to a school for magical people where they have to save the day. The writing is so clunky and awkward, my favorite example: “Her heart thudded like an obese butterfly.” JK Rowling this is not, unfortunately.
At times heartbreaking, this story delves into so many themes: infertility, family drama, marriage drama, grief. All this is set in Nigeria, which is going through its own challenges with political instability. The title is quite as apt, as this story will definitely stay with me for a long time.
1. Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven, only because my mother-in-law gave it to me and she keeps asking me if I read it
2. The tagged book, very interesting
3. Killers of the Flower Moon and The Stand
I can totally understand how someone read this and thought “I have to make this story into a movie.” Henry Hill is larger than life, and his journey from a little boy helping out at a cab stand to becoming one of the top players in the Lucchese crime family is incredible to read about. He tells the story with such wit and cleverness that entire paragraphs of his words were used verbatim in the movie Goodfellas.
Fun enough, but a little cheesy—every page, we‘re reminded that British accents are sexy. Jennings and Violet hook up immediately, but they are keeping secrets from each other. From my perspective, the secrets were not really a big deal. Lots of very sexy writing keeps things interesting enough along the way, but I‘m not really excited about another book in this series. #romantsy
A very sweet story that reminds us that “real families come from choices we make about who we want to be bound to.” Three lonely people who appear to be very different on the surface manage to find each other and form a family. I loved how natural the relationship was between Maddy as a teenager and Arthur as an old man. There does not always have to be animosity between the young and the old.
I am so lucky to be your 999th follower! Each book is so thoughtfully chosen and I can‘t wait to start reading them! The best thing is though, I feel like I have a new book friend 😊
1. The book was even better than the movie (as usual)
2. Teleportation so I wouldn‘t have to waste time commuting stuck in traffic
3. Aquarius ♒️
4. I signed up for a makeover. I‘m sure it‘s just a ploy to sell me products I don‘t need
5. Sending love to all ❤️❤️ Happy Friday!
This book is like character of Bernadette,a bit of a mess. Part of it was the way the story was told through a mix of faxes, emails, and narration by a teenager who at times seems to know things that should be impossible for her to know. Bernadette‘s husband is a truly loathsome character, which I won‘t get into because spoilers. And then there‘s Bernadette, who seems to spend a good portion of the book hating on people and the city of Seattle.
I feel like the goal of a good true crime story, in my opinion, is to feel like you‘re following along with the investigators and peeking over their shoulder as they uncover the clues that lead them to the killer. I wanted to feel some suspense and tension. This story finally got there about 1/4 of the way from the end. In the meantime, it was bogged down with a lot of extraneous detail that just felt like filler.
I loved this book. The writing is gorgeous and the characters, especially Katey Kontent, are so multi-dimensional that they stay with you long after reading. Towles is a master at creating a sense of place, so Manhattan in the late 1930s became almost another character. It made me wish I could experience NYC like it was back then.
I love finding historical fiction novels that introduce me to a piece of actual history that I never knew about. I had never heard of the Night Witches. Nina was my favorite character and I loved the descriptions of her childhood on the taiga in Siberia followed by her exploits in the sky as a pilot and her hunt for The Huntress. Quinn even managed to sneak in a quick cameo from Eve Gardiner from “The Alice Network,” which was neat.
2. I had to think about this, it‘s been a while. Maybe A Star Is Born
3. So many great summer foods—corn on the cob, watermelon, lemonade
4. 9, all younger than me
1. I‘ve started organizing my home office. It‘s been a mess for so long it‘s become a project to get it back in order.
2. There are so many amazing places in Colorado. We just got back from Vail which was great but I love finding hidden gems that are off the beaten path and not many people know about.
3. Strawberry 🍓 shortcake
4. Not really because it means my vacation will be over and I‘ll have to go back to work
5. Will do!
Maybe Rainbow Rowell is better suited to write YA characters. Georgie McCool just strikes me as a little too scattered and immature to be a married mother of two. Her husband Neal is so closed-off and cold, I have a hard time seeing him as a loving father. And her friend Seth seems to have no other purpose than to make Neal jealous. I didn‘t end up really liking or relating to any of them.
1. The tagged book
2. “Georgie pulled into the driveway, swerving to miss a bike.”
3. Us by David Nicholls. I‘ve been waiting a really long time for holds to come through from my library and trying to catch up on books I own in the meantime. This one surprised me and I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would.
I downloaded this book for free from Amazon for International Book Day because the setting of the Cuban revolution interested me. I‘m not sure if it is the original writing or the translation, but the writing felt really flat to me. It also irritated me greatly that the narration switched from first person Carmela to first person Ignacio to third person. It was confusing and didn‘t add anything to the story.
Douglass tries everything he can think of to save his ailing marriage. When his wife tells him she‘s thinking of leaving him, he decides they should go through with the Grand Tour of Europe they had planned with their 17 year old son. Many memorable moments ensue, some funny and some bittersweet. I enjoyed this book, and I think anyone in a long term relationship could find a lot to relate to.
As a nurse, I had to suspend some of my disbelief regarding how these characters behaved in the hospital.I can tell you now, there‘s no way you can just run around and visit the NICU.Aside from that, I found the story quite touching. Compared to “The Fault in Our Stars,” which has some similarities, I felt like these teens were much more realistic in the way they talked and the decisions they made.The ending even made me tear up a little.
It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, but unfortunately that was not the case.It felt very fitting to finish this book on Memorial Day weekend.This book drew me in with a very creative setup by having a WW1 historical romance delivered by Greek gods.I also appreciated the author‘s notes at the end detailing her research. Although the main characters were fictional, she uses actual people from the time as some of the supporting characters.
I recognized Treavor Noah as the host of The Daily Show, but I didn‘t know anything else about him when I picked up this book. It was really illuminating for me to hear about his childhood growing up during apartheid in South Africa. At times, his story made me laugh out loud. In the end though, it was his amazing story of his relationship with his mother that made me love this book. I‘d recommend this book to anyone.
⭐️ Eating whatever I want 🍕🍦
⭐️ Paying bills 💰
⭐️ Summers off from school spending time with my grandparents
⭐️ Certified nursing assistant in a nursing home
⭐️ Everything in moderation. My grandma said this all the time and she‘s 91 years old, so it‘s worked for her
This book seems like a very fitting choice for today. May we all celebrate our moms who taught us how to think and question the world around us. #happymothersday
Maybe I‘m sensitive today, but I just can‘t do this anymore. After the gratuitous violence turned into killing animals, I‘ve had enough. I wanted to try something outside of my normal comfort zone, but this is not it.
This story is so crazy, it reads like fiction. It blew my mind how one by all accounts incredibly charismatic young woman was able to pull off a scam of this magnitude. What a fascinating story.
I knew it was going to be a good day when I woke up to a notification that my library hold for this finally came through. I‘ve been waiting since March 4th!
“It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Somehow I made it my whole life to this point without having read this book. I had no idea what I was missing! Eerily relevant to today‘s world, if anyone has not yet read this classic, you should!