Looking forward to reading while I enjoy some breakfast in the 🚂 dining room car.
New experiences! I‘m returning home from visiting my mom via train. So, I‘m reading in my roomette as the train takes me from Arkansas to Wisconsin.
I‘m torn. I‘m leaning toward A History of Wild Places. Any recs?
My mom recently moved into a new house & is in the process of unpacking; however, she made sure I had a reading nook ready for my visit. The light in this room is beautiful. ❤️
I‘m visiting my Mom for the holidays, so what a great time to start my ritual of visiting & visually capturing local, independent bookstores wherever I travel. WordsWorth is Little Rock‘s (Arkansas) largest & oldest independent bookstore. It is quaint and employed by people who love reading.
3.5 ⭐️This 📖 is about having the courage to let go of what no longer serves us & taking out a new lease (📚 specific pun) on life. Of the rom-com genre, it delights w/ its atmospheric plot & witty dialogue. Read it if you‘re looking for a cozy read w/ a side of laughter. I was delighted that the 📚 features hints of feminism: a sex-positive woman‘s book club & a differently abled 🏳️🌈 background character. 📄: 429 🛑: hint of emotional abuse
Took today off to head to the Upper Michigan woods for a Friendsgiving weekend at a cabin. Stopped at a local farm-to-table restaurant on the way for a blood orange mimosa & some reading. Happy weekend!
Thanks for the tag @SamanthaMarie
1. I don‘t even know what that means? What does that mean? 2. Bookmarks, a tea cup & saucer, or my leg warmers. I love bookmarks! 3. Tagged. I love the Detective Gamache series and Three Pines. @Lemons7 you want to play? #thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94
I live in an unincorporated tiny country town. Besides the beautiful countryside, like the river that runs behind my house, the best thing about living here is the library bookmobile that makes a stop across from my house every 2 weeks. If I‘m not home, the bookmobile librarians drop off the books I have on hold at my front door. This was today‘s haul. 1/2 of the holds became available at the same time. Decisions, decisions. 😬 🎉
4/5⭐️. This book is about the complexities of truth & identity, esp for people who must navigate a world that is not made for them or by them. Rather than be a surface-level “extra” plot line, I ❤️ that 🏳️🌈 rep is a main feature. I wish the effort to explore the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality was more prevalent, however. Overall, this is a winner of a choice for a weekend binge, a holiday break escape, or a snow day treat.
Our morning routine. Staring, tea, and a book. Can you spot Eeyore (aka Fred) in the background?
Happy Saturday morning! 🫖: French Breakfast with nut pod vegan creamer. 📖: tagged. 📕 mark: Anne of Green Gables from Etsy.
3 ⭐️ A quick read. I was gripped all the way until the end (even if I was 🙄 at some parts). Unfortunately, the ending fell flat for me. It felt too convenient. I also am tired of the woman-vs-woman-because-of-a-man trope. Far more interesting would be a plot where Verity and Lowen discover they do not need a romantic relationship to feel whole, become BFFs, move to NYC, and collaborate on a widely successful book. 🤷♀️
5 ⭐️. What a brave, daring, & striking book. This
book is the reason I ❤️ reading - 📚 that shape the ground I walk on in search and wonderment of all that is life. It‘s about reimagining a life as it was & as it could have been. It‘s about the power of a community of women who are punished for violating gendered expectations, yet use their individual strengths to collectively build a sisterhood of courage, intelligence, wisdom, & beauty. Wow.
Thanks for the tag @Nute . 1. I want to visit a local bookstore in each city. I don‘t have any specific in mind but I‘m open to recommendations. If you ever visit Milwaukee, WI, check out Boswells. If you ever visit Madison, WI, check out A Room of One‘s Own (feminist, 🏳️🌈 bookstore). 2. Sometimes. I typically just like to browse and let the book covers call to me. That‘s the best part. @Annie1215 @Alfrazier21 @sprainedbrain
2.5-3⭐️. If you enjoy classic ghost stories with dual timelines, you‘ll likely enjoy this 📖. This is the second 📕I have read from this author; this ending also felt too predictable & forced - as if the author wasn‘t sure how it was going to end while writing it. However, for a supernatural tale, this 📖 follows a familiar pattern so it‘s like to be a satisfying read if you‘re looking for a semi-suspenseful, atmospheric tale.
📚: This 📕 is about riding the waves of life‘s ups & downs, believing in the magic of forgiveness & ❤️. I recommend it for readers who need a comforting, quick read. Prepare yourself a bubble bath, grab a 🍷 or 🫖, & soak in the cozy. As with any K.H. 📚, to appreciate it fully, you must suspend logic for a bit & find solace in romance and magical realism. If you can do that, this made-for-Hallmark tale is likely to calm your soul. 3/5 ⭐️ 240 pgs
Whoa. This is a 📕 of historical fiction that‘ll stick to my bones & burrow itself into my brain. At the core of this 📕 is the question: Who do we become when the stories people tell about us overshadow how we see ourselves? It‘s about the authority given to people with unearned resources of power to tell the life stories of those who are marginalized because of circumstances beyond their control. 🙏 to @Alfrazier21 for gifting it to me.
@Alfrazier21 was right. This 📖 is so good. Tonight‘s 🫖: Republic of Tea‘s Chocolate Strawberry with local honey & almond milk sweet cream creamer. Decadent.
Whoa. I devoured it. With many references to Edgar Allen Poe‘s work, this book is intense, dark, and twisty. I ❤️ it so much I was about to go to the bookstore & get the sequel, but it isn‘t being released until March. Bah! 🛑: bullying, torture, (implied) mistreatment of animals, death of dog, implied racism (albeit not a focus of the book but present at times) @LibrarianRyan & @MaleficentBookDragon you both were right! This is a great 📕.
Happy #basicwitchswap! @Annie1215 I am thrilled about these books. I have wanted the three books for a long time! I am also super excited for the Moon Magic 📖. The gifts from Salem are special and creative. So cool. Thank you @sprainedbrain and @mklong for hosting! P.S. I love the vegan jerky! 🤤
@Alfrazier21 Holy, Moly! I feel so spoiled with this #HauntedHollowSwap. This was such a fun package to open. I kept finding goodies (like the tea in the cup!). I‘m so excited to read these books and nosh on all the treats. Thank you for your thoughtfulness of including vegan candy and the creative, festive box. Also, I‘m loving the “more boos please” drink coozie. Thanks for being a wonderful host @wanderinglynn
@LibrarianRyan Thank you for this #AllHallowsReadSwap package. I immediately started reading the tagged book and I anticipate I‘ll devour it. I absolutely love the book cozy with snaps! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for a wonderful swap.
@LibrarianRyan Thank you for this #AllHallowsRead package. I immediately started reading the tagged book and I anticipate I‘ll devour it. I absolutely love the book cozy with snaps! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for a wonderful swap.
3.5 ⭐️ This novel gives a glimpse into the story behind a story. It is about the 🪄 that 📕 give to our lives and the 🪄 that our lives inspire in 📕. Sometimes Callahan‘s writing is too precious for my taste; I want the dialogue & flow of the story to be more seamless. However, her books are injected w/ ❤️ morals that leave a sigh in hearts and a smile on 👄. If you are looking for a cozy cry with an ending that is wrapped in a 🎀, try this 📖.
1. Once Upon a Wardrobe; The Winter People; and The Lights at Sugarberry Cove 2. Starting tomorrow it is Fall Break at my work so I am reading! 3. My cat, Henry, yelled at me for food today and wanted to sit with me in my reading chair. He is on the mend! 🙏❤️😭 #wondrouswednesday @Eggs
After six hours in the emergency animal hospital with my cat on Saturday, Henry was diagnosed with either vestibular disease or having had a stroke. It‘s been a rough few days. He is still in recovery, but he at least will now rest beside me as I read. I‘m very grateful for small improvements every day and that he is still on this Earth with me. ❤️
My feelings about this book are complicated. It‘s a riveting read about the mystery surrounding two teenagers who go missing after a romantic night out. The book bounces back-n-forth bw their last days and after their disappearance. OTOH, I wasn‘t thrilled with how the 🏳️🌈 relationship in this book was represented. I won‘t say more in case you want to read the book. Overall, the 📕kept me engaged. CW: domestic violence, kidnapping
2.5-3⭐ Grab some 🍷 to go with this 🧀! If you like adult rom-coms & seasonal stories, you are likely to enjoy this read. It would be a 👍 choice if you need your next read to be light & fluffy. I almost bailed on this book several times bc Rhys grated on my nerves, but this is not my usual book genre so he may be perfectly palatable for others. 👍: There is a 🏳️🌈 character. Surface-level representation but representation nonetheless.
I‘ve been reading in my book nook. How long has he been staring at me like that? 😬😬😬
Does the dude in this book get any more likeable? Bleh.
(1)Woman recognizes her voice has volume during a “back in the day” setting.
(2) Independent lesbian who lives life on her own terms. (3) Sassy, nerdy introverts who make friends. (4) People who find their best friend in an animal. (5) Big city independent woman moves to small, magical town and gets involved somehow with a bookstore.
The Owens family learns that a life well-lived is a life well-loved thus ending the beloved series. Admittedly, the middle of the book dragged for me, but the ending made it all worth it. So, if this happens to you, channel your Energizer 🐰 & keep going. One of the things I love about the series is the feminist overtones, which this 📖 continues. This 📕 also includes a sapphic storyline! 🎉 - 🏳️🌈 women can also find love & be magical!
I have a seasonal cold that is kicking my butt today. Freddy knew I was feeling poorly. He insisted on being in my lap even though he does not like to climb up in my reading chair. Dogs are so intuitive and the best nurses. Also, thank goodness for healthy 🫖 piles & TBR shelves.
I enjoyed this 📖 up until the last 1/3 of the book. The 📚 is about a family with a dark secret that leads two sisters to see one another as monsters - a perception that will lead to tragic consequences for several generations. At the ❤️ of the story is the msg that familial secrets destroy lives. Spoiler in the comments. A positive about this 📕: the author is 🏳️🌈 so the mild representation of a sapphic attraction in the 📖 felt authentic.
It‘s chilly in Wisconsin so a Snuggie, a 📚, some 🍷, and hot 🫖 are necessary. I‘m a huge fan of The Golden Girls, so I was thrilled to find this mug recently. Happy weekend!