I got the Last Phone Booth from Amazon First Reads and then they sent me a credit for a second book. Woo hoo! Free reads for Winter Games!
I‘ve tried to read this book three times, and on the third I finally did finish. I should have accepted it just wasn‘t for me. I love the other books by Lively that I‘ve read, but this one just wouldn‘t stick in my head. Go figure this is the one that won her a Pulitzer.
I‘m catching up on my November reviews before December gets into full swing.
I read this book for work hoping it would have some tips for collaborating with teams in our office, but it was more about sales and partnering with other firms. So not a bad book, but not what I was looking for either. Highly recommend if sales or networking is part of your job.
Good morning (or afternoon depending on where you are) #GangstaWrappers
It‘s December 1 and the #WinterGames game makers have released the week 1 game. This is a fun one! Do as much or as little as you would like for 10 points per word.
I tested positive for Covid last night so my jam packed December weekend has turned into a low key isolation weekend. I don‘t feel too bad so far so 🤞I‘ll get a lot of reading done.
1) yes! Although not as many decorations this year.
2) I‘m in my candy cane era
3) Angels We Have Heard On High in church, Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses the rest of the time
A fun book about two young women biking through South America. They had a really easygoing relationship, and I enjoyed their sense of adventure.
How to review this book. It was extremely well written and informative, but so sobering. It looks at migration patterns mainly in the US of people after devastating natural disasters. I spent all month reading this because it was a tough topic.
Hi Team #GangstaWrappers
I‘m practicing for Winter Games meaning I‘m in my pjs in bed with my books before 7:30 PM 📚😴📚😴
Here is the word search list for this year‘s #WinterGames
Give yourself 10 points each time you read one of these words. Some people rack up a lot of points by searching for these words on their kindles or in google books after they‘ve read a book. No pressure though!
I‘m not big on selfies, but I enjoy this challenge every year. These are worth 10 points per item.
The google drive has more challenges if you‘re interested: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/mobile/folders/1-26swMkbuvxBAsd05ihAyiDGiCho9...
This is a fascinating book about the beginnings of the US Forest Service and our relationship with public lands. The scenes that describe the 1910 wildfire in Idaho are fast paced, and the background information about forestry is interesting.
I‘m working on updating my tracker for #192025
1920‘s- got a way to go
1930‘s- good shape
1940‘s-1970‘s- pretty grim
1980‘s-1990‘s- starting to fill in
2000-2023- all done except 2002
I‘ve just been filling these in as they fall so far, but next year I‘m going to work on this more deliberately.
This treasure was buried among the free books on my Kindle. It was a hard read, and really makes you think about the people who left home to find a better life that we celebrate on Thanksgiving and those that we refuse to help. This short book by Ousman Umar describes his journey from Ghana to Spain between the ages of about 13-17. We should all read this book.
Not the best cozy, but it‘s hard to find anything about Thanksgiving so for that I give it a pick.
This was a great book. I loved the descriptions of the lakes and the wildlife. I was constantly wondering if I could live off the land like Proenneke, and I added seeing, or at least hearing, a wolf in the wild to my bucket list. For now though I will settle for the roars of the mighty Daisy cat.
We have the opportunity to earn some early bird points! Also wanted to give you the link to the google drive where the team captains have been collecting BINGO boards and other fun stuff:
Remember, only do what‘s fun for you!
I‘m waiting for the weekend before I go full out #WinterGames chaotic in my posts, but wanted to share a few housekeeping things with you before then.
Here is the points scheme and the due dates. Additionally there will be weekly games.
Everything is optional. The main point is to have fun and encourage participation on Litsy. Let me know if you have any questions!
Tagging team #GangstaWrappers below. Welcome!
There will be an avalanche of information in the weeks to come, but for now start getting your TBRs together! Buddy reads will be Last Christmas in Paris or The Bear and the Nightingale (choose one or none- everything is optional.) Team movie will be National Lampoon Christmas Vacation.
My last soccer practice audiowalk until sometime in 2024. This book has kept me company all week. Two more hours to go.
I just really loved this series. It‘s an alternate reality where America has a royal family instead of elected officials. I was worried about how the series would end, but it was a satisfying conclusion. Great reading/listening for busy times.
I requested this from the library figuring I‘d get it in 6 months. I got it Tuesday instead. There‘s obviously a long line, so I want to listen right away. Twenty-eight hours though 😳
I‘m an alum of Hiram College along with James A Garfield so I‘ve read a few books about him over the years. However I‘ve never really read about him as a man as opposed to an assassinated president. I thought this book did a good job of looking at Garfield as a man and a martyr. (I got this book as part of Library Thing‘s Early Reviewers program.)
I first read this book when the Julie/Julia project blog was happening, and I was thrilled to read it again with my current #LMPBC group. Julia Child is someone I really wish I could have met.
@BookishBelle I‘ll get this in the mail by the end of the week. Just need to finish up writing my notes.
Hey Team #BOOkLovers ! We read so much 🤣 And look at the total points- over 4 million!!
If you‘re missing the chaos like I am I hope to see you in December for #WinterGames with @Clwojick and @StayCurious and/or #MidWinterSolace with our very own @AllDebooks along with @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit and @jenniferw88
I really enjoyed this. Thanks everyone!
I think I got this PCT hiking memoir free at one point, and picked it off my kindle a few days ago when I couldn‘t settle on anything else. I enjoyed it a lot, and thought Rick Rogers was funny although I wouldn‘t want to hike with him since he doesn‘t change his underwear.
A very frightening look at Greenland‘s history and future. I thought the second half about the climate change science was better than the first half about exploration.